• Myrtes Cooper Alexander

    Wednesday, 29 February 2012

    Myrtes Cooper Alexander, 86, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at Community Care of Rutherford Co.
    A Cannon Co. native, she lived in Auburntown. She was a member of Sanders Fork Baptist Church and a seamstress at Colonial Corp. for 40 years.
    Granddaughter, Doris Ann (Bo) Davis of Murfreesboro; 4 great grandchildren, Kayce, Tyler, Andrew, Matthew Davis of Murfreesboro; 1 great great grandchild, Robert Alexander Davis of Murfreesboro; sister, Joyce Leach of Auburntown; brother, Prentice (Hazel) Cooper of Portland, daughter-in-law; Anna Faye Alexander of Murfreesboro.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie & Susie Bogle Cooper; husband, Jesse Alexander; 2 sons, Donald and Doris Alexander; great granddaughter, Dustie Davis; 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Mar. 1, 2012 with  Bro. Marvin Davenport officiating.
    Burial will be in Riverside Gardens.
    Visitation is from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.
    Her great grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • Janie Elizabeth Mooneyham

    Wednesday, 29 February 2012

    Janie Elizabeth Mooneyham, 84, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2012 at Stones River Hospital E/R.

    A native of Cannon County, she lived in Woodbury.


    Children: Frances Buse, Sherry Reed & Doyle Mooneyham all of Woodbury, Melba Finley of McMinnville and Joe Robert Mooneyham of Smithville

    Sister: Lavanda Sawyer of Smithville

    Also survived by 25 grandchildren & several great grandchildren

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter & Ethel Murphy Underwood, her husband, Willie Howard Mooneyham; children, Carl, Ernest, James Howard, Billy Joe & Joel Mooneyham & Linda Thomas.

    Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 2, 2012 with Bro. James Carl Lassiter officiating.                      

    Burial will be in Centerhill Cemetery.

    Visitatio is from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.  on Thursday, March 1, 2012.

  • Helen Talma Smith Curtis

    Monday, 27 February 2012

    Helen Talma Smith Curtis, 83, died: Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center.

    A member of Sycamore Baptist Church, she was a homemaker. A resident of Woodbury, she was born in Tony, AL


    Children: Doris Curtis of Woodbury, Carolyn (Wayne) Thomas of Smithville, Eddie (Yvonne) Curtis, Teddy Curtis, Kenneth Curtis, Talma Mosley all of Woodbury.   

    3 Siblings: Ruth Zachos of Lima, Ohio, William Dee (Betty) Smith of Murfreesboro & Dottie (Jim) Jones of Woodbury.

    3 Sisters-in-law: Elsie, Vern and Josie Smith.

    10 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Joel and Mable Ross Smith; her husband, Douglas Curtis; brothers: Daniel, Alvin, Harris, Wesley, Milton, and Frank Smith;  sisters:  Edith Caylor, Dorcas Filyaw and Rachel Smith & great grandson, William Hicks.

    Funeral service will be in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2012 with Bro. Richard Williams officiating.                         

    Burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery.

    Visitation will be after 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29.

  • Clatie Mae Stacey Hill

    Wednesday, 22 February 2012

    Clatie Mae Stacey Hill, 91, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at Woodbury Health Care Center.
    A member of Grace Assembly of God, she was a homemaker and a native of Cannon County.
    Children: Robbie (Billy) Cawthorn of Beech Grove, Phyllis (Melvin) Willis of Readyville, James (Wanda) Hill and Jeff Hill of Woodbury, Billy (Pam) Hill of Manchester, Bobby (Bonnie) Hill and Diane (Donnie) Green, all of Christiana.
    3 Sisters:  Marie Farless of Beech Grove, Cleo (William) Todd of Tn. Ridge and Ruth Hackney of Murfreesboro. 
    8 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren & 2 Great Great Grandchildren also survive.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Minervia Bush Stacey, her husband, Bernie Robert “Pete” Hill and her children, Wendell Hill and Virginia Hill.
    Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 with Bro. James Carl Lassiter officiating.
    Burial will be in Gilley Hill Cemetery.
    Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.

  • Margaret C. Bedwell

    Tuesday, 21 February 2012

    Margaret C. Bedwell, 89, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 at Community Care of Rutherford Co.

