• Edward Davenport

    Thursday, 13 June 2013

    Name:    Edward Davenport                                                           Age:    84
    Date Died: Wed. June 12, 2013 Where:   Middle Tennessee Medical Center
    Birthplace:  Cannon County, TN    Address:  629 B Tenpenny Rd., Woodbury, TN 37190       
    Survivors:  Wife of 67 years:  Eva Hutchins Davenport of Woodbury
    Children:  Bobby Jerome (Judith) Davenport of Waynesboro, Mark Edward (Becky) Davenport of Lebanon, Roger Boyd (Sharon) Davenport of Mt. Juliet, Frances Elane Davenport of Murfreesboro
    Sister:  Charlotte Buntin of Oaklawn, IL.
    Grandchildren:  Bobby Davenport, Jr., Staci Williams, Jeremiah Woehler, Shannon Wright, Nicole Ford, Erica Mentzer, Matthew Pridemore and Diana Golden
    12 Great and 1 Great Great Grandchild; 1 niece and 3 nephews
    Mr. Davenport was a member of New Hope Church of Christ, a Telephone Cable Contractor and a Cannon Co. Road Commissioner.  Ed loved his family and loved to work.  He enjoyed being outdoors fishing and hunting with his children and grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie “Bunkin” & Ina Alexander Davenport and 2 Sisters, Irene Davenport and Ruby Cook.
    Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home      When: 1:00 pm Sat., 6/15/13
    Minister:  Bro. Ralph Richardson and Bro. Howard Knox, Jr. Interment: Reed Cemetery    
    Visitation: 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm Fri. June 14, 2013
    Pallbearers: Jeremiah Woehler, Bobby Davenport, Jr., B.J. Carrick, Blake Williams, Colton Davenport, Steve Woehler
    Honorary Pallbearers: Gail Reed, James Maxwell, Ike Parker, Richard Burks, Gene Mason and Dee Barrett

  • Heather Clark Patrick

    Wednesday, 12 June 2013

    Heather Clark Patrick, 50, of Short Mountain, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013. She was born November 30, 1962, in Schenectady, New York, the daughter of Fred and Beverly Barnes.
    Heather was a cosmetologist and local-business owner for many years. She had an intense love for all people and was well known for opening her heart and home to any in need. Heather's warmth and devotion touched many lives in the community.
    She is survived by her life partner, Rondi Larsen, daughter, Amanda Clark and mother, Beverly Barnes, all of Short Mountain. Also surviving is aunt Donna Bahan of New York, many beloved cousins and a multitude of close friends.
    She was preceded in death by her father, Fred J Barnes, grandmother Wilma Klebes and uncle Ronald Klebes.
    There will be a Celebration of Life rather than a traditional funeral service. The festivities will take place at Heather's home on Saturday June 15th, 2013 starting at 3 p.m. and continuing throughout the evening. Please come in the spirit of celebrating this amazing life with family and friends.

  • Betty Jo Osment

    Wednesday, 12 June 2013

    Betty Jo Osment, 69, of Woodbury, passed away on June 10, 2013 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. She was a native of Warren County and a lifelong resident of Cannon County. Betty was a member of the Church of Christ and a homemaker.
    Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Vera Mae Orrick. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Lee Osment; sons, Steven Dale Osment of Woodbury and Ernest Brian Osment of Woodbury; daughter, Shirlee Diane Cochrane of Murfreesboro; sister-in-law, Mae Orrick; and four grandchildren, Ian Cochrane, Halle Cochrane, Larena Osment, and Morgan Breanna Hale.
    Chapel service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2013 with Herb Alsup officiating. Burial will follow at Gunter Grizzle Cemetery with friends serving as active pallbearers.
    Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Smith Funeral Home, 303 Woodbury Rd, Woodbury, TN 37190.  615-563-5337 .

