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Friday 03/27/2015
Obituary: Mary Roy Lambert
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 7:13 pm

Mary Roy Lambert, 77, of Franklin, Tenn. formerly of Tiptonville, Tenn. passed away on March 25, 2015. She was a devoted minister’s wife and was involved with the First Baptist Church of Tiptonville. She retired from the Lake County Regional Correctional Facility after 17 years as an employee.

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Obituary: Mary Louise Marlin Sullivan Forton
Updated: March 27, 2015 - 10:38 am

Mary Louise Marlin Sullivan Forton, age 81 of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. passed away March 19, 2015. She retired from Hudson’s in Michigan.

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Wednesday 03/25/2015
Obituary: Lewis Ray Hargrove
Posted: March 25, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Lewis Ray Hargrove, age 72 of Columbia, Tenn. passed away with his family by his side March 24, 2015.

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Obituary: Josiah “Joe” Carr Eggleston
Posted: March 25, 2015 - 3:55 pm

Mr. Josiah “Joe” Carr Eggleston, age 83 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away on March 24, 2015. He was a longtime member of Franklin First United Methodist Church.

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Obituary: Mary Louise Marlin Sullivan
Posted: March 25, 2015 - 3:57 pm

Mary Louise Marlin Sullivan, age 81 of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. passed away March 19, 2015. She was retired from Hudson’s in Michigan. Sullivan was preceded in death by parents, Louise Ormes and Fleming Marlin, Sr.; sister, Hazel Bradley; brother, Fleming Marlin, Jr.; grandson, James Joseph Sullivan.

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Obituary: Donald Clark Weil
Posted: March 25, 2015 - 3:49 pm

Mr. Donald Clark Weil, age 90 of Brentwood, Tenn. passed away March 21, 2015 at Somerfield at the Heritage.

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Obituary: Lewis Ray Hargrove
Updated: March 25, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Lewis Ray Hargrove, age 72 of Columbia, Tenn. passed away with his family by his side March 24. Lewis was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, which would help anybody in need. He served in the National Guard from 1964-1971, then later retired from Georgia Boot Company.

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Tuesday 03/24/2015
Obituary: William “Bill” Richard Rainey, Jr.
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 4:10 pm

Mr. William “Bill” Richard Rainey, Jr. age 68 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away on March 23, 2015. Rainey was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of West Main Church of Christ.

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Monday 03/23/2015
Obituary: Camilla Doris Barker Catron
Updated: March 23, 2015 - 12:28 pm

Mrs. Camilla Doris Barker Catron, age 90 of Franklin, went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 17, 2015.  Doris was a devoted member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church, where she was active for many years.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harold E. Catron Sr..  Doris is survived by her sons, Harold E.  “Eddie” Catron Jr. of Franklin, Robert E. “Bob” Catron of Spring Hill and William C. “Biff” (Marlette) Catron of Grayson, GA; grandchildren, James E. (Kelley) Catron, Joseph E. Catron, Jonathan C. Catron and Rachel C. (Lance) Petty; great granddaughter, Madison Grace Catron. 

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Friday 03/20/2015
Obituary: Robert M. “Bob” Bufford
Posted: March 20, 2015 - 2:13 pm

Mr. Robert M. “Bob” Bufford, age 91 of Franklin, Tenn. went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2015. He was an Elder for over 40 years of the Churches of Christ. He was in the auto parts business until he retired.

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Obituary: Evelyn Hatley Billings
Updated: March 20, 2015 - 2:13 pm

Mrs. Evelyn Hatley Billings, age 94, passed away peacefully March 19, 2015. She was born Nov. 6, 1920 in Vardamen, Mississippi to Ben E. and Martha Hatley.

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Obituary: Tamara Lyn Stephens
Posted: March 20, 2015 - 1:54 am

Tamara Lyn Stephens, 40, of Thompsons Station, Tenn. passed away March 16, 2015.

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Wednesday 03/18/2015
Obituary: Catherine Louise 'Cat' Crafton Mangrum
Updated: March 18, 2015 - 7:16 pm

Mrs. Catherine Louise “Cat” Crafton Mangrum, age 80 of Thompson Station, Tenn. went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 17, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of Franklin and worked in factories and as waitress for several years at Toby’s Restaurant. She was loved by many because of her serving and unselfish love for her family and friends.

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Obituary: Mary Nell Pazzaglia
Posted: March 18, 2015 - 5:56 pm

Mary Nell Pazzaglia, age 75 of Spring Hill, Tenn. born in Converse, La. and lived as a child in Mitchell, La. passed away March 18, 2015.

