Obituaries

  • Wanda Lee Brown

    Sunday, 28 July 2013

    Mrs. Wanda Lee Brown, 75, of Auburntown died at her home on July 27, 2013. She was born on August 11, 1937 in McMinnville, TN. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ila (Campbell) Todd, husband of 58 years, Truman Brown, a daughter, Ila Kay Rhoden and two brothers, Donald Bratcher and Jerry Bratcher.

    She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Cheyrel & Doug Pursell of Auburntown; son-in-law, Joe Rhoden of Lascassas; brothers, J.M. & Jonell Bratcher of Short Mountain and Barton & Phyllis Todd of McMinnville; three grandchildren, Leslie Pursell of Woodland, Robert & Jessica Rhoden of Lascassas, Jacob & Annette Pursell of Spring Hill also two great grandchildren, Katlyn White and Annalee Pursell.

    Mrs. Brown was a member of the Auburntown Church of Christ. She was a retired employee of Chromalox in Murfreesboro. Reading was one of her favorite pass times. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Spending time with her family was one of her greatest joys. Mrs. Brown had a sweet disposition and never met a stranger.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 11-8 PM. Funeral services will be held in the Smith Funeral Home chapel on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 2 PM. David Dunn and John Fortner will officiate. Interment will be in Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the Auburntown Church of Christ. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details.

  • Annette Jones Miller

    Wednesday, 24 July 2013

    Annette Jones Miller, 83, of Clarksville, TN, died on Monday, July 22, 2013 at Gateway Medical Center. She was born on December 6, 1929 in Woodbury, TN to the late Samuel Jones and Georgia Higgins Jones. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Miller; one brother, Bobby Jones; and two sisters, Avanell George and Edwina Hamilton.
    Funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Chapel with David George officiating. Graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. in Leoni Cemetery in Woodbury, TN. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. and Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.
    Annette is survived by her two sons, James (Hattie) Miller, II of Johnson City, TN and Jeff Miller of Clarksville, TN; three daughters, Lisa (Eddie) Adkins of Clarksville, TN, Cathy (Mike) Seis of Dover, TN, and Tammie (Brian) Maxwell of Cumberland Furnace, TN; brother, Jerry Jones of Murfreesboro, TN; sister, Myra Sue (Jim) Castor of Statesville, NC; ten grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and one brother-in-law, Grady George.
    Pallbearers will be Michael Seis, Daniel Miller, Steven Maxwell, Eddie Adkins, Mike Seis, and Grady George, Jr.
    Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. Online condolences may be made at www.neal-tarpley.com.
     

  • Frank B. "Sonny" Grosch

    Wednesday, 24 July 2013

    Funeral services for Mr. Frank B. “Sonny” Grosch, age 76, of Bradyville, TN, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 26, 2013 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Sidney Parham officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Hope Cemetery.  Visitation with the Grosch family will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.  Mr. Grosch passed away at his residence on Tuesday evening.
     
    Sonny was born in Coffee County, TN, the son of the late Howard Samuel and Hazel Darnell Grosch.  He was a machine press operator at Batesville before he retired.  He served in the National Guard and was a deacon and treasurer at Living Springs Church.  Some of his many hobbies included gardening, watching sports, and camping.  He loved to aggravate others and liked to have “discussions”.
     
    In addition to his parents, Sonny was also preceded in death by one brother, Oscar Grosch.  He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Katherine Poff Grosch of Bradyville; one son, Howard (Jean) Grosch of Readyville; two daughters, Donna (Ralph Pena) Presson of Bradyville and Debbie (Stephen) Cox of KY; three brothers, Dale Grosch of Hillsboro, James (Geneva) Grosch of Manchester, and Harold (Judy) Grosch of GA; ten grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.

  • Jane Haines

    Friday, 19 July 2013

    Mrs. Jane (Purcell) Haines, 89, of Woodbury died on July 17, 2013. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 16, 1923. Her parents were the late Gordon Purcell and Edna (Wilt) Purcell.

