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Monday 10/05/2015
Obituary: Betty Hall Southall
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Mrs. Betty Hall Southall, age 85 of Thompson’s Station, Tenn. passed away October 4, 2015.  She was preceded in death by husband, Morris Southall and daughter Daisy Watkins.  She is survived by daughter, Sandra Clive; sisters, Mildred Trammel and Violet Beard; grandchildren, Kandi (Cory) Groves and Shane (Heather) Watkins; great grandchildren, Jessica and Colin Groves. 

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Sunday 10/04/2015
Obituary: Kenneth Edwin “Kenny” Snell
Updated: October 04, 2015 - 9:02 pm

Mr. Kenneth Edwin “Kenny” Snell, age 60 of Nashville, Tenn. passed away Oct. 3, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked at Collier Roofing and R.D. Herbert Roofing & Sheet Metal.

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Obituary: Col. Vernon Arnold French
Updated: October 04, 2015 - 9:06 pm

Col. Vernon Arnold French, age 87 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Oct. 3, 2015. Mr. French was a retired Colonel from the U.S. Army and a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College. He was also retired from Dupont where he worked as a maintenance supervisor. He was a long time member of the Old Hickory Church of Christ.

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Wednesday 09/30/2015
Obituary: Sharon Kay Eaves-Harding
Posted: September 30, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Mrs. Sharon Kay Eaves-Harding, of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Sept. 25, 2015. Sharon was very well respected in the music industry and was the founder and owner of Fan Clubhouse, LLC in Nashville, Tenn. She was also a caring humanitarian serving on the advisory boards for St. Jude Children’s Hospital Music Cares Program and the Nashville School of the Arts. Most of all she was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister who enjoyed being at home with her family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She leaves behind her husband of 26 years, Tom Harding and a son Cameron Harding; parents, Clifford Eaves and Jessica Williams Eaves; brothers, Richard and Michael Eaves; mother in-law, Jacqulyn Harding. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Tuesday 09/29/2015
Obituary: Grady Bailey Leopard, Sr.
Updated: September 29, 2015 - 8:05 pm

Mr. Grady Bailey Leopard, Sr., age 78 passed away Sept. 21, 2015.

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Obituary: Arthur Lee McCloud
Updated: September 29, 2015 - 8:06 pm

Arthur Lee McCloud, age 85, of Franklin, Tenn. passed away on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.

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Obituary: Phyllis Frances Samansky
Updated: September 29, 2015 - 10:33 pm

Phyllis Frances Samansky, age 86, of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Sept. 28, 2015. She was a homemaker and attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Stephen Samansky; son, Mark Samansky; and parents, George and Fern Hogan McGee.

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Obituary: John R. Jensen
Posted: September 29, 2015 - 7:56 pm

Mr. John R. Jensen, age 73 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Sept. 29, 2015.

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Monday 09/28/2015
Obituary: William Gray Bickley, III
Posted: September 28, 2015 - 4:08 pm

Mr. William Gray Bickley III of Franklin, Tenn. passed Sept. 28, 2015 at his home.

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Obituary: Lacy Lamar Smith
Updated: September 28, 2015 - 9:29 am

Mr. Lacy Lamar Smith, age 56 of Springfield, Tenn. passed away Sept. 23, 2015. Born in Chattanooga, Tenn. to the late Lacy and Virginia Smith, he was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marines. He was a gifted cabinet maker and worked for CKC Kitchen & Bath in Springfield, Tenn.

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Friday 09/25/2015
Obituary: Leonard Lamar Arnold II
Posted: September 25, 2015 - 7:28 pm

Leonard Lamar Arnold II, age 71 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Sept. 25, 2015.  He was a musician and songwriter. 

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Obituary: Jason Paul Kidwell
Updated: September 25, 2015 - 7:33 pm

Jason Paul Kidwell, age 40, of College Grove, Tenn., passed away Sept. 25, 2015. He was an assessment coordinator for Optum Health, a member of College Grove Church of Christ, an avid Star Wars Collector and member of a Star Wars Club 47th IEF.

