• Joesph Kenneth Gooch

    Sunday, 2 December 2012


    Memorial services for Joseph Kenneth “Kenny” Gooch, 55, who passed away on September 30, 2012 will be held on his birthday, December 9, 2012 at Woodbury City Park from 1 – 4 pm. 


    He is survived by his mother, Anna J. Gooch of Woodbury; Sister, Karla Ann Judkins of Woodbury; Aunts and Uncles; Burr Francis & Christine Pike of Murfreesboro, Margaret Downey of Athens, Tn., Lonnie Sue Knight of Woodbury, Evelyn Brite and Mary Keirsey both of TX. and Mark Nickens of Murfreesboro; Nieces and nephews, Amanda Young of Woodbury, Levi Young and Anthony Young both of Murfreesboro; Great Niece and Nephew, Gage, Aiden & Shea Young. 

    He was a member of the Baptist Church and was owner of Affordable Lawn Care.  Kenny loved to hunt, fish and be outdoors.



  • Katherine Lorance Parker

    Sunday, 2 December 2012

    Katherine Lorance (Punk) Parker, age 54, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2012 at MTMC.  She also had a nickname as the breadlady due to her job at Dolly Madison Bread Store in Murfreesboro, TN. for over 15 years. 


    She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Susie (Simmons) Lorance, 2 brothers, Donald Wayne & JD Lorance.


    She is survived by her husband, Thomas Parker of Murfreesboro, TN.; Daughter, April (Jamie) Williams of Hohenwald and son Jeremy Parker of Woodbury; 2 grandchildren, Katlynn and Hannah Bean and 2 step children, Charles and Deanna Williams all of Hohenwald, TN.; brother, Jeff (Deana) Lorance of Woodbury and 2 sisters-in-law, Joann & Teresa Lorance of Woodbury.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews, family and friends.


    She was employed by IBC-Dolly Madison Bread Store in Murfreesboro.  She was also a former employee with Home Interiors for several years.  She was a graduate of Woodbury Central High School and was a member of the Baptist Church. 


    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home, Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at 2 pm with Bro. Jeff Crips officiating.  Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm until 9 pm Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. 


    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for the family please visit


  • Norene Duke Holt

    Friday, 30 November 2012

    Norene Duke Holt of Cannon Co. died Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the age of 89. She is survived by her children: Patricia Holt Fuller and her late husband, Robert of Murfreesboro, Linda Holt Walton and her husband, Claude of Cannon Co., Dinah Holt Cawthorne of Indianapolis,IN.; 4 grandchildren: Penna Kay Evans, Cherrie Fuller, Kevin Cawthorne & Katrina Heitzman; 4 Great Grandchildren: Alex & Chase Cameron Cawthorne, Kalista Lee Foster, Blake Anthony Heitzman; Siblings: Wiley & Wendell Duke of Manchester, Jewell Christian & Glera Presley both of Manchester and Lera Whittemore of South Gate, MI.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe C. Duke & Claudie Parker Duke; husband, Fred L. Holt; Siblings, Morgan, Thurston, Clayborn, Alton, Farris & Hilton Parker, Carmine Drennon, Leoni Spry and Roberta Todd.
    A member of the Smith Grove Church of Christ, she was retired from Colonial Corp. and was a housewife. She loved gardening, quilting, canning, embroidery and cooking. Ms. Holt was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was well received and loved by everyone. She was the most giving person that was known and her smile was infectious.
    Funeral services will be 3 pm Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Al Bugg, Jr. & Bro. Gayle Rains officiating. Interment will follow in the Gilley Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Saturday from 3 pm until 9 pm.
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311,

