Obituaries

  • George Alton Farless

    Saturday, 25 August 2018

    George Alton Farless, 76,  passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Centennial Medical Center.  He was a native of Cannon Co.

    He is survived by his daughter, Debra (Joey) Grandey of Bradyville; partner, Hazel Scott of Woodbury; grandchildren, Alan (Becky) Harrell, Colleen Farless, Lindsey Farless, Kasey Farless, Ciara Scott and Kayla “Jack Rabbitt” Scott; great grandchildren:  Carter Harrell, Porter Bond and Johnathan Pewitt and sister,  Peggy (Don) Brandon of Murfreesboro.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe & Thelma Duke Farless; 2 sons, Jeff Farless and Russell Farless; Brother, JC Farless; and Uncle, Jesse Lee Duke

    George was a member of the Church of Christ, loved to fish and camp.  He was retired from Electrolux and the owned the Woodbury Game Room and Farless Grocery.

    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Sunday, August 26, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Cripps officiating.  Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm to 8 pm Saturday, August 25, 2018.

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

  • Tammy Marie Burger Newby

    Saturday, 25 August 2018

    Tammy Marie Burger Newby, 56, passed away Fri., August 24, 2018 at St. Thomas West.  She was a native of Cannon Co., Tn. 

     

    She is survived by her husband, Ricky Newby of McMinnville; children, Jeffery Adams and Eddie Lynn Adams both of McMinnville, Becky Marie Sanchez of Morrison; grandchildren, Antonio Sanchez, Brianna Adams, Lilianna Sanchez, Juliana Sanchez, William Adams and Addison Adams; sisters, Treva Burger of Woodbury and Lisa Burger of McMinnville.

     

    She was preceded in death by her parents, John Carson & Shirley Ann Mayo Burger; Sister, Kathy Burger and brother, Danny Joe Burger.

     

    A member of the Baptist church, Tammy was a housewife.

     

    Funeral Services will be 1 pm Friday, August 31, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Centerhill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Thursday, August 30, 2018.  Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for the family please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net 
    , 56, passed away Fri., August 24, 2018 at St. Thomas West.  She was a native of Cannon Co., Tn. 

     

    She is survived by her husband, Ricky Newby of McMinnville; children, Jeffery Adams and Eddie Lynn Adams both of McMinnville, Becky Marie Sanchez of Morrison; grandchildren, Antonio Sanchez, Brianna Adams, Lilianna Sanchez, Juliana Sanchez, William Adams and Addison Adams; sisters, Treva Burger of Woodbury and Lisa Burger of McMinnville.

     

    She was preceded in death by her parents, John Carson & Shirley Ann Mayo Burger; Sister, Kathy Burger and brother, Danny Joe Burger.

     

    A member of the Baptist church, Tammy was a housewife.

     

    Funeral Services will be 1 pm Friday, August 31, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Centerhill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Thursday, August 30, 2018.  Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for the family please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net 
     

  • JoAnn Francis Davis

    Saturday, 25 August 2018

    Mrs. JoAnn Francis Davis of Woodbury, TN., passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on August 25, 2018, following an extended illness.  She was 77.
     
    JoAnn was born on April 2, 1941, in Woodbury, TN. to her parents, the late Rayburn & Mae Bell Bryson Francis.  After marrying Buddy, she threw her energies into raising their children and her kitchen was always open.  JoAnn had a personality and sense of humor that brought abundant laughter and joy into any room she entered.  She was very involved in her community, acting as a city council woman for several years.  JoAnn attended Woodbury First Baptist Church.  She will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sibling, friend and neighbor to many and she was passionate about helping others.  She leaves us rich in memories.
     
    JoAnn was preceded in death by her loving husband, William “Buddy” Arthur Davis and her siblings, Elizabeth Wilson, Naomi Francis and James Francis.  JoAnn is survived by her special, lifelong friend, Doxie Sissom; daughter, Shannon Davis; sons, Keith Davis (Christie) and Kirk Davis (Christa); siblings, Bud Francis, Nile Francis, Mary-Lillian Hall, Billy Francis and Bobby Francis; grandchildren, Erin and Nathan; great grandson, Daxton; and step grandchildren, Josh, Cassie (Blake), Kenny and Autumn; as well as many nieces and nephews.
     
    Graveside services will be 2 pm Monday at Riverside Gardens with Bro. Dean Anderson officiating.  Pallbearers include Brad Hall, David Wilson, Glenn Brannon, Shane Gannon, Josh Pope and Blake Lawson.  Visitation with the family will be 4 pm until 8 pm Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for her family please visit www.woodburyfuneralhome.net 
     

  • Hazel Katherine Burt

    Wednesday, 22 August 2018

    Hazel Katherine Burt, age 78, of Woodbury passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Woodbury Health & Rehab.  She was born in Cannon County on July 18, 1940 to the late Claude & Molly Brown Mayo.
     
