Obituaries

  • Charles Samuel "Doodle" Patterson

    Saturday, 20 August 2011

    Charles Samuel "Doodle" Patterson, 55, of Murfreesboro died August 20, 2011. He was born May 5, 1956 in Lake City, TN. His parents were the late J. D. Patterson and Mary Lee (Rutherford) Daniels.
         He is survived by his wife Mickie Katrina Patterson of Murfreesboro; step-father, Robert and Peggy Daniels of LaVergne; sons, Michael Fortune of Murfreesboro, Jeremiah Patterson of Mississippi; step-son, Mickey Tidwell of Murfreesboro; step-daughters, Amethyst Nicole Tidwell and Kaitlyn Danielle Underwood; brother, Ronnie Daniels of Murfreesboro; sisters, Connie Daniels of Bradyville, Lisa Knott of Alabama, Sandra Farless of McMinnville, Bobbie Jean Floyd Arledge of Woodbury and Teresa Bogle of Woodbury; also survived by two grandchildren.
         Mr. Patterson worked as a cabinet maker and detailing cars. He was known as a jack of all trades. He loved pitching horseshoes, cooking out, fishing and camping.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, August 25, 2011 from 10 AM until 12 noon. Graveside services will be held at Gilley Hill Cemetery at 12:30 PM. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Smith Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • James Calvin J.C. Todd

    Friday, 19 August 2011

    James Calvin “J.C.” Todd, 81, died Friday, August 19, 2011 at his home in Morrison, TN following an extended illness.

    A Pastor at Begin Life in Jesus Church on Hwy. 53, Mr. Todd was a retired dock worker for ABF Trucking in Dearborn, MI. He was born in Cannon County, TN.  

    Survivors include his wife, Geneva Vibbert Todd of Morrison; children, Judy Fish of Smithville and Ricky Todd of McMinnville; stepchildren, Linda (Jerry) Anderson and Jimmy (Mary) Gregory of Glasgow, KY, Ronnie (Jody) Gregory of Nashville and Donnie (Barb) Gregory of Soddy Daisy, TN; sisters, Pauline Robinson of Kitrell, Stella (J.C.) Rogers of Kitrell and Dorris Clouse of Bradyville; and brother, Carl (Carol) Todd of Lebanon.

    Also survived by 9 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren and several great grandchildren

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawton and Addy Smithson Todd; daughters, Wanda Todd, Donna Moore, Joyce Farless & Bobbie Todd; Siblings, Wade, Howard, Lamen and Palmer Todd, Martha Gannon, Thelma Hollinsworth and Geraldine Rigsby.

    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2011 with Bro. Wade West and Bro. John Parton, Jr. officiating.

    Burial will be in Amity Cemetery.   

    Visitation is from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2011.

    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • James Michael "Mike" Love

    Wednesday, 17 August 2011

    James Michael “Mike” Love, 56, died Thursday, August 17, 2011 at his home following an extended illness.

    A native of White County, he lived in Readyville.

    A member of the Church of Christ, he was a truck driver.

    Survivors: include his wife, Cynthia Odom Love of Readyville; daughters, Leslie Love and Katie Love both of Readyville; dad, Jimmy Love of Woodbury; siblings, Rhonda Jackson of Little Rock, AR., Larry Campbell of Readyville, Jimmy Alan Love and Billy Joe Love both of Woodbury, Kathy Anderson of Manchester and Joy Resko of Bradyville; good friend, Joe Reed; and special aunt, Eva Green.

    Also survived by several nieces and nephews

    He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathleen Davis Love.

    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2011. Burial will be in Riverside Gardens Cemetery.

    Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2011 and Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service.

