• Clyde Tate

    Thursday, 24 April 2014

    Name    Clyde W. Tate Sr.                                                             Age: 82
    Date Died: Sunday, April 20, 2014 in Akron, Ohio
    Survivors: Daughter:  Sherry (Thomas) Skinner
    2 Sons: Ernest Roy Tate and Clyde W. Tate, Jr.
    2 Grandchildren: Stephanie and Jamie
    2 Sister:  Louise Westfall and Althea Liedel 
    Brother:  Willie Tate
    He was born in Gassaway and was preceded in death by his parents, Medford and Luzettia Tate; sister, Patricia and grandson, Jason. 
    Clyde proudly served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War.  He was a Master Mason with Wadsworth Masonic Lodge #385.  Clyde worked as a local driver in Akron and retired from the Teamsters Union after 35 years.
    Graveside Side Service:  Riverside Gardens        When:  2:00 pm Sat. 4/26/14
    Visitation: 12 (Noon) until time of service at Woodbury Funeral Home
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  • Gertrude Thomas

    Thursday, 24 April 2014

    Gertrude Tressia Thomas, a Woodbury, TN resident and Grundy County, TN native died April 22, 2014 in Woodbury Health Center following an extended illness.

    She was a retired employee of Formfit Rogers, member of the Church of Christ and daughter of the late Dock Albert and Lucy Emma Myers Hobbs.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Jonah Hobbs and sister, Gladys Hampton.

    Mrs. Thomas is survived by daughter, Joann Thomas Lorance of Woodbury, TN; son Larry (Chong) Thomas of Browns Mill, NJ; three grandchildren, Lisa Nichols and Phillip Lorance of Woodbury, TN and Jason Thomas of Cambridge, MA; one great-grandson, Jonathan Nichols; two brothers, Joe (Frances) Hobbs of the Centertown Community and Bobby (Katherine) Hobbs of Altamont, TN.

    Funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 25, 2014 in High's Chapel with Kevin Key to officiate.  Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

    Visitation will be 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Thursday, April 24, 2014 and 9:00 A.M. Friday until time of service at High's.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels.

  • James Gann

    Tuesday, 22 April 2014

    James Corey Gann, 44, of Murfreesboro passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 at his home.
    He is survived by his son:  Daniel Gann of Murfreesboro and his mother, JoAnn Gann Pope of Murfreesboro; Parents: Janice Simmons Gann Brown of Readyville; Roy (Beth) Gann of Woodbury and Shirley Barrett Gann Moody of Murfreesboro
    Grandmother: Gertrude Morris of Woodbury; Granddaughter: Jalyn Eve Gann of Beech Grove; Siblings:  Lavonda Nichols of Woodbury, Katrina Call and Jeremy Gann of Murfreesboro and David Brown of Readyville
    Several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins also survive.                
    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Doran Gann, Rayburn & Louise Simmons, Leburn & Louise Barrett.
    A member of the Church of Christ, he was a previous Assistant Manager at Autrans in Smyrna and a drummer.  Corey loved his dogs and music.  He also loved to fish and play pool.
    Graveside Service:  Cherry Cemetery        When:  1:00 pm Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Minister:  Bro. Tommy Underwood
    Visitation: 4 pm – 8 pm Wed., April 23, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.
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  • Morris Blair

    Tuesday, 22 April 2014

    Morris Holbert Blair, 71 of Murray, KY. passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Western Baptist Hospital, Paducah, KY.
    He is survived by his wife of 51 years:  Dorothy F. Blair of Murray, KY.; 3 Daughters: Volla Darlene Stone and Violet Blair Strode of Tryon, NC & Valerie Lynn Blair of Mill Spring, NC.; 3 Grandchildren: Dustin R. Strode, Amberly Strode Leach & Levi Michael Dorsey; 1 Great Grandchild: Mason Howell Leach; Sister:  Geraldean Duke of Woodbury, TN; Brothers:  Billy J. Blair of Fowlerville, MI., Terry Blair of MI. and Larry Blair of Lebanon, TN.               
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd William Blair & Syliva Rachel Hibdon Blair.
    A member of the 7th Day Adventist Church, he was an Auto Mechanic.
    Funeral Services will be 1 pm Wed., April 23, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Clark officiating.  Interment will follow in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation: 10 am until time of service Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Active Pallbearers:  Dustin Strode, Phillip Blair, Mike Stone, Shane Dorsey, Robert Blair & Mark Byford. In lieu of flowers, please make all contributions to Woodbury Funeral Home in honor of Morris H. Blair.  Woodbury Funeral Home 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit

