Obituaries

  • Truman Edward Brown

    Thursday, 15 March 2012

    Mr. Truman Edward Brown, 80, of Auburntown died March 13, 2012 at his home. He was born in Cannon County on January 29, 1932. His parents were the late Willie Lee "Bill" Brown and Julie (Thomas) Brown. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Ila Kay Rhoden; brothers, Sterling Brown and Willie Brown; sisters, Josie Ferrell, Virginia Vickers and Ruby Mears.
     
    He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Wanda (Bratcher) Brown; daughter and son-in-law, Cheyrel & Doug Pursell of Auburntown; son-in-law, Joe Rhoden; grandchildren, Leslie Pursell, Robert & Jessica Rhoden and Jacob & Annette Pursell; also, one great granddaughter, Katlyn White.
     
    Mr. Brown was a member of the Auburntown Church of Christ. He was devoted to his church and especially his family. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War.  The U.S. Military Honor Guard will attend to present the flag.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Auburntown Church of Christ by contacting Smith Funeral Home.
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 11 AM until 8 PM. Funeral services will be Friday, March 16, 2012 at 1 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel with David Dunn officiating. Interment will follow in Milton Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net (615)563-5337

  • Leah Lape Merriman

    Thursday, 15 March 2012

    Leah Lape Merriman, 54, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at t her home in Woodbury.

    Born in Charleroi, PA, she was a Case Handler with Heritage Farms.

    Survivors:

    Husband of 19 years, Raymond Merriman of Woodbury.

    Twin Sister: Lisa Sanders of Kingman, AZ.

    2 Brothers: Patrick Lape of Johnstown, Penn. and  Dennis Lape of Turtle Creek, PA.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Lape and Regina Harger Lape; 3 sisters, Janis Carly, Claudia McFeely and Marian Lape.

    Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 17, 2012. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

    Visitation is from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday. March 16, 2012.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

  • Shirley Ann Cook Lewis

    Thursday, 15 March 2012

    Shirley Ann Cook Lewis, 70, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at St. Thomas Hospital.

    A native of Cannon County, she resided in Morrison.

    A member of McMahan Church of Christ, Shirley was a homemaker who loved gardening, cooking and reading.

    Survivors:  

    Daughters: Sandra (Charles) Christie of Holdrege, NB and Fancie (Curtis) Ely of Woodbury.

    Grandchildren:  Adam & Jonathan Christie and Savannah Ely.

    Sisters:  Dean (Marvin) Beck of St. Ann, MO., Jennie Foster of Woodbury & Brenda (Van) Hutchinson of Woodbury

    Special Friend & Caregiver:  Linda Duke of Woodbury.

    Sisters-in-law & Brothers-in-law: Patsy Cook of McMinnville; Dalphia (Joe) Parsley of Fayetteville and Dean Lewis of Murfreesboro and Wayne Prater of Woodbury.

    Also survived by  several nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Lewis; parents, Medford & Alberta Smithson Cook; brother, Jimmy Cook and sister-in-law, Janet Prater.

    Graveside services will be held at McMahan Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2012 with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating. Burial will be McMahan Cemetery,

    Visitation will be from after 4 p.m. Friday, March 16 and from 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday.

    Pallbearers: Terry Don Duke & her nephews.

    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • Clayton (Slade) Cason

    Tuesday, 6 March 2012

    Clayton (Shade) Cason, 79, died Monday, March 5, 2012 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center.
    He was a member of the Plainview Baptist Church, a truck driver, and a Woodbury City Alderman for 8 years.
    A resident of Woodbury, he was a native of White County,TN.
    Survivors:
    Wife: Wilma Dutton Cason of Woodbury.
    Son: Larry Cason of Woodbury.
    Granddaughter: Dottie Mackenzie Cason of Woodbury.
    Favorite Niece: Freda Cummings of Woodbury.
    He is also survived by several nieces and nephews
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius Trousdale Cason and Viola Petty Cason and his daughter, Regina Cason Doak.               
    Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2012 with Bro. Charlie Heath and Bro. David Falkner officiating.
    Burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery.
    Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

  • Brionna Love

    Tuesday, 6 March 2012

    Brionna Lynn Love, age 26, of Murfreesboro, passed away on March 4, 2012 at home. She was born in Dearborn, MI, but resided most of her life in Murfreesboro, TN. Brionna was a passionate photographer.
     
