Obituaries

  • J C Rogers

    Saturday, 22 December 2018

    J C Rogers, 86, of Cannon County died at his home Saturday.
    Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law: Sue and Tony Manning of Smyrna.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake Rogers and Annie Bell Dabbs Rogers; wife, Whyte Whitfield Rogers; & Daughter, Becky Anne Rogers.  He enjoyed woodworking and carving and eating at the Cracker Barrel.
    Funeral Service for J C Rogers will be Monday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Monday, Dec. 24, 2018.
    Bro. Nickey Nichols will conduct the service. Burial in the Curlee Cemetery.    
    Visitation:  11 AM until time of service Monday.
    Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
     

  • Rex Howard LaFever

    Friday, 21 December 2018

    Rex Howard LaFever, 74, passed away Fri., Dec. 21, 2018 at Alive Hospice of Murfreesboro.  A native of White Co., he lived in Woodbury.
     
    He is survived by his wife, Linda Mayo LaFever of Woodbury; daughter, Victoria LaFever-Howell of MS; stepdaughters, Annette Merriman and Jean Sloan both of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Lindsy (Jered) Brewer of KY., Cattarena Campis of MI., Tiffany Garcia and babies of Bradyville; siblings,  James (Alberta) LaFever of Woodbury; Helen Rhodes of Rutherfordton, NC., Ben (Wilma) LaFever of Beech Grove, Danny (Nancy) Haley of Woodbury and Marie Seabaugh of Murfreesboro; furbabies,  Midnight & Star. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
     
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Eley and Pauline Cason LaFever; Brothers, Lynn, Roger, Richard and Randy LaFever; Sister, Mary LaFever and Nephew, Russell LaFever.
     
    A member of the Baptist church and Masonic Lodge, Rex was a prankster and loved to play pool, fish and hunt.
     
    Memorial Services will be 2 pm Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Burnett officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 12 – 2 pm Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018.
     
    Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net to leave condolences for his family. 
     

  • Linda Fay Gann Sissom

    Tuesday, 18 December 2018

    Linda Fay Gann Sissom, 65, died suddenly Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 at St. Thomas Stones River E/R.  She was a native of Cannon Co. and lived in Bradyville.
     
    Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Lanny Sissom of Bradyville; mother, Gertrude  Gann Morris of Woodbury; sons, Slade and Shane Sissom both of Woodbury; grandchildren, Riley Sissom and Cheyenne Sissom both of Woodbury; brother,  Roy (Beth) Gann of Woodbury.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

     
    She was preceded in death by her father, Doran Gann.

     
    Linda was a member of the Parker Hill Church of Christ and an RNC at Alvin C. York Medical Center.  She loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren and her dogs. She also liked to trail ride.

     
    Memorial Visitation with the family will be from 2 pm until 6 pm Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 at Woodbury Funeral Home.  A private graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
     
     

  • Louis Wade “Sonny” Thomas

    Monday, 17 December 2018

    Louis Wade “Sonny” Thomas, 72, passed away Sun., Dec. 16, 2018 at St. Thomas Rutherford.
    A native of Cannon Co., he lived in Morrison. 

     

    He is survived by his siblings, Rachel (Wayne) Merriman of Woodbury, Ricky Thomas of McMinnville and Pamela (Chris) Lance of Morrison; nieces and nephew:  Sonya Lance (Micah) Reece, Raelynn (Angela) Lance, Christy Schultz, Devin (Molly) Merriman; great nieces and nephews,  George and Deona Schultz, Khalessi Reese, Colton and Reagan Merriman.

     

    He was preceded in death by his parents, George Edward and Goldie Mae Mathis Thomas; siblings, Willie Adeline Thomas and George Edward Thomas, Jr.

     

    A member of the Methodist Church, he loved to go fishing. 

     

    Funeral Services will be 2 pm Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Burnett officiating.  Interment will follow in the Gilley Hill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 3 pm 9 pm Tues., Dec. 18, 2018.

     

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

  • Raymond Eugene Davy, Jr.

    Friday, 14 December 2018

    Raymond Eugene Davy, Jr., 38, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 at his home.  A native of Davidson Co., TN., he lived in Murfreesboro.
     

