Obituaries

  • James Howard Matheny

    Saturday, 15 October 2011

    Mr. James Howard Matheny, 77, of Bradyville died October 14, 2011. He was born November 14, 1933 in Rickman, TN. His parents were the late Carlen Edgar Matheny and Mary Ethel (Walker) Matheny. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gentry Matheny and two sisters, Vesta Thompson and Iva Shore.

    He is survived by his wife, Ruby Ellen (Walker) Matheny of Bradyville; two sons, Doug and Diane Matheny of Auburntown and Billy Matheny of Bradyville; a daughter, Donna & Al Durkee of Manchester; a brother, Ernest & Louise Matheny of Anderson, IN; a sister, Fran & Chuck Babb of Cookeville, TN; two grandsons, Jackie Lee Hays and Danny Lynn Matheny and one great grandson Shawn Michael Matheny.

    Mr. Matheny was a retired employee of Carrier in Morrison with 28 years service. After moving to Cannon County he and his family operated a dairy and enjoyed working together on the farm. Being on the farm and with his family were his favorite things.

    Visitation will be Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 4-8 PM at Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Jimmy Jetton will officate. Interment will be in Midway Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Douglas Wayne "Fuzzy" Griffith

    Friday, 14 October 2011

    Douglas Wayne “Fuzzy” Griffith, 56, died Thursday, October 13, 2011 at River Park Hospital following an extended illness.

    A native of Muncie, IN, he was a resident of McMinnville. He was a member of the Community Day Springs Church of McMinnville and an Audio Visual Tech at MTSU.

    Survivors incliude his mother, Jamie Cantrell Griffith of Centertown; daughters, Amanda Griffith and Fiancé, Joshua Thomas of Woodbury, Ashley Griffith Young and husband, Devin Young of Woodbury; Grandson, Daylen Winston Young of Woodbury; brothers, Michael David Griffith, William Glenn Griffith, Gerald Griffith and Gordon Boyd Griffith all of McMinnville; and sister, Gina Griffith Harding of McMinnville.

    He was preceded in death by his father, William David Griffith.

    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2011 with Bro. Rex Boles.

    Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in the Blue Springs Community, DeKalb County. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011.
    Woodbury Funeral Home is In Charge Of The Arrangements

  • Wilma Jean Bogle Bulgren

    Friday, 14 October 2011

    Wilma Jean Bogle Bulgren, 80, died Friday, October 14, 2011 at Northside Health Care following an extended illness.

    A member of the Church of Christ, she was a Retired Seamstress and Nurse.

    She was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors included her son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Linda Brown of Murfreesboro; grandsons, Chris (Susan) Brown of Oxnard, CA and Alan (Amanda) Brown of Murfreesboro; great grandchildren, Madison Baird and Bryson Alan Brown; step great grandchildren, Tyler and Tristan Byers; and niece and nephews, Melba June and Billy Nichols, Glen and Judi Gassaway and Jovonne Sungail.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesseand Willie Taylor Bogle; her husband, Dale Bulgren; 2 sisters, Georgia Lee Mayo and Alberta Gassaway and 2 Brothers, Fred Wooten, Jr. and John Bogle.

    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2011.

    Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

    Visitation is from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2011.
    Woodbury Funeral Home is In Charge Of The Arrangements
     

  • Wilma Jean Alford

    Wednesday, 12 October 2011

    Wilma Jean Alford, 72, died Monday, October 10, 2011 at her home following an extendd illness.

    A resident of Portland, TN, she was born in Coffee County.

    She was a member of the Nazarene Church.

    Survivors include a brother, James (Joan) Alford of Springfield; sisters, Dorothy Hicks of FL, Charlene (Bill) McCormick of Smyrna and Connie Alford of Portland; half-sister, Ozell Plemons of Hendersonville; brothers-in-law: Kenneth Sissom of Woodbury and Dale Strader of Hendersonville; and caregivers, Linda and Larry Matchinske of Portland.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, John Oliver Alford & Erie Bell Floyd Alford.

    Graveside Services will be held at Wilson Chapel Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 with Bro. Joe Sissom officiating

    Burial will be in Wilson Chapel.

    Visitation is from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13,,2011.

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  • Arno Alfred Pace

    Wednesday, 5 October 2011

    Mr. Arno Alfred Pace, 94, of Madison died on October 4, 2011. He was born November 29, 1916 in Wiggins, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his parents William W. Pace and Nina Mae (Breland) Pace; also preceded by brothers, Wilburn Pace and Benjamin Pace, sisters, Bonnie Pace and Sally Pace, Willie Mae Pace, Adele Pace and Selma Pace.
         He is survived by his wife, Bertha Manus Pace of Madison; a brother, Nathaniel A. Pace of Newport News, VA and several nieces and nephews.
    When he was young he discovered an ability to play the guitar and harmonica. He served in the U. S. Army during WWII. After being injured during the war, he used his musical ability to help entertain other soldiers. During this time he met other entertainers like Bob Hope through the USO. Mr. Pace also wrote many songs, recorded some albums and helped other musicians working on their albums. During his life he also had acting parts in several movies, including one with Gene Autry. Mr. Pace attended the Cowboy Church in Nashville. He was also a member of the Inglewood VFW.
         Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 10 AM-8 PM. Funeral services will be Friday, October 7, 2011 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Dave Davis and Harry Yates will officiate. Interment will follow in Manus Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (615)563-5337 www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net

