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Tuesday 12/01/2015
Obituary: Mrs. Billie Jackson Knight
Updated: December 01, 2015 - 3:07 pm

Mrs. Billie Jackson Knight, age 82 of Thompson’s Station, Tenn. formerly of Ocala, Fla. passed away Nov. 30, 2015.

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Monday 11/30/2015
Local business owner, Lana Kay Robb, passes away at 43 after battle with cancer
Updated: November 30, 2015 - 4:54 pm

Lana Kay Robb (Peterson), age 43 of Brentwood, Tenn. passed away on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 surrounded by her loving family.

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Sunday 11/29/2015
Obituary: Sarah Evelyn “Grandmama” Pewitt
Posted: November 29, 2015 - 11:26 pm

Mrs. Sarah Evelyn “Grandmama” Pewitt, age 86 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Nov. 28, 2015 at her home. She was born and raised in Williamson County to the late Earnest Garrett Sr. and Nellie Jane Sullivan Garrett.

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Friday 11/27/2015
Obituary: Mary Louise Williamson Caudell
Posted: November 27, 2015 - 11:04 pm

Mrs. Mary Louise Williamson Caudell, age 89 of Chattanooga, Tenn. passed away Nov. 24, 2015 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Obituary: James W. “Jimmie” Duke
Posted: November 27, 2015 - 10:53 pm

Mrs. James W. “Jimmie” Duke, age 96 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away on Nov. 27, 2015. Mrs. Duke was a member of Millview Church of Christ.

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Obituary: Herbert E. White
Posted: November 27, 2015 - 10:51 pm

Herbert E. White, age 85 of Brentview Hills passed away on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 peacefully at his home with his family.

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Thursday 11/26/2015
Renowned auctioneer Ben Gary passes away at 83
Updated: November 27, 2015 - 6:09 am

Mr. Ben Walter Gary, well known auctioneer, age 83, of Spring Hill, Tenn. passed away Nov. 26, 2015.

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Wednesday 11/25/2015
Obituary: Larry Gene Jones, Sr.
Posted: November 25, 2015 - 6:11 pm

Mr. Larry Gene Jones, Sr., age 72 returned to his heavenly home on Nov. 25, 2015. He was born in Old Hickory, Tenn. and son of the late Bridges C. Jones and Lorene O’Saile Jones. He was also preceded in death by sister, Rosemary Priest. He was an avid fisherman, cook and gardener. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed but we celebrate that he is at peace with his Creator.

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Obituary: Marjorie Dean Clayton
Posted: November 25, 2015 - 6:04 pm

Marjorie Dean Clayton, known by her friends as Deanie and her family as Mammy, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.

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Obituary: James Warren Ryle
Posted: November 25, 2015 - 9:28 am

Mr. James Warren Ryle, age 65 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. He was the Pastor of Vine Life Christian Fellowship for 18 years. During that time he also acted as the chaplain of the University of Colorado football team. Through his relationship with Coach McCartney, Promise Keepers was birthed.

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Obituary: Edith Conner Ratliff
Posted: November 25, 2015 - 9:30 am

Edith Conner Ratliff, age 85 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 at her home. She was a member of the Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO) for 45 years; member of Brentwood First Presbyterian Church where she was a faithful greeter; and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She loved to read and watch Dancing with the Stars.

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Monday 11/23/2015
Obituary: Betty Jo Richardson
Posted: November 23, 2015 - 1:32 pm

Mrs. Betty Jo Richardson, age 79, of Eagleville, Tenn., died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015.

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Obituary: Helen V. Nusek
Posted: November 23, 2015 - 11:46 am

Mrs. Helen V. Nusek, age 83 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away on Nov. 21, 2015.  She was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church. She retired from American Color where she was an administrative assistant.  She loved to shop, gardening, music, dancing and her grandchildren were the light of her life.

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Obituary: Kenneth C. Krause
Posted: November 23, 2015 - 9:35 am

Kenneth Charles Krause, age 86, of Brentwood, Tenn. passed away on Nov. 19, 2015.  An accomplished musician, composer, arranger and conductor, Ken was the only child of Aurelia and Elmer George Krause, born April 17, 1929 in Belleville, Ill.

