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Saturday 08/01/2015
Obituary: Shelby Jean Brock Helms
Posted: August 01, 2015 - 10:59 pm

Mrs. Shelby Jean Brock Helms, age 77, of Spring Hill, Tenn., passed away July 31, 2015. She was a retired optic lab technician.

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Obituary: Fred Carlos Thompson, Sr.
Posted: August 01, 2015 - 11:00 pm

Mr. Fred Carlos Thompson, Sr., age 88, of Spring Hill, Tenn., passed away August 1, 2015. A retired credit manager, he is preceded in death by parents, Fonzie C. and Mary Ione Bobo Thompson; son, Fred Carlos Thompson, Jr.; and three brothers. Survived by wife of 65 years, Wilma DePriest Thompson, daughters, Carol Ann (Carl) Coulson, Connie Jane (Buddy) Abbott, and Lisa Marie (Richard) Burt; twelve grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; and dear friends, Helen and James Allen Christopher and Betty Warpool.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
Obituary: Bobby Kenneth Stem
Posted: July 30, 2015 - 10:37 pm

Mr. Bobby Kenneth Stem, age 71 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away July 29, 2015 at Williamson Medical Center. Born in Murfreesboro, Tenn. to the late Robert Lee and Mary Frances Rowlette Stem. A lifelong resident of Franklin, he was a graduate of Franklin High School class of 1963.

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Obituary: Fannie Mae Farrell Rainwater
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Fannie Mae Farrell Rainwater, 94, of Spring Hill, Tenn., formerly a long time resident of Fayetteville, N.C., passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015. Fannie was a believer in Jesus Christ, a soul winner who boldly accepted his commandment to tell others about him. Because she accepted his gift of salvation and she spread that word to all she came in contact with, Jesus said to her on that day, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” 

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Obituary: William Herschel Harmon
Posted: July 30, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Mr. William Herschel Harmon, age 83 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away July 27, 2015.  Mr. Harmon worked as an electrical engineer for many years at NASA. 

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Wednesday 07/29/2015
Obituary: Constance “Connie” Pratt Ross
Posted: July 29, 2015 - 1:39 am

Mrs. Constance “Connie” Pratt Ross, age 88 of Cookeville, Tenn., formerly of Franklin, Tenn., went to be with her Lord, July 27, 2015.

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Monday 07/27/2015
Obituary: Richard Ronald Neitz
Posted: July 27, 2015 - 9:02 pm

Mr. Richard Ronald Neitz, age 66 of Nashville, Tenn. passed away July 25, 2015.

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Obituary: Naomi May Couch
Updated: July 27, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Mrs. Naomi May Couch, age 84 of Brentwood, Tenn. passed away at her home July 26, 2015. She was born in Santa Monica, Calif. to the late Robert W. and Naomi Pinkham Flory. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. She is survived by husband of 62 years, Alex Couch; daughters, Laura (Bryan) Echols and Linda Lee (Jim) Belli; brother, William W. (Jeannie) Flory; sister, Virginia Flory Smith; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Obituary: John Hancock
Updated: July 27, 2015 - 11:17 am

Mr. John Hancock, age 72 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away July 25, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Saturday 07/25/2015
Obituary: Joan T. Hess
Updated: July 27, 2015 - 2:10 pm

Mrs. Joan T. Hess, age 87 of Knoxville, Tenn. passed away July 20, 2015. She was member of Church Street United Methodist Church.

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Friday 07/24/2015
Obituary: James Douglas Langston
Updated: July 25, 2015 - 9:33 am

James Douglas Langston passed away at Saint Thomas Mid-Town Hospital in Nashville on July 24, 2015 at the age of 73.

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Wednesday 07/22/2015
Obituary: Jacqueline Lee Dodd
Updated: July 27, 2015 - 4:14 pm

Jacqueline Lee Dodd, age 63, of Franklin, Tenn., passed away July 21, 2015. She is preceded in death by parents, Bill and Myrtle Pope Clark; and brother, Wayne Clark.

