• 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


  • 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,


  • 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  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.



  • Will Adams

    Tuesday, 21 February 2017

    Will Edward Adams, 70, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Centennial Medical Center.  A native of Memphis, he lived in Morrison with his wife, Barbara J. Chism Adams.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, James Richard Adams of Memphis and Christopher Lee Adams of Lafayette; 3 grandchildren, Nicole, Brian & Kyle Adams; Siblings, Gene Adams of KY and Judy Adams of Bradyville.
    Mr. Adams was preceded in death by his parents, Charles & Cora Ross Adams.  He was retired from the United States Military after 28 years of service where he served in the Marines.  After retirement, he worked for 14 years for the Department of Defense. 
    Per Mr. Adams request, he will be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.
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  • Tammye Estes

    Sunday, 19 February 2017

    Tammye Saylors Estes age 47 of the Pea Ridge Community of Liberty, passed away Thursday night at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.  She was born August 16, 1969 to her parents, the late William Avon Saylors and Willene Shehane Saylors.  In addition to her parents, Tammye was preceded in death by 1 son, Jerry Lee Estes; 2 brothers, Thomas and Sonny Atnip; 1 sister, Judy Eastes.  She was a medical clerk and a Baptist.  Survivors include her husband, Jerry "Frog" Estes of Liberty; grandchildren, Austin Lee Estes, Destiny Murphy, Monie Murphy and Allison Nash; Siblings, Suzie Paulette (Bobby) Parker of Woodbury, Michael (Frances) Saylors of Smithville; Margie (Gary) Williams of Alexandria, Betty George of Smithville, Linda Fite of Dowelltown, Gail (Marlon) Bain of McMinnville, Roy Douglas Atnip of Smithville; 2 Aunts, Frances (Harlon) Bates and Jessie Bell Johnson both of Smithville; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.  Funeral services will be conducted 3PM Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Donnie Kelly and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Mt. Aarat Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be on Monday 12 Noon until 8M and Tuesday 11:AM until the time of the service at 3PM.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in c

  • Joe Barrett

    Sunday, 19 February 2017

    Name      Joe H. Barrett                                               Age: 79  
    Date Died: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 @ 8:15 AM           Where: NHC in McMinnville
    Birthplace: Cannon Co., TN.

    SurvivorsWife of 59 years,  Billie Cummings Barrett of Woodbury

    Daughter and Son-in-law:  Rhonda and Adam Clark of Woodbury

    3 Grandchildren:  Shalynn Clark and Jacob Clark both of Woodbury and Deanna Pemberton of Lebanon

    1 Great Grandchild:    Keely Pemberton of Lebanon

    2 Brothers:  Dee Barrett and Bobby Barrett both of Woodbury

    2 Sisters:  Shirley Moody of Murfreesboro and Mary Effler of KY


    Mr. Barrett was preceded in death by his parents, Leburn and Louise Gill Barrett; his daughter,

    Jolene Pemberton and 3 brothers:  Jimmy, Pearson and Donnie Barrett.


    Joe was a member of the Sunny Hills Baptist Church and a truck driver, hauling cars. 

    He was a hard worker and always had a project going on. 

    Services:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home    When:  2:00 pm, Thurs.., February 23, 2017
    Interment:  Prater Cemetery
    Minister:  Bro. John Jones and Bro. Marvin Davenport
    Visitation: 3:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

  • Della Cooper

    Friday, 17 February 2017

    Della Fernese Harrell Cooper, 83, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 at Manchester Health Care.  A native of Coffee Co., Mrs. Cooper was preceded in death was preceded in death by her parents, T.C. Harrell and Annie Pearl Brown Harrell and her husband, Calvin Cooper. 

    She is survived by her daughter, Diana Mitchell of Manchester, TN., 2 Grandchildren, Heather (Marvin) Turner of Morrison and George “Punkin” Cole, III of Manchester; 4 Great Grandchildren,  Kevin, Nick & Dalton Turner and Hope Cook; Sister,

    Lorene Rackley of McMinnville and Brother, John Harrell of Manchester.


