Obituaries

  • Leopal Ennis

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014

     

    Leopal Verner Ennis, age 85, passed away Tueday, October 21, 2014 at Heritage Medical Center.  She was a native of Cannon County.

    She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Farrell of Tullahoma and Judy Dyer of Smyrna; Grandchildren, Kristopher Farrell, Kristian Short, B.J. Smith, and Matt Taylor; 8 Great Grandchildren, Olivia & Julia Farrell, Chloe Short, Madie, Peyton, & Miley Smith, and Kaitlin & Samantha Taylor; Brother, Larry Jones of Shelbyville, TN.

     

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie Bell Jones & Howard Watson; Husbands, James Verner and Bill Ennis; and Son, Joseph Thomas Verner.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting.

     

    Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery at 3:00 PM. Visitation with the family will be from 3:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home.

     

     

  • Toy Taylor

    Monday, 20 October 2014

    Toy Ray Taylor, age 82, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at Dekalb Community Hospital E/R.  He was a native of Dekalb County.

    He is survived by The Love of His Life, Mary Hughes of Smithville; Daughter, Amy Rae (Chris) Byrd of Murfreesboro; Granddaughter, Emma Rae Byrd of Murfreesboro; Brother, George Brent (Gail) Taylor of Smithville; and Sister, Norma Malone of Indiana.  He was preceded in death by his parents, U.B. & Cora Hendrixson Taylor; and Sisters, Nellie Darse Waggoner and Sadie Tallent.  He was a retired carpenter.

     

    Graveside Services will be at Odom Cemetery at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, October 21, 2014 with Bro. Hunter Hay officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 9:00 to 12:30 Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home.

     

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.ne

  • Elsie Bryson

    Saturday, 18 October 2014

    Elsie Dutton Bryson, age 88, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Woodbury Health Care.  She was a native of Dekalb Co., TN.

    She is survived by her daughters, Brenda (Bobby) Francis and Debbie (Van) Cheatham of Auburntown; Sister, Betty Kent of Portland, TN; 5 Grandchildren, Greg Francis, John (Kim) Francis, Jason Francis, Ethan Bryson, and Sara Beth (Martin) Sandes; 5 Great Grandchildren, Jonathan (Amanda) Francis, Jennifer Francis, Callie Francis, Lucas & Camila Sandes; 4 Great Great Grandchildren, Brooklyn, London, Allison, & Waylon Francis. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest & Julie Norton Dutton; Son, Timothy Howard Bryson; Siblings, Solon, Walter, & Floyd Dutton, Lura Fey, Altie Milligan, and Wilma Cason.  She was a member of Sycamore Baptist Church and was a retired seamstress at the Auburntown Shirt Factory. 

    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Monday, October 20, 2014 with Bro. Rick Lee officiating.  Interment will follow at Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 3 to 9 Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home.

     

  • James Thomas

    Saturday, 18 October 2014

    James Albert Thomas, age 61, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at his home.  He was a native of Cannon Co., TN. 

    He is survived by his siblings, Louise & Leo Haley of Woodbury and Lucille & Don Markum of Bradyville.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert & Janie Mooneyham Thomas; Grandparents, J.B. & Bertha Wallace Thomas and Jess & Maude Moody Mooneyham; and Brother, Keith Alan Thomas.  He was a member of the Baptist church and was a bricklayer. 

    Graveside Services will be 2 pm Sunday, October 19, 2014 with Bro. Richard Haley officiating at the Blue Wing Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 9 AM – 1:30 PM Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home.

     

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with expenses.

  • Melissa Scott

    Saturday, 18 October 2014

    Melissa Paulette Scott, 41, died: Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at her home.  She was a native of  Warren Co., TN.
    She is survived by her Mother, Hazel St. John Scott of Woodbury; Brother:  Ricky Dewayne Scott of Manchester; Sister:  Angela Ann Scott of Woodbury; Daughter:  Ciara Scott of Woodbury; Grandmother:  Beatrice St. John of Woodbury
    Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
    Lisa was a babysitter and a member of the Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Franklin Scott.
    Graveside Services will be 4 pm Sunday, October 19, 2014 with Bro. Jeff Cripps officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 12 noon – 3:30 pm Sun., Oct. 19, 2014.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with expenses.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Jason Mingle

    Tuesday, 14 October 2014

    Jason Don Mingle, 39, died: Monday, Oct.. 13, 2014 at his home. He was a native of Rutherford Co., TN.  He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Don Mingle.
    He is survived by his mother, Shirley Neal Mingle of Auburntown; Daughter and Son-in-law:  Karli (Derick) Russ of Ala.; Grandson:  Kash Russ of Al.; Brother and Sister-in-law:  Brent and Chris Mingle of Auburntown; Nieces:  McKinley Gaither of Woodbury; Candace, Casey, Caitlin, Christin & Christina Blair; Nephew:  Nathan Blair; Special Cousin:  Elaine Mingle of Auburntown and Special Aunt:  Christine Mingle of Woodbury.
    Jason was a member of the Auburn Baptist Church and he worked in Construction. 
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Wed., October 15, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Osborne officiating.  Internment will follow in the Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 4 to 8 pm.

