Obituaries

  • William Laughlin Youree

    Monday, 4 February 2013

    William Laughlin Youree, age 76 of Readyville, Tennessee, passed away on February 3, 2013, surrounded by family at Adams Place in Murfreesboro, TN.
    A lifelong resident of Readyville, Mr. Youree was the son of the late Fred Craig Youree and Josie Fay Patrick Youree.
    Mr. Youree graduated from Kittrell High School in 1955 and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University before serving in the US Army for two years. He spent twenty-five years as a loan officer for Production Credit Association, and time with First National Bank in Woodbury, before becoming a certified real estate appraiser. He was a farmer.
    Mr. Youree was a member of the Rutherford County Equalization Board, Kittrell Fire Department Board President, Farm Bureau Board member, American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers, past president of the Tennessee Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, member of Tennessee Cattleman’s Association, The Gideon’s International, Lions Club, Soil Conservation Services Supervisor, and he was charter member of MTSU’s Block & Bridle. He was a 4-H volunteer and sponsor.
    Mr. Youree was the clerk of session and an elder for Cripple Creek Presbyterian Church in Readyville. He was active in the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee.
    He is survived by his wife Berry Ann Moore Youree of Readyville, with whom he was married for 50 years; daughters Cynthia Youree Gill and husband James of Gurley, Nebraska, and their children Elizabeth and Emily; Charlotte Rae Youree Peay and husband Joey of Readyville, and their children Madilyn, Natalie, Zachary and Carolyn; Cheryl Youree Yager and husband Edward of Nashville; and Carla Youree Bush and husband Matthew of Woodbury and their children Julie and Josie; and his sister Martha Claire Youree of Readyville.
    Funeral services will be 11:00AM Wednesday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Pastor Lawrence Clark will officiate. Burial will be in Cripple Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
    Pallbearers are Fred Walkup, Jeff Woodin, Michael Sliger, George Curry, Bud Mitchell, John Ingle, Harding Fox, Randy Dickerson, Ronnie Pack, Jim Rust, Bobby Adams, Marvin Whitworth and Kenneth Fox.
    Visitation will be 4:00PM to 8:00PM Tuesday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel.
    Memorials may be made to the Cripple Creek Presbyterian Church’s cemetery fund at 1247 Cripple Creek Road, Readyville, TN 37149
    Online condolences can be made at www.woodfinchapel.com . 615-893-5151

  • Joyce Helen Barrett Vinson

    Wednesday, 30 January 2013

    Name:  Joyce Helen Barrett Vinson                                   Age:    72
    Date Died: Wednesday, January 30, 2013           Where:   Alive Hospice at St. Thomas
    Birthplace:  Cannon Co.        Address:  1200 Van Hoosier Rd. Woodbury, Tn.  37190
    Survivors:  Husband:  Larry Grant Vinson of Warren Co.
    Sons:  Ricky Vinson of Murfreesboro, Randy (Ann) Vinson of Liberty and Larry Vinson, Jr. of Woodbury         
    2 Grandchildren:  Ryan (Amanda) Vinson of Gainsboro and Heather Vinson of Cookeville
    Great Granddaughter:  Riley Mae Vinson of Gainsboro
    Siblings:  Linda Brrett Taylor and Ronnie Barrett both of Woodbury
    Sisters-in-law:  Margie Williams of McMinnville and Sandra Vinson of Murfreesboro
    Brother-in-law:  Mike Vinson of McMinnville
    Nieces and Nephews:  Diana Mahanney, Nancy Lynn Goff, Robbie Richardson, Faye Youngblood, Amy Parker, Jamie Kay Slatton, Michael Barrett, Teresa Barrett, Samantha Williams
    Ms. Vinson was preceded in death by her parents, Clayton Barrett & Carrie Bell Durham and Sister, Sue Goff. 
     
    A member of the Church of Christ, She was a finance manager of Neil Sandler in Murfreesboro and former owner of Vinson Ford in Gainsboro.
     
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home     When: 11:00 AM Saturday 2/2/2013  
    Minister:  Bro. Greg Mitchell                             Cemetery:  Blues Hill Cemetery
    Visitation: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday 2/1/2013             

  • Joyce Pigg

    Wednesday, 30 January 2013

     
    Mrs. Joyce H. (Smith) Pigg, 85, of Crossville died on January 27, 2013. She was born in Woodbury, TN on January 29, 1927. Her parents were the late Henry H. Smith and Margaret Pearl (Reed) Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. "Sonny" Pigg; brothers, Hayden Smith and Hobert Smith; sisters, Myra Bryson, Grace Engle and Clima Bryson and by a nephew Reed Jones.
     
