Obituaries

  • Keith Thomas

    Friday, 12 September 2014

    Keith Alan Thomas, 53, who passed Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 at his home.  He was a native Cannon Co.
    He is survived by his brother and sisters, Louise & Leo Haley of Woodbury, Lucille & Don Markum of Bradyville and James Albert Thomas of Woodbury.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert & Janie Mooneyham Thomas and his grandparents, J.B & Bertha Wallace Thomas and Jess & Maude Moody Mooneyham.
    He was a member of the Dillon St. Baptist Church and worked for the Rutherford Co. Board of Education.
    Graveside Services will be 2 pm Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Blue Wing Cemetery with Bro. Richard Haley officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 AM until 1:30 PM Saturday, September 13, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Claudia Jane Mullinax

    Tuesday, 9 September 2014

    Claudia (Jane) Spurlock Mullinax, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was a member of the Auburntown Baptist Church.
     
    Jane was preceded by her parents, Waldon Spurlock and Alpha Spurlock Donnell and son, Jamie Mullinax. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Brown Mullinax; two daughters, April Mullinax (Roger) Myers of Murfreesboro and Jackie Mullinax (Rick) Marshall of Murfreesboro; two sisters, Ann Spurlock Hammond of Old Hickory, TN and Marsha Donnell Ayers of Murfreesboro; five grandchildren; Joshua Mullinax, Lucas Mullinax, Mahalie Mullinax, Fallon Marshall and Lawson Marshall; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
     
    Chapel service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Auburntown Baptist Church with Jerry Osborne officiating. Burial will be in Donnell Cemetery, Auburntown TN. Friends and family will serve as active pallbearers.
     
    Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Jennings & Ayers, 820 South Church St. Murfreesboro, TN  37130.  615-893-2422. Please leave online condolences at www.jenningsandayers.com 

  • Nancy Lulow

    Sunday, 7 September 2014

    Nancy Marie Mitchell Lulow, 79, Saturday, September 6, 2014 At her home in the Sht. Mtn. Community.  She was a native of McAllen, TX.    
    She is survived by her Children:  William Lulow of Orlando, FL, Robert Lulow of Woodbury, James Lulow of Grand Rapids, MI, Jerri Grail of Winter Park, FL and Eric Lulow of Rockville, MD; Grandchildren: Sarah, Nikki, Brook, Ashley, Michael, Mercedes, Lionel Jose, Ryan, Ian & Kyrstin.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert & Anna May Burrough Mitchell and her husband, Lionel L. Lulow.  She has gone to join her husband, Lionel and they are now on a new adventure together. 
    Funeral Services will be 6:30 pm, Sept. 8, 2014  in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Visitation with the family will be from 5:00  pm until time of service at 6:30 Monday. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or  to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.

  • Bobby Blanton

    Sunday, 7 September 2014

    Bobby Joe Blanton, 75, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at Stones River Hospital E/R.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Imogene Haynie Blanton of Woodbury; Children: Ronald, Terry (Dana Buchholz) and Gary (Lisa) Blanton, Sandra (Mike) Jones all of Woodbury; Grandchildren:  Rachel (Blake) Richardson, Brittney (Dustin) Parton, Shyenne, Megan, Hunter, Luke & Taylor Blanton, Bo & Brady Bryson; Great Grandchildren:  Ellie Rae Chapman, Case Richardson & Bristol Parton; Siblings:  Oakley Blanton, Jimmy Ray (Carolyn) Blanton, Arnetta Carrick, Gladys Hibdon (Larry Tucker) all of Woodbury & Melba (Leo) Jacobs of Centertown.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe & Inez Bell Blanton, Siblings, Janice, Lanice & Vanice Blanton and granddaughter, Hannah Blanton.
    Mr. Blanton was a member of the Centerhill Baptist Church, and was retired from Carrier after 29 years.  Bobby Joe loved to be on the farm where he grew up and lived.  You would see him and his dogs sitting at the barn as you passed by and he would wave.  He loved mowing the yard and watching sports. 
    Graveside services will be 1 pm Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 at Centerhill Cemetery with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM Monday, September 08, 2014.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Irene Fuston

    Sunday, 7 September 2014

    Mrs. Irene Cleo Fuston, 77, of Woodbury passed away on September 6, 2014 at Stones River Hospital after an extended illness.  She was born in Statesville, Tennessee on February 20, 1937.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Hudson and Maudie (Spurlock) Hudson; a brother, Robert Hudson and her only child, Mitchell Fuston.

    She is survived by her husband, Sterling Fuston of Woodbury; a brother-in-law, Mark Fuston of Woodbury; nephew, Steve (Kathy) Fuston of Texas and several cousins and friends.

    Mrs. Fuston was a member of First Baptist Church.  She worked for many years in the family jewelry store and antique business.  She loved flowers and her cats.  She did not let her disability slow her down even though she wasn’t able to walk without crutches.  She wanted to do things for herself and had a strong will to live.  Love is such a beautiful thing....and she was love.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 11-2 PM.  Graveside services will follow in the Bethany Cemetery in Warren County at 3 PM.  Hunter Hay will officiate.  Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337
     

  • Janella Prater

    Friday, 5 September 2014

    Janella Prater, 55, of Woodbury died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Centennial Medical Center.  She was born in Warren Co., Tn.      
    She is survivored by her  son and daughter-in-law, Kevin & Candace Prater of Woodbury; Grandchildren: Sadie Prater & Caleb Bryan; Sibilings:  Marsha Mayo of Woodbury; Shirley Hayes of Dowelltown and her Fur Baby:  Chloe.  She is also survived by her nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin & Lucille Thomas Prater; Brother, Greg Prater; & Husband, Jerry Mayo.
    She was an office administrator at McVantage Packaging, and was a member of the Church of Christ.  She looked forward to fall trips to Gatlinburg with her family and loved spending all holidays with them.
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Bob Deason officiating. Interment will follow in the Leoni Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 1-8 pm Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.