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Thursday 09/24/2015
Bailey, founder of Williamson Leader, passes away leaving legacy of excellence in journalism
Updated: September 29, 2015 - 8:05 pm

Grady Bailey Leopard, Sr., an Athens, Ala., native, known by friends and family as Bailey, first became enamored with the news industry at 13 when he convinced a local editor in his town to let him write sports stories.

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Obituary: Grace ‘Susie’ Sims Irvin
Posted: September 24, 2015 - 12:05 am

Grace ‘Susie’ Sims Irvin, age 88, ofNashville, Tenn. passed away as the sun rose on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015.

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Tuesday 09/22/2015
Obituary: Robert J. “Jack” Walls Jr.
Posted: September 22, 2015 - 3:53 pm

Mr. Robert J. “Jack” Walls Jr., age 73 passed away at his residence in the Boston Community where he had spent most of his life. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert J. “Jack” Walls, Sr. and his mother, Gertie F. Griggs Walls both formerly of the Boston Community; sister, Mary Walls Baker formerly of Huntsville, Ala. Mr. Walls enjoyed working rodeos. He also enjoyed working with horses, riding horses on trail rides and camping with his many friends and family. He enjoyed buying and trading horses.

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Obituary: Hughie Dean “Mac” McInturff
Posted: September 22, 2015 - 3:50 pm

Mr. Hughie Dean “Mac” McInturff, age 82 of Franklin, ended his earthly journey on Sept. 21, 2015. A longtime resident of the Grassland Community, he was a retired manager with the Bell System/AT&T telephone company with 32 years of service. McInturff was also owner and operator of Flower Mart in Green Hills. He sold Christmas trees for over fifty years also in the Green Hills area as well as a quality breeder of pure bred angus cattle at his Magic Meadow Angus Farm. He took pride in the love of his church, his family and his work with his various businesses. He was an active supporter of Williamson County 4-H Club.

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Obituary: Larry Louis Trettenero
Updated: September 22, 2015 - 3:25 pm

Larry Louis Trettenero, 90, of Brentwood, Tenn., passed away Sept. 18, 2015, with his wife Claudine by his side.

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Obituary: Wanda Darlene Rediker
Posted: September 22, 2015 - 10:35 am

Wanda Darlene Rediker, age 59 of Franklin, passed away Sept. 20, 2015 at her home.

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Monday 09/21/2015
Obituary: Forrest Kirby Pollard
Posted: September 21, 2015 - 10:29 am

Forrest Kirby Pollard, 79, devoted husband, father and grandfather, ascended to a higher calling Sept. 1, 2015 after an extended and courageous fight with cancer.

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Saturday 09/19/2015
Obituary: Bruce Alan Scotten
Posted: September 19, 2015 - 8:28 pm

Mr. Bruce Alan Scotten, age 67 of Spring Hill, Tenn. passed away Sept. 18, 2015 at the V.A Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.

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Friday 09/18/2015
Obituary: Lilyce June Pollard
Updated: September 19, 2015 - 8:25 pm

Mrs. Lilyce June Pollard, age 91 of Franklin, Tenn. She was the wife of Samuel Shannon Pollard Jr. who passed in 2008. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Surviving are cousins, Nancy Conway, Dave Carney and David & Carrie Carney. Services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, the Reverend Dennis Meaker officiating.

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Thursday 09/17/2015
Obituary: Brian Hugh Sanders
Posted: September 17, 2015 - 4:41 pm

Brian Hugh Sanders, age 54, Franklin, passed away September 17, 2015.

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Wednesday 09/16/2015
Obituary: Donald Wilson Ashworth
Posted: September 16, 2015 - 10:42 am

Donald Wilson Ashworth, age 81, formerly of Franklin, Tenn., passed away on Sept. 4, 2015 in Reno, Nev.

