Obituaries

  • James Anthony Cummings

    Monday, 10 December 2018

    James "Tooney" Anthony Cummings, age 73, of Woodbury passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
     
    Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Freda Davis Cummings of Woodbury; Daughter, Jackie Lacey of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Blake Cummings & Ashley Green of Woodbury; Aunts, Jean & Ray Nichols and Jewell Tarpley; and Cousins, Melba & Billy Nichols, Harold Patrick, Buford & Deb Patrick, Shane & Pat Nichols, Ronnie & Gerri Nichols, and Sandy & Mike Halliburton.
     
    Tooney was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ and was retired from Tennessee Department of Transportation where he was a supervisor.  He enjoyed hunting.
     
    Funeral Services will be 2 PM Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. James McDonald officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 9 Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the funeral home.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615.563.2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

  • Sam Larkin

    Saturday, 8 December 2018

    Mr. Sam Larkin, 73, of Woodbury passed away on Dec. 8 , 2018.  He was born on Jan. 28, 1945 in Newark, OH.  His parents were the late James Monroe Larkin and Gertrude Hepler Larkin.  He was preceded in death by several siblings.
     
    He is survived by his wife, Paula Larkin; two sons, Harold Larkin and Aaron (Renee) Larkin of Wood River, IL; two daughters, Tiffany Larkin of Woodbury and Jan (Roger) Gunter of Chapel Hill; a brother, Jim (Linda) Larkin of Oakland, TN; a sister, Ginny (Gene) Danner of Ohio; six grandchildren, Devin, Dakota, Lance, Shayla, Holly, and Roger.
     
    Mr. Sam’s family moved to Tennessee and he graduated from Central High School in Nashville.  During his high school years, he discovered a love for music and it drew him into playing the trombone in the band.  He later earned a B.S. Degree in IT from Tennessee Tech.  Mr. Sam had a love for people. He could talk to anyone.  This translated into a career as a salesman for industrial supplies.  He later went to work with Dell and then Ceva.  He had been enjoying retirement for the past few years. 
     
    He and Mrs. Paula had celebrated 49 years of marriage in October.  He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  When his sons were young, he introduced them to the joys of camping and being a Boy Scout.  He served as a scout leader while they were involved.  He and Mrs. Paula are members of Grace Assembly of God and have been since 1993.  The church and their church family are important to them.  He served as the Adult Sunday School teacher for many years.  His love for the Lord caused him to remark to family, friends, and even strangers “Be blessed and highly favored.”  He was the type of person who considered other people and their feelings above his own.  One of he and Mrs. Paula’s favorite places to visit was Gulf Shores.  They loved taking walks on the beach and enjoying the peacefulness of the ocean. 
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 from 2-5 pm.  Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 at 12 pm.  Marty Cooper will officiate and one of the songs he loved will be sung by a church member, Kimberly Templeton.  Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Grace Assembly of God.  Share memories and condolences at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337
     

  • Michael Dwayne Hollis

    Wednesday, 28 November 2018

    Mr. Michael Dwayne Hollis, 52, of Morrison passed away on November 28, 2018 after an extended illness.  He was born on February 13, 1966 in Woodbury, TN.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred & Ethel Hollis and Clarence & Beulah Mears; and by father-in-law, Jerry Hughes.
     
    He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Terri Hughes Hollis; father, Fred E. (Teresa) Hollis of Woodbury; mother, Rachel (Ron) Mears Merritt of Murfreesboro; sons, Michael D. Hollis, Jr. of McMinnville, Jonathan Hollis of Morrison, Colton Hollis of Sparta, Mason Zechary and Jayden Jennings both of Morrison, and Levi Scroggins of Missouri; daughters, Danielle (Cody Owens) Stratton of Woodbury and Dakota (Turner) Adcock of Gulf Shores, AL; four grandchildren, Destinee Stratton, Andrew Stratton, Cadence Higgins, and Jamison Adcock; brothers and sister-in-law, Perry Hughes of Woodbury and Cherrie Lynn (Joe) Reed of Auburntown; niece and nephews, Christi Reed, Ethan Reed, and Pearson Hughes; and by several step-brothers and step-sisters. 
     
