Obituaries

David Bryan Higgins

Oct 14
Woodbury
Woodbury Funeral Home

David Bryan Higgins, 47, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017 at St. Thomas Rutherford. A native of Madison, Tn., he lived in Woodbury.

He is survived by his wife, Tracy Miller Higgins of Woodbury; parents, James Higgins of Charlotte, TN., Wanda Duke French and her husband, Dave of Murfreesboro; children, Laura “Rene” Higgins of Morrison, Zachary Bryan Higgins, Rebekah “Bekah” Faith Higgins, Addison Charity Higgins and Hannah Grace Higgins all of Woodbury; Step-daughter, Ashley Hope Morgan of Woodbury; Granddaughter, Madison Elise Todd; Grandmother, Geraldine Duke of Woodbury; Siblings, Yolanda Nisbett of Murfreesboro, Shane (Challis) Higgins of McMinnville and Jimmy (Tia) Higgins of Charlotte, Tn.; several nieces and nephews also survive.

David was the former Pastor at New Life church and Saved by Grace church. He attended Real Life Community Church in Murfreesboro. He was a pressman at Ambrose Printing. David loved sports, camping and reading his bible.

Funeral Services will be 2 pm, Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Haley and Matt Duggin officiating. Interment will follow in Manus Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm till 8 pm Monday, 10/17/17/ In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home for his children’s college fund.

Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311

Judy Bullard

Oct 14
Smithville
DeKalb Funeral Chapel

Judy Bullard age 63 of Smithville, passed away from injuries received in an automobile accident on Highway 56 Saturday night. The funeral arrangements for Judy are incomplete at this time and will be announced on Monday. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Reverend Donald Davis McCool

Oct 13
Armada, MI
DeKalb Funeral Chapel

Reverend Donald Davis McCool age 85 of Armada, Michigan and formerly of Crossville, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 at Orchard Grove Health Campus. He was born May 13, 1932 in Charter Oak, Missouri to his parents, the late Walter Davis and Jesse Thelma Crank McCool. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, LaCleda McCool and 2 sisters, Dovie Mangold and Ola Denny. Reverend McCool was the former Pastor of Creston Pentecostal Church in Crossville. He leaves to cherish his memories, 3 children, Gregory (Mary Jo) McCool, Sr. of Thompson Station, TN, Kathy (Rick) Rudd of Sterling Heights, MI and Jeffory (Carla) McCool of Lapeer, MI; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 5 brothers, Bobby McCool of West Memphis, AR, Billy McCool and Gary McCool both of Knoxville, Spencer McCool of Armada, MI, and Lanny McCool of Sterling Heights, MI. Funeral services celebrating the life of Rev. McCool will be held 11:AM Tuesday, October 17, 2017 with Revs. Spencer McCool, Bob McCool, Billy McCool and Edward Stine officiating and burial will be in the Green Acres Memory Gardens in Crossville. Visitation with the McCool family will be on Tuesday from 11:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Bonnie DeBerry Landrum

Oct 12
Readyville
Woodbury Funeral Home

Bonnie DeBerry Landrum, 90, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Alive Hospice. She was a native of Cannon Co. and resided in Readyville.

She is survived by her children, Jerry (Judy) Landrum of Readyville and Pat (Bill) Nelson of Readyville; brothers, Noah (Willa) DeBerry of Woodbury, Randall (Joan) DeBerry of Barbourville, KY.; Sister, Lee Davenport of Walter Hill; many grandchildren, great grandchildren & great great grandchildren also survive.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Doak & Jennie Harrell DeBerry; husband, Aubrey E. Landrum; sons, Jackie and Charles Landrum; siblings, Verna O’Neal, Roberta & Rachel DeBerry, John DeBerry and her twin brother, Lonnie DeBerry.

A member of the Methodist church, Ms. Landrum was an LPN for 44 years with Good Samaritan and Rutherford Hospitals. She loved to crochet and read.

Funeral Services will be 4 pm, Sunday, October 15, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Norris DeBerry officiating. Interment will follow in the Centerhill Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 1 pm till 4 pm Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Gerald Givens

Oct 11
South Carthage
Sanderson Funeral Homes

Mr. Gerald Givens, age 92, of South Carthage, died Wednesday afternoon, October 11, at Riverview Regional in Carthage. He is survived by: 2 daughters, Wanda Washer of South Carthage, Teresa Woodard and husband Dale of South Carthage; 5 grandchildren, Lisa, Dale and Mindy Washer, Michael Armistead, Shannon Woodard; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.

Mr. Givens is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, October 14, at 1:00 PM. Eld. Rickey Scurlock will officiate. Interment with Military Honors in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are: Dale Washer, Michael Armistead, Qualyn Bingham, Dakoda Washer, Skyshn Washer and Bob Dickens.

Visitation will begin on Friday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the Smith County Senior Citizen Center.

Ponzella Judkins Redmon

Oct 11
Smithville
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home

65 year old Ponzella Judkins Redmon of Smithville passed away Wednesday at her residence. She was a member of the Spring Street The Baptist Church. She was also a former employee of Westinghouse and she worked as a licensed practical nurse for 15 years. The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil H. Judkins; mother, Margaret Judkins Bain; and brothers, Cecil Edward Judkins and Troy Edward Bain. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Dwayne S. Redmon of Smithville. Son, Walter Ray Redmon of Smithville. Grandsons, Robert Redmon and Jeffery Redmon of Lebanon. Granddaughter, Chelsea Young of Lebanon. Special sister-in-law, Patricia Redmon. Numerous nieces and nephews survive. Donations may be made to the DeKalb Animal Coalition or the Relay for Life.

Karen Jean Estes Anderson

Oct 10
Bradyville
Woodbury Funeral Home

Karen Jean Estes Anderson, 44, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 from injuries sustained in an auto accident. She lived in Bradyville, Tn. and was a native of Rutherford Co.

She is survived by her parents, Dorris & Janet R. Estes of Murfreesboro and Juanita M. Estes of Murfreesboro; son, Alan (Maggie) Hale of Auburntown; Grandson, Westin Hale of Auburntown; Sisters, Joan (Roger) Warren of Woodbury, Kathy Estes of Murfreesboro and Amy (William) Smitty of Murfreesboro;
Step Brothers, Glenn (Laura) Richard of Murfreesboro and Brian (Elisha) Richard of Portland, TN.; Boyfriend, Jason Couch of Bradyville. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Karen was preceded in death by her daughter, Brittany Hale and grandparents, Selmer & Kate Mears, Will & Selmer Estes. She was a member of the Garrison Fork Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be 2 pm Thursday, October 12, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Bowman officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 3 pm until 8 pm. Wednesday.

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