Obituaries

  • Samuel W McGee

    Monday, 9 January 2012

    Samuel W. McGee, age 87 died Saturday, January 7, 2012. A native of Cannon County, Mr. McGee was the son of the late Robert “Bob” and Mary Nokes McGee. He is also preceded in death by his brother-in-law Elvie “Jr.” Keith.

    Mr. McGee is survived by his wife of 64 years Elizabeth Grizzle McGee of LaVergne; sons Eddie McGee of Smyrna and Wayne (Barbara Youngblood) McGee of LaVergne; brother Aubrey (Virginia) McGee of Cookeville; sister Josephine McGee Keith of Smithville; grandchildren Randy (Melissa), Corey (Tabitha), and Jordan McGee; six great-grandchildren Devon, Dustin, Abigail, Will, Tyler, and Brooke; and many nieces and nephews.

    Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Woodfin Funeral Chapel, Smyrna. Bro. Russ King and Bro. Jesse Melton will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers are James Ducey, Jimmy Keith, Danny Washer, Randy McGee, Corey McGee and Gary Smithson. Honorary pallbearers are great-grandsons Dustin and Tyler McGee.  

    Mr. McGee served in the US Army Company B, 37th Infantry Battalion. Later, he retired from the Road and Bridge Construction Industry where he was employed by Brinkley, McDowell-Saltsman, Rogers-Saltsman and in later years was co-owner of McGee-Litton Construction. He was a 44 year member of Rural Hill Church of Christ.  During his retirement, Mr. McGee enjoyed being active outdoors gardening, farming and had a local lawn mowing business. He enjoyed spending time with his family and spoiling his grandchildren.  

    Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday at Woodfin Funeral Chapel, Smyrna.

    Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, or Alive Hospice in memory of Mr. McGee.

    Woodfin Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

  • Janet Kay Lewis Prater

    Friday, 6 January 2012

    Janet Kay Lewis Prater, LPN, 67, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 at her home following a short illness.
    A native of Cannon County, she was a resident of Woodbury.
    Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Lloyd Wayne Prater of Woodbury; children, Dana and Mike Pemberton, Todd and Vickie Prater and Tracy and Clay Bell; all of Woodbury; 6 grandchildren, Shawnacey Wilcher, Catherine Prater, Dalton and McClain Bell, Emily and Matthew Pemberton; great grandchild, Malachi Prater; brother, Dean Lewis of Murfreesboro; sister and brother-in-law, Dalphia and Joe Parsley of Fayetteville; brother-in-law and sister by choice, James and Marie Prater; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Nelda Pitts, Ricky and Barbara Prater and Shirley Lewis.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley & Ruth Jane Todd Lewis; grandson, Justin Pemberton and brother, J.D. Lewis.
    A member of the Woodbury Church of Christ, she was an LPN and a member of the Golden Girls.
    Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2:00 pm Sunday, Jan. 12, 2012 with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating. Burial will be in McMahan Cemetery.
    Visitation is from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2012.
    The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to Justin Pemberton Scholarship Fund, Short Mtn. Bible Camp or Woodbury Church of Christ Day School.

  • Noradean Armstrong Tate

    Wednesday, 28 December 2011

    Noradean Armstrong Tate, 78, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 at Cullman Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.                          

    A resident of Garden City, AL., she was a native of Cannon Co.

    Survivors:

    Daughter, Connie Tate Smith of Garden City, AL.

    Grandson, Sy Shaver.

    Granddaughter, Astin Shaver.

    Special Friends, Rochelle Armstrong & Ray Copeland.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Charley & Lila Armstrong; husband, Hilton Evans Tate; Son, Phillip Evans Tate and Brother, Lantice Armstrong.

    A member of the Garden City 1st Baptist Church, she was a homemaker.

    Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30 with Pastor Keith Gambrill, Chris Hunter & Bro. Bill Ellis officiating.

    Burial will be in Riverside Gardens Cemetery.

    Visitation is from  2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2011. 

  • Sallie Pauline Davenport

    Sunday, 25 December 2011

    Sallie Pauline Davenport, 81, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011 at Woodbury Nursing Center following an extended illness.                         

    A native of Wilson County, she lived in Readyville. A member of the Baptist church, she was a homemaker.

