• Donald Hale

    Tuesday, 30 December 2014

    Donald Carl Hale, age 59, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford. He was a native of Orlando, FL. 

    He is survived by his wife, Jan Horne Hale of Woodbury; Parents, Ruby Smith Hale & Carl Hale, Sr. of Woodbury; Siblings, David (Rita) Hale of Woodbury, Carl Hale, Jr of Woodbury, Shauna Renee Taylor of Liberty, & Sharon Covey of Knoxville. 

    He was a member of the Baptist Church and a construction worker. 

    Graveside Service will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Prater Cemetery with Bro. Hunter Hay officiating. Visitation with the family will be 9:00 AM until time of service Wednesday at Woodbury Funeral Home. 

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Warren Co. Human Society or American Cancer Society.


  • Roy Martin

    Sunday, 28 December 2014

    Roy Franklin Martin of Woodbury, TN died December 27th at Saint Thomas Hospital, Murfreesboro, TN.  Roy was 88.  Roy was born April 25th, 1926 in Shady Grove, TN.  He was the fifth of ten children born to Fred and Alta (Morris) Martin.  Roy moved from Morrison, TN to Muncie, IN in 1946.  Roy began a career with Borg Warner Corporation in Muncie in 1947 and worked in several departments within the plant.  Roy met his wife, Opal (Witty), in 1949 in Muncie.  Coincidentally, they found that they were from the same area of Tennessee and shared many of the same acquaintances.   Opal is from Warren County.  They instantly found much in common and were married January 21st, 1950.  Two years after being married, Roy was called to active duty.  From 1952 to 1954, Roy served his country in the Korean War.  After coming home from the war, Roy and Opal had sons, Gary and Roger, and a daughter, Debbie.  While continuing to work at Borg Warner, Roy, Opal, and family owned and operated Martin Hunting Preserve in Muncie, IN from 1966 to 1977.  Roy also had a kennel of champion hunting dogs at his hunting preserve.  He was well known in the area at that time for raising and training champion bird dogs.  Roy retired from Borg Warner in 1977 and moved to Cannon County in 1978.  His lifelong dream was to have a cattle farm near his hometown.  From 1978 to 2006, Roy bought, raised, and sold cattle from his farm in Woodbury, TN.  Other than enjoying a hard day’s work, Roy loved both hunting and fishing.  Roy hunted and fished as long as he could walk the fields or get in a boat.  In his late years, Roy enjoyed driving his four wheeler and golf cart over his prized farm just to watch the cows and enjoy the scenery.  Roy lived at home on his farm in Woodbury with his beloved wife of nearly 65 years, Opal, until a few weeks before his death.  He was a member of Sunny Hills Baptist Church.  He loved people and enjoyed making good conversation.  There is no doubt that he truly lived a full and blessed life!
    Recently, his daughter, Debbie Barnes, and her husband, Larry, moved from Jackson, TN to Woodbury to live near Roy and his wife, Opal.  Roger, his youngest son, and Roger’s son, Austin, live nearby also.  Roger’s oldest son, Douglas, resides in Cookeville, TN.  Roy’s oldest son, Gary, and wife, Lori, reside in Columbia, TN with their two children, Price and Lily.  Roy is also survived by his brothers, William Martin (Muncie, IN), and Charles Martin (Summitville, TN) and by his sister, Edna Hurdle (Muncie, IN).  He was preceded in death by his siblings:  Harry Martin, Anna Mae Neely, Paul Martin, Joe Martin, Mary Sue Hulan and his daughter in law, Rhonda Martin. 
    Funeral services will be 1 pm Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. John Jones and Bro. Ray Patrick officiating.  He will be laid to rest at Shady Grove Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 5 pm until 8 pm Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
    Pallbearers at the funeral will be nephews,, Kenneth Hulan of Bon Aqua, Tn., Shawn & Shannon Martin of Summittville, Tn., Steve Martin of Mt. Juliet, TN., Joe Martin of Donelson, Tn. and Phillip Martin, Jr. of Manchester, Tn.
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  • Johnny Campbell