  • Loy Ledford (Pap) Smith

    Thursday, 6 June 2013

    Loy Ledford (Pap) Smith                                                           Age:    95
    Date Died: Thurs. June 6, 2013 Where:   Woodbury Health Care
    Birthplace:  Warren county, TN    Address:         
    Survivors:  2 Daughters:  Mary (Wayne) Brown and Betty Faye Johnson both of McMinnville
    Brother:  James and Olivene Smith of Woodbury
    Sister-in-law:  Francis Smith of Hermitage
    5 Grandchildren:  Sheila (Brian) Kelly, Timmy (Betty) Muncy, Angela Wiggins, Lisa (Jim) Weismore, David (Lori) Brown
    11 Great Grandchildren:  Rachel, Derek & Tabitha Muncy, Nancy Wiggins, Chase Kelly, Candice (Brian) Terry, Cole Poppelwell, Travis Brown, Brittany Jaco, Dillion Brown & Austin Brown
    6 Great Great Grandchildren:  Treyton, Ashlyn & Lauyn Terry, Alyiah, Gabrielle Jaco & Aylah Poppelwell
    Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents:  Banford E. and Tina Alice Young Smith, his wife:  Georgia M. Smith, and his brothers; Ozle and Jr. Smith.
    He was a farmer and retired from the VA Hospital, a veteran of WWII in the Army Air Corp, a member of the American Legion and a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ.
    Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home      When: 2:00 pm Sat., 6/08/13
    Minister:  Bro. Herb Alsup     Interment: Pleasant View Cemetery    
    Visitation: 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm Fri. June 7, 2013 and 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Sat. June 8, 2013

  • Dorothy Fillmore Millburn

    Thursday, 6 June 2013

    Dorothy Fillmore Millburn, age 93,  of Williamsburg, Kentucky, formerly of Woodbury, TN, passed away on June 1, 2013 after a long illness.  Dorothy was born January 16, 1920 in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa to the late John H. Fillmore and Emily Levy Fillmore.  She was preceded in death by Lew Millburn, her husband, and siblings   John W. Fillmore and   Evelyn Stewart Nitz. She is survived by four children, Dixie (David) Whitley of Murfreesboro, TN, Connie (Richard) Hallock of McDonald, TN, Douglas (Joyce) Millburn of Rockholds, KY, and Dennis (Bobbie) Millburn, of Snellville, GA.  She has 7 grandchildren, 11 great grand-children, and 1 great-great grandson, and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 P.M. Tuesday June 11 and the service will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 12 at the Woodbury Funeral Home in Woodbury, Tennessee.  Interment will be at the Amity Church cemetery on Highway 53.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Woodbury Seventh-day Adventist church school where Dorothy worked part-time.

  • William Kelly Spradley

    Tuesday, 4 June 2013


    William Kelly Spradley, 52, passed away at Vanderbilt Hospital following an extended illness.  A native of Little Rock, AR., he lived in Woodbury. 


    He is survived by his wife, Deborah Spradley of Woodbury; Parents, William & Lillian Spradley of Murfreesboro; Children, Heather (Christopher) Willow of Manchester, Jessica (Bradley) Sullivan, Karrie Spradley and Connor Spradley all of Murfreesboro; Sisters, Robin (David) Godsey of Decatur, AL & Terri (Joe) Loftus of Woodbury; 4 grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth, Levi, Keegan & Aaron.


    A veteran of the Air Force, he was disabled. 


    Visitation with the family will be from 2 – 4 pm Wed., June 5, 2013.  In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family for funeral expenses %Woodbury Funeral Home,  615-563-2311  or

  • Medford Carl Foster Jr.

    Tuesday, 4 June 2013

    Name:   Medford Carl Foster, Jr.                                            Age:    66
    Date Died: Mon. June 3, 2013 Where:   Middle Tennessee Medical Center
    Birthplace:  Cannon Co. Address:  1738 Doolittle Rd. Woodbury, Tn.  37190
    Survivors:  Wife:  Lynn Foster of Woodbury
    2 Daughters and Sons-in-law:  Katina & Kevin George and Karla & Mike Kemp all of Woodbury
    Grandchildren:  Cole and Cassie George, Nathan (Brittany) George, Kallie and Foster Kemp
    Sister and Brother-in-law: Faye & Jackie Gunter of Woodbury
    Step Sister: Eva Mathis of Woodbury
    He was preceded in death by his parents: Medford C. Foster, Sr. & Lota Rigsby Foster and his brother, Hershel Austin (H.A.) Foster. 
    Med was a member of the Church of Christ, Vietnam Veteran where he served in the Navy and was a retired truck driver.  His most important job was being a full time pa.
    Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home      When: 2:00 pm Thursday, 6/06/13
    Minister:  Bro. Daniel Hayes     Interment: Fuggitt Cemetery    
    Visitation:  4:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wed. June 5, 2013
    Active Pallbearers:  Mark Hayes, Shane Nichols, Kevin George, Mike Kemp, Ron Crossfield and Ronnie Hall
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society %Woodbury Funeral Home

