Obituaries

  • Olivene Corley

    Monday, 29 October 2018

    Ms. Olivene Corley, 82, of Bradyville passed away on October 29, 2018.  She was born on October 8, 1936 in Woodbury, TN.  Her parents were the late Leburn Allen and Mettie Gannon Allen.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Ricky Corley; brothers, Edward Allen and Jerry Lee Allen; and a sister, Norene Edwards.
     
    She is survived by a son, Steven Corley of Bradyville; granddaughters, Jessica Wood of Murfreesboro and Lexi Browning of Woodbury; sister, Janie Witty of Woodbury; daughters-in-law, Michelle Browning and Sheila Corley; great grandchildren, Rilee Wood and Kinsley Wood; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Elizabeth West.
     
    Ms. Corley graduated with the Woodbury Central High School Class of 1955.  Over the years she held many different jobs with the shirt factory, White Stag, Marine Group, and 53 Market.  She lived an active life.  She enjoyed many hobbies including, fishing, camping, going to the lake, and flower gardening.  She really enjoyed going roller skating and took her sons and their friends skating many times too.  Skating was such a fun thing for her that she had once made a makeshift roller rink at their home with chicken wire around it.  She decided it may be time to go to a regular rink when she got her skate caught in the wire once. 
     
    Going shopping and out to eat with her sister, Janie was always a good time for her.  They enjoyed seeing friends and having a good laugh together.  She loved seeing her granddaughters and great grandchildren.  She was very fond of animals.  Her special little dog was named Bella, her cats were Kitty Cat and Snowball, and she had a sugar glider named Keiko.  She was a member of the Baptist Church and enjoyed seeing many of the gospel programs on Sunday afternoon at home. 
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 4-8 pm.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 2 pm in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Greg Mitchell will officiate.  Interment will be in Amity Cemetery.  Share thoughts and memories with the family through the guestbook page on www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net   Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, (615)563-5337
     

  • Richard Ray Sissom. Sr.

    Sunday, 28 October 2018

    Richard Ray “Dickie” Sissom, Sr., 64, passed away Sat., October 27, 2018 at his home following an extended illness.  He was a native of Cannon Co.
    He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Geneva Sissom of Bradyville; his children, Angie (Jake) Istvanditsch of Bradyville, Richard Ray “Ricky” Sissom, Jr. of Centertown and Miranda (Michael) Byrd of Bradyville; grandchildren, Destinee, Dakotah, Emma, Kyle, Mallory, Kyle Michael, A.J., Lexie, Aiden and Sonnie; siblings, Diane Anderson of Manchester and Darlene (Frankie) Hill of Bradyville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth “J.T.” Sissom and Alvere Alford Sissom.
     
    A member of the Cornerstone Community Church, Dickie was a machinist at Wertham Packaging Company. He loved to garden, fish and work on his farm but most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
     
    Funeral Services will be 12 noon, Tuesday October 30, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home Bro. Joe Sissom and Bro. Tim Alexander officiating.  Interment will follow in the Gilley Hill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm to 8 pm Monday, October 29, 2018. 
    Pallbearers include Jake Istvanditsch, Michael Byrd, Frankie Hill, Dakotah Byrd, James Bogle and Alex Anderson; Honorary Pallbearers,  Kyle, Kyle Michael, and A.J. Istvanditsch, Randy Farnsworth, Trenton Bynum, Colin Anderson, Kenny Gortney, Peyton Gortney, Logan Bogle, Bentley Loman, Jace Anderson, Levi Anderson, Noah Anderson, James Anderson, Ricky Sissom, 
     
     

  • Robert Allen Moore

    Sunday, 28 October 2018

    Robert Allen Moore, 80 of Readyville died Sunday at his home. He was a native of Richmond, IN.

    Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Rebecca Slay Moore, children:  Jeffery Moore of Zanesville, OH., Tammy McClellan of Zanesville, OH., Kathryn Mershon of Murfreesboro, Thomas King of Hendersonville, NC, Shellie Hochstetler of Lascassas, Bobby Moore of Murfreesboro, siblings:  Ronald Moore of Woodbury, Sandy Himelick of White House, 16 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren also survive

    A member of the Franklin Road Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Air Force, Robert was a National Account Salesman for Old Dominion.

    Funeral Services: Franklin Road Baptist Church   When:  2 pm Tuesday, 10/30/18

    Minister:  Pastor Mike Norris

    Interment:  Riverside Garden Cemetery

    Visitation:  11 am to 2 pm Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Franklin Road Baptist Church

    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home or the family to help with funeral expense.
     

