Obituaries

  • Walter Lee Brown

    Sunday, 16 December 2012

     
    Name:   Walter Lee Brown                                                                  Age:    64
    Date Died:  Saturday, December 15, 2012            Where:   Alvin C. York Medical Center
    Address:  Broadmore Assisted Living, 3211  Memorial Blvd. Murfreesboro, Tn. 
    Birthplace:  Lewisburg, Tn.      
    Survivors: Son: David Lane Brown of Readyville
    2 Sisters:  Betty Sullivan and Patty Poe both of Murfreesboro
    Nieces and Nephews also survive
    Mother of his son:  Janice Simmons Brown of Woodbury    
     
    A member of the Church of Christ, he was a retired disabled Veteran where he served in the Air Force.
     
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter L. Brown, Sr. & Freida Hart Lane and his stepfather, James (Chick) Thornton
     
    Graveside Service:  Evergreen Cemetery    When: 2:00 PM Tuesday 12/18/2012
    Visitation:  3:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday

  • Bobby Lee Mathis

    Sunday, 16 December 2012

    Name:   Bobby Lee Mathis                                                                       Age:    50
    Date Died:  Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 19:35                             Where:   Vanderbilt Hospital
    Address:  728 Goodridge Rd. Woodbury, TN  37190
    Birthplace:  Cannon Co., Tn.      
    Survivors: Mother: Ella Lee Bailey Mathis of Woodbury                                                                              2 Daughters:  Kayla Mathis of Woodbury & Ella-Faye (Stanley) Smith of Morrison                     3 Sisters:  Nellie Bentley & Rita Watts both of Woodbury & Tammy Mathis of Centertown     2 Grandsons:  J.T. & A.J. Mathis    
     
    A member of the Church of Christ, he was a sawmill worker.
     
    He was preceded in death by his Father, Thomas G. Mathis; & 3 brothers:  Thomas G., Wiley & Jeff Mathis.
     
    Graveside Service:  Goodridge Cemetery    When: 2:30 PM Sunday 12/16/2012
    Interment: Goodridge Cemetery
    Visitation:  10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Sunday

  • Sammie Davenport Higgins

    Sunday, 16 December 2012

    Mrs. Sammie (Davenport) Higgins, 100, a native and lifelong resident of Cannon County died December 14, 2012. She was born on July 15, 1912. She was the daughter of the late Sam and Ida (Richards) Davenport. Also preceding her in death are her husband, Jessie Higgins; daughter, Jean Bise; granddaughter, Pamela Jenice Maxwell; siblings, Lawrence, Ray, Bertha and Elizabeth Davenport, Bessie Mingle, Effie Gribble and Ruby Bragg.
     
    Mrs. Higgins was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ, homemaker and retired food service worker for the Woodbury School System. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and loving aunt. She had a quiet strength and dignity and will be missed and never forgotten by those whose lives she touched.
     
    Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Don Alexander; daughter, Margaret Faye Ryan all of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Donna Miller, Rhonda Chandler, David Hayes and Daryl Alexander; eight great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and sister-in-law, Lou Davis Higgins.
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, December 17, 2012 from 4-8 PM. Graveside services will be Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 2 PM in Riverside Cemetery. Herb Alsup and Carl Witty will officiate. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.
     
    Her family is especially grateful to the staff of Woodbury Nursing Center for their care and kindness during her residence there. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alive Hospice, the Short Mountain Bible Camp or a charity of your choice. Conatact Smith Funeral Home for details. (615)563-5337

  • Johnny Wittemore

    Sunday, 16 December 2012

    Mr. Johnny Whittemore, 53, died December 6, 2012 after an extended illness. He was born January 19, 1959 in Cannon County. His parents were the late Eldred Whittemore and Della Louise (Gann) Whittemore. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Ronnie Whittemore and David Whittemore.
     
    He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Wendy (Youngblood) Whittemore of Woodbury; sons, Johnny Brian Whittemore of Woodbury, Kyle Whittemore and fiance, Kristina of Dayton, TN and Justin Odom of Woodbury; a daughter, Emily Whittemore and fiance Jose Mendoza of Woodbury; brothers, James Whittemore of Colorado, Eddie Whittemore of Crossville, step-brothers, Robert "Beano" Tischer, Frankie Tischer, Gary Tischer and Charles Tischer; step-sisters, Jessica Tischer and Dakota Tischer; two grandchildren Maleah Odom and Montana Davis; he was expecting his third grandchild, Drayden.
     