    She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret Jane & James R. Powers of Crossville; sister-in-law, Lillian "Muddy" Wallace of Hoover, AL; nephews, Andy & Patricia Bryson, Hayden Bryson both of Woodbury; nieces, Susan & Charles Sain of Bradyville, Nancy Griner of Hoover, AL, Sally Smith of River View, FL; her nephew Reed's widow, Jo Jones of Woodbury; great nephews, Andy & Katrina Bryson of Murfreesboro, Robert & Amy Sain of Murfreesboro and several great great nieces and nephews.
     
    Mrs. Pigg was a Protestant. She was a newspaper publisher and became the first female member of the Tennessee Press Association. A philanthropist supporting numerous non-profit organizations and individuals in need.
     
    In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to : Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 E. Adams St. Crossville, TN 38555, Art Circle Public Library Foundation, 3 East St. Crossville, TN 38555 or the Wharton Nursing Home, 878 W. Main, Pleasant Hill, TN 38578.
     
    The family will receive friends at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, February, 8, 2013 from 2-4 PM. A memorial service will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel at 4 PM. Andy Bryson and Hayden Bryson will officiate. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (615)563-5337

  • Betty Foutch

    Wednesday, 30 January 2013

    Mrs. Betty E. Foutch, Age 60 of Woodbury, TN passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville, TN.
     
    Mrs. Foutch was born May 28, 1952 in Woodbury, TN the daughter of the late Elsie and Altie Tate Vickers. She was also preceded in death by her Brother; Douglas Vickers. She was a home health nurse and a member of the Sycamore Baptist Church.
     
    Mrs. Foutch is survived by her Son; Michael (Nicola) Foutch of Liberty, TN., Sister; Glenda (Melvin) Barrett of Pleasant View, TN., and Four Grandchildren; Matthew, Taylor, Jesse, and Thomas Foutch.
     
    Graveside Services and Interment for Mrs. Foutch are scheduled to be conducted 11AM Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Pleasant View Cemetery in Woodbury, TN.
     
    Visitation with the Foutch family will be at Avant Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4PM to 8PM.

  • Lawrence B. Bean

    Monday, 28 January 2013

    Mr. Lawrence B. Bean, 83, of Liberty, TN, died January 21, 2013. He was
    born in Washington, DC on November 11, 1929. His parents were the late
    Edwin Temple Bean, Sr. and Mary (a’Becket) Bean. He was also preceded in
    death by a sister, Mary Osborne.

    Survivors include his wife, Bonnie (Axley) Bean of Liberty; son, Lawrence
    B. Bean, Jr. ("Skip") and wife Jill of Penobscot, ME; daughters, Cynthia
    Lee Bailey of Rochester, NY, and Pamela (husband Christopher Panfil) of
    Angola, NY; step-son, Christopher Brunetto of Seminole, FL; step-daughter,
    Angeline Brunetto Sprague, M.D. and husband Timothy Sprague of Christiana,
    TN; brothers, Edwin Temple Bean, Jr. (wife Susan) of Buffalo, NY, and Neil
    Bean (wife Patricia) of Wilmington, NC. He had five grandchildren:
    Katherine Lee Bailey, Silas Jude Panfil, Becket Alexander Panfil, Kendall
    Faith Sprague and Ethan Ray Sprague. He was a member of St. Frances
    Cabrini Catholic Church in Lebanon, TN. He was involved in establishing
    the Carmel Center of Spirituality, a Catholic retreat center in Liberty
    (DeKalb County), TN. He and his wife Bonnie devoted much of their time and
    energy assisting the priests of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate at the
    Center.

    Mr. Bean grew up as a young man in East Aurora, NY. He was a veteran of
    the U. S. Naval ROTC program while at Clarkson College, NY, where he
    obtained a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering. He was President of
    Conax Florida Corporation of St. Petersburg, FL, which produces life
    support systems for the U.S. Navy and Air Force. Mr. Bean was an avid
    reader and had worked as a Librarian in the Dowelltown and Liberty Library
    for 15 years.

    Mr. Bean had requested that his body be cremated. Memorial Mass will be
    held on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2 PM at St. Frances Cabrini
    Catholic Church, 300 S. Tarver Ave., Lebanon, TN . In lieu of flowers,
    memorial donations may be made to Carmel Center, P.O. Box 117, Liberty, TN
    37095.

    Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences
    may be sent via www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net on the guestbook page.
    Call Smith Funeral Home for other details, (615)563-5337.