    A resident of Murfreesboro, she was a native of Cannon County,


    Children:  Gary (Teresa) Bedwell of Smithville, Dickie (Linda) Bedwell, Ronnie (Fay) Bedwell, Betty (Bobby) Bynum all of Woodbury, Carol (Jim) Petry of Murfreesboro, Brenda Hixon Rye and Sandra (Randy) Yoder both of Chattanooga

    Sister: Betty Hargrove of Murfreesboro

    19 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren & 1 Great Great Grandson

    She was preceded in death by her parents, James & Nettea Qualls Bucey and her brothers, Dalton & Tom Bucey

    A member of the 1st Baptist Church, she was a homemaker.

    Graveside Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.                 

    Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

    Visitation: 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.

    Pallbearers: Randy, David, Barry Bynum, Christopher James, David & Gage Bedwell & Christopher James

    Honorary Pallbearers:  Ricky Bynum


  • Milligan Hollandsworth

    Thursday, 16 February 2012

    Milligan Hollandsworth, 88, died Wedneday, Feb. 15, 2012 at Stones River Hospital following an extended illness.

    A native of Cannon County, he was a resident of Woodbury.

    He was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ, and was retired from Tennessee Dept. of Transportation as Supervisor with 45 years of service. He also was past Secretary of the Cannon Co. Election Commission.

    Wife of 65 years: Dean Grizzle Hollandsworth of Woodbury.

    Children: Joan and Glyn Prater, Stan and Sandy Hollandsworth and Lisa Jones, all of Woodbury.

    Daughter-in-law: Faye Hollandsworth of Woodbury.

    Sister: Miles Womack of Woodbury.

    6 Grandchildren: Cynthia Taylor, Michelle Prater, Stephanie Vance, Michael Hollandsworth, Shane Hollandsworth, Daniel Jones.

    4 Great Grandchildren: Eden Baxter, Emily Taylor, Reese Vance and Ryder Vance.

    Also surviving are 4 step grandchildren, 5 step great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Jessie Milligan Hollandsworth; son, Phil Hollandsworth; sister, Mary Morris; and brother, Ray Hollandsworth.

    Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 with Bro. Herb Alsup and Jason Melton officiating.

    Burial will follow in Riverside Gardens.

    Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 09, 2012.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Assoc. or Woodbury Church of Christ Day School

    Pallbearers: Michael and Shane Hollandsworth, Daniel Jones, Mark Vance, Don Taylor, Michael Baxter, Danny Morris, Hershel Morgan.

    Honorary Pallbearers: Jackie Francis, Doyle Duke, Billy Chumbley, John Womack, Noah Deberry, Mike Bailey and Jeff Todd.

  • Jean Richardson

    Wednesday, 15 February 2012

    Jean Richardson, age 79, of Murfreesboro, TN passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2012. A native of Liberty, TN she was the daughter of the late Shelia H. and Vernie Lou Hale Parker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Earl Richardson; son Shelie Eston Richardson; two brothers, Shelia Jr. and Jackie Parker; and brother-in-law, Clifton Ferrell.

    Funeral Services will be Thursday at 12:00PM at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Dr. Mike Norris and Brother Don Morris will officiate. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

    Mrs. Richardson is survived by her two daughters, Marcia Richardson of Christiana, and Sherry (Richard) York of Lascassas; grandson, Jacob York of Murfreesboro; brother, James (Catherine) Parker of Woodbury; sister, Jessie Mae Parker Ferrell of Woodbury; sister, Elizabeth Parker (David) Burnette of Readyville; sister, Billie (Glenn) Grizzle of Murfreesboro; brother, John (Edna) Parker of Liberty and Watertown; and sister, Joyce Parker (Jim) Speakman of Murfreesboro; and several nieces and nephews.
    Mrs. Richardson was a member of Franklin Road Baptist Church. As a child she attended and accepted Christ at Mt. Moriah Church. Mrs. Richardson was an avid gardner and enjoyed softball, sports and was a horse lover.  She also held a passion for needlework. She was retired from Chromalox and Alvin C. York VA Medical Center and her beloved yorkie Mollie.

    In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy at (Cure PSP 30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201 Timonium, MD 21093).

    Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

    Visitation with the family will be from 4:00PM to 8:00PM Wednesday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. 893-5151 Online condolences can be made at

  • Harold Lee Beagle

    Tuesday, 14 February 2012

    Harold Lee (Bud) Beagle (86) of Milton, TN, (formerly of Englewood, FL), went home to be with his Lord on February 8, 2012. He was born December 10, 1925 in Alexandria, VA and grew up in Catonsville, MD. Bud married the love of his life, wife Livie Sue Thomas in 1947 and they were together 64 & a half years until her death in Dec. 2011. He was a Freemason of the Alexandria Washington Lodge #22. Bud was co-owner and operator of Beagle & Collins Plumbing and Heating Co. in Alexandria for many years, until he moved his family to FL in 1974. He retired as Chief Inspector from the Charlotte County Building Department. In 1997 he and Sue relocated to Milton, TN to be near family. Bud will be remembered for his steadfast love of the Lord and his impassioned dedication to his family. Bud was preceded in death by his sister, Natalie, and his beloved wife, Sue. He is survived by his children; son Michael (wife Linda) of Readyville, TN, daughter Natalie Watts (husband Steve) of Sarasota, FL, son Robert (wife Debra) of Murfreesboro, TN; grandchildren, Matthew, Ryan, Eric, Jordy, Stephanie, Michael; great grand children, Blake, Ava and Mason. Services were private. Memorial donations may be made to CCSVI Alliance, Inc., 14115 W. 59th St. Arvada, CO. 80004, or American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311. Smith Funeral Home, Woodbury, TN (615)563-5337

  • Ruby Lorraine Davis

    Monday, 13 February 2012

    July 27, 1924 Ruby was born to Ruth Faye Shue in High Point, NC. Will and Lela Whorton adopted her a couple of years later.  Lela was a school teacher and she taught in Harriman, Deer Lodge, and Crossville TN during Ruby's growing up years. She went to school to her mom during the elementary years and then went to Fletcher Academy in Fletcher, NC. Then she went to Takoma Academy in Silver Spring, MD where she graduated.
    She came to Nashville, TN and was working at the Southern Publishing Association and going to business college. Verner John Davis moved to Nashville December of 1946 and became the youth leader in the Fatherland Street SDA Church. October 1948 he was looking for a pianist for their youth meeting and Ruby let him know that she could play. That began a fun courtship for them. For John, Ruby was the dream of his life. They were married on September 4 1949 in Crossville, TN
    They had four boys Benton (Ben), Richard, Don, and Sandford (Sandy). Family life was always filled with action and fun. Yes there were difficult times too, but they were always faced with a strong faith in God's power to provide.
    John and Ruby were members here of the Woodbury Seventh-day Adventist Church for 27 years. Their health reached a point that they needed to live closer to family and so moved to Collegedale, TN area for 3 ½ years and then moved to Sterling, NE in May of 2011.
    Ruby's favorite color was purple and John purchased a Purple Orchid for her On February 3 knowing that she would probably not make it until Valentines day. On February 7 at 3:10 in the morning she quietly breathed her last breath with family by her side. Her husband Verner John Davis is looking forward to the trumpet call of Jesus on the resurrection morning. Also a sister Kathleen Franklin three sons Benton, Richard and Don along with their wives, Elsie-Rae, Judy, and Sonya join John in listening for the trumpet call. Sandford is waiting with Ruby to be awakened by the trumpet call. There are 12 grandchildren 20 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
    Funeral services will be 12 noon Tuesday, Feb. 14 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Pastor Ben Davis officiating.  Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 am until 12 noon Tuesday.
    In love the family says goodbye until the words of Revelation 22:12 are fulfilled: “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. “ Until then we are comforted with the words of Psalms 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

  • Gertie Francis Youngblood

    Thursday, 9 February 2012

    Gertie Francis Youngblood, 95, died Tuesday, Feb. 07, 2012 at Woodbury Nursing Center following an extended illness.
    A native of Cannon County, she lived in Woodbury.
    A member for over 70 years at Centerhill Baptist Church, Ms. Youngblood was a retired factory worker, homemaker and basket maker.           
    Son & Daughter-in-law: Garland & Linda Youngblood of Woodbury.
    Grandchildren:  Ken (Fay) Youngblood of McMinnville & Avery (Nancy) Youngblood of Woodbury.
    Great Grandchildren: Jeff & Steven Smith; Scott & Kevin Youngblood and Lynesa Bell.
    Great Great Grandchildren: Rayton, Emeline, Aiden, Casen, Cade, Meredith, Madison & Nora.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie & Tillie Manus Thomas; husband, Elvert Youngblood; son, Leon Youngblood, daughter-in-law, Margie Youngblood and sister, Elsie Youngblood.
    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Centerhill Cemetery.
    Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 09, 2012.
    Pallbearers: Scott, Jeff, Steven, Jeremy, Kevin, David Jones & Donald Fann.
    Honorary Pallbearers: Roger Youngblood, Jimmy Blanton, Frank Stembridge, Ron Zeh.
    Woodbury Funeral Home Is In Charge Of Funeral Arrangements