  • Glenn Edward Higgins

    Saturday, 27 October 2018

    Glenn Edward Higgins, 73, passed away Sat., October 27, 2018 at his home. He was a native of Cannon Co., Tn.
     

    He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judy Miller Higgins of Woodbury; his children, Tim Higgins of Murfreesboro, Tracey and (Darrell) Duncan of Gallatin, Ted (Lisa) Higgins of Bedford, IN.; grandchildren, Ariel (Ben) Samons, Alex (Evan) Higgins, Austin (Linda) Higgins, Adam (Jaymee) Higgins, Matthew and Caleb Higgins; brothers, Jimmy (Connie) Higgins and Steve (Karen) Higgins all of Woodbury and sister-in-law,  Barbara Higgins of Woodbury. A host of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

     

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Brady & Lou Davis Warren Higgins and his brother, David Higgins.

     

    A member of the Woodbury Church of Christ, he was a farmer, salesman, trucker and dedicated golfer.  Glenn was red shirted his freshman year and played all four years at Mississippi State where he was Co-Captain and played in the Blue and Grey game.

     

    Funeral Services will be 11 am Monday, October 29, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup and Bro. Darrell Duncan officiating. Interment will follow in the Higgins Cemetery.  Pallbearers include, Tim, Alex, Austin, Adam, Matthew and Caleb Higgins.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm to 8 pm Sunday, October 28, 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Short Mtn. Bible Camp.

     

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

     

     
     

  • Loretta Bailey

    Wednesday, 24 October 2018

    Loretta Bailey, 77, passed away Tues., October 23, 2018 at St. Thomas Rutherford.  She was a native of Cannon Co. and lived in Readyville.

     

    She is survived by her daughters, Jimmie Montgomery of Murfreesboro and Kelly (Ronnie) Hobbs of Readyville; 3 grandchildren, Dylan Beasley, Corey Greeson and Owen Beasley; siblings, Layuna Goin, Don Ray (Faye) Bailey and Freddy Belcher all of Woodbury and sister-in-law, Barbara Bailey of Bradyville.

     

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard Ray & Nettie Merriman Bailey; siblings, T.J. Bailey, Shirley Logan, Hugh Bob Bailey and her cousin, Hazel Blair.

     

    Loretta worked at General Motors in Michigan and Whirlpool in LaVergne as a factory worker and trainer.  A member of the Baptist church, she enjoyed working in her flowers, genealogy, bowling and people watching.

     

    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Saturday, October 27, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Pallbearers include, Corey Greeson, Owen Beasley, David Goin, Donnie and Ronnie Bailey and Dylan Beasley. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm to 9 pm Friday, October 26, 2018.

     

    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net 

     
     

  • Joann Parker Sadler

    Sunday, 21 October 2018

    Joann Parker Sadler, age 57, of Wartrace passed away Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Tennova Healthcare of Shelbyville ER.  She was a native of Davidson Co.
     
    Survivors include her husband, Andy Sadler of Wartrace; Children, Misty (Josh) Davis of Centertown, Wesley Hayes of Woodbury, Dewayne (Wendy) Sadler of Woodbury, & Lindsay Sadler of Murfreesboro; Siblings, Gary Hoover of Nashville, Jimmy Hoover of Texas, Cheryl (Johnny) Miller of McMinnville, & Denise Brown (Keith Trail) of Woodbury; and Nine grandchildren, Daniel Orr, Mallory Sadler, Madalynn Sadler, Makkael Sadler, Avery Lee Patchin, Mya Patchin, Crystal Sadler, Tatum Van Epps, & Simon Van Epps.
     
    She was a Christian and a restaurant owner.  She enjoyed spending time with her children and her grandchildren.
     
    Funeral Services will be 1 PM Wednesday, October 24, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow at Gilley Hill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 PM to 9 PM Tuesday, October 23, 2018 & 10 AM to 1 PM Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Woodbury

  • Helen Dean Bynum Campbell

    Wednesday, 17 October 2018

    Helen Dean Bynum Campbell, 79, of Murfreesboro passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at The Waters.  She was a native of Cannon Co., Tn.

     

    She is survived by her children, Tammie Diane Campbell, Jeffrey Alan (Margaret) Campbell and Christopher Lee (Heather) Campbell all of Murfreesboro and Larry James (Darlena) Campbell of Smyrna; grandchildren, Mindy Angus, Jonathan Jacobs, Nichole Moss, Ashley Campbell, Merissa Waldron, Meranda Farris, Andrew McKnight, Alex Sinvichith and Megan Carter.  Also surviving are 10 great grandchildren also survive.