    Sunday, 28 December 2014

    Name      Johnny Hal Campbell                                             Age: 63
    Date Died: Sat., Dec. 27, 2014                 Where:  At his home in Antioch
    Birthplace: Hammond, IN
    1 Brother: Dorris (Betty) Campbell of Dyer, IN
    4 Sisters:  Peggy (Tommy) Starnes of Ardmore, TN, Patricia (Raymond) Cooper of Morrison, TN,
    Juanita Fazekas of DeMotte, IN, and Joyce Rice of Woodbury
    His special caretaker friend and cousin:  Bob Bryson of Antioch
    Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
    Johnny was preceeded in death by his parents, Nina George Campbell and Medford Campbell,
    3 infant brothers, 2 brothers-in-law, Jerry Fazekas and Paul Rice and several nieces and nephews.                                 
    Johnny was a member of the Methodist Church and retired from US Air as a reservationist. 
     He was a talented artist, specializing in oil painting and sold many of his beautiful paintings.   
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home       When:  2 pm Wednesday, 12/31/14
    Minister: Bro. Freland George               Visitation:   10 am until time of service Wednesday 
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  • Robert Weaver

    Saturday, 27 December 2014

    Funeral services for Finney Weaver, age 71, of Belvidere will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Monday in the Tullahoma Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Kenneth Uselton officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be held Sunday afternoon from 3:00 till 8:00 PM at Tullahoma Funeral Home. Mr. Weaver passed away Thursday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

    Mr. Weaver grew up on horses from the time he was born. He showed walking horses at local shows and at the Celebration in Shelbyville as a child. As an adult he owned and operated a dairy farm in Lynchburg for years. During that time he owned and raised, and fell in love with, spotted saddle horses. He founded the first registry for spotted saddle horses and was the first president of the registry. Once the dairy operation was sold, he and Melissa raised, owned, and sold walking horses until his death. Their passion was their family, and their escape was horseback riding. He was inducted, for accomplishments and promotion of spotted saddle horses, as a Hall of Fame member in SSHBEA, a spotted saddle horse organization. He loved people and he loved life. He never met a stranger and he influenced the lives of many people, young and old.

    He is survived by his wife, Melissa Weaver, daughters, Kelley (Dwayne) Cawthon, Jenni (Jeremy) Byford, Pallie Weaver, sister, Brenda (Bill) Uselton, grandchildren, Krissy Delaughter, Meghan Brayton, Lauren Moore, R.J. Moore, John Michael Moore, Emma Ingram, Chesnie Ingram, and great grandchildren, Nathan and Gabriel.

  • Mavis Bly

    Tuesday, 23 December 2014

    Mavis Ruth Odom Bly, age 72, passed away Monday, December 22, 2014 at her home. She was a native of Dickson Co., TN. 

    She is survived by her husband, James T. Bly of Canno Co.; Children, Betty Ann Mayo of Nashville, Bertha Elaine Kellebrew of Nashville, James Ray Bly I of Dickson, Vickie Diane Bly of Cannon Co., & Jo Ann Pelham of Nashville; Grandchildren, Lou Ann Marlow, Mavis Frances Mayo, James Ray Bly II, Rocky Joe Bly, James Alexander Reynolds, Dustin St. John, Kayla Lynn Clinton, Christiana Lynn Moore, & Roger Dale Kellebrew, Jr.   

    Also surviving are several great grandchildren. 

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Edgar Odom & Lou Helen McEwen Duke; son, Robert Eugene Bly; and sisters, Bobbie Jean McWright & Ann Elizabeth Duke. 

    She was a member of the Baptist church and retired from E.L. Bruce Hardwood. 

    Funeral Service will be 1:00 PM Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Cummings Melton Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 11 to 8 PM Friday, December 26, 2014.


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  • Doris Driver

    Tuesday, 23 December 2014

    63 year old Doris Marie Driver of McMinnville passed away Monday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and employed at Shiroki North America. The funeral will be Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Nick Pelham will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Rosie Arnold Driver. Survivors include four sisters, Peggy McClain of Woodbury, Pat and Phillip Pelham of McMinnville, Jewell and Darrell Kirby of Smithville, and Debbie and Jeff Scurlock of Smithville. One brother, Robert and Debbie Driver of McMinnville. Nine nieces and nephews, Marcus and Dianna Grandstaff of Woodbury, Crystal Scurlock of McMinnville, Nick and Leslie Pelham of Smithville, Jonathan Scurlock of Smithville, Leanne and John Morrison of McMinnville. Chris and Kayla Cantrell of Silver Point, Ashley and Ryan Black of Soddy Daisy, Melita and Jonathan Holland of Morrison, and Lindsey Driver of McMinnville. Eight great nieces and nephews survive.

  • Dora Smith

    Monday, 22 December 2014

    Dora Lee Sissom Smith, age 74, passed away Sunday, December 21, 2014 at her home. She was a native of Somerset, KY. 

