Mr. Herschel Greene Woods, II

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January 15, 1949 – April 20, 2018


Sunday, April 29, 2018
Lie In State: 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Family Visitation: 3:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 4:00 P.M.

Oaklands Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church
711 North Maney Avenue
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Herschel Greene Woods, II, departed this earthly life on April 20, 2018, at his home, after a brave and valiant struggle with his health.  Herschel, affectionately known as “Boo,” was born on January 15, 1949, to Mattie Octavia Woods and Herschel Greene Woods, Sr., in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 

Herschel’s early years of education began at Bradley Elementary School.  He attended Holloway High School for two years where he played football for the Holloway Trojans.  In his junior year, he transferred to Oakwood Academy in Huntsville, Alabama graduating in 1967. He attended Middle Tennessee State University for approximately two years.  In addition, he completed the Rutherford County Hospital Medical Technology Program.  Herschel worked as a certified Medical Laboratory Technician at Riverside Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Mid-Cumberland Medical Laboratories, and Research Solvent and Chemicals.  

After several years of working in the laboratory career field, Herschel’s interest changed. His uncanny ability for retail sales placed him as one of the top automotive salespersons in the Middle Tennessee area receiving numerous awards, accolades, and recognitions.  He demonstrated this ability working for Warren Motor Company, Quality Motors, Neil Sadler Buick, and Alexander Ford. 

In 1999, Herschel developed a liking for computer technology and completed a certification in computer repair and worked in that field until his health began to fail.

At an early age, Herschel attended Allen Chapel AME church and was later baptized into the Oaklands Park Seventh Day Adventist Church.  Herschel took great pride in his culinary skills and preparing his special dish, fried chicken.  There was nothing Herschel liked better than sharing a good story with family and friends, particularly his granddaughters, Kami and Kenya.  He could have an engaging conversation with anyone.

It goes without saying, Herschel, was well loved and cherished by those who knew him.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Woods; father, Herschel Greene Woods, Sr; stepfather, James H. Dunston, Sr; and brother in law, Jessie Robinson.

His precious memories will forever be treasured by his devoted son and daughter; Herschel Greene Woods, III, and Herneaschia Greene’ Woods both of Murfreesboro; and his loving grandchildren, Kami Karylayah Bruton, Kenya Olivia Woods, Alyssa L. Wilkerson, and Jadelyn Goff.  He is survived by his loving mother, Mattie Woods Dunston of Murfreesboro; one sister, Marilyn Woods-Robinson of Murfreesboro; two brothers, Frederick (Hope) Woods of Glenn Dale, MD and Collier L. Woods, of Murfreesboro; two aunts, Florence (Preston) Taylor of Nashville, and Barbara (Roy) Alexander of Murfreesboro;  devoted cousins, Sandra Brookes of Murfreesboro, Brenda (Gerald) Singleton, of Nashville; George (Annie) Woods, of Nashville, Deborah (Lee) Harris, of Columbia, MD, and Collier R. (Anjeli) Woods, Jr, of Tallahassee , FL; special friends, James Puckett, Jerry Newsome, Jackie Sanford, and Mary K. Newman, all of Murfreesboro; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whom he dearly loved.  

Mrs. Ruby Gregory Millner


October 7, 1924 – April 7, 2018


Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Public Viewing: 12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M.

Forest Hill – East
2440 Whitten Road
Memphis, TN  38133

Forest Hill – Midtown
1661 S. Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN  38106

Mrs. Madge Cornelia Daniel

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September 20, 1934 – April 5, 2018


Thursday, April 12, 2018
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton Street
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Madge Cornelia Daniel, was born September 20, 1934, to the late Leroy and Helen Coplin in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She departed this life on April 5, 2018 peacefully at home.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sam Daniel; two brothers, William Sampson and Maurice Coplin. She was also preceded in death by three grandchildren, Special Watson, Leslie Watson and Andre’ Chesterfield.

Madge leaves to cherish her loving children, Lyndon Watson, Ronald (Veronica) Watson, Reginald Watson, Toni (Jerry) Chesterfield and foster daughter, Adrienne Coffee; sisters, Vanessa Mitchell, Valerie Tyler Grant, Cassandra Gray and Darlene Coplin; brothers, Bernard and Christopher Coplin; 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends.

Infant Jesus Arellano


Passed Away April 4, 2018

Graveside Service
Saturday, April 7, 2018
4:00 P.M.
Mt. Ararat Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Infant Jesus Arellano, passed away April 4, 2018. He is survived by his parents, Maria Alcala and Victor Arellano; two sisters, Andrea and Alicia Russell; brother, Alex Russell; two aunts, Maria Baucom and Adela Alcala; two uncles, Juan and Jesus Alcala; grandparents, Adela and Jesus Alcala; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Tiesa Lavon Bailey Vaughn

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January 13, 1965 – April 18, 2017


Sunday, April 23, 2017
Public Viewing: 4:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel

Monday, April 24, 2017
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Hillcrest Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Tiesa Lavon Bailey Vaughn was brought into this world on January 13, 1965 and passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017

 Tiesa is survived by her parents, Mildred Thompson and Harry Bailey; one daughter, Brandi Angeline Minor; two brothers, Tommy Lance Bailey and Timothy Lamont Bailey; grandmother, Angeline Bailey; one grandchild, Geneses Trinity Bailey; aunts, Mabel Smith, Alice Smith, Edith (Robert) Young, Mary Overton and Marie McClain; uncles, William Bailey, Ford Ronald Bailey and George (Rachel) Johnson; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Cynthia M. Miles

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July 29, 1980 – April 18, 2017


Thursday, April 20, 2017
Public Viewing: 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton St., Murfreesboro, TN

Friday, April 21, 2017
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church
209 South Bilbro
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Smyrna Cemetery
Smyrna, Tennessee

Cynthia Monique Miles was born on July 29, 1980 to the late William “Bookie” Sanders.  The granddaughters of the late Allie Sue Martin and Roberta Sanders.
She was called home on April 18, 2017.

She attended the Rutherford County school system.

She gave her life to Christ at an early age and rededicated her life a few years ago to Springhill Missionary Baptist Church.

Monique was the proud daughter of Pamela Miles and a devoted mother of two children, son, Tavion Gordon and daughter, D’Ziah Mayer.  She also leaves behind four brothers, Kenneth Malone, Shane, Shawn and Tony Sanders, all of Murfreesboro, TN; three sisters, Chanel Sanders, Lokesial Sanders of Murfreesboro, TN and Shannon Sanders of Nashville, TN; plenty of step-siblings; lots of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, family and friends; devoted family and friend, Mrs. Patricia Sanders Hathaway, Johnny Cheers and family, Mrs. Jackie Claybrooks and family Ella Malone and family…Thanks for being a big part of Cynthia’s life.