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Friday 05/22/2015
Obituary: Mildred (Sue) Littleton
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:12 pm

Mildred (Sue) Littleton, age 78 of Knoxville, formerly of Sweetwater, passed away early Thursday morning, May 14, 2015.

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Obituary: David Franklin Giles
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 3:17 am

David Franklin Giles, beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, friend, jazz fiend, volunteer fireman, mountain man, computer master, and forester passed away May 18, at Athens Regional Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Jane Gilliland Giles, sisters, Sally Giles and Susan (Francisco) Cruz, and nephew David (Christina Sheridan) Cruz. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank McCord Giles in 1999 along with Aunt Alma Jean Gilliland, Ann Clifford, and Frank Clifford. David is also survived by Uncles John Gilliland and Robert (Joan) Gilliland, and Aunt Sally (Eddie) Cole.

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Obituary: Odessa Lampley Barnhill
Posted: May 22, 2015 - 3:15 am

Odessa Lampley Barnhill, age 93 of Franklin, passed away May 20, 2015. She was a member of Southern Hills Church of Christ. She was preceded by her parents, Henry and Lizzie Lampley and six sisters. She is survived by sons, Leroy (Faye) Barnhill and Larry (Judy) Barnhill; daughters, Janice Darnell and Juanita (Roy) Beasley; sister, Opal (Oscar) Daughtery; ten grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
Obituary: Beverly Watkins Nicholson
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 6:41 pm

Beverly Watkins Nicholson of Memphis, 83, passed away May 13, 2015 after a short illness.  She was a graduate of Central High School and attended Lambuth College in Jackson, Tennessee. She was a member of the former St. Paul's and Madison Heights Methodist churches and an active the member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church at the time of her death.

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Monday 05/18/2015
Obituary: Beatrice Holt Spears
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 10:16 pm

Mrs. Beatrice Holt Spears, age 96 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away May 17, 2015. A former owner and operator of Dutch Maid Laundry, she was a retired school bus driver with Williamson County School System with seventeen years of service.

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Obituary: Alfred W. Maher
Updated: May 18, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Alfred W. Maher, age 84, passed away on May 8, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jerome and Stella Maher, and brothers, Charlie, Jerry, Tom, and Leo Maher. He is survived by wife, Mary Jo Maher, siblings, Jim Maher, Mary Emmitt and Steve Maher, children, John (Margie) Maher, Valarie (Mike) Murray, Sherry (Gary) Willis, Rick Maher, Tony (Ginny) Maher, Tracy (Tammy) Maher and Connie DeBruler.

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Sunday 05/17/2015
Obituary: John Kowalski
Posted: May 17, 2015 - 4:19 pm

Mr. John Kowalski, age 86 passed away after a brief, but heroic battle with cancer on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

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Obituary: Mildred Omalie Gumm
Posted: May 17, 2015 - 4:16 pm

Mrs. Mildred Omalie Gumm, age 96 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away May 14, 2015 at her home. Born in Washington County, Va. to the late Rufus Nicholas and Mabel Eleanor Spahr Fleenor, she is preceded in death by her husband, Owen Brown Gumm.

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Obituary: Ovie Leigh Ford
Updated: May 17, 2015 - 4:14 pm

Mrs. Ovie Leigh Ford, age 93 of Thompson’s Station, Tenn. passed away May 15, 2015. She was born in Smith County, Tenn. to the late Herman and Maggie Boulton Wilkerson. She is preceded in death by son, Cleveland Ford; brothers, Earl, Ernest, Freeland, Boze, Duffy and Totty Wilkerson and Henry Burton; sisters, Gladys Whited and Wilsie Denny. She is survived by son, Robert (Margaret) Ford; grandchildren, Jeff (Angie) Ford, Dennis Ford and Joey Krantz; loving great-granddaughter, Jazmine Ford.

