Obituaries

  • Janie LeFevers

    Thursday, 20 November 2014

     

    Mrs. Janie Stacy LeFevers departed this life  November 19, 2014,  following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Cannon County, TN, April 18, 1927, and she and her siblings were one of the first sets of triplets born in the county. Her parents were the late Lee Stacy and Lena Odom Stacy.

    She was married 66 years to her beloved husband, Mr. James Ray LeFevers, until his passing in 2013.  Left to cherish and celebrate the life of this wonderful lady are her daughters, Wanda Snell of Athens, GA, Janie(Sam) Hightower of Richmond, VA and Carla(James) Sheets of Winston-Salem, NC;  grandchildren: Christy Snell (Mark) Tucker, Lauren Hightower (Kevin) Ensley, S.J. Hightower, Jenna Freeman, Anna Freeman and Will Freeman;  great-grandchildren, Rossi Tucker, Lexie Tucker and Lilly Ensley and brothers: Carl Stacy and James Stacy.

    Mrs. LeFevers was a long time member of the Woodbury Church of Christ. She was employed for many years as a teachers aid with the Cannon County Head Start program and at Woodbury Grammar School but her most important work was as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

    The family wishes to thank Dr. Bill Morgan and St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, VA, and the Katie Reynolds Hospice House in Winston-Salem, NC for the extraordinary and compassionate care Mrs. LeFevers received while in their care.

    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Katie Reynolds Hospice House, the Himalayan Cataract Project and St. Jude's Children Hospital.

    Funeral services will be 2 pm Saturday, November 22, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Al Bugg officiating.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be Friday, November 20, 2014 from 7 pm until 9 pm. 

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net 

     

  • Elaine Mingle

    Thursday, 20 November 2014

    Elaine Faye Jones Mingle, 67, who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at her home following an extended illness. A native of Cannon Co., TN., she was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas E. & Opha Faye Reed Jones.
    She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Mingle of Auburntown; Children: Brent (Cheri) Griffith of Auburntown, Holly (Johnny) McCrary of Lascassas, Brooke (Corey) Harrell of Auburntown and Grandchildren:  Tommy & Bethany Griffith, Hannah, Caitlyn, Dawson & Christian McCrary, Oakley Fisher and Easton Harrell.
    A member of the Auburn Baptist Church, Elaine was a homemaker. 
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Friday, November 21, 2014 at Auburn Baptist Church with Bro. Richard Haley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Odom Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 12 noon until time of service Friday.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Auburn Baptist Church Building Fund.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.

  • Kenneth Wetzel

    Tuesday, 18 November 2014

    Kenneth Douglas Wetzel, 63, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at Centennial Medical Center following a sudden illness.  He was a native of Warren Co.

    He is survived by his 5 Children: Sam Wetzel of Murfreesboro, Mary Wetzel of Woodbury, William Wetzel of Bradyville, Toby Wetzel of Lafayette, LA. And Kimberly Haynes of AZ. and grandchildren, Peyton Fults, Noah & Bryson Wetzel.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Eugene & Mary Ronalda Wetzel.

    Kenny had a lifelong career in law enforcement.  He was Retired from the Cannon Co. Sheriff Dept. where he was Sheriff from 2001 – 2006.  He was a Deputy Sheriff from 1974 – 2001 and a former Investigator in Warren Co.  He was a veteran serving in the Marines and a member of the FOP, Sheriff’s Assoc. and the Masonic Lodge of Woodbury.  Kenny was also a Professor at MTSU teaching Criminal Justice.

    He loved to Scuba dive but above everything else, he loved his family.

    Funeral Services will be 1 pm Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow in Gardens of Memory, McMinnville. Visitation with the family will be from 4 – 8 pm Thursday, November 20, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help his children with funeral expenses.

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.
     

  • Linda Taylor

    Sunday, 16 November 2014

    Linda Fay-Barrett Taylor, age 71, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014 at her home.  She was a native of Cannon County.

