Obituaries

  • Virginia Martin

    Friday, 22 September 2017

    Virginia Pitts Martin, age 90, of Christiana passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at NHC Murfreesboro.  She was a native of Cannon Co.
    Survivors include her daughter, Linda Snoddy of Smyrna; sons, Bruce (Nancy) Martin of Christiana and Barry (Wanda) Martin of Murfreesboro; Niece, Karla (Tom) Lane of Knoxville; Nephew, Karey (Joanie) Witty of Franklin; 4 Grandchildren, Sean Snoddy of Murfreesboro, Scott (Ashton) Martin of Rockvale, Brandon (Teri) Martin of Christiana, and Brittney (Austin) Burch of Murfreesboro; and 5 Great Grandchildren, Lucas Snoddy, Paige & Cohen Martin, and Hudson & Ali Gray Burch.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, John & Dovie Manus Pitts; Husband, C.B. Martin; Son-in-law, Tim Snoddy; Grandson, Chris Snoddy; Brother, Glenn Pitts; and Sister, Henrietta Witty.
    Ms. Martin was a member of the Church of Christ and was a Homemaker.
    Graveside services will be 2 PM Friday, September 22, 2017 at Leoni Cemetery.  
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tennessee State Trooper's Association.
     

  • Maggie Wimberley

    Friday, 22 September 2017

    Maggie Lee Wimberley, 95, passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at her home in Woodbury.
    She is survived by her children,  Joy (Jerry) Gilley, Ronnie (Karen) Wimberley and Jeffery Wimberley all of Woodbury and Robert (Raycell) Wimberly of Coffee Co.; 8 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee & Mattie Lou Wade; her husband, Jesse Brown Wimberley and daughter, Diane Wimberley.
     
    Ms. Wimberley was a member of the Pleasant View Church of Christ.  She was retired from Woodbury Nursing Center as a Nurses Aide and a homemaker. 
     
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Gilley officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm to 8 pm Friday, September 22, 2017.

  • William Mullins

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017

    William Robert Mullins, 77, passed away Mon., 09/18/2017, at his home.  A native of Lebanon, TN., he resided in Bradyville.
    He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Ruth Jernigan Mullins of Bradyville; his children, Bobby (Cheryl) Mullins of Manchester; Danny (Regina) Mullins of Readyville and Donna (Thomas) Keel of Tullahoma; 9 Grandchildren, Derrick (Brandy) Mullins, Dustin (Paula) Mullins, Tabitha (D.W.) York, Stephanie Mullins, William (Deana) Mullins, Jessica (Jim) Leonard, Kasey Mussared, Cameron Milligan, Connor Keel; 9 Great Grandchildren,  Alanna, Colton, Charlie, Mason, Farren, Pandora, Jaster, Braelyn and Raelynn; Sister, Jean Hayes of Bradyville.

     

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert L. Mullins & Emma Alene Keyt Mullins.

     

    Mr. Mullins was a Veteran of Vietnam serving in the Army, a member of the Vietnam veterans of America Post 1089 and was a retired route supervisor for Landshire Foods.  He loved going to auctions and making walking canes. 

     

    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Thursday, September 21, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Burnett officiating. Interment will follow in the Amity Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm to 8 pm Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

     

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

     

  • Thad Davenport

    Friday, 15 September 2017

    Mr. Thad Davenport, 61, of Woodbury passed away on September 15, 2017. He was born in Woodbury, TN on September 10, 1956. His parents were the late Clarence B. Davenport and Georgia Pearl Shipp Davenport. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Freddy Davenport, Wayne Davenport, and Ralph Davenport; and by a sister, Mary Frances McFerrin.
    He is survived by brothers, C.W. (Linda) Davenport of Murfreesboro, Melvin (Linda) Davenport of Woodbury, Bobby (Kathleen) Davenport of Woodbury, and Lynn Davenport of Woodbury; a sister, Judy (James) Norrell of Hill City, GA; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
    Thad grew up in a big family and learned the value of hard work early on. He worked as an electrician most of his life. He was always willing to help his family and friends. He enjoyed being outdoors and liked to mow the yard. Thad had an easy-going personality and liked to kid around with his family and friends.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 1-3 pm. A graveside service will follow at Riverside Garden. Rev. Jerry Wayne Davenport will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

  • Larry Milligan

    Wednesday, 13 September 2017

    Mr. Larry Edward Milligan, 66, of Woodbury passed away on September 11, 2017.  He was born on November 22, 1950 in Woodbury, TN.  His parents were the late Milton “Brown” Milligan and Alma Marie Warren Milligan. 
    He is survived by his wife, Diana Milligan; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer & Stephen Blonder of Bradyville; brother, Frank Wayne Milligan; several aunts, uncles, and many cousins, close friends, and neighbors. 
    Larry graduated from Woodbury Central High School in the Class of 1968.  Shortly after graduation he was drafted into the Air Force.  He served during Vietnam and was stationed at different places, including Missouri, where he and Diana met.  They recently celebrated 45 years of marriage.  He worked a lot of different places through the years like Bill Trail Motors, Woodbury Post Office, Randy Vance’s car lot, and at the VA Hospital in Murfreesboro.  He was never one to sit around.  He stayed busy with many DIY projects, crafts and building things, like lamps, picture frames, and walking sticks.  He also liked working with flowers, landscaping, and building fish ponds.  He enjoyed going fishing when he had a chance too.  Any time he and Diana could they would go to Land Between the Lakes.  Being outdoors and one with nature was his favorite pass-time.  He was a member of the Leoni Church of Christ.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 4-8 pm.  Funeral services will be Friday, September 15, 2017 in the Smith Funeral Home chapel at 11 am.  Bro. Norman Pelham will officiate.  The US Military Honor Guard will be there to present funeral Honors.  Interment will be in Leoni Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the American Cancer Society.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

