Obituaries

  • Christopher Thomas Tune

    Christopher Thomas Tune, 5 months old, died Friday, May 22nd at his home. He was a resident of Cannon County and a native of Murfreesboro.

    Survivors include; parents, Jason and Shala Green Tune, grandparents, Mike and Ella Green Tune of Woodbury, Robert Tune of Unionville, Bobbie Bugg of Unionville, 4 great-grandparents, an aunt and uncle also survives.
    Funeral services for Christopher Tune will be Monday at 2:00pm in the chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be Sunday after 3:00pm.

  • Mary Sue Pursell Gilley

    Mary Sue Pursell Gilley, 67, died Friday, May 15th following an extended illness. She was a resident of Auburntown and was a native of Wilson County.

    Survivors include; son Garland Gilley of Auburntown, sister, Linda Smith of Woodbury, brothers, Frank Pursell of Woodbury, Doug Pursell of Auburntown, one granddaughter also survives.

  • Robert Donald Barrett

    Robert Donald Barrett, 65, died Thursday, May 14th. He was a resident of Woodbury and a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include three sisters, Joy Johnson of Centertown, Mary Ann Newby of McMinnville and Carolyn Fults of Woodbury.

  • Silas Houston Bogle

    Silas Houston Bogle, 91, died Thursday, May 13th, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. He was a resident of Woodbury and a native of Cannon County.

    He is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Stella Young Bogle of Woodbury; three brothers, Lloyd Bogle, Virgil Bogle and Ray Bogle all of Murfreesboro and a sister, Dorothy Green of Smyrna.

  • Lota Foster Smith

    Lota Foster Smith, 85, died Tuesday, May 12th following an extended illness. She was a resident of Woodbury and a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include: son, Med Foster of Woodbury, daughter-in-law, Wilma Foster of Woodbury, Stepchildren, Eva Mathis and Faye Gunter both of Woodbury, Linda Dryer, Kerry Smith, David Smith, Doug Smith, Kevin Smith and Lori Totten all of Michigan, 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren also survive.

  • Sterling Brown Bush, Sr.

    Sterling Brown Bush, Sr., 78 died Friday, May 8th, following an extended illness. He was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include; his wife of 54 years, Jo Ann Smith Bush, son, Sterling Brown Bush, Jr. of Bradyville; sister, Betty Reed of Woodbury; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Wilma Smith Hart of Bradyville, aunt, Edna Vance of Murfreesboro and 3 nieces also survive.

    He was a veteran of the Korean War where he served in the Army.

  • Georgia Bailey Bryson

    Georgia Bailey Bryson, 95, died Thursday, May 7th, at NHC-Murfreesboro. She was a native of Woodbury.

    Survivors include; daughter, Glendel Bryson Knight of Murfreesboro; son, Jim Bryson of Old Hickory, 4 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, sister, Billie Jo Payne of Brentwood.

    She was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ and attended the Ladies Class there for many years. Visitation will be held Friday, May 8, 2009 from 4-8 PM at Smith Funeral Home and Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 12-2 PM at the Woodbury Church of Christ.

  • Jan Pitts Whittemore

    Jan Pitts Whittemore, 39, of Woodbury died May 2, 2009 at her home after an extended illness.

    Survivors include; daughters, Cheryl Whittemore and Rebecka Whittemore; father, Sterling Pitts; and sister Yvonne Curtis, nieces, several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

    Funeral services for Jan Pitts Whittemore will be Tuesday, May 5th at 3:00pm in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home. Todd Gannon will conduct the service. Burial will in Cherry Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held Monday, May 4th from 2:00pm until 8:00pm at Smith Funeral Home.

  • Gerilyn Marie Stoetzel

    Gerilyn Marie Stoetzel, 51, of Coalfield, died Saturday, April 25th, at her home after a 15 month battle with bone and brain cancer. Stoetzel was a native of Knoxville.

    Survivors include; son, Brett Ray of Murfreesboro, brothers, Jim Stoetzel of Oliver Springs, David Stoetzel of Oak Ridge, Bob Stoetzel of Woodbury, Dan Stoetzel of Knoxville and Michael Stoetzel of Murfreesboro, sisters, Kathy Reynolds of Oak Ridge, Marlene Mayton of Coalfield, Mary Brooks of Knoxville, and Judi Seeley of Florida, many nieces and nephews also survive.

  • Jimmy Ray Johnson

    Jimmy Ray Johnson, 59, died Wednesday, April 29th at his home following an extended illness. He was a resident of Bradyville and a native of Texas.

    Survivors include; wife, Carol Edwards Johnson, children, Shelly Anne Atwood of Colorado, James Montana Johnson of Texas, Cindy Racque Goulette of Georgia, step-children, Adrian Nemmers of Nashville, Travis Nemmers of North Carolina, brothers, Lloyd Johnson of Florida and Joe Johnson of Texas, sister,Liela Kaye Brawner of Texas, 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild also survives.

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