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Thursday 02/26/2015
Longtime Tennessee journalist Kent Flanagan dies at 69
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 2:14 am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kent Flanagan, a longtime journalist and open government advocate who spent 21 years as Tennessee's bureau chief for The Associated Press, died Wednesday. He was 69.

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Obituary: Marion C. Lochbihler
Posted: February 26, 2015 - 1:40 am

Marion C. Lochbihler, age 85, died Saturday, February 21, 2015 in Franklin, Tenn. Marion was born in Sylvania, Ohio on February 21, 1930. He worked as a estate broker in Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee before retiring. Marion is survived by his wife, Joan and children Charlene (Dave) Czerniak and Mark, Scott, and Tom (Olga) Lochbihler.  

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
Bobby Gene Emmons, writer of "Luckenback, Texas" and "Wurlitzer Prize" passes away at 72
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 9:02 pm

Mr. Bobby Gene Emmons, age 72 of Brentwood, Tenn. passed away Feb. 23, 2015. Emmons was a legendary songwriter/musician who was most recognized for his songs, “Luckenbach, Texas,” “Wurlitzer Prize,” “Love Me Like You Used To” and “So Much Like My Dad.” 

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
Obituary: Jonathan Bradley Helms
Posted: February 24, 2015 - 3:13 pm

Jonathan Bradley Helms, 32 of Brentwood, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 peacefully.  He was born in Charlotte, NC on July 21, 1982, son of Roger and Carolyn Helms, brother of Nicholas Helms and uncle of Connor William Helms of Charleston, S.C.

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Obituary: Bobbie Ann Cooper Landrum
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 3:14 pm

Mrs. Bobbie Ann Cooper Landrum, age 78 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Feb. 23, 2015. Mrs. Landrum taught school in the Maury County School System as a special education teacher. She was actively involved with adult special needs in the community. Former owner of Cooper Jewelers on Main Street in Franklin, she attended Oak Valley Baptist Church.

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Obituary: James Lewis Forrest
Posted: February 24, 2015 - 11:03 am

Mr. James Lewis Forrest, age 93 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Feb. 21, 2015. He was a native of Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Obituary: John “Johnny” Darrell Ring
Posted: February 24, 2015 - 11:01 am

John “Johnny” Darrell Ring, age 72 of Franklin, Tenn., formerly of Spring Hill, Tenn. passed away recently. He was a man that saw the best in everyone and had a consistent faith in the Kingdom of God through Jesus Christ.

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Sunday 02/22/2015
Obituary: Charles Joseph Booth
Updated: February 23, 2015 - 12:34 pm

Mr. Charles Joseph Booth, age 61 of Aurora, Illinois, passed away on Feb. 18, 2015.  He is preceded in death by wife, Joann Whitely Booth. He is survived by  sons Michael Moser-Booth, David Booth and Brian Booth; sisters Debbie Taylor and Linda Garner; brother, Michael Booth grandchild, Aria Moser-Booth. 

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Friday 02/20/2015
Obituary: Kristi Clark
Posted: February 20, 2015 - 3:19 pm

Mrs. Kristi Clark, age 34 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away suddenly along with her son Carter Oakley on Feb. 16, 2015.

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Obituary: Carter Oakley
Posted: February 20, 2015 - 3:09 pm

Carter Oakley, age 10 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away suddenly along with his mother, Kristi Carter Clark on Feb. 16, 2015.

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Obituary: Melba Christine White
Posted: February 20, 2015 - 3:06 pm

Mrs. Melba Christine White, age 90 originally from the Flat Creek Community passed away Feb.19, 2015. She was born in Williamson County.

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Obituary: Wayne Terrell Bixler
Updated: February 20, 2015 - 10:01 am

Mr. Wayne Terrell Bixler, age 73 of Chapel Hill passed away Feb. 18, 2015 at Claiborne Hughes.

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Obituary: Eric Jason Harper
Updated: February 20, 2015 - 9:59 am

Mr. Eric Jason Harper, age 51 of Fairview passed away Feb. 16, 2015 at Williamson Medical Center.

