Obituaries

  • Charles Don Barr

    Wednesday, 8 May 2019

    Charles Don Barr of Bradyville, age 74 passed away on May 6, 2019. He was born on February 9, 1945 in Nashville, Tennessee.
     
    He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Barr; mother and step-father, Lucille (Harris) & Harry B. Allen.
     
    Charles served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War and retired from Bridgestone Firestone.
     
    He is Survived by his wife of 34 years, Brenda Gail Stubblefield Barr of Bradyville; step-son, Marcus Randale Bigbie, Jr.; sister, Sherry (John) Edmondson of Nashville; nephews, Erik Edmondson and Alan Edmondson; and loyal dog, Chloe .
    Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019 from the Chapel of Mount Olivet Funeral Home with Interment to follow in the Historic Mount Olivet Cemetery.
    The family will receive friends from 4p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.
     
     

  • Josephine Melton Ferrell

    Saturday, 4 May 2019

    Josephine Melton Ferrell, 94, passed away Fri., May 03, 2019 at Alive Hospice of Murfreesboro.  A native of Cannon Co., she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Effie Sullins Melton. 

     

    She is survived by her children, JoAnn (Joe) Francis of Bradyville, James (Terri) Ferrell of Readyville, Jean Grosch of Readyville; 8 Grandchildren, Misty (Johnny) Powell, Stacie (Michael) Bryson, Blake (Tamera) Grosch, Mary (Damon) Graham, Sherry Morton, Dustin Ferrell, Daniel (Katie) Ferrell and Kelly Ferrell; 16 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great great grandchild.  Also surviving is her sister, Dorothy Douglas of Woodbury.  

     

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bratten Ferrell; Son, W.T. Ferrell; Son-in-law, Mike Grosch; Sisters, Ophia Turner, Lillian Ferrell and Margaret Melton.

     

    Ms. Ferrell was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church and was retired from Colonial Corp.  She loved to sew and be outside working in her flowers. 

     

    Visitation with the family will be from 10 am until 2 pm Monday, May 06, 2019 at Woodbury Funeral Home.  Graveside services will follow in the Riverside Gardens Cemetery with Bro. Sidney Parham officiating. 

     

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

  • Patricia Parr

    Friday, 3 May 2019

    Mrs. Patricia “Patty” Parr, 62 of Bradyville, TN passed away on May 2, 2019.  She was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 2, 1957.  She was preceded in death by her parents Harold Sebastain Karaschin and Cecelia Michalik Karaschin and a brother, Lawrence Karaschin.
     
    She is survived by her husband, Ray Parr of Bradyville; son, Larry Karaschin of Bradyville; daughter, Liz (Buddy) Bain of Smithville; sister, Christine (Andres) Castro of Detroit, Michigan; six grandchildren, Blake Bain, Anthony Bain, Xavier Karaschin, Ashton Bain, Oliver Karaschin, and Aubree Bain, as well as many friends.
     
    She grew up in Detroit and met Ray at a Valentine’s dance.  They planned to celebrate their 27th anniversary in June.  She and her family came to Cannon County and made their home many years ago.  She was a simple, down to earth person, with an amazing smile, and never met a stranger.  She worked for Parsley’s Market for about 15 years before her health began to fail.  The people at Parsley’s were like a second family.  She enjoyed going to yard sales and flea markets.  Her family nicknamed her the “Yard Sale Queen”.  She liked working in the yard and one of her favorite flowers was a sunflower.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren and family every chance she had.
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 2-4 pm.  Holding to her simple life and wishes they will say goodbye with some of her favorite songs following visitation.  In lieu of flowers they request donations through the funeral home to assist with expenses.  Share thoughts and memories with them at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337
     

  • Estelle Reed Vassar

    Thursday, 2 May 2019

    Estelle Reed Vassar of Woodbury passed from this life Thursday, May 02, 2019.  She was born in Cannon County on January 24, 1926.  Her parents were the late Olie L. Reed and Bessie McBroom Reed.  Also preceding her in death, her husband, Clyde Vassar, her brother, Ernest Reed and her sister, Marie Lance.
     