  • John Alex Banks

    Monday, 28 January 2013

    Mr. John Alex Blanks of Woodbury passed away on January 24, 2013 at the
    age of 79. He was born June 2, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan. His parents were
    the late Hoyte Stewart Blanks and Mary Belle (Holder) Blanks.

    Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Margaret Ruth Blanks of Woodbury;
    son, Clay Blanks of Los Angeles, California; daughter, Karen & Billy Cook
    of Woodbury; three grandchildren, Seth & Candice Powell, Lydia Powell and
    Hannah Powell; one great granddaughter, McKenna Powell; sister, Lousie
    Knight, niece Ann Lindsay; great niece and nephew, Jeff Lindsay and
    Rebecca Lindsay.

    He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the U. S.
    Navyserving in the Korean War. Mr. Blanks was a retired machinist with
    AEDC in Tullahoma working for over 31 years. He enjoyed getting together
    with his friends from work and also went on several trips with the other
    Navy veterans he served with after the war. He loved to read, especially
    history.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, January 26,
    2013 from 4-8 PM. Funeral services will be Sunday, January 27, 2013 in the
    Smith Funeral Home chapel at 2 PM. Britt Knox, Herb Alsup and James E.
    Stone will officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of
    flowers memorial donations may be made to Veterans and Concerned Citizens
    for the Veterans of Cannon County or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
    Contact Smith Funeral Home for details. (615)563-5337

  • Catherine Toliver Denny

    Sunday, 27 January 2013

     Mrs. Catherine Toliver Denny, 91, passed away on January 27, 2013 at the Woodbury Nursing Center after an extended illness. She was born in Cannon County on February 24, 1921. Her parents were the late Benny Toliver and Edd & Octie Lyon Haley. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Gerald Denny; two sons, Ray Denny and Ronnie Denny and a daughter, Wilma Clemons.
     
    She is survived by a daughter Marion & John Campbell of Woodbury; daughter-in-law, Reba Denny of Woodbury; grandsons, Jeffrey Denny of Woodbury, Gerry & Marilyn Campbell of Norene, Kevin & Karen Campbell of Murfreesboro and Kyle & Jenni Campbell of Lufkin, TX; granddaughters, Darlene & Lynn Luna of Sparta, Lisa & Billy Choate of Woodbury, Cynthia & Rick Barnes of Smyrna; great grandchildren, Ethan Campbell, Tristan Choate, Ramsay Campbell, Miranda Luna, Benjamin Campbell, Grayson Campbell, Treva Luna and Rachel Choate, Barbara Broads, Sarah Cornell, Zack Dickey, Zeke & Laura Dickey and three great great grandchildren.
     
    Mrs. Denney was member of the Church of Christ. She was a sewing machine operator with Colonial Shirt Factory, White Stag and other clothing companies. She was an avid reader and loved to ride horses. She loved her family, they were everything to her.
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, January 28, 2013 from 3-8 PM. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 10 AM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Her grandsons, Kevin and Kyle Campbell will officiate. Interment will follow in Thyatira Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cannon County High School Library by contacting Smith Funeral Home, 91, passed away on January 27, 2013 at the Woodbury Nursing Center after an extended illness. She was born in Cannon County on February 24, 1921. Her parents were the late Benny Toliver and Edd & Octie Lyon Haley. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Gerald Denny; two sons, Ray Denny and Ronnie Denny and a daughter, Wilma Clemons.
     
    She is survived by a daughter Marion & John Campbell of Woodbury; daughter-in-law, Reba Denny of Woodbury; grandsons, Jeffrey Denny of Woodbury, Gerry & Marilyn Campbell of Norene, Kevin & Karen Campbell of Murfreesboro and Kyle & Jenni Campbell of Lufkin, TX; granddaughters, Darlene & Lynn Luna of Sparta, Lisa & Billy Choate of Woodbury, Cynthia & Rick Barnes of Smyrna; great grandchildren, Ethan Campbell, Tristan Choate, Ramsay Campbell, Miranda Luna, Benjamin Campbell, Grayson Campbell, Treva Luna and Rachel Choate, Barbara Broads, Sarah Cornell, Zack Dickey, Zeke & Laura Dickey and three great great grandchildren.
     