    Michael was an easy-going person.  He and Terri loved kids and opened their hearts and home to many of them.  They have enjoyed being foster parents to many children in need over the past 25 years.  They were always interested in having the kids involved in whatever they were doing.  He worked at Whirlpool for many years as a supervisor.  He and Terri owned and operated several businesses over the years, Dollar Video, Terri’s Country Kitchen, and currently, Wayne’s Auction House
     
    He loved to go camping, fishing, and chase crabs on the beach with the kids when they vacationed at places like Jekyll Island, GA.  He liked to fly kites with them.  He was always tinkering on things.  He could take just about any item that was broken and fix it up.  He liked collecting antiques and other things like Pokemon cards with the kids.  He enjoyed going to yard sales and auctions in his spare time. Terri was a good cook and he loved eating her chicken and dumplings.  He was a member of the North Warren Church of Christ. 
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 3-8 pm and on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 11:30-1:30 pm.  A graveside service will be held at Milton Cemetery at 2 pm on Friday.  Brad Hall will officiate.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to assist the family with expenses.  Share memories, thoughts, and condolences with the family on the guestbook page of www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net   Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337
     

  • G. L. Peeler

    Wednesday, 28 November 2018

    G.L. Peeler, age 81, of Woodbury passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at St. Thomas Stones River ER.  He was a native of Cannon County.
     
    He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Kay Estela Reed Peeler of Woodbury; Children, Marilyn Peeler Poteete of Woodbury & Rena (John) Peeler House of Woodbury; 7 Grandchildren, Lawanna Peeler, Sheenia (Jeremy) Grant, Latisha Poteete, John Lenzy House, Elizabeth House, Emily House, & Elana House; 9 Great Grandchildren, Madelynne Bogle, Samuel Holloway, Austin, Devin, Jack, Noah, & Andie Jane Grant, Georgia & Willobell Poteete; Nephews, Billy (Karen) Cook & Ray (Betty) Todd; and Niece, Mary Lou (Darrell) Goins.
     
    G.L. was preceded in death by his parents, George Lee and Hessie Moore Peeler; daughter, Beverly Peeler; sisters, Grace and Nora Cook.
     
    He was a member of the Sugar Tree Knob Church of Christ and was a retired locksmith with the State of Tennessee and a farmer.  He was a member of the Army National Guard 194th Engineer Brigade E5. G.L.'s grandfather bought the farm in 1895, where G.L. was born, raised, and lived.  You could always find G.L. reading his Bible.  He enjoyed hunting and wildlife and had turned into a Netflix junkie watching documentaries.  He loved to teach his grandchildren.
     
    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Friday, November 30, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup and Bro. Billy Henson officiating. Interment will follow in Peeler Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 3 pm until 8 pm Thursday, November 29, 2018. 
     
    Pallbearers include John House, John Lenzy House, Jeremy Grant, Bryce Poteete, Micah Bogle, & Jamie Holloway.
     
    Honorary Pallbearers include Jim Stone, Sam Holloway, Jack Grant & Noah Grant.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615.563.2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

  • Cathleen Louise Thompson

    Saturday, 24 November 2018

    Ms. Cathleen Louise “Cat” Thompson, 62, of Woodbury passed away on November 21, 2018.  She was born on October 30, 1956 in San Diego, California.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Bruce Thompson and Beulah Imogene Stonner Thompson.
     
    She is survived by her sister, Arleen (Michael) Lillie of Muskegon, Michigan; nieces, Jennifer Louise Lillie of Michigan and Amanda Lynn Conti of Iowa; great nieces, Grace Lillie Conti and Carmen Louise Lau; great nephew, Michael John Richard Lau; and friends from the local community.
     