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Obituary: Thressa Lynn Stinson
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 3:03 pm

Thressa Lynn Stinson, age 45 of Lyles, Tenn. passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.

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Wednesday 02/18/2015
Obituary: Irene “Rick” Whitehead
Updated: February 18, 2015 - 2:36 pm

Irene “Rick” Whitehead, 93, died February 18, 2015 in Brentwood, Tenn., after a brief illness and complications of congestive heart failure. The mother of four, she was a longtime resident of the Suburban Hills community in West Knoxville and a member of All Saints Catholic Church. She and her husband, the late A. T. “Tom” Whitehead, moved to The Heritage at Brentwood in 2007 to be closer to their daughter’s family and attended Holy Family Catholic Church in Brentwood.

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Obituary: Nonine Elene Borgman Cranston
Updated: February 18, 2015 - 1:32 pm

Mrs. Nonine Elene Borgman Cranston, age 85, passed away February 11, 2015 at her Heritage Way residence in Brentwood.

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Obituary: Buford Alex Hargrove
Updated: February 18, 2015 - 1:31 pm

Buford Alex Hargrove, age 75 of Franklin, passed away Feb. 16, 2015 at his home.

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Obituary: Dr. Jeffrey Stuart Parker
Updated: February 18, 2015 - 10:31 am

Dr. Jeffrey Stuart Parker passed away last week in Quincy, Mass. Jeff was a Senior Scientist with Proctor & Gamble’s Gillette Division in Boston.

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Sunday 02/15/2015
Obituary: Robert Vernon Day
Updated: February 17, 2015 - 4:17 pm

Mr. Robert Vernon Day, age 90, of Chapel Hill, Tennessee, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at his home in Chapel Hill.  Mr. Day was born in Santa Fe, Tennessee and was a son of the late John William and Tinnie M. Day.  He served in the United States Army during World War II and was stationed in the Pacific Theater.  After returning home, he became a machinist and retired after 37 years working for AVCO Aerostructures of Nashville.  Mr. Day was of the Nazarene faith and was a member of the American Legion, Lewisburg Post 79.

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Obituary: Mary Lois McMillan
Posted: February 15, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Mary Lois McMillan age 80 of Franklin, Tenn. went to be with her Lord Feb. 14, 2015.

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Friday 02/13/2015
Obituary: Emily Allene Walton
Posted: February 13, 2015 - 4:14 pm

Mrs. Emily Allene Walton, born December 8, 1931 a lifetime resident of Williamson County passed from this life on Feb. 11, 2015 at Williamson Medical Center.

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Obituary: Ruby Garrett Adcock
Posted: February 13, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Ms. Ruby Garrett Adcock, age 79 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Feb. 12, 2015 at Claiborne & Hughes Health Center. 

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Obituary: Rev. Thomas Mosie Lister
Posted: February 13, 2015 - 4:10 pm

Rev. Thomas Mosie Lister, age 93 of Spring Hill, Tenn., passed away Feb. 12, 2015.

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Wednesday 02/11/2015
Obituary: Harry Guffee Howell
Updated: February 11, 2015 - 4:44 pm

Mr. Harry Guffee Howell, age 65 of Rockvale, Tenn. passed away Feb. 10, 2015.

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Obituary: Jerry Keith Mayfield
Updated: February 11, 2015 - 4:44 pm

Jerry Keith Mayfield, age 64 of Eagleville, Tenn., formerly of Franklin, passed away with his family by his side Feb. 11, 2015.

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Obituary: Henry Virgil Jones, Jr.
Updated: February 11, 2015 - 4:42 pm

Henry Virgil Jones, Jr., age 72 of Cornersville, passed away on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at his residence.   

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Obituary: Alice L’Esperance Wallace
Posted: February 11, 2015 - 10:05 am

Mrs. Alice L’Esperance Wallace, R.N., 92, of the Millview Community near Franklin has passed away.