  • Louree Turney Gaither

    Monday, 3 October 2011

    Louree Turney Gaither, 92, died Sunday, October 2, 2011, at Woodbury Health Care Center following an extended illness.
    A native of Cannon County, she was a housewife and a member of the Auburntown Church of Christ.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Ova Simpson Turney, and her husband, I.B. Gaither.
    Survivors include two sons, Ronny (Sandra) Gaither of Greenbriar, TN and Barry (Janice) Gaither of Townsend, GA; four grandchildren, Isaac Gaither, Rachel Gaither, Lorie Gaither (Dennis) Lane and Daniel Bryant (Lisa) Gaither; and five great grandchildren, Dakota, Dawson, Denton Lane, Trinity and Hunter Gaither. 
    Funeral services will be held at Auburntown Church of Christ at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 with Bro. David Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Donnell Cemetery.
    Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 at Woodbury Funeral Home and she will lie in state at the church from 9 a.m. until time of service Tuesday.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home Is In Charge Of The Funeral Arrangements

  • Joe Dudley J.D. Lewis

    Wednesday, 28 September 2011

    Graveside services for Mr. Joe Dudley “J.D.” Lewis, age 73, of Morrison, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 29, 2011at McMahan Church of Christ with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating. Burial will follow in the McMahan Cemetery in Cannon County. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until time of service at the church. Mr. Lewis passed away on Monday, September 26.

    Mr. Lewis was born in Woodbury, TN, the son of the late Stanley and Jane Todd Lewis. He was a graduate of Woodbury Central High School and later, Nashville Auto Diesel College. He was a farmer and a businessman in the retail grocery industry. He was also a member of the National Guard and later, the Army Air Force. He was a member of the McMahan Church of Christ.

    Mr. Lewis is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Shirley Ann Cook Lewis; two daughters, Sandra (Chuck) Christie of Holdrege, NE and Fancie (Curtis) Ely of Woodbury; one brother, Dean Lewis of Murfreesboro; two sisters, Janet “Wayne” Prater of Woodbury and Dalphia (Joe) Parsley of Fayetteville; three grandchildren, Savannah Ely, Adam Christie, and Jon Christie; and several nieces and nephews.

  • Sammie Sue Haley Harris

    Wednesday, 28 September 2011

    Sammie Sue Haley Harris, 70, died Monday, September 26, 2011 at MTMC following an extended illness.

    A resident of Woodbury, she was a native of Coffee County. She was a Ret. Seamstress with Valdor and was a member of the Plainview Baptist Church.

    Survivors: 2 Sons: Jackie Dean (Shelia) Haley of Bradyville & Michael Thomas of Woodbury

    6 Grandsons: David & Chris Haley, Shane, Justin & Tyler Thomas, and Danny Wayne Williams

    2 Great Grandchildren: Lola Jane Haley & Welch Williams

    2 Sisters: Marie Lawson & Alta Lorance both of Woodbury

    Nieces:  Sherry Lynn Taylor of Bradyville, Rachel Alexander of LaVergne and Rena Stoner of Ashland City

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam & Roxie Gullett Haley; Husband, Marvin “Monkey” Thomas; Sons, Danny Ray Haley & Terry Wayne Haley; Brothers, James Bratten Haley & I.C. Haley.

    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29., 2011 with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Burial will be in Blue Wing Cemetery.

    Visitation will be from 5–9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.

  • Brenda Joyce Redmon

    Friday, 23 September 2011

    Mrs. Brenda Joyce Redmon age 63 of McMinnville, TN, died Thursday, September 22, 2011, at River Park Hospital. She was born September 06, 1948, in Woodbury, TN, was a beautician, former employee of Calsonic and a member of Woodbury Church of Christ. Mrs. Redmon was preceded in death by parents Samuel Steven and Mary Susan Harrell Stembridge, daughter Amanda Leann Redmon, sister Joy Stembridge, and brothers Clarence Stembridge and Joe Bob Stembridge.
    Survivors include her husband of 43 years Lee Roy Redmon, McMinnville, TN, son Jonathan Redmon, Murfreesboro, TN, siblings Harrell Stembridge, Frank and Cynthia Stembridge, James and Sondra Stembridge, Bernice and Darce Wimberly, Carl Stembridge, Teresa and Russell Farless all of Woodbury, TN, and Carolyn and Tommy Burks, Russell Stembridge of Murfreesboro, TN, and Wade and Pat Stembridge of Kunkle, OH. Many nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.
    Funeral service is 2 P.M. Sunday, September 25, 2011, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Herb Alsup, Jr. and Bro. Al Bugg, Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory. The Redmon Family will receive friends Saturday from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Sunday from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
    Memorial donations may be made to Short Mountain Bible Camp or to Woodbury Church of Christ Day School.

  • Brenda Joyce McBride Pickett

    Friday, 23 September 2011

    Brenda Joyce McBride Pickett, 62, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 at Stones River Hospital following a sudden illness.
    A native of Cannon County and resident of Woodbury, she was a federal bookkeeper with the Cannon County Board of Education and a member of the Lakewood Baptist Church.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, James O. and Joyce Bush McBride.
    Survivors include her husband, Ralph Pickett of Woodbury; daughter, Alicia Joy Pickett of Woodbury; five step-children, Tracey West, Charlotte Bates, Bobbi Deberry, Ralph Pickett, Jr. and Lisa Holman; sister, Judy (Wade) Campbell of Woodbury; brother, Jimmy (Janet) McBride of Murfreesboro; special aunt, Imogene Rogers of Woodbury; eight step-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts.
    Funeral services will be held at Lakewood Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 with Bro. Wade Campbell officiating. Burial will be in King Cemetery.
     
    Visitation will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 at Woodbury Funeral Home and from noon Saturday until time of service at Lakewood Baptist Church.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lakewood Baptist Building Fund
    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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