    Della loved to play bingo and go to the beauty shop on Friday’s. 

    Funeral services will be 2 pm Saturday, February 18, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in the Ivy Bluff Cemetery, Cannon Co.  Visitation with the family will be Friday, February 17, 2017 from 4 to 8 pm. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for the family please visit

  • W.T. McBroom

    Sunday, 12 February 2017

    Mrs. W T McBroom born March, 26, 1916, to Frances Ella Mullican Hendrixson (1890-1987) and John A. Hendrixson (1887-1973)     They had four children Paul, W T, Jim, and John A.,Jr.
           W T was preceded in death by her Mother and Father; her husband, Ray Dave McBroom; her daughter, Frances Ray McBroom Stone; a brother Paul; a brother John A Jr. and his wife Elizabeth Woods Hendrixson; a sister, Jim Abernathy, and her husband Robert Abernathy; a brother-in-law Sam McBroom and his wife Sally. 
           W T is survived by son-in-law, Colonel James E.(Jim) Stone; Grandson, James E.(Butch) Stone, Jr. (Greta Parsley).  Great Grand Children, James Tyler Stone, Sean Stone, Tabitha Stone, Jacob Stone, and Will Stone; Several nieces and nephews, Paul (Sandy) Abernathy, Janie (Butch) Campbell, Johnny (Pat) Hendrixson , David Hendrixson, and Sally McBroom (Jim) Bryant.
           Growing up in Cannon County, the Hendrixsons lived on a farm near Sugar Tree Knob and later on moved to a farm on Hills Creek.  Next, they moved to the Dement Farm in Woodbury (later known as the Frank Adams Farm).  After that they moved to a farm on the other side of Monteagle, Tn.  Then they moved to Hillsboro, Tn., and finally to a farm in Manchester, Tn.  Tennessee Walking Horses were a very important part of her father’s farm operation.  He owned and trained many prized colts and horses.  He had one, Lilly White, that won the National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tennessee.  He also had one that won the two year filly class in 1947.  Mr. John A. owned Midnight Sun (when his name was Joe Lewis Black) and he sold him to Harlingsdale Farms.  They changed his name to Midnight Sun, and he won the Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Championship two years straight.  Mr. John A. raised and sold Palomino Horses.  Roy Rogers was interested in Palomino Horses (he had Trigger who was famous in the movies) Roy visited Mr. John A. to see his Palomino Horses.
           When R.D. and W T were married, they lived in McMinnville, Tennessee, where R.D. and his father Tip McBroom, and a brother Sam, owned and operated McBroom Truck and Freight Lines. Several local men who worked with the McBroom Truck Lines were Bill Smith, Ike Bryson, and Bill Wood.   Bill Smith always told stories about the good times they had at the McBroom Truck Lines.  In 1947 they sold the Truck Company and moved to Woodbury where R.D. operated a Dairy Farm.  W T bought Hawkins Flower Shop (now Woodbury Flowers) and operated it for several years.  R.D. never lost interest in trucks.  He later sold his dairy cattle and purchased a big blue truck, called the Blue Bird, and once again was on the road, trucking.  Doing what he loved.  
            R.D. and W T had one daughter, Frances Ray, who married James E. (Jim) Stone.  After a 30 year career in the U. S. Army they moved back to Woodbury and built their home on the McBroom-Stone Farm, across from where R.D. and W T lived in the old ancestral McBroom House, which was owned by R.D.’s  Grand Father and Grand Mother, Robert Bogardus and Etta McBroom.
              Jim and Frances had one son, James E. (Butch) who married Greta Parsley.  They have five children, Tyler, Sean, Tabitha, Jacob, and Will.
             W T was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 from 1-3pm, Monday, Feb. 13, from 6-8pm, Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 12-2pm.  Funeral services will immediately follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Herb Alsup will officiate.  Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the Woodbury Church of Christ or Woodbury Day School.  Share memories and condolences with the family at  Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337