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Sunday 02/08/2015
Obituary: Bobby Joe Mangrum
Posted: February 08, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Mr. Bobby Joe Mangrum, age 40 of Columbia, Tenn. passed away Feb. 7, 2015 at Maury Regional. Born in Williamson county to the late Buford and Martha Mangrum, he is survived by his wife, Nora Mangrum; son, Bobby Joe Mangrum, Jr.; daughters, Amber Mangrum and Ashlea Mangrum; brothers, Alton Clark, Buford Mangrum, Donnie Mangrum and Billy Mangrum; sisters, Connie Branham and Mary Robertson; grandchildren, Jacob Branham and Carly Cheyenne York and many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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Obituary: Walter “Walt” “Chipper” George Trapnell IV
Updated: February 08, 2015 - 11:11 am

Mr. Walter “Walt” “Chipper” George Trapnell IV, age 51 of Madison, Tenn. passed away Feb. 6, 2015 at Skyline Medical Center.

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Obituary: Josie Frances Marlin
Updated: February 08, 2015 - 11:10 am

Mrs. Josie Frances Marlin, age 85 of the Harpeth Community passed away Feb. 7, 2015.

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Obituary: Elizabeth Childress Smithson Williams
Updated: February 08, 2015 - 11:11 am

Mrs. Elizabeth Childress Smithson Williams, age 90 of Franklin, passed away Feb. 6, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Williams was born in Williamson County to the late Minnis and Martha Ann Marlin Childress.

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Thursday 02/05/2015
Obituary: Ronald David “Capt. Ron” Laurie
Posted: February 05, 2015 - 10:23 am

Mr. Ronald David “Capt. Ron” Laurie, age 81 of Nashville, Tenn. 

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Obituary: James Lewis McMillan
Posted: February 05, 2015 - 10:24 am

Mr. James Lewis McMillan, age 82 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away February 3, 2015. A member of Berry’s Chapel Church of Christ and a lifetime resident of Williamson County, McMillan was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from the Tennessee Army National Guard after 30 years of service.

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Wednesday 02/04/2015
Obituary: Willodeen Rogers Spain
Posted: February 04, 2015 - 8:27 pm

Mrs. Willodeen Rogers Spain, age 90 of Nashville, passed away Feb. 4, 2015. She was a member of McKendree United Methodist Church and active with United Methodist Women.

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Monday 02/02/2015
Obituary: William “Bill” David Brewer
Updated: February 03, 2015 - 3:56 pm

Mr. William “Bill” David Brewer, age 84 of Brentwood, passed away Jan. 31, 2015 at his home.

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Obituary: Connie Ann Adams
Posted: February 02, 2015 - 4:23 pm

Mrs. Connie Ann Adams, age 65 of Antioch, Tenn., formerly of Franklin, Tenn. passed away at her home on January 31, 2015. Born in Franklin, to the late Ernest and Frances Gunnells Adams, she loved art, music, shopping and gardening.

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Sunday 02/01/2015
Obituary: Barbara Ann Hurd
Posted: February 01, 2015 - 7:28 pm

Barbara Ann Hurd, age 71, Franklin, Tenn. passed away Jan. 31, 2015. She was a homemaker.

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Obituary: Dr. William Henry Long
Posted: February 01, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Dr. William Henry Long, born Sept. 20, 1928 in Decatur, Ala. died Jan. 31, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Judge W. Henry Long, Jr. and Sarah Lapsley Long; and son, William Pratt Long.

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Friday 01/30/2015
Obituary: Sue Ladd Glen
Posted: January 30, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Mrs. Sue Ladd Glenn, age 58 of Spring Hill, Tenn. passed away January 30, 2015. She was with the City of Spring Hill in the Codes Department for fifteen years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Helen Ladd and brother, Wayne Ladd. Survived by husband, Jackie Glenn of Spring Hill; sons, Brad (Ashley) Skinner of Spring Hill, Darrell (Crystal) Skinner of Spring Hill, Todd (Kelli) Glenn of Spring Hill, and Kevin (Sarah) Glenn of Spring Hill; grandchildren, Brayden Skinner, Tori Skinner, Jeffery Skinner, Emma and Anna Glenn; brother, David Ladd of Madison, Tenn.