    Ms. Cathleen and her sister spent a lot of time traveling with their father while he was in the military.  They were able to see different parts of the country.  She had visited Tennessee at different times and settled here in 2013.  She worked many years for Bell Telephone Company in a management position.  She had a love for hand made knitted and crocheted things.  She enjoyed it so much, she began spinning her own wool.  Her creativity inspired her to spin some yarn from the fur of her long hair cat.  She was a giving person and had a free spirit.
     
    A service will be held at a later date.  Share memories, thoughts, and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337
     

  • Joel Carson Youngblood

    Saturday, 24 November 2018

    Mr. Joel Carson “Bubba” Youngblood, 42, of Woodbury passed away after a brief illness.  He was born in Smithville, TN on July 22, 1976 but had lived in Woodbury most of his life.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Joel Ross Youngblood and Dovie Dean Cook Youngblood; also, by his wife, Teresa Youngblood.
    He is survived by his sisters, Wendy (Jeff Clayton) Whittemore of Woodbury, Deana (Jeff) Lorance of Woodbury, and Renee Hart of Illinois; two nieces, seven nephews, five great nieces, and seven great nephews and a special friend Cindy Barrett.
    Mr. Joel loved being around kids and loved his nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.  He liked to kid around with them and aggravate them.  He enjoyed going fishing and sitting by a campfire.  He liked listening to country music.  His favorite song recently was Kenny Chesney, It’s Gonna Be Alright.  He loved dogs and would lay on the couch with his dog Rocky.  He carried on the family tradition of being an Atlanta Braves fan.  He was baptized in the Church of Christ.  He was a simple man, who wasn’t hard to please.  He worked as a heavy equipment operator for many years installing fiber optic cables. 
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 4-8 pm.  A graveside service will be held at Blue Wing Cemetery on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 11 am.  Share memories, thoughts, and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Due to his unexpected passing the family requests donations to help with expenses to Smith Funeral Home in lieu of flowers.  Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337
     

  • Jean Ellen Morgan Faulk

    Friday, 23 November 2018

    Jean Ellen Morgan Faulk, 75, passed away Thurs., Nov. 22, 2018 at St. Thomas Rutherford.  She was a native of Lexington, NC and lived in Readyville.

     

    She is survived by her children, Richard (Lynn) Sizemore and Tony (Shari) Morgan; grandchildren, Christopher (Shannon) Sizemore, Michael Sizemore, Ashley (Justin) Todd, Joseph Morgan and Clay Sizemore; great grandchildren, Nathan, Matthew and Michael Sizemore and Madison Todd; siblings, Jesse (Walter) Walsh of Bryson City, N.C., Robert W. “Bill” Standford, Lexington, N.C., Donald L. “Bucky” Standford of Lexington, N.C., Gerald “George” Standford of Ashboro, N.C., Debbie (Eddie) Parker of Lexington, N.C.; brother-in-law,  Raymond Matthews of Cherokee, N.C.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

     

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert L Standford and Frankie Nations Stanford; husbands, Joe Frank Morgan and William C. Faulk; her son, Greg Sizemore.

     

    Jean was retired from both Trindad/Bennam as a Machine Operator and from MTSU as a custodian.  She loved anything to do with the water including being on the lake and boat.

     

    Funeral Services will be 1 pm Monday, November 26, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Raymond Matthews and Jerry Barrett officiating.  Interment will follow in Faulk Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 am until time of service Monday, 11/26/18.

     

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

  • Jimmy Franklin Goad

    Friday, 23 November 2018

    Jimmy Franklin “Groundhog” Goad, 73, of Bradyville was called to his heavenly home on Wed., November 21, 2018 at St. Thomas Rutherford.  He was a native of Cannon Co.