    Mrs. Denney was member of the Church of Christ. She was a sewing machine operator with Colonial Shirt Factory, White Stag and other clothing companies. She was an avid reader and loved to ride horses. She loved her family, they were everything to her.
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, January 28, 2013 from 3-8 PM. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 10 AM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Her grandsons, Kevin and Kyle Campbell will officiate. Interment will follow in Thyatira Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cannon County High School Library by contacting Smith Funeral Home

  • Helen Markum

    Friday, 25 January 2013

    Name:  Helen R. Markum                                   Age:    67
    Date Died: Thursday, January 24, 2013           Where:   Dawson Springs, KY
    Birthplace:  Dekalb Co.
    Survivors:  Daughter:  Patricia (Tony) Estes of rural Caldwell Co., KY
    Son:  David “Led” (Gina) Markum of Woodbury         
    5 Grandchildren:  Evelyn Estes of Clarksville, Andrew Bullock & Taylor Bullock both of Woodbury,  Levi & Luke Estes of KY
    Brother:  David (Sue) Kirby of McMinnville
    Sister:  Violet Jo (Chuck) Turner of McMinnville
    Ms. Markum was preceded in death by her parents, Loring Kirby & Nadell Reeder Laymen; her husband, Robert Markum and brothers, James Edward Kirby & Ray Don Kirby.
     
    A member of the Baptist Church, She worked at Oster for 27 years.
     
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home     When: 2:00 PM Sunday 1/27/2013  
    Minister:  Bro. Greg Mitchell                             Cemetery:  Wood Cemetery
    Visitation: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday 1/26/2013             
    Pallbearers: Andrew Bullock, Luke & Levi Estes, Joey Pillow, Andy Gay and Richard Grissom
    Honorary Pallbearers:  Evelyn Estes and Taylor Bullock
     In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wood Cemetery, Golden Good Shepard Activities Dept. or Charity of your choice all %Woodbury Funeral Home

  • Cecil Burger

    Friday, 25 January 2013

     Mr. Cecil Burger age 89 of Smithville passed away Wednesday night at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville.  Mr Burger was  a Former Mayor of the City of Smithville, Former Alderman and City Employee for many years.  Mr. Cecil was the son of the late, James and Willie Sowells Burger.  He was also preceded in death by his Wife of almost 63 years, Wilma Jo Burger.  Mr. Burger was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church.  He is survived by 4 Children, David (Kyoko) Burger of Japan, Gereda Burger of Massachusetts, Pamela (Danny) Poss of Smithville and Anthony (Tammie) Burger of Smithville; 5 Grandchildren, Nancy Burger, Simon (Emi) Burger, Erica Burger, Nicole Burger, Zach Poss; 1 Great-Grandson, Braxton; 1 Sister, Sudie Vickers of Liberty; Sister-in-law, Mildred (Howard) Harrell of Murfreesboro.  Funeral Services will be conducted 3 PM Saturday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Dr. John Carpenter officiating and Entombment in DeKalb Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.  Visitation Friday 6:PM until 9:PM and Saturday 10:AM until the time of the service at 3:PM.  In Lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the Smithville First United Methodist Church.

  • Robert "Hoppy" Davenport

    Wednesday, 23 January 2013

    Robert H. "Hoppy" Davenport, 68, of Woodbury, passed away on January 22, 2013. Hoppy, as he was known from an early childhood nickname, was loved and adored by everyone he encountered.

    He was born to the late Ben and Lola Davenport on April 1, 1944, in Woodbury, Tennessee. Hoppy married Helen Hayes in 1964, and they were married for 48 years.

    Hoppy held the office of Circuit Court Clerk of Cannon County for 32 years, or eight consecutive terms, before deciding to retire in early 2010. He impacted many lives during his time in public office, and he was held in the highest regard by the Judges, Attorneys, and Law Enforcement professionals with whom he worked so closely during his time in office. After retiring, Hoppy continued his passion for fishing and building go-Kart motors, while also starting to enjoy walking to get some exercise, and enjoying leisurely breakfasts and dinners with friends and family.

    Hoppy was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Patricia Davenport Barrett. Hoppy is survived by his wife, Helen Hayes Davenport, and by two children: Cindy Taylor and husband Teddy of Woodbury, and Tim Davenport of San Francisco, California. He is also survived by two grandchildren: Rachel Taylor Hall and husband Jeremy of Woodbury, and Ben Taylor of Orlando, Florida. He is survived by two siblings: Dwight Davenport and wife Carol of Murfreesboro, and Lynne Foster and husband Med of Woodbury.

    Flowers may be sent to Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Road, Woodbury, Tennessee, 37190. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid-South Chapter, 214 Overlook Circle, Suite 153, Brentwood, TN 37027

    A viewing will be held starting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 24th at Smith Funeral Home. A service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 24th at the Woodbury Church of Christ.  Herb Alsup will officiate.  Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (615)563-5337 www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net

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