Obituaries

  • Levi Otis Watts

    Tuesday, 31 January 2012

    Levi Otis Watts, infant, died Thursday January 26, 2012 at MTMC following a sudden illness.

    Survivors:

    Parents: Daniel and Amber Wilson Watts of Readyville.

    Grandparents: Dennis and Ruth Ann Watts of Woodbury and Ivan and Sandra Wilson of Coffee Co.          

    Great Grandparents: Thomas Earl Nichols, Robert Edgar Wilson, Kinneth Davis Wimley and Elsie Mae Wimley.

    Aunts and Uncles: Lee Ann Watts, Brittany Kay Wilson, Bryan Lee Wilson and Eric Lee Wilson.

    Cousin: Jade Wilson.

    He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Mary Pearl Rackley Wilson, Frances Watts, Oris Watts and Ruth Harmon Nichols.

    Graveside services will be held at Riverside Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 with Bro. Thomas Earl Nichols and Bro. Mark Barker officiating.

  • Louise Hollis Melton

    Wednesday, 25 January 2012

    Louise Hollis Melton, 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 at her home following an extended illness. 
    A resident of Woodbury, she was a native of Cannon Co., TN.
    Survivors:
    2 Sons & Daughters-in-law: Bob and Carol Melton and Mike and Jeanne Melton, all of Woodbury.
    3 Grandchildren: Kelly (Melissa) Melton, Heather Melton and Hope (Trevor) Melton Searcy.
    2 Great Grandchildren: Cortney & Zach Melton.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Hogan David and Berdie Stroud Hollis; step-Mother, Macon Hollis, her husband, Willie Carlton Melton and her sister, Sara Frances Hollis.
    A member of the Sunny Slope Church of Christ, she was Retired from the Postal Service.
    Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012.
    Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
    Visitation is from 4 - 9 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

  • Sarah Alien Miller

    Tuesday, 24 January 2012

    Sarah Alien Miller, 86, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 at St. Thomas Hospital following an extended illness.                     

    A resident of McMinnville, she was born in Paris, IL.

    Survivors:

    Son & Daughter-in-law: Larry & Carmen McDaniel.

    Sisters: Lola Chapman of Lake City, Fl & Thelma Clark of St. Louis.

    Also surviving are several nieces & nephews.

    Special Caregivers, Joy Hatfield, Georgeina Fugate & Lisa Scott.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Odie Miller; sisters, Hazel Pennington & Frances Schultz; brothers, Virgil, Floyd, Sy & George Pine all of IL.

    A member of the Church of Christ, she was a housewife.

    Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 3:00 pm Friday, Jan. 26, 2012. Burial will be in Cherry Cemetery.

    Visitation is from 4 – 8 pm on Thursday, January 26, 2012.

  • Billy Joe Mathis

    Tuesday, 24 January 2012

    Billy Joe Mathis, age 63, passed away January 22, 2012, at this home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a life-long resident of Woodbury and a native of Coffee Co.
    He is preceded in death by his father, William Mathis; mother, Elizabeth Stanley Mathis Merritt; Brother, Jerry Mathis; Sister, Betty Markum and Step-Sister, Joan Todd.
    Survivors include his companion of 26 years, Kay Mathis of Woodbury; Daughters, Mandy Joe Mathis (Blake Edwards) & Betty Lou (Mitchell) Sanders of Woodbury; 2 beloved grandsons, William Braxton Edwards and Ryan Mitchell Sanders of Woodbury; Sisters, Joyce (Jim) Weiss, Jean (Troy) Murphy, Alice Davis, Ruth (Ricky) Murphy all of Woodbury; Mary Ellen Carmack of McMinnville; his brother, George David “Peanut” Mathis of Woodbury, Step-Sister, Dale Gregory of KY; Step-brother, Wade Merritt of Woodbury; Sister-in-law, Ruby Mathis of Woodbury; and beloved brother & sister-in-law, Ray & Kathy Murphy of Smithville.
    A member of the Church of Christ, he spent his years farming, working construction and several years of tree service. Many beautiful farms of Cannon County show his passion for perfection with his well-made, well known fences.
    Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2012 with Bro. Al Bugg officiating. Interment will follow in the Centerhill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 11 am until 9 pm Tuesday, January 24, 2012. 
    Pallbearers include Mike Wilson, Ronnie & Jeff Hall, Russell Davenport, Dale Cruel, Jimmy & Glen Higgins, David Thomas, Jeff & Michael Estes & Michael Freeze. 
    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Woodbury Funeral Home for final expenses.
    Woodbury Funeral Home Is In Charge Of The Arrrangements