    She is survived by her husband, Daniel Smith of Bradyville; Children, Ezra Lee (Brenda) Sissom of Manchester, Joel Sissom of Manchester, Rachel Sissom, Andrea Sissom, Trudy (Jessica) Sissom, & Bryan Stankoff all of Bradyville; 5 Grandchildren, April Sissom, Chandra Sissom, Steven Prater, Misty Stankoff, & Ira Stankoff,; 5 Great-Grandchildren; Brother, Charles Purdue of Middletown, Ohio. 

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Newton Purdue & Nettie Purdue; Husband, Edgar Sissom; & Daughter, Gerenda Sissom. 

    She was a member of the Philadelphia Church of God, and a mom and housewife. 

    Graveside Service will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Gilley Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 1 to 8 PM Tuesday, December 23, 2014 & until time of service Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home. 
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  • Willie Bullard

    Sunday, 21 December 2014

    Willie Howard “Red” Bullard, age 93 of Murfreesboro, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014 at Tennessee State Veterans Home. He was a member of the Minerva Drive/Salem Creek Church of Christ congregation for fifty years. He was a World War II Army Veteran, where he proudly served his country during the D-Day Invasion of Normandy Beach, the Battle of the Bulge and numerous other battles. He served as a police officer for forty years in Lebanon, TN, Rockledge, FL, Smyrna, TN and finally retired from MTSU campus security.
    While he enjoyed gardening and telling stories of his days on the police force, the love of his life was his wife of 71 ½ years, Oleta. Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie Alex and Estelee Melton Bullard; brother, Edward Bullard; sisters, Jessie Mae Baines, Thelma Lois Bryan. He is survived by his wife, Gracie Oleta Bullard; daughter, Linda (Wayne) Dockery; granddaughter, Pam (John) Vasser; great-grandchildren, Alex and Miranda; and several nieces and nephews.
    A chapel service will be Monday, December 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Jennings and Ayers. Burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery in Cannon County. Ron Harper will officiate.
    Visitation with the family will be Sunday, December 21, 2014 4:00-8:00 PM at Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home, 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, Tn 37130. 615-893-2422. Please leave online condolences at
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Salem Creek Church of Christ.|
    Special thanks goes to the staff at the Tennessee State Veterans Home

  • Heather Holt

    Sunday, 21 December 2014

    Heather Sanders Holt age 29 of the Short Mountain Community passed away Saturday morning at her residence.  She was born August 4, 1985 to her parents, Gary and Patsy Markum Sanders.  She was a retail clerk and attended Center Hill Baptist Church.  Heather is survived by her mother, Patsy Sanders of the Short Mtn. Community; father, Gary (Dorothy) Sanders of Smithville; 1 brother, Anthony Mooneyham of Smithville; 1 sister, Melissa Stembridge of Woodbury; 2 step-brothers, Wayne and Cody Johnson both of Smithville.  Paternal grandparents, Lincoln and Wilma Sanders of the Short Mtn. Community; Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.  Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Shonnie Sanders officiating and burial to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Warren County.  Visitation with the family will be Monday 2:PM until 8:PM and Tuesday 9AM until the time of the service at 1:PM.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Gregory Hollandsworth

    Sunday, 21 December 2014

    Name      Gregory Hollandsworth                          Age: 73
    Date Died: Sat., Dec. 20, 2014 @ 12:45 am                Where:  At his home in Murfreesboro
    Birthplace: Cannon Co., Tn.
    Son: Christopher Hollandsworth of Murfreesboro
    Brothers:  Gary Hollandsworth of Woodbury & James Coleman (Butch) Hollandsworth of St. Mary, Ohio
    Brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law:  Paul & Cynthia Foster, Mary Lynn (Dale) Bush, Margie West, Jennie Foster, June Foster & Judy Foster all of Woodbury
    Gregory was preceded in death by his parents, James Coleman  & Eldie Bell Womack Hollandsworth; his wife, Wanda Foster Hollandsworth; his son, Gregory Chad Hollandsworth; and brothers-in-law: Doris, Kenneth & Glenn Foster & Jack West.
    Mr. Hollandsworth was retired from Rich Products. 
    Graveside Service:  Riverside Gardens       When:  11 am Monday, 12/22/14
    Minister: Bro. Herb Alsup               Visitation:   9 am until time of service Monday 
    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alive Hospice C/O Woodbury Funeral Home