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Wednesday 02/10/2016
Obituary: James D. “Jim” Edgar
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 10:21 am

Mr. James D. “Jim” Edgar, age 69 of Spring Hill, Tenn., formerly of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away Feb. 9, 2016. Jim retired after many years of service as a claims examiner for the U.S. Government.

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Tuesday 02/09/2016
Obituary: Wyota Sue King
Posted: February 09, 2016 - 12:10 pm

Mrs. Wyota Sue King, age 78, of Cottage Grove, Tenn., passed away at her residence on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2016. No services are scheduled at this time. 

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Monday 02/08/2016
Obituary: Peter Michael Manfre
Updated: February 10, 2016 - 3:16 pm

Mr. Peter Michael Manfre, age 78 of Franklin, Tenn., formerly of Alameda, Calif. passed away Feb. 8, 2016.

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Obituary: Catherine Lucille Dugan
Posted: February 08, 2016 - 5:05 pm

Mrs. Catherine Lucille Dugan, age 88 of Williamson County, Tennessee passed away Feb. 7, 2016. She was born in Williamson County to the late William Thomas and Elsie Claiborne Gordon.

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Saturday 02/06/2016
Obituary: Bessie P. Craft Moore
Posted: February 06, 2016 - 8:39 pm

Mrs. Bessie P. Craft Moore, age 76 of Thompson Station, Tenn. passed away on Feb. 6, 2016 at her home.

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Obituary: Mark Therriault
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 8:38 pm

Mr. Mark Therriault, age 65 of Spring Hill, Tenn. passed away on Feb. 5, 2016 at his home. Born in Bristol, Conn. to the late Rudolph and Helen Hadley Therriault, he was a veteran of the Air Force serving during Vietnam.

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Obituary: John Timothy “Tim” Arnett
Posted: February 06, 2016 - 2:03 am

Mr. John Timothy “Tim” Arnett, age 58 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Feb. 4, 2016, after complications from a double lung transplant. 

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Obituary: Dorothy Ann Ladd Hatcher
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 2:08 am

Mrs. Dorothy Ann Ladd Hatcher, age 85 of Greenbrier, Tenn. went to be with the Lord on February 4, 2016 at her home.

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Obituary: Michael Lynn “Mike” Kemper
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 8:40 pm

Michael Lynn “Mike” Kemper, age 67 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Feb. 4, 2016 at Williamson Medical Center.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Obituary: Sue Carolyn May Burton
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 3:17 pm

Ms. Carolyn Burton, age 78, a resident of Nashville, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville.

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Obituary: Madelyn Faulkner Luckett
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 12:44 pm

Mrs. Madelyn Faulkner Luckett, age 86 of Clarksville, Tenn. formerly of Franklin, passed away Feb. 2, 2016. Born in Moreland, Ga. to the late Jeff and Irene Prickett Faulkner.

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Obituary: Dr. William T. Penrod, Jr.
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 10:11 am

Dr. William T. Penrod, Jr., or Bill as he preferred, age 86, was retired from teaching psychology at Middle Tennessee State University for 23 years where he was awarded Professor Emeritus and also from his counseling practice of more than 40 years.

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Monday 02/01/2016
Obituary: Marguriette Pratt “Margaret” Church
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 3:03 pm

Mrs. Marguriette Pratt “Margaret” Church, age 87 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.  She was a retired Registered Nurse and worked at Dan German and Williamson County Hospitals. 

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Obituary: Mary Hughes Simmons
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 4:33 pm

Mrs. Mary Hughes Simmons, age 89 of the Bethesda Community passed away Jan. 31, 2016. Born in Williamson County to the late Thomas and Ercelle King Hughes.

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Obituary: Ruth Ellen Reed Jones
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 1:55 pm

Mrs. Ruth Ellen Reed Jones, age 78 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away Jan. 30, 2016. She was a retired Registered Nurse.

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Saturday 01/30/2016
Obituary: John Robert Miller
Posted: January 30, 2016 - 6:39 pm

John Robert Miller, age 17, passed away on Jan. 29, 2016.  He was a senior at Brentwood High School. 

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Friday 01/29/2016
Obituary: Bobbie Faye Holmes Styron
Posted: January 29, 2016 - 1:49 pm

Mrs. Bobbie Faye Holmes Styron, age 82 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away Jan. 28, 2016. Member of West Franklin Baptist Church.

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Thursday 01/28/2016
Obituary: Timothy P. Cotton
Updated: January 29, 2016 - 5:23 am

Timothy P. Cotton, of Nashville, 64 years old, died January 26, 2016 from complications related to kidney cancer. 