    Survivors:

    Children:  Martha Ann (Rainey) Hunt of Auburntown, Dorothy Champion of Woodbury, Paul (Debbie) Davenport of Woodbury, Eddie (Lisa) Davenport of Milton, Daniel (Renee) Davenport of Readyville, TN.

    Also surviving are 21 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Davenport, Children, Robert Floyd Davenport and Georgia Sue Murphy and her grandson, Johnny Murphy.

    Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, with Bro. Chad Hale officiating.

    Burial will be in Riverside Gardens Cemetery.

    Visitation will be from 12 noon until 10 p.m. Monday, December 26, 2011 at the funeral home.

    Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
     

  • Elvin Holt Jr

    Sunday, 25 December 2011

    Elvin Holt, Jr., 75, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at United Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
    A Cannon County native, he lived in Woodbury.             
    Survivors:
    Wife: Lavada Faye Farless Holt of Woodbury.
    Son: Randy Dale (Claudette) Holt of Bradyville.
    Sisters: Thelma Lassiter of Sparta and Geneva Denny of Woodbury.
    Several nieces and nephews also survive.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin Holt, Sr. & Connie Mae Williams Holt and son, Steve Holt.
    A member of the Church of Christ, He was retired from Trailer Manufacturing. He was also a veteran of Korea where he served in the Army as PFC.
    Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 23, 2011 with Bro. Gayle Rains officiating.
    Burial will be in Gilley Hill Cemetery.
    Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Friday, December 23, 2011. 
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

  • Charles Clifford Smith

    Thursday, 22 December 2011

    Charles Clifford Smith died Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at his home following an extended illness.

    A resident of Woodbury, he was a native of Cannon Co.

    A member of the Leoni Church of Christ, He  was employed by NC and Saint L Railroad, L & N Railroad and retired as Road Master with CSX Railroad after 33 years of service.  He also ran Smith’s Automotive Business from 1981 – 2008.  A veteran of the Army, Mr. Smith served in South Korea.

    In Dec. 1952, he was selected by the Army to return to the United States to march for the purpose of attending President Elect, David D. Eisenhower’s Inauguration as his Honor Guard during the swearing into office of President of the United States.

    Survivors:

    Wife of 41 1/2 years: Katie Muncy Smith of Woodbury

    Children:  Gail & Charles Markum, Cindy & Mark Barker, Kerry & Jennie Smith and Kory Smith all of Woodbury;  Kevin & Beth Smith of Jacksonville, FL.

    Step Children:  Dee Dee & Ronnie Cope of Springfield, Marshall & Donna Williams of Woodbury
    He is also survived by 10 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, John Dorsey Smith & Minnie Collins Smith; 6 brothers and 1 Sister.

    Funeral service will be held at the Leoni Church of Christ at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 24 with Bro. Daniel Hayes officiating.

    Burial will be in Leoni Cemetery.

    Visitation is from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday, December 23, 2011.

    Pallbearers:  David George, Perry Campbell, Ronnie Hall, Robert Pitts, Hal Champion, Brian Pitts, Harry Lee Barnes.

    For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to the Leoni Cmt or Leoni Church of Christ Educational Fund.

  • Wayne Keedy

    Thursday, 22 December 2011

    Wayne Keedy, 48, of Bradyville died Dec. 21, 2011 after an extended illness. He was born in Pikeville, TN on July 20, 1963.
     
    He is survived by his wife, Pamela Layhew Keedy of Bradyville; mother, Barbara (Ogle) Keedy of Murfreesboro; father, Bobby Joe Keedy of Lee Station, TN; sons, Joshua & Shelly Keedy of Murfreesboro, Shane & Brandie Layhew of Rockvale, Rusty & Angela Layhew of Eagleville; daughters, Megan & Paulino Reyes of Murfreesboro; Tracy & Bobby Brooksher of Eagleville; twelve grandchildren and John Bryan who was like a brother to him.
     
    He attended Lakeview Baptist Church before he became ill.Mr. Keedy worked for many years building boats at Javelin and for Swan Manufacturing. Fishing and watching NASCAR races were things he loved to do. He was a Jeff Gordon fan. Collecting coins, knives and lighters and searching for arrowheads were things he enjoyed.
     
    Visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 from 4-8 PM at Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at 1 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Pastor John Spurgeon will officiate.

