Obituaries

  • Douglas Huddleston

    Thursday, 5 May 2016

    Douglas H. Lindy Huddleston, 88, passed away Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at Stones River Hospital. He was a native ofLas Vegas, N.M. and lived in Woodbury.
    He is survived by his wife of almost 69 years, Geneva Marie Sparks Huddleston of Woodbury; Daughters, Marsha (Richard) Holmes of Readyville and Tina (Greg) Campbell of Gassaway; Grandchildren, Douglas Holmes, Brett (Faye) Holmes, Erika Holmes, Sarah Bailey and Esther (B.J.) Bobo; Great-grandchildren, Joshua Holmes, Emily Sparks, Kaitlyn Sparks, Brandon Bailey, Jada Bobo; Siblings: Delores (Marion) Ashcraft of St. Louis, Anna Belle (Archie) McIntosh of Irvine, KY., Mary Lou (Robert) Arnold of Xenia, OH, Royce (Sue) Huddleston of Jamestown, David (Maggie) Huddleston of Allardt, Luretha (Darrell) Hughes of Jamestown, Mary Ann Huddleston Kennedy of Kingston;Sister-in-law, Brenda Huddleston of Oneida. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
    A member of the 1st Baptist church, American Legion and the Cannon Co. Senior Citizen Center, he was a veteran of the Army where served in WWII. He worked in Construction.
     
    Mr. Huddleston is preceded in death by his parents, Maynard Brance & Leetha Tuttle Huddleston, his son, Terry Glynn Huddleston; siblings, Alice (Howard) Estes, Maynard Brance Huddleston, Jr. and Gladys Huddleston Grossman.
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Saturday, May 7, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Hunter Hay and Bro. Royce Huddleston.  Interment will follow in Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Friday, May 06, 2016. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 15-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Charles Vinson

    Thursday, 5 May 2016

    Charles Dwight Vinson, 64, passed away suddenly Wednesday, May 05, 2016 at his home in Milton.  He was a native of Cannon Co., his parents were the late, Robert & Marjorie Earls Vinson.
    He is survived by his wife of almost 44 years, Janice Bogle Vinson of Milton; Children,  Jim (Amy) Vinson of Milton and Rob (Savannah) Vinson of Lascassas; Grandchildren, Luke & Cale Vinson, Jase & Coree Vinson; Sister, Brenda (Jerry) Messick of Murfreesboro; Brother, Gary Vinson of Woodbury; Other Siblings:  Patricia Smith, Glenda Richards, Billy Vinson and Mary Mason.
    Dwight was a member of the Lascassas Baptist Church and the U.S. Army where he served in Vietnam.  He was retired from Alvin C. York Medical Center and was currently an Auctioneer with Bob Parks Auction Co. and Director of DTC Communications. 
    He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  Dwight loved farming and his church.  He always had a smile on his face, a wave of his hand and he never knew a stranger. 
    In addition to his parents, Mr. Vinson is preceded in death by his parents-in-law, Paul & Frances Bogle and his brother, James Vinson.
    Funeral Services will be 4 pm Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Lascassas Baptist Church with Bro. Kenneth Summey, Bro. Darrell Whaley and Bro. Teb Batey officiating.  Interment will follow in the Milton Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be 4 pm until 8 pm Friday, May 06, 2016 at Lascassas Baptist Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lascassas-Milton Lions Club, Lascassas Baptist Church Preschool or the Lascassas Fire Dept.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condlences for this family please visitwww.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

  • David Gilleon

    Tuesday, 3 May 2016

    Mr. David Floyd Gilleon, 62, of Woodbury died April 29, 2016.  He was born on October 30, 1953 in Ocala, FL. His parents were the late John Bert Gilleon and Dorothy (Tindell) Gilleon.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda R. Gilleon, sister, Nora Ann Gilleon and his step-father, George Stahl.
     
                    He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Shannon & Chris Sizemore of Woodbury; three grandchildren, Nathan, Matthew and Michael Sizemore; brothers, Johnny (Ruby) Gilleon, Wayne Gilleon both of Florida and Daniel Gilleon of NC.
     
                    Mr. Gilleon grew up in Ocala, Florida.  He later moved to Woodbury.  He worked for Samsonite for about 30 years.  He then went to work in tech support for Dell computers for about 12 years.  He enjoyed playing on the computer as a hobby as well.  He loved spending time with his grandsons and daughter.
     
                    Graveside Services will be conducted by Smith Funeral Home at Cherry Cemetery on May 3, 2016 at 5 pm.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to assist with funeral expenses.  Contact Smith Funeral Home for details.  Share memories and condolences with the family atwww.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net   Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Shirley Tate

    Monday, 2 May 2016

    Shirley Ann (Milligan) Tate, 81, passed away on April 26, 2016 at Cape Canaveral Hospital in Cocoa Beach, FL after an extended illness. She was a native of Cannon County. 