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Obituary: Elizabeth “Bitsy” Ann Blackburn
Updated: September 16, 2015 - 3:57 pm

Ms. Elizabeth “Bitsy” Ann Blackburn, age 73 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away September 15, 2015. Born in Charleston, S.C. to the late Buford and Ann Southall Blackburn.  She was a longtime resident of Franklin, Tenn.  

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Monday 09/14/2015
Obituary: Clarence Wilbur Jackson
Posted: September 14, 2015 - 2:34 pm

Mr. Clarence Wilbur Jackson, age 84 of Brentwood, Tenn. passed away September 12, 2015. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kyser and Wilma Jackson; brothers, William, Thomas, George and Kyser, Jr.

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Obituary: Melvin Clay Joseph
Updated: September 14, 2015 - 12:49 pm

Mr. Melvin Clay Joseph, age 74 of Franklin, passed away Sept. 11, 2015. He was formerly of Springfield, Mo. where he worshipped as an Elder at the Water Mill Church of Christ. He was currently a member of Franklin Church of Christ.

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Obituary: Betty A. Nave
Updated: September 14, 2015 - 12:49 pm

Mrs. Betty A. Nave, age 85 of Franklin, passed away peacefully on Sept. 10, 2015.

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Wednesday 09/09/2015
Obituary: Daniel F. Guilbault
Posted: September 09, 2015 - 8:34 am

Daniel F. Guilbault, also known as "Coach Dan," of Franklin died suddenly Sept. 2, 2015.

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Obituary: Burt Leroy Yoho
Posted: September 09, 2015 - 8:15 am

Mr. Burt Leroy Yoho, age 88 of Beaver, Pa., passed away on Sept. 5, 2015 at his daughter’s residence in Franklin.

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Obituary: Carl Ross Webster, Sr.
Posted: September 09, 2015 - 8:12 am

Mr. Carl Ross Webster, Sr., age 78 of Franklin, passed away Sept. 2, 2015.

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Obituary: Maurice Calvin Anglin
Posted: September 09, 2015 - 8:10 am

Maurice Calvin Anglin, of Franklin, age 74, passed away Sept 7, 2015.

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Tuesday 09/08/2015
Obituary: Martha Pitts Pearre
Posted: September 08, 2015 - 9:26 am

Mrs. Martha Pitts Pearre, age 94 of Franklin passed away Sept. 6, 2015.

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Obituary: Myrna Hansen Brown
Posted: September 08, 2015 - 9:20 am

Mrs. Myrna Hansen Brown, age 89 passed away Sept. 5, 2015 in Franklin. Mrs. Brown was born in Acequoia, Idaho to the late Hans James and Vera Kidd Hanson.

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Wednesday 09/02/2015
Obituary: Jerry “Sherman” Chunn
Posted: September 02, 2015 - 2:01 pm

Jerry “Sherman” Chunn, age 64 of the Bethesda Community passed away August 28, 2015. He was co-owner and operator of C&S Collision in Franklin. Sherman’s passions in life were the love for his family, his business, his church and he loved stock car racing. He was a member of Jones Chapel Church of the Nazarene.

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Obituary: Linda Holt Moore
Posted: September 02, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Linda Holt Moore

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Obituary: C.E. Clifton
Posted: September 02, 2015 - 11:07 am

C.E. Clifton, age 88 of the Peytonsville community, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at his residence.

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Tuesday 09/01/2015
Obituary: Hunter Edward Duncan
Posted: September 01, 2015 - 5:01 pm

Hunter Edward Duncan, age 4 of Spring Hill, Tenn. passed away September 1, 2015 at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

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Sunday 08/30/2015
Obituary: Dwight “Bear” Keever Cauthen, Jr.
Updated: August 31, 2015 - 2:26 pm

Dwight “Bear” Keever Cauthen, Jr. age 67, was born in 1947 to the late Margaret and Keever Cauthen Sr., passed away suddenly on Aug. 28, 2015. Before retiring, Dwight was an electrician at Vanderbilt Hospital.

