• Linda Davis

    Wednesday, 6 November 2013

    Ms. Linda Davis, 73, of London, Kentucky died November 5, 2013. She was born in Asheville, North Carolina on September 18, 1940. Her parents were the late John Welch Crawford and Alma Plemmons Crawford. She was also preceded in death by a son, James "Jimmy" Davis and a daughter, Lynn Cathers.
    She is survived by a son, Craig W. Davis of London, KY; daughter, Lisa (Rory) George of Smithville; sisters, Sonja Rackes and special sister, Pat Hutchinson; ten grandchildren,
    Jennifer Leigh (George) Walls, Linda Marie Davis, Melissa Miracle, Stephanie (George) Stoetzel, Nici Davis, Floyd (D.J.) Miracle, Devren Davis, Shelly Davis, John Davis, Tawni Davis and three great grandchildren, Sierra Leigh Stoetzel, Jenna Lawren M'Lynn Walls, Madison Raye Stoetzel.
    Ms. Davis lived most of her life in Kentucky. She was a member of the Swiss Colony Baptist Church in London, KY. She enjoyed vegetable gardening. Raising beef cattle was special to her. Working on her farm she helped deliver some of the calves that lost the mother in birth. One very special calf she named Welch. After developing some health problems she moved to Smithville to stay with her daughter. She kept a positive outlook on life even through her illness.
    The family will hold a celebration of life at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be sent on the guestbook page of Contact Smith Funeral Home for further details. (615)563-5337


  • Lois Gassaway

    Wednesday, 6 November 2013

    Lois M. “Dottie” Gassaway, 87, of Danville passed away at 6:47 p.m. Monday November 4, 2013 at North Logan Health Care, Danville, Illinois.
    Dottie was born on April 7, 1926 in Williamsport, IN, the daughter of Amos C. and Mary Joene Shamp Young. She married Robert White Gassaway in 1976. He preceded her in death on December 28, 2001. Survivors include three sons: Jerry L. Susan Snider of Danville, IL, Robert G. (Judy) Gassaway of Murphysboro, TN, and Robert White Gassaway Jr. of Missouri; three daughters: Kathie (Paul) Case of Danville, IL, Jovonne Sungail of Catlin, IL, and Maryanne Schaurshag of California; one sister: Sally (John) Brooks of Attica, IN; thirteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and one on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, four sisters, and one great grandchild.
    Dottie was an active member of the Danville United Church of Christ. She enjoyed flowers, cooking, and fishing. 
    Funeral services 11 am Saturday at the Sycamore Baptist Church in Woodbury, Tennessee with visitation from 10 till service time at the church on Saturday.  Burial in the Sycamore Cemetery, Woodbury, Tennessee.  Memorials to the Danville United Church of Christ in Danville, Ill.  Online condolences at

  • Nezzie Haley

    Sunday, 3 November 2013

    Name: Nezzie White St. John Haley                                                         Age:    87
    Date Died: Friday, Nov. 01, 2013
    Birthplace: Cannon Co., Tn.
    Survivors: Son:  William Jerry Haley of Colorado Springs, Co
    Daughters:  Nancy Jo Hovind of Kennesaw, GA and Barbara Jean Thornton of Dayton, OH
    Siblings:Christine Gannon & Beaurina Elkins both of Woodbury & Flavil St. John of Acworth, GA
    Grandchildren:  Douglas Thornton, Kevin Haley, Karen Haley, Rhonda Kreitz and Jennifer Thornton
    Great Grandchildren:  Austen Reedy, Alec Page, Breanna Thornton, Haley Kreitz, Brenner Page, Bryce Thornton, Emily Thornton
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Nelson Oliver St. John and Bertha Youngblood St. John and her husband, William Medford Haley.
    A member of the Iconium Church of Christ, she was a retired nurse.
    Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home       When: 12 noon Tues, Nov. 5, 2013
    Interment: Leoni Cemetery                   Minister:  Bro. Oren Hicks and Bro. Norman Pelham
    Visitation:  9:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association

  • Gracie Swann

    Thursday, 31 October 2013

    Gracie Swann, Madison/Woodbury, October 31, 2013, age 81.  Survived by her daughter, Tammy (Scott) Huddleston; grandchildren, Taylor Huddleston, and Easton Huddleston; brother, Bobby (Glenda) Richards.  She was a long time resident of Woodbury, TN, and a long time member of Woodbury First Baptist Church.  Visitation will be at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville Friday from 3-8pm.  Chapel service will be held Saturday November 2 at 11 am.  Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Woodbury at 2:30pm.  For those desiring, donations may be made to Story Church PO Box 2008, Madison, TN  37116.

