Obituaries

  • Mazle Prater

    Saturday, 23 November 2013

    Mazle Mae Burger Prater, 86, died Saturday, November 23, 2013 at her home following an extended illness.  A native of Cannon Co., She was preceded in death by her parents, John Carson Burger & Eula West Burger; Husband, Sammy Prater; Son, Gary Prater; Daughter-in-law, Ida Mae Prater; Daughters, Peggy Wilson and Patsy Owens; brothers, Medford, Clarence, Arlin, J.C., Bratten and Nolan Burger.
    She is survived by her 3 Children, Carolyn (Jimmy) Blanton, Judy (Bobby) Irwin and Myron Prater all of Woodbury; 10 Grandchildren:  Tracy Underhill, Steven Blanton, Carl Blankenship, Jr., Megan Warrick, Tonya Cantrell, Brad Prater, Brian Young, Chasity Evans, Nancy Self & Scotty Owens; 17 great grandchildren also survive.
    A member of the Centerhill Baptist Church, she was a homemaker. She loved sewing, gardening, quilting and flowers.
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Mon. Nov. 25, 2013 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Centerhill Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm to 9 pm Sunday, November 24, 2013.  For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to Centerhill Baptist Church, Centerhill Cemetery or the American Cancer Society
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Ima Koltay

    Friday, 22 November 2013

    Ima Novellar Bowen Koltay, 91, of Bradyville who passed away on Friday at Woodbury Health Care Center.  A native of Cannon Co.,
    She is survived by her 4 Children, Bill (Judy) Koltay of Chicago, Rose (Ken) MacLeod of Chicago, Mike (Trina) Koltay of Morrison and Barbara (Ricky) Prater of Sht. Mtn. Community. 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren also survive.

    A member of the Ivy Bluff Methodist Church, she was a
    Funeral services will be 1 pm Tuesday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in the Ivy Bluff Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm to 8 pm Monday, November 25, 2013.
     

  • Kenneth Sissom

    Thursday, 21 November 2013

    Kenneth “J.T.” Sissom, 82,  died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at his home following an extended illness.
    He is survived by his children, Diane Sullivan of Centertown, Dickie (Geneva) Sissom and Darlene (Frankie) Hill both of Bradyville; Grandchildren:  James, Mike, Angie, Ricky, Crystal, Miranda & Chastity; 15 Great Grandchildren:  Kyle, Mallory, Katie, Alex, Collin, Ashleigh, Page, Hannah, Destinee, Dakotah, Peyton, Ellie, Emma, Lakelyn, Logan ; 4 Great Great Grandchildren, Kyle Jr., A.J., Lexi and Aiden; Siblings, Jean Bandy of Nashville, June (Doyle) Sadler of Murfreesboro, Joe (Joyce) Sissom and Jerry (Nancy) Sissom both of Bradyville and Dewayne Sissom of Middletown, OH.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd & Elsie Parker Sissom; his wife, Ree Alford Sissom; Brothers, Clyde, Bud, Ed & Garland Sissom.
    A member of the Baptist Church, he was a retired Supervisor at Werthan Industries.
    Funeral services will be in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 1:00 pm Sat., Nov. 23, 2013 with Bro. Joe Sissom officiating. Interment will follow at Gilley Hill Cemetery.                   Visitation with the family will be from  11 am to 8 pm Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Lula Travis

    Thursday, 21 November 2013

    Lula Bell Travis Age 97, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the Gilbert Residence, Ypsilanti. She was born May 13, 1916 in Winchester, TN, the daughter of Arthur and Zelma (Hawkersmith) May. Lula was a seamstress for General Motors, retiring after twenty years of service. She also enjoyed sewing as a personal hobby, making and mending clothing for her family. She was a member of Graceway Baptist Church, Ypsilanti. She was a wonderful and beloved mother of three daughters, Wilma (Jack) Smith of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Carol (James) Davis of Ypsilanti and Marlene (Terry) Cox of Pinckney, MI. Also surviving are: eight grandchildren, Jacque Scherfer, Jay Smith, Scott Davis, Jeff Davis, Jamie Clingan, Brian, James and Steve Schneider and fourteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Marvin “Jack” Travis and one sister, Lela Hall. Visitation will be 3-8 pm Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Woodbury Funeral Home, 504 Main Street, Woodbury, TN. The funeral service will be 11 am Monday, November 25 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Riverside Gardens in Woodbury. Contributions in her memory may be made to either the Gilbert Residence, 203 S. Huron Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Please sign her guest book at www.woodburyfuneralhome.net  Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311
     