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Obituary: Tracy Lynn England
Updated: March 18, 2015 - 7:21 pm

Tracy Lynn England, age 49, of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 following an extended battle with diabetes.

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Tuesday 03/17/2015
Obituary: James Monroe Bonner
Posted: March 17, 2015 - 9:53 pm

Mr. James Monroe Bonner, age 69 of Spring Hill, Tenn. born sunrise 1945, died sunset peacefully March 15, 2015 at his home. A veteran of the U.S. Marines, Bonner was a longtime Instrument Tech Engineer for Sverdrup Technology Inc. at the Arnold Air Force Base in Tullahoma, Tenn.

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Obituary: B. Carroll Johnson
Updated: March 17, 2015 - 9:53 pm

B. Carroll Johnson, age 73 of College Grove, Tenn., passed away March 16, 2015.

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Obituary: B. Carroll Johnson
Updated: March 17, 2015 - 2:13 pm

B. Carroll Johnson, age 73 of College Grove, Tenn., died Monday, March 16, 2015. A retired bank executive with the Bank of College Grove/ Bank of Franklin, Mr. Johnson was a devoted father, grandfather and husband who loved all of his family dearly. Carroll was a member and past deacon of the Leiper’s Fork Primitive Baptist Church. Since his retirement, he became an avid gardener, raising prized tomatoes and loved curing country hams. One of his favorite hobbies was repairing old and antique guns. 

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Monday 03/16/2015
Obituary: William Howard Chriesman
Posted: March 16, 2015 - 3:54 pm

Mr. William Howard Chriesman, age 95 passed away at the Fort Sanders Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. on March 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, MP Cotton Chriesman and father, William Chriesman.

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Obituary: Andrew Thomas Karp
Updated: March 16, 2015 - 3:34 pm

Andrew Thomas Karp, 71, of Franklin, Tenn. passed away on March 9. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Laura Mahowald Karp, first wife Mary Katherine Brunke Karp, brothers Daniel and Frank, sisters Laura Mae Rudeen and Katherine Klein Clarken.

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Saturday 03/14/2015
Obituary: Eloise Hall Hoover
Posted: March 14, 2015 - 7:05 am

Mrs. Eloise Hall Hoover, age 92 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away March 11, 2015.

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Friday 03/13/2015
Obituary: William E. “Bill” Bartusch, Jr.
Posted: March 13, 2015 - 12:29 pm

Mr. William E. “Bill” Bartusch, Jr., age 63, of the Caney Spring community, died Thursday, Mar. 12, 2015. Born in Berwyn, IL, Mr. Bartusch was a son of the late William E. Bartusch, Sr. and Sammie Lee Parker Bartusch who survives. He was a retired Operations Technician with Saturn Corporation in Spring Hill, Tenn.

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Thursday 03/12/2015
Obituary: Michael Ernest “Mike” Poag
Posted: March 12, 2015 - 1:49 pm

Mr. Michael Ernest “Mike” Poag, age 65, of Lynchburg, Tenn. passed away March 10, 2015.

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Wednesday 03/11/2015
Obituary: Thomas Earl Locke, Jr.
Posted: March 11, 2015 - 10:25 am

Thomas Earl Locke, Jr. age 78 of Franklin, Tenn., March 10, 2015. Mr. Locke was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. A retired banker in Williamson County, he was a cattle farmer for many years.

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Obituary: Buna Vesta Stewart
Posted: March 11, 2015 - 10:17 am

Mrs. Buna Vesta Stewart, age 83 of Arrington, Tenn., passed away March 10, 2015. She was preceded in death by parents William and Mary Cooper Ford; brothers, J.B. and Robert Ford and sister, Lois Clayton.

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Tuesday 03/10/2015
Obituary: Mary Frances Berkihiser
Posted: March 10, 2015 - 10:39 am

Mrs. Mary Frances Berkihiser, age 102 of Brentwood, Tenn. passed away March 7, 2015 in Franklin, Tenn. She was born in Washington Co., Okla. to the late Roy Friend and Mary Stephens.

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Monday 03/09/2015
Obituary: Charlotte Julia McCord
Updated: March 09, 2015 - 11:44 am

Ms. Charlotte Julia McCord, age 92 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away March 6, 2015 at her home. She was born in Franklin to the late William and Charlotte L. Jamison. She was preceded in death William H. McCord; daughter, Mary McCord Tedford and brother, Billy Jamison.

