Area funeral homes listed below (hyperlinks are blue underlined)

Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home
(615) 893-2422
820 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Woodfin Funeral Chapels
(615) 893-5151
1488 Lascassas Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Also on, 203 N. Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167

Roselawn Funeral Home
(615) 893-2742
5350 N.W. Broad Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Murfreesboro Funeral Home
(615) 896-2229
145 Innsbrooke Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37128

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
(931) 685-4200
824 Lipscomb Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160

Scales and Sons Funeral Home
(615) 893-1313
318 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Hellum Funeral Home
(615) 893-4323
Murfreesboro, TN 37130-4268

Cannon County
Gentry-Smith Funeral Home
303 Murfreesboro Road
Woodbury, TN 37190
Phone: (615) 563-5337

Woodbury Funeral Home
Address: 504 W. Main Street; Woodbury, TN
Phone: (615) 563-2311
Obituary line (615) 563-2344
Fax: (615) 563-2316

Bedford County

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel
2022 N Main St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-8356

Gowen-Smith Chapel
850 Union Street; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: ( 931) 684-1372

Hillcrest Funeral Home
1802 Madison St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-2256

Howell-Lawrence Funeral Home
739 N Main St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-5011

Welton & Son Funeral Chapel
1101 N Main St.; Shelbyville TN
Phone: (931) 684-1445

Coffee County

Coffee County Funeral Chapel Inc
Address: 786 McMinnville Hwy, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 723-3330
Fax: (615) 723-3329

Daves & Culbertson Funeral Home
Address: 401 North Jackson Street, Tullahoma, TN
Phone: (615) 455-3481

Gilmore Funeral Home
Address: 1600 Mc Arthur Drive, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 728-2936
Fax: (615) 728-2963

J Welton Funeral Home
Address: 715 S Jackson St, Tullahoma TN, 37388-3463
Phone: (615) 455-2723

Manchester Funeral Home
Address: 214 E Main St, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 728-3505

Tullahoma Funeral Home, Inc
Address: 401 Westside Dr, Tullahoma, TN
Phone: (615) 455-4567
Fax: (615) 393-2486

DeKalb County
Walker Funeral Home, Inc.
Address: 301 West Main St., Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: (615)597-4321
Fax: (615)597-8321

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home
Address: 100 East Church St., Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: (615) 597-5275
Fax: (615)597-5254

Avant Funeral Home
Address: 109 High St., Alexandria, TN 37012
Phone: (615) 529-2323

Anderson Funeral Home
Address: 302 West Main St., Alexandria, TN 37012
Phone: (615) 529-2173

Marshall County
Lawrence Funeral Home and Crematory
203 South Horton Parkway; Chapel Hill, TN
Phone: (931) 364-2233

Warren County
High Funeral Home, Inc.
Address: 101 N College St. McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: (931) 473-2137
Fax: (931) 473-7343

Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home
Address: 415 North Chancery, McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: (931) 473-4444
Fax: (931) 473-8428

McMinnville Funeral Home
Address: US Bypass 70S, McMinnville,, TN 37012
Phone: (931) 473-6606
Fax: (931) 473-7663

Wilson County
Hunter Funeral Home
Address: 208 W Main St, Watertown TN
Phone: (615) 237-9318

Ligon-Bobo Funeral Home Inc
Address: 241 W Main St, Lebanon, TN
Phone: (615) 444-2142

Mount Juliet Funeral Home
Address: 705 Hillview Dr, Mount Juliet, TN
Phone: (615) 758-5459

Partlow Funeral Chapel INC.
Address: 602 S Cumberland St, Lebanon, TN
Phone: (615) 444-7007
Fax: (615) 444-0618

Maxine Koterba

Mrs. Maxine “Maye” Koterba, age 82, of Smyrna, TN passed away Sunday, February 19, 2024. She was born in Red Boiling Springs, TN to the late John and Alline Hix. Mrs. Koterba was a hair dresser for many years.


She is survived by her children, Janice Martinez and her husband Alex, Gina McCabe and her husband Thomas, and Joseph Gregel and his wife Keri; grandchildren, Nicholas, Michael, Joseph, Elijah, Ryan, Logan, and Thomas; great grandson, Mattias; sisters, Faye Adams and her husband Robert and Brenda Patterson and her husband Howard; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Koterba.


A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


An online guestbook is available for the family at Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna (615) 459-3254

Kennon Hatt

Mrs. Kennon Ruth Hatt, age 95, of Chapel Hill, TN, formerly of Michigan, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024, in Spring Hill, TN. She was born in Union City, TN and was a daughter of the late Coy Roosevelt Hastings and Sarah Lee Bolton Hastings.  Mrs. Kennon was a homemaker.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Morrell Ralph Hatt, a sister, Dorothy Odom, a brother, Marion Hastings, a son, Billy Hatt, and a daughter, Brenda Hoerner. 

Mrs. Kennon loved traveling and reading books.  She had a passion for cooking for the family dinners.  She took great pride in attending conventions for World War II submarine Veterans with her late husband who served in the military.  Most of all, she loved her family and spending time with them!  