  • Martha Jean Parsley Thomason

    Friday, 30 November 2012

    Name   Martha Jean Parsley Thomason                                           Age:    72
    Date Died: Wednesday 11/28/2012                             Where:   Vanderbilt Hospital    
    Address:  8591 Short Mountain Hwy. Woodbury, Tn.  37190
    Birthplace:  Cannon Co., Tn.       Cause of Death:  Injuries from an auto accident
    Son and Daughter-in-law:  David & Sybil Gunter of McMinnville
    2 grandchildren:  Amy Campbell & Shane Gunter both of Warren Co.
    2 Great Grandchildren:  Tristen Gunter & Leila Gunter
    Brothers:  Jackie Parsley of GA & Jessie Parsley Jr. of Woodbury
    Sisters:  Ruth Brown of Woodbury, Shirley Neal of KY & Peggy Young of NH
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Jonah Thomason who died 11/14/2012,  her parents, Jessie & Lydia Walker Parsley & her sister, Betty Jo Cope.
    A member of the Sunny Hills Baptist Church,  she was a housewife.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home    When: 1:00 PM Sun. 12/2/2012
    Minister:  Bro. John Jones                     Interment: Blues Hill Cemetery
    Visitation:  10:00 am to 9:00 pm Saturday, December 1, 2012            

  • Calvin McAdoo "Mack" Miller

    Wednesday, 28 November 2012

    Mr. Calvin McAdoo "Mack" Miller, 87, of the Burt Community died November 26, 2012. He was born December 6, 1924 in Woodbury, TN. His parents were the late Joe Miller and Ethel (Holt) Miller. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Joe Frank Miller; sisters, Jessie Lou Knight, Lera Elledge and Willie Bickel.
    He is survived by nieces and nephews, John E. Elledge, Patsy & Carl Hirlston, Betty & Jeff Keaton, Katrinka & Earl Sutton, Lucille Lewis all of Cannon County; Dwight & Mary Miller of Fayetteville, NC and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Miller of Cannon County.
    Mr. Miller was a member of the Bethlehem Church of Christ. He was a life long resident of Cannon County. Farming was one of the greatest joys of his life. He and his brother spent many hours together working, planting corn and baling hay. He raised cattle and pigs also.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 4-8 PM. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 1 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Dr. Earl Sutton will officiate. Interment will follow in Jernigan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to The Billy Smith Preacher Scholarship at Freed Hardeman University or Short Mountain Bible Camp. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details,

  • Pamela Jane "Pam" Howard Hollis

    Monday, 26 November 2012

    Pamela Jane "Pam" (Howard) Hollis, 53, of Woodbury died November 23, 2012. She was born in Elizabethton, TN on November 8, 1959. She was raised in Memphis, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, Austin & Jane Ellen Howard.
    She is survived by her son, Steven Hollis of Woodbury; a sister, Robin Frizzell of Hermitage; three brothers, Tim Stewart of Woodbury, Randy King of Fairview, TN and Marty Hinkle of Melbourne, FL; two nieces, Chesney Witty and Aleece Frizzell; a nephew, Chase Stewart; friends, Craig Nichols, Amanda, Sharron & Steve Melton and her special little dog, Baby Girl.
    She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She worked for several years at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis, TN. She was a loving mother, sister and a friend to all who knew her.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, November, 27, 2012 from 11-2 PM. Funeral services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Tim Gentry will officiate. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (615)563-5337

  • Evelyn Grace Harbert

    Monday, 26 November 2012

    Evelyn Grace ( Cissy) Harbert, age 59, died in Murfreesboro on November 24, 2012. Her family is very grateful for the loving care provided for her by the Stones River Center, in Murfreesboro, where she had made her home for more than 30 years.




    She was born in Aberdeen, MD to the late Grace Carrick Harbert and Colonel John Harbert. She is also preceded in death by her very special grandmother, Lora Bragg Carrick.



    She is survived by her sisters and their husbands, Nina and Bob Boudinot, of WA and Lora and Bill Boudinot, of IL; by her brother J.T. Harbert, of PA; and by her brother and wife, Jim and Carol Harbert, of IL. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces, a great-nephew and many cousins.




    Miss Harbert was descended from pioneer Cannon County families, including Hugh Robinson, of Bradyville, an early surveyor in Middle Tennessee; the Bragg family of Locke's Creek; the Finleys, the Davenports, the McGills, and others.