     

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Monroe and Minnie Lou Mears Bynum and her husband, James B. Campbell.

     

    Ms. Campbell was a housewife and a member of Wards Grove Baptist Church.

     

    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Saturday, October 20, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in the Coleman Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm to 8 pm Friday, October 19, 2018. 

     

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

  • Frances Nichols Rains

    Monday, 15 October 2018

    Frances Nichols Rains, 82, passed away Monday, October 15, 2018 at her home in Bradyville.  She was a native of Cannon Co., Tn.

     

    She is survived by her husband, Clark Rains of Bradyville; children, Gary & Tammy Nichols of Woodbury, Mike & Chantay Nichols of Murfressboro, Jackie & Connie Rains of Tullahoma, Linda & Billy Lance of Warren Co., Teddy & Brenda Rains of Bradyville; Grandchildren,  Mark Nichols, Cameron (Lauren) Nichols, Drew (Julie) Nichols, Amber (Caleb) Barrett, Amy (Bryan) Lawrence, Lindsay (Benji) Locke, LaWanda (Dave) Jordan, Nathan (Stacie) Rains and Erin Rains; Great Grandchildren, Brady, Presley and Nash Barrett, Noah and Oliver Lawrence, Alex, Amelia and Colin Nichols, Wyatt and Josey Locke and Ryder Jordan.

     

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert & Ina Busey Mitchell; first husband, Leon Nichols and her four brothers, Brown, Josh, Lehman and George Mitchell.

     

    Frances was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ and was retired from the City of Woodbury as the City Recorder.

     

    Funeral Services will be 11 am Thursday, October 18, 2018 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 4 pm until 8 pm Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

     

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

  • Linda Moore

    Saturday, 13 October 2018

    Ms. Linda Moore, 72, of Woodbury passed away on October 12, 2018.  She was born in Woodbury, TN on September 8, 1947.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Bucey and Dollie Lee (Vickers) Bucey and a brother, Larry Bucey.
    She is survived by a brother, Barry Bucey of Woodbury; a sister, Wilma (Willie) Sutton of Hermitage; an aunt, Irene Hollis of Readyville; and nephews, and cousins.
    She had been working for Autozone recently. She always had a unique laugh and loved to pick and aggravate. 
    Ms. Linda’s request was to give her body to Vanderbilt University.  There are no services planned at this time.  Share memories and thoughts with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190,  615-563-5337
     

  • Sherry Dale Kramer

    Friday, 12 October 2018

    Mrs. Sherry Dale Kramer, 63, of Woodbury passed away unexpectedly on October 10, 2018. She was a native of Nashville, TN born on June 21, 1955. She was preceded in death by her parents, .

    She is survived by her husband, Alan W. Kramer of Woodbury; son, Chris Rubio; of Savannah, GA; a brother, Tommy McGrady of Winchester; a very close cousin and friend, Lynn Demoll of Winchester, TN; two grandchildren, Brittany and Trevor; she had become very fond of her in-laws, Dave and Betty Kramer and had adopted them as her own.

    Mrs. Sherry was an outgoing and energetic person. She was one who always gave of herself, time, and talents. Part of that giving spirit included volunteering with a hospice, helping elderly, veterans, or strangers who would soon become friends. Those friendships sprouted from her bubbly personality and non-stop smile. Growing up in the city, she didn’t experience life in the country until after she and Alan met and married. At first, she didn’t know if she could adapt to living in the country. She soon transitioned into all the country life had to offer. She loved being outside, planting flowers, trees, working in the yard, and enjoying the tranquility, and beauty outside. She had begun researching transforming their land into a place for other city dwellers to come and enjoy through Air BnB camping experiences. 
    She was very nostalgic and Alan loving called her his “True Hippie”. She had rediscovered her love for crafting tie dye shirts, etc. and was working toward making it a business opportunity. She loved music from the 60’s and live music of all kinds. She could spend several days a week going out to different venues to hear live performances. She had a strong Christian faith and love of Jesus. She and Alan were members of World Outreach Church. Their relationship began online, and their shared faith lead them to a first meeting at the church. Ironically, they both had already been attending church together and their paths had just not crossed yet. She was always concerned about other people and it didn’t take much in life to keep her happy.

    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 4-6 pm. A celebration of her life and spirit will follow at 6 pm in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Pastor Tim Posch will lead the celebration. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to World Outreach Church. Share memories and thoughts with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd., Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337 
     

     

     

     

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