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Monday 05/02/2016
Obituary: Darithy “Dot” Jackson Baker
Posted: May 02, 2016 - 3:31 pm

Mrs. Darithy “Dot” Jackson Baker, age 89 of the Boston Community passed away May 1, 2016. 

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Obituary: Paula Kay Sandy Gilliland
Updated: May 02, 2016 - 3:33 pm

Paula Kay Sandy Gilliland, age 69 flew away home to Jesus on April 28, 2016. 

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Obituary: Irene Cosman Norman
Posted: May 02, 2016 - 10:39 am

Irene Cosman Norman, age 60 of Nashville, Tenn. passed away May 1, 2016. She was a veteran of the U.S. Airforce where she served as a nurse. She was preceded in death by mother, Rachel English Norman.

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Saturday 04/30/2016
Obituary: Henry L. “Hank” Fricke
Posted: April 30, 2016 - 8:11 pm

Mr. Henry L. “Hank” Fricke, age 78 of Eagleville, Tenn., formerly of the Bethesda Community passed away April 29, 2016.  He served in the U.S. Airforce for eight years.  He was a retired engineer with CSX Railroad with over 30 years of service.  An avid antique tractor puller and collector, he was a member of Concord United Methodist Church in Rockvale, Tenn. 

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Obituary: Betty Akin
Posted: April 30, 2016 - 8:07 pm

Betty Akin, of Brentwood, Tenn. passed away on April 29, 2016 at the age of 80. She was born on April 29, 1936 in Nashville. She is preceded in death by her parents; Fredrick Hollis Binkley and Frankie Lavender Binkley and brother Freddy Binkley.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
Obituary: Susan Elizabeth Andrews
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 1:38 pm

Susan Elizabeth Andrews, of Franklin, Tenn., departed this life and received a Crown of Glory on April 22, 2016, after a very brief battle with cancer. She was at home, surrounded by her adoring husband and sons. 

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Award-winning trumpet player Dr. Ray Phillip Carroll, Sr. passes away at 77
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 1:36 pm

Dr. Ray Phillip Carroll, Sr. age 77 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away April 25, 2016. He was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church. Ray received his doctorate in Administration & Supervision from the University of Louisiana Monroe.

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Tuesday 04/26/2016
Obituary: Linda Lamb Marlin “Sis” Cartwright
Posted: April 26, 2016 - 2:54 pm

Linda Lamb Marlin “Sis” Cartwright, age 59 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away April 25, 2016. She was a 1976 graduate of Page High School where she was a talented athlete.

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Monday 04/25/2016
Obituary: Lola Frances Reed Glenn Bowersox
Posted: April 25, 2016 - 4:03 pm

Lola Frances Reed Glenn Bowersox peacefully left this world to receive her rest and reward on April 24, 2016.

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Obituary: June Harris Adkins
Posted: April 25, 2016 - 4:00 pm

June Harris Adkins, age 81of Franklin, Tenn., passed away April 24, 2016.

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Sunday 04/24/2016
Obituary: Cynthia Marie Southard
Posted: April 24, 2016 - 6:41 pm

Cynthia Marie Southard, age 69 of Spring Hill, Tenn. passed away April 23, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Florene Plaugher and Cecil and Joyce Plaugher; husband, John Edward Southard.

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Wednesday 04/20/2016
Obituary: Jennifer Parsons Cox
Updated: April 21, 2016 - 12:29 am

Jennifer Parsons Cox, age 44, entered into eternal rest on April 19, 2016.  Jennifer was the wife of Bryce Clinton Cox, the love of her life. They were sweethearts at Page High School in Williamson County, Tenn.  She was born in Nashville, Tenn., the daughter of Jasper and Donna Davis Parsons. She graduated in 1990 and following high school she received her B.S. Degree in Nursing from Belmont University in 1996. 

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Obituary: John Cromer Derryberry
Updated: April 24, 2016 - 6:41 pm

John Cromer Derryberry, age 93, passed away on April 19, 2016, after a short illness.  Mr. Derryberry was preceded in death by his parents Cromer and Lillian Crowe Derryberry and sisters, Regina Derryberry, Mabel Warren and Rachel Gillis and son-in-law Larry Davis.   Mr. Derryberry was a 30-plus year employee of Kusan Manufacturing in Franklin.

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Franklin loses another foundation builder in Don Young
Updated: April 21, 2016 - 5:41 am

Col. William Donnell “Don” Young Jr., age 81, passed away April 16, 2016. His familiar laugh, many jokes, happy nature and generous spirit will be missed by many friends, neighbors and members of the community he helped form.

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Tuesday 04/19/2016
Obituary: John Paul Harris
Posted: April 19, 2016 - 6:42 pm

Mr. John Paul Harris, age 44 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away April 19, 2016. He was a backhoe operator for E&H Backhoe.

