Obituaries

  • Oscar Thomas

    Tuesday, 1 November 2011

    Oscar ‘Nig’ Thomas, 86, died Monday, October 31, 2011 at Alvin C. York Medical Center.
    He was a resident of Woodbury and a native of Cannon County.
    Survivors:
    Daughters: Linda (Russell) Helmers of Murfreesboro; Kay (Roger) Patterson & Judy (Terry) Spray both of Woodbury.
    Sister: Racine Mooneyham of Woodbury.
    5 Grandchildren: Christy (Troy) Oakley, Bridgette (Robby) Allen, Tony (Erica) Spray, Brian Spray and MaKenzie Patterson.
    4 Great Grandchildren: Colby & Graci Oakley, Kail Spray and Lilly Allen.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, J.B. and Bertha Thomas; wife, Nannie Walline Thomas; son, Loyd Thomas; grandson, Donald Wayne Blanton; brothers, Albert, Bud, Milford, Marvin & Jr. Thomas; sisters, Mila Fay Davenport and Margie Mooneyham.
    Mr. Thomas was a member of the Pentecostal church and was retired from the Colonial Shirt Factory.  He was a former POW and a veteran of WWII where he served in the Army. He received 2 Bronze Stars, the WWII Victory Medal, the American Service Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Medal.
    Funeral services will be held at the Woodbury Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 with Bro. Tony Burnett officiating. Burial will be in Prater Cemetery with Full Military Honors.
    Visitation will be after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011.
    Pallbearers: Roger Patterson, Terry and Brian Spray; Colby and Troy Oakley, Brian Mullican and Robby Allen.
    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

  • Richard Jeffery Mathis

    Sunday, 30 October 2011

    Richard Jeffery Mathis, 45, died Friday, October 28, 2011 at River Park Hospital in McMinnville.

    Mr. Mathis was a member of the Church of Christ and was a sawmill worker. He resided in Woodbury and was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors:

    Mother: Ella Bailey Mathis of Woodbury

    Sisters: Rose Mathis of Woodbury, Nellie Bently of Woodbury and Tammy Mathis of Smithville                        

    Brother: Bobby Mathis of Woodbury  

    He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Mathis; his wife, Brenda Mathis and his brothers, Jim & Wiley Mathis.

    Funeral services will be at the Mt. Aarat Church of Christ  at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2011 with Bro. Bobby Hale officiating.

    Burial will be in Mt. Aarat Cemetery.

    Visitation is from10 a.m. until  2 p.m. Monday.
    Woodbury Funeral Home is in Charge Of The Arrangments

  • Floyd Thomas Rich

    Sunday, 30 October 2011

    Floyd Thomas Rich, 72, died Thursday, October 27, 2011 at his home in Marietta, GA from a long battle with cancer.

    Thomas was born in Cannon Co., and raised in Woodbury. He was a retired truck driver with Yellow Freight Systems. He loved to garden, fish and farm. Thomas was most proud of his son, T.J. and truly enjoyed the many years spent watching him play baseball.

    Survivors:

    Mother: Christine Rich of Woodbury

    Wife: Mary Jo Rich of Marietta                        

    Son: T.J. (Thomas Joseph) Rich of Marietta  

    Brothers: Donald (Ella) Rich of Smithville, Robert (Wanda) Rich of McMinnville, Jerry (Nell) Rich of Knoxville, Larry (Joan) Rich of Woodbury

    Granddaughters: Ashley (Brandon) Ross and Jessica Jenkins

    5 Great Grandchildren, and a large family of aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive

    He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. F.L. Rich and his daughter, Tammy Ann Rich.

    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at: 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Nov. 2, 2011.

    Burial will be in Riverside Gardens Cemetery.

    Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

  • Altie Dutton Mulligan

    Wednesday, 26 October 2011

    Altie Dutton Milligan, 82, died Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at NHC Murfreesboro.    

    A native of Cannon County, she was a School Cafeteria worked and attended 1st Baptist McMinnville.

    Survivors include:

    Children: Julie (Johnny) Sullivan of Murfreesboro, Charles (Lois) Milligan, Jr. and Tommy (Theresa) Milligan both of McMinnville

    Grandchildren: Jessica Milligan and Gerald Milligan of Angleton, TX, Madison Sullivan of Murf.                        