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Obituary: Thomas Edward Murdic
Updated: March 09, 2015 - 12:14 pm

Mr. Thomas Edward Murdic entered this life on Nov. 30, 1953, and was one of six children born to Robert and Jane Murdic. Even as one of the middle siblings, his big personality and boisterous nature definitely made him stand out among his peers.

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Saturday 03/07/2015
Obituary: Valerie Faith White
Posted: March 07, 2015 - 7:40 pm

Mrs. Valerie Faith White, age 74 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away March 4, 2015. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA to the late James and Virgil Stewart Hobart.

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Obituary: Mary A. Jolayemi
Posted: March 07, 2015 - 7:41 pm

Mrs. Mary A. Jolayemi, age 58, of Franklin, Tenn., passed away March 1, 2015 in Atlanta, Ga.

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Friday 03/06/2015
Obituary: Wilbur Clayton Binkley
Posted: March 06, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Mr. Wilbur Clayton Binkley, age 90 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away March 4, 2015.

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Wednesday 03/04/2015
Obituary: Kay Adelaide Ogilvie Williams
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 9:04 pm

Kay Adelaide Ogilvie Williams, born May 11, 1932, has passed away.

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Tuesday 03/03/2015
Obituary: Karl Gordon Schmid
Updated: March 03, 2015 - 11:30 pm

Karl Gordon Schmid, age 81 of Franklin passed away March 2, 2015.

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Monday 03/02/2015
Obituary: James Ivan Parnell
Updated: March 03, 2015 - 11:13 am

James Ivan Parnell was born 20 May, 1940, in Stephenville, Texas and left this earth to be with the Lord on Feb. 28, 2015. 


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Obituary: Virginia W. Hill
Posted: March 02, 2015 - 11:08 pm

Mrs. Virginia W. Hill died peacefully Feb. 14, 2015, at Somerfield Health Center. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, at Brentwood United Methodist Church with Bishop Robert Spain officiating. A reception will immediately follow at the church.

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Sunday 03/01/2015
Obituary: Cheryl Smithson Fondaw
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 9:38 pm

Mrs. Cheryl Smithson Fondaw, age 66 of Nashville, Tenn. passed away Feb. 27, 2015. She was a graduate of Franklin High School where she was a cheerleader.

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Obituary: John Herald Fox
Updated: March 01, 2015 - 9:10 pm

John Herald Fox, age 92, of Fairview, Tenn., passed away Feb. 28, 2015. Mr. Fox retired from C.B. Ragland after 35 years, a cabinet maker and woodworker, a former member of Hiram Lodge #7 and a member of First Baptist Church in Fairview.

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Obituary: Willie Joe Netherton
Posted: March 01, 2015 - 9:02 pm

Mr. Willie Joe Netherton, age 70, Franklin, Tenn., passed away Feb. 28, 2015. He was an avid member of Holt’s Chapel Church of Christ and was employed with City of Franklin Sanitation Department for 30 years.

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Friday 02/27/2015
Obituary: Donald Howard Bullock
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 4:37 pm

COOKEVILLE-Funeral services for Mr. Donald Howard Bullock, 87 of Cookeville, were Friday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Rev. Gary Farris and Rev. Mike Womack will officiate. Interment with military honors rendered by the Veterans Honor Guard will follow in Salem Cemetery.

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Obituary: Mary Leecy Hughes King
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 4:31 pm

Mary Leecy Hughes King, age 92 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Feb. 27, 2015 at Grace Health Care. Born in Williamson County to the late Richard and Effie Tidwell Hughes.

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Obituary: Michael Clayton Davis, Jr.
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 4:26 pm

Mr. Michael Clayton Davis, Jr., age 32 of Nashville, Tenn. passed away Feb. 24, 2015. He was preceded in death by grandfather, Bishop W. T. Handy, Jr.

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Obituary: John Skelton Phipps
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 4:16 pm

John Skelton Phipps, of Nashville, Tenn. passed away Feb. 25, 2015. Born in Nashville, Tenn.. John graduated from East Nashville High School and then attended Vanderbilt University. He served in the U.S. Navy for 31 months with 24 months spent in the South Pacific as a Seabee.

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Obituary: Sidney “Sid” Smith Corban
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 4:18 pm

Mr. Sidney “Sid” Smith Corban, age 80 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away February 24, 2015.

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Thursday 02/26/2015
Longtime Tennessee journalist Kent Flanagan dies at 69
Updated: March 03, 2015 - 12:32 pm

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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