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Friday 11/20/2015
Obituary: Austin Matthew Conner
Posted: November 20, 2015 - 2:53 pm

Mr. Austin Matthew Conner, age 19 of Fairview, Tenn. passed away Nov. 18, 2015. He was a graduate of Fairview High School. He loved video games, music and hanging out with his friends.

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Obituary: Louise Evelyn Poole Dunning
Posted: November 20, 2015 - 2:55 pm

Mrs. Louise Evelyn Poole Dunning, age 89 of Franklin, Tenn., Nov. 19, 2015.

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Obituary: Regis Francis Helbling
Posted: November 20, 2015 - 2:49 pm

Mr. Regis Francis Helbling, age 72, of the Holy Family Catholic Church, passed away on Nov. 19, 2015 with his family at his side. 

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Obituary: Jeffrey Gordon Barnett
Updated: November 20, 2015 - 2:50 pm

Mr. Jeffrey Gordon Barnett, age 45 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Nov. 17, 2015. Jeff will be remembered as having a strong character, even when no one was watching. He treasured his family and wonderful group of diverse friends and always made it a point to let them know that he loved them. He was adored for the joy and happiness he brought. He was a huge movie fan, loved cars, playing cards and music.

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Wednesday 11/18/2015
Obituary: Doris Davis
Posted: November 18, 2015 - 2:59 pm

Mrs. Doris Davis, age 81 of the Smarden Community, died Nov. 18, 2015 at her home, surrounded by family.

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Tuesday 11/17/2015
Obituary: Robert J. Taylor, Sr.
Updated: November 17, 2015 - 1:29 pm

Robert J. Taylor, Sr. age 81 died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.

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Monday 11/16/2015
Obituary: Michael “Mike” Boyd Williams
Updated: November 16, 2015 - 5:36 pm

Michael “Mike” Boyd Williams, age 62 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Nov. 14, 2015. Mike was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Nashville, Tenn. He was very proud to have served his country with U.S. Marines. Mike had a passion for wood working and most of all Mike loved his family.

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Obituary: Margaret Almeta Martin Hickman
Posted: November 16, 2015 - 1:10 pm

Ms. Margaret Almeta Martin Hickman, age 73, of Rocky Top, Tennessee, formerly of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Summit View of Rocky Top.

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Sunday 11/15/2015
Obituary: Jimmie Frances Tompkins
Updated: November 15, 2015 - 10:06 pm

Mrs. Jimmie Frances Tompkins, age 85, of Franklin, Tenn., formerly of Burdette, Ark. and a 1948 graduate of Blytheville High School, died peacefully on Nov. 10, 2015.

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Obituary: C. Myron Keith
Updated: November 15, 2015 - 9:55 pm

Mr. C. Myron Keith, age 83 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Nov. 13, 2015. 

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Obituary: Beloved Nancy Missler
Updated: November 15, 2015 - 10:11 pm

Mrs. Nancy Klitten Missler, age 77 of Franklin, Tenn. formerly of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho went to be with the Lord Nov. 11.

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Obituary: Thomas Martin Givens
Updated: November 15, 2015 - 10:12 pm

Mr. Thomas Martin Givens, age 85 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Nov. 12, 2015.

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Friday 11/13/2015
Obituary: Mr. Ralph Love
Updated: November 13, 2015 - 2:58 pm

Mr. Ralph Love, age 74, of Spring Hill, Tenn., died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at his residence. A native of Maury and Williamson County, he was the son of the late Oscar & Estelle Harris Love.

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Wednesday 11/11/2015
Obituary: Frederick “Fritz” Heinecke
Posted: November 11, 2015 - 1:03 pm

Mr. Frederick “Fritz” Heinecke, age 89 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away peacefully on Nov. 8, 2015, after visiting with family.