    She is survived by her husband of 62 years Kenneth Lee Tate of Merritt Island FL and a daughter LeAnn (Tate) Powers and her husband Charlie Powers also of Merritt Island FL. She is also survived by two grandsons Andy Powers and his wife Karen and their children Amelia and Landon of Rockledge FL and Christopher and his wife Stephanie and their children Emma and Morgan of Cocoa Florida. One step granddaughter and her family Michelle and Dave Thurner and their children Courtney and Delaney of Lakeland FL. She is also survived by two brothers Jack Milligan of McMinnville, TN and Jimmy Milligan of Cocoa, FL and 3 sisters Helon Gentry of Woodbury, TN, Betty Billings of McMinnville, TN and Marjorie Lorance of Charlotte, NC. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and that she loved as though they were her own children.

    She is preceded in death by her parents Bill and Nannie Milligan, sisters, Quixie Carroll, Rachel Hillstrom and Sammye Tenpenny and brothers, Billy and Brown Milligan.

    Visitation with the family will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 12 noon until 5 pm with interment to follow immediately at Riverside Garden.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337 

  • Joyce Smith

    Sunday, 1 May 2016

    Joyce Ann Smith, 61, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital.

    She is survived by her husband, Robert Smith of Woodbury; children, Kimberly (Marlin) Prater, Sherry Stephens, and Robert "Bud" Smith all of Woodbury; grandchildren, Christopher Warrick, Justin Prater, Matthew (Michelle) Stephens, Ashley & Kayla Stephens, and Allysa Smith; great-grandson, Eli Smith; and brother, Bobby (Dee) Holden of Woodbury. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

    She was retired from Nissan as a technician

    Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her parents, Lola Davenport Barrett and Hamer Holden; and siblings, Dewayne, Dorris, and Randy Holden.

    Graveside services will be 3:30 pm Tuesday, May 3 at Evergreen Cemetery with Bro. Jim Jones officiating. Visitation with the family will be 11 am until 3 pm Tuesday, May 3 at Woodbury Funeral Home.
     

  • Christine Melton Bogle

    Sunday, 1 May 2016

    Christine Melton Bogle, 92, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Woodbury Health Care. She was a native of Cannon County.

    She is survived by her sons, Harold (Faye) Bogle of Woodbury, and Ronny (Jan) Bogle of Wichita, Kansas; grandchildren, Tom & Tim Bogle, John Bogle & Katrina McCaffery, and Aaron & Jason Blake. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, friends and caregivers at Woodbury Health Care.

    She was a member of the Baptist Church and a homemaker.

    Ms. Bogle was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Jefferson and Bulah King Melton; husband, Willie Clarence "Snooks" Bogle; brothers, Wiley Grey, Emerson "Jim", and Medford McKnight; and sisters, Hesta Todd, Elizabeth Olson, and Thelma Fann.

    Graveside services will be 2 PM Tuesday, May 3, at Sycamore Cemetery with Bro. Nathan Hale officiating. Visitation with the family will be 3 to 8 PM Monday, May 2 at Woodbury Funeral Home.

  • Glendel Knight

    Thursday, 28 April 2016

    Glendel Bryson Knight, age 78 of Murfreesboro, TN, passed away Wednesday April 27, 2016 at her home. A native of Woodbury, TN, she was the daughter of the late Walter Middleton and Georgia Bailey Bryson. Mrs. Knight was also preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Joseph Knight who died in 2007.

    Mrs. Knight is survived by her daughter, Beth Ferrell of Smithville, TN; son, John Knight of Nashville, TN; brother, Jim Bryson and his wife Sue of Old Hickory, TN; grandchildren, Zachery Lindsey, Meghan Lindsey, and John Houston Knight; great-granddaughter, Ellie Lindsey; caregivers, Debra Anderson, Beverley Mallory, and Robbie Richardson.

    Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Saturday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Brother Julian Goodpaster officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens with Charles Bryson, Zachery Lindsey, David Jenkins, Jeffrey Smith, Paul Richardson, and Sam Davis serving as pallbearers.

    Mrs. Knight was a member of North Boulevard Church of Christ, where she served on the Memorial Garden committee. She also served on the Board of Stones River Manor, City of Murfreesboro Beautification committee, the Woman’s Club, Charity Circle, and Ladies Medical Auxiliary. Mrs. Knight was an avid MTSU fan and a member of the Blue Raiders Athletic Association.

    Memorials may be made to The Memorial Garden at North Boulevard Church of Christ or to Caris Health Care in memory of Mrs. Knight.

