Obituaries

  • Kate Davenport Mears

    Friday, 23 March 2012

    Kate Davenport Mears, 94, Thursday, March 22, 2012 at her home in Murfreesboro.

    A member of Methodist Church, Ms. Mears was a Food Service Manager for 15 years at McKendree.  Ms. Kate loved cooking, sewing and gardening but most of all she loved taking care of her family.

    Survivors:

    Daughter: Juanita Estes of Murfreesboro

    Granddaughters:  Kathy Estes and Amy (William) Smitty both of Murfreesboro and Karen Anderson of Bradyville.

    Great Grandchildren:  Alan (Maggie) Hale & Hope Smitty all of Murfreesboro

    Sister-in-law:  Nina Davenport of Donelson/

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Thomas Davenport & Molly Lorance Davenport; her son, Charles Edward Mears; Brothers, Hogan, comer & I.C Davenport and her great granddaughter, Brittany Hale.

    Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012

    Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

    Visitation: From 2 pm – 9 pm Fri., March 23 and Sat. until time of  service

    Pallbearers: Alan Hale, Rick Butcher, Rusty & James Ayers, Charles Ladd & Kendell Slate

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Caris Hospice.

  • James Brown

    Wednesday, 21 March 2012

    James “Jim” Brown, 95, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Stones River Hospital

    A member of Hollow Springs Community Church, Mr. Brown was a farmer. He was a Cannon County native.

    Survivors:  

    Sister: Mattie Gunter of Woodbury

    Special Nieces and Nephews: Jeffery Brown, Penny Gunter, Joan Shirley & Herb Satterfield and several other nieces and nephews

    Special Sister-in-law and Caretaker: Ruth Brown

    Special Friends: Dawn Wynn & Linda Walton

    He was preceded in death by his parents, John A. & Ella Elkins Brown; his wife, Evelyn Brown and his son, Everett Brown.

    Graveside services will be held at Gilley Hill Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday., March 22, 2012 with Bro. Joe Sissom officiating. Burial will be in Gilley Hill Cemetery.

    Visitation will be after 5 pm – 9 pm Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday until time of  graveside service at  Woodbury Funeral Home.

     

  • William Dwight Pennington

    Wednesday, 21 March 2012

    William Dwight Pennington, age 68 of Bradyville, died Monday, March 19, 2012. He was a native of Qulin, MO and the son of the late Robert and Lydia Beaird Pennington.

    Memorial service will be 12noon Thursday at Bradyville Church of Christ.

    He is survived by his wife, Susan Prewitt Pennington, daughter, Cynthia Dawn (Jacob Weaver) Ashby of Readyville, son, James Casey (Erin Browning) Pennington of Bradyville, sisters, Joyce (Wendell) Watkins, Kathy Lane, brothers, Leroy (Vicki) Pennington, Ralph "Shorty" Pennington, all of Missouri, granddaughters, Trista and Hailee, grandsons, Jeremy and Ryan.

    Mr. Pennington repaired small engines at Riley's, was a carpet layer, and loved to fish at Normandy.

    Woodfin Funeral Chapel.

  • Matthew Noblin

    Wednesday, 21 March 2012

    Matthew Edwin Noblin, age 27, of Readyville, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012.  He was a native of Cannon County.

    Funeral service will be 3:00pm Friday at Woodfin Funeral Chapel. Graveside service will be 2:00pm Saturday at Huntsville Memory Gardens, Huntsville, AL.

    He is survived by his parents, Michael Anthony and Tammy Ramsey Noblin, Sr., son, Hunter Edwin Noblin, daughter, Madison Nicole Noblin, all of Readyville, brother, Michael Anthony Noblin, Jr. and his wife Kelley of Murfreesboro, grandmothers, Bettye Noblin of Hazel Green, AL and Mary Ann Ramsey of Harvest, AL.

    Matthew was a member of World Outreach Church, a 2003 graduate of Cannon County High School, and proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps.

    Visitation will be from 1:00 until 3:00pm Friday at Woodfin Funeral Chapel.

  • Jeffery Taylor

    Tuesday, 20 March 2012

     
    Mr. Jeffery Taylor, 52, formerly of Readyville died March 17, 2012. He was born August 12, 1959 in Cannon County. His parents were the late Robert Taylor, Jr. and Dorothy (Woodard) Taylor. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Joanna Taylor Wright.
    He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Corbin Taylor and Kyler Taylor of Nashville; brother, Jerry Taylor of Readyville; four sisters, Janice Odom, Joselyn Taylor, Deidra Taylor and Deborah Taylor all of Nashville; several nieces and nephews and a host of cousins and friends.
    Mr. Taylor was a graduate of Central High School in Woodbury. He worked for Thoroughbred Motors for many years. He played guitar in a band with his brother for many years.
    The family will receive friends at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 11-12 PM. Funeral services will be held on March 24, 2012 at in the Smith Funeral Home chapel at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Brandon Cemetery.

