Obituaries

  • Jewel George

    Monday, 17 March 2014

    Mr. Jewel Brown "J. B." George, 70, died on March 12, 2014 after an extended illness. He was born on December 5, 1943 in Murfreesboro, TN. His parents were the late Henry George and Lola Johnson George. Also preceding him in death are a daughter, Ella George; a grandson, Joshua Maynard; seven brothers, Henry George, Jr., Thomas Edward George, William George, Clifton Ray George, Marvin George, Tony Leon George and Jerry Nelson George; six sisters, Vivian Thomason, Estelle Brown, Margaret George, Rita Irene Jackson, Marjorie Fisher and Vennie Luke.
    He is survived by three daughters, Lola (Gary) Utt of Mansfield, OH, Barbara (Rainer) Schaefer of Germany and April (Reese) Remy of Brunswick, GA; one brother, Tommy (Dorothy) George of Smithville, TN; ten grandchildren, Laura Symsick, Gary Utt, Molly Utt, Felix Schaefer, Bastian Schaefer, Paula Schaefer, Jennifer (Nadine) Schaefer, Jessica (Peter) Schaefer, Julia (Chris) Kennedy and Kasey George; two great grandchildren, Lewis Schaefer and Megan Kennedy and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Mr. George grew up in the Mt. Pisgah community in Dekalb County, TN. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving as a mess sargent. The majority of his time in the Army was spent stationed in Germany. He enjoyed his time in the military and was proud of his service. Mr. George was a member of the Church of Christ.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 12-2 PM. Memorial services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Wayne George will officiate. Interment will follow in the Banks Cemetery, Dekalb County. Memories and condolences may be shared at

  • Mary Hillis

    Sunday, 16 March 2014

    Name    Mary Nelle Elkins Hillis                                                       Age: 84
    Date Died: Sat, March 15, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford
    Survivors:
    Husband: Louie Hillis of Woodbury
    Nephews and Nieces:  Kimber Lewis Barton, V. of Nashville, David Wilder Barton of Alexandria, Va., Mary Elizabeth Parsons of Clarksville and Amy Lynn Hiley of Mt. Juliet
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilder Carlos Burt & Viva Olive Jones Burt, Her husbands, Paul Elkins and Max Ruhl and her sister, Rose Annette Burt Barton.
    A member of the Elkins Church of Christ, Ms. Mary Nelle was ret. From Red Stone Arsenal where she worked for over 30 years.   
    Graveside Service:  Elkins Cemetery         When:  3:00 pm Mon. 03/17/14

  • Lori Lewis

    Friday, 7 March 2014

    Lori Jean Lewis , 50, native of Wayne County, MI, resident of McMinnville, TN, passed of eternal life Tues, March 4, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro, TN. 

     

    Relatives and friends are welcome to join services at Cornerstone Foursquare Church (8337 Park Ave, Houma, LA 70363) on 3/15/2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. With a memorial service beginning at 6:00 p.m.

     

    She is survived by one son Paul William Daugherty and wife, Cassie of Houma, Grandson Ty Daugherty of Houma, her father Ralph Lewis and wife Carol of Taylor, MI, one brother Ralph Lewis and wife Kim, one niece Nicole Lewis and companion Shelby Williams, one nephew Andre Lewis, and one great niece and nephew Adelyn & Carter Williams of Erie, MI, one sister Jo Ann Davis and husband Mark of Auburn Hills, MI.

     

    She was preceded in death by her mother, Christina Joyce Celske Lewis and her loving son, Tony  William Benitez.

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net to leave condolences for her family.

     

  • William Parham

    Monday, 3 March 2014

    Name    William E. (Bill) Parham                                                       Age: 66
    Date Died: Sat, March 1, 2014 at Vanderbilt Hospital
    Survivors:
    Wife: Hilda Wood Parham of Woodbury
    Children:  Melissa (Eric) Stoker of Watkinsville, GA & Michael (Ashley) Carter of Atlanta
    3 Grandchildren: Savannah Stoker, Hudson Stoker & Mary Gaines Carter
    Sister:  Jane Petty of Oxford, GA
    Brother:  Lee (Karen) Parham of Covington, GA
    Brother-in-law & Sisters-in-law:  Ruth Parham of Covington, GA, Patricia Wood of Andersonville, SC & Everett Wood of Macon, GA
    Also surviving are several nieces & nephews
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Erastus Tillman Parham & Emmie West Parham, a brother, Joe Parham & a sister, Shirley Jones. 
    Bill was a veteran, serving in the Navy, a member of the Cornerstone Community Church and retired from Bearings and Drives with over 30 years of service.  He loved his family and enjoyed life. 
    Memorial Service:  Cornerstone Community Church         When:  1:00 pm Sat. 03/08/14
    Minister: Bro. Rick McFerrin       
    Visitation: 12:00 (Noon) until time of service at the church  
    To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Betty Parker

