• Larry Hale

    Sunday, 7 April 2013

    Name:    Larry Hale                                                      Age:    64
    Date Died: Saturday, April 6, 2013         Where:   Dekalb Community Hospial E/R
    Birthplace:  Detroit, MI      Address:  8898 Short Mountain Rd., Smithville, Tn.  37166
    Survivors:  2 DaughtersKristie & Charles Nokes & Shelia & Chris Ellis of the Short Mtn. Comm.
    4 Grand Daughters:  Olivia & Travis Neal, Lyndsey Miller, Ashlyn Ellis & Lilly Ellis
    1 Great Grand Daughter: Caroline Neal
    Siblings:  Brenda & Gerald Motley, Harry & Eddena Hale & James & Marilyn Hale all of the Short Mtn. Comm.
    Mr. Hale was preceded in death by his parents, Shelah (Duck) Hale & Jewell Bryson Hale Melton; his step dad, Frank Melton; his wife, Brenda Hale & his brother, Freddy Hale.
    He worked in maintenance at Federal-Mogul in Smithville & was a veteran of Viet Nam, serving in the Army & earning the Purple Heart. 
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home     When: 3:00 PM Tues. 4/09/2013
    Minister:  Bro. Dennis Ellis, Bro. Nick Pelham & Bro. Chad Hale  Cemetery: Dekalb Memorial Gardens
    Visitation: 10:00 am to 9:00  pm Mon., 4/08/2013
    Pallbearers:  Roger Hindman, Steve Walker, Ronald Clayton, Frank Rogowski, Danny Hensley & Marvin Hale

  • Nadine Martin Ferrell

    Friday, 5 April 2013

    Name:    Nadine Martin Ferrell                                                      Age:    79
    Date Died: Thursday, April 4, 2013         Where:   At her home
    Birthplace:  Dekalb Co., Tn.      Address:  4203 Stones River Rd., Woodbur, Tn.  37190
    Survivors:  ChildrenLenwood (Joyce) Ferrell of Dekalb Co. and Shirley Ferrell of Woodbury
    Grandchildren:  Jennifer Ferrell, Elizabeth Ferrell, Brayden Ferrell, Stephanie Amanti, Robert Losacco
    Great Grandchildren: Jayden Amanti, Aiden Amanti, Riley Losacco
    Siblings:  Billy Martin and James Martin both of Dekalb Co., Ginger Standback of Smithville, Carolyn Sanders of Henderson, Tx., Peggy Smith of Nashville
    Ms. Ferrell was preceded in death by her parents, Hobert Martin & Daisy Clayborn Martin and her husband, Hoyte Ferrell. 
    She was a member of the Baptist Church and was retired from Val-Dor. 
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home     When: 2:00 PM Sun. 4/07/2013
    Minister:  Bro. Mike Clayborn & Bro. Thurman Seber        Cemetery: Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery
    Visitation: 10:00 am to 8:00  pm Sat., 4/06/13                                                                                                
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  • Naomi C. Alsup

    Wednesday, 3 April 2013

    Naomi C. Alsup, age 91, of Murfreesboro, passed away on April 2, 2013 at Woodbury Healthcare Center. She was a native of Bedford County, grew up in Nashville and graduated from Isaac Litton High School. Naomi was a former Assistant Manager with Sears and a member of Minerva Drive Church of Christ.
    Naomi was preceded in death by her parents, Ben Searce Lewis and Lockie Alice Wilkinson Lewis; brothers, B. S. "Bud" Lewis, Jr., Joe Lewis and Bobby Lewis; sister, Sue Dewberry and son-in-law, Bill Winsett. She is survived by her sons, Herbert E. (Anne) Alsup, Jr. of Woodbury, Lynn S. (Roberta) Alsup of Murfreesboro, Glynn R. (Kathy) Alsup of Victorville, CA, Jerry W. (Kathy) Alsup of Pleasureville, KY and Ronnie L. (Patricia) Alsup of Oakland, KY; daughters, Sue C. Winsett of Fayetteville, TN and L. Alice (Randy) Morton of Nashville, TN; brother, Charles Lewis of Nashville; sisters, Marian Lewis and Evelyn Lewis both of Nashville; sisters-in-law, Dean Lewis of Nashville and Margaret Lewis of New Port Richey, Florida; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
    Church service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Minerva Drive Church of Christ with Ron Harper officiating. A private graveside service will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Jay Mitchell, Tim Alsup, Robbie Alsup, Pat McAlister, Charlie Davidson and Ryan Mitchell serving as pallbearers.
    Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home; 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. 615-893-2422. Please leave condolences at

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Short Mountain Bible Camp, Minerva Dr. Preaching Scholarship or Billy Smith Preaching Scholarship, or Woodbury Church of Christ.