    Sisters: Elsie Bryson of Auburntown, Betty Kent of Portland & Wilma Cason of Woodbury

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest & Julia Norton Dutton, husband; Charles Milligan, Sr., brothers; Solon, Floyd & Walter Howard Dutton and sister; Laura Dutton Fey.

    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 with Bro. Michael O’Bannon officiating.

    Burial will be in Riverside Gardens Cemetery.

    Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

    Pallbearers: Nephews, family & friends     

  • Larry Richards

    Monday, 24 October 2011

    Mr. Larry Richards, 86, of Woodbury died October 24, 2011. He was born in Woodbury on March 12, 1925. His parents were the late Clyde E. Richards and Mary (Brevard) Richards. He was also preceded in death by his wife Mary Alice (Churchwell) Richards.
     
         Survivors include his son, Greg & Carol Richards of Germantown, TN; daughters, Karen & Larry Tucker of Jefferson, GA and Julie & Russell Longcore of Marietta, GA; a brother, Dorris Brevard Richards of Portland, OR; grandsons, Jarrett Smith, Ben Richards and Joel Richards.
     
         Mr. Richards was a member of Woodbury First Baptist Church. He graduated Woodbury Central High School in the Class of 1942. Following graduation he entered the U.S. Army serving with the veterans in CBI (China, Burma & India) during WWII. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. He began working for the U.S. Treasury Dept. While working for the Treasury Dept. he earned his Law Degree. He retired from the Treasury Dept. with 28 years service. He then opened a law practice in Woodbury with Richard Northcutt. They were later joined by Dale Peterson and Kyle Williams. Mr. Richards was also a Lion's Club member since 1976.
     
         Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 3-8 PM. Graveside services will be on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 2 PM at Riverside Cemetery. Rev. Hunter Hay will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Woodbury First Baptist Church. Contact

  • Hixie Oliver Dowdy

    Monday, 24 October 2011

    Mrs. Hixie Oliver Dowdy, 103, of Woodbury died October 24, 2011. She was born in Woodbury on Sept. 10, 1908. Her parents were the late James Burton Oliver and Nettie (Covington) Oliver. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jess Aubrey Dowdy; son, Jess Dowdy, Jr.; and brother, Jack Oliver and sister-in-law Mary Lawrence Oliver.
     
         Survivors include her nieces, Amanda Oliver of Woodbury and Lynn & Bob Wenige of North Carolina, Jane & Don Gaffin of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.; daughter-in-law, Rosanne Dowdy; cousin, Nancy Lee & Fred Dismukes of Franklin.
     
         Mrs. Dowdy was the longest standing member of the Woodbury Church of Christ. After graduating Woodbury Central High class of 1927, she moved to Greenville, Mississippi. That was where she and her husband Jess met and lived for many years. She was a member of the Garden Club and Sewing Club of Woodbury & Greenville, Mississippi, Home Demonstration Club and the Red Hat Society.
     
         Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 from 10 to 11 AM. Graveside services will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Al Bugg, Jr. and Herb Alsup will officiate. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Adams Library or Short Mountain Bible Camp.
    Smith Funeral Home is in charge or the arrangements

  • Bessie Lovvorn

    Sunday, 23 October 2011

    Mrs. Bessie (Justice) Lovvorn, 71, of Beechgrove died October 22, 2011 at her home. She was born on January 2, 1940 in Coalfield, TN. Her parents were the late Howard Wiley Justice and Mattie Ellen (Smith) Justice. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buford Lovvorn; a son, John "Mickey" Eaglen; brothers, Clyde Justice, Junior Justice and Eldon Justice.
     
         She is survived by daughters, Becky Gadd of Beechgrove, Sandra Sellers of Beechgrove and Brenda & Troy Vaughn of Murfreesboro; a son, Marvin & Stephanie Eaglen of Murfreesboro; a brother, Burley & Betty Justice of Friendsville, TN; sisters, Vera & Ray Adams of Dunlap, Dean & Bob Vesper of Yankton, South Dakota, Nora Jean Cox of Michigan, Mary Ruth Swanner of Friendsville, TN, Gail & Bruce McMillen of Friendsville, TN; twelve grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; also survived by her life long friend Juanita Langrell.
     
