Obituaries

  • 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 

     
     

  • Randall Scott Bowman

    Tuesday, 19 February 2019

    Mr. Randall Scott “Randy” Bowman, 55, of Woodbury passed away on February 18, 2019.  He was born in Murfreesboro, TN and was raised and lived in the Milton community of Rutherford County growing up.
     
    He is survived by his wife, Tina Marie Bowman of Woodbury; parents, James and Peggy Porterfield Bowman of Milton; brothers, Mitchell (Robin) Bowman of Murfreesboro, Mike (Sharon) Bowman, Barry (Wendy) Bowman and Steve Bowman all of Milton; by his favorite cat and sidekick, Boo; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
     
    His family and friends called him Randy.  People who met him knew right away he never met a stranger.  When he entered at room his presence was apparent.  He was big hearted, loved life, and loved to make everyone laugh.  Raised in Milton he was very close with his parents and brothers.  They spent a lot of time on their family home place.  He was raised in the Church of Christ.  He and Tina met when they were young.  They were together over 27 years and married for 20 of those years.  He was a hard worker and he got a job with Heritage Farms in Murfreesboro when he was 17, right after they opened.  He spent 30 years working there and could do any job in the plant. 
     
    In his spare time, he loved to work on cars, do yard work, vegetable and flower gardening.  He wasn’t one to be idle.  He and Tina enjoyed taking rides together on motorcycles and going on vacations together.  She loved the beach and he loved the snow and would go skiing.  He would make sure to spoil her by seeing she got to go to the beach whenever they could.  He loved animals and just being out in nature. 
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 11-2 pm.  Funeral services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel at 2 pm.  Rev. John Hembree will officiate.  Interment will be in Milton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to the Diabetes Association to help fight the terrible disease he had to endure.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190,  615-563-5337
     

  • Warren Reed

    Monday, 18 February 2019

    Warren Reed, 85, of Readyville passed away Monday, February 18, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Hospital.  He was a native of Cannon Co.

     

    He is survived by his children, Gary (Wanda) Reed of Readyville, Russell (Denise) Reed of Woodbury, Lisa (Greg) Rogers of Woodbury and Anita (Barry) Bush of Readyville; grandchildren, Wendy Stephens, Christy Warren, Daniel Reed, Cassie Cox, Casey & C.W. Reed, Wesley Rogers, Erin Emlen and Kelsey Bush and siblings,  Joe Reed of Readyville and Edna Crecelius of Nashville.  10 Great Grandchildren also survive

     

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam & Beatrice Henderson Reed; his wife, Ladye Ruth Reed and his granddaughter, Kimberly Bush

     

    Mr. Reed was a member of the Curlee Church of Christ, a preacher and retired from Bridgestone where he was a machinist.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, woodworking.  He loved baseball and was a big Atlanta Braves fan. 

     

    Funeral Services will be 11 am Thursday, February 21, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Charlie Bowman officiating.  Interment will follow in the Cateston Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from  4 pm to 8 pm Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Curlee Church of Christ or the Cateston Cemetery.

     

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

  • Charles Danny Powell

    Friday, 15 February 2019

    Charles Danny Powell, age 66, of Morrison passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Vanderbilt.  He was a native of Cannon Co.  Danny was a member of the Pleasant View Church of Christ and was a hard-working, lifelong farmer.  His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.
     
    Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Darlene Smith Powell of Morrison; Children, Heather (Andy) Baxter of Murfreesboro, Holly Powell of Morrison, & Ryan (Andrea) Powell of Christiana; Grandchildren, Hunter & Gracie Baxter, and Lexie, Keeley, & Isabella Powell; Siblings, Jeff Powell of Morrison & Annette Payne of Woodbury; Sister-in-law, Judy Powell of Morrison; and Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law, Yvonne & Ray Mahaffa, Deborah & Glen Davis, Freda & Joe Scott, Jennie Smith & Will, Dawn & John B. Pedigo, and Don (Phyllis) Smith.
     