  • Luree (McBroom) Tenpenny

    Tuesday, 20 March 2012

    Mrs. Luree (McBroom) Tenpenny , 88, of Woodbury went home to be with the Lord March 18, 2012.
    She was born Dec. 8, 1923 in Woodbury,TN. Her parents were the late Clarence McBroom and Kathleen (Odom) McBroom and was also preceded in death by a brother, Bratten McBroom and sister, Pauline Elliot.
    She lived in Nashvillemany years until her retirement and then moved to her home in Readyville,TN.
    She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to sons, Fred Tenpenny and Pat Tenpenny, daughter, Nancy Tenpenny Hill. Grandmother to Renee Hill Powell, Jenny Hill Baldwin and Greg Hill. Great grandmother to Haley and Josh Powell, Jordan and Austyn Baldwin. Sister to Homer McBroom and Mildred Papizan.
    Luree devoted her life to her family and we will miss her every day until we see her again.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Woodbury, TN., the Larry Hill Memorial at Charlotte Road Baptist Church, Nashville, TN, Alive Hospice or Gideons International.
    We thank her family friends and everyone who loved her for the prayers, visits and food. She loved each of you. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a long time volunteer with the Stones River Hospital Auxillary.
    Celebration of her life will be at First Baptist Church in Woodbury, Mar. 31, 2012 visitation from 2-3 PM and memorial service at 3 PM.
    Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

  • Truman Edward Brown

    Thursday, 15 March 2012

    Mr. Truman Edward Brown, 80, of Auburntown died March 13, 2012 at his home. He was born in Cannon County on January 29, 1932. His parents were the late Willie Lee "Bill" Brown and Julie (Thomas) Brown. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Ila Kay Rhoden; brothers, Sterling Brown and Willie Brown; sisters, Josie Ferrell, Virginia Vickers and Ruby Mears.
     
    He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Wanda (Bratcher) Brown; daughter and son-in-law, Cheyrel & Doug Pursell of Auburntown; son-in-law, Joe Rhoden; grandchildren, Leslie Pursell, Robert & Jessica Rhoden and Jacob & Annette Pursell; also, one great granddaughter, Katlyn White.
     
    Mr. Brown was a member of the Auburntown Church of Christ. He was devoted to his church and especially his family. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War.  The U.S. Military Honor Guard will attend to present the flag.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Auburntown Church of Christ by contacting Smith Funeral Home.
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 11 AM until 8 PM. Funeral services will be Friday, March 16, 2012 at 1 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel with David Dunn officiating. Interment will follow in Milton Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net (615)563-5337

  • Leah Lape Merriman

    Thursday, 15 March 2012

    Leah Lape Merriman, 54, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at t her home in Woodbury.

    Born in Charleroi, PA, she was a Case Handler with Heritage Farms.

    Survivors:

    Husband of 19 years, Raymond Merriman of Woodbury.

    Twin Sister: Lisa Sanders of Kingman, AZ.

    2 Brothers: Patrick Lape of Johnstown, Penn. and  Dennis Lape of Turtle Creek, PA.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Lape and Regina Harger Lape; 3 sisters, Janis Carly, Claudia McFeely and Marian Lape.

    Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 17, 2012. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

    Visitation is from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday. March 16, 2012.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

  • Shirley Ann Cook Lewis

    Thursday, 15 March 2012

    Shirley Ann Cook Lewis, 70, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at St. Thomas Hospital.

    A native of Cannon County, she resided in Morrison.

    A member of McMahan Church of Christ, Shirley was a homemaker who loved gardening, cooking and reading.

    Survivors:  

    Daughters: Sandra (Charles) Christie of Holdrege, NB and Fancie (Curtis) Ely of Woodbury.

    Grandchildren:  Adam & Jonathan Christie and Savannah Ely.

    Sisters:  Dean (Marvin) Beck of St. Ann, MO., Jennie Foster of Woodbury & Brenda (Van) Hutchinson of Woodbury

    Special Friend & Caregiver:  Linda Duke of Woodbury.

    Sisters-in-law & Brothers-in-law: Patsy Cook of McMinnville; Dalphia (Joe) Parsley of Fayetteville and Dean Lewis of Murfreesboro and Wayne Prater of Woodbury.

    Also survived by  several nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Lewis; parents, Medford & Alberta Smithson Cook; brother, Jimmy Cook and sister-in-law, Janet Prater.

    Graveside services will be held at McMahan Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2012 with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating. Burial will be McMahan Cemetery,

    Visitation will be from after 4 p.m. Friday, March 16 and from 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday.

    Pallbearers: Terry Don Duke & her nephews.

    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • Clayton (Slade) Cason

    Tuesday, 6 March 2012

    Clayton (Shade) Cason, 79, died Monday, March 5, 2012 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center.
    He was a member of the Plainview Baptist Church, a truck driver, and a Woodbury City Alderman for 8 years.
    A resident of Woodbury, he was a native of White County,TN.
    Survivors:
    Wife: Wilma Dutton Cason of Woodbury.
    Son: Larry Cason of Woodbury.
    Granddaughter: Dottie Mackenzie Cason of Woodbury.
    Favorite Niece: Freda Cummings of Woodbury.
    He is also survived by several nieces and nephews
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius Trousdale Cason and Viola Petty Cason and his daughter, Regina Cason Doak.               
    Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2012 with Bro. Charlie Heath and Bro. David Falkner officiating.
    Burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery.
    Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

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