  • Connie Taylor

    Monday, 21 April 2014

    Connie Sue Taylor, 73, of Woodbury passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Vanderbilt Hospital.
    She is survived by her husband of 50 years:  Ralph Taylor of Woodbury
    Daughters:  Penny Brown, Mary Ann Schaal & Denise (Donnie) Vickers all of Woodbury
    Grandchildren: Daniel (Danielle Goynes) Vickers, Brandy Vickers & Hunter Schaal
    2 Great Grandchildren: Levi Vickers and Kiley Goynes
    Best Friend: Hazel Blair
    She was preceded in death by her mother, Nora Hollis; mother-in-law, Bessie Bush, Father-in-law, Benton Taylor; sons, Steve E. Taylor and Bobby Schaal; son-in-law, Joe Brown; Brother-in-law, Eddie Taylor; Sister-in-law, Mary McBride and several brothers and sisters.
    Sue was a member of Living Springs Church and was retired from Colonial Corp as a seamstress.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home        When:  4:00 pm Wed. 4/23/14
    Interment:  Oak Ridge Cemetery     Minister:  Bro. Greg Mitchell and Bro. Johnathan Buck
    Visitation: 5 – 9 pm Mon., 04/21/14, until 9 p.m. Tues, 04/22/14 and Wed. until time of service
    Active Pallbearers:  Brandon Gullett, Ethan Nickens, Kelly Curtis, Josh & T.J. Nichols and Chris Wilkerson
    Honorary Pallbearers:  Bro. Leon Messick, Joe Mitchell, Donny & Daniel Vickers and Roger Hindman
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  • Marlene Deangeles

    Sunday, 20 April 2014

    Mrs. Marlene Rose Deangeles, 67, of Bradyville passed away April 18, 2014.  She was a native of Chicago, Illinois but called Bradyville home for about the last 20 years.  She was preceded in death by her parents, James Joseph Eroncig and Katherine Betty Eroncig. 
    She is survived by her husband, Selvio Deangeles of Bradyville; son, Eric & Carrie Dierberger and his two children, Zachary and Reagan Dierberger of Chicago, IL; daughter, Ryan & Jason Robinson and their daughter, Riley Robinson of Tullahoma; brothers, James & Barbara Eroncig of Florida, William Eroncig of Vermont and Rudolph "Rudy" Eroncig of IL, also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Mrs. Deangeles was a devoted mother and wife.  She loved to spend time with them and cook their favorite meals like fettuccini. 
    The family will hold a private service at a later date.  Memories and condolences may be shared at  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Randy Brandon

    Thursday, 17 April 2014

    Randall Jackson “Randy” Brandon, 60, Date Died: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at his home following a sudden illness.
    He is survived by his wife of 39 years:  Sandra K. Pope Brandon of Burt Community; Daughter:  Darcie Michelle Brandon of Burt Community; Sister: Evelyn Brandon Jones of Burt Community; Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law:  Kevin (Tonya) Pope of
    Burt Community, Earl (Janis) Pope of KY, Steve (Amy) Pope of Smyrna, Carol Counts of Augusta, Ga., Diane (Gary) Gutherie of Murfreesboro and Sandy Brandon of Burt Community; 7 Nieces: Amy Brandon, Jamie (James D.) Hudson, Risa Pope,
    Jana (Dale) Flagstaff, Gina (Billy) Bradshaw, Ashley Pope, Candace (Mark) Bond; 7 Nephews: Jason (Kelli) Counts, Chris (Rachel) Gutherie, Bobby (Beth) Pope, Boyce Pope, Carter Pope, Heath Pope and Dillon Pope.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul L. & Lourene Burks Brandon, son, Marion Paul Brandon, brothers, Paul L. Brandon, Jr. and James E. “Jimmy” Brandon.
    Randy was a member and Deacon at Burt Baptist Church. He attended Woodbury Central High School where he was the Student Body President his senior year. He also played basketball all 4 years of High School. 
    For 20 years, Randy operated the one man tire shop at Sears in Jackson Heights Plaza in Murfreesboro, 2 years as the Service Manager at Jennings Motors in Woodbury and has spent the last 21 years in the tire business at Bud’s Tire in Murfreesboro.
    Funeral Services will be held at Burt Baptist Church, 2:00 pm Saturday 4/19/14 with Bro. David Moody and Jerry Barrett officiating.  Interment will follow in the Cateston Cemetery.
    Visitation with the family will be from  4 pm – 8 pm Friday, April 18, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home. 
    Active Pallbearers:  Johnny Dorris, James Paul, Jr., Larry Sanders, Ronnie & Alan Pack, Jamie Hudson, Boyce & Bobby Pope
    In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Burt Baptist or Cateston Cemetery %Woodbury Funeral Home
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  • Leonard Leggett

