Obituaries

  • Margie Sue Nichols Jennings

    Monday, 29 April 2019

    Margie Sue Nichols Jennings, 60 passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019 suddenly at her home in Woodbury.  She was born in Rutherford Co., TN.
     
    She is survived by her mother, Ailene Tenpenny Nichols of Woodbury; her children, Cindy (Tim) Hensley and Wendy Freeze all of Woodbury, Christopher (Sharon) Thomas of Athens, AL.; 10 grandchildren,  Ashley Howse, Austin Adamson, Alexis and Aubrey Hensley, Faith, Alyssa and Chris Kilgore, Christopher, Jessica and Candice Thomas and her sister, Judy Basham of Woodbury.  8 great grandchildren also survive.
     
    She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Nichols and brother, Carl Wayne Nichols.
     
    Margie was a member of the Baptist Church and was the biscuit maker at McDonald's.  She loved cross stitch and reading books but most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.
     
    Memorial Graveside Services will be at 1 PM Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Reed Cemetery with Bro. Marvin Davenport officiating.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615.563.2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

  • Jonathan Harold Melton, Sr.

    Sunday, 28 April 2019

    Jonathan Harold Melton, Sr., age 49, of Woodbury passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at his home.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
     
    Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Sonya Brewer Melton of Woodbury; Children, Jonathan Harold Melton, Jr. & Jennifer Melton, both of Woodbury; Mother, Hazel Carol Melton of Woodbury; Father-in-law, Ronnie (Teresa) Brewer of Bradyville; Sister-in-law, Sandy Bell of Murfreesboro; Aunts, Macon Melton & Judy Bogle, both of Woodbury; and Nieces & Nephews, Amber Ashford, Jonathan Brewer, Kammie Brewer, Sloan Reed, Landon Reed, Brayden Reed, & Greer Bell.
     
    He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Melton.
     
    Mr. Melton was a tool & die maker at Quality Industries and enjoyed spending his time at tractor pulls & fishing.
     
    Funeral Services will be 11 AM Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating.  Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the funeral home.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615.563.2311, www.woodburyfunerahome.net
     

  • Barton Lee Jones

    Tuesday, 16 April 2019

    Barton Lee Jones, 55, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at his home in Woodbury.  He was a native of Davidson Co.

     

    He is survived by wife, Carie Jones of Woodbury; parents, William Charles Jones, Sr. and Jennie Mae Jones; children, Brittany (Eric) de Leon of Murfreesboro, Brandon Jones of Antioch, Anna Maria (Brant) Boner of Bartlett, Tisha (Joe) Wallace and Kara (William) Hunter both of Chapel Hill, Cyrus (Amy) Kavari of Nashville and Kyle Balduf of Smyrna; siblings, William Charles (Sue) Jones, Jr. of Nolensville and Janet Walls of Brentwood.  He had 16 grandchildren including 2 natural born grandchildren, Peyton and Hayden de Leon.

     

    He was preceded in death by his step-son, Kevin Balduf.

     

    A member of the Haywood Hills Baptist church, Bart worked for Ingram in the IT dept for 20 years and most recently was the manager of Leslie’s Pools.  He enjoyed playing the guitar, gardening and going to the mountains.

     

    Memorial Services will be 1 pm Saturday, April 20, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Tom Walls officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 11 am until 1 pm Saturday, April 20, 2019.

     

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

     
     

  • Glenda Kay Harrell

    Tuesday, 16 April 2019

    Glenda Kay Harrell, 68, passed away Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at Alive Hospice of Murfreesboro.  She was a native of Cannon Co.
     

    She is survived by her father, Howard Reed of Woodbury; daughter, Leslie Ann Haley (Phillip Thompson) of Woodbury; grandchildren, Brett Lee Markum (Amber), Timothy Cole Haley (Julia) and Sky Desiree Haley (Jace Thomas); siblings, Bobby Reed and Linda Reed both of Woodbury and her uncle, Ralph (Betty) Reed of Woodbury.

     

    She was preceded in death by her mother, Eva Louise Rains Reed.

     

    Glenda was a member of the McMahan Church of Christ and was retired from Federal Mogul.

     

    Memorial Services will be 4 pm Thursday, April 18, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff McMahan officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm until 4 pm Thursday, April 18, 2019.

     

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

  • James Elmer Bugg

    Friday, 12 April 2019

    James “Jimmy” Elmer Bugg, 78, passed away April 12, 2019 surrounded by his daughters at his home in the Hollis Creek Community. He was the son of the late Dayton & Dorothy Richardson Bugg.
     
    Jimmy was born July 6, 1940 and was married to the late Joyce Reed Bugg for 55 years. Jimmy and Joyce lived in the Hollis Creek Community where he farmed raising various crops and beef cattle. Jimmy was a member of the Sunny Slope Church of Christ where he faithfully served the Lord for 59 years.  His most prized titles in life were Christian, Husband, Daddy, Papa and Farmer; he carried them all with great pride. 
     