  • Robert Tedford

    Tuesday, 12 September 2017

    Robert Lynn Tedford, 68, passed away Sun., September 10, 2017 at Unity Medical Center E/R.  A native of Detroit, MI., he resided in Manchester.
    He is survived by his wife, Katie Henegar Tedford of Manchester; 5 Children, Nick Tedford of Bardstown, Ky., Lynn Tedford and Tracy Tedford both of Buffalo, W.V., Amanda Tedford Cobb and Elizabeth Tedford (Jeff) Short both of Manchester; Sister, Joall Tokan of MI; Nephew and Niece, Ken Tedford and Michelle Riley both of MI.; 9 grandchildren also survive. 

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell Tedford and Beatrice Elizabeth Doherty Tedford; his brother, Scott Tedford and his niece, Teri Token.

     

    A member of the Methodist church, Robert was a retired veteran of the Air Force where he served as an Air C Rescue Medic in Vietnam. He also was retired after 20 years from M-Tek. Robert loved sports including Michigan Football and Red Wings Hockey.

     

    Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. John Hembree officiating. Interment will follow with full military honors at Riverside Gardens. Visitation with the family will be from 5 pm until 8 pm Tuesday, September 12, 2017. For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to any Mesothelioma organization

     

  • Artis Mitchell

    Friday, 8 September 2017

    Artis Elmer Mitchell, 73, passed away at his home in Woodbury Fri., September 08, 2017.  He was a native of Cannon Co.                    
    He is survived by his mother, Francis Simmons Holt of Bradyville; 4 Children, Shelia Denise Pitts of Brentwood, John Artis (Bonnie Jean) Mitchell of Lascassas, Sandra Michelle (Paul Christopher) Thomas of Walter Hill and Mendy Faye Mitchell of Kittrell; Brother, Wendell (Tina) Mitchell of Bradyville; Also surviving are 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

     

    He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Artis Mitchell.  Artis was a member of the Family Worship Center in Murfreesboro and was a retired painter.

     

    Graveside Services will be held at 4 pm Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at the Gaither Cemetery with Bro. Tony Burnett officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 12 noon – 3:30 pm Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Letisha Mahaffa

    Friday, 8 September 2017

    Letisha Danielle Mahaffa, 43, passed away Wed., September 06, 2017 in Dalton, GA.
    She is survived by her mother, Patricia Vinson Smith of Clarksville; her sister, Misty (John David) Pugh of Clarksville; Nieces and Nephew, Splendid, Story Dae & Walter Pugh; Aunts and Uncles, Glenda Richards of Smyrna, Billy Vinson and Brenda Messick both of Murfreesboro, Gary Vinson and Mary Mason both of Woodbury.

     

    She was preceded in death by her father, James Mahaffa; Grandparents, Robert & Margie Vinson and Herbert & Margaret Mahaffa.

     

    Letisha was a loving and caring person.  She loved her dogs and chickens but most of all she loved her family.  When her grandmother, Margie was in the Woodbury Nursing Center, she visited and loved all the elderly people there. 

     

    Funeral Services will be 4 pm Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 1 pm until 4 pm Saturday.

     

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

     

  • William Van Winkle

    Thursday, 7 September 2017

    William Arland Van Winkle, 79, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 at his home in Lascassas.  He was a native of Cumberland Co., TN. 

     

    He is survived by his children, Tammy Hughes of Woodbury and Troy (Maria) Van Winkle of Lascassas; Grandchildren, Jeb (Taylor) Hughes of Loganville, GA. and Caleb Hughes of Murfreesboro; siblings, Jan Lawson of Crossville, Judy Carter of El Paso, TX., Jackie Van Winkle of Murfreesboro, Steve Van Winkle of Fosterville and Donna Jean Hodge of Bradyville.

     

    Mr. Van Winkle was preceded in death by his parents, Archie & Lillie Bolin Van Winkle and his wife, Nora Ann Brawner Van Winkle.

     

    William was retired from Murfreesboro Water and Sewer.  He was a member of the Baptist church and the American Water Work Assoc.  He enjoyed fishing, wood and leather working.  Mr. Van Winkle was also a veteran of the United States Navy. 

     

    Funeral services will be 10 am Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Nichols officiating.  Interment will follow at 12:30 pm in the Van Winkle Cemetery, Clifty, TN.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Thursday. 

     

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

     

  • Fred Hazel

    Tuesday, 5 September 2017

    Fred Dean Hazel, age 91, passed away September 3, 2017. He was a native Murfreesboro and served in the United States Army.
    He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosie Turner; wife, Lena Smitty Hazel; son, Dean Hazel; brother, Emery Washington Hazel; and great-grandson, Devin Mears. He is survived by his son, Billy Hazel; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren
    Visitation with the family will be 4:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Smith Funeral Home, Woodbury.
    Chapel service will be 1:00 PM, Thursday at Smith Funeral with Dwight Smitty officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery with military honors. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
    Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Woodbury, TN, 615-563-5337.

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