    Monday, 3 March 2014

    Betty Ann Gannon Parker,75, of Statesville died Sun, March 2, 2014 at NHC Smithville.      
    She is survived by her devoted Husband of 56 years: Truitt Parker of Statesville; 3 sons and Daughters-in-law:  Bobby (Paulette) Parker of Gassaway, Kerry (JeriAnn) Parker of Liberty and Ronnie (Alice) Parker of Statesville
    7 Grandchildren: Jessica, Allen and Victoria Parker, Rachel (Jay) Steinhour, Kayla (Jon) Addis, Justin and Billy Parker; 3 Great Grandchildren:  Baylee Addis, Kayleisha and Ke’shawn Parker
    4 Brothers:  Floyd (Fannie) Gannon, Lloyd (Barbara) Gannon, Wade (Judy) Gannon and Lonnie (Pat) Gannon; Sister:  Faye Thomas.
    Also surviving are many nieces & nephews
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Evelyn (Pelham) Gannon, Daughter, Teresa Gale Parker and one brother, Jackie Gannon.
    A member of Prosperity Baptist Church, she was a homemaker and a babysitter.
    Memorial Service:  Prosperity Baptist Church         When:  2:00 pm Wed. 03/05/14
    Minister: Bro. Leonard Herman               Cemetery:  Prosperity Cemetery       
    Visitation: 1 pm to 9 pm Tues at Woodbury Funeral Home., & 1 to 2 pm Wed. at Prosperity Church
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • James Freeman

    Monday, 3 March 2014

    Mr. James Edmund "Eddie" Freeman, 47, of Murfreesboro died March 1, 2014. He was born on Dec. 2, 1966 in Murfreesboro, TN. He was preceded in death by his father, James Donald "Don" Freeman.
    He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Brewer Mayberry; son, Justin Freeman; daughter, Heather Freeman; five sisters, Teresa Hines, Tammy (Stephen) Douglas, April Patterson, Pam Clark and Teresa (Robert) Henson; three grandsons, Brayden, Tanner and Jackson Freeman; special companion, Katrina Warrick all of Murfreesboro, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
    Eddie grew up in Murfreesboro, where he worked as a roofer. He was an artist who was gifted with the ability to draw. He was the only male of his sibilings and was very protective of his sisters growing up. He enjoyed doing anything outdoors, especially, fishing and swimming. Eddie was known to be hard working and had a heart of gold. He was the kind of person who was willing to give you the shirt off his back. He attended the Baptist Church.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 1-8 PM. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 12 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Ronnie Dale Jenkins and J. R. Hall will officiate. Interment will follow in Cothran Cemetery in Bedford County.
    In lieu of flowers donations are requested to assist with funeral expenses. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net, Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Barbara Bullmore

    Wednesday, 26 February 2014

    Barbara Bly Toombs Bullmore, age 62 of Walter Hill, died February 19, 2014 of natural causes at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

    She was a native of Rutherford County all her life. She worked at Whirlpool in LaVergne, TN. She has been saved in the Baptist Church community.

    She was preceded in death by her parents Sam Bly Jr. and Gracie Nell Pitts Bly, both of Murfreesboro. She is also preceded in death by a daughter Wendy Toombs Joyce and Larry Lee Toombs Jr. (Toombus) both of Murfreesboro. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Bullmore of Walter Hill, and a brother Charles S. Bly of Murfreesboro.

    She is survived by her daughter Lisa Toombs Bowman (Wyatt) of Murfreesboro and their children Jordan and Connor Brannan, granddaughter that she adopted and raised like a daughter, Meredith Zltoky (Justin) of Lascassas and their children Callie and Jace Zlotky, Misty Bowen of Murfreesboro and her children Jacob Bousquet and Trevor Bowen of Walter Hill, a grandson Thomas Lee Joyce (TJ) of Walter Hill and a brother Randall Bly of Murfreesboro.