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Obituary: Bruce Cullen Hall
Posted: July 22, 2015 - 10:50 am

Bruce Cullen Hall, age 61, of Columbus, Ga., passed away July 18, 2015. He was a kind person, a true friend who had a great sense of humor. Bruce loved his work as a computer programmer at Total System Services. Music was very important to him and he was an accomplished trombonist in the U.S. Army and played 35 years in the 129th Army Band, Tennessee National Guard. He was close to his beloved cats. He was a bike rider who frequented the Silver Comet Trail in Georgia.

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Obituary: Weslie Cleveland Kelley
Posted: July 22, 2015 - 1:55 am

Weslie Cleveland Kelley, age 83, Franklin, Tenn., passed away July 21, 2015.

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Tuesday 07/21/2015
Obituary: Robert L. “Bob” Gross
Posted: July 21, 2015 - 1:31 pm

Mr. Robert L. “Bob” Gross, age 86 of Franklin, passed away July 19, 2015. A member of Clearview Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

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Monday 07/20/2015
Obituary: Lauren Nicole Gulley
Updated: July 20, 2015 - 2:36 pm

Lauren Nicole Gulley, age 21, of Franklin, passed away July 16, 2015. She was preceded in death by grandmother, Sandra M. Brown. She is survived by parents, James “Eddie” and Connie Gulley; sister, Alexis Gulley; grandparents, Wanda and John Stache and James Gulley; and step grandfather, Jerry A. Brown.

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Sunday 07/19/2015
Obituary: Bonnie Nicole Bruce
Updated: July 19, 2015 - 4:07 pm

Bonnie Nicole Bruce, age 30, Peytonsville Community, passed away July 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jason Maynard and grandparents, George and Estelle Bruce and May Mangrum.

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Wednesday 07/15/2015
Obituary: James “Jim” Henry Cheatham, III
Updated: July 15, 2015 - 12:37 am

Mr. James “Jim” Henry Cheatham, III age 80 of Brentwood, Tenn. passed away July 12, 2015.

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Obituary: James A. Brothers
Updated: July 15, 2015 - 12:23 am

James A. Brothers, age 79 of Athens, Alabama passed away peacefully into the presence of his Lord and Savior Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Huntsville Hospital.

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Obituary: Cyrus Wayne Harper
Updated: July 15, 2015 - 12:11 am

Mr. Cyrus Wayne Harper, age 84 of Brentwood, Tenn. passed away July 14, 2015. He retired as secretary/treasurer for Dixie Concrete Pipe Co., Inc. after 46 years of service. He was a lifetime member for 43 years at the Nashville Elks Lodge #72 and a past member of the Nashville Credit Men’s Association and served on the board of directors. An avid Vanderbilt fan, he was also a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

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Monday 07/13/2015
Obituary: Mary Lou Hauser Fehrmann
Updated: July 22, 2015 - 2:42 pm

Mary Lou Hauser Fehrmann has transitioned to another plane that most assuredly is first class! She passed peacefully from this earth at 10:10 p.m. on July 2, 2015 at her son, Frederick and daughter-in-law Kimberly's home in New Hampshire.

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Obituary: Edwin Frank Greenwald, Jr.
Posted: July 13, 2015 - 2:54 pm

Mr. Edwin Frank Greenwald, Jr. age 52 of Brentwood, Tenn. passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015. He is preceded in death by mother, Merle Anthony Greenwald and brother, Craig Greenwald.

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Sunday 07/12/2015
Obituary: Robert Milton Heithcock, Jr.
Posted: July 12, 2015 - 2:52 pm

Robert Milton Heithcock, Jr. age 83 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away July 9, 2015. Born in Williamson County to the late Robert Milton Sr. and Robbie Barnes Heithcock, he owned and operated Heithcock’s Body Shop for 24 years.

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Wednesday 07/08/2015
Obituary: Mildred McKay Hughes
Updated: July 08, 2015 - 4:51 pm

Mrs. Mildred McKay Hughes, age 94 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away July 7, 2015. 