    She is survived by her sister, Ocie Knox of Murfreesboro; daughter, Diana Lavon and Jimmy Simmons of Woodbury; grandchildren, Angie (Larry) Powell and Eddie Simmons both of Woodbury; three great grandsons, Blake and Brad Hutchins and Joshua Cole Simmons.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
     
    She graduated from Cannon County High School in the class of 1943.  She was a Product Directors Assistant from Colonial Corp of America retiring in 1990.  After the death of her husband, she returned to work for Pedigo Management and later for BVM Management, retiring again in 2002. 
     
    A member of the Woodbury Church of Christ,  she loved her flowers and all types of needle work. 
     
    Funeral services will be 2 pm Sunday, May 05, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens.  Visitation with the family will be from 11 am until time of service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Short Mtn. Bible Camp, Billy Smith Preacher Teacher Scholarship Fund, Woodbury Church of Christ or Alive Hospice of Murfreesboro.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for her family please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     
     

  • Betty Carol Mayo Grizzle

    Wednesday, 1 May 2019

    Betty Carol Mayo Grizzle, 79, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at her home.  She was a native of Cannon Co.
     
    She is survived by her children, Renee Arnold, Larry Grizzle, Stevie (Lorie) Grizzle and Vanessa Grizzle all of Woodbury; grandchildren,  Ronica Arnold, Jennifer Martin, Kim Grizzle, Dustin St. John, Charles Grizzle, Schala Grizzle, Tyler Grizzle, Case Grizzle and DezaRay Grizzle; great grandchildren,  Jessie Arnold, Elaina Turner, Heavanne, Charlie, Bently and Dayvanie St. John and Gracie Martin; sisters, Pat (Benny) Kentner of Clarksville and Linda LaFever of Woodbury.

     

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Lucille Scott Mayo; husband, Charles Donald Grizzle; sons, Charles “Buddy” Grizzle, Eddie Grizzle and Jerome Grizzle; grandson, James Dale Grizzle; great grandson, Devin Arnold and brother, Jerry Mayo.

     

    Mama Betty was a member of the Sugar Tree Knob Church of Christ and was retired from Whirlpool.  She loved to cook, sew and watch westerns but she loved being with her family the most.

     

    Funeral Services will be 1 pm Friday, May 3, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sycamore Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be Thursday, May 02, 2019 after 4 pm. 

     

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

  • Marilyn Dean Parker Romero

    Wednesday, 1 May 2019

    Marilyn Dean Parker Romero, 63, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at St. Thomas Stones River.  She was a native of Cannon Co. and lived in Morrison.

     

    She is survived by her husband, Paul Romero of Morrison; her children, Rachel Scott and Jessie Scott both of Morrison, Montana Davis, Shae Davis and Isabella Manier ; granddaughter, Talmon Elizabeth Marie Scott of Morrison; siblings, Johnny Parker and Tammy Barrett both of Woodbury, Norma Parker of Spring Hill and Delora (Gary) Bryant of Manchester.

     

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Thurston Parker and Dorothy Merriman Parker; son, Oakley Scott and siblings, Ronnie Parker and Winona Rains.

     

    Marilyn was a homemaker and loved to stay busy doing puzzles, quilting, sewing and embroidering.

     
    Memorial Services will be 7 pm Wed., May 8, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with visitation from 5 pm until time of service.    
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for her family please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net 
     

  • Robert Lee Womack

    Tuesday, 30 April 2019

    Robert Lee “Bobby” Womack, 71, of Woodbury passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 at Horizon Health and Rehab in Manchester. He was a native of Cannon Co.  He was the son of the Aubrey Lee Womack and Mahalia Alexander Womack. 
     
    He is survived by his sons, Robert T. Womack and Benjamin D. Womack both of Murfreesboro; his sister, Charolene W. Burton (Isiah) of Bowling Green, KY.; his nephews, Richard C. Cunningham, Christopher (Missy) Cunningham and Charles C. (Denise) Cunningham; his nieces, Jessica and Halie Cunningham, Lauren T. (Joseph) Gomez, and Alex K. Broce.

     

    A member of the Woodbury Church of Christ, Bobby was a retired Tool and Dye maker at Chromalox,. He loved to water ski, play golf, and softball.  He was on the Mel Adams softball team that won the world championship in Atlanta.