  • Guy D Alexander Jr

    Monday, 23 January 2012

    Guy D. Alexander, Jr., 74, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at Woodbury Health Care Center following a short illness – complications from a stroke.

    Mr. Alexander was a native of Cannon County and Woodbury resident. A member of the Baptist Church, he was a veteran of Tennessee Army National Guard from 1960–1967, a retired homebuilder and rental property owner.

    Survivors:

    Son & Daughter-in-law: Guy D. (Bo) Alexander, III and Shelly Smotherman Alexander of Murfreesboro.

    Sisters: Joy Scott & Pauline Witty both of Woodbury and 1 other sister.

    Niece: Teresa Scott Stoetzel and 2 other Nieces.

    Nephews: Mark & Steve Scott and 1 other Nephew.

    Beloved Canine Companion: Cocoa.

    Numerous other cousins, Friends and Colleagues.

    He was preceded in death by his “Darling Bride” Julie Wilsey Alexander and his parents, Guy Alexander, Sr. and Mary E. Davenport Alexander.

    Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012 with Bro. Bratten Tucker and Bro. Derrell O’Neal officiating. Burial will be in Reed Cemetery.

    Visitation will be from 4 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.

    Pallbearers: Tommy, Steve & Michael Bell, Steve & Mark Scott, Lytle Tenpenny.

    Honorary Pallbearers: Carlton Shirley, Bob Stoetzel, A.C. Bell, Jr. & Leland Schwamberger.

    In lieu of flowers donations, may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital % Woodbury Funeral Home.
    Woodbury Funeral Home Is In Charge Of Arrangements

  • Angeline J Carnes

    Saturday, 21 January 2012

    Angeline J. Carnes, 78, of Flora, IL, died on Friday, January 20, 2012 at Flora Rehab & Health Care Center In Flora.

     

    She was born April 11, 1933 in Chicago, IL to Vito and Emily (Rio) Paglia.  She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of the Catholic faith.  Angeline will be remembered by those around her as providing a beautiful example of how "to love and be loved" in everything she did.  She was a special lady.  She lived life with a speech and hearing impairment, but this did nothing to lessen her dedication to her family.  She found enjoyment in collecting unique decorative elephants and loved animals, especially cats.  While living in the nursing home, she spent her time playing bingo, making crafts and playing rummy. 

     

    She is survived by her children, Betty (Jeff) Hall of Woodbury, Jerry (Doreen) Phillips of Woodbury, Kathy (Gary) Eskew of Flora, IL.; 3 brothers, Raymond Paglia of Villa Park, Vito Paglia of Lincoln, Jim (Jackie) Lewis of Las Vegas, NV; 9 grandchildren, Angela, Anthony, Brian, Christy, Melissa, Heather, Jeremy, Jason & Rachel; 17 great grandchildren and 2 expected great grandchildren; 2 nephews and 1 niece; Joey Lewis, Jeffrey Lewis, Jennifer Lewis; along with several great nephews, great nieces, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Daughter, Angela Phillips and sister-in-law Ange Paglia.

     

    A graveside service will be held at 11 am Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Prater Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Monday, January 23, 2012  from 6-9 p.m. at Woodbury Funeral Home.