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  • Robert William Vinson

    Thursday, 11 August 2011

    Robert William Vinson went home to be with his Lord and Savior August 11, 2011. A native and life long resident of Cannon County. Robert was the son of the late Wiley and Helen (Preston) Vinson.
         Robert is survived by his children, Brenda (Jerry) Messick of Murfreesboro, Patricia (Jim) Smith of Clarksville, Glenda (Bob) Richards of Smyrna, Gary (Kathy) Vinson of Woodbury, Dwight (Jan) Vinson of Milton, Billy (Diane) Vinson of Murfreesboro and Mary (Tony) Mason of Woodbury; 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
         Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years Marjorie (Earls) Vinson; son, James Robert Vinson; sister, Louise Pelham and brother, John Hawkins Vinson.
    Robert was a member of the Church of Christ. He retired as Foreman with Tennessee State Highway Dept. Served on the Cannon County Court from 1966-1972, Chairman from 1971-1972, elected County Executive 1978-1982. While County Executive was driving force in getting The Stones RIver Hospital, Auburntown School and many other projects for Cannon County. He was proud to have served the people of Cannon County and loved getting involved in politics. Raising beef cattle and working on his farm were his passions. Known for his expert shooting ability, quail hunting and shooting coyotes and wild dogs.
         Active Pallbearers: Mark Mason, Jim Vinson, Rob Vinson, Jason Messick, Adam Todd, Tim Underwood, John Pelham and Steve Pelham. Honorary Pallbearers: Pearson Barrett, Billy Higgins, Rob Higgins, Ed Davenport, Tom Mullinax, Joe Cook, Don Stuluka, Dr. Gary Bryant, Lee Vinson, Ray Nichols and Charles Mount.
         Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 from 4-9 PM. Funeral services will be Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Adams Memorial Library or Caris Hospice.
    Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (615)563-5337. www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net
         The family wishes to thank the staff of Woodbury Nursing Center, staff at Stones River Hospital, Caris Hospice, Dr. Gary Bryant, Dr. Michael Thomas, Dr. Jeff Todd and the support of all our friends, neighbors and relatives for their sincere kindness.
     

  • Donnie Bogle

    Tuesday, 9 August 2011

    Donnie Bogle, 76, died Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at MTMC following an extended illness.

    A resident of Woodbury, he was a Cannon County native.

    Mr. Bogle was a member of the Church of Christ, he was a Carpenter.

    Survivors include his son, Roger Bogle of Woodbury; brothers, Burley Ray Bogle of Woodbury and David Bogle of Waynesboro; sisters, Ruth Henderson, Paulette (Wayne) Campbell, Dean (Charles) Vantrease and Linda (Gale) Nichols all of Woodbury.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, A.G. Donald Bogle & Otha Barrett Bogle; wife, Sue Bogle; brother, Kenneth Bogle and sister, Louise Crosslin.

    Graveside services will be held at Riverside Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 12, 2011 with Bro. Steve Watts officiating.

    Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Woodbury Funeral Home.
     

  • William Russell Lyons

    Thursday, 4 August 2011

    William Russell Lyons was born in Cannon County on July 7, 1950. he departed this life August 4, 2011.  He attended the Woodbury Grammar School and Woodbury High School.
     
         He leaves to cherish his memories, a devoted and loving mother, Nora Lyons; three sisters, Pauline Clark of Murfreesboro; Diane Lyons and Mary Katherine Lyons both of Woodbury; one brother, Johnny & Peggy Lyons of Woodbury; uncle and aunt, James & Katherine Batey of Woodbury; as well as, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and great nieces and nephews; devoted friends, Larry Merritt and Jerry Porter.
     
         Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 from 6-9 PM. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 at 1 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow in Hoover Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  • John Aubrey Gunter

    John Aubrey Gunter, 62 passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2011 following injuries sustained in a truck accident.

    He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carol Warren Gunter of the Short Mtn. Community;

    Daughters, Carolyn (Richard) Graham of Cleveland & Kristie (Dustin) Johnson of Smithville, Tn.;

    Grandchildren: Brittany Little, Ashlee Gunter, Emily Graham, William Fryar, Chandler &Leah Johnson

    Sisters: Betty Sue Hullett of IN., Jo Motley of Murfreesboro and Fay Pitts of Woodbury

    He was preceded in death by his parents, John & Mildred Wright Gunter; sister, Glenda Caldwell and Brother, Morris Gunter.