    He is survived by his two daughters, Cindy (Jeff) Odle of Woodbury and Sandra (Alan) Whitesell of Readyville; grandchildren, Joshua Haley (Whitney Williams), Stephen Haley (Lacey Williams), and Ryan (Emily) Haley, Brandon Campbell (Cailynn Cawthon), and MacKenzie (Alan) Lack; step-grandchildren, Jonathan Odle (Tanya Parker) and Nathan (Terrilyn) Odle; great-grandchildren, Emerson Kate Lack, Rhett Lack, and Braelynn Campbell; brother, David (Carolyn) Bugg of Dandridge, TN.; sister-in-law, Annette Reed of Readyville.  niece, Tabitha (Greg) Jenkins; nephews, Nathan Bugg, Marlon Reed, Keith Reed, and James Reed; great nephew, Andrew Jenkins and great nieces, Graci and Isabella Reed.
     
    Jimmy will be met at Heaven’s gate by his wife, Joyce Reed Bugg: Great-grandson: Cason Alan Lack and favorite Aunts: Fannie (Richardson) Casey and Ida (Bugg) Overton.
     
    Jimmy was known for being a hard worker, his ability to tell a good story, a quick sense of humor and for lending a helping hand whenever needed.
     
    He will be greatly missed by his family, close friends, church family, and neighbors.
     
    Visitation with the family will be after 2 pm Saturday, April 13, 2019. Graveside services for family and close friends will be 2 pm Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Riverside Gardens with Bro. Mark Barker officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Joshua Haley, Stephen Haley, Ryan Haley, Brandon Campbell, Alan Lack, Nathan Bugg, and Andrew Jenkins. For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to the Bobby Hale Jamaica Mission Work at Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences online please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.
     

  • Mollie "Lucile" Barrett

    Thursday, 11 April 2019

    Mollie “Lucile” Barrett, 89, of Fayetteville, Tn. Passed away Thursday at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro, Tn.
     
    Mrs. Barrett was preceded in death by her parents, Wiley and Lexie Finley; husband of 56 years, James Barrett; Sisters, Whyte Hudgins and Cledie Miller; brothers, Mack, Tom, Charlie, Delaney and Fred Finley; and beloved special niece, Patricia Mannon.
     
    She is survived by daughters, Carolyn (Tom) Corwin of Knoxville, Tn and Kathy Patterson of Fayetteville, Tn.; grandchildren, Chris Corwin of Knoxville, Tn., Jill (Corey) King of Fayetteville, Kim (Brooks) Nicely of Aiken, South Carolina, Tommy (Trish) Corwin of Sevierville, Tn.; 10 great grandchildren, Princeton (McKenzie) Taylor, Josh (Michal) Taylor, Travis Taylor, Mickey Jordan, Paige Corwin, Shelby, Tristan and Riley Nisbet, Zach and Jon Corwin; 5 great great grandchildren, Aubrie, Neyland and Bella Taylor, Amara and Lawrence Corwin, Madeline and Amelia Taylor; Sisters-in-law, Bess Finley of Readyville and Lola Barrett of McMinnville; Nephew, Buddy Alexander and long time childhood friend, Roy Rains.  Also surviving are many nieces and nephews whom she loved so dearly. 
     
    Mrs. Barrett was retired from the family owned business, Bill’s Liquor Store.  She was a long time member and officer of the American Legion and VFW Auxillary. 
     
    Funeral services will be 1 pm Monday, April 15, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow in Cherry Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 11 am until 1 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alive Hospice of Nashville. 
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences with her family please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

  • Loy Willard Smithson

    Monday, 8 April 2019

    Loy Willard Smithson, age 82, of Woodbury passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Alive Hospice of Murfreesboro.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
     
    Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Faye Davis Smithson of Woodbury; Daughter, Penny Smithson of Woodbury; Brother, Jerry Smithson of Woodbury; and Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law, Deborah Gibson, Vivian Ely, Glen & Debbie Davis and Marie Davis, all of Woodbury.
     
    Several nieces and nephews also survive.
     
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl & Arminda Sadler Smithson.
     
    Mr. Smithson was a member of the Church of Christ and was retired from Samsonite.  He enjoyed spending time outdoors and hunting for squirrels.
     
    Funeral Services will be 2 PM Thursday, April 11, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Norman Pelham officiating.  Interment will immediately follow at Blue Wing Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 AM to 2 PM Thursday.
     
    Pallbearers:  Jr. Davis, Josh Davis, Ethan Curtis, Richie Davis, Andy Davis, & Daniel Smithson.
     
