Obituaries

  • Annie Christine Paschal Pitts

    Annie Christine Paschal Pitts died Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 at Community Care of Murfreesboro following an extended illness. She was a native of Cannon County and a resident of Murfreesboro.

    Survivors include; her daughter, Sarah Anne Zapotocky, 2 grandsons, 3 great-grandchildren, niece, Mary Lou Pitts of Woodbury; nephew, Jerry Carter of Arizona and Danny Carter of Michigan.

    Ms. Pitts was a high school teacher in Cannon County, where she retired after 38 years.

  • Coubert Woodrow Duke

    Coubert Woodrow Duke, 84, died Tuesday, February 9th at Stones River Hospital following an extended illness. He was a resident of Woodbury and was a native of Texas.

    Survivors include; wife Geraldean Blair Duke, daughters, Carolyn Darlene Renales of Woodbury and Wanda Fay French of Murfreesboro, sisters, Elsie Rogers of Murfreesboro and Nola Rogers of Michigan, 5 grandchildren also survive.

  • Oleta Hughes Thompson

    Oleta Hughes Thompson died Monday, February 8th. She was a resident of Murfreesboro and was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include; her son, Wade Hughes of Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Sherry Hughes of Milton; son-in-law, Mike Schoen of Lebanon; brothers, Willie Brown Smithson of Murfreesboro and Ed Smithson of Auburntown; sister-in-law, Kathy Smithson of Woodbury; 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.

  • Tommy Pugh

    Tommy Pugh, 51, died Sunday, February 7th. He was a resident of the Gassaway community.

    Survivors include; sons, Hunter Pugh and Benjamin Pugh, both of Gassaway, parents, Jack D. and Ruth Pugh of Gassaway, sisters, Jackie Cantrell of Smithville and Lori Hall of North Carolina, 4 nieces and 2 nephews also survive.

    Funeral services for Tommy Pugh will be Tuesday at 2:00pm at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bro. Wilson Williams will conduct the service. Burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery.

    Services are under the direction of the DeKalb Funeral Chapel, Smithville.

  • Eugene Rogers

    Eugene Rogers, 69, of Woodbury died February 7th. He was a resident of Woodbury and a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include; his wife Virginia Rogers, son, Tom Rogers, daughters, Christy Olfat and Leanne Rogers, sister, Ruby Rogers, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.

    Funeral services for Eugene Rogers will be 6:30pm, Tuesday February 9th in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home. Jack Bailey and Mance Davis will conduct the service. Burial will be held Wednesday, February 10th at 3:00pm in the Thyatira Cemetery.

  • Wendell Ray Smithson

    Wendell Ray Smithson, 70, died Tuesday, February 2nd following an extended illness. He was a resident of Murfreesboro and was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include; wife, Louise Montgomery Smithson, children, Penna Smithson-Evans of Texas, Pam LeMay and Robert McKnight both of Murfreesboro; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren also survive.

  • Curtis Morris

    Curtis Morris, 80, died Monday, January 25th, at his home following an extended illness. He was a resident of Woodbury and was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include; son, Donnie Lee Morris, daughter Renita Haley, both of Woodbury, brother Lowell Morris of Centertown, sister, Judy Shewmake of Murfreesboro , two grand daughters and several nieces and nephews also survive.

    Morris was Cannon County Tax Assessor and was a founding member of the Cannon County Walking Horse Association.

  • Robert Clay Hollandsworth

    Robert Clay Hollandsworth, 82, died Tuesday, January 19th at Stones River Hospital following a short illness. He was a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include; wife of 62 years, Hazel Foster Hollandsworth, children, Henry Clay Hollandsworth, Jo Ann Hollandsworth, 1 grandson, 1 great-grandson, several nieces and nephews also survive.

    He was a veteran of World War II having served in the Army.

  • Grace Early Simmons

    Grace Early Simmons, 83, died Friday, January 15th at Woodbury Nursing Center following an extended illness. She was a resident of Woodbury and a native of Rutherford County.

    Survivors include; daughter, Patsy Moore of Pelham. sons, Earl Simmons of Woodbury and Dewayne Simmons of Georgia, brother, Virgil Hollis of Nashville, sister, Odell Weeks of Murfreesboro, 9 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren also survive.

  • Donald D. Hale

    Donald D. Hale, 83, of the Akersville Community in Macon County, died Wednesday, January 13th at the Vanderbilt Medical Center.

    Survived locally by daughter, Kim Parsley of Woodbury. He served as soil conservationist for Cannon County in the 1970’s and early 80’s.

    Funeral services for Donald Hale will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 am at the Alexander Funeral Home in Lafayette. Burial will follow in the Payne Cemetery.

    Visitation with the family is Friday 10:00am – 8:00pm and Saturday from 8:00 am until the time of the service.

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