    Funeral Services will be 2 PM Sunday, February 17, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Williams.  Visitation with the family will be from 1 PM to 8 PM Saturday, February 16, 2019.  Burial will be Private in Powell Cemetery and held at a later date.
     
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615.563.2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

  • Jammie Eugene Parker

    Thursday, 14 February 2019

    Mr. Jammie Eugene “Bubba” Parker, 44, of Readyville passed away on February 13, 2019.  He was born on June 19, 1974 in Woodbury, TN.  He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Gordon Robinson and Joseph Parker; grandmother, Mattie Pauline Parker; and a sister, Sharon Anet Parker.
     
    He is survived by his parents, Eugene and Donna Parker of Readyville; sisters, Malinda Johnson of Panama City, FL and Jennifer Jones of Murfreesboro; sons, Harley Parker of Bradyville, Stephen McKnight of Murfreesboro, and Taylor Thompson of Woodbury; grandmother, Annie “Nannie” Robinson of Readyville; granddaughter, Kensleigh “Baby Girl” Parker; niece Samantha Stacey of Panama City, FL; nephews, Brandon Stacey, Panama City, FL, Hunter Lloyd, Harley Lloyd, and Brantley Jones all of Murfreesboro; great nieces, Annaleigha Stacey and Amellia Manglay both of Panama City, FL; and has another grandchild on the way.
     
    Jammie was a free spirit, who had a good sense of humor, and a character who loved to have a good time.  He loved to joke and make up nicknames for his family and friends.  He was very close with his little sister, Jennifer, he would call her “Jenny Lynn Lynn” or something similar.  He was a hard-working block mason who could lay two blocks while other people laid one.  He enjoyed many types of music including classic rock, alternative, oldies, and blue grass.  He was good at working with his hands.  In his free time, he liked to work with wood and built family and friends things like cabinets, shelves, and nightstands.  He also liked going fishing and shooting pool.  He was a member of the Cedar Grove United Methodist Church. 
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 10-2 pm.  Funeral services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel at 2 pm.  Cindy Gray and Clayton Neal will officiate.  Interment will be in Robinson Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to assist with expenses.  Support the family with thoughts and memories at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337
     

  • Shirley Darlene Vassar Robinson

    Tuesday, 12 February 2019

    Shirley Darlene Vassar Robinson, 59, passed away Sun., Feb. 9, 2019 at Alive hospice.  A native of Cannon Co., she lived in Murfreesboro. 
     

    She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Roger Robinson of Murfreesboro; mother, Martha Lee Duggin Ferrell of Murfreesboro; sons, Dewayne Haynes of Murfreesboro and Mikey (Michelle) Haynes of Readyville; step-sons, Shannon (Cydney) Robinson of Woodbury and Chad Robinson of Bradyville; siblings,  Randy (Margaret) Vassar of Bradyville, Donald (Shelia) Vassar of Walterhill, Jennier (Mike) Deerman of Smyrna, Bruce (Darla) Vassar of McMinnville, Andy (Keely) Vassar of Kitrell; grandchildren, Chris (Dani) Haynes, Austin Haynes, Tatum & Everitt Haynes; step grandson, Ethan Grizzle; step great grandchildren, Ansleigh and Paisley.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

     

    She was preceded in death by her father, William Vassar and her brother, Anthony Vassar.

     

    Shirley was a member of the Sink Creek Baptist Church and the Cannon Co. Walking Horse Assoc.  She loved horses, camping and anything outdoors.  She worked at Nissan.

     

    Funeral Services will be 11 am Wed., February 13, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Jernigan cemetery.  Pallbearers include Chris and Austin Haynes, W.C., Donnie, Jeremy, Ben and Will Vassar. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm to 8 pm Tuesday, February 12, 2019. 