    Wednesday, 16 April 2014

    Leonard Gordon Leggett, 89, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at NHC in McMinnville. 
    He is survived by his wife of 56 years:  Maurene Wood Leggett of McMinnville; Sons:  Michael Leggett and Leonard E. (Donna) Leggett both of McMinnville; 5 Grandchildren:  Beth (Matt) Atchley, Justin, Aleshia, Nikki and Catilyn Leggett; 3 Great Grandchildren: Nicholas Atchley, Skylar and Camden Leggett
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Glenn and Redie Mae Espey Leggett.
    Bro. Leggett was a member of the Walling Church of Christ and was a Church of Christ minister for over 50 years.  He was a veteran of World War II serving in the army.
    Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2:00 pm Thursday 4/17/14 with Bro. Comer Mullican officiating.  Interment will follow in the Wood Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm – 9 pm Wednesday and 9 am until of service Thursday
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  • Claude Odom

    Monday, 14 April 2014

    Mr. Claude Harold "Tolume" Odom, 59, was born May 11, 1954 and passed from this life on April 12, 2014 surrounded by his family.  His parents were the late James Jakaway and Viola "Sis" Odom.  Also, preceded by a sister, Mary.

    He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Debbie "Coco" Odom of the Ivy Bluff Community; daughters, Shalenia Odom of Nashville, Channell "Coco" Fisk and Claudie Odom both of McMinnville and Kathy Ann Mounty of Murfreesboro; step children, Robert Lee Tischer, Gary James Russell Tischer, Christopher Lee Carter, Jessica Ann Tischer and Dakota Renee Tischer all of Indiana; brother, Johnny Guy Burger of Indiana; sisters, Brenda Odom of Woodbury, Susan Thompson of Nashville and Lilly Smith of Memphis; four grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

    Mr. Odom and his wife were married December 31, 1991.  They are members of the Ivy Bluff United Methodist Church.  He was retired from the Woodbury Water Department with 30 years service.  He enjoyed being outdoors and watching football, especially, the Titans and Vols.  His family and friends affectionately called him Tolume and he loved to spend time with them.  One of his favorite sayings was "True Blue".

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 12-2 PM.  Funeral services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Pastor Neal Glass will officiate.  Interment will follow in Hoover Cemetery.  Memories and condolences may be shared at  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Denna Campbell

    Saturday, 12 April 2014

    Denna Campbell, 81, died Friday, April 11, 2014 at Vanderbilt Hospital.
    She is survived by her 4 Children:  Anthony (Cindy) Campbell and Carlton Campbell both of Murfreesboro, Barry Campbell of San Carlos, CA. and Debra (Hilton) Brooks of Jacksonville, FL.; Grandchildren:  Heather (Juan) Gomez of Smyrna, Chandler & Elyssa Brooks of Jacksonville, FL.; Great Grandchildren:  Christopher & Benjamin Stacey; Sister:  Hazel Vinson and a number of nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Percy & Martha Peeler Davenport; her husband, Virgil Campbell, her grandson, Eddie Campbell and 8 siblings.
    A member of the Baptist Church, She was a homemaker, an avid reader and loved bake.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the library of your choice.
    Graveside Service:  Reed Cemetery        When:  5:00 pm Saturday 4/12/14
    Minister:  Bro. Joe Vinson