Obituaries

  • Bessie Irene Higgins Leeman

    Bessie Irene Higgins Leeman, 96, died Friday, January 30th at Stones River Hospital following a short illness. She was a resident of Morrison and a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include; daughter, Agnes Smith, Murfreesboro, Lida Hockett, Beech Grove, Janie Pirtle, Murfreesboro and Ola Duggin, Woodbury, son, Melvin Leeman, Manchester, brothers, Joe Higgins, Gallatin and Henry Higgins, Colorado, sister, Ina Dutton, Murfreesboro, 15 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren also survive.

  • Donald Sherrell

    Donald Sherrell, 68, died Tuesday, January 27th following an extended illness. He was a resident of Woodbury and a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include; wife, Geraldine Dover Sherrell, daughter, Cindy Estes of Smithville, step-sons, Robert Easterwood and Don Easterwood, both of Woodbury, Danny Easterwood of Smithville, siblings, Virginia Morton of Hollow Springs, Carolyn Viola of Murfreesboro, Helen, Paschal of Woodbury and Billy Sherrell of Woodbury.

    Funeral services for Donald Sherrell will be Thursday at 2:00pm in the chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Brother Joe Sissom and Brother Doyle Sadler will conduct the service. Burial will be in Cherry Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 3:00pm until 9:00pm at the funeral home.

    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  • James A. Ford

    James A. Ford, 80, died Sunday, January 25th at Tennessee State Veterans Home after an extended illness. He was a resident and a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include; sons, Larry Ford of Florida and Terry Ford of Maryland, sisters, Faye Rogers of Hermitage and Willa Deberry of Woodbury, half-sister Janice Bills of Lewisburg, half-brother Joe Ford of DeKalb County, 4 grandsons and 2 great-grandsons also survive. He was a veteran and a retired Chief Master Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force.

    Graveside services for James A. Ford will be Wednesday, January 28th at 10:00am in Riverside Gardens. Brother Herb Alsup will conduct the service.

    Woodbury Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

  • Robert Franklin Tate, Senior

    Robert Franklin Tate, Senior, 76, died Friday, January 23rd at Stones River Hospital following a short illness. He was a resident of Woodbury and was a native Altamont.

    Survivors include, sons, Robert Tate, Junior, Woodbury, James Alford, Indiana, sisters, Topsy Whitman, Altamont, Gladys Ross of Michigan, Judy Boren, McMinnville, 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren also survive. Mr. Tate was a retired chair maker and former owner of the Highway 70 Chair Shop.

  • Maria Edythe Eschrich Delaney

    Maria Edythe Eschrich Delaney, 75, died Friday, January 23rd in Nashville following a short illness. She was a resident of Woodbury.

    Survivors include; children, John Arthur Eckerson of Manchester, Emma Carlson of Smithville, Raymond Alan Eckerson of Murfreesboro and Kathleen Louise Cousino of Smyra, step-children include; Julie Cooke of New York, Pegene Pitcairn of Pennsylvania, Gabrielle Uber of Pennsylvania, Bryce Delaney of Georgia, 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren also survive.

  • Louise Moore Moss

    Louise Moore Moss, 82, died Thursday, January 22nd at Carestone Assisted Living. She was a resident of Woodbury and a native of Lawrenceburg.

    Survivors include; sister-in-law, Eva Gray Youngblood of Woodbury, nieces, Cortilla Fann of Woodbury, Linda Eller of Chattanooga, Kathleen Dunn of Arizona, Betty DePew of Texas, several great and great-great nieces and nephews.

  • Jessie Campbell McPeak

    Jessie Campbell McPeak, 89, died Thursday, January 15th at Centennial Medical Center following an extended illness. She was a resident of Woodbury and a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include; sons, Billy McPeak of Woodbury, Mark Steven McPeak of Indiana, daughter, Jo Helen McPeak Jones of Indiana, 12 grandchildren, many great and great-great grandchildren.

  • Raymond Fredrick Strait, Senior

    Raymond Fredrick Strait, Senior, 70, died Wednesday, January 14th at Stones River Hospital following an extended illness. He was a resident of Woodbury and a native of New York.

    Survivors include; wife, Juanita Gobel Strait, sons, Raymond, Junior of Nashville, James of Florida, Jerry, Senior of Woodbury and John of Bradyville, daughters, Connie Hollandsworth of Murfreesboro and Becky Bush of Bradyville, sisters Juanita Stouchtenger of New York and Roxanne Kilby of Nebraska, 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren also survive.

  • Bedford Travis Anderson

    Bedford Travis Anderson, 83, died Sunday, January 11th at Trousdale Medical Center following an extended illness. He was a resident of Hartsville and a native of Kentucky.

    Survivors include; sons, Ronnie van Anderson of Dickson Springs and Carl Miller of Nevada, daughter, Paulette Sharp of Illinois, brother, William Lee Anderson of Illinois, sister Bonnie Clark of Colorado, 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. He was a veteran of the Army having served during World War II.

  • Lebecca Brown Haynes

    Lebecca Brown Haynes, 59, died Friday, January 9th at Cookeville Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. She was a resident of Cookeville and a native of Cannon County.

    Survivors include; husband, James E. Haynes, sons, Nathaniel Haynes of Crossville and Robert Haynes of Sparta, sisters, Patsy Brown Phillips, Joyce Hale and Geraldine Bryson all of Woodbury, Sue Curtis of Smithville, brother, Ben Brown of Woodbury, 3 grandchildren also survive.

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