    She is survived by her husband of nearly 70 years, Andrew Haines of Woodbury; sons and daughters-in-law, David & Cynthia Haines of Woodbury and Martin & Brenda Haines of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

    Mrs. Haines was born and raised in Philadelphia. She met her future husband in school and they quickly fell in love. Following high school Mrs. Haines earned her Bachelor's Degree from Temple University. After they both graduated college they began their lives together and spent a lot of time traveling for his work. They spent about a year in Spain, visited Europe and many other places.

    Mrs. Haines stayed active inside and outside the home. She worked for many years as an Administrative Secretary for Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. The family moved to Tennessee and she became active in the VFW Ladies Auxillary. She was also a member of St. Patrick's Anglican Church in Smyrna. She and her husband spent many happy years together. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, July 26, 2013 from 4-8 PM. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 27, 2013 in the Smith Funeral Home chapel at 1 PM. Interment will be in Cherry Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to either the Alzheimers Foundation or St. Patrick's Anglican Church. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details. (615)563-5337

  • Nina Gannon

    Friday, 19 July 2013

    Name:  Nina M. Gannon                                                                 Age:    82
    Date Died: Thurs. 7/18/2013                      Where:   NHC Murfreesboro
    Birthplace: Cannon County  
    Survivors: 2 Brothers & Sisters-in-law:  Carmon & Billie Gannon of Woodbury & Clarence & Georgia Gannon of Murfreesboro
    Also surviving are 8 nieces & nephews, 9 great nieces & nephews & several great great nieces & nephews
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Steve and Gertrude Daniel Gannon.  
    She was a member of the Church of Christ and a homemaker.  
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home     When: 2:00 PM Monday, 7/22/13
    Minister:  Bro. Herb Alsup                              Interment:  Leoni Cemetery
    Visitation:  4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday, 7/21/13
    Pallbearers:  Steve Gannon, Gary Gannon, Butch Hahn, Barry Gannon, Tim Gannon & Mark Gannon

  • Mary Jo Mostek Huneke

    Wednesday, 17 July 2013

    Mary Jo Mostek Huneke                                                     Age:    54
    Date Died: Thurs. July 11, 2013                      Where:   Stones River Hospital E/R
    Birthplace: East Tawas, MI.               Address:  Woodbury, Tn.  37190
    Survivors:  Husband: William Terry Huneke, Sr. of Woodbury
    Mother and Stepfather:  Alice Mostek Looper and Robert Looper of Warren, MI.
    4 Step Brothers:  Carl Looper of Winchester, Kenny Looper of Manchester, Danny Looper of Nashville and Bryon Looper of Woodbury
    She was a member of the Burt Baptist Church and was an Accounting Office Manager.
    Funeral Service:  Burt Baptist Church     When: 6:00 PM Sunday, 7/21/13
    Minister:  Bro. David Moody     
    In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to
    help the family with funeral expenses
    To leave online condolences, please visit

  • Peggy Prater Wilson

    Wednesday, 17 July 2013

    ame:  Peggy Prater Wilson                                                     Age:    57
    Date Died: Wed. 7/17/2013                      Where:   MTMC
    Birthplace: Cannon County  
    Survivors: Mother: Mazle Burger Prater of Cannon Co.
     Husband:  Jimmy Wilson of Cannon Co.
    Children: Brian Young and Chasity (Chad) Evans both of Cannon Co.
    Step-Children: Amy and Angela Wilson of Warren Co., and Adam Wilson of Murfreesboro
    Sisters: Carolyn (Jimmy) Blanton and Judy Blankenship (Bobby) all of Cannon Co.
    Brother: Myron Prater of Cannon Co.
    3 Grandchildren: Dillon Evans, Brianna Young, and Chloe Parker
    2 Step-Grandchildren: Lexie and Trey
    She was preceded in death by her father, Sammy Prater; brother and sister-in-law, James Gary Prater and Ida Mae Prater and sister Patsy Prater Owens.  
    She was a member of the Church of Christ and a retired factory worker. She enjoyed gardening, working in her flowers, and spending time with her grandchildren.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home     When: 2:00 PM Friday, 7/19/13
    Minister:  Bro. Herb Alsup and Bro. Greg Mitchell
    Visitation:  4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Thursday, 7/18/13
    Burial to follow in Center Hill Cemetery
    In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Woodbury Funeral Home
    To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Larry Woodrow Faulk