  • Billie Doris Hibdon Williams

    Thursday, 31 October 2013

    Name: Billie Doris Hibdon Williams                                                         Age:    61
    Date Died: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Stones River Hospital E/R       
    Birthplace: Warren Co., Tn.
    Survivors: Husband:  Adron Williams of Ivy Bluff Community
    Sister:  Debbie (Mike) Lark of Maryville
    Mother-in-law:  Maymie Williams of Woodbury
    Sister-in-law:  Barbara Higgins of Woodbury
    Nieces & Nephews: Jason (Bridgette) Halliburton and Chasity Lark all of Maryville; Jeremiah Dale Hibdon of Manchester, Deana (Harold) Douglas of Woodbury and Darla (Jessie) Cunningham of Milton
    Great Nieces and Nephews:  Jaylyn and Kaylee Halliburton, Miah and Jessie Lee Hibdon, Jason & Blake Douglas, Brady and Briley Cunningham
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Billy Bob Hibdon & Minnie Doris Bowman Hibdon; brother, Jeffery Dale Hibdon and nephew, Darrell Higgins.
    A member of the Church of Christ, she was the retired Secretary for Mr. Jim Cummings and at Upper Cumberland Resource Agency.
    Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home       When: 11 am Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013
    Interment: McMahan Cemetery                                Minister:  Bro. Richard Bowman
    Visitation:  10:00 to 9:00 PM Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

  • Teresa Smith Pelsue

    Wednesday, 30 October 2013

    Name: Teresa Smith Pelsue                     Age:    49
    Date Died: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at her home
    Birthplace: Cannon Co., Tn.
    Survivors: Daughter:  Lindsey Butcher Sullivan of Woodbury
    Grandchildren:  Emily, Hannah & Austin Sullivan all of Woodbury
    Siblings:  Marie (Ray) Ferrell of Lebanon, Pat Maxwell of Murfreesboro, Jeannie (Randy) Durham of Readyville, Robert (Joyce) Smith, Ronnie Smith, Jeffery (Ann) Smith, Sammie (Janice) Smith and Mikey (Sharon) Smith all of Woodbury
    Friend:  Robert Holden of Murfreesboro
    Several nieces and nephews also survive
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Harris & Barbara Higgins Smith and her daughter, Melissa Butcher.
    A member of the Baptist Church, she was a homemaker.
    Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home       When: 2 pm Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013
    Interment: Evergreen Cemetery
    Visitation:  3:00 to 9:00 PM Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

  • Kenneth Gassaway

    Monday, 28 October 2013

    Mr. Kenneth Gassaway, 88, of Gassaway died October 25, 2013.  Graveside services to be held Monday, October 28, 2013 at Beech Hill Cemetery in Gassaway at 3 PM.  Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Cadence Pearl Hollandsworth

    Sunday, 27 October 2013

    Name: Cadence Pearl Hollandsworth                     Age:    0
    Date Died: Saturday, October 26, 2013 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital
    Birthplace: Rutherford Co., Tn.
    Survivors: Parents:  Shane & Jessica Leonard Hollandsworth of Woodbury
    Grandparents:  Stan & Sandy Hollandsworth and Sandra Leonard all of Woodbury, David & Connie Leonard of Auburntown
    Great Grandparents:  Dean Hollandsworth & the late Milligan Hollandsworth of Woodbury, Bobby & Dean Fletcher of Auburntown, Howard & Faye Leonard of Christiana, Jim & Peggy Holden of Woodbury
    Graveside Service: Riverside Gardens         When: 12:30 PM Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
    Minister:  Bro. Charlie Bowman                                 
    Visitation:  4:00 to 8:00 PM Monday, Oct. 28 & Tuesday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 2013

  • Cecil Ray Bronnenberg

    Friday, 25 October 2013

    Funeral services for Mr. Cecil Ray Bronnenberg, age 90, of Morrison, will be conducted Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Danny Freeman and Reverend Neal Glass officiating. Interment will follow with Military Honors at Ivy Bluff Cemetery in Cannon County, TN. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 AM until time of services at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Mr. Bronnenberg passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the VA Medical Center in Mufreesboro, TN.