     Brionna was preceded in death by her father; Brion West; and brother, Jake Parcha.

    She is survived by her husband, Jonathan Ryan Love of Manchester; mother, Lori C. (Dave) Parcha; brothers, Tyler Parcha of Murfreesboro and Aaron Parcha of Anchorage, Alaska; sisters, Amanda West of Michigan and Becky (Josh) Hunsicker of Murfreesboro; grandfather, Wally Schave, grandmother, Mary West, and adored nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her beloved dogs, Pepper and Jax.

    Father-in-law Bill Love, Mother-in-law Betty Love of Woodbury and Sisters-in-law Mandy Love, Carla Carlton and Tiffany Salyer also survive.
     
    Visitation with the family will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home; 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130.  615-893-242.
    Please leave condolences at www.jenningsandayers.com
     
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to MS Association. 214 Overlook Circle Ste. 153, Brentwood, TN 37027 Phone: 615-269-9055

  • James Harris Gilley

    Sunday, 4 March 2012

    Mr. James Harris "Jim" Gilley, 68, of Woodbury died March 3, 2012. He was born June 30, 1943 in Coffee County, TN. His parents were the late James Stanley Gilley and Mary Jane (Hollis) Gilley. He was also preceded in death by his two sons, Elijah Harris Gilley and Steve Lee Gilley; brothers, Paul Stanley Gilley and Teddy Ray Gilley and a sister, Bonnie Rogers.
     
    He is survived by his wife, Deborah (McCoy) Gilley of Woodbury; son, James Kendall Gilley of Woodbury; step-daughters, Tammy and Jason Davidson of Hillsboro, Cathy and Rich Abel of Ohio and Glenda Morrison of Woodbury; brother, Joe Gilley of Woodbury; six grandchildren, Heather, Kendsie and Camille Gilley, Brittany and Kailey Abel and Braden Davidson.
     
    Mr. Gilley attended the Hollow Springs Community Church. He worked as a roofer for Marion & Green in Lebanon for over 20 years.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home Sunday, Mar. 4, 2012 from 3-8 p.m. Funeral services will be Monday, March 5, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow in Gilley Hill Cemetery.
    Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Amanda Brooke Odom

    Wednesday, 29 February 2012

    Amanda Brooke Odom, 21, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 in Rutherford Co. as the result of a traffic accident.

    A native of Rutherford County, she was a resident of Woodbury at the time of her death. She was a child care provider.

    Survivors:

    Parents: Timmy “Bo” and Cindy Gunter Odom of Murfreesboro.

    Boyfriend: Christopher Goins of Murfreesboro.

    Brother: Alan Odom (Emily Crockett) of Murfreesboro.

    Sister: Ashley Rose Odom of Murfreesboro.

    Niece: Kaylea Odom of Murfreesboro

    Grandparents: Rachel Odom of Readyville, Jr. & Patricia Gunter of Crossville

    Also survived by several aunts, uncles & cousins.

    She was preceded in death by her grandfather; Bratten Odom and her daughter, Alyssa Goins.

    Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2012 with Bro. Bryan Bloom officiating.                          

    Burial will be in Coleman Cemetery

    Visitation is from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday, Mar 1, 2012.

    Pallbearers: Justin & Cody Phillips, Devone & Zach Patterson, Bradley Odom, Paul Thomason, Andy McCoy, James Phillips, Eric Krueger

    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family for funeral expenses.

