Obituaries

  • Billy Joe Mathis

    Tuesday, 24 January 2012

    Billy Joe Mathis, age 63, passed away January 22, 2012, at this home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a life-long resident of Woodbury and a native of Coffee Co.
    He is preceded in death by his father, William Mathis; mother, Elizabeth Stanley Mathis Merritt; Brother, Jerry Mathis; Sister, Betty Markum and Step-Sister, Joan Todd.
    Survivors include his companion of 26 years, Kay Mathis of Woodbury; Daughters, Mandy Joe Mathis (Blake Edwards) & Betty Lou (Mitchell) Sanders of Woodbury; 2 beloved grandsons, William Braxton Edwards and Ryan Mitchell Sanders of Woodbury; Sisters, Joyce (Jim) Weiss, Jean (Troy) Murphy, Alice Davis, Ruth (Ricky) Murphy all of Woodbury; Mary Ellen Carmack of McMinnville; his brother, George David “Peanut” Mathis of Woodbury, Step-Sister, Dale Gregory of KY; Step-brother, Wade Merritt of Woodbury; Sister-in-law, Ruby Mathis of Woodbury; and beloved brother & sister-in-law, Ray & Kathy Murphy of Smithville.
    A member of the Church of Christ, he spent his years farming, working construction and several years of tree service. Many beautiful farms of Cannon County show his passion for perfection with his well-made, well known fences.
    Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2012 with Bro. Al Bugg officiating. Interment will follow in the Centerhill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 11 am until 9 pm Tuesday, January 24, 2012. 
    Pallbearers include Mike Wilson, Ronnie & Jeff Hall, Russell Davenport, Dale Cruel, Jimmy & Glen Higgins, David Thomas, Jeff & Michael Estes & Michael Freeze. 
    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Woodbury Funeral Home for final expenses.
    Woodbury Funeral Home Is In Charge Of The Arrrangements

  • Guy D Alexander Jr

    Monday, 23 January 2012

    Guy D. Alexander, Jr., 74, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at Woodbury Health Care Center following a short illness – complications from a stroke.

    Mr. Alexander was a native of Cannon County and Woodbury resident. A member of the Baptist Church, he was a veteran of Tennessee Army National Guard from 1960–1967, a retired homebuilder and rental property owner.

    Survivors:

    Son & Daughter-in-law: Guy D. (Bo) Alexander, III and Shelly Smotherman Alexander of Murfreesboro.

    Sisters: Joy Scott & Pauline Witty both of Woodbury and 1 other sister.

    Niece: Teresa Scott Stoetzel and 2 other Nieces.

    Nephews: Mark & Steve Scott and 1 other Nephew.

    Beloved Canine Companion: Cocoa.

    Numerous other cousins, Friends and Colleagues.

    He was preceded in death by his “Darling Bride” Julie Wilsey Alexander and his parents, Guy Alexander, Sr. and Mary E. Davenport Alexander.

    Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012 with Bro. Bratten Tucker and Bro. Derrell O’Neal officiating. Burial will be in Reed Cemetery.

    Visitation will be from 4 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.

    Pallbearers: Tommy, Steve & Michael Bell, Steve & Mark Scott, Lytle Tenpenny.

    Honorary Pallbearers: Carlton Shirley, Bob Stoetzel, A.C. Bell, Jr. & Leland Schwamberger.

    In lieu of flowers donations, may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital % Woodbury Funeral Home.
    Woodbury Funeral Home Is In Charge Of Arrangements

  • Angeline J Carnes

    Saturday, 21 January 2012

    Angeline J. Carnes, 78, of Flora, IL, died on Friday, January 20, 2012 at Flora Rehab & Health Care Center In Flora.

     

    She was born April 11, 1933 in Chicago, IL to Vito and Emily (Rio) Paglia.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of the Catholic faith.  Angeline will be remembered by those around her as providing a beautiful example of how "to love and be loved" in everything she did.  She was a special lady.  She lived life with a speech and hearing impairment, but this did nothing to lessen her dedication to her family.  She found enjoyment in collecting unique decorative elephants and loved animals, especially cats.  While living in the nursing home, she spent her time playing bingo, making crafts and playing rummy. 

