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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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Obituary: Jean Shearin Clements
Updated: August 11, 2015 - 10:01 pm

Jean Shearin Clements, age 87, was born December 15, 1927 at Unionville, Tenn. as the sixth child of Reverend and Mrs. Robert E. Reid. Her father was a highly respected Methodist “circuit riding” minister who served as many as four churches at one time. She passed away on August 10, 2015 at Christian Care Center, Smyrna, Tenn. suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Ed Shearin; and her second husband Capt. Daniel C. Clements.

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Friday 08/07/2015
Obituary: Barry Satterfield
Posted: August 07, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Barry Satterfield, 52, of Memphis, passed away at his home on July 30, 2015. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, Texas Wildlife Foundation, Bill Fish Foundation and was an avid sportsman. Mr. Satterfield is survived by Dianne Tomlin; daughter, Margaret Blair Satterfield; sons, Michael Blake Satterfield, Reeve Barryman Satterfield and Benjamin Chase Satterfield, all of Thompson Station, Tenn.; brothers, Brad Satterfield of Steamboat Springs, CO and Ben Satterfield of Knoxville, Tenn.; and his parents, Sam and Yvonne Satterfield also of Knoxville.

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Wednesday 08/05/2015
Obituary: Todd Daniel King
Updated: August 05, 2015 - 3:50 pm

Mr. Todd Daniel King, age 51 of Culleoka, Tenn. passed away Aug. 4, 2015. He was a member of Southern Hills Church of Christ. Retired from WalMart after 15 plus years of service, he enjoyed kart racing, photography and woodworking and was also a member of the World Karting Association.

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Tuesday 08/04/2015
Obituary: Robert Allen Walters
Updated: August 04, 2015 - 6:10 pm

Commander (Ret.) Robert Allen Walters, age 93, of Columbia, Tenn. passed away Aug. 3, 2015, at his residence, surrounded by his family.

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Obituary: Janice Renee Sims
Updated: August 04, 2015 - 6:11 pm

Ms. Janice Renee Sims, age 47 of Thompson’s Station, Tenn., passed away Aug. 3, 2015.

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Obituary: Gilman Martin
Updated: August 04, 2015 - 6:12 pm

Gilman Martin, age 68, and a resident of Franklin, passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 at his residence.

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Obituary: Rose Ann Massey Akers
Updated: August 04, 2015 - 6:12 pm

Rose Ann Massey Akers, age 86 of Murfreesboro, Tenn, passed away Sunday Aug. 2, 2015.

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Obituary: Jerry Richard Marlin, Jr.
Updated: August 04, 2015 - 2:56 pm

Mr. Jerry Richard Marlin, Jr. age 86 of Franklin passed away August 3, 2015. Born and raised in Williamson County, he was a member of Heritage Church of Christ. A Veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in the Korean Conflict, he was long time sales manager and representative for Cain Buick and Walker Chevrolet.

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Obituary: Everett Steven Covington
Updated: August 04, 2015 - 2:56 pm

Everett Steven Covington, age 57 of Franklin passed away July 31, 2015. Steve was a member of the Franklin Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He sold real estate in the Nashville area and was president with Union Trust Company.

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Monday 08/03/2015
Obituary: Ola Kathleen Bullock
Updated: August 04, 2015 - 2:55 pm

Funeral services for Mrs. Ola Kathleen Bullock, age 87 of Cookeville, will be held Monday August 3 at 3 p.m. in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Rev. Gary Farris and Rev. Mike Womack will officiate. Interment will follow in Salem Cemetery.

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Lynn Anderson, country music legend and Williamson County resident, dead at 67
Updated: August 03, 2015 - 11:46 am

Williamson County resident Lynn Anderson, the country music legend who held the top grossing song by a female artist for 27 years with the signature tune 'Rose Garden,' passed on Thursday, July 30 at the age of 67 at the Vanderbilt Medical Center.

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Saturday 08/01/2015
Obituary: Fred Carlos Thompson, Sr.
Updated: August 04, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Mr. Fred Carlos Thompson, Sr., age 88, of Spring Hill, passed away Aug. 1, 2015.

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Obituary: Shelby Jean Brock Helms
Updated: August 04, 2015 - 2:59 pm

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

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Thursday 07/30/2015
Obituary: Bobby Kenneth Stem
Updated: August 04, 2015 - 3:06 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: August 04, 2015 - 3:08 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
Updated: August 04, 2015 - 3:08 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
Updated: August 04, 2015 - 3:26 pm

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
Updated: August 04, 2015 - 3:35 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: August 04, 2015 - 3:36 pm

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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