    Interment will be in Amity Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to assist with expenses through Smith Funeral Home

  • Lonnie Mayne Mooneyham

    Tuesday, 20 December 2011

    Lonnie Mayne Mooneyham, 91, died Sunday, December 18, 2011 at Vanderbilt Hospital as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
    A resident of Woodbury, he was a native of Cannon County.
    A member of the Smith Grove Church of Christ, Mr. Mooneyham was a Ret. Psychiatric Nurse’s Aide, a Ret. Barber and farmer.  He was also a veteran of WWII, where he served in the Army.
    Survivors:
     Wife of 60 years: Dorothy Thamm Mooneyham of Woodbury.
    Aunt: Bessie Merriman of Woodbury.
    Nieces: Shirley Maxwell and Jan Clendenin both of Mt. Juliet, Debbie Lawson, Sandra Banks Hollandsworth, Vickie Banks Shoemake all of McMinnville, Brenda Banks Woods of Irvine, CA.
    Nephews: Gale Bryan of Fl., Don Bryan of Woodbury, Alan Brown of Maitland, FL.
    Several great nieces and nephews also survive.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert H. & Hattie Pittman Mooneyham and his siblings, Willie Floyd Mooneyham, Elizabeth Lawson, Janet Smithson, Louise Mullinax, Viola Bryan and Helen Banks.
    Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22 with Bro. Gayle Rains officiating.
    Burial will be in Prater Cemetery.
    Visitation is from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2011.
    Pallbearers: Matt, Russ and Steve Clendenin, Adam Shoemake, Nate Heisey, Roger Patterson and Sammy Powell.

  • William G "Bill" Bryant

    Monday, 19 December 2011

    Mr. William G. "Bill" Bryant, 88, of Woodbury died Dec. 17, 2011. He was born on March 6, 1923 in Moulton, Alabama and moved to Cannon County in 1962. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew W. Bryant and Annie Josephine (Canup) Bryant. He was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas Bryant, his first and second wives, Lou Davis Bryant and Dorothy Markum Bryant, four brothers and a sister.
         He is survived by his wife, Ernestine (Rogers) Smith Bryant of Woodbury; two sons, Mike & Pam Bryant and Gary & Juanella Bryant both of Alabama; two step-sons, Charles & Gail Markum and John Smith both of Woodbury; one daughter, Kathy & Danny Adams of Alabama; one step-daughter, Sherry & Doug Ramsey of Woodbury; one sister, Letha Newton of Five Points, TN; grandchildren, Josh & Ashley Bryant, Tommy Bryant, Jason Adams, Justin Adams, Candice Baker, Denise Roller, Ronnie Ramsey, Jonathan Smith, Ethan Smith, Andrew Smith, Corey Smith; great grandchildren, Alyssa Adams, Nash Adams, Jessica Roller and Victor Roller and several nieces and nephews.
         Mr. Bryant was a member of the Smith Grove Church of Christ. He was a retired employee of Dekalb Telephone. He loved to work in his yard and mow. He enjoyed being outdoors.
    Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 from 3-8 PM at Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at 11 AM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Gayle Rains and Herb Alsup will officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to the Smith Grove Church of Christ. Contact Smith Funeral Home for more details

  • Tina Renee Pendergrast

    Thursday, 15 December 2011

    Tina Renee Pendergrast, 50, died Wednesday, December 14, 2011.

    A Bradyville resident and Cannon County native, she was a member of the Leoni Church of Christ, a hair stylist and a caregiver.

    Survivors:

    Parents: Billy & Joyce Thomas Muncy of Bradyville.

    Children: Thomas (Terri) Muncy, Richard Pendergrast and Richelle Pendergrast all of Bradyville.

    Grandchildren: Paul Elam Tune and Richard Wayne Muncy.

    Siblings: Billy Levoit Muncy of Woodbury, Monica (Barry) Jones of Woodbury and Sherry (Eric) Simpson of Bradyville.

    Niece and Nephew: Erica Simpson & Brent Jones.

    Funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at: 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec, 16 with Bro. Daniel Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

    Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2011.

    Pallbearers: Eric Simpson Barry & Brent Jones, Daniel Hayes, Kerry & Kory Smith, Charlie & Jr. Pendergrast

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