  • Marie L. Carignan

    Wednesday, 3 April 2013

    Name:    Marie I. Carignan                                                      Age:    71
    Date Died: Monday, April 2, 2013      Where:   MTMC
    Birthplace:  Bicske, Hungry      Address:  Woodbury, Tn.
    Survivors:  3 SonsThomas Leedom of Colorado Springs, CO., Kenneth Leedom of Woodbury and Mike Carignan of Dallas, TX.
    Grandchildren:  Patrick, Kenneth Jeremy, Kenneth David and Kendall Leedom and Nicole marie Carignan.
    Ms. Carignan was preceded in death by her parents, Antal Olah & Anna Balint. She was Jewish and had a strong faith in God.  She enjoyed quilting and was a Real Estate Investor.
    A memorial service will be held at a later date in Texas.

  • Otha Edward Moore Sr.

    Monday, 1 April 2013

    Name:    Otha Edward Moore Sr.                                                      Age:    90
    Date Died: Monday, April 1, 2013 @ AM          Where:   Woodbury Health Care
    Birthplace:  Cannon Co., Tn.      Address:  Woodbury           
    Survivors:  ChildrenSue (Terry) Pelham, Otha Edward Moore, Jr., & Carmine Rogers all of Woodbury, Trish (Paul) Helton of Murfreesboro, Shirley Warren of Monteagle, Carol (Butch) Young of Wartrace.
    Grandchildren:  Alexis Pelham, Kristie (James) Bailey, Brad Pursell, Jamie Motley (Kenny Pewitt), Ryan (Penny) Helton, Donna Fann (Billy Mingle), Mark (Wendy) Young, Kelly Young, Chuck Young, Michael (Helen) Rogers, Dimitri (Richard) Leyhew, Brent (Crissy) Rogers, Lisa (Ronnie) Psaini.  
    Great Grandchildren: Ashley (Chris) Still, Desteney Bailey, Colton Pursell, Erica melton, McKenzie (Spencer) Bennett, Sarah Motley, Cheyenne & Hagen Fann, Hunter, Bryce & McKayla Helton, Ashlee Geiger, Aaron Geiger, Dustin Rogers & Rebecca Dye, Cassandra (Ethan) Thon, Leah, Ashley, Hannah Leyhew, Jake Weist, Cory & Ayden Rogers, Hope, Ronnie & Andrew Psaini.   
    Great Great Grandkids:  McKinnlee Still & Brielle Geiger
    Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his parents, Eula King Moore & Will Jackson Moore; Son, Edward Lee Moore, Sisters, Lila Pearl Ham & Elura Sutton; Brothers, Lacy Earl Moore, Jake Moore, Forty Moore, Austin Moore and Joe Barton Moore.
    He was a member of the Church of Christ and a veteran of WWII serving in the Army.  He was a farmer, a former Cannon Co. Deputy, Constable and worked at Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home     When: 2:00 PM Wed. 4/03/2013
    Minister:  Bro. Ray Patrick & Bro. Leonard Herman        Cemetery: King Cemetery
    Visitation: 4:00 to 8:00  pm Tues., 4/02/13                                                                                                
    Pallbearers:  Joe Moore, Colton Pursell, Billy Mingle, Hagen Fann and James Bailey
    Honorary Pallbearers: American Legion

  • Tracey Parker Todd

    Saturday, 30 March 2013

    Mrs. Tracey P. Todd, 43, of Bradyville died on March 29, 2013. She was born on March 6, 1970 in Woodbury, TN. She was the beloved daughter Coy Parker and Patsy (Fletcher) Parker of Bradyville.

    She is survived by her loving husband, Jeff Todd of Bradyville; her loving son and daughter, Houston Chandler Todd and Addison Olivia Todd; grandmother, Pearl Fletcher of Walter Hill; special aunt, Blanche Alsup of Walter Hill; special cousins, C.J. and Justice Wenzlick; father and mother-in-law, W.T. and Pat Todd of Woodbury; special friends, Francine Davenport, Trisha Gibbs, Camia Hayes, Emily Parker, Anna Mason, Nick Parker, Barbara Pearcy and Carly Ashford; also by several aunts and uncles and by the many students she loved from her preschool class.

    Mrs. Todd grew up in the Woodland Community. She met her future husand, Jeff, and they became sweethearts in the seveth grade. She was a graduate of Cannon County High School in the class of 1988. She was a teacher's aide with the Short Mountain Preschool class. All her students were like her own children and she kept up with them long after they left her class. She was a loving and devoted daughter, wife and mother. Family was everything to her. She made sure to help take care of her parents and had left college to help them when her mother had surgery. Tracey made a point to attend all of her kids games and special events. She made her family the center of her life.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, March 31, 2013 from 3-8 PM. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 1, 2013 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Chad Fletcher will officiate. Interment will be in Parker Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made as a college fund for her children by contacting Smith Funeral Home. (615)563-5337

  • Betty Jo Vinson

    Thursday, 28 March 2013

    Betty Jo Vinson, age 79 of Madison, TN passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013. Mrs. Vinson was born in Nashville, TN on March 9, 1934 to Charles W. and Beadie Riggins.
    She graduated from Isaac Litton High School in 1953 and Belmont College of Nursing and followed her lifelong passion while working as a registered Nurse in the Nashville area.