     

    She is survived by her children, Betty (Jeff) Hall of Woodbury, Jerry (Doreen) Phillips of Woodbury, Kathy (Gary) Eskew of Flora, IL.; 3 brothers, Raymond Paglia of Villa Park, Vito Paglia of Lincoln, Jim (Jackie) Lewis of Las Vegas, NV; 9 grandchildren, Angela, Anthony, Brian, Christy, Melissa, Heather, Jeremy, Jason & Rachel; 17 great grandchildren and 2 expected great grandchildren; 2 nephews and 1 niece; Joey Lewis, Jeffrey Lewis, Jennifer Lewis; along with several great nephews, great nieces, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Daughter, Angela Phillips and sister-in-law Ange Paglia.

     

    A graveside service will be held at 11 am Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Prater Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Monday, January 23, 2012  from 6-9 p.m. at Woodbury Funeral Home.

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home is in Charge of the Arrangements

     

     

  • Doris Brownie Soloman Jones

    Thursday, 19 January 2012

    Doris Brownie Solomon Jones, 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at her home following an extended illness.
    A resident of Woodbury, she was a native of Franklin Co., TN.             
    Survivors:
    Husband: Jim Jones of Woodbury.
    Son: Bobby and Lisa Doney of Fayetteville.
    Daughter: Janet and Paul Veeneman of Tullahoma.
    Brother: Lee and Linda Solomon of Smithville.
    Grandchildren: Leigh Blount, Leslie, Will and Terry Doney, Kyle, Adam and Rachel Dickson, Regina Meeks and Rhonda Pennington.
    Nieces and Nephew: Aaron Solomon, Tara James and Courtney Berlyak.
    Also surviving are three great grandchildren.
    A member of the Woodbury Church of Christ, she was retired from Superior Home Health as an Advanced LPN.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Lee (Pete) and Georgia Lee Luttrell Solomon.
    Funeral service will be held at Woodbury Church of Christ at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Gardens. 
    Visitation is from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 and she will lie in state from 1:00 p.m. until time of Services at Woodbury Church of Christ.
    Pallbearers: Bruce Luttrell, Buck Robinson, Aaron Solomon, Stan Hollandsworth, Tony Mason, Jimmy Luttrell & Dr. Leon Reuhland, Danny Vythouthkas, Jason Pittman.
    In lieu of flowers donations, may be made to American Cancer Society or Short Mountain Bible Camp.
    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

  • Johnnie Bell Davenport Nichols

    Monday, 16 January 2012

    Mrs. Johnnie Bell (Davenport) Nichols, 83, of Readyville died January 15, 2012. She was born April 21, 1928 in Cannon County, TN. Her parents were the late Johnny Eagleton Davenport and Lena Bell (Preston) Davenport. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorris "Slick" Nichols; son, Roger Allen Nichols; brothers, Rodney Davenport and Robert William Davenport; sisters, Lorene Chester, Emma Nell Simmons, Dorothy Dean Mayo and Rilla Sue Bogle.
     
         Survivors include her sons, Gayle & Linda Nichols of Woodbury, Randall & Carolyn Nichols of Murfreesboro; daughter, Margarita & Steve Watts of Readyville; brother, Macon "Snooks" Davenport of Murfreesboro; seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchildren.
     
         She was a member of the Hillview Church of Christ. Her family said that she was always there when they needed her. She enjoyed crocheting and sewing. Spending time with family, especially, grandchildren and great granchildren was a joy for her. Cooking chicken and cornbread for family dinners was something she loved to do.
     