    Mr. Whittemore was known to be a jack of all trades and a handyman. He was a former employee of Samsonite in Murfreesboro. He told jokes to keep his family and friends laughing. He enjoyed fishing and loved being with his kids and grandkids. Teaching them how to play basketball and football.
     
    Private services were held at Smith Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to assist the family with expenses. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details. (615)563-5337.

  • William Hildreth Fugitt

    Wednesday, 12 December 2012

    Mr. William Hildreth Fugitt, 88, of Centertown died December 11, 2012. He was born in Louisa, Kentucky on December 27, 1923. His parents wer the late Geyger Fugitt and Ethel Bernice (Belcher) Fugitt. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Juanita Frances (Hall) Fugitt and a son, Jonathan Fugitt.
     
    Survivors include his two daughters, Sharon & Paul Michael of Centertown and Melinda Scott of Centertown; brothers, Babe Edward Fugitt of South Gate, MI and Kenneth Fugitt of Philadelphia, PA; one sister, Delores Hope Walters of Ceredo, WV; eight grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren and several step-great grandchildren.
     
    Mr. Fugitt grew up in the Tri-State area of Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. He graduated high school in South Point, Ohio. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in the South Pacific during WWII on the U.S.S. Custer, A.P.A. 40. At an early age Mr. Fugitt dedicated his life to the Lord's service. He graduated the Detroit Bible College and was an active member of the church. He served in all levels of the church from being a minister, assistant pastor, deacon, bus driver and janitor. Mr. Fugitt wanted to serve the church in any way possible to bring glory and honor to God. He is currently a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. He was employed for many years at Sharpels Chemical Company in Wyandotte, Michigan. He also found time to earn his Real Estate License and worked for Century 21. Mr. Fugitt loved music and was blessed with the ability to play guitar, violin and banjo just to name a few. He was known and loved by many family and friends as a storyteller.
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 3-8 PM. Funeral services will be Friday, December 14, 2012 at 2 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Tom Fittis will officiate. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Gideons International. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details. (615)563-5337 www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net

  • Annie Rhea Nichols

    Wednesday, 12 December 2012

    Name:   Annie Rhea Nichols                                                                       Age:    93
    Date Died:  Sunday, December 9, 2012                             Where:   Stones River Hospital
    Address:  Woodbury, TN  37190
    Birthplace:  Cannon Co., Tn.      
    Survivors: Nieces & Nephews:  Dorothy Reed of Chattanooga, Glen Paschal of Knoxville, Martha Cruikshank of Knoxville & Norma Lewis of Woodbury, Helen Paschal.
    Several great nieces & nephews also survive
     
    A member of the Presbyterian Church , she was a retired R/N. 
     
    She was preceded in death by her parents, James Jessie Nichols & Claudia Youree Nichols;      brother, James Y. Nichols; Sister, Rachel Nichols Paschal;  2 nephews, Dan Paschal & Jimmy Nichols.
     
    Graveside Service:  Cripple Creek Cemetery    When: 11:00 AM Saturday 12/15/2012
    Minister:                            Interment: Cripple Creek Cemetery
    Visitation:   
       For online tributes , www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Mary Ann Bly Shrum

    Monday, 10 December 2012

    Death Report from Woodbury Funeral Home

     
    Name:   Mary Ann Bly Shrum                                                                  Age:    83
    Date Died:  Friday, December 7, 2012                             Where:   River Park Hospital
    Address:  6286 Sycamore Creek Rd.Woodbury, Tn.  37190
    Birthplace:  Cannon Co., Tn.      
    Survivors: 3 sons:  Vince Shrum, Curtis Lack & Leonard Shrum all of Woodbury 
    Grandchildren:  Greta Lack, Calvin Lack, Rebecca Shrum, Wesley Shrum & Amy Shrum
     
    Siblings: Charlie Bly of Nashville, Jean Canada of Lebanon, James Bly of Gassaway, Sue Kentner of Hendersonville; Faye Lafevers of Murfreesboro & Eleanor Hughes of Woodbury
     
    A member of the Church of Christ, she was a homemaker. 
     
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Joanna Scott Bly & Jeffie Bly; Siblings, Peggy Joyce Bly, Magaline Bly, Robert Bly & A. J. Bly.
     