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Obituary: Imogene “Jean” McClain Durrenberger
Posted: April 19, 2016 - 3:39 pm

Imogene “Jean” McClain Durrenberger, age 85 of Brentwood, Tenn. passed away Monday, April 18, 2016. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed.

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Obituary: Sandra Lee Brown Lassiter
Posted: April 19, 2016 - 1:28 pm

Sandra Lee Brown Lassiter passed away on April 16, 2016. She is survived by her husband Dennis Max Lessiter, sister: Rebecca Brown Dean, brothers: Brett Baker Heckman, Donald Lee Heckman, Jr., and Karl Waring Heckman.

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Monday 04/18/2016
Obituary: David Clayton Hughes
Posted: April 18, 2016 - 6:10 pm

Mr. David Clayton Hughes, age 84 passed away peacefully at his home in Burke Hollow with his loving family by his side on April 17, 2016. 

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Obituary: Myra “Dee” Lewis
Posted: April 18, 2016 - 3:09 pm

Myra “Dee” Lewis, age 59 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away April 17, 2016.

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Steven E. Licht
Posted: April 18, 2016 - 3:12 pm

Steven E. Licht, Commodity Manager at Waste Management and resident of Franklin, Tenn., died unexpectedly on April 13, 2016 at the age of 67 while at work.

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Obituary: Gerard Mark “Gerry” Smith
Posted: April 18, 2016 - 1:04 pm

Mr. Gerard Mark “Gerry” Smith, age 63 of Spring Hill, Tenn. passed away April 16, 2016. 

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Obituary: Ludwick “Luddy” Andrew Kogoy
Posted: April 18, 2016 - 1:07 pm

Ludwick “Luddy” Andrew Kogoy, age 77 of Franklin, Tenn., formerly of Birmingham, Ala. passed away April 16, 2016.

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Obituary: Sara E. Tomlin Maxwell
Posted: April 18, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Mrs. Sara E. Tomlin Maxwell, age 95, of Franklin, Tenn. passed away April 17, 2016.

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Obituary: Adam Hileman
Posted: April 18, 2016 - 12:54 pm

Adam Hileman, age 25, of Thompson's Station, Tenn. passed away April 13, 2016 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born in Bloomington, Ill., grew up in Pensacola, Fla. and later moved with his family to Thompson's Station, Tenn.

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Funeral for longtime Franklin attorney, retired Marine Don Young Wednesday
Updated: April 20, 2016 - 9:02 am

Col. William Donnell "Don" Young, Jr. age 81 of Franklin, passed away April 16, 2016.

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Sunday 04/17/2016
Obituary: James Edward McNew
Updated: April 17, 2016 - 7:11 pm

James Edward McNew, age 68 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away April 15, 2016 at his home.

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Friday 04/15/2016
Obituary: Mrs. Odell Johnson Andrews
Updated: April 15, 2016 - 5:04 pm

Mrs. Odell Johnson Andrews, age 91 of Thompsons Station, TN, April 13, 2016.

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Obituary: Mrs. Esther Dodd
Posted: April 15, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Mrs. Esther Dodd, age 90 of the Burwood Community, passed away April 14, 2016. 

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Wednesday 04/13/2016
Obituary: Harold “Hal” Owen Wilson
Updated: April 13, 2016 - 7:52 pm

Harold “Hal” Owen Wilson, Ph.D.,CPA, CFE,  age 80 of Bon Aqua, Tenn. passed away April 12, 2016 in Franklin. Born in Birmingham, Ala. to the late Harvey, Jr. and Verna McCalab Wilson, Hal was a graduate of David Lipscomb College, received his Masters degree from the University of Missouri and his PhD from the University of Alabama.

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Tuesday 04/12/2016
Obituary: Christine Marie Cheesman
Posted: April 12, 2016 - 11:57 am

Mrs. Christine Marie Cheesman, age 64 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away April 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Monday 04/11/2016
Obituary: Seth Smith
Updated: April 12, 2016 - 4:36 pm

Seth M. Smith, 84, of Franklin, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

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Obituary: Opal Catherine Tucker
Posted: April 11, 2016 - 5:17 pm

Mrs. Opal Catherine Tucker, age 82 of Millersville, Tenn. passed away April 10, 2016 in Nashville.

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Obituary: Giles Edwin Derryberry
Updated: April 12, 2016 - 9:12 am

Giles Edwin Derryberry, age 81 of Thompson's Station, Tennessee, died Sunday, April 3, 2016 in Vanderbilt Medical Center.

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Obituary: Elaine Peach Green
Posted: April 11, 2016 - 1:28 pm

Mrs. Elaine Peach Green, age 81 of Franklin, Tenn. went to be with the Lord on April 11, 2016.

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Sunday 04/10/2016
Obituary: Robert Paul Mortlock
Posted: April 10, 2016 - 9:50 pm

Dr. Robert Paul Mortlock, age 84 of Brentwood, Tenn. passed away April 9, 2016.