  • Bill Hall

    Sunday, 17 November 2013

    Rev. William Lee "Bill" Hall, 67, of Murfreesboro died November 14, 2013 after an extended illness.  He was born in Rutherford County on October 18, 1946.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Lee Hall and Pauline (Herman) Hall Thomas; step-father, Shelah Thomas; wife, Betty Jo Durham Hall and a brother, Allen Dale Hall.
     
    He is survived by a son, William Christopher "Chris" Hall of Murfreesboro; a brother, Thomas Ray "Tom" & Debra Hall of Bradyville; sister, Mary Jane & Billy Trail of Murfreesboro; several step-siblings, step-children and step-grandchildren and numerous friends.
     
    Mr. Hall was a founding member of the Gethsemane House of Prayer.  Working as an Evangelist for the church for many years and was a devoted member.  He loved reading his Bible.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and his dog Muffin.  He liked raising a garden, especially tomatoes and beans.   A favorite pass time was calling in to Shop and Swap on WGNS.
     
    A Home Going service will be held at the Gethsemane House of Prayer at a date to be announced.  The Sunday Night WGNS radio program for his church will be devoted to his memory this Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 8 PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the church, 6919 Manchester Hwy. Murfreesboro, TN 37130 or by contacting Smith Funeral Home.  Condolences may be sent via www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net on the guestbook page.  Smith Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.  (615)563-5337

  • Alvin Davenport Jr.

    Friday, 15 November 2013

    Alvin Eric “Buddy” Davenport, Jr., 67, of Woodbury died Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Stones River Hospital E/R  suddenly. He was a native of Cannon Co.
    He is survived by his children, Donna Faye Murnhan and Samantha Davenport both of Woodbury, Rebecca Ann Ross of Williamstown, NJ., Mary Alvanell Allnutt of Ranson, WV., Gracie Renee Davenport of Purcellville, VA.; 15 Grandchildren:  ; 3 Brothers,  Robert Hatton Davenport of Merced, CA., Edward Grant Davenport of San Jose, CA., Alan Craig Davenport of Woodbury 3 great grandchildren and 6 step grandchildren also survives
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Eric Davenport, Sr. and Grace Manus Davenport; Grandson, Samuel Eric Southers; Sisters, Donna Sue Odom & Linda Avanell Parker.
    A member of the Sunny Hill Baptist Church, He was a veteran of Viet Nam serving in the Air Force and was retired from United Airlines where he was a store keeper.
    Funeral Services will be 1 pm Tues, Nov. 19, 2013 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. John Jones officiating.  Interment will follow in the Centerhill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be Monday from 12 noon until 8 pm. 
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Louise Bogle

    Friday, 15 November 2013

    Louise Vickers Bogle, 80, who passed away Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Stones River Hospital.  A native of Cannon Co., she was the daughter of the late, Delter Will Vickers & Louzetta Blair Vickers.
    She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert Bogle of Woodbury; Children:  Melinda (Roger) Wilson of Sparta, Vicki (Joe) Bryson and Tammy (Lee) Neal both of Woodbury, Teal (Mike) Hatfield of Murfreesboro; Grandchildren:  Billy Parsley, Betsy Hawkins, Will Cooper, Ben Bryson, Cameron, Chantell and Callie Neal; Siblings, Judy Coppinger of McMinnville, John (Linda) Vickers of Centertown, Austin (Helen) Vickers of Viola, J.D. Vickers of McMinnville; 7 great grandchildren also survive
    A member of the Clear Fork United Methodist Church, she was a homemaker.
    Funeral services will be 3 pm Saturday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Lee Neal, Bro. Chad Coopinger and Bro. Tommy Davis, Jr. officiating.  Interment will follow in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Pallbearers include Will Cooper, Ben Bryson, Cameron Neal, Billy Parsley, Rob Parsley and Jason Hawkins  Visitation with the family will be  3 to 10 pm Friday and 9 am until time of service Saturday.