         Mrs. Lovvorn was baptized into the Baptist Church. She loved to go fishing and work in her garden. She was known to be a hard worker. Her greatest love of all was her family.
     
         Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, October 24, 2011 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Funeral services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel at 1 PM. Marvin Eaglen and T.B. Gentry will officiate. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (615)563-5337

  • Lloyd "Bubba" Bogle

    Saturday, 22 October 2011

    Lloyd “Bubba” Bogle, 84, died Friday, October 21, 2011 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center.

    Mr. Bogle was retired from Davis Cabinet Co. after 40 years and a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ. He loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren and had a knack for nicknaming people he met. He never met a stranger and touched a lot of people throughout his life.

    A native of Cannon County, TN, he lived in Smyrna.

    Survivors include his children, Jimmy Bogle of Nashville, Dale (Dan-el) Bogle of Lynn Haven, FL. and Debbie (Rick) Agee of Smyrna; grandchildren, Brandon Bogle, Tamara Bogle, Kaitlyn Williams, Payton Williams, Jeff (Crystal) Holloway, Julie Agee, Rick (Vicky) Agee; great grandchildren, Evan Silas Holloway; Gabriella Agee; and siblings, Virgil (Dean) Bogle of Murfreesboro and Dorothy (Howard) Green of Smyrna.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Bogle and Dovie Melton Bogle.

    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2011 with Bro. James McDonald officiating.

    Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

    Visitation is from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at Woodbury Funeral Home.
    Woodbury Funeral Home Is In Charge Of The Arrangements
     

  • Kenneth O Parker

    Saturday, 22 October 2011

    Kenneth O. Parker, 88, died Friday, October 21, 2011 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center.

    Mr. Parker was a farmer and a member of the Ivy Bluff Methodist Church. He was the chairman of the building committee of Woodland School, President of American Polled Hereford Assoc., Chairman of Soil Conservation, President of TN Farm Bureau and an honorary member of MTSU Block & Bridle Club. He and his brother Houston were Pioneers of Hereford Breeders.

    A Cannon County native, he lived in Bradyville.

    Survivors include his children, Kathy (Quindy) Robertson of Hartsville, David (Paula) Parker of Bradyville and Mark (Melanie) Parker of Bradyville; grandchildren, Jared and Amanda Robertson, Krista (Lynn) Trail, Angela (Don) Moore, Justin (Jessica) Parker, Emily (Travis) Denton, Cody Parker; great grandchildren, Kaitlynn and Kathryn Trail, D.J. and Abigail Moore; and caregivers, Cindy Green and Betty Melton.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert L. and Myrtle Swanger Parker and his wife, DeLois Elam Parker.

    Funeral services will be held at Ivy Bluff Methodist Church at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, 2011 with Bro. Danny Freeman officiating.  

    Burial will be in Ivy Bluff Cemetery.

    Visitation is from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 22 at Woodbury Funeral Home and Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Ivy Bluff Methodist Church.

    Pallbearers: Jared Robertson, Bryan, Justin and Cody Parker; Lynn trail, Don Moore, Ben Cain and Travis Denton.

    Honorary Pallbearers: Great Grandchildren, Kaitlynn and Kathryn Trail, D.J. and Abigail Moore.
    Woodbury Funeral Home Is In Charge Of Arrangements

  • Boyd Duggin

    Friday, 21 October 2011

    Boyd Duggin, 87, died Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Vanderbilt Hospital.

    Mr. Duggin was a residence of Woodbury and a native of Cannon County.

    He was a member of the First Baptist Church, a farmer and was the retired owner of Duggin’s General Store.  A Veteran of WWII, Mr. Duggin served in the Navy.

    Survivors include his wife, Callie Mae Duggin of Woodbury; children, Sam (Pam) Duggin of Gulf Port, MS and Judy (Lowell) Miller of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Alex and Reagan Duggin, Van Miller and Cydney Robinson; and great grandchildren, Ashley Crawford and Justin Crawford.

    Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, S.L. and Eppie Northcutt Duggin; his brother, Marshall Duggin and sister, Dot New.

    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 22, 2011 with Bro. Hunter Hay and Bro. Bobby Zumbro officiating.

    Burial will be in Riverside Gardens Cemetery.

    Visitation woll be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2011.

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