Obituaries

  • Nannie Walline Thomas

    Nannie Walline Thomas, 81, died Friday, April 29th, following an extended illness.
    She was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include: husband of 59 years, Oscar Thomas, daughters, Linda Helmers of Murfreesboro, Kay Patterson and Judy Spray both of Woodbury, 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren also survive.

    Funeral services for Nannie Walline Thomas will be Sunday, May 1st at 2:00pm in the chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Bro. Tony Burnett will conduct the service. Burial will be in Prater Cemetery.

  • Eugene Farless

    Eugene Farless, 50, died Monday, April 25th following a sudden illness. He was a native of North Carolina.

  • Kenny Sissom

    Kenny Sissom, 64, died Monday, April 25th following an extended Illness. He was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include; his wife, Betty Jo Sissom, step son Jeff Markun, sister, Dean Francis all of Woodbury one grandson, several nieces and nephews also survive.

    Funeral services for Kenny Sissom will be Thursday, April 28th at 3:00pm in the chapel of the Woodbury Funeral Home. Bro. Joe Sissom and Bro. Greg Mitchell will conduct the service.

    Visitation with the family will be Wednesday after 11:00am at the funeral home.

  • Hugh Donald Ward

    Hugh Donald Ward, 79, died Tuesday, April 26th, following an extended illness. He was a native of Rutherford County.

    Survivors include: brother, James Robert Ward of Lascassas, sister, Ann Ward Todd of Woodbury, 2 sisters-in-law, Faye and Janie Tassey, 3 nephews and one niece also survive.

    Funeral services for Hugh Donald Ward will be graveside 11:00am Friday, April 29th in wards Grove Cemetery. Bruce Todd and Craig West will conduct the service.

    Visitation with the family will be 4:00pm till 7:00pm Thursday at the funeral home.

  • Clarence Dwight Burger

    Clarence Dwight Burger, 85, of Murfreesboro died Saturday, April 16th following an extended illness.

    Survivors include; his son Jerry Lynn Burger of Murfreesboro, sister, Mazle Prater of Woodbury and a grandson also survives.

    Burger was a veteran of World War II where he served in the Army.

    Funeral services for Clarence Dwight Burger will be graveside Friday at 2:00pm in Centerhill Cemetary. Visitation with the family will be Friday from 10:00am the morning till time of service at 2:00pm.

    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Jennie Parton Lance

    Jennie Parton Lance, 89, died Monday, April 18th , following an extended illness. She was a resident of Woodbury and was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include: daughter, Janice Kaye Champion of Woodbury, 4 Grandsons and 1 great-granddaughter also survives.

    Funeral services for Jennie Parton Lance will be 11:00am, Friday, April 22nd at Leoni Church of Christ. Bro. James Boyd will conduct the service. Burial will be in the Leoni Cemetery.

    Visitation with the family will be 2:00pm – 9:00pm Thursday at the funeral home.

  • Carl Eugene Neal

    Carl Eugene Neal, 87 of Milton died Sunday, April 17th following an extended illness. He was a native of Rutherford County.

    Survivors include; children, Carla Sheppard of Texas, Beth Freeman of Milton, Patricia Freeman of Hermitage, Eric Neal of Murfreesboro, Alan Neal of Clinton, Andy Neal of Cookeville, Lisa Wilson of Lascassas and Bobby Neal of Milton; 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren also survive.

  • Edward W. Smithson

    Edward W. Smithson, 70, of Auburntown died April 17. He was a native of Wilson County.

    Survived by his wife of over 52 years, Shirley Smithson, brother, Willie B. Smithson of Murfreesboro; sisters, Eldra Alexander and Linda Johnson, both of Woodbury.

    Funeral services for Edward W. Smithson will be Wednesday, April 20th, at 2:00pm in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home. Bro. Thurman Seber will conduct the service. Burial will be in Donnell Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, April 19th, from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at the funeral home.

  • Mable Bowen Thomas

    Mable Bowen Thomas, 95, of Bradyville, went to be with the Lord on April 15, 2011 following an extended illness. A native of Cannon Co., her parents were the late James T. & Dema Cooper Bowen and she was married to Ellis Odell Thomas who preceded her in death.

    Survivors include; children, Jerry Dell Harrell of Woodbury and D. Rusell Thomas of Bradyville; grandchildren, Melissa Harrell (Christopher Frey), Mark Harrell & Danielle Morris; 2 great grandchildren, Ethan Thomas Schaltegger and Gehrig Frey.

  • Seaple Loretta Simpson

    Seaple Loretta Simpson,76, died Tuesday, April 14th following an extended illness. She was a resident of McMinnville and was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include: children, Deliah Gregory of Macon County, Haskel Wade Merritt of Woodbury and Nina Judkins of McMinnville, 3 grandchildren and sister, Hilda Bogle of McMinnville also survive.

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