Mrs. Hatt is survived by his loving children, Victoria S. Weiler of Chapel Hill, TN, Melanie (Byron) Masso of Lansing, MI, Mark (Julie) Hatt of Nashville, GA; 6 grandchildren, Shawnda (Joey) Reynolds, Karris (Rob) Hutchinson, Karmin (Jason) VanAntwerp, Andy (Ann) True, Troy Hatt, Jason Hatt; 8 great grandchildren; and many other loving relatives including her nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted thru Mills Funeral home in Grand Ledge, MI with burial at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Lansing, MI.


LAWRENCE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, Chapel Hill, TN in charge of local arrangements, 931-364-2233,


Naomi Yarbrough

Naomi Jane Yarbrough, age 97 of Murfreesboro, Tennessee died Friday, February 15, 2024, at St.
Thomas Rutherford Hospital. She was a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and a daughter of the late
Walter Spencer and Janie Belle Guy Spencer. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in
death by sons, Randy Yarbrough and Bronnie Spencer, and a granddaughter, Kathy Yarbrough.

Survivors include her children, Donna Weslowski, Bonita Stanley, Ramona Short and Russell
Yarbrough; grandchildren, Nicole Price, Jason Stanley, Keith Short and wife Jesika, Bryan Short;
great grandchildren, Liliana Price, Marckus Price, and a host of other loving family and friends.

As long as her health allowed, she was an active member at New Vision Baptist Church where she
often could be found helping in the nursery. A talented pianist, she often played for church services at
Marshall Knob Baptist Church and as a volunteer at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in
Murfreesboro. She retired from the Army Corps of Engineers after many years of service.

Visitation with the Yarbrough family will be Friday, February 23, 2024, at Woodfin Memorial Chapel
from 10:00am until the time of funeral services beginning at 12:00pm. Burial will follow in Evergreen
Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

An online guestbook is available for the Yarbrough family at

Chris Lifferth

Christopher Derek Lifferth, age 44 of Smyrna died Saturday February
17, 2024. He was a native of Davidson County and was member of The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was the general manager
of Secure Lawn in Murfreesboro.
Chris loved all things outdoors; especially with his brothers and his sons.
There are very few things that he enjoyed more than watching his boys
play sports. He loved everyone. Chris spent many hours serving in
various callings within our church, most recently as Bishop of the West
Fork Ward. Chris had unwavering faith in our Heavenly Father’s plan
and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In the words of his oldest son Landon,
“Chris was tight with God.” He always had a smile on his face and
something thoughtful to say.
Christopher is survived by his wife of 18 years, Julie Forrester Lifferth;
children, Landon Lifferth, Parker Lifferth, Taylor Lifferth, Maddox
Lifferth, Graham Lifferth; parents, David Lifferth, and Shirley Duncan
Lifferth; siblings, David E. Lifferth and wife Mary, Laura Gage and
husband Don Geoffrey Lifferth and wife Kate, Dan Lifferth and wife
Kelly, Jonathan D. Lifferth and wife Lauralynn, Darren Lifferth and
wife Sarah, Joshua Lifferth; Shauna Zurawski and husband Jeremy,
Shala Stephens and husband Pat; and many other family and friends.
Visitation will be 4:00PM to 8:00PM Friday February 23, 2024, at
Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna. Funeral service will be 1:00PM Saturday
February 24, 2024 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Donald Pugh

Donald “Don” Gene Pugh, age 77, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2024. He was the
son of the late Harvey Pugh and Virgie Mae Pugh Hollis. He was also preceded in death
by brothers, Robert “Buster” Pugh and Johnnie Pugh.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Janice Pugh; children, Jimmy Campbell and his
wife Cheryl, and Gina Furguson; grandchildren, Taylor Lynn Noble and Katie Hartman
and husband Elijah; great grandchildren, Campbell, Arrin, Willis Gene, Erik, and
Amelia; brothers, Ronnie Pugh and his wife Glenda and Jerry Pugh and his wife Judy;
sister-in-law, Jo Pugh; numerous nieces, nephews, and many other family and friends.

Don was a United States Army Vietnam veteran who earned a bronze star and purple
heart. He retired from Jefferson Smurfit after over 25 years of service. He enjoyed being
outdoors, fishing, racing, and spending time with his family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Tennessee Oncology Dr. Brandes,
Elizabeth Bruno, and Nataly and to Alive Hospice Susan Riley, Gladys, and Tammy.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 12:00-2:00 PM at
Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will begin at 2:00 PM. Burial with military
honors will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as

Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Society or Veterans Crisis Center.

Donnie Smith

Donnie K. Smith age, 76 of Smyrna died Sunday February 18, 2024. He
was a native of Franklin, KY and was preceded in death by his parents,
Norris Justin Smith, and Ruby Evelyn Wilson Smith; granddaughter,
Leila Smith Reisser.

