Obituaries

  • Carl Eugene Neal

    Carl Eugene Neal, 87 of Milton died Sunday, April 17th following an extended illness. He was a native of Rutherford County.

    Survivors include; children, Carla Sheppard of Texas, Beth Freeman of Milton, Patricia Freeman of Hermitage, Eric Neal of Murfreesboro, Alan Neal of Clinton, Andy Neal of Cookeville, Lisa Wilson of Lascassas and Bobby Neal of Milton; 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren also survive.

  • Edward W. Smithson

    Edward W. Smithson, 70, of Auburntown died April 17. He was a native of Wilson County.

    Survived by his wife of over 52 years, Shirley Smithson, brother, Willie B. Smithson of Murfreesboro; sisters, Eldra Alexander and Linda Johnson, both of Woodbury.

    Funeral services for Edward W. Smithson will be Wednesday, April 20th, at 2:00pm in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home. Bro. Thurman Seber will conduct the service. Burial will be in Donnell Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, April 19th, from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at the funeral home.

  • Mable Bowen Thomas

    Mable Bowen Thomas, 95, of Bradyville, went to be with the Lord on April 15, 2011 following an extended illness. A native of Cannon Co., her parents were the late James T. & Dema Cooper Bowen and she was married to Ellis Odell Thomas who preceded her in death.

    Survivors include; children, Jerry Dell Harrell of Woodbury and D. Rusell Thomas of Bradyville; grandchildren, Melissa Harrell (Christopher Frey), Mark Harrell & Danielle Morris; 2 great grandchildren, Ethan Thomas Schaltegger and Gehrig Frey.

  • Seaple Loretta Simpson

    Seaple Loretta Simpson,76, died Tuesday, April 14th following an extended illness. She was a resident of McMinnville and was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include: children, Deliah Gregory of Macon County, Haskel Wade Merritt of Woodbury and Nina Judkins of McMinnville, 3 grandchildren and sister, Hilda Bogle of McMinnville also survive.

  • John Baker Floyd

    John Baker Floyd, 21, of Bradyville died April 6th. He was a native of Murfreesboro.

  • Merrick Joseph Taylor, Sr.

    Merrick Joseph Taylor, Sr., 80, of Woodbury died Wednesday, April 6, 2011 after an extended illness. He was a native of Louisiana.

    Survivors include his wife of nearly 49 years Marydella Landon Taylor, sons Merrick Taylor of Alabama, Larry Taylor of Woodbury, daughters, Sheila Holt of Woodbury, Pam Cawthorn of Woodbury , Sharee Seiffert of Woodbury , and Lori Vogel of Woodbury; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.

    Taylor was a veteran having served in the U. S. Army.

  • Lionel Lee Lulow

    Lionel Lee Lulow, 76, died Wednesday, April 6th following a short illness. He was a resident of Liberty and a native of Nebraska.

    Survivors include, his wife of 58 years, Nancy Lulow, sons, William of Florida, Robert Lulow of Woodbury, James Lulow of Michigan and Eric Lulow of Washington, D.C., daughter, Jeri Lynn Gail of Florida and sister, Yolanda Sawaya of Michigan.

    Funeral services for Lionel Lee Lulow will be Saturday, April 9th at 2:00pm in the chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Eric Lulow will conduct the service.

  • James B. Jernigan

    James B. Jernigan, 86, died Tuesday April 5th following an extended illness. He was a resident of Bradyville and a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include: wife Bonnie McCrary Jernigan, children, Janice Higgins and Stephen Jernigan both of Bradyville, sister Hazel Jernigan, 2 grandchildren also survive.

    Jernigan was a deacon at the Hopewell Baptist Church. He was also Farm Bureau President and served on the board for over 50 years. He was a Cannon County Commissioner for 32 years and serverd 18 years on the Rutherford County Co-op Board Of Directors.

  • James N. Lassiter, Jr.

    James N. Lassiter, Jr., 86, died Monday, April 4th, following an extended illness. He was a resident of Woodbury and was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include: daughters, Carol Melton of Woodbury and Teresa Tate of Readyville, 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren also survive.

    Lassiter was a charter member of the Woodbury FFA. He was a veteran of WWII, where he served in the Army and was a Purple Heart recipient.

  • Lewis Wayne Davis

    Lewis Wayne Davis, 58, died Friday, April 1st. He was a resident of McMinnville and was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include: children, Rhonda Lee Drake of McMinnville and Lymon Douglas Davis of McMinnville, step daughter, Janice Hennessee of Van Buren County, siblings, Patsy Cook of McMinnville, Bobby Davis of Woodbury, Landon Davis of Murfreesboro, Doran Davis of Virginia, Linda Cook of Michigan and Judy York of Trousdale County, 7 grandchildren also survive.

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