Obituaries

  • Clifton Wayne Mankin, Sr.

    Thursday, 21 March 2019

    Clifton Wayne Mankin, Sr., age 84, of Woodbury passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  He was a native of Balinger, TX.  Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Joy Jernigan Mankin of Woodbury; Children, Denise & Russell Reed of Woodbury & Kevin "Scooter" & Dorinda "Dodie" Mankin of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Casey & C.W. (Atheana) Reed & Wilder Mankin (fiancee, Megan Deatcher); Great Grandchildren, Sadie Grace Reed; and Siblings, Billy Wilson of Smyrna & Lonnie (Janice) Mankin of Hermitage.
     
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Jasper William & Lyda Belle Wilder Mankin; Son, Clifton Wayne Mankin, Jr.; and Siblings, J.W. Mankin, Elsie Ragsdale, & Katherine Ferrell.
     
    Mr. Mankin was a member of the Elkins Church of Christ and was a Veteran of the Korean War where he served in the Army.  He retired from State Farm in the Maintenance Department after 28 years.  Clifton enjoyed fishing at Center Hill Lake, working in his yard, horseback riding, and spending time with his family & his dog, Bandit.
     
    Funeral Services will be 2 PM Saturday, March 23, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bros. Earl Sutton & Jerry Burgess officiating.  Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 9 PM Friday, March 22, 2019.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615.563.2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

  • Earlene Sissom Williams

    Monday, 18 March 2019

    Earlene Sissom Williams, 95, passed away Mon., March 18, 2019 at Woodbury Health and Rehab.  She was a native of Cannon Co.

     

    She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Tony) Parker of Bradyville; granddaughters, Tiffany (Todd) Gannon and Whitney Parker all of Murfreesboro; and several nieces and nephews.

     

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Hobert and Lellia Duke Sissom; her husband, Joe W. Williams; daughter, Joann Williams; brother, Eugene Sissom and Sister, Lurlia Sissom.

     

    Ms. Williams was a member of the Simmons Chapel Free Methodist Church and a retired school teacher.  She taught at Hollow Springs school and Woodland Elementary until she retired. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and sitting on her front porch.

     

    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Thursday, March 22, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Wheeler and Bro. Josh Huff officiating.  Interment will follow in Gilley Hill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 3 pm to 8 pm Wednesday, March 21, 2019.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Simmons Chapel Free Methodist Church.

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for her family, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net 
     

  • Carl Ollen Spry

    Friday, 15 March 2019

    Carl Ollen Spry, 86, of Manchester passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
     
    He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Martha Jo Brandon Spry of Manchester; children, Deb Spry (Rick) Insell of Murfreesboro and Tim (Jill) Spry of Woodbury; 7 grandchildren, Tom (Sarah) Insell, Staci (Michael) Sellars, Kyle (Megan) Insell, Brandon (Andrea) Rigsby, Matt (Autumn) Insell, Lana Spry and Carly Spry; 10 great grandchildren, Michaela, Maci, and Kale Sellars, Carter, Caroline and Charley Insell, Parsons Insell, Brandt, Kren and Rhys Rigsby and another great grandchild that is due in August; Siblings, O'Neail (Wilma) Spry; Vetrice (Faris) Goins, Evelyn (George) Barnes, Joyce Spry Smith and Ronnie (Betty) Spry; Sisters-in-law, Linda (Jack) Scruggs and Kathy (Bill) Johnson.

     
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Vernon and Leona Duke Spry and his daughter, Kandy Spry Rigsby; sisters, Nora Faye Spry and Shirley Spry Jones; nephew, Joey Spry; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Joe L. and Gladys Williams Brandon and brother-in-law, A.J. Brandon.

     
    A retired salesman, Mr. Spry was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ and the United States Navy where he was a veteran of the Korean War.  He enjoyed hunting and going to ballgames where he was a big supporter of MTSU.  Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

     
    Funeral Services will be 11 am Monday, March 18, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Charlie Bowman officiating.  Interment will follow in the Gilley Hill Cemetery where military honors will be performed.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm to 8 pm Sunday, March 17, 2019.
     