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home is in Charge of the Arrangements

     

     

  • Doris Brownie Soloman Jones

    Thursday, 19 January 2012

    Doris Brownie Solomon Jones, 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at her home following an extended illness.
    A resident of Woodbury, she was a native of Franklin Co., TN.             
    Survivors:
    Husband: Jim Jones of Woodbury.
    Son: Bobby and Lisa Doney of Fayetteville.
    Daughter: Janet and Paul Veeneman of Tullahoma.
    Brother: Lee and Linda Solomon of Smithville.
    Grandchildren: Leigh Blount, Leslie, Will and Terry Doney, Kyle, Adam and Rachel Dickson, Regina Meeks and Rhonda Pennington.
    Nieces and Nephew: Aaron Solomon, Tara James and Courtney Berlyak.
    Also surviving are three great grandchildren.
    A member of the Woodbury Church of Christ, she was retired from Superior Home Health as an Advanced LPN.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Lee (Pete) and Georgia Lee Luttrell Solomon.
    Funeral service will be held at Woodbury Church of Christ at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Gardens. 
    Visitation is from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 and she will lie in state from 1:00 p.m. until time of Services at Woodbury Church of Christ.
    Pallbearers: Bruce Luttrell, Buck Robinson, Aaron Solomon, Stan Hollandsworth, Tony Mason, Jimmy Luttrell & Dr. Leon Reuhland, Danny Vythouthkas, Jason Pittman.
    In lieu of flowers donations, may be made to American Cancer Society or Short Mountain Bible Camp.
    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

  • Johnnie Bell Davenport Nichols

    Monday, 16 January 2012

    Mrs. Johnnie Bell (Davenport) Nichols, 83, of Readyville died January 15, 2012. She was born April 21, 1928 in Cannon County, TN. Her parents were the late Johnny Eagleton Davenport and Lena Bell (Preston) Davenport. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorris "Slick" Nichols; son, Roger Allen Nichols; brothers, Rodney Davenport and Robert William Davenport; sisters, Lorene Chester, Emma Nell Simmons, Dorothy Dean Mayo and Rilla Sue Bogle.
     
         Survivors include her sons, Gayle & Linda Nichols of Woodbury, Randall & Carolyn Nichols of Murfreesboro; daughter, Margarita & Steve Watts of Readyville; brother, Macon "Snooks" Davenport of Murfreesboro; seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchildren.
     
         She was a member of the Hillview Church of Christ. Her family said that she was always there when they needed her. She enjoyed crocheting and sewing. Spending time with family, especially, grandchildren and great granchildren was a joy for her. Cooking chicken and cornbread for family dinners was something she loved to do.
     
         Visitation will be held on Monday, January 16, 2012 from 4-8 PM at Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. David Watts and Tim Watts will officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Caris Hospice by contacting Smith Funeral Home

  • Larry Ricky Blair

    Monday, 16 January 2012

    Larry Ricky Blair, Jr., 38, died Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at Stones River Hospital E/R following a short illness.
    A native of Cannon County, he was a construction worker.
    Survivors include:
    Father: Larry Blair of Lebanon.
    Mother: Kathelean Diane Farless of Woodbury.
    Three children: Stephanie Rachelle Blair, Larry Ricky Blair III and Mikyla Ryan Blair, all of Woodbury.
    Brother: Micah Steffen Blair of Woodbury.
    Sister: Desiree Elisapeth Greer of South Carolina.
    Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
    Graveside services will be held Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery.
    Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 15, 2012.
    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • Donna Jo Cook

    Thursday, 12 January 2012

    Donna Jo Cook, 46, of Woodbury died January 11, 2012.  She was born November 13, 1965 in Woodbury, TN.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Joan Geasley.
        
        She is survived by her father, Joe Cook of Readyville; brother, Zachary Cook of Readyville; sister, Kim Cook of Readyville and two nieces, Ali Jo Peckham and Mikayla Josie Cook.

         The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 4-6 PM at Smith Funeral Home.  Memorial services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Greg Mitchell will officiate.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society.  Contact Smith Funeral Home for details.

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