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Viola Valley Puppy Rescue or Alive Hospice.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615.563.2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

  • Eva Lois Griffith Rogers

    Sunday, 7 April 2019

    Eva Lois Griffith Rogers, age 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 6, 2019 of heart failure at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.  She was the daughter of the late Jay & Golda Prater Griffith of Woodbury.
     
    Eva was born on July 6, 1941 in Cannon County.  She graduated from Cannon County High School in 1959 and worked at Colonial Shirt Factory until she moved to Murfreesboro in the early 1970s.  After working at the Daily News Journal for several years, she then went to work at Rich Products in Murfreesboro from which she retired in 2005.
     
    Eva is survived by her brother, Dwain Griffith and his wife, Sue of Woodbury.  Her son, Timothy Ray Rogers and three grandsons, Dallas, Dustin, & Justin.  One granddaughter, Jennifer Rogers Keith and her husband, Jason of Murfreesboro.  She leaves behind several great-grandchildren.
     
    She is also survived by her first cousin, lifelong best friend and her caretaker for the last two years, Gwen Kelton Pedigo.  Gwen & Eva were like sisters and were together literally until the very end.  Eva held a special place in the hearts of Gwen's family - husband, Donald Pedigo and daughters, Rae Pedigo Tarbett and husband, Doug and Amy Pedigo Rigney and husband, Jason.  Eva spent much of her free time enjoying holidays, trips, and fun times with the Pedigo family.  She had a sharp sense of humor and a beautiful smile.  Without a doubt, she will be greatly missed.
     
    A special thanks to Faye Houston, a childhood friend and Tammy Christianson for visiting Eva regularly while she lived in assisted living/memory care at Stones River Manor.  Special thanks to Stones River Manor for providing such loving care to Eva during her time there.
     
    A short visitation will be held on Wednesday April 10, 2019 from 1 PM to 2 PM at Woodbury Funeral Home.  Graveside Services will immediately follow at Leoni Cemetery.  Eva was a member of the East Main Street Church of Christ and Bro. Wayne Langford from East Main will officiate the service.  Eva will be laid to rest at Leoni with many of those in her family who passed before her.
     
    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made to the Leoni Cemetery Trust Fund or the Alzheimer's Association.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615.563.2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

  • Christopher Lynn Barnes

    Thursday, 4 April 2019

    Christopher Lynn Barnes, age 47, a Ft. Mitchell, AL resident and Cannon County, TN native was born July 23, 1971 and passed away April 3, 2019 in Piedmont Atlanta Hospital following a two-month illness.
     
    He was a special education teacher in the Muscogee County Georgia School District, member of the Church of Christ and son of Betty Barnes of the Short Mountain Community and the late Steve Barnes. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Jessie Barnes; maternal grandparents, James and Evolene Burks; and mother-in-law, Fay Wade.
     
    Mr. Barnes was married October 6, 2009 to Julia Wade Barnes who survives. In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by son, Peyton Colt Barnes of Alabama; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Barnes of Spencer, TN; father-in-law, Jerry Wade of Phenix City, AL; uncle, Jesse Barnes, Jr. of Murfreesboro, TN; special brother, Nathan “Buddy” Brazle of the Short Mountain Community; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Andrea Wade of Phenix City, AL; three nieces, Arissa Wade, Katelyn Martin and Jessica Martin; and cousin, Marion Barnes of Odessa, TX.
     
    Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Blues Hill Church of Christ with Kevin Key to officiate. Interment will follow in Blues Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Saturday and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Sunday at High’s.
     
    Online condolences may be made at www.highfuneralhome.com
     
    High Funeral Home, McMinnville, TN (931)473-2137
     
     

  • Russell Gale Stembridge

    Friday, 29 March 2019

    Russell Gale Stembridge, 61, passed away Fri., March 29, 2019 at Generations of Spencer.  He was a native of Cannon Co.

     

    He is survived by his siblings, Harrell Stembridge, Frank (Cynthia) Stembridge, James (Sondra) Stembridge, Bernice (Dorce) Wimberly and Teresa Farless all of Woodbury, Wade (Pat) Stembridge of Kunkle, OH., Carl Stembridge of McMinnville, Carolyn (Tommy) Burks of Murfreesboro.  Also surviving many nieces and nephews.

     

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Mary Susan Harrell Stembridge; siblings, Clarence, Joe Bob and Joy Stembridge and Brenda Redmon.

     

    Russell was a member of the Bethlehem Church of Christ of Murfreesboro.  He loved music, singing and playing his harmonica. Russell was a fun-loving person and loved people especially his family.

     

    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Monday, April 01, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home  with Bro. Jamie Byrom and Bro. Richard Burks officiating.

    Interment will follow in the Centerhill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm to 8 pm Sunday, March 31, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Centerhill Cemetery. Pallbearers:  Greg Wimberly, Jim Lancaster, Ryan Burks, Lee Patrick, Pat Isabell and Doug Burks. Russell’s nieces and nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.

     

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

     
     
     

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