         Visitation will be held on Monday, January 16, 2012 from 4-8 PM at Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. David Watts and Tim Watts will officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Caris Hospice by contacting Smith Funeral Home

  • Larry Ricky Blair

    Monday, 16 January 2012

    Larry Ricky Blair, Jr., 38, died Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at Stones River Hospital E/R following a short illness.
    A native of Cannon County, he was a construction worker.
    Survivors include:
    Father: Larry Blair of Lebanon.
    Mother: Kathelean Diane Farless of Woodbury.
    Three children: Stephanie Rachelle Blair, Larry Ricky Blair III and Mikyla Ryan Blair, all of Woodbury.
    Brother: Micah Steffen Blair of Woodbury.
    Sister: Desiree Elisapeth Greer of South Carolina.
    Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
    Graveside services will be held Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery.
    Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 15, 2012.
    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • Donna Jo Cook

    Thursday, 12 January 2012

    Donna Jo Cook, 46, of Woodbury died January 11, 2012.  She was born November 13, 1965 in Woodbury, TN.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Joan Geasley.
        
        She is survived by her father, Joe Cook of Readyville; brother, Zachary Cook of Readyville; sister, Kim Cook of Readyville and two nieces, Ali Jo Peckham and Mikayla Josie Cook.

         The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 4-6 PM at Smith Funeral Home.  Memorial services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Greg Mitchell will officiate.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society.  Contact Smith Funeral Home for details.

  • Ronald Dean Arledge

    Thursday, 12 January 2012

    Ronald Dean “Deano” Arledge, 50, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at the Medical Center of Manchester following a short illness.       
    A resident of Morrison, he was born in Coffee Co, TN.
    Survivors:
    Children, John Montrose of Murfreesboro and Kayla Arledge Kirkpatrick and her husband, Justin of Woodbury.
    Grandchildren, Ashlyn and Caleb Montrose and Gabrella Arledge.
    Siblings, Linda Adamson of Woodbury and Don Taylor and his wife, Cynthia of Woodbury.
    Nieces and Nephews, Anthony Adamson, Eden Baxter and Emily Taylor.
    Great Nephew, Austin Adamson.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas C. and Gladys Ruth Witty Arledge and his niece, Angie Adamson.
    He was a truck driver with Lewis Bakery.
    Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
    Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2012.
    Woodbury Funeral Home Is In Charge Of The Arrangements

  • Terri Ann Jones

    Thursday, 12 January 2012

    Mrs. Terri Ann Jones, 53, of Woodbury died January 11, 2012. She was born March 14, 1958 in Nashville, TN. She was preceded in death by her father, James E. "Jabo" Hollandsworth.

    Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Gary Jones; her mother, Ann (Savely) Hollandsworth; son, Kirk & Tiffany Jones all of Woodbury; daughter, Becky & Kenny Mears of Bradyville; sister, Rhonda & Glen Wimberly of Woodbury and six grandchildren.

    Mrs. Jones was a member of the West High Street Church of Christ. She owned and operated, Miss Terri's Day Care for over 35 years. Being around children and taking care of them was something she loved to do. She spent a lot of time reading the Bible. Her favorite thing of all was being with her family.

    Visitation will be held Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 2-8 PM at Smith Funeral Home and on Friday, January 13, 2012 from 2-8 PM. Funeral services will be held in the Smith Funeral Home chapel on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 1 PM. Jack Bailey and Mance Davis, Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow in Gilley Hill Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Ronald McDonald House. Contact Smith Funeral Home to make a donation.
    Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  • L. Winfred Gannon

    Thursday, 12 January 2012

    L. Winfred Gannon, 69, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 at MTMC following an extended illness.
                         
    A native of: Cannon County, he was a member of the Pleasant View Church of Christ, he was retired from Bridgestone.

    Survivors:

    Wife of 47 years, Minnie Morris Gannon of Woodbury.

    Daughter, Kathy Mears (Lamar Redmon) of Woodbury.

    Grandchildren, Steven Mears (Nikki Mingle) and Kimberly Mears (Andrew Cameron) both of Woodbury  and Brittany Mears (Akita Dobson) of McMinnville.

    Step Grandchildren, Mary, Daphne & Nathan Moore.

    Sister, Judy Reed of Tullahoma.

    Aunt, Wilma Thomas of Woodbury.

    Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Baxter and Laura Mae Merritt Gannon.

    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m .on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

    Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery,  

    Visitation is from 10 am until 9 pm Thursday, January 12, 2012.

    Pallbearers: Grandson and Nephews.
    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

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