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Saturday 04/09/2016
Obituary: Brenda Gail Reynolds
Updated: April 10, 2016 - 9:50 pm

Brenda Gail Reynolds, age 56 of Thompson’s Station, Tenn. passed away April 8, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Rachel Thompson.

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Thursday 04/07/2016
Obituary: Emma Jean Calhoun Adams
Posted: April 07, 2016 - 10:46 pm

Emma Jean Calhoun Adams, 77, of Franklin, Tenn., passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Alive Hospice in Nashville after a battle with cancer. She was born on Tuesday, September 27, 1938 and was a native of Horse Cave.

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Wednesday 04/06/2016
Obituary: Janice Cooper Barnard
Updated: April 06, 2016 - 5:35 pm

Mrs. Janice Cooper Barnard, age 59 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away April 5, 2016. 

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Lois Davis, fixture in the Boston Community, passes away at 94
Updated: April 06, 2016 - 5:34 pm

Mrs. Lois Staggs Davis, age 94 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away April 5, 2016. She and her husband owned and operated Davis General Merchandise Store in the Boston Community since 1961.

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Obituary: Dorothy Helen Sanders
Posted: April 06, 2016 - 11:07 am

Mrs. Dorothy Helen Sanders, age 87 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away on April 5, 2016.

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Tuesday 04/05/2016
Obituary: Michael L. Shirley
Updated: April 06, 2016 - 12:39 am

Michael L. Shirley Paddes away in Thompson's Station, Tenn. on Friday, April 1, 2016. He was born on Monday June 18, 1956.

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Monday 04/04/2016
Obituary: Larry G. Henderson
Posted: April 04, 2016 - 4:23 pm

Mr. Larry G. Henderson, age 76 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away April 4, 2016. Born in Ovil, Kentucky to the late Howard and Margery Henderson, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

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Obituary: Thomas “Buck” Myron Langley
Posted: April 04, 2016 - 2:55 pm

Thomas “Buck” Myron Langley, age 79, passed away peacefully at his residence in Columbia, TN, April 3, 2016. Born in Spring Hill, Tenn., he graduated from Spring Hill High School where he played basketball and football, serving as football captain in his senior year. He was long time resident of the Columbia-Spring Hill area. He was retired from Monsanto Chemical Company after 32 years. Buck was a 32nd degree Mason (member of the Masonic Lodge #31 and the York Rite Bodies of Columbia) and member of the Scottish Rite and a member of Al Menah Shrine. Buck attended First Cumberland Presbyterian Church for many years, and most recently attended Viola Baptist Church.

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Saturday 04/02/2016
Obituary: Ronald “Ron” H. Griffeth, Jr.
Updated: April 02, 2016 - 10:21 pm

Mr. Ronald “Ron” H. Griffeth, Jr. age 52 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away March 31, 2016.

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Friday 04/01/2016
Obituary: Mrs. Mary Katherine Stem
Updated: April 02, 2016 - 10:17 am

Mrs. Mary Katherine Stem, age 97 of College Grove passed away March 31, 2016. She was a member of the College Grove United Methodist Church. 

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Obituary: William Thomas “Tom” Hankins, Jr.
Updated: April 02, 2016 - 10:19 am

William Thomas “Tom” Hankins, Jr., of Franklin passed from this life on March 27, 2016, at Williamson Medical Center.

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Tuesday 03/29/2016
Obituary: Jean Boudrow Hardwick Hansen
Posted: March 29, 2016 - 10:57 pm

Jean Boudrow Hardwick Hansen was born on March 5th 1936 and passed away on March 8th, just days after her 80th birthday celebration.

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Monday 03/28/2016
Obituary: Marie Nixon Reed
Posted: March 28, 2016 - 5:12 pm

Marie Nixon Reed, age 73 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away March 26, 2016. Marie was valedictorian of her graduating class at Gordonsville High School and achieved perfect attendance her entire high school career. In school superlative contests, she was elected Most Studious Girl during her junior year and Most Dignified Senior Girl the following year. She worked along side of her husband Hoyt at Reed’s Auto Service & Quick Lube in Franklin.

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Local businessman, civic leader Roy Barker passes away at 90
Updated: March 31, 2016 - 12:14 am

Mr. Roy Edwin Barker, age 90 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away March 28, 2016. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Fourth Avenue Church of Christ. He served on the State Legislature from 1961-1965 and was a 1970 Delegate Constitutional Convention. He was also the Past President of Franklin Noon Rotary Club, member of Jaycees, served 17 years on the Franklin Planning Committee and was a 20-year member of the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce.

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Billy Noland, award-winning dairyman, soil conservation board member, passes away
Posted: March 28, 2016 - 2:28 pm

William Ray (Billy) Noland of Franklin, Tenn. left this world March 27, 2016. 

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