     

    He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judy Merriman Goad of Bradyville; children, Angela (Rob) Lokey of Murfreesboro and Rodney Goad of Mt. Juliet; siblings, Wayne Goad of Watertown, Dean Goad of Murfreesboro, and Ruth (Henry) Toombs of Murfreesboro; sisters-in-law, Jean Parker of Murfreesboro and Joan Vickers of Manchester.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

     

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Pauline Dunn Goad.

     

    Mr. Goad was a member of the Elkins Church of Christ and was retired from both GE and MTSU in the Maintenance Dept.  He enjoyed his animals, fishing and golfing.  He also enjoyed his church family and meeting with the retired group from GE.

     

    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Sunday, November 25, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Norman Pelham officiating.  Interment will follow in the Milton Cemetery with friends and family serving as pallbearers.  Visiation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Saturday, November 24, 2018.

     

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

     
     
     
     
     
     

  • Darrence Carroll Lewis

    Friday, 23 November 2018

    Darrence Carroll Lewis, 95, passed away Tues., November 20, 2018 at Adams Place.  He was a native of Cannon Co., and made his home in Hazel Park, Michigan.

     

    He is survived by nieces,  Jan (Gene) Price and Judy (Michael) James all of MI.; great nephews, Joseph Price and Gary James; special cousins,  Linda (John) Sadler, Terry (Chassity) Burks and Angie (Kim) Young all of Bradyville.  Also surviving are numerous cousins.

     

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen & Lula Spry Lewis and his wife, Margaret (Lassiter) Lewis.

     

    Mr. Lewis was a Veteran of WWII serving in the Army in the 738th Tank Battalion where he was a Commander.  He retired twice from Chrysler Corp as a line leader and from the Engineering Dept.   After retirement, he enjoyed working with his hands repairing and selling lawn mowers. 

     

    Funeral services will be 1 pm, Saturday, November 24, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.  Entombment with military honors will be in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, Tullahoma, Tn. Pallbearers include Russell and Terry Burks, John and Chris Sadler, Kim Young and Jamie Spry. Visitation with the family will be from  9 am until 1 pm Saturday, November 24, 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gilley Hill Cemetery or Short Mtn. Bible Camp.

     

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

  • Dorothy Mae Cummings Tucker

    Sunday, 18 November 2018

    Dorothy Mae Cummings Tucker, age 87, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018.  She was a native of Cannon Co.
     
     
    Dorothy was born June 30, 1931.  She is survived by her loving daughter, Edwina (Robert) Ward & their children, Dustin & Elizabeth Ward and Justin & Emily Ward; her beloved son, David (Anna) Tucker and their children, Shelby (Shawn) York and Willie Love.  Also surviving are sisters, Billie Barrett and Shirley (Felson) Young.  She had numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins that she dearly loved; and special friends, Elaine Harris and Betty Duke.
     
     
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac & Lillie Bell Cummings; husband, Edward Tucker; sister, Radene Frazier; nephews, Mark and Anthony Young; niece, Jolene Pemberton; and brother-in-law, Joe Barrett.
     
     
    Dot was a beautiful soul.  She always had a smile for everyone and made sure that you knew she loved you. She was free with compliments, hugs, and kisses.  She loved her Lord God Jesus Christ and wanted to tell everyone she was ready to go hug Jesus neck and then go find Edward.  She was a member of Sander's Fork Baptist Church.  She was a homemaker, gardener, florist, advise giver, prayer warrior and shoulder for all.
     
     
    Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 1:30 PM at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell & Bro. John Jones officiating.  Burial will follow in the private family Tucker Cemetery located on the family farm.  Visitation with the family will be Monday, November 19, 2018 from 4 to 8 PM and Tuesday from 1 PM until the time of service.
     
     
    Pallbearers include Michael Young, Adam Clark, Russell Carter, Ken Tucker, Marty Tucker, Glenn Fann.  Honorary Pallbearers include Avery Tucker, Kenneth Tucker, Fred Fann, & Fred Fann, Jr.
     
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615.563.2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

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