  • William Lee III

    Wednesday, 3 September 2014

    William Samuel Lee, III, age 86, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014 at Woodbury Health Care Center.  He was born in Chattanooga, TN. and was raised in Orangeburg, SC and St. Petersburg, Fl.

     

    He is survived by daughters, Linda Lee (Charles) Fulmer of Seattle, WA., Laura Lee of Murfreesboro, Janet Lee (John) Loder of Redmond, WA., Jennifer Lee (Teddy) Young of Woodbury; grandchildren, Anna Watermen of Painsville, OH., Aimee Marks of Lebanon and Andrew J. Young of Woodbury; great grandchildren, Wyatt & Vivien Marks; Sister, Mary Ann Bishop, Ft. Walton Beach, Fl.

     

    He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Donna Marie Peters Lee and parents, Robert Edward Lee and Sara Wilkes Lee.

     

    Mr. Lee was a retired salesman of USG and sold much of the material for building many major Tennessee landmarks. including the Grand Ole Opry, Opryland, TPAC, GEC and St. Thomas hospital.  He served in the Coast Guard during World War II from the North Atlantic to South America.  He was a Grand Mason, Knights Templar and Shriner.  He was affiliated with the Baptist Church. 

     

    A private memorial service will be held in Charleston, SC.

     

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

     

  • Wilma Powell

    Sunday, 31 August 2014

    Mrs. Wilma Pauline Milstead Powell, 76, of Woodbury passed away on August 29, 2014.  She was born in the Irving College Community of Warren County on July 21, 1938.  She was preceded in death by her father, Charles William Milstead and two brothers, Wayne Milstead and Jimmy Milstead.

    She is survived by her husband, Maurice Powell of Woodbury; mother, Gertrude Roberts Milstead of Irving College; two sons, Stephen & Patricia Powell of Woodbury and Larry Powell of Murfreesboro; two brothers, Lonnie & Pat Milstead and Eugene Milstead both of Irving College; one sister, Donna Milstead of Irving College; five grandchildren, Brittany & Paul Clark, Larry Dillon Powell, Gabriella Powell, Austin Powell and Ethan Powell and two great grandchildren, Rylie Clark and Cassidy Clark.

    Mrs. Powell grew up in the Irving College Community and graduated high school there.  After graduation she attended MTSU and Draughons Business College.  She met her future husband Maurice in Nashville while going to school.  They would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary next month.  She worked for Century Electric for several years before their first child was born.  She left Century Electric, deciding that being at home and taking care of her family was the most important work she could do.  She enjoyed cooking for her family, gardening and just being together.  In the past few years she became ill and was diagnosed with CIDP, a form of Guillain-Barre Syndrome.  Her family was right by her side to support and give her comfort as she needed it. She was a member of the Pleasant View Church of Christ.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, August 31, 2014 from 4-9 PM and on Monday, September 1, 2014 from 10-11 AM.  Funeral services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Al Bugg and Jerry Gilley will officiate.  Interment will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to, GBS-CIDP Foundation, Tennessee Bible College, American Diabetes Foundation or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.  Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337
     

  • Michael Utley

    Thursday, 28 August 2014

    Michael Dean Utley, son of Ray and Catherine Utley, was born on October 25, 1952 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    Michael married Tracie Ann Willard on May 2, 1981 in Floral City, Florida. They moved to Woodbury, Tennessee in 1994 . Michael worked as a computer technician until 2012. He spent endless time with his children and grandchildren.

    Michael passed away at his home on Thursday, August 21, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Darlene Strahm.

    He is survived by his devoted wife of 33 years, Tracie; son Michael Utley and his wife Ashley of Watertown, TN; son Matthew Utley of Lavergne, TN; daughter Nicole Utley of Woodbury, TN; daughter Chelsea Utley of Manchester, TN; sister Cathy Hiveley and her husband Dan of Lebanon, TN; sister Sue White and her husband Tim of Las Vegas, NV; brother Jeff Utley of Eugene, OR; brother Pat Utley and his wife Cindy of Canton, GA.

    He is also survived by the “apples of his eye” 11 grandchildren: Noah, Abel, Eli, Chyanne, Matthew, Sophie, Christopher, Kaylee, Connor, Hailiey and Aubriey; many nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends.

    Visitation with the family will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 9-11 AM. A Memorial Service will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at 11:00 am. Donations may be made to a Cancer Research of your choice. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Gladys Parker

    Wednesday, 27 August 2014

    Gladys Virginia Parker, 96, of Cannon Co., passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.  She was 96. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew & Zelma Carrick; Husband, Ellis Parker and her sister, Ima Lusk.

     

    Funeral services will be 11 am Friday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Al Bugg officiating.  Interment will follow in the McMahan Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 4 pm until 6 pm. 

     

    She is survived by her nephew:  Michael Lusk of Knoxville and Niece, Jan Owens of Murfreesboro.

     

    Ms. Parker was a homemaker and assisted her husband on their farm.  She loved the outdoors, gardening, cooking and her flowers.  She was a member of the Smith Grove Church of Christ. 

     

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

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