  • John Earl Phillips

    Thursday, 14 November 2013

    John Earl Phillips, 89, of Woodbury died Wed., Nov. 13 at Alvin C. York Medical Center following an extended illness. He was a native of Cannon Co.
    He is survived by his son:  Rannie Earl (Debbie) Phillips of Woodbury; Grandchildren:  Lora (Tony) Hortert, Neal (Erin) Phillips, Jarrod Phillips, Jessica (Kyle) Casper, Shana Phillips, Allie Wilson, Ashley (Mitchell) Skelton; Great Grandchildren:  John Christian, Garrett, and Rachel Hortert, Max Skelton and Noah Casper; Sister:  Adean (Glen) Coppinger of Woodbury; Sister-in-law:  Beverly Phillips of Woodbury. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Everette Phillips and Meadie Elkins Phillips; his wife, Maynie Phillips; his son, Alan Phillips; Grandson, J.R. Phillips and great granddaughter, Lindsey Hortert.
    A member of the Church of Christ, he was a Sawmill Foreman and a veteran of WWII.
    Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2:00 pm Mon., Nov. 18, 2013 with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.  Interment will follow in the Prater Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Saturday 3 pm – 9 pm, Nov. 16, 2013 and Sunday, 1 pm until 9 pm., Nov. 17, 2013.

  • Sandra Lancin

    Thursday, 14 November 2013

    Sandra Nell Burger Lancin, 63, died Tues., November 12, 2013 at her home in Henderson, Tn.
    She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Larry Lancin of Henderson, Tn.; daughters, Heather (Daus) Studenberg of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. and Melissa (Patrick) Bolton of Henderson, TN.; Grandchildren: Alex and Anna Bolton of Henderson, Tn.; 2 Sisters:  Wilma Witty and Rachel Hayes both of Murfreesboro; Sister-In-Law: Sandra Ann Burger of McMinnville; Nephews & Nieces:  Mike (Eugenia) Bush, Mark (Betsy) Bush, Chad (Marcie) Burger, Michelle (Albert) Prater, Melanie (Kyle) Bowen and Vickie Lewis; 5 great nieces and 4 great nephews.
    A native of McMinnville, She was the daughter of the late Samuel Medford Burger and Emma Lee Sparkman Burger. A member of Henderson Church of Christ, she and her husband, Larry owned and operated Magic Video for 21 years.  After they moved to Henderson, she became an Insurance Salesman for State Farm Insurance.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Maurice “Buddy” Burger and her special brother, Carl Witty.
    Funeral services will be 1 pm Sat., in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Smith & Bro. Joey Ferrell officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 11 am until  9 pm Friday, November 15, 2013 and Saturday from 10 am until time of services.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Susan Melton

    Thursday, 14 November 2013

    Susan Elizabeth Markum Melton, 57, of Woodbury passed away at her home on Nov. 13, 2013.  A native of Cannon Co., She was preceded in death by her father, McDonald Markum.
    She is survived by her Mother, Olean Bush Markum of Woodbury;  Sons:  Adam Melton & Alan Melton both of Woodbury; Brothers: Perry Markum (Linda Adamson) of Woodbury and Larry Markum of Murfreesboro;  Sister:  Glenda Mullican of McMinnville; Niece and Nephew, Belinda Ruth and Andrew (Tiffany) Mullican; Great Nieces and Nephews, Ethan Markum, Alexis Ruth, Helena, Treyton and Hayden Mullican.
    A member of Woodbury Church of Christ, she was an employee at Stones River Hospital.
    Funeral services will be 11 am Friday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Al Bugg officiating. Interment will follow in the Gilley Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 12 noon until  9 pm Thursday, 11/14/13.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

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