     

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

  • James Houston Barrett

    Monday, 11 February 2019

    Mr. James Houston “Jim” “Dog” Barrett, 72, of Woodbury passed away at his home on February 9, 2019.  He was born on August 8, 1946 to the late Claude Barrett and Virginia Dillon Barrett.
     
    He is survived by his wife, Virginia Barrett; son, James Brent Barrett of Woodbury; step-daughter, Nicole (Chris) Arnold of Wartrace; grandchildren, James Nicholas Barrett of Morrison, Herschel Zachery Barrett of Murfreesboro, and Cody Dueterman of Woodbury; step-grandchildren, Elijah Arnold and Meredith Arnold of Wartrace; special cousin, Dr. Bill (Kay) Jennings of Woodbury, several other cousins and friends.
     
    He graduated Woodbury Central High School in the Class of 1964.  He later graduated from Lear-Sieglar Institute with a degree in computer programing.  Then he worked for the State of Tennessee as a programmer in the Finance Administration Dept.  He continued his education at U. T. Nashville and Nashville State Tech.  After earning additional degrees, he continued his programing career with Exxon and Phillips 66.
     
    In 1982, he returned to Tennessee and worked at Motlow College in Tullahoma and later moved to Atlanta, GA working with Data Resource Corporation.  Later he became a real estate investor and worked for Pedigo Management, Inc.  He began building FHA houses and took an interest in home town politics.  He was elected to the Woodbury Board of Alderman and served as Mayor of Woodbury and as Judicial Commissioner for a time.
     
    Through the years friends affectionately nicknamed him “Dog” while others knew him as “Jim”.  Always looking for new adventures and enjoying life, he purchased a sailboat and lived on it for about a year in Destin, Florida.  He had a life long love of the water.  He and his family would travel to Florida every year.  He enjoyed water skiing, fishing, and boating.  It was all the more fun when his family and friends could join him.  Fun loving and friendly he enjoyed good natured teasing of family and friends while wearing a smile, anything for a laugh.  
     
    He and his wife, Virginia, were approaching 23 years of marriage.  They enjoyed long walks and traveling.  In his spare time, he liked to do yard work, remodel rent houses, and keep his trucks spotless.  He and several friends were also involved with Civil War re-enactments.  He was a member of Woodbury First Baptist Church. 
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 5-9 pm.  Funeral services will be on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 11 am in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Bobby Nichols will officiate.  Interment will be in Hazel Cemetery in Bell Buckle.  In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to the Alzheimer’s or Dementia Research Associations.  Support the family with thoughts and memories at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337
     
     

  • Judy Smitty

    Sunday, 10 February 2019

    Ms. Judy Smitty, 61, of Woodbury passed away unexpectedly on February 8, 2019. She was born in Smyrna, TN on March 14, 1957.
     
    She was preceded in death by her parents Ben David Smitty and Rachel Hall Smitty.
     
    She is survived by her daughters, Christina Martinez, Jessica (Dustin) Taylor, and Catherine (Kayce Teters); brother, David Smitty; and four grandchildren, Dillon, Allison, Benjamin, and Lilly.
     
    She had a loving spirit. She loved her daughters and grandchildren dearly. That spirit also carried over to animals, especially her dogs. She and the grandkids loved playing with them when they spent time together. She often took her grandkids to her favorite store the Dollar Tree. She would get them any kind or toys or candy they wanted. Gardening was something that came naturally to her. Her green thumb allowed her to take flowers that looked dead and bring them back to full beauty. One of her favorite flowers was a lily. During earlier years her loving spirit drew her into working as a certified nursing assistant and home aide.
     
    She was a member of the New Hope Church of Christ and enjoyed hearing lessons from Bro. Ralph Richardson when she was there.
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Monday, February 11, 2019 from 2-7 pm. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 2 pm in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Bro. Ralph Richardson will officiate. Interment will be in Amity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations are requested to assist with funeral expenses.
     
    Share thoughts and memories with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337
     

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