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Obituary: Cornel Jurca
Updated: July 08, 2015 - 4:49 pm

Mr. Cornel Jurca, age 67 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away July 7, 2015. He immigrated to the US in 1977. Retired from General Motors in Spring Hill, Tenn. As a member of Grace Chapel he loved the Lord. A very caring person, he was involved with several foreign missions.

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Obituary: Bruce Eldon Ferguson
Posted: July 08, 2015 - 2:19 pm

Mr. Bruce Ferguson, age 76, husband of Gayle Ingram Ferguson and a resident of Franklin, passed away Wednesday morning, July 8, 2015 at his residence.

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Obituary: Julian Tondee
Posted: July 08, 2015 - 11:35 am

Mr. Julian Tondee, age 52, a resident of Franklin, passed away Wednesday morning, July 8, 2015 at NHC Franklin.

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Tuesday 07/07/2015
Obituary: Dr. Clyde Willis Cutrer, Sr.
Posted: July 07, 2015 - 11:03 pm

Dr. Clyde Willis Cutrer, Sr., age 87 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away July 6, 2015. Dr. Cutrer was a long time minister at Madison First Baptist Church and Professor Emeritus in the Religion Department at Belmont University. After retiring from Belmont he self-published four books.

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Ella Mae “Pinky” Mitchell, longtime Herald contributor passes away at 92
Updated: July 07, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Ella Mae “Pinky” Mitchell was born November 21, 1922 in Kosciusko, Mississippi, the daughter of James Carr King and Neva Lawrence King. On July 6, 2015, she peacefully met her Savior at the NHC Nursing Center of Franklin, Tenn. She had spent the last year of residence at The Fountains of Franklin, where she flourished and enjoyed life. She had lived previously in Memphis Tenn. since 1941.

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Monday 07/06/2015
Obituary: Judy Patricia Barnes Weldon
Posted: July 06, 2015 - 12:41 pm

Mrs. Judy Patricia Barnes Weldon, age 74 of Decherd, Tenn., formerly of Williamson County, passed away July 4, 2015. She was a retired cashier with H.G. Hills in Franklin.

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Saturday 07/04/2015
Obituary: Tommye Jean Griffith Shackleford
Posted: July 04, 2015 - 1:05 am

Mrs. Tommye Jean Griffith Shackleford, age 80 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away July 3, 2015.

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Obituary: James M. (Jim) Sackett
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 1:05 am

James M. (Jim) Sackett, age 75, of Franklin, Tenn., peacefully passed away at home on June 18, 2015, after an extended illness.

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Friday 07/03/2015
Obituary: James. M. Sackett
Updated: July 03, 2015 - 3:11 pm

James M. (Jim) Sackett, 75, of Franklin, Tenn., peacefully passed away at home on June 18, 2015, after an extended illness.

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Thursday 07/02/2015
Obituary: Deboraha “Debbie” Lynn Pugh
Updated: July 02, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Mrs. Deboraha “Debbie” Lynn Pugh, age 54 of Ashland City, Tenn. passed away July 2, 2015 at her home.

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Wednesday 07/01/2015
Obituary: Darlene Joy Baldwin Pritzkau
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 3:57 pm

Mrs. Darlene Joy Baldwin Pritzkau, age 74 of Plano, Texas formerly of Franklin, passed away June 30, 2015.

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Obituary: Marjorie Ann Smithson Maupin
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 3:58 pm

Mrs. Marjorie Ann Smithson Maupin, age 82 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away June 30, 2015. She retired from Kroger after 40 years and after retirement she worked for the Williamson County School System part-time as a bus aide.

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Obituary: Betty Sue Steele Hoover
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 4:01 pm

Betty Sue Steele Hoover was born August 14, 1935 in Selmer, Tenn., the daughter of the late Roscoe and Clevie Willis Steele.

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Obituary: Roy Winston Van Hoy, Jr.
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 4:01 pm

Roy Winston Van Hoy Jr., 87, of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at home. He was born in Roanoke, Va.., February 24, 1928 to Roy W. Van Hoy Sr. and Patsy Warren Van Hoy. Known to most as “Van,” he was a loving husband and father blessed with many talents and a great sense of humor.