    A member of the Smithville Church of God, he was a self-employed Heavy Equipment Operator.

    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home 2 pm Sat. August 6, 2011 with Bro. Donnie Kelly.

    Interment will follow in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery

    Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 pm till 9:00 pm Friday, August 5, 2011

    Pallbearers: Dusty Johnson, Richard Graham, Bryan Pitts, John Michael Pitts, Ron Mendenhall, Blake Mendenhall, Ricky Warren and BJ Warren

    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

  • Jean Adams Keathley

    Jean Adams Keathley, 70, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011 after a 28 year battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late John P. and Minnie Lee Adams. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, James O. Keathley; three children, Alice Adams Pack, William Belt Keathley and Elizabeth Woods Keathley; sister, Harriet Lee Moore and three grandchildren.
    A Memorial Celebration of her life will be held at her beloved Valhalla Farm on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 2:30 PM.
    She is remembered for many civic and philanthropic activities. She and her husband, Jim and daughter, Elizabeth conducted the Cannon Carriage Classic for several years which benefited many Cannon County activities and charities. She was active in Tennessee politics and served on the Tennessee Arts Commission. She was a recipient of the 1998 Governor's Award in The Arts.
    In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Alive Hospice, Carriage Association of America, American Driving Society or organizations or charities of ones choice. Smith Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements

  • Eula Mai Preston

    Mrs. Eula Mai Preston, 94, died July 30, 2011. She was born Nov. 21, 1916 in Woodbury, TN. Her parents were the late Alton Ledbetter and Vassie (Hobbs) Ledbetter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Y. Preston and a daughter, Ester Haney, brothers, Ben Ledbetter, Hubert Ledbetter and Bratten Ledbetter, sisters, Opal Stone, Pauline Bogle, Clara B. Ledbetter, Annie Bell Preston, Margaret Davenport and Dean Gannon.
    Survivors include her daughter, Roberta Riley of Nashville; sisters, Irene Gannon of Woodbury and Emma Clancy of Nashville; five grandchildren, Michael Mayo, Gary Mayo, Shirley Garris, Joe Young and Paula Haney, eleven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
    She was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ. She was a former employee of Colonial Shirt Factory and helped her husband with farming and logging. Cooking and spending time with her family were things she loved to do.
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 from 4-8 PM. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 in the Smith Funeral Home chapel at 2 PM. Interment will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Billy Howard "Mr. Bill" Todd

    Billy Howard “Mr. Bill” Todd, 74 of Readyville passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011 at his home following an extended illness. A native of Rutherford Co., he was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Leo Todd & Katherine Elrod Todd and his twin sisters, Nadine & Earline Todd.

    He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lily D. Harris Todd of Readyville; 2 daughters, Lisa (Michael) Turner of Murfreesboro and Lynn (Kenneth) Hartley of Readyville; 3 grandchildren, Amy Danielle Turner (David) Sadoski, M.A. Kenneth “Ryan” (April) Hartley & Reid Hartley; Great grandson, Justin Turner; Brother, Freddie Todd of Murfreesboro; Nephew, Michael Todd & Niece, Lori Todd.

    A member of the Science Hill Church of Christ, he was a veteran of the Army and Air Force Reserves. Mr. Todd was Ret. from International Paper after 31 years.

    Funeral services will be 3 pm Sunday, July 31, 2011 with Bro. Tim Mitchell and Bro. Roy Upton officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens. Pallbearers include, Jimmy, Ronnie, Tommy, Jeff, Michael and Casey Todd. Honorary Pallbearers include, “The Boys” of the International Paper Breakfast Clubs, Elders and Deacons at Science Hill Church of Christ. Visitation with the family will be Saturday, July 30 from 4 pm until 8 pm.

    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

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