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Tuesday 01/26/2016
Obituary: Richard Edward Jordan
Posted: January 26, 2016 - 4:30 pm

Richard Edward Jordan, age 86, of Franklin, passed away on January 9, 2016.

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Obituary: Susanne Beasley Anderson
Updated: January 26, 2016 - 4:27 pm

Susanne Beasley Anderson, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully on Jan. 21, 2016.

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Obituary: Joan Bortz
Updated: January 26, 2016 - 4:23 pm

Joan Bortz, age 84 and a resident of Brentwood, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at her residence.

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Monday 01/25/2016
Obituary: J. G. Locke
Posted: January 25, 2016 - 4:38 pm

Mr. J. G. Locke, age 85 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away on Jan. 25, 2016.

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Obituary: Jerome Raymond Kearney, D. Min
Updated: January 25, 2016 - 3:20 pm

Dr. Jerome Raymond Kearney (11/30/48 - 1/22/16) lived a thoughtful and purposeful life; one marked by love and spirituality. 

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Obituary: Theresa Lagemann “Terri” Westphal
Updated: January 25, 2016 - 10:25 am

Mrs. Theresa Lagemann “Terri” Westphal, 58, of Franklin, passed away Jan. 22, 2016.

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Obituary: Richard L. Bray
Posted: January 25, 2016 - 10:20 am

Richard L. Bray (Dick) of Brentwood passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016.

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Thursday 01/21/2016
Obituary: Mrs. Mary Ruth Davis
Updated: January 21, 2016 - 8:57 pm

Mrs. Mary Ruth Davis, 93, passed away Jan. 19, 2016.

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Wednesday 01/20/2016
Obituary: Margaret Carmichael Adams
Updated: January 20, 2016 - 4:45 pm

Margaret Carmichael Adams, 94, of Franklin passed away Dec. 31, 2015.

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Obituary: William H. Hardwick
Updated: January 20, 2016 - 7:53 pm

William H. Hardwick passed away Jan. 19, 2016 in Nashville. He was born born Jan. 17, 1945. 

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Obituary: Mr. Mark Christopher Ammons
Updated: January 20, 2016 - 1:47 pm

Mr. Mark Christopher Ammons, 40, of Houston, Texas, and formerly of Franklin passed away Jan. 7, 2016.

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Obituary: Mrs. Patricia Hagan Craig
Updated: January 20, 2016 - 12:47 pm

Mrs. Patricia Hagan Craig, 74, of Franklin, passed away Jan. 19, 2016.

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Obituary: Hugh Davis Merrill III
Posted: January 20, 2016 - 9:44 am

Hugh Davis Merrill III

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Monday 01/18/2016
Obituary: Leland “Moe” Parks Powell
Posted: January 18, 2016 - 12:59 pm

Leland "Moe" Parks Powell passed away on Jan. 10, 2016 in Franklin. Leland lived his entire life in the Nashville, Brentwood and Franklin area.

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Obituary: Michael Hobson Akers
Updated: January 18, 2016 - 1:05 pm

Michael Hobson Akers, 20 of Thompson’s Station, passed away Jan. 14, 2016 in Knoxville.

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Obituary: Jesse “Buddy” Lampley
Posted: January 18, 2016 - 12:54 pm

Jesse “Buddy” Lampley, age 83 of Franklin Jan. 15, 2016. He was a mechanic with Ryder Truck for 34 years.

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Obituary: Murray B. Chidester
Posted: January 18, 2016 - 12:55 pm

Murray B. Chidester was a veteran of World War II, a mechanical engineer, and a real estate developer.

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Sunday 01/17/2016
Obituary: Mrs. Roberta Barrett VanLear
Updated: January 17, 2016 - 11:36 am

Mrs. Roberta Barrett VanLear, age 103 of Brentwood, Tenn., passed away Jan. 14, 2016 at her home.

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Obituary: Mr. Kenneth Elwin Blackburn
Updated: January 17, 2016 - 11:30 am

Mr. Kenneth Elwin Blackburn, age 79, of Columbia, Tenn., passed away Jan. 14, 2016. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Columbia. He was an avid NASCAR and Tennessee Titans fan. He was retired from Mrs. Grissom’s Salads after more than 30 years of service and then worked for HG Hills. He was also a member of the National Guard.

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Obituary: Mr. Harry Holmes Hughes
Posted: January 17, 2016 - 11:31 am

Mr. Harry Holmes Hughes, age 84 of Franklin passed away Jan. 13, 2016 in Nashville. He was born in Williamson County to the late William Clarence and Frances Elizabeth King Hughes.