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Tuesday 11/10/2015
Obituary: Mrs. Annie Louise Martin
Updated: November 10, 2015 - 6:34 pm

Mrs. Annie Louise Martin, age 78 of Franklin, passed away Nov. 9, 2015. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

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Obituary: Mr. Jodie Thomas Coleman
Updated: November 10, 2015 - 7:26 am

Mr. Jodie Thomas Coleman, age 73 of Franklin, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 8, 2015. Thomas was a long-time barber at the Co-Op Barber Shop.

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Award-winning NASA engineer Warren Keller passes at 84
Posted: November 10, 2015 - 12:33 am

Warren Keller passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Monday, Nov. 9 at the age of 84.

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Friday 11/06/2015
Local commercial real estate legend Bob McCalla dies
Updated: November 06, 2015 - 4:46 pm

Sunday saw the loss of local commercial real estate legend Robert McCalla, whose battle with cancer and woes from this world are no longer, as he's now in the hands of God.

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Wednesday 11/04/2015
Obituary: John Dale Hood
Posted: November 04, 2015 - 12:23 pm

Mr. John Dale Hood, age 66, of College Grove, Tenn., passed away Nov. 3, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by his family.

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Tuesday 11/03/2015
Dr. Savage, fixture in local medical community, passes away at 81
Updated: November 03, 2015 - 3:52 pm

Dr. Hilbert Bryant Savage, Jr., 81, of Austin passed away Oct. 31, 2015 in Austin.  He was born Sept. 24, 1934 in Paducah, Kentucky to Hilbert Bryant Savage and Rachel Ezell Savage.

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Monday 11/02/2015
Obituary: Mary Dahlman Warchol
Posted: November 02, 2015 - 9:48 pm

Mrs. Mary Dahlman Warchol, age 68 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Nov. 2, 2015. She was born in Cook Co., Illinois to the late Sven V. and Marine E. Flake Dahlman.

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Obituary: Wanda Faye Bunch
Updated: November 02, 2015 - 9:59 pm

Wanda Faye Bunch, age 60 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away November 2, 2015 at her home. She was born in Franklin to the late Marvin Bennett and Mary Mason Smith. She is also preceded in death by her brother, Larry Bennett and her granddaughter, Jackie Crawford-Jones.

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Obituary: Robert Roger McCalla, Jr.
Posted: November 02, 2015 - 10:01 am

Mr. Robert Roger McCalla, Jr. age 70 of Brentwood, Tenn., passed away peacefully Nov. 1, 2015. He is survived by wife, Karen L. McCalla; son, Todd R. McCalla; daughters, Kathryn “Katie” (J.J.) Riddle, Kelly Marie (Richard) Montague; step daughter, Sally (Stephen) Ditchcreek-Welch; mother, Jafola Marie Reynolds; brother, Gary Lee McCalla; four grandchildren and two step grandchildren.

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Sunday 11/01/2015
Obituary: Billy Lee “Bill” Whitten
Posted: November 01, 2015 - 6:01 pm

Billy Lee “Bill” Whitten, age 72, College Grove, Tenn., passed away Oct. 28, 2015. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by parents, Clarence Lee and Jacqueline Malone Whitten. He is survived by wife, Jane McCrone Whitten; son, Ryan (ReAnna) Whitten; daughter, Cydney (Lon) Olsen; and grandchildren, Hannah, Emma, Nathan and Molly Olsen, and Elena Whitten.

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Obituary: John Edward Hoover
Updated: November 01, 2015 - 6:06 pm

Mr. John Edward Hoover, age 93 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away Oct. 30, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII.

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Wednesday 10/28/2015
Obituary: Nellie Holt Hughes
Posted: October 28, 2015 - 3:34 pm

Mrs. Nellie Holt Hughes, age 92 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Oct. 28, 2015. She was born in Williamson County to the late George W. and Sue Mae Maxwell Holt. She was a member of Fourth Avenue Church of Christ.