    Thursday, 11 July 2013

    Name:  Larry Woodrow Faulk                                                     Age:    67
    Date Died: Sun. July 2, 2013                      Where:   at his home
    Birthplace: Cherokee, N.C.    Address:   Wa Le La Dr. Cherokee, N.C.
    Survivors:  Children: Shane Faulk of Murfreesboro and Shannon (Jason) Kidd of Lewisburg
    Grandson: Alex Faulk of Lewisburg
    Siblings: Elaine (Frank) Burton of Mt. Juliet; Tracy (Johnnie) Faulk of Murfreesboro, Shelia (Jimmy) Neal of Murfreesboro, Roger Faulk of Murfreesboro, Ruth (Terry) Baudoin of Smyrna
    Several Nieces and Nephews also survive
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow Faulk & Helen Irene Johnson Thomas and his brother, Richard Faulk.
    He was a retired Lumber Mill worker.
    Memorial  Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home     When: 4 pm Sat., July, 13, 2013
    Visitation:  2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sat. 7/13/13

  • Agnes Ruth Woodward

    Tuesday, 9 July 2013

    Name:  Agnes Ruth Woodward                                                     Age:    87
    Date Died: Tues. July 9, 2013  Where:   at her home
    Birthplace: New York City, N.Y.    Address:  1827 Bush Rd. Bradyville, Tn.  37026
    Survivors:  Children: Sharon (Les) Bush of Bradyville, Arlene Bragg of Smyrna, Helen (Mike) Baldwin and Peter (Carolyn) Woodward all of Murfreesboro, Carol (Milton) Nunley of McMinnville and Janice (Alan) Goudie of Chapel Hill
    Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 35 Great Grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Yantz and Margaret Breen Yantz; her husband, Arnold “Woody” Woodward, and her brothers and sister.
    She was a member of the World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro and the Cannon and Murfreesboro Senior Citizens Centers.  Ms. Woodward was the former owner of Rainbow Laundry Mat and a nurse tech at Middle Tenn. Medical Center.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home     When: 11:00 AM Thursday, 7/11/13
    Minister:  Bro. Russell Richardson            Visitation:  6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Wednesday, 7/10/13
    Pallbearers:  Ryan Bush, Jeremy Bush, Adam Long, Matthew Philips, Andrew Simmons, Alan Goudie
    To leave online condolences, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Gladys Parker

    Tuesday, 9 July 2013

    Mrs. Gladys Parker, 83, of Woodbury died July 7, 2013. She was born on October 23, 1929 in Silver Point, Tennessee. Her parents were the late Sam Jones and Bonnie (Holland) Jones. She was preceded by her husband of nearly 50 years, Lonnie Parker, brothers, Ralph Jones, Kenneth Jones, James Arnold Jones, Ernest Jones and Sam Jones, Jr.; sisters, Irma Lee Maynard and Dimple Jones.
     
    She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Connie & Wayne Phillips of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Amber Clayborn (Phillip Lucas) of Murfreesboro, Parker Phillips, Paige Phillips and Heath Phillips all of Murfreesboro; great grandson, Sage Clayborn, sisters-in-law, Bertha Jones of Woodbury and Virginia Jones of Smithville ; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Carman & Jerry Smithson and Kevin & Trina McGregor.
     
    Mrs. Parker was a member of the Simmons Chapel Free Methodist Church. She was a retired employee of the Colonial Shirt Factory. She also drove a bus for the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency for several years. Mrs. Parker always planted a big, beautiful garden and enjoyed being outside. She loved to go to her grandchildrens basketball and baseball games. Helping people was something she always loved to do. She always had smile and loved to talk to people.
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 4-9 PM. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Herb Alsup will officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society by contacting Smith Funeral Home.

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