Obituaries for March 22, 2013

Bobbie Wheeler Pedigo Woods

Bobby June Malone

Funeral services for Mrs. Malone are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Bro. Glenn Denton officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday 2-8 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and Saturday after 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Mrs. Malone, 67, of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at her home. Born Jan. 30, 1946, in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Robert King and Lou Kate Rogers Ash. She was a Navy veteran and a homemaker. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn Dixon and two brothers, Frank Ashe and Gerald Ash.

She is survived by her husband, Steve Malone; seven children, Diane (James) Steelman, Misty (Michael Allen) Billingsley of Watertown, John Billingsley Jr., Angela (Richard) Bush, Shane (Angie) Belcher, Katherine Lynn (Danny) Hudson and John Malone; grandchildren, Zack Pardue, Tandi Stafford, Heather Steelman, Megan Clayborn, Riane Allen, Aaron Billingsley, Samantha and Ethan Bush, Jeffery and Savannah Belcher, Katie and Kacy Davenport, Chase Billingsley, Dakota Hudson, Hannah and Jacob Malone; great-grandchildren, Michael Allen Harden, Zoey Golson and Devin Neal; sister, Patsy Carey; three brothers, John, Hillary and William Ash; little sister, Betty Jean Reeder; and special friends, Betty Clarke and Faye Brinley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Michele Carson, Sally Beale, and Tracy Lening.  Active pallbearers will be Nephews.
The family would like to thank Hillcrest Baptist Church family for their prayers and support and Odyssey Hospice.
Memorials may be made to the Hillcrest Baptist Church Building Fund

Woodrow Malone Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. Malone will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Hunter Funeral Home with Rev. Don Elmore and Rev. Steve Mayle officiating. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. till service time on Saturday. Interment at the Bates Family Cemetery.

Mr. Malone, 72, of Watertown, died Thursday morning at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Born in DeKalb County, he was the son of the late Yancy Woodrow Malone and Beulah Driver Malone and was preceded in death by a sister, Lynn Duke and brother, Ralph Malone. Junior was a retired lineman with DTC Communications and was a member of Round Lick Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Reba Bates Malone; daughter, Anita Holden and husband, Kirk; grandchildren, Ethan Holden and Mary Ashley Holden all of Watertown; sister, Linda Saylors of Smithville; three nephews and a niece.

William Whitthorne Wells

Mr. Wells, 84, of Watertown, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. Mr. Wells was born in Spring Hill, Tenn. on Feb. 11, 1929, son of the late James Luther "Buck" Wells and Ruth Harmon Wells. He was retired from the Columbia, Tenn. Police Department.

Survivors include his son, Randy Wells of Clarksville; daughter, Melody Wells Irons and husband, Jim of Watertown; granddaughters, Madison Wells of Naples, Fla. and Sasha Irons Stevens of Watertown; grandson, Jamie Irons of Watertown; great-grandchildren, Isabella Pace and Grant, Logan and Malachi Irons.

Mr. Wells chose to donate his body to the Vanderbilt School of Medicine. No funeral services are planned. Memorials may be made to Cross Style Church, 104 Trinity Drive, Lebanon, TN 37087.

Bobbie Wheeler Pedigo Woods (Granny Bobbie)

A celebration of Mrs. Woods' life will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 4-5 p.m. at Family Baptist Church, 81 Franklin Rd., Lebanon. A potluck fellowship dinner to follow.

Mrs. Woods, of the Clubs Springs community in Smith County and Lebanon, passed away peacefully at home with her husband, children, grandchildren, sister’s and other family members around her.

Bobbie, 71, was born April 30, 1941 to the late Edwin and Evelyn Lattimore Wheeler of Smithville, Tenn. She was preceded in death by granddaughter Stephanie Pedigo Soon and infant brother and sister.

Bobbie is survived by husband of 30 years James D. Woods of Club Springs community, Smith County; children, Janice Pedigo (Scott) Pierce, Debbie Pedigo (Michael) Hawkes and Gary (Joane) Pedigo, all of Lebanon, Larry (Tammy) Pedigo of Watertown, Myra Woods (Richard) York and Liz Woods (Brad) Ledbetter of Alexandria, Tenn.; 23 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, siblings, Robbie(Jerry) Callis of Lebanon, Wanda Sue (Frank) Wilkerson of Mt Juliet, Helen Rose (Houston) Keith, Christine Matthews, Marlene Goodwin, Judy Wheeler Lattimore Johnson, Eudean (Sue) Wheeler, all of Smithville.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.


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