    Services will be conducted by The Reverend Hunter Hay, Pastor of Woodbury First Baptist Church, in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28. Visitation with the family will begin at 1 p.m. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

  • Elsie Marguerite (Eaton) Hill

    Wednesday, 21 November 2012

    Elsie Marguerite (Eaton) Hill, the daughter of Charles L. and Hattie Lee (Catron) Eaton, was born at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D.C. on April 9th, 1953 and passed away at her mother's home in Readyville, Tennessee on November 20th, 2012 at the age of 59, following a seven month battle with cancer.
    A resident of Bell Buckle, Tennessee, Sister Elsie was taken under the care of her mother for the last seven months of her life. Elsie was a member of Plainview Baptist Church, a loving and exceptionally dedicated wife, daughter, sister and aunt. Known for her distinct love and care for animals, Elsie served as a Certified Master Dog Groomer in both Tampa, Florida and Murfreesboro, Tennessee; receiving calls from clients all the way up to and following her death. Elsie was also an active member of the American Kennel Club (AKC), the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA), and the Dairy Goat Association. In addition to her cats, goats and Bantam chickens, she also owned several show dogs in which she took special care and pride.
    She is survived by her husband of 24 years, William "Red" Arthur Hill of Bell Buckle, Tennessee; her mother, Hattie Lee (Catron) Eaton; her sister, Chlora R. Strelow of Homosassa, Florida; her two brothers, Mark David Eaton of Readyville, Tennessee and Charles R. Eaton of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; two nieces, Sarah C. Strelow and Amanda D. Newman; and nephew, Jared Eaton.
    She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Lawrence Eaton.
    Visitation will be Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at Smith Funeral Home from 5-8 PM. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Brother David Faulkner will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Tennessee Baptist Children's Home in memory of Elsie. Telephone Donations are accepted 8:00 AM to 4:00pm CST, Monday to Thursday by calling 1-800-624-8591 or by mail to: Memorial and Honor Gifts; Tennessee Baptist Children's Homes; P.O. Box 2206;Brentwood, TN 37024-2206. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (615)563-5337

  • Janice Lee Young

    Saturday, 17 November 2012

    Mrs. Janice Lee Young, 58, of Woodbury died November 16, 2012. She was born in Sparta, TN on July 23, 1954. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years Walter Young, mother, Irene Dodson; son, Christopher Michael Mabe and a brother, Charles Lynn Dodson.
    She is survived by her sons, Scottie & Amber Young and Brad Young both of Woodbury; father, Arnold Dodson of Smyrna; step-daughter, Jodi Barnett of Alabama; brothers, Walter Mabe of Smyrna, James Larry Mabe of Woodbury and Tom Dodson of Smyrna; sisters, Gail Murks of Murfreesboro and Rita Haynes of North Carolina; twelve grandchildren, David, Bradley, Dillon, Cheyenne, Charish, Jessica, Alexis, Nathan, Rachel, Summer, Shane and Haley.
    Mrs. Young loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing with them. She liked to watch her kids and grandkids play softball and wrestle. Cooking her famous potato cakes and breakfast for dinner were family favorites. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
    Visitation will be Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Smith Funeral Home from 2-8 PM. Funeral services will be Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11 AM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Rick McFerrin will officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice by contacting Smith Funeral Home. (615)563-5337

  • Jonah Thomason

    Thursday, 15 November 2012

    Jonah W. Thomason, 60, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, at his home.
    Visitation is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at Woodbury Funeral Home.
    Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. John Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Blues Hill Cemetery.
    A DeKalb County native, he was a member of Sunny Hills Baptist Church, he was a machine operator at Tenneco.
    Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Jean Parsley Thomason of Woodbury; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Sybil Gunter of McMinnville; two grandchildren, Amy Campbell and Shane Gunter, both of Warren County; great-grandchildren, Tristen Gunter and Lelia Gunter and sisters, Betty Certain, Janice Pollard, Virginia Jones and Louise Jones, all of DeKalb County.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomason and Vivian George Thomason; sisters, Faye Simmons, Patsy Thomason and Wanda Jenkins and brothers, Billy and James Thomason.
    Danny and Trent Certain, Jeff Brown, Colby Reed, Ronnie Bailey and Mongo Self will serve as pallbearers.