    She is survived by her children, Robbie Youngblood Richardson & Faye Youngblood, both of Woodbury; Son-in-law, Brent Richardson of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Lema Dell & Larena Bell Youngblood; Brother, Ronnie Barrett of Woodbury.

     

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Clayton & Carrie Bell Barrett; and 2 sisters, Joyce Vinson & Sue Goff.  She owned and operated the Blues Hill Market.

     

    Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Blues Hill Cemetery with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating. Visitation with the family will be after 3:00 PM, Monday, November 17, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home.

     

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Adams Memorial Library.

     

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

     

  • Charity Simons

    Saturday, 15 November 2014

    Charity Dawn Simons, age 30, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014 at River Park Hospital E/R.  She was a native of Warren County.

    She is survived by her father, Johnny Ray Simons of Woodbury; Children, Sawyer Ray Owens & Chloe Elaine Owens of Woodbury; Siblings, Shana George, Michael Burk, & Katie Amann-Densmore, all of Indiana, Johnny Blaine Simons, Dextyn Ray Simons, Karrelanne Farrah Simons & Qwentin Kaleb McMackins, all of Woodbury.  Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, aunts, & uncles.

     

    She was preceded in death by her mother, Phyllis Hammond Simons.  She was a member of Bethel Hill Baptist Church and the manager at Short Mountain Distillery.

     

    Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Monday, November 17, 2014 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery with Bro. John Padgett officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home.

     

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

     

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

     

  • Carl Poss

    Friday, 14 November 2014

    Carl Dwight Poss, age 68, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at St. Thomas West.  A native of Cannon Co., Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest Poss & Ruby Kirby Poss; and a brother, Earl Poss. 

    He is survived by his wife Emma Ervin Poss of McMinnville; 2 Daughters, Lisa (Steve) Stone of Crossville & Kimberly Bouldin of McMinnville; 6 Grandchildren, Bobby, Ashley, Dustin, Laura, Krissy, & Justin; 3 Great Grandchildren, Bryson, Rylee, & Chloe; Brother, Don (Lynda) Poss of Smithville; Sister, Elena Wimbush of Macon, GA; 2 Nephews, Gregory Poss of Nashville & Jeffery Poss of Nashville; 1 Niece, Christina Williams of Forsyth, GA. 

    Mr. Poss was a logger. 

    Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Sunday, November 16, 2014  in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Sadler officiating.  Interment will follow at the Sycamore Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 AM to 9 PM Saturday, November 15, 2014.

     

    To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net or call 615-563-2311.

     

     

  • Billy Chumbley

    Tuesday, 11 November 2014

    Billy J. Chumbley, 76, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at his home following an extended illness.  A native of Cannon Co., Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Donald & Josie Neal Chumbley; Brother, Joe Don Chumbley and Son-in-law, John Tigert.
    He is survived by his wife of 55 years: Sue Gilley Chumbley of Woodbury; 3 Daughters: Lorraine (Charles) Yancy of McMinnville, Karen Tigert and Ellen (Thomas) Mears both of Woodbury; 2 Granddaughters: Scarlett Yancy & Nicole Mears
    Step Grandchildren: Candace & Kayla Mears and Trevor Yancy; Siblings: Jean (Jess) Ferrell of Woodbury and Rachel (Levine) Billings of McMinnville.
    He was retired from General Electric and was a famer. He was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ and served on the Board of Directors for Dekalb Telephone Cooperative for 15 years.  Billy also loved to deer and coon hunt. 
    Funeral services will be 2 pm Friday, Nov. 14, 2014  in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 3 – 8 pm Thursday, November 13, 2014 and 11 am until time of service Fri. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society or the Hope House both %Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.

     

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  • Ernest Bain

    Monday, 10 November 2014

    Mr. Ernest Bain, 69, of Alexandria passed away on November 7, 2014.  He was born on May 30, 1945 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  His parents were the late William Manny Bain and Eddie Mae Bain.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Donnie Bain and a brother, Howard Bain.