    Survivors include her children, Donald (Sandra) Burt of Woodbury, James (Kim) Burt of Readyville, Carla (Danny) Lowe of Murfreesboro, Alan (Laurie) Burt of Hazlegreen, AL, & Barry Burt of Woodbury; Siblings, Ida Mae Mayo of Woodbury, Carl Mayo of Woodbury, Willene Mayo, & Sarah Melton, both of Woodbury; and Grandchildren, Holly Groe, Daniel Burt, Michael Burt, Daxton Burt, Jade Smith, Jessica Lowe, Justin Burt, Tristan Burt, Chelsea Campbell, McKenzie Coggin, Kyle Vinson, & Stevie Vinson.
     
    11 great grandchildren also survive.
     
    She was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church and was retired from Whirlpool.
     
    Funeral Services will be 12 Noon Saturday, August 25, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Jason Groe officiating.  Interment will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 PM to 8 PM Friday, August 24, 2018 at the funeral home.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

  • Michelle Joy Summer

    Wednesday, 22 August 2018

    Michelle Joy Summer, age 15, of Auburntown passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Vanderbilt Hospital.  She was a native of Rutherford Co.
     
    Survivors include her mother, Bonnie Wilson Summer of Auburntown; Grandmother, Kelli Hayes of Auburntown; Grandmother & Grandfather, Tommy & Shauna Wilson of Gassaway; Step-Grandfather, Teddy Curtis of Woodbury; Aunt & Uncle, Josh & Tracy Tallman of Murfreesboro; Uncles, Joseph Curtis of Auburntown, Danny (Janette) Mayo of Murfreesboro; Lucas Mayo of Murfreesboro, & Matthew Mayo of Nashville; Cousins, Cooper Tallman, Emily Davis, Elizabeth Jones, & Evelyn Mayo; and Great Aunt, Laura Pirkle of Manchester.
     
    Michelle was a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church and was saved on July 15, 2014 and baptized July 20, 2014 by Danny Mayo.
     
    Funeral Services will be 3 PM Thursday, August 23, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Owens & Bro. Danny Mayo officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 12 Noon to 3 PM Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the funeral home.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

  • Jodie Christine Bryson Rich

    Tuesday, 21 August 2018

    Jodie Christine Bryson Rich, age 96, of Woodbury passed away Monday, August 20, 2018 at Woodbury Health & Rehab.  She was born on January 25, 1922 to the late Joe Bryson & Tina Barrett Bryson in Cannon County.
     
    Survivors include her children, Robert W. (Wanda) Rich of McMinnville, Jerry (Nell) Rich of Knoxville, & Larry (Joan) Rich of Woodbury; Sister, Irene Rich of Murfreesboro; Grandchildren, Charlie Rich, Michelle Rich, Tracey Reed, Justin Rich, Jennifer Conner, Bryan Rich, Kevin Rich, TJ Rich, & Kortny Blaylock; and Great Grandchildren, Ashley Ross, Jessica Jenkins, Kayla Kincer, Kyle Van Patten, Christian Rich, Nicholas Reed, Blake Reed, Braeden Rich, Ethan Conner, Kallie Ross, Braden Ross, Brooklyn Blaylock, Brody Blaylock, Landin Rich, Dillin Rich, & Masin Rich.
     
    In addition to her parents, Ms. Rich was preceded in death by her husband,  Floyd Leburn Rich; Sons, Thomas & Donnie Rich; Sister, Evelyn Hayes; Daughter-in-law, Ella Rich; and Granddaughter, Tammy Rich.
     
    Ms. Rich was a member of the First Baptist Church and was retired from the cutting department at White Stag.  She also volunteered her time at the hospital.
     
    Funeral Services will be 2 PM Friday, August 24, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bros. Bobby Nichols & Thurman Seiber officiating.  Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 8 PM Thursday, August 23, 2018.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615.563.2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

  • Demetrius Marlene Bogle

    Tuesday, 21 August 2018

    Demetrius Marlene Bogle, age 44, of Auburntown passed away Friday, August 17, 2018 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital.  She was a native of Tullahoma.
     
    Survivors include her parents, Charles & Dean Bogle Vantrease of Auburntown; Fiance, Lenny Zellman of Auburntown; Brother, Aaron (Heather) Vantrease of Auburntown; Sister-in-law, Amy Bogle Court of Woodbury.
     
    Several nieces and nephews also survive.
     
    Demetrius was a member of the Baptist Church.
     
    Funeral services will be 3 PM Wednesday, August 22, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Reed Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 PM to 9 PM Tuesday, August 21, 2018.
     
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

  • Gloria Jean McDonnell

    Tuesday, 21 August 2018

    Gloria Jean McDonnell, age 67, of Woodbury passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Alive Hospice of Madison.  She was a native of Middletown, Ohio.
     
    Survivors include her husband, Geoffrey McDonnell of Woodbury; Children, Donnie Ray Patrick of Mt. Sterling, KY, Robin Hill of Woodbury, Tommy McDonnell of FL, Lita Kay Leviner of Woodstock, GA, Michelle Howard of Ohio, Michael Swinford of Cincinnati, & Timmy Thomas of FL; and Brothers, Chuck Veidt & Vernon Veidt, both of Middletown, OH.
     