    An online guestbook for the Knight family is available at www.woodfinchapel.com.

    Woodfin Memorial Chapel. 615-893-5151. 

     

  • Ruth Taylor

    Thursday, 28 April 2016

    Ruth Pelham Taylor passed away on April 28, 2016 at the age of 94.  She was born Elizabeth Ruth Davenport to the late Willie Hall Davenport and Elizabeth “Bessie” Jane (Miller) Davenport on February 5, 1922.  She lived with her grandparents, James Miller and Elizabeth (Heatherly) Miller, from the time she was about 4 years old until he was 17 when she met and married Orville Pelham.  Ruth was married to Orville Pelham for 1939 until his death in 1967.  She was later married to Virgil Taylor form 1972 until his death in 2006.  Ruth and Orville had seven children: Jearl Wayne Pelham, James Pelham, Edward “Buddy” Pelham, Norman Pelham, Patsy (Pelham) Jennings Judi (Pelham) Hollandsworth and Roger Pelham. 
     
    In addition to her parents and husbands, she is preceded in death by three of her children, Jearl, James and Buddy Pelham; granddaughter Kimberly Pelham (daughter of James and Nadine Pelham); grandson Edward, Edwin, and Ronald Pelham (sons of Buddy and Laura Pelham); and stepson Gene Taylor.  She is also preceded in death by her siblings; James Ruben Davenport, Vallie White Davenport, Annie Pearl Earls Adams, Bessie Mae Pendleton, Willie Hall Davenport Jr., and an infant twin sister. 
     
    In addition to her children Norman, Patsy, Judi and Roger, she is survived by 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Ray (Billie) Earls of Manchester and her beloved adopted sons David Armstrong and Mark Starbuck.
     
    Ruth worked at the Colonial Shirt Factory for 21 years from 1950 until 1971.  In addition to working, keeping house and raising and putting six children through school, her spare time was spent working in gardening flowers, needlework, crocheting, and quilting having made over 100 handmade quilts over the years for family and friends.  She was a member of the Dilton Church of Christ, Murfreesboro.
     
    Funeral services will be 3 pm Saturday, April 30, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Bowman officiating.  Interment will follow in the McMahan Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 5 pm until 9 pm. Friday, April 29, 2016. 
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Carlton Shirley

    Thursday, 28 April 2016

    Carlton Shirley, 85, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at his home.  He was a native of Cannon Co., TN.
    He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Willie Mae Reed Shirley of Woodbury; 2 Children, Danny (Sharon) Shirley and Kathy (Charles) Preston all of Woodbury; 4 Granddaughters,  Angela (John) Tinnon of Flat Creek, Beth Shirley Roberts of Woodbury, Stephanie (Eli) Hamby of Milton, Alison (Jason) Roberts of Morrison; 9 Great Grandchildren, Macey Bowman, Austin & Colton Tinnon, Addison Shirley, Lucas & Cade Roberts, Preston & Samuel Hamby, Ava Roberts; Neice and Nephew:  Connie (Paul) Leyhew of Milton, Steve (Sandra) Shirley of Murfreesboro; 3 Great Nephews, Clay Shirley, Dr. Cason Shirley and Brian Leyhew;Brothers-in-law, Terry (Marie) Reed and Arlin (Pat) Reed.
    He was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in McMinnville, a veteran of the Korean War where he served in the Army and was a retired Construction Manager.
    Carlton was preceded in death by his parents, Clay & Nola Alexander Shirley and his brother, Robert Shirley.
    Funeral Services will be 11 am Saturday, April 30, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Kevin Burden and Bro. Jeff Cripps officiating.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens cemetery.Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Friday, April 29, 2016.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Randal Francis

    Monday, 25 April 2016

    Randal Kim Francis, 63, of Nashville, Tn. passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016.  A native of Woodbury, Cannon, Tn.  he is survived by his wife, Brenda; daughter, Mindy; son, Joshua (Amanda); grandchildren, Emily, Trey, Mackenzie and Aidan; sister, Claudine Ray and several nieces and nephews.  Randal was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Georgie Tenpenny Francis and sisters, Miriam Fay O’Neal, Nancy Oleta Armstrong and Carol Ann Wood.

     

    A retired small business owner, Randal, was an avid golfer prior to his illness.  He was a graduate of Woodbury Central High School, Class of 1970 and Middle Tennessee State University, where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega.  Known for his strength and determination, he was a teddy bear when it came to his grandchildren – the loves of his life.

     

    A Memorial Service will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Woodbury Funeral Home with Robert W. Smith officiating.  Attendees are encouraged to share stories of Randal at the service.  Visitation with the family will be 2 hours prior to the service.  Interment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville at 3 pm Saturday, April 30, 2016.

     

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