Mr. Smith was a member of Jerusalem Cumberland Presbyterian. He
was a graduate of Western Kentucky University and entered the ROTC.
He entered the Army Following College. Mr. Smith was a signal officer
and a member of the Kentucky National Guard. He worked for WBGN
and WSM Radio in Nashville as Music Director and was recognized by
several record companies. Mr. Smith was an adjunct professor with
Trevecca Nazarene College and helped establish a radio station at the

In 1975 he was a full-time administrative assistant to the Adjutant
General of Tennessee Army National Guard. He retired after 33 years of
service as a full Colonel as Deputy Chief of Staff of the Tennessee Army
National Guard.

Shortly after retirement he worked with the Tennessee Emergency
Management Agency and became Executive Officer, and earned
certified emergency management professional status, and has since
served in volunteer statues as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the
Emergency Management Association of Tennessee.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years Rhonda Cowan Smith; children,
Haley Richardson and husband Jason, Jennifer Smith, Justin Smith and
wife Emily, Heather Smith Reisser and husband Steve Reisser;
grandchildren; Anna Richardson and Patrick Richardson, Skyler Smith

Friend, Jagger Smith, Falon Smith Reisser; brothers, Dannie Smith and
wife Jean, Dale Smith and wife Janna, Darin Smith wife Sonya.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Elders of Jerusalem Cumberland

Visitation will be 4:00PM to 7:00PM Wednesday February 21st at
Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be 11:00AM Thursday
February 22nd at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with visitation two hours
before the service. Graveside service will be 1:00PM Thursday February
22nd at Centertown Cemetery in Warren County.

Wanda Hill

Wanda Sue Hill, age 78, passed away Friday, February 16, 2024. She was preceded in
death by her husband, James A. Hill; and parents, Edward H. and Marie Carney.

She is survived by her daughters, Stacey Sharrock and Carol Tomlinson and her
husband Jeff; grandchildren, Amanda, Casey, Cody, Hannah, and James; great
grandchildren, Casin, Coralie, Peyton, Pierce, Hunter Rose, and Elijah; brother, Harold
Carney and his wife Linda; and many other family and friends.

Ms. Wanda was a member of Parkway Baptist Church and a retired certified nursing
assistant. She spent the earlier part of her career working for Vanderbilt Neonatal
Department and Vanderbilt neonatal ambulance Angel One then finished her career in
private practice. Even after retirement her joy of caring for others continued as she
served for Meals on Wheels and First United Methodist Church. She also enjoyed
painting, baking, and spending time with her grandbabies and beloved four-legged

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 11:00-1:00 PM at
Woodfin Chapel Smyrna. Funeral service will begin at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at
Mapleview Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Florence Micona

Mrs. Florence Zapach Micona, age 91 of Murfreesboro, TN, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2024. A native of Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of the late Michael Zapach, Sr., and Elizabeth Bitto Zapach. Mrs. Micona was also preceded in death by her husband John Kenneth Micona; son-in law, David Kitchens; grandchildren, John Kitchens, and his wife Tanda, and Jennifer Kitchens; sister, Helen Plesniarski, and her husband Ed; brothers, Richard Zapach and his wife Sarah, and Michael Zapach; and brother-in-law Bill Cowley.


Mrs. Micona is survived by daughters, Carol Lynn Kitchens of Dyer, IN, and Cynthia “Cindy” Smith and her husband Bill of Advance, NC; granddaughter, Lora Smith of Advance, NC; great-grandson, Kyle Kitchens of Dyer, IN; sister, Dolly Cowley of Avon, IN; and sister-in-law, Barbara Zapach of Albuquerque, NM; and several nieces and nephews.


Visitation with the family will be held from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 Saturday following the visitation with Rev. Dr. John Hinkle, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.


Mrs. Micona attended First Presbyterian Church and was a homemaker.


An online guestbook for the Micona family is available at


Woodfin Memorial Chapel. (615) 893-5151.

Brandon Kyle Baranuk

Brandon Kyle Baranuk, age 30, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2024. He was
preceded in death by his grandparents, Jimmy “Papaw” Lile, Tommy Swain, and Jim
Baranuk; and great grandmother, Bessie Parker.

He is survived by his children, Briella, Oaklyn, and Emmi Baranuk; mother, Regina
Judd; father, Bryan Baranuk and his wife Johnnie; step brothers, Adam and Brian
Hickman; grandparents, June Lile and Helen Parker; fiancé, Jazzmine Holloway and
her children, Macy and Jackie Holloway; aunts; uncles; cousins; his best friend, Zack
Estes; mother of his children, Shalyne O’Deneal; and many other family and friends.

Brandon was a graduate of Blackman High School. He was an avid drummer and loved
to fish. He was a loving son, father, grandson, and friend.

Memorial donations may be made to Woodfin Chapel Smyrna to assist the family with
funeral services.

Visitation with the family will be Saturday, January 20, 2024 from 12:00-2:00 PM at
Highland Heights Church of Christ. Funeral will begin at 2:00 PM. Due to inclement
weather, graveside service will be Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Mapleview
Cemetery with Zack Estes, Dale Swain, Lucas Gill, Ryan Gill, Caleb Jacobs, Josh Jacobs,
and Dylan Wade serving as pallbearers.