    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • Alyssa Skye Goins

    Wednesday, 29 February 2012

    Two-and-a-half year old Alyssa Skye Goins of Woodbury died Sunday, February 26, 2012 as the result of a traffic accident in Ruthrford Co.

    A native of Rutherford County, she was a resident of Woodbury at the time of her death.

    Survivors:

    Father: Christopher Goins of Murfreesboro

    Grandparents, Timmy "Bo"  and Cindy Gunter Odom; Robert Goins, all of Murfreesboro.

    Aunts & Uncles: Alan Odom (Emily Crockett), Ashley Rose Odom, Stephanie Phillips, Pam Krueger, Mary Stanley, Robert Goins and Jimmy Massey

    Special Cousins, Justin & Cody Phillips, Kaylea Odom, Aubrey Phillips

    She was preceded in death by her mother, Amanda Odom and her grandmother, Donna Sue Goins.

    Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2012 with Bro. Bryan Bloom officiating.

    Burial will be in Coleman Cemetery.

    Visitation is from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday. Mar 1, 2012.

    Pallbearers: Justin & Cody Phillips, Devone & Zach Patterson, Bradley Odom, Paul Thomason, Andy McCoy, James Phillips, Eric Krueger.

    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family for funeral expenses.

    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • P.J. "Rooster" Cook

    Wednesday, 29 February 2012

    Mr. P. J. "Rooster" Cook, 75, of Woodbury died Feb. 27, 2012 at his home. He was born Dec. 23, 1936 in the Short Mountain area of Cannon County. His parents were the late P. J. Cook, Sr. and Ira (Elkins) Cook. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Arnold Cook and a sister, Faye Kee.

    He is survived by his wife of over 32 years, Mary Jean (Howell) Cook, a son, Stephen Cook; daughter and son-in-law, Abby & Justin Frazor all of Woodbury; sisters, Wilma & Edmund Prater of Clarksville, Sue Redmon of McMinnville and Louise Lovvorn of Woodbury; one granddaughter, McKenna Powell.

    He was a member of the Smith Grove Church of Christ and was strong in his faith and love of the Lord. Known to be a life long coon hunter, horseback rider, fisherman and farmer. He was an accomplished trainer of Treeing Walker coon dogs, winning several competitions in the sport. In years past he had retired from Commerical Carriers as a truck driver with 31 years service. One of the things he and his family loved to do was travel the country and go camping in their motor home. They had been in all 50 States and had even driven to Alaska for one trip.  He was also a former Cannon County Commissioner

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home, Wed. Feb. 29, 2012 from 2-8 PM. Funeral services will be held Thurs. Mar. 1, 2012 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.
    In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the Smith Grove Church of Christ, American Cancer Society or the Diabetes Foundation. Please contact Smith Funeral Home for details or to make a donation.
    Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Myrtes Cooper Alexander

    Wednesday, 29 February 2012

    Myrtes Cooper Alexander, 86, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at Community Care of Rutherford Co.
    A Cannon Co. native, she lived in Auburntown. She was a member of Sanders Fork Baptist Church and a seamstress at Colonial Corp. for 40 years.
    Survivors:
    Granddaughter, Doris Ann (Bo) Davis of Murfreesboro; 4 great grandchildren, Kayce, Tyler, Andrew, Matthew Davis of Murfreesboro; 1 great great grandchild, Robert Alexander Davis of Murfreesboro; sister, Joyce Leach of Auburntown; brother, Prentice (Hazel) Cooper of Portland, daughter-in-law; Anna Faye Alexander of Murfreesboro.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie & Susie Bogle Cooper; husband, Jesse Alexander; 2 sons, Donald and Doris Alexander; great granddaughter, Dustie Davis; 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Mar. 1, 2012 with  Bro. Marvin Davenport officiating.
    Burial will be in Riverside Gardens.
    Visitation is from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.
    Her great grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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