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Wednesday 08/26/2015
Obituary: Steve Griffus
Updated: August 26, 2015 - 5:47 pm

R. Steven Griffus, 59, was born in Waukegan, Ill. and peacefully passed from this life on Aug. 24, 2015 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

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Obituary: Donna Jean Herricks Morris
Updated: August 26, 2015 - 5:47 pm

Donna Jean Herricks Morris, age 61, of Franklin passed away Aug. 25, 2015 at her residence. Born in Frankfort, Ky., Donna was an administrative assistant with First Tennessee Bank.

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Tuesday 08/25/2015
Obituary: Guy Leonard Collins
Posted: August 25, 2015 - 11:53 am

Mr. Guy Leonard Collins, age 81 of College Grove, Tenn. passed away August 24, 2015 in Franklin. Born in Auburn, K.Y. to the late James Henry and Lena Viola Johnson Collins, he was the former owner and operator of Roadrunner Electric.

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Obituary: Dan Nelson “Happy Dan” Johnson
Posted: August 25, 2015 - 9:34 am

Mr. Dan Nelson “Happy Dan” Johnson, age 87 of the Bethesda Community passed away August 24, 2015. Retired from Williamson County Highway Department, Dan was a lifetime resident of Williamson County. He was a farmer, and he would lend a hand to anyone that needed him.

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Friday 08/21/2015
Longtime Nolensville resident, owner of Thomas Grocery passes away at 95
Updated: August 23, 2015 - 2:52 pm

James Edward “Ed” Thomas, age 95, a long time resident of Nolensville, Tenn., passed away peacefully at his home on August 20, 2015 surrounded by his family.

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Saturday 08/15/2015
Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Bolden Spears
Posted: August 15, 2015 - 1:37 am

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bolden Spears, age 67 of the Bethesda Community, passed away August 12, 2015 with her family by her side. She was a caring, generous and compassionate person who enjoyed traveling with her family and friends. If you ever met Mary you instantly loved her. She was devoted to her family and friends and always wanted to take care of others.

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Obituary: Ross S. Giles
Posted: August 15, 2015 - 1:33 am

Mr. Ross S. Giles, age 86 of the Bethesda Community, August 12, 2015. He was a lifelong farmer in Williamson Co., a retired school bus driver for the Bethesda and Page schools, and an elder at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. He is the son of the late Hawkins Hardy and Mary Alice Crafton Giles.

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Wednesday 08/12/2015
Obituary: Jennie L. Adams
Posted: August 12, 2015 - 2:52 pm

Jennie L. Adams of Franklin, Tenn., born Jan. 11, 1929, in Miami, Fla., to Margaret Allen and John Lee Adams, left her earthly body on Aug. 6, 2015.

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Obituary: James Allen Savage
Posted: August 12, 2015 - 11:58 am

James Allen Savage, age 70 of Columbia, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at his residence after a long illness.

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Obituary: Glenda Faye Oakley Waller
Posted: August 12, 2015 - 11:54 am

Mrs. Glenda Faye Oakley Waller, age 64 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away August 9, 2015. She is survived by daughter, Valerie Waller (Tim) Norris; son, Jeffrey Oakley; sister, Jane Hargrove and Jeffrey Mitchell Oakley.

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Obituary: Lois Marie Tidwell Pewitt
Updated: August 12, 2015 - 12:04 pm

Mrs. Lois Marie Tidwell Pewitt, age 87, of Franklin, Tenn., passed away August 12, 2015. A member of Hillsboro Baptist Church where she faithfully served the Lord, she was admired and loved by her family, friends and the Hillsboro Community.

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Tuesday 08/11/2015
Obituary: Karen Jones England
Posted: August 11, 2015 - 11:45 pm

Mrs. Karen Jones England, age 62 of Columbia, Tenn. passed away August 11, 2015. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all that knew her.

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