Obituaries

  • Mary Barrett Thomas

    Mary Barrett Thomas, 91 died Monday, February 28th following an extended illness. She was a resident of Woodbury and a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include: children, Martha and Bobby Barrett of Woodbury and Terry and Betty Thomas of Auburntown, 10 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren also survive.

    Funeral services for Mary Barrett Thomas will be Wednesday, March 2nd at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Bro. Howard Knox, Jr. will conduct the service. Burial will be in Riverside Gardens.

  • Alyssa Star McClure

    Alyssa Star McClure, 2 years, died Friday, February. 25th following a sudden illness. She was a resident of Woodbury and was a native of Rutherford County.

    Survivors include: mother and stepfather, Ashley McClure Jones and Trey Jones of Woodbury; siblings, Alexis McClure and Aidan McClure of Woodbury, grandparents, Adam and Vickey McClure of Woodbury & Rhonda Merriman of Woodbury, great grandmother, Patsy Thomason of Woodbury, several uncles and an aunt also survive.

  • C. Lane Elkins

    C. Lane Elkins, 66, died Thursday, February 24th. He was a resident of the Bethany Community and was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include his wife Bonnie Barrett Elkins, sons, Rickey Elkins, Barry Elkins, Brent Elkins, 7 grandchildren, siblings Mallie Bryson, Lyla Dees, Shirley Bryson, Al D. and Clarine Elkins, and Vernon and Phyllis Elkins, mother-in-law Nancy Barrett, brother-in-law Leo Barrett, sisters-in-law June Prater, Faye Cunningham, and Louree Walker.

  • Owen Medford Motley

    Owen Medford Motley, 80, of Murfreesboro died Thursday, February 17th, following an extended illness. He was a native of Cannon County.

    He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Wilma Jo Gunter Motley of Murfreesboro; 2 children, Teresa Gwen Motley of Florida and Gregory Owen Motley of Murfreesboro; 3 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson and sister, Virginia Boyko of Michigan.

    He was a veteran of the Air Force having served during the Korean conflict.

  • Ruth Rogers Todd

    Ruth Rogers Todd, 90, died Wednesday, February 16th, following an extended illness. She was a resident of McMinnville and was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include: daughter, Virginia Veach of McMinnville, son, Donald Todd of Manchester, 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

    Funeral services for Ruth Rogers Todd will be Saturday at 1:00pm in the chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Bro. Wayne Davenport will conduct the service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

  • Earl Nathan Simmons, Sr.

    Earl Nathan Simmons, Sr., 69, died Monday, February 14th, following an extended illness. He was a resident of Woodbury and was a native of Doyle.

    Survivors include; daughter, Donna Johnston of South Carolina, son, Joseph Simmons of Michigan, brother, Dewayne Simmons of Georgia, sister, Patsy Moore of Pelham and 2 grandchildren also survive.

    Funeral services for Earl Nathan Simmons will be 1:00pm Thursday, February 17th in the chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.

    Visitation with the family will be 6:00pm till 8:00pm Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011

  • Robert E. Jennings

    Robert E. Jennings, 80, died Monday, February 14th.

    Survivors include his wife Jane McCrary Jennings, son, Douglas Jennings, sister, Thelma Jennings Owen, and brother, Austin Jennings.

    Jennings was a veteran having served three years in the U. S. Army, a member of the Woodbury Lions Club for 56 years, Mr. Jennings was a partner in Jennings Motors, Woodbury automobile agency, until he retired. He was also a member Cannon County Board of Education.

  • Nonetta Herndon Smith

    Nonetta Herndon Smith, 88, of Murfreesboro died Feb. 15, 2011. She was a native of Indiana.

    Survivors include her son, Ray David Smith of Brentwood and daughter, Judy Ann Messick of Florida; as well as several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services for Nonetta Herndon Smith will be Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at 1 PM in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cherry Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 17th, from 2:00pm – 8:00pm at the funeral home.

    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

  • John Morris McCollum

    John Morris McCollum died Wednesday, February 9th. He was a native of Nashville and a resident of Woodbury.

    Survivors include, sisters, Caroline Nance of Mt. Pleasant, Lucy Church of Columbia and Shirley McNatt of Waynesboro one niece and four nephews also survive.

    Funeral services for John Morris McCollum will be held at 1:00pm Monday, February 14 at Woodbury First United Methodist Church. Blake Stephens will conduct the service. Visitation with the family will be from 11:00 am until time of service at the church. Burial will follow at the Gilley Hill Cemetery.

  • Lola Cebell Paschal

    Lola Cebell Paschal, 89 of Woodbury died Thursday, February 10th following a short illness. She was a resident of Woodbury and was a native of Bradyville.

    Survivors include: several nephews and nieces.

    Funeral services for Lola Cebell Paschal will be 11:00am Monday, February 14th in the chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Bro. Herb Alsup will conduct the service. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

    Visitation with the family will be Sunday from 3:00pm – 8:00pm at the funeral home.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Riverside, Thyatira or Jernigan Cemeteries.

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