    He was born January 17, 1923 in Markleville, Indiana, one of ten children born to the late John Bronnenberg and Neva Fostnot Bronnenberg. He graduated from Markleville High School in 1941 and joined the United States Navy on June 1, 1943. During WWII he served on the U.S.S.Fremont and was honorably discharged on January 1, 1946. Upon returning home, he attended Ball State University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education and later his Master’s Degree. During this time, he married Mary Beth Hanna and the couple resided in New Castle, Indiana where they raised their family. He was employed by New Castle School System as a teacher from 1949-1951,and as an elementary school principal from 1951-1980. Upon his retirement, he moved to Tennessee where he resided with his second wife, Mary Ann Bronnenberg. Mr. Bronnenberg enjoyed many hobbies over the years including fishing, hunting and gardening. He was known by many for his prized tomatoes, which he peddled for years at various farmer’s markets. In earlier years, he was extremely active in the Boy Scouts. He was an avid sports fan but his passion was watching college basketball. He was a member of the American Legion Post 78 as well as the VFW. He also enjoyed “birding” and was a member of the local Ornithological Society Chapter. He will be dearly missed by all, especially by his church family at Ivy Bluff Methodist Church, where he remained very active and devoted over the past nine years.

    In addition to his parents, Mr. Bronnenberg is preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Mary Beth Bronnenberg; his second wife, Mary Ann Carell Bronnenberg; and siblings; Sarah, Cletis, Paul, and Pete Bronnenberg, and Gretchen Stohler.

    Survivors include three children, Jane Johnson and husband, Brian of Palm Coast, FL; Brent Bronnenberg and wife, Dawn of Mokena, IL; and Rebecca Turbeville of White Bluff, TN; and his second wife’s children, Kevin Alexander of Raleigh, NC; and Karen Prather and husband, Eric of Dickson, TN; six grandchildren; Sarah Means, Jennifer Bronnenberg, Krista Bronnenberg, Bradley Bronnenberg, Katie Turbeville and Caleb Turbeville; and three step-grandchildren, Kimberly Alexander, Ethan Monahan, and Trey Prather. Also surviving are three sisters, Nina Bronnenberg of Markleville, IN; Julia Ashlock and husband, Robert of Lookout Mountain, GA and Zella Shirey of Daleville, IN; and a brother, Jon Lloyd Bronnenberg, Sr.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Memory of Mr. Bronnenberg to the Veteran's Administration or to Ivy Bluff Methodist church.

    Online condolences may be made at

    Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mr. Cecil Ray Bronnenberg.

  • Shirley Harrell

    Wednesday, 23 October 2013

    Name: Shirley Ann Woods Harrell                     Age:    68
    Date Died: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at her daughter’s home
    Birthplace: Rutherford Co., Tn.
    Survivors: Children: Karen & Lyndon Bogle of Murfreesboro, Dwayne & Sabrina Harrell of Sevierville
    Grandchildren:   Clint (Christy) Bogle, Layla (Richard) Alexander, Tamara (Kyle) Bratcher, Alan (Becky) Harrell, Kaitlyn Sutton and Kelly Sutton
    4 Great Grandchildren:  Mia & Makena Alexander, Gavin & Gaige Bogle
    Sister:  Evelyn Leeman of Murfreesboro
    Sister-in-law: Hazel Woods of Spring Hill and Betty (Larry) Bratcher of Murfreesboro
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde Woods and Ora Mae Fann McClaran; Husband, James Harrell, Jr. and Brother, Ray Woods.
    A member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church, She was retired from General Electric.
    Funeral Service: Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home   When: 11:00 am Thursday, 10/24/2013
    Minister:  Bro. Jeff Cripps                           Interment:  Roselawn Cemetery in Murfreesboro
    Visitation:  4 pm - 9 pm Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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