    She was preceded in death by her Husband Estes Vinson; her parents; and step father Bill Landis.

    Survivors include her daughter, Belinda (Nelson) Garrett; son, Doug Vinson; Brother, Charles (Wilma) Riggins Jr.; sister, Dorothy Harrison Winslow; grandchildren, Chad (Kristin) Garrett, Holly (Micah) Estes and Heather Garrett; and great-grandchildren, Ellie and Isaac Estes, and Riley Garrett.

    A celebration of Mrs. Vinson’s life will be conducted at 11 A.M., Saturday, March 30, 2013 from the Chapel of Spring Hill Funeral home with Joe Vinson officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Woodbury at 2:00 PM. The family will receive friends from 3 P.M. until 7 P.M. on Friday, March 29, 2013 at Spring Hill Funeral Home in Nashville and from 10 A.M. until 11 A.M., prior to the service.

    Arrangements entrusted to Spring Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery, 5110 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216, (615) 865-1101.

  • Aline Prater Earls

    Sunday, 24 March 2013

    Aline Prater Earls                                                       Age:    57
    Date Died: Saturday, March 23, 2013 @03:50 AM          Where:   Stones River Hospital
    Birthplace:  Warren Co., Tn.      Address:  2520 Pratertown Rd., McMinnville, TN  37110          
    Survivors:  HusbandTerry Lee Earls of Warren Co.   
    3 Children:  Teri (David) Myers of Warren Co., Christy (Derek) Vinson of Cannon Co. & Jonathan Earls of Warren Co.  
    3 Grandchildren: Dakota & Ashlee Myers & Ivy Vinson  
    Brother:  Ralph Prater of Cannon County
    Nephew:  Matt Prater of Cannon Co.
    Aunt:  Mae Orrick of Warren Co.
    Also survived by several close friends.
    Mrs. Earls was preceded in death by her parents, Hoyte & Loretta Lance Prater.
    She was a member of the Bethel Hill Baptist Church and a homemaker. 
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home     When: 2:00 PM Monday 3/25/2013
    Minister:  Bro. Tyree Smith                                   Cemetery: Centertown Cemetery
    Visitation: 2:00 to 9:00  pm Sun., 3/24/13                                                                                                
    Pallbearers:  Matt Prater, Bill Earls, Cody Earls, Johnny McCormick, Chris Alexander, Cody Orrick, Gary Wayne Sharp

  • Jason Dale Fain

    Wednesday, 20 March 2013

    Jason Dale Fain, two months and two days old, passed away on March 19, 2013. He was born in Murfreesboro, TN on January 17, 2013.

    He is survived by his father and mother, Dale Fain and Samantha Davis of Murfreesboro; grandparents, Anthony Fain of Clarksville, Michelle Bly of Murfreesboro, Jeff and Ann Davis, Sr. of Woodbury; great grandparents, Bill Fain of Clarksville, Virginia Fain of Smyrna, Michael Potts of Murfreesboro, Janice Johnson of Gordonsville, Billy and Mildred Davis of Murfreesboro; uncles, Aaron Fain and Sabin Fain of Murfreesboro, Jeff Davis, Jr. of Woodbury and Dewayne Davis of Illinois; aunts, Morgan Bly of Murfreesboro and Jessica Walls of Woodbury; cousin, Braxton Walls of Woodbury and several great aunts and uncles.

    Jason's father, Dale, works at Nissan is Smyrna and his mother, Samantha, works at NHC in Murfreesboro. Jason was loved and cherished deeply by his family and will be missed more than they can say.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 4-7 PM. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 1 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Mark Nunley will officiate. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (615)563-5337

  • Ruby Nadine Owen Jones

    Wednesday, 20 March 2013

    Name:  Ruby Nadine Owen Jones                                                          Age:    75
    Date Died: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 @9:24 PM          Where:   at her home
    Birthplace:  Warren Co., Tn.      Address:  914 Westside Court, Murfreesboro, Tn. 37130           
    Survivors:  3 ChildrenAngela (William) James of Woodland Community, Cliff Bogle, Jr. of Murfreesboro & Kathy Landrith of California  
    4 Grandchildren:  Jennifer (Samuel) Alford, Caleb Peck, Jacquelyn Corcran, & Shane Ferrell
    Great Grandchildren:  Zachary Alford, Olivia, Sarah, Alana & Madelyn Corcran
    Special Caregivers:  Dewana Hale, Mildred & Billy Briley, Lucinda Finely
    Neighbor: Gene Stats
    Friend: Judy Reed
    Ms. Jones was preceded in death by her parents, Colonel Owen & Bertha Talbert Owen, her husband, William Jones & her brother, Milburn Owen.
    She was a member of the Church of Christ and a homemaker.  She enjoyed gardening, canning and spending time with her grandchildren, her cats and dogs.
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home     When: 1:00 PM Sunday 3/24/2013
    Minister:  Bro. Al Bugg, Jr.                                   Cemetery: Talbert Cemetery
    Visitation: 5 – 8 pm Sat., 3/23/13