    15 Grandchildren & 6 Great Grandchildren also survive.
     
    Ms. McDonnell was preceded in death by her parents, Byron A. Veidt & Bonnie Jean King Veidt; and Son, Dale Patrick.
     
    She was a member of the Baptist Church and a store clerk.
     
    Graveside Services will be 2 PM Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the McDonnell Family Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 12 Noon to 2 PM at the McDonnell Home.
     
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

  • Judy Carolyn Donegan Wagner

    Monday, 20 August 2018

    Mrs. Judy Carolyn Donegan Wagner, 70, of Woodbury passed away on August 18, 2018 with her family at her side.  She was born in Shelbyville, TN on January 10, 1948.  Her parents were the late Leaman Donegan and Gladys Marie Allen Donegan.  She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Elizabeth Wagner.
    She is survived by her husband, Thomas Wagner; sons, Chris (Melissa) Wagner of Smyrna and Greg (Amy) Wagner of Woodbury; daughter, Pamela (Jeff) Wagner Stewart of Manchester; sisters, Peggy (Bobby) Snipes of Woodbury and Darlene (Bob) Totty of Readyville; fourteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren and another great grandchild expected soon.
    Although she was born in Shelbyville, she and her family moved to Woodbury when she and her sisters were still young.  She graduated Woodbury Central High School in the Class of 1966.  Not long after graduation, she met her future husband.  They were looking forward to celebrating 48 years together in October.  She was a devoted wife and mother.  Judy joined Tom while he was in the service in West Germany, but while at home in the states, she stayed active with her children’s school and church activities.  She was a member of Franklin Road Baptist Church in Murfreesboro. 
    She also enjoyed traveling with her family.  Some of the places she enjoyed most were Gatlinburg, Florida, and Colorado.  When she was not busy with the kids, she found time to read books on nature and crafts.  Christmas was a special time to her and part of her love for it was the image of snowmen.  She had an extensive collection of snowmen figurines, which her family lovingly kidded her about.  Among her other interests was gardening.  Judy also had a deep concern for animals, especially her own pets. 
    A visitation with the family will be held at Temple Baptist Church, 66 Fairlane Dr. Manchester, TN 37355 on Friday, August 24, 2018 from 2:00-4:30 pm.  A service to celebrate her life will follow at 4:30 pm.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be given to the Cannon County Humane Society in her memory.  Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337
     
     

  • Grady Seldon George, Sr.

    Saturday, 18 August 2018

    Grady Seldon George, Sr., age 95, of Woodbury passed away Friday, August 17, 2018 at Centennial Medical Center.  Grady was born on October 25, 1922 to the late Sammy & Jennie Tate George in the Gassaway Community of Cannon County.
     
    Survivors include her children, David (Joan) George of Bradyville, Jana (Cliff) Reigle of Woodbury, Grady (Carol) George, Jr. of Woodbury, Faye (Allen) Morse of Gassaway, & Beth (Michael) Palombo of Woodbury; Brother, Frelan (Judy) George of Manchester; Sister-in-law, Myra (Jim) Kastor of Statesville, NC; Grandchildren, Micheal (Beth) George & Kevin (Katina) George, both of Bradyville, Amy Parker & Jamie Slatton, both of Woodbury, James (April) Hines of Murfreesboro, Michelle (Travis) Walker of Pleasant View, TN, Angela (Josh) Cossey of Woodbury, Alana (Matt) Quarles of Dowelltown, Dana (Dave) Brown of Murfreesboro, & Samuel Palombo of Marietta, GA; Great Grandchildren, Andrea (Jackie) Myers, Heather (Evan) Sharp, Nathan (Brittany) George, Cole & Cassie George, Jacob Schwartz, Chelsey Crisp, Will (Shellie) Parker, Haley Schwartz, Dillon Parker, Katie Slatton, Kinley Phelps, Bo Parker, Weston Slatton, Michaela Miron, Paige Walker, Loren Hines, Libby Hines, Gage Walker, Lucas Hines, Whitleigh Cossey, Hayden, Colt, & Madison Quarles, & Harper Grace Brown.
     
    Great Great Grandchildren, Lucy & Daisy George, Bryson Myers, Camyrn Sharp, Lillie Schwartz, Ada Parker, Cadence Crisp, Haze Parker, Cain Parker, Hallie Parker, Oakland Parker, Avanell Parker, Davlie Lavender, Tynslie Lavender, & Declan Miron.
     
    In addition to his parents, Mr. George was preceded in death by his wife, Avanell Jones George; and Siblings, Nina Campbell, Inez Bogle, Ernestine Tate, Betty Ledna, Medford George, & Howard George.
     
    Grady was a member of the Methodist Church and was a farmer.  He was a Veteran of the Army where he was a Master Sgt. and served in World War II.  He was a recipient of the Purple Heart.  Mr. George was a member of the Cannon County Walking Horse Association & the Cannon County Soil Conservation.
     
    Funeral Services will be 2 PM Tuesday, August 21, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bros. Frelan George, Bobby Nichols, & David George officiating.  Interment will follow at Leoni Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be Monday, August 20, 2018 from 2 PM to 9 PM. 
     
    Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
     

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