     

    Funeral Services will be 4 pm Thursday, May 2, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm to 8 pm Wednesday, May 1, 2019 and 2 pm until time of service Thursday May 2, 2019.

     

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

  • George James Whittle

    Monday, 29 April 2019

    George James Whittle, age 71, of Bradyville passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at St. Thomas Stones River E/R.  He was a native of Erlangen, Germany.
     
    Survivors include his wife, Alice Bowman Whittle of Bradyville; Son, George James Whittle II of Nanticoke, PA; Grandchildren, Parker James Sears of White House & Alex Avery of Nanticoke, PA; Father- & Mother-in-law, Keith & Anita Bowman; and Brothers- & Sisters-in-law, Charlie (Cynthia) Bowman, Bill Bowman, & Pam (Michael) O'Hara.
     
    He was preceded in death by his parents, James & Maria Breitenlohner Hoffman; Daughter, Angelina Diane Whittle Sears; and Sister, Wilhemina Deitzen.
     
    Mr. Whittle was a school teacher, principal, & coached almost every sport including baseball, basketball, tennis, track, & football.  He was an all-state coach for basketball, baseball, football, & track in Alabama and was the state champion for badminton.  Mr. Whittle was a true athlete in every sense of the word.
     
    Memorial Services will be 6 PM Friday, May 3, 2019 at Midway Church of Christ with Bro. Charlie Bowman & Bro. Bryan Pitts officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 3 to 6 PM Friday, May 3, 2019 at Midway Church of Christ.
     
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615.563.2311
     
     

  • Darlene Wilson Vance

    Monday, 29 April 2019

    Ms. Darlene Wilson Vance, age 58, of Woodbury passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at St. Thomas West Hospital.  She was a native of Davidson Co.
     
    Survivors include her daughter, Alysia & Bryan Pitts of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Gunter & Hannah Pitts of Woodbury; and Siblings, Brenda Dowdy of Mississippi, Connie Hulse of Dickson, Arlene Littion of Dickson, & Rex Wilson of Nashville. 
     
    Several nieces & nephews also survive.
     
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernice & Margaret Sue Christy Wilson; and Brother, Maverick Wilson.
     
    Ms. Vance was a member of the Midway Church of Christ and worked in Maintenance at Wal-Mart.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her animals.
     
    Funeral Services will be 2 PM Thursday, May 2, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Bryan Pitts officiating.  Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 AM to 2 PM Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the funeral home.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615.563.2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

  • Mallie Lynette Elkins Bryson

    Monday, 29 April 2019

    Mallie Lynette "Judy" Elkins Bryson, age 90, of Woodbury passed away peacefully Sunday, April 28, 2019.  She was born and lived her entire life in Cannon County raising her seven children along with her husband, William Allen Bryson, Sr., who preceded her in death on September 12, 2009,  She was 90 years old.  Her worldview was uncomplicated; Love God, Love People, no exceptions.
     
    In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father & mother, Raymond & Virgie Elkins along with eight of her nine siblings, as well as a son-in-law, Larry Reeves.
     
    She is survived by one sister, Shirley (Johnny) Bryson of Woodbury; and her children, Bill (Joan) Bryson of Lebanon, Michael (Geraldine) Bryson of Woodbury, MeLinda (Wade) Simmons of Manchester, Terry (Rita) Bryson of Readyville, Sharon Reeves of Murfreesboro, Robert (Debra) Bryson of Woodbury & Michelle (Alan) Hale of Rockwall, TX.  Her 16 grandchildren are Matt Bryson, Marti Leftwich, Candy Jones, Michael Bryson, Paula Bryson, Joseph Bryson, Stephen Simmons, Stephanie Moraes, Seth Simmons, Nathan Bryson, Brooke Vanderbent, Samantha Rosas, Mary Reeves, Chip Bryson, Jonathan Bryson, & Jacob Bryson.  In addition, Mrs. Bryson has 37 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.  Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
     
    The family wishes to express deep appreciation for the gracious, healing spirits at Woodbury Health & Rehabilitation Center.  Words cannot express our eternal thankfulness for her "angel next door", Ellen Hawkins and her husband, Joe.
     
    Funeral Services will be 2 PM Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Watts officiating.  Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday, April 30 at the funeral home.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615.563.2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

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