    He is survived by a son, Lonnie & Toni Bain of Murfreesboro; three daughters, Lisa & David Bierbaum of Tullahoma, Teresa Mears of Louisiana and Cheryl Benson of Murfreesboro; two sisters, Nancy & Lee Watley of Murfreesboro and Mary Hill of Smithville; eleven grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

    Mr. Bain was a member of the Pentecostal Church.  He enjoyed singing in church and helped by filling in as a preacher. He was talented to be able to play the guitar.  One of his favorite singers was Johnny Cash.  His favorite song by far was Folsum Prison Blues.  Ernest loved to play it for family and friends.  He worked as a roofer for Home Roofing Company for many years and also laid blocks.  Ernest liked to work with his hands and didn’t mind hard work.  He also enjoyed the outdoors, camping and fishing.  He was always happy to spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 2-7 PM.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 12 PM at Smith Funeral Home.  Interment will be in Hale Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to assist with funeral expenses.  Memories and condolences may be shared on the guestbook page of www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337
     

  • Deborah Prater

    Monday, 10 November 2014

    Deborah Renee Milfelt Prater, 57, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 at St. Thomas West.  She was a native of St. Louis, MO.
    She is survived by her Husband, W.D. “Dee” Prater of McMinnville; 3 Daughters: Stephanie Bonner of McMinnville, Gwendolyn (Ryan) Jones of McMinnville and Jacquelyn (Kennon) Hooge of Hartsville; Stepchildren: Belinda Purvis and Gary Prater both of Woodbury; Father and Stepmother: Larry (Gini) Milfelt of Mesa, AZ.; Siblings: Todd (Amy) Roth of Cape Girardeau, MO., Sue (Doug) Webber of Perryville, MO. and Jan (Mark) Moll of St. Louis, MO.; 12 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.
    Deborah was preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Barbara Popp Roth & Rozelle Roth.  She was a member of the Redemption Center of McMinnville where she a leader in Celebrate Recovery.  She worked at Sunco Products of Tullahoma.
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Thursday, November 13, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Steve Madison officiating.  Interment will follow in Centertown Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be 2 pm until 9 pm Wednesday, November 12, 2014 and 9 am until time of service Thurs.  In lieu of flowers, donations a memorial fund has been set up to help with medical expenses at Citizens Tri County Bank.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Annette Estes

    Friday, 7 November 2014

    Annette Melton Estes, age 93, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at home. She was retired from teaching school after 30 years. The last 20 years, she taught at Auburn High School, Auburntown, TN. Mrs. Estes was a member of Milton Church of Christ, and was a native of Cannon County and a long- time resident of the Milton Community. Mrs. Estes was preceded in death by her parents, Edd and Lena Melton and her husband, Alvie Williams Estes.

    Mrs. Estes is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Melvin Floyd of Milton, TN; grandchildren, Mark Floyd of Rockvale, TN, and Melissa Floyd Pipkin of Milton, TN; great grandchildren, Amanda Pipkin of Rockvale, TN, Will and Keaton Pipkin of Milton, TN; sisters-in-law, Irene Frisbee of Cleveland, TN, Jean Davis of Huntsville, AL, and Sue (Raul) Santa Ana of Charleston, SC; several nieces and nephews.

    Visitation will be Thursday, November 6, 2014, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Milton Church of Christ, and Friday November 7, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon with funeral service following at 12:00 Noon at Milton Church Christ, with Teb Batey officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Woodbury, TN, with nephews and friends serving as pallbearers.

    The family would like to thank the staff of Caris Healthcare, for their care and love for Mrs. Estes. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Milton Church of Christ, 12155 Lascassas Pike, Milton, TN, 37118, in memory of Mrs. Estes.

    Online condolences to the family may be made at www.woodfinchapel.com.

    WOODFIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL. 615-893-5151.

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