Obituaries

  • Ms. Willene Sparkman Lane

    Thursday, 20 October 2011

    Willene Sparkman Lane                                                Age: 89               
    Date Died: Tues, October 18, 2011          Where: At her home   
    Address: 347 Riverside Dr. Franklin, Tn.  37064
    How long ill: extended                             Birthplace: Cannon Co., Tn.
    Survivors:   Son:  Steven (Barbara) Lane of Dana Pt., CA.
    Daughter:   Suzanne (John) Burtchaell of Franklin, Tn.  
    2 Sisters:  Ruth Walp and Reba Boyd
    Grandchildren:  Brian Lane, Brooke Runac and John Burtchaell, III
    6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews
    She was preceded in death by her parents:  Leonard & Sudie Sparkman and siblings, L.B. Sparkman, Jr., Sue Hudgens and Anne Powell.
    She lived most of her adult life in Nashville, Tn., retiring from Metro Nashville Schools in 1987 where she was Secretary/Bookkeeper at Glencliff High School.  She was a member of First Baptist Church, Nashville, Tn. and attended Brentwood Baptist Church after moving to Franklin to be near her daughter in 2002.  She was devoted to her family and for many years delivered Mobile Meals in Green Hills.
    Funeral Where: Graveside Services
    When: 1:00 pm Friday, 10/21/11
    Interment: Riverside Gardens Cemetery
    In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN.
    www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

  • Barbara Mahaffey Smith

    Wednesday, 19 October 2011

    arbara Mahaffey Smith, 64, died Tuesday October 18, 2011 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center.

    A native of Cannon County, she lived in Woodbury.

    She was a Retired Special Needs Teacher’s Aide at West Side School and a member of the Hollow Springs Community Church.

    Survivors include her mother, Evelyn Mahaffey of Murfreesboro; husband, Glenn Smith of Woodbury; two daughters,  Tammy (Alan) Roehrich of Walter Hill and Angela Youngblood Lynch of Short Mountain; stepchildren, Paul Smith of McMinnville and Kevin Smith of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Laura Roehrich, Erica Ramey, John Roehrich, Kayce and Dylan Sweeney; great granddaughter, Kaylyn Ramey; two sisters, Bonnie (Houston) Stem of Murfreesboro and Rita (Dave) Gambill of Smyrna and best friend, Jeff Hill of of Woodbury

    She was preceded in death by her father, Ed Mahaffey; husband, Robert Davenport and step-son, Doug Smith.

    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home  at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 20 with Bro. Dwight Smitty and Bro. Joe Sissom officiating.     

    Burial will be in Coleman Cemetery.

    Visitation will be after 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home.      
     

  • James Howard Matheny

    Saturday, 15 October 2011

    Mr. James Howard Matheny, 77, of Bradyville died October 14, 2011. He was born November 14, 1933 in Rickman, TN. His parents were the late Carlen Edgar Matheny and Mary Ethel (Walker) Matheny. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gentry Matheny and two sisters, Vesta Thompson and Iva Shore.

    He is survived by his wife, Ruby Ellen (Walker) Matheny of Bradyville; two sons, Doug and Diane Matheny of Auburntown and Billy Matheny of Bradyville; a daughter, Donna & Al Durkee of Manchester; a brother, Ernest & Louise Matheny of Anderson, IN; a sister, Fran & Chuck Babb of Cookeville, TN; two grandsons, Jackie Lee Hays and Danny Lynn Matheny and one great grandson Shawn Michael Matheny.

    Mr. Matheny was a retired employee of Carrier in Morrison with 28 years service. After moving to Cannon County he and his family operated a dairy and enjoyed working together on the farm. Being on the farm and with his family were his favorite things.

    Visitation will be Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 4-8 PM at Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Jimmy Jetton will officate. Interment will be in Midway Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Douglas Wayne "Fuzzy" Griffith

    Friday, 14 October 2011

    Douglas Wayne “Fuzzy” Griffith, 56, died Thursday, October 13, 2011 at River Park Hospital following an extended illness.

    A native of Muncie, IN, he was a resident of McMinnville. He was a member of the Community Day Springs Church of McMinnville and an Audio Visual Tech at MTSU.

    Survivors incliude his mother, Jamie Cantrell Griffith of Centertown; daughters, Amanda Griffith and Fiancé, Joshua Thomas of Woodbury, Ashley Griffith Young and husband, Devin Young of Woodbury; Grandson, Daylen Winston Young of Woodbury; brothers, Michael David Griffith, William Glenn Griffith, Gerald Griffith and Gordon Boyd Griffith all of McMinnville; and sister, Gina Griffith Harding of McMinnville.

    He was preceded in death by his father, William David Griffith.

    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2011 with Bro. Rex Boles.

    Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in the Blue Springs Community, DeKalb County. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011.
    Woodbury Funeral Home is In Charge Of The Arrangements

  • Wilma Jean Bogle Bulgren

    Friday, 14 October 2011

    Wilma Jean Bogle Bulgren, 80, died Friday, October 14, 2011 at Northside Health Care following an extended illness.

    A member of the Church of Christ, she was a Retired Seamstress and Nurse.

    She was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors included her son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Linda Brown of Murfreesboro; grandsons, Chris (Susan) Brown of Oxnard, CA and Alan (Amanda) Brown of Murfreesboro; great grandchildren, Madison Baird and Bryson Alan Brown; step great grandchildren, Tyler and Tristan Byers; and niece and nephews, Melba June and Billy Nichols, Glen and Judi Gassaway and Jovonne Sungail.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesseand Willie Taylor Bogle; her husband, Dale Bulgren; 2 sisters, Georgia Lee Mayo and Alberta Gassaway and 2 Brothers, Fred Wooten, Jr. and John Bogle.