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Thursday 01/29/2015
Obituary: Clyde Lewis Caldwell
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 9:52 am

Mr. Clyde Lewis Caldwell, age 93 of Franklin passed away Jan. 28, 2015.

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Obituary: Karen Nugent Hardin
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 9:53 am

Karen Nugent Hardin, age 74, a resident of Franklin, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at her residence.

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Obituary: Barbara Watson Minton
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 12:32 am

Mrs. Barbara Watson Minton of Franklin passed away recently. She was born in Pikeville, Tenn. and a graduate of Cumberland County High School and Draughon’s Business College.

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Obituary: Mrs. Grace Helen Lovell
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 9:54 am

Mrs. Grace Helen Lovell, age 86 of Franklin passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.

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Tuesday 01/27/2015
Obituary: Gregory “Greg” Wayne Werle,
Posted: January 27, 2015 - 9:39 pm

Mr. Gregory “Greg” Wayne Werle, age 61 of Smyrna, Tenn., passed away on Jan. 26, 2015. He loved music, was a great musician and was always helping others. Greg was a member of Father’s House Church in LaVergne, Tenn.

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Obituary: Deborah Marie Johnson Clarke
Posted: January 27, 2015 - 5:09 pm

Deborah Marie Johnson Clarke was lost to the ages on Jan. 25, 2015, after a valiant, almost ten-year-long battle with breast cancer.

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Obituary: Robert Carl “Bob” Beikert, Sr.
Posted: January 27, 2015 - 5:06 pm

Robert Carl “Bob” Beikert, Sr., age 84, peacefully went home to heaven on Jan. 26, 2015 surrounded by his wife and children. He was born March 26, 1930 in Butler, PA to the late Andrew and Margaret (Callen) Beikert who instilled in him the virtues of hard work, integrity, and frugality.

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Monday 01/26/2015
Obituary: Mary Virginia “Jeannie” Janicak
Posted: January 26, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Mrs. Mary Virginia “Jeannie” Janicak, age 88 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away January 25, 2015. She was preceded in death by husband, Charles Joseph Janicak. She is survived by son, Steven (Liz) Janicak; grandchildren, Lauren and Kimberly Janicak; several nieces, nephews and other loving family members.

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Obituary: Anthony “Tony” Ray Stutts
Posted: January 26, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Mr. Anthony “Tony” Ray Stutts, age 54 of Thompson’s Station, Tenn. passed away Jan. 25, 2015 at his home. He loved gardening, hunting, fishing and most importantly life. He is preceded in death by sister Linda Farmer. He is survived by father Billy Ray Stutts of Thompson’s Station, Tenn; mother, Rose Marie McNabb of Thompson’s Station; half-brothers, Bobby Stutts and Donnie Stutts both of Thompson’s Station; step-sister Angie Love of Thompson’s Station; step-nephew, James Taylor Barnes; uncles Fulton Stutts of Fairview, Tenn. and Jimmy Beard of Thompson’s Station,; aunts Sue Bruce of Thompson’s Station and Kim Beard Mealer of Thompson’s Station.

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Obituary: Judy Ann King
Posted: January 26, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Mrs. Judy Ann King, age 66 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Jan. 26, 2015. Lifelong resident of Williamson County. Mrs. King was a home health nurse for several years. She was preceded in death by parents, Robert Scales Hood, Jr. and Margaret Jean Smithson Hood; brothers, Larry “Lard” Hood and David “Cuckabur” Hood.

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Obituary: Gladys McNeese “Bonnie” Giffen
Posted: January 26, 2015 - 4:11 pm

Gladys McNeese “Bonnie” Giffen, 90, formerly of Jackson, Tenn. passed away on Jan. 24, 2015 at NHC HealthCare/Franklin after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born on August 10, 1924 in Covington, Ky. to Luther and Marie McNeese and was raised in Dayton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband David K. Giffen, who passed away in 2003, her parents, her brother, Jack McNeese and her grandson, Ben Giffen.

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