Obituaries

  • Vernell Norris

    Mrs. Vernell “Vern” Norris, 71, of Readyville, Tennessee passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022 with her family by her side. She was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on Saturday, June 2, 1951. Preceding her in death were her parents, John Robert and Jean McCullough; husband, Bobo Norris; brother, James Victory; and sister, Linda Perry. She … Read more


  • William Michael Swander

    Mr. William Michael “Big Mike” Swander, 62, of Woodbury, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2022. He was born in Fremont, Ohio on Sunday, January 24, 1960. Preceding him in death were his adopted parents, Delbert and Anna Swander, and brother, Larry Swander. He is survived by his wife, Tracie Swander of Woodbury; sons, … Read more


  • Beatha Adams

    Mrs. Beatha “Elaine” Adams, 74, of Adairville, Kentucky passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. She was born in Gainesboro, Tennessee on Tuesday, April 13, 1948. Preceding her in death were her parents, Abe & Elizabeth Martin, Jr.; husband, Anthony “Tony” Dale Adams; and sisters-in-law, Betty Jo Martin and Nina Layne. She is survived by … Read more


  • Shane Holt

    Shane Holt, age 62, of Woodbury passed away Friday, November 25, 2022 at his home.  He was born to his parents, the late Joe Don Holt & Fay Goins Holt on February 24, 1960 in Rutherford County. Survivors include his sister, Shannon Holt of Murfreesboro; Brother, Donnie Holt of Smyrna; Aunt, Sue Holt Patrick of … Read more


  • Shannon Cawthorn

    On Tuesday, November 22, 2022, Shannon Iago Cawthorn, age 63 passed away at his home in Bradyville, Tennessee, surrounded by his family. Shannon was born July 4, 1959. He was a son, father, and grandpa who was deeply loved by his family. Shannon was a lifelong farmer, worked in concrete and construction, and as a … Read more


  • Sherry Sharlene Stephens

    Ms. Sherry Sharlene Stephens, 49, of Woodbury, Tennessee went on to be with the Lord on Monday, November 21, 2022. She was born to her loving parents, Robert H. and Joyce Ann Smith, in Smithville, Tennessee on Tuesday, November 28, 1972. Preceding her in death were her mother, Joyce Ann Holden Smith, and her sister, … Read more


  • Barbara Lynn Gooch Simmons

    Barbara Lynn Gooch Simmons, age 65, of Woodbury passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022 at her home.  She was born on December 29, 1956 to her parents, William Howard Gooch Sr. & Edna Pirkle Gooch in Atlanta, Georgia. She is survived by her son, Terent Chester of Woodbury; Grandson, Cole Chester of Woodbury; Brother, Billy … Read more


  • Joanne Willie Paschal Smith

    Mrs. Joanne Willie Paschal Smith, age 88, a native of Cannon County, Tennessee and longtime resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at her home. She was born on October 6, 1934. Preceded in death by her parents, Samuel D. Paschal and Willie S. Reed Paschal, husband, Alexander Luther “Buddy” Smith, … Read more