Obituaries

  • Merrick Joseph Taylor, Sr.

    Merrick Joseph Taylor, Sr., 80, of Woodbury died Wednesday, April 6, 2011 after an extended illness. He was a native of Louisiana.

    Survivors include his wife of nearly 49 years Marydella Landon Taylor, sons Merrick Taylor of Alabama, Larry Taylor of Woodbury, daughters, Sheila Holt of Woodbury, Pam Cawthorn of Woodbury , Sharee Seiffert of Woodbury , and Lori Vogel of Woodbury; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.

    Taylor was a veteran having served in the U. S. Army.

  • Lionel Lee Lulow

    Lionel Lee Lulow, 76, died Wednesday, April 6th following a short illness. He was a resident of Liberty and a native of Nebraska.

    Survivors include, his wife of 58 years, Nancy Lulow, sons, William of Florida, Robert Lulow of Woodbury, James Lulow of Michigan and Eric Lulow of Washington, D.C., daughter, Jeri Lynn Gail of Florida and sister, Yolanda Sawaya of Michigan.

    Funeral services for Lionel Lee Lulow will be Saturday, April 9th at 2:00pm in the chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Eric Lulow will conduct the service.

  • James B. Jernigan

    James B. Jernigan, 86, died Tuesday April 5th following an extended illness. He was a resident of Bradyville and a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include: wife Bonnie McCrary Jernigan, children, Janice Higgins and Stephen Jernigan both of Bradyville, sister Hazel Jernigan, 2 grandchildren also survive.

    Jernigan was a deacon at the Hopewell Baptist Church. He was also Farm Bureau President and served on the board for over 50 years. He was a Cannon County Commissioner for 32 years and serverd 18 years on the Rutherford County Co-op Board Of Directors.

  • James N. Lassiter, Jr.

    James N. Lassiter, Jr., 86, died Monday, April 4th, following an extended illness. He was a resident of Woodbury and was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include: daughters, Carol Melton of Woodbury and Teresa Tate of Readyville, 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren also survive.

    Lassiter was a charter member of the Woodbury FFA. He was a veteran of WWII, where he served in the Army and was a Purple Heart recipient.

  • Lewis Wayne Davis

    Lewis Wayne Davis, 58, died Friday, April 1st. He was a resident of McMinnville and was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include: children, Rhonda Lee Drake of McMinnville and Lymon Douglas Davis of McMinnville, step daughter, Janice Hennessee of Van Buren County, siblings, Patsy Cook of McMinnville, Bobby Davis of Woodbury, Landon Davis of Murfreesboro, Doran Davis of Virginia, Linda Cook of Michigan and Judy York of Trousdale County, 7 grandchildren also survive.

  • Carl O. Underwood

    Carl O. Underwood, 84, died Friday, April 1st following an extended illness. He was a resident of Bradyville and was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include, wife, Twila Bush Underwood, children, David Underwood of Flordia, Debra Sarno of Michigan, Daryl Underwood of Michigan, Danny Owen of McMinnville, Dale Owen of LaVergne, Sheryl Crouch of Centertown, brothers, Clyde Underwood of Flordia and Delano Underwood of Michigan, 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren also survice.

  • James Clark Rogers

    James Clark Rogers, 84 of Murfreesboro died Wednesday, March 30th, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. He was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include; sister Lois Rogers Bush of Murfreesboro. Rogers was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

    Funeral services for James Clark Rogers will be at 11:00am Friday, April 1st at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Bro. Charles Mullins, Bro. Mike Gann and Larry Reed will conduct the service. Burial will be in Thyatira Cemetery.

    Memorials may be made to Stones River Manor.

  • Rachel Evans Burger

    Rachel Evans Burger, 91, died Friday, March 25th following an extended illness. She was a resident of Woodbury and was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include; nephews and nieces, Randy and Raye Vance, Mike and Dwinna Vance, Sandy and Eddy Bessire, all of Woodbury, step son, Dr. Charles Burger of Pulaski, step daughter, Melinda Snyder of Brentwood, several great nieces and step grandchildren also survive.

  • Rayburn Lawrence Knox

    Rayburn Lawrence Knox, 77, of Readyville died Wednesday, March 23rd. He was a native of Cannon County.

    He is survived by his wife, Loretta Knox; a son, Larry Knox of Readyville; a sister, Rachel Bush as well as several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services for Rayburn Lawrence Knox will be held Saturday, March 26th at 10:00am in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Thyatira Cemetery.

    Visitation with the family will be Friday, March 25th from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at the funeral home.

  • Clara Jeannette McGovern Jackson

    Clara Jeannette McGovern Jackson, 67, died Thursday, March 24th from injuries in an automobile crash. She was a resident of Bradyville and a native of California.

    Survivors include, her husband of 48 years, Robert S. Jackson of Bradyville, sons, Harold Dewayne McGovern of Kentucky, Randall Scott Jackson of Mississippi, Thomas Leonard Jackson of Smyrna and Michael Stuard Jackson of Missouri, siblings: Mary Ruth Hill and Margaret Slaybaugh both of Oklahoma and Thomas Harold McGovern of Florida, 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild also survive.

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