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home    When: 1:00 PM Monday 12/10/2012
    Minister:  Bro. Herb Alsup                           Interment: Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
    Visitation:   12:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sunday, December 9, 2012  
       For online tributes , www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     

  • Quixie Brown Merriman Bogle

    Monday, 10 December 2012

    Quixie Brown Merriman Bogle                                                      Age:    77
    Date Died:  Friday, December 7, 2012                             Where:   Baptist Hospital
    Address:  307 Twin Court , Greenbriar, TN  37073
    Birthplace:  Cannon Co., Tn.      
    Survivors: 3 Grandchildren:  Ryan Hyde & Adam Hyde both of Springfield & Sabrina (Henry) Haley of Cedar Hill
    3 Great Grandchildren:  Aurora, Gavin, & Daphne Haley
     
    Sisters: Christine Todd & Peggy Mingle both of Woodbury & Joy Young of Alabama
     
    A member of the Woodlawn Church of Christ, she was a homemaker. 
     
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Lillard & Kirgie Wilcher Merriman; Husband, Frank Allen Bogle; Daughter, Dorinda Hyde; & Brother, Tommy Merriman.
     
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home    When: 11:00 AM Monday 12/10/2012
    Minister:  Bro. Joseph Finch                           Interment: Melton Bogle Cemetery
    Visitation:   2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Sunday, December 9, 2012  
       For online tributes , www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

  • Doris Evelyn Haley Powell

    Thursday, 6 December 2012

    Name:   Doris Evelyn Haley Powell                                                                      Age:    81
    Date Died:  Thursday, December 6, 2012                             Where:   At her home   
    Address:  1469 Odell Powell Rd. Woodbury, Tn.  37190
    Birthplace:  Cannon Co., Tn.      
    Survivors: 3 children:  Danny (Darlene) Powell, Jeff (Miriam) Powell, & Annette Payne all of Woodbury
    Daughter-in-law:  Judy Powell of Woodbury
     
    2 Sisters: Armilda (Lenwood) Mathis of Paducah, KY & Faye Houston of Woodbury
     
    13 Grandchildren: Heather (Andy) Baxter, Holly Powell, Ryan (Andrea) Powell, Johnny (Misty) Powell, Julie Powell, Jamie (Brad) Morgan, Seth (Candace) Powell, Lydia (Dillon) Childress, Hannah Powell, Joshua Powell, Caleb Powell, Chelsey Payne, & Kellie Payne
     
    Also survived by 11 great- grandchildren
     
    A member of the Pleasant View Church of Christ, she was a homemaker.  She was known for her cooking and her hospitality, serving in her home and church.
     
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Charley Ora Haley & Ossie Vera McDougal Haley; Husband, Odell Powell; son, Jerry Powell; son-in-law, Dale Payne; sister, Hazel Brazzell.
     
    Funeral Service:  Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home    When: 1:00 PM Saturday 12/8/2012
    Minister:  Bro. Lenwood Mathis & Bro. Jerry Gilley        Interment: Pleasant View Cemetery
    Visitation:  2:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday, December 7, 2012 

  • James Dalton Reed

    Thursday, 6 December 2012

    James Dalton Reed, 18, of Woodbury went home to be with his Lord on December 5, 2012. He was born in Joplin, Missouri on July 19, 1994. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Melvin Lawrence "Corky" Reed, Sr.
     
    He is survived by his father and step-mother, Michael & Stormi (Smith) Reed of Woodbury; his mother, Michelle Reed of Grove, OK; paternal grandmother, Weda Jane Donham of Galena, KS; maternal grandparents, Michael & Sandy Wright of Grove, OK; step-grandparents, Richard Earl "Dickie" & Vergie Lee Smith of Bradyville; brothers, Sean Reed of Kansas City, KS and Dusty Reed of Grove, OK, step-brother, Corey & Casey Daniel of Gallatin; sister, Kaitlyn Reed of Woodbury; aunts and uncles, Melvin "Corky" Reed, Jr. and Jeff Reed both of Joplin, MO; Shane & Stephanie Smith of Bradyville and Steve & Wanda Hoskins of Norfolk, VA; a niece, Abby Lenay Palmer and many friends.
     
    James was a member of the Cornerstone Community Church in Woodbury. He was a graduate of Cannon County High School in the class of 2012. Currently he was working at Farmer's Restaurant and was planning to enlist in the U.S. Army. James was a kind and helpful person. He tutored fellow classmates and helped with the sound system at church. A hobby of his was collecting knives of all kinds. Being outdoors hunting and fishing were favorite pass times. Recently he had began coon hunting. Playing basketball and hanging out with friends were things he loved to do.
     
    Visitation will be held Friday, December 7, 2012 from 4-8 PM at Cornerstone Community Church, 50 Locke Creek Rd. Readyville, TN. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11 AM at the church. Rick McFerrin will officiate. In lieu of flowers donations may be made through Smith Funeral Home to assist with expenses. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, (615)563-5337, www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net

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