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gilley Hill Cemetery Trust Fund c/o Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for his family, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.
     

  • Charles Smith

    Monday, 11 March 2019

    Charles “Charley” Smith, age 92 of Murfreesboro, died Sunday at home surrounded by his family. He was a native of Barton County, Missouri and a son of the late Marshall and Willa Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Roland Smith; a granddaughter, Heather VanWagner; brothers, Lewis, Sam, Roy, Bud, and Bill Smith; and sisters, Cap Alexander and Vera Richards.
     
    Survivors include his wife, Norma Sue Smith; children, Roy Smith and wife Belva of Woodbury, Missy Leonard and Susan Gard and husband Bill, all of Murfreesboro; Mary Macdonald, Treva Parks, Starla Culley and husband Jerry, all of Carthage, MO; Deborah Cartright of Tulsa, OK; seventeen grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; and his faithful comfort dog Lucy.
     
    Charley was a faithful member of Third Baptist Church, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. But above all, his life represented someone who loved the Lord with all his heart, mind, and soul. In his early years, he was a cattle dealer and realtor in Missouri. Later, he bought, sold, and developed real estate in Middle Tennessee and as an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed quail, turkey, and pheasant hunting.
     
    Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 pm Tuesday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Brothers, Steve Hutson and Mark Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery with Charley K. Smith, Doug Addy, David Nickens, Bryce Gard, Brent VanWagner, and Justin, Adam, and Tyler Leonard serving as pallbearers.
     
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Charley to the youth ministry at Third Baptist Church and an online guestbook is available for the Smith family at www.woodfinchapel.com.
     

  • Phillip Shook

    Monday, 4 March 2019

    Phillip Shook, age 50 of Bradyville, Tennessee died Sunday, March 3, 2019. He was a native of Rutherford County and a son of the late Cleo Shook and Charlotte Jones. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Karen Curlee and Lisa Shook.
     
    Survivors include two sons, Bobby and Phillip Shook; girlfriend, Cathy Loose; niece, Cassie Curlee (Drew Reed); nephew, Donald Curlee (Danielle Roney); great nephews, Brady Davenport and Noah Curlee; great nieces, Cynthia Davenport and Ashlan Reed; a special dog, Remington; and a host of other loving family and friends.
     
    He was a truck driver for Maverick Transportation and an avid deer hunter and outdoorsman.
     
    Visitation will be Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until the time of a memorial service beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Bro. Sidney Parham officiating.
     
    An online guestbook is available for the Shook family at www.woodfinchapel.com
     

  • Betty King West

    Friday, 1 March 2019

    Betty King West, 74, who passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 at her home in Murfreesboro.  She was a native of Auburntown.

     

    She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ronald West of Murfreesboro; 3 Sons, Scott (Leisa) West of Winchester, Mike (Teresa) West of Beech Grove and Gary (Melinda) West of Kittrell; sisters,  Martha King Taylor of Woodbury and Nancy Trail of Bradyville; grandchildren, Sarah, Brittany and Brent West; great grandchildren:  Ryan, Tyler and Rylee West.

     

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny Lofton King and Ruth Martin King Groom.  Betty was a member of the Woodbury 1st Baptist church and was retired after 30 years from Central State where she was an LPN.

     

    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Sunday, March 3, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Dean Anderson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Prosperity Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm to 8 pm Saturday, March 02, 2019. 

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for her family, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

     
     

  • Nancy Ann Carrigan

    Wednesday, 27 February 2019

    Nancy Ann Carrigan, 76, passed away Tues., Feb. 26, 2019 at NHC – McMinnville.  She was a native of Litchfield, CT.
      

    She is survived by her sons, Klaus (Teena) Fischer of McMinnville, Karl (Barbara) Fischer of San Antonio, TX. and Kirt (Julie) Fischer of St. Petersburg, FL.; sister, Joan Adams of New York. 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren also survive.

     

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Charles Benoit and Marrianne Louis King Benoit and her son, Kristopher Fischer.