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Obituary: Dorris Elliott "Jack" Curtis
Posted: January 17, 2016 - 11:25 am

Dorris Elliott "Jack" Curtis, age 85, passed away Jan. 13, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Wednesday 01/13/2016
Obituary: Mary Taylor Williams Gant
Posted: January 13, 2016 - 6:19 pm

Mary Taylor Williams Gant passed away peacefully on January 13, 2016 at the age of ninety.  Born in Washington, D.C., Mary spent her early years in Franklin, Tennessee and as a teenager moved to Nashville, Tennessee.  She attended high school at Ward-Belmont in Nashville and was a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. Following college, she taught English at East Nashville Junior High School. In 1964, Mary and her family moved to Birmingham, Alabama. As the last of her four children left for college, she resumed her work outside of the home as the assistant to the director of the Independent Presbyterian Church Day School. She returned to Franklin in 2012 and lived at NHC Place – Cool Springs at the time of her death.

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Obituary: Dorris Elliott "Jack" Curtis
Updated: January 13, 2016 - 5:09 pm

Dorris Elliott "Jack" Curtis, age 85, passed away Jan. 13, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. He was a native of Williamson County and lived most of his life in Rutherford County. Jack served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He retired from Chromalox as a lab technician, raised Charolais cattle and received the Coffee County Conservation Farmer of the Year Award. Jack was member of Bell Buckle United Methodist Church

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Obituary: Leonard Douglas Tidwell
Posted: January 13, 2016 - 2:40 pm

Mr. Leonard Douglas Tidwell, age 75, of Spring Hill, Tenn., passed away January 12, 2016 at Alive Hospice.

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Obituary: Mr. Clayton A. “Rabbit” Veach
Posted: January 13, 2016 - 2:16 pm

Mr. Clayton A. “Rabbit” Veach, age 75, Nashville, Tenn, formerly of Williamson County, passed away Jan. 11, 2016.  Rabbit loved to work on cars, race them, and show them off.  He enjoyed going to the races at the fairgrounds and NASCAR.  He worked at AMACO and Asplundh Tree Company.  He knew no stranger and always showed compassion and love for everyone. 

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Tuesday 01/12/2016
Obituary: Popular local artist Jerry Quinlisk
Updated: January 12, 2016 - 11:15 pm

Jerome E. ( Jerry) Quinlisk, of Franklin, a well-known and popular Tennessee artist, died on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. He was 58.

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Obituary: Marion Lamar Simmons
Updated: January 13, 2016 - 9:12 am

Mr. Marion Lamar Simmons, age 85 passed away Monday Jan. 11, 2016.  He was a resident of Brentwood and formerly of San Antonio, Texas.  Mr. Simmons was a  member of Rolling Hills Community Church and former member for forty years and deacon of Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas.

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Monday 01/11/2016
Obituary: Mark Christopher Ammons
Updated: January 14, 2016 - 4:04 pm

Mr. Mark Christopher Ammons, age 40 of Houston, Texas formerly of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Jan. 7, 2016.

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Friday 01/08/2016
Obituary: Milbrey Alene Green Mahan
Updated: January 08, 2016 - 6:13 pm

Mrs. Milbrey Alene Green Mahan, age 94 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Jan. 7, 2016. She taught first grade with the Williamson County School system for 45 years. She taught most of her career at Hillsboro School. She is preceded in death by husband, Robert Malcolm Mahan, brother, J.C. “Toby” Green, sisters, Imogene Lynch and Marie Vest.

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Obituary: Pastor David Dean Rowe
Posted: January 08, 2016 - 3:22 pm

Pastor David Dean Rowe, 73, of Franklin passed away from cancer on Dec. 30 2015.  David is preceded in death by his parents John Thomas and Nancy Shook Rowe.  He is survived by his beloved wife Linda Irene, 5 daughters and 8 grandchildren.

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Tuesday 01/05/2016
Obituary: Shirley Anne Keys Bowers
Posted: January 05, 2016 - 1:33 pm

Mrs. Shirley Anne Keys Bowers, age 71, passed away January 1, 2016. She was a resident of Greeneville, Tenn. formerly of Williamson county.

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Obituary: Clara Mae Davis Sisk
Posted: January 05, 2016 - 1:31 pm

Mrs. Clara Mae Davis Sisk, age 95, went to be with the lord peaceably on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at her residence. Clara was born to Knox and Tinnie Davis in Maury County, Tenn. She was a longtime resident of Spring Hill, Tenn. and attended Spring Hill Church of Christ. She and her husband moved to Warner Robins, Ga. in 1990 to live with their daughter Virginia.

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