Obituaries

  • Jackie Bryson

    Thursday, 29 May 2014

    Jackie Bryson, 78, of Auburntown passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    He is survived by his wife of 59 years: Ann Tate Bryson of Auburntown; Children:  Bob Bryson of Antioch, Sherry (Tony) Young and Ricky (Joan) Bryson both of Auburntown; 5 Grandchildren:  Jacob & Joshua Bryson, Devin, Daniel & Peyton Young
    Mother-in-law:  Ernestine Tate of Auburntown; 4 Step Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren also survive.
    Mr. Bryson was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny & Bernice Gilley Bryson; his daughter, Barbara Bryson and his brother, Howard Bryson.
    Jackie was the retired owner of Bryson’s Market in Auburntown.  He was also owner and collector of many antique tractors.  He attended the Baptist church. His greatest accomplishment was being a family man, who loved his family dearly and they loved him just as much.
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Saturday, May 31, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Earl Dukes. Interment will follow in the Sycamore Cemetery.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation: 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM Friday, May 30, 2014 and from 10 am until time of service Saturday.

  • Mary Franklin

    Wednesday, 28 May 2014

    Mary Lou Franklin, 87, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Woodbury Nursing Center following an extended illness.
    She is survived by her children: Gail Fite of Smyrna, Emily Dawn (Wesley) Naron of Lebanon, and David D. (Cheryl) Franklin of Bradyville; 10 grandchildren:  Tara, Jeff, Kerwin, Laura, Kendall, Jason, Rachel, Kirby, Jared and Mark
    Ms. Franklin was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph James Underwood and Eva Tucker Underwood; her Husband, George Garnet Franklin and sister, Waudene Reade.
    A member of the First Baptist of Murfreesboro, she was a Secretary and homemaker. Ms. Franklin loved her family and lovingly kept her grandchildren.  She was an avid reader and loved animals especially dogs.
    Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm Fri.,05/30/14 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Frank Johnson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery, Murfreesboro.  Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday, May 29, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Adams Memorial Library and the Kidney Foundation.
    To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Jimmy Herman

    Wednesday, 28 May 2014

    Jimmy Herman, age 56 of Murfreesboro, died Sunday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. He was a native of Murfreesboro and was preceded in death by his father James V. Herman, a sister Peggy Taylor, his father in law James Hoyte Grizzle, and a brother in law Russell Gayle Grizzle.

    Survivors include his wife Sandra Grizzle Herman; his mother Jenny Herman of Murfreesboro; a daughter Carla Carlton of Hickman Co; brother Rev. Roger Herman and his wife Elaine of Pensacola, FL; sister Tammy Davis and her husband Ed of Smyrna; four grandchildren; five nieces and nephews and a host of other loving family and friends.

    Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00am until the time of funeral services beginning at 2:00pm at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Roger Herman officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

    An online guestbook is available for Mr. Herman at www.woodfinchapel.com
     

     

  • Gary Waddell

    Friday, 23 May 2014

    Mr. Gary Lee Waddell, 64, of Woodbury died May 21, 2014 at the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center.  He was born on July 4, 1949 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  He was preceded by his mother, Mary Foster Waddell.
     
    He is survived by his father, Herman Waddell, Sr. of Murfreesboro, son, Michael A. Waddell of Florida, daughters, Tiffany Waddell and Jennifer Waddell both of Michigan, brothers, Mike Waddell of Woodbury and Herman, Jr. (Darlene) Waddell of Murfreesboro, also by five grandchildren.
     
    Gary grew up in the Kittrell Community in Rutherford County.  He and his brothers were close in age and had a close relationship.  He was active in sports during grammar school and high school.  He graduated Kittrell High School in 1967 and then proudly volunteered for the U. S. Army.  He served two tours in Vietnam.  He will be missed by his family and friends.  The U. S. Military Honor Guard will attend to present funeral honors.
    The family will receive friends at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 3-4 PM.  A memorial service will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel at 4 PM.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the Hospice Center of Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center.  Contact Smith Funeral Home for details. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Flonnie Fletcher

    Friday, 23 May 2014

    Flonnie Vanderpool Fletcher, 84, of Woodbury died Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford following an extended illness.
    She is survived by her children: Elanie (Don) Hockett of Manchester, Earl (Peggy) James of Murfreesboro, Robert (Tina R.) Fletcher of Auburntown, Mary Ann Britnell and Jeff (Tina Marie) Fletcher both of Woodbury; Twin Sister:  Nonnie Tramel of Dowelltown and Special Friend:  David Wilson. 7 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren also survive.
    Ms. Fletcher was preceded in death by her parents, James Daniel Vanderpool and Mattie Bonham Vanderpool; her husbands, Edwin James and Buford Fletcher and several brothers and sisters.
    A member of the Shiloh Baptist Church, she was a homemaker and a seamstress.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and a fine Christian woman.
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Sunday, May 24, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Nichols and Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in the Jennings Cemetery, Statesville, TN. Active Pallbearers:  Chris Fletcher, Bill Fletcher, Ryan Fletcher, James Hockett, Kevin Jones, Chris Welch and Kyle Caito.  Visitation with the family will be from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM Saturday, May 23, 2014.
    To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Julia Webb