     

    Ms. Carrigan was a Christian and worked for Klondike and ConMed.  She loved music, animals and cooking.  Nancy left her family with many great memories. 

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for her family www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.
     

  • David Bruce Mullins

    Saturday, 23 February 2019

    Mr. David Bruce Mullins, 47, of Murfreesboro passed away on February 21, 2019.  He was born on April 24, 1971 in Murfreesboro, TN.  He was preceded in death by his father, David Wilson Mullins.     
            
    He is survived by his mother, Judy (Mike) Wilhelm of Murfreesboro; brothers, Rick (Francine) Mullins and Wayne Mullins both of Bradyville; nephews, Tony Halliburton of Murfreesboro, Phillip (Emily) Mullins, and Jared Mullins of Bradyville; great niece and nephews, Summur Halliburton, Landyn and Grayson Halliburton, aunts, Dorothy Mullins Foster and Angie Jeraldine Mullins Allen.
     
    He attended Woodland Elementary School and graduated from Riverdale High School.  He went on to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree at MTSU in English and Communications.  He worked for Hughes Aeronautics and Walt Disney over the years.  He loved listening to music and had a passion for writing fiction short stories for fun. 
     
    Services are not planned at this time.  Bruce had also struggled with mental illness for many years and hope friends and relatives will understand how important it is to support mental health to understand Bipolar Disorder.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337
     

  • Brenda Sue LaFevers Hord

    Thursday, 21 February 2019

    Brenda Sue LeFevers Hord, 74, passed away Mon., Feb. 18, 2019 at Manchester Health Care following an extended illness.  She was a native of Ypsilanti, MI.

     

    She is survived by her daughters, Pamela (David) Reynolds of Bradyville and Mary (Travis) Hancock of Smithville; grandchildren, Bridgette (Jay) Hargreaves, Todd Reynolds, Rachel (Justin) Mines, Cassie Anderson, Kelsey Logan (Erik Hughes) Devany Reynolds, Cody Duggin, Katie, James and Carter Hancock; sister, Cherrie LeFevers of WA. 7 Great Grandchildren also survive. 

     

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Hoyte and Mary Rogers LeFevers; husband, Gary Hord and son, Russell Hord.

     

    Brenda worked for Ford Motor Company in Michigan and Walmart before retirement.  She loved knitting and crocheting, going to the beach and working on puzzles.  Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. 

     

    Memorial Services will be 4 pm Sunday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 1 pm until 4 pm Sunday, February 24, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cannon Co. Arts Center.

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for her family please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     
     
     

  • Kimberly Darlene Duggin

    Thursday, 21 February 2019

    Kimberly Darlene Duggin, 52, passed away on Wed., February 20, 2019 at her home in Bradyville. She was a native of Cannon Co., TN. 

     

    She is survived by her parents, Jimmy (Pam) Duggin of Murfreesboro and Linda Johnson of Woodbury; special friend, Johnny Elkins of Bradyville; siblings,  Alan (Rena) Duggin of Woodbury, Misty (Clay) Bolding of Rock Island, Nicole (Keith) Hudson of Lascassas, and Paige (Obie) Gnida of Bradyville; Johnny’s Daughter, Holly Rogers of Woodbury and her children, Abe and Kendall Rogers.

     

    Kim was a member of the Woodbury First Baptist Church and was an account specialist with State Farm.  Kim and Johnny loved camping and would often drive to Chattanooga just to eat. She loved doing all kinds of crafts. Most of all she loved riding horses with her dad and was a valuable member of the Cannon County Walking Horse Assoc. where she would always volunteer to help when it was needed.

     

    Funeral Services will be 3 pm Sunday, February 24, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Ray Patrick and Bro. Tim Alexander officiating.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery.  Pallbearers include Benny Lance, Dewayne Cawthon, Ralph Givens, Doug Young, Johnny Parton and Matt Parton.  Honorary Pallbearers include Morris Roller and Joe Duggin.  Visitation with the family will be from 11 am until 3 pm Sunday.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cannon Co. Walking Horse Assoc or the Dillon St. Baptist Church Building Fund.

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for her family, please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net 

     
     

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