    In Lieu of flowers, Meredith Zlotky will open an account for donations to help with caring for Jacob and Trevor. She wanted to make sure that they are taken care of in her passing. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details.

    The family will receive friends at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 1-2 PM. Services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Condolences and memories may be shared at
    www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

  • Pauline Alexander

    Tuesday, 25 February 2014

    Pauline Stewart Alexander, 94, of Nashville passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23 at her home following an extended illness.  She was a native of Newton, MA.

     

    She is survived by her Daughter, Sandra Stewart Wood and her husband, Robert of Bluffton, SC.; her brother, Almanzor L. Dupuis, Jr. of Norwalk, CT.; 2 grandsons, John (Leslie) Stewart of Midway, Ky. and David (Pat) Stewart of Sommerset, KY.  Also surviving are her nieces and nephews. 

     

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Almanzor L. Dupuis & Rena Benoit Dupuis; her husbands, Walter F. Stewart & William Alexander; and her son, Paul Clifton Stewart.  She was a member of the Episcopalian Church and a retired LPN.

     

    Graveside services will be 12 noon Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 at Riverside Cemetery with The Rev. James K. Polk Van Zandt officiating.  Visitation with the family will be 11 am Wed. until the time of service at Woodbury Funeral Home. 

     

    To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

     

     

  • Macie Johnson

    Monday, 24 February 2014

    Name    Macie Thelma Johnson Davis                                                       Age: 89
    Date Died: Fri, February 21, 2014 at the home of her daughter in Sugar Valley, GA.
    Survivors:
    Daughters: Kathy (Randy) Pires and Sharon Evans both of Sugar Valley, GA.
    Sister:  Veeda Whitt of Springboro, OH.
    Brothers: Bryson Johnson of Woodbury and John Johnson of Hobart, IN.
    Daughter-in-law:  Herlinda Davis of McEwen, TN.
    Also surviving are 7 grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren
    She was preceded in death by her parents, John Johnson & Nancy Grimes Johnson; her husband, Martin Davis; her son, Darrell Davis and grandson, Kent Stenberg.
    A member of the Calhoun, Ga. 7th Day Adventist church, she was also a former member of the Woodbury 7th Day Adventist congregation.  She was a wonderful wife and mother who loved to cook for her family.  Later in life after she raised her children, she worked with her husband, Martin at the Review & Herald Publisher in Maryland. 
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home         When:  3:00 pm Sat. 03/01/14
    Minister: Pastor Gerald Fillman        Interment:  Amity Cemetery
    Visitation:  1:00 pm until 3:00 pm Sat., March 01, 2014
    Grandsons will serve as pallbearers
    To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Susie Moulder

    Monday, 24 February 2014

    Name    Susie Mai Cooper Moulder                                                       Age: 69
    Date Died: Sun, February 23, 2014 at her home
    Survivors:
    Husband: Burton Eugene Moulder of Woodbury
    Children:  Billy Eugene (Jarolyn) Moulder & Cindy Lawrence both of Woodbury
    Grandchildren: Heather Marie Moulder, Jared Edward Moulder, Andrew Earl Lawrence, Ace Vincent Laoang and Jaden Ethan Moulder
    Siblings:  Wallace Cooper of Smithville, Ray (Tina) Cooper  and Ann (Danny) Gaither both of Auburntown, Joe Cooper of Murfreesboro, Joy (Carlton) Crocker, Betty Faye Hollandsworth, Margie (Justin) Gilley all of Woodbury
    She was preceded in death by her parents, William Vernon “Bunt” Cooper and Carrie Bell Morris Cooper and her siblings, Marvin, Bob and Brenda Kay Cooper.
    She was a nurse, a member of the Woodbury First Baptist church and currently attended Pleasant View Baptist Church.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home         When:  1:00 pm Thurs. 02/27/14
    Minister: Bro. Hunter Hay & Bro. Jeff Cripps        Interment:  Cherry Cemetery
    Visitation:  4:00 pm until 9:00 pm Wed., February 26, 2014
    To Leave Online Condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

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