  • Paul Smith

    Sunday, 2 June 2013

    Mr. Paul G. Smith, 87, of Morrison died June 1, 2013. He was born September 1, 1925 in Cannon County. His parents were the late Horace Smith and Lilly (Swanger) Smith. He was also preceded in death by his wife Juanita (Smithson) Smith; brothers, Joe, Fred, David, Dalton, David and Burt Smith; sisters, Lillie Minor Stacey and Minnie Bowman and by two infant siblings.
    Survivors include sons, Johnny & Kathy Smith of Bradyville and Ronnie & Donna Smith of Shelbyville; daughters, Judy Stacey of Auburntown and Patricia & Barry Cawthorn of Bradyville; four grandchildren, Jason Smith, Beth Stacey, Tina Cawthorn and Jacob Cawthorn; three great grandchildren, Parker, Carter and Walker Cawthorn.
    Mr. Smith was a member of the McMahan Church of Christ. He, wife and children ran a dairy farm for many years. He enjoyed raising show cattle as well. He loved to spend time with his family. Mr. Smith was an honest hard working man. He always had a smile on his face and a good story to tell.
    Visitation will be held Monday, June 3, 2013 from 10-2 PM at the McMahan Church of Christ. Funeral services will follow there at 2 PM. Jeff McMahan will officiate. Interment will be in McMahan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to the McMahan Cemetery Trust Fund. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Edward F. Hays

    Thursday, 30 May 2013


    Death Report from Woodbury Funeral Home

    Name:    Edward F. Hays                                                           Age:    86
    Date Died: Wed., May 29, 2013 Where:   Woodbury Health Care
    Birthplace:  Wilson Co., Cottage Home Comm. Address:  20260 Hwy. 96 Auburntown, Tn. 
    Survivors:  Wife of 61 years:  Martha Jennings Hays of Auburntown
    Daughter and Son-in-law:  Marna and John Higgins of Auburntown
    Grandchildren:  Andy, Allison & Amelia Higgins all of Auburntown
    Brother and Sister-in-law: Earl Bryan Hays and Martha of Conyers, GA.
    He was preceded in death by his parents: Marvin & Ruby Fite Hays. 
    Mr. Hays was a member of the Woodbury 1st Baptist Church, a field Engineer with DTC, and a veteran of WWII where he served in the Navy.
    Funeral Service: Woodbury 1st Baptist Church      When: 2:00 pm Sat., 6/01/13
    Minister:  Bro. Hunter Hay and Bro. Richard Williams     Interment: Prosperity Cemetery    
    Visitation:  3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Fri. June 2, 2013 and will lie in state at the church Saturday, from 1 – 2 pm.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
    Good Shepard’s Children’s Home, Murfreesboro, Tn.
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  • Jack Hollandsworth

    Thursday, 30 May 2013

    Mr. Jack Hollandsworth, 82, of Woodbury died May 29, 2013. He was born December 5, 1930 in Cannon County, TN. His parents were the late Edd Hollandsworth and Mai (Stone) Hollandsworth. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean (Dutton) Hollandsworth and his brother, James E. "Jabo" Hollandsworth.

    He is survived by his sons, Russell & Connie Hollandsworth of Murfreesboro, Doug & Janie Hollandsworth of Woodbury and Chris and Lori Hollandsworth of White House, TN, Jerrod & Tonia Hollandsworth of New Mexico; 10 grandchildren, two great grandchildren; niece, Rhonda & Glen Wimberly of Woodbury, nephew, Gary Jones of Woodbury.

    Mr. Hollandsworth was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ. Mr. Hollandsworth's wife died when his sons were young and he raised them himself. He was a retired truck driver for TCT. He also owned and operated a landscaping/nursery business, Florida Tropicals, in Nashville for a number of years. People knew him to be an honest and hard working man. He was very independent, loved to work around the house and fix things himself. Putting out a garden was something he enjoyed doing and he planned to do it again this year. He gave his niece some advice once, "you'll finish if you don't quit". That was how he lived his life.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 4-8 PM. Funeral services will be Friday, May 31, 2013 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Herb Alsup will officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Foundation. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details.