    Sunday, 18 May 2014

    Name    Julia Clark Webb        Age: 92
    Date Died: Friday, May 16, 2014 at her home of an extended illness
    Survivors: 3 Daughters: Dottie Bragg of McMinnville,
    Juanella (Buster) Mason of Woodbury and Cathy Gouge of Mt. Juliet
    6 Grandchildren:  Russell and Doug Jones, Sharon Joyner, Al Mason,
    Monica Bogle and Melanie Greer
    8 Great Grandchildren:  Matthew, Grace, Jeremy, Aron, Dylan, Austin,
    Lexie and Brooke
    Special Friends:  Dale and Peggy Collins
    Loving Caregivers: Bebe Adams, Joyce Muncy and Betty Grissom
    Mrs. Webb was preceded in death by her husband, J. C. Webb and her parents,
    Charles and Eddy Holt Holt Clark. She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters
    and 2 brothers. Julia was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother
    and a member of the United Methodist Church.
    Graveside Service:  Riverside Gardens        When:  1:00 pm Monday.,05/19/14
    Minister: Bro. Herb Alsup
    Visitation: 11:00 AM until of service at 1:00 PM Monday

  • Byron Pritchard

    Friday, 16 May 2014

    Bryon Lee Pritchard, 35 of Smithville passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Dekalb Community Hospital. 
    He is survived by his mother, Susan Stewart of Crystal River, Fl.; Brothers:  Christopher (Kerry) Pritchard of Murfreesboro and Andrew Pritchard of Crystal River, Fl.; Also surviving are 2 nephews, 1 niece, aunts and uncles.
    Bryon was a Christian and was disabled. He was preceded in death by his sister, Cathy Pritchard.
    Graveside Service will be 3 pm Monday, May 19, 2014 at Gunter – Grizzle Cemetery with Bro. Billy Murphy officiating.       
    Visitation with the family will be after 10 am Monday, May 19, 2014 at Woodbury Funeral Home.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.

  • Ernest Todd

    Friday, 16 May 2014

    Ernest William “E.W.” Todd, 74, of Woodbury passed away Friday, May 16, 2014 at NHC of McMinnville following an extended illness. He is survived by Daughter: Jennifer Kay Todd of Wilson Co.; Son: Trenton Todd of Cheatham Co.; Former Wife: Judith Kay Smith; 2 Sisters: Jerry Ann (G.L.) Tenpenny and Faye (Jerry) Barrett all of Woodbury. E.W. was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett Alexander & Dona Lee Reed Todd and brother, Truett Todd. A member of the Burt Baptist Church, he was a Truck Driver and served in the United States Army. Funeral Services will be 4 pm Sunday, May 18, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. David Moody officiating. Interment will follow in Thytira Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation with the family will be from 2 - 4 pm Sunday, May 18, 2014. To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Virginia Jones

    Wednesday, 14 May 2014

    Virginia Frances Smithson Jones, 84, died Monday, May 12, 2014 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina, Tn.
    She is survived by her husband: Charles Ray Jones of Kennesaw, GA.; Daughter-in-law:  LeAnn Lucas of Marietta, GA; Siblings:  Billie Jo Lovvorn and Jimmy (Christina) Smithson both of Shelbyville, Jerry (Frances) Smithson of Woodbury and Marilyn (Mike) Bailey of Celina; Niece:  Tina Drumright; Nephews: Tony and Russ Barrett, Chip, Mark, Gary and Chris Smithson and Benji Bailey.
    Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Obie and Vernie Smith Smithson and her step-son, Scott Lucas.   She was a member of the Church of Christ and a retired office worker.  Virginia enjoyed her flowers, working in her garden and traveling.
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Thursday, May 15, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be after 4 pm  Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

     

  • George Manus Sr.

    Monday, 12 May 2014

     
    Name    George Washington Manus Sr.      Age: 74
    Date Died: Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Vanderbilt Hospital
    Survivors: Wife of 48 years: Peggy Parker Manus of Woodbury
    Son:  George W. Manus Jr. of Woodbury
    Sister:  Betty Wagoner of Muncie, IN
    Brother:  Thomas J. Manus of Baltimore, MD
    Several nieces & nephews also survive
    George was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence & Thursa Davis Manus;
    sisters, Lorene Myers, Alberta Underwood, Grace Davenport & Dessie Brown Manus;
    and brothers, Ed Manus & Floyd “Bootsie” Manus. 
    He was a member of the Baptist Church and a retired self-employed painting company owner.                                                   
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home        When:  3:00 pm Wed.,05/14/14
    Interment:  Riverside Gardens
    Visitation: 4 pm until 9 pm Tues., May 13, 2014
    To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

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