    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2011.

    Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

    Visitation is from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2011.
    Woodbury Funeral Home is In Charge Of The Arrangements
     

  • Wilma Jean Alford

    Wednesday, 12 October 2011

    Wilma Jean Alford, 72, died Monday, October 10, 2011 at her home following an extendd illness.

    A resident of Portland, TN, she was born in Coffee County.

    She was a member of the Nazarene Church.

    Survivors include a brother, James (Joan) Alford of Springfield; sisters, Dorothy Hicks of FL, Charlene (Bill) McCormick of Smyrna and Connie Alford of Portland; half-sister, Ozell Plemons of Hendersonville; brothers-in-law: Kenneth Sissom of Woodbury and Dale Strader of Hendersonville; and caregivers, Linda and Larry Matchinske of Portland.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, John Oliver Alford & Erie Bell Floyd Alford.

    Graveside Services will be held at Wilson Chapel Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 with Bro. Joe Sissom officiating

    Burial will be in Wilson Chapel.

    Visitation is from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13,,2011.

    www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.

  • Arno Alfred Pace

    Wednesday, 5 October 2011

    Mr. Arno Alfred Pace, 94, of Madison died on October 4, 2011. He was born November 29, 1916 in Wiggins, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his parents William W. Pace and Nina Mae (Breland) Pace; also preceded by brothers, Wilburn Pace and Benjamin Pace, sisters, Bonnie Pace and Sally Pace, Willie Mae Pace, Adele Pace and Selma Pace.
         He is survived by his wife, Bertha Manus Pace of Madison; a brother, Nathaniel A. Pace of Newport News, VA and several nieces and nephews.
    When he was young he discovered an ability to play the guitar and harmonica. He served in the U. S. Army during WWII. After being injured during the war, he used his musical ability to help entertain other soldiers. During this time he met other entertainers like Bob Hope through the USO. Mr. Pace also wrote many songs, recorded some albums and helped other musicians working on their albums. During his life he also had acting parts in several movies, including one with Gene Autry. Mr. Pace attended the Cowboy Church in Nashville. He was also a member of the Inglewood VFW.
         Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 10 AM-8 PM. Funeral services will be Friday, October 7, 2011 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Dave Davis and Harry Yates will officiate. Interment will follow in Manus Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (615)563-5337 www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net

  • Louree Turney Gaither

    Monday, 3 October 2011

    Louree Turney Gaither, 92, died Sunday, October 2, 2011, at Woodbury Health Care Center following an extended illness.
    A native of Cannon County, she was a housewife and a member of the Auburntown Church of Christ.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Ova Simpson Turney, and her husband, I.B. Gaither.
    Survivors include two sons, Ronny (Sandra) Gaither of Greenbriar, TN and Barry (Janice) Gaither of Townsend, GA; four grandchildren, Isaac Gaither, Rachel Gaither, Lorie Gaither (Dennis) Lane and Daniel Bryant (Lisa) Gaither; and five great grandchildren, Dakota, Dawson, Denton Lane, Trinity and Hunter Gaither. 
    Funeral services will be held at Auburntown Church of Christ at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 with Bro. David Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Donnell Cemetery.
    Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 at Woodbury Funeral Home and she will lie in state at the church from 9 a.m. until time of service Tuesday.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home Is In Charge Of The Funeral Arrangements

  • Joe Dudley J.D. Lewis

    Wednesday, 28 September 2011

    Graveside services for Mr. Joe Dudley “J.D.” Lewis, age 73, of Morrison, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 29, 2011at McMahan Church of Christ with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating. Burial will follow in the McMahan Cemetery in Cannon County. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until time of service at the church. Mr. Lewis passed away on Monday, September 26.

    Mr. Lewis was born in Woodbury, TN, the son of the late Stanley and Jane Todd Lewis. He was a graduate of Woodbury Central High School and later, Nashville Auto Diesel College. He was a farmer and a businessman in the retail grocery industry. He was also a member of the National Guard and later, the Army Air Force. He was a member of the McMahan Church of Christ.

    Mr. Lewis is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Shirley Ann Cook Lewis; two daughters, Sandra (Chuck) Christie of Holdrege, NE and Fancie (Curtis) Ely of Woodbury; one brother, Dean Lewis of Murfreesboro; two sisters, Janet “Wayne” Prater of Woodbury and Dalphia (Joe) Parsley of Fayetteville; three grandchildren, Savannah Ely, Adam Christie, and Jon Christie; and several nieces and nephews.

  • Sammie Sue Haley Harris

    Wednesday, 28 September 2011

    Sammie Sue Haley Harris, 70, died Monday, September 26, 2011 at MTMC following an extended illness.

    A resident of Woodbury, she was a native of Coffee County. She was a Ret. Seamstress with Valdor and was a member of the Plainview Baptist Church.

    Survivors: 2 Sons: Jackie Dean (Shelia) Haley of Bradyville & Michael Thomas of Woodbury

    6 Grandsons: David & Chris Haley, Shane, Justin & Tyler Thomas, and Danny Wayne Williams

    2 Great Grandchildren: Lola Jane Haley & Welch Williams

    2 Sisters: Marie Lawson & Alta Lorance both of Woodbury

    Nieces:  Sherry Lynn Taylor of Bradyville, Rachel Alexander of LaVergne and Rena Stoner of Ashland City

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam & Roxie Gullett Haley; Husband, Marvin “Monkey” Thomas; Sons, Danny Ray Haley & Terry Wayne Haley; Brothers, James Bratten Haley & I.C. Haley.

    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29., 2011 with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Burial will be in Blue Wing Cemetery.

    Visitation will be from 5–9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.

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