  • Theresa Bean

    Saturday, 11 October 2014

    Mrs. Theresa (Bo) Batey Bean was born on March 29, 1956 in Flint, Michigan.  She departed this life on October 7, 2014 at the age of 58.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Gladys Lyons Batey and husband, Don Bean.

    She leaves to cherish her memory sons, Page Verge of Antioch and Donovan Batey of Woodbury; daughters, Tisa Batey of Murfreesboro and Kenya Taylor of North Carolina; sisters, Nettie Batey and Martha Batey both of Woodbury; grandchildren, Nicole, Joseph, Destin, Victoria and Nathan; devoted uncle, James Batey; devoted friends, Trisha Horton, Bernice young, Nancy Young and Shirley Chestnutt; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

    She was a member of the Church of God.  Theresa was the type of person willing to give you the shirt from her back.  She had a kind heart with a loving and generous spirit.  Her humble attitude was a blessing to her family and friends.  She was always will to cook a special meal for her family or offer advise to help them in preparing a meal.  One of her favorite pastimes was playing solitaire and scrabble on her phone.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

    Visitation with the family will be held at the Grace Assembly of God Church, 2999 John Bragg Hwy. Woodbury, TN, on October 11, 2014 from 10-11AM with funeral services to follow.  Interment will be in Hoover Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations are welcomed to assist with funeral expenses.  Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337
     

  • Helen Ferrell

    Wednesday, 8 October 2014

    Mrs. Helen Ferrell, 70, of McMinnville formerly of Woodbury passed away on October 7, 2014.  She was born on August 21, 1944 in Woodbury, Tennessee.  Her parents were the late William “Bill” Jessie Davis and Ida Pearl (Underwood) Davis.  She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Sherry Mathis; sister, Wanda Patrick and a half brother, Arvil Mooneyham.

    She is survived by her son, Jeff Waggoner of Smithville; daughter, Sharon Higgins of Nashville; sisters, Thelma Hibdon Womack and Margie Walls both of Woodbury; six grandchildren, four great grandchildren and a special friend Lee Moody.

    Mrs. Ferrell was a member of the Methodist Church.  She was a former employee of Val Dor in Woodbury, Spartan in Smithville and Bridgestone Tire.  Mrs. Helen had a good sense of humor.  She liked to cut up and have fun but she would also tell you what she thought.  People knew her to have a big heart.  She loved her kids, grandkids and especially her great grandkids and made sure to spoil them every chance she had.  She was a fan of the Titans and would hardly ever miss watching a game.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday and Friday, October 9th and 10th from 4-8 PM.  Funeral services will be Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Lee Moody will officiate.  Interment will be in Center Hill Cemetery.  Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337
     

  • James Thompson

    Sunday, 5 October 2014

    James Henry Thompson, died Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Centennial Medical Center.  He was a native of Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia and a retired custodian at Crane and Colonial.  He was a member of the church of Christ.

       He is survived by his wife, Rita Phillips Thompson of Woodbury; Daughter, Tina (Michael) Hillis of McMinnville; Mother, Lela Pearl Grant Thompson of Ooltewah; Grandson, Jordyn Hillis of McMinnville; Sister, Carolyn (Lamar) Winston of Ooltewah.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Odie Edward Thompson, and his parents-in-law, Alice Phillips & Everett Phillips, Jr.

       Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the Chapel of the Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Jason Gann officiating.  Interment will follow at Prater Cemetery.   Visitation with the family will be from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday, October 6, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.

     

  • Margie Bowman

    Wednesday, 1 October 2014

    Margie Elizabeth Bowman, age 84, died Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at her home.  She was a native of Cannon County and retired from Sam's Club after 15 years.  She was a member of the Science Hill Church of Christ.

       She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Cecil E. Bowman of Readyville; Children, Gary Bowman of Short Mountain Community & Rita Kay (Terry) Bryson of Readyville; Grandchildren, Chrissy Vaughn, Celia Beth Laxton, Cassie Lee Bowman, Nathan D. Bryson, and Brooke Bryson Vanderbent; 8 Great Grandchildren, Victoria Gudat, Kelsy Peters, Jacob Peters, Davin Wilson, Allie Gentry, Andre Gentry, Mallie Johnson, and Maddox Vanderbent.

       Mrs. Bowman was preceded in death by her parents late Hoyte Lee & Johnnie Paschal Knox.

       Funeral services will be Thursday October 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Chapel of the Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Nicky Nichols officiating.  Visitation will be from 3:00 to 9:00 pm Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

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