    He is survived by his mother, Mary Lou Burdick of Murfreesboro; daughter, Abigal Davy and her mother, Michelle Davy both of Murfreesboro; Grandparents,   Al and Betty Davy of Murfreesboro; siblings, Steven (Kay) Davy of Murfreesboro, Billy (Mindy) Davy of Rockvale, Tina (Phillip) Butler of Texas; nieces and nephews, Gavin, Asher and Mason Davy, Kelsie, Morgan and Emily Davy, Vanessa and Ethan Butler; aunts and uncles, George (Marlyn) Burdick, Rick (Tera) Burdick, Gary Burdick, Pat (Jackie) Burdick, Carl (Cindy) Burdick, Janet (Walter) Dutton, Helen (Michael) Rogers, Les (Jill) Davy, Cindy (Jeff) Masters, Joey (Carolyn) Davy.  Also surviving are numerous cousins and close friends

     

    He was preceded in death by his Father, Raymond Davy, Sr.; his aunt, Julia Burdick; Grandparents, Richard and Rose Burdick; his cousins, Mark Burdick and Owen Brown.

     

    Raymond loved the Lord and attended World Outreach Church and Calvary Baptist Church.  On Sunday mornings, he and his mom would watch St. Edwards services on TV.  Raymond was a comedian at heart who loved spending time with his mom, his daughter and nephews.  He also loved to cook and bake.  Raymond loved football…”Roll Tide”.

     

    Funeral Services will be 6 pm Monday, December 17, 2018 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Deacon Pete Semich officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 6 pm Monday, Dec. 17, 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 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net 

     
     

  • Rachel A. Hall Smitty

    Friday, 14 December 2018

    Mrs. Rachel A. Hall Smitty was born on Aug. 10, 1934 in Nashville, TN.  She passed away Dec. 13, 2018, surrounded by her family.  She loved them very much.  She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and daughter.  She gave her whole heart to each of these roles.  She was a member of the Church of Christ and encouraged her family to lean on the Lord.  She was married to Ben David Smitty and never remarried after losing him in 1987.  She loved taking care of her family and had many friends.
     
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Ownby “Obie” Hall and Sarah Emma Bowers Hall and by two brothers, Roy Hall and Howard Hall.  Survived by her children, Ben David Smitty and Judy Smitty; three grandchildren, Christina Martinez, Jessica (Dustin) Taylor, and Catherine Smitty; four great grandchildren, Dillon, Allison, Ben, and Lillian Taylor; two brothers, Fred (Maryann) Hall of Franklin and Glenn (Glenda) Hall of Cookeville; four sisters, Ruth Smitty of Murfreesboro, Carole Nellums of Memphis, Joyce McKenzie of Alabama, and Linda (Roger) Reed of Lascassas; sisters-in-law, Sue Hall of Michigan and Linda Hall of Murfreesboro; as well as many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
     
    Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 2-7 pm.  Funeral services will be Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 at 1 pm in the Smith Funeral Home chapel.  Ralph Richardson will officiate.  Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to assist with expenses.  Share memories and condolences at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net  Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337
     

  • Deborah Ann Goins Brinkley

    Monday, 10 December 2018

    Deborah Ann Goins Brinkley, 66, passed away Sun., Dec. 9, 2018 at Alive Hospice.  A native of Cannon Co., she lived in Manchester. 

     

    She is survived by her mother, Frankie Reed Goins of Readyville; her husband of 34 years,   Bobby Brinkley of Manchester; children,  Toby (Brenda) Gillette of Alabama, Frankie DiAnn Gillette of Alabama, Rachel Brinkley of Manchester, Amanda (Nicky) Phillips of Summitville and Jennifer (Ferman) Aranzabal of Grundy Co.; grandchildren, Tiffany and Dustin Gillette, Logan and Lucas Gillette, Noah and Matthew Sharp, Kaitlyn and Laura Fults, Nicholas and Shawnte Phillips; special friends, Tony and Donna Reed.

     

    She was preceded in death by her father, Willie Deary Goins, her sister, Shalia White and her grandparents, L.D. and Rena Reed, Joe and Jimmie Goins.

     

    Deborah was a member of the Curlee of Christ and was a dairy farmer.  She enjoyed fishing, camping and riding her motorcycle.

     

    Graveside Services will be 2 pm Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Gilley Hill Cemetery with Bro. James Lively and Bro. Dennis Thompson. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm to 8 pm Wednesday, December 12, 2018. 

     

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

  • 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
     

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