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
Obituary: Robbie Biggers Alexander
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 4:02 pm

Robbie Biggers Alexander, age 84 of Franklin, passed away June 29, 2015 at her residence with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents Plez and Lera McCall Biggers, husband, Ralph “ Rooster” Alexander and sister, Rachel Jimmerson and brothers, Joe and Ross Biggers.

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Obituary: William H. Clark, Jr.
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 4:03 pm

William Howard “Bill” Clark, Jr., 57, of Franklin, Tenn. passed away suddenly on June 29, 2015. Born in Franklin, he moved to Atlanta at age 5 and graduated from Henry Grady High School in 1975.

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Obituary: Paul Norwood
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 3:24 pm

Paul Norwood, age 88, of Lawrenceburg, Tenn. passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. He was a native of Lawrence County, Tenn., former employee of the City of Lawrenceburg Fire/Police in the 1960s, and a retired funeral director from North Funeral Home.

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Sunday 06/28/2015
Obituary: Jarrett Eugene Price
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Jarrett Eugene Price, age 24 of Franklin, passed away June 25, 2015. He had a contagious laugh and beautiful smile. He never met a stranger and had a kind spirit. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Graduate of Franklin High School. He attended Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Alabama. He was an avid Alabama “Roll Tide” Football fan.

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Obituary: Portia Ann Burgoyne
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Ms. Portia Ann Burgoyne, age 60 of Spring Hill, Tenn., June 26, 2015. She was an office manager for Luna Construction for 22 years. She was preceded in death by parents, Jefferson Thomas “J.T.” and Laura Grace Harris Lovett and brother, Tony Lovett. She is survived by daughters, Carrie (Rick) Rieves and Cassie (Chris) Lovvorn; brothers, Tom (Sandy) Lovett, Don (Lynne) Lovett and Jeff Lovett; sister, Teresa Bienmueller; grandchildren, Camden and Carson Rieves and Bryson Lovvorn.

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Saturday 06/27/2015
Obituary: Howard Anthony “Sut” Raines
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Mr. Howard Anthony “Sut” Raines, age 72 of Chapel Hill, Tenn. passed away June 26, 2015. He was a retired supervisor with the Williamson County Landfill.

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Thursday 06/25/2015
Obituary: Daniel Preston Perkins
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 3:52 pm

Mr. Daniel Preston Perkins, 70 of Franklin, passed away June 24, 2015 in Nashville.

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Wednesday 06/24/2015
Obituary: Jere Wilson Trevathan
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 2:26 pm

Jere Wilson Trevathan, age 68 of Brentwood, Tenn. completed his earthly journey on June 23, 2015 at Alive Hospice, Nashville, Tenn. Jere was born on November 22, 1946 to the late Woodrow Wilson and Juanita Black Trevathan in Springfield, Tenn.

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Tuesday 06/23/2015
Obituary: Theresa Mary Bales
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 2:31 pm

Mrs. Theresa Mary Bales, age 93 of Nashville died June 22, 2015 at her home. She was born in Detroit, Mi. to the late Anthony and Cecilia Nowak. She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Woodrow Bales and eldest daughter, Alberta Coulehan.

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Obituary: David Henry Jones
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 2:32 pm

Mr. David Henry Jones, age 73 of Lewisburg passed away June 19, 2015.

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Sunday 06/21/2015
Obituary: Edward Francis Nace
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 2:36 pm

Mr. Edward Francis Nace, age 83, Franklin, formerly of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. and Philadelphia, Pa., passed away on June 19, 2015. He was a retired purchasing manager and active with Habitat For Humanity.

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Obituary: Albert Willem Rivenburg
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 2:37 pm

Mr. Albert Willem Rivenburg, age 32 passed away June 16, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is preceded in death by his father, Willem Kearns Rivenburg, Md. and survived by mother, Kathleen Rivenburg; grandmother, Julia Collins; brother, Richard (Jenna) Rivenburg and sister, Ann (Russ Dalbke) Rivenburg.

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