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Obituary: Mary Taylor
Posted: October 28, 2015 - 10:49 am

Mrs. Mary Dorothy Warren Taylor, age 90 of Nashville, Tenn. passed away Oct. 26, 2015. Born in Williamson County, TN to the late J. Marshall & Amelia Duff Warren. She is preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Taylor. Survived by son, David Taylor of Nashville, Tenn.; daughters, Melba Morgan of Phoenix, AZ and Donna McAdams of Madison, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and one granddaughter in-law. Graveside services will be conducted 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Ward Jones officiating. Visitation will be 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 615-794-2289. www.williamsonmemorial.com

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Obituary: Ona Waller Powers
Posted: October 28, 2015 - 9:58 am

Mrs. Ona Waller Powers, age 92 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Oct. 25, 2015.  She served as 1982 President of the Knoxville Rose Society in Knoxville, Tenn.  In Franklin, she was awarded the 2000 Volunteer of the Year, 2001 Ele’ Award, 2003 Mary Cawthon Award and 2004 Republican of the Year with the Republican Women of Williamson County for her local, state and federal Republican activities. 

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Obituary: James Homer Robinson
Posted: October 28, 2015 - 10:01 am

Mr. James Homer Robinson, age 85 of Nashville, Tenn., passed away Oct. 27, 2015. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a medic and served on the front lines in Korea. Mr. Robinson was a retired owner and operator of Images Printing and a member of the Elks Lodge. He was a compassionate caregiver to those he loved. He had a magnetic personality and loved telling stories. A Caring and dedicated husband, father, granddaddy and brother, he had a kind spirit that will be dearly missed.

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Tuesday 10/27/2015
Obituary: Douglas P. Bucci
Updated: October 27, 2015 - 3:49 pm

Mr. Douglas P. Bucci, age 41 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Oct. 25, 2015.

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Monday 10/26/2015
Obituary: Anita Carlean Rader Luna
Posted: October 26, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Mrs. Anita Carlean Rader Luna, age 59 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away Oct. 24, 2015. Born in Franklin, Tenn. to the late Albert J. and Clara Mai Hargrove Rader. She was a supervisor at Black & Decker where she worked for over 25 years.

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Obituary: Herbert Travis McCall, M.D.
Posted: October 26, 2015 - 11:43 am

Herbert Travis McCall, M.D., aged 85, passed away on Oct. 22 in Franklin, Tenn.  He was the beloved husband of Mary (Nella) Loftis McCall for almost 60 years.  He was born to Herbert and Mildred McCall, and raised on the family farm in the Bethesda community.  He was educated at B.G.A. (class of 1949), Vanderbilt (BA, 1955), and U.T. Medical Unit (M.D., 1959).  Travis was also a U.S. Army veteran.  He was a lifelong Methodist.

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Obituary: Michael Ryan Burcham
Updated: October 26, 2015 - 11:49 am

Michael Ryan Burcham, beloved son, brother, and friend to many, passed away on Saturday Oct. 24. Ryan’s quick smile, kind soul, and humble spirit made those around him feel special and assured them that they were in the presence of someone who truly cared.

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Friday 10/23/2015
Obituary: Mr. Delmore Furlough
Posted: October 23, 2015 - 11:49 pm

Mr. Delmore Furlough, age 76 of Thompsons Station’s, Tenn. passed away Oct. 21, 2015 at Williamson Medical Center.

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Obituary: Jacklin “Jackie” Nicole Crawford-Jones
Updated: October 23, 2015 - 11:47 pm

Jacklin “Jackie” Nicole Crawford-Jones, age 30 of the Peytonsville Community passed away Oct. 22, 2015. She was a loving mother, daughter and granddaughter who loved giving to others, and loved going shopping. She was a member of Peytonsville Baptist Church.

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Obituary: Alton John Emerine
Posted: October 23, 2015 - 11:47 pm

Alton John Emerine, 87, of Springfield, Mo. passed away in his home on Oct. 20, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents Rafael and Corrine Emerine of Fostoria, Ohio; sisters, Delores Emerine, Donna May Emerine, Mary Emerine, and Jean (Emerine) Niederkohr. Survived by his wife of 61 years Rebecca (Davis) Emerine; sons, Michael (Kelly), Patrick (Cindy) Emerine; grandchildren, Padraic and McKenna Emerine; and siblings, Lavera (Gaylord) Derr, Pat Droll, Norman (Lorena) Emerine, Justin (Martha) Emerine.

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