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Obituary: Thelma Ruth Cartwright
Posted: May 17, 2015 - 3:57 pm

Mrs. Thelma Ruth Cartwright, age 82 of Franklin, Tenn., May 15, 2015. She was a graduate of Franklin High School Class of 1952 and he retired from State of Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance Regulatory Boards. She was an administrator with the auctioneer commission and lifetime member of the National Auctioneer Association. She was preceded in death by parents, James Paschal and Vera Rivers Pulley; husband, James “Jim” W. Cartwright; brothers, James Paschal Pulley, Jr. and Leslie Pulley; sisters, Dorothy Scruggs and Evelyn Pitt.

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Obituary: Dorothy Lee David Rader
Posted: May 17, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Mrs. Dorothy Lee David Rader, age 85 of Franklin, Tenn., May 15, 2015. She was born in Lascassas, Tenn. to the late W.R. and Bessie Owen David.

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Obituary: Kevin Eugene Reed
Posted: May 17, 2015 - 3:39 pm

Mr. Kevin Eugene Reed, age 53 of Monticello, Fla. passed away May 13, 2015. He was a 1980 Graduate of Page High School, and was retired from Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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Obituary: James Roy “Jim” Candler
Updated: May 17, 2015 - 3:53 pm

Mr. James Roy “Jim” Candler, age 60 of Murfreesboro, Tenn., passed away on May 15, 2015.

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Friday 05/15/2015
Obituary: Mrs. Joyce M. Cooksy Braswell Fulton
Updated: May 17, 2015 - 3:18 pm

Mrs. Joyce M. Cooksy Braswell Fulton, age 81, of Brentwood, Tenn. passed away May 13, 2015. She was a longtime member of the Rotary Club International volunteering both locally and internationally for many years, and a member of Brentwood United Methodist Church.

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Wednesday 05/13/2015
Obituary: Sarah Claudine Lee Haynes
Posted: May 13, 2015 - 5:08 pm

Mrs. Sarah Claudine Lee Haynes, age 59 of Lewisburg, passed away May 13, 2015.

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Tuesday 05/12/2015
Obituary: Alma Gail Waller Radley
Updated: May 12, 2015 - 9:47 am

Mrs. Alma Gail Waller Radley, age 69 of Lewisburg, formerly of Williamson County, passed away on May 10, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center.

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Obituary: Louise Kelly
Updated: May 12, 2015 - 9:42 am

Louise Kelly, age 86 of Franklin, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away on May 9, 2015.

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Friday 05/08/2015
Mr. Charles Antol
Updated: May 17, 2015 - 4:22 pm

Mr. Charles Antol, age 86 of Thompson’s Station, Tenn., formerly of Houghton Lake, Mich. passed away May 6, 2015. He was a five time cancer survivor and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

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Obituary: Charles Antol
Posted: May 08, 2015 - 3:49 pm

Mr. Charles Antol, age 86 of Thompson Station, Tenn. formerly of Houghton Lake, Mich. passed away May 6, 2015.

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Obituary: Cleo B. Miller
Updated: May 08, 2015 - 3:54 pm

Mrs. Cleo B. Miller, age 79, wife of George Miller, and a resident of Columbia passed away Wednesday morning, May 6, 2015 at Signature Health Care of Columbia.

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Tuesday 05/05/2015
Obituary: Harold Cotton Hatcher
Posted: May 05, 2015 - 9:36 pm

Mr. Harold Cotton Hatcher, age 86 of Greenbrier, Tenn., raised in Williamson County passed away May 4, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired Senior Engineer with Dupont and a member of Highland Chapel Union Church in Ridgetop.

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Monday 05/04/2015
Obituary: Terry Graham Warren
Posted: May 04, 2015 - 4:54 pm

Mr. Terry Graham Warren, age 51 of Franklin passed away May 3, 2015. He was a graduate of Astronaut High School in Titusville, Fla. and graduated from Florida State University where he was an All-American linebacker, favorite of Coach Bobby Bowden.

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Obituary: William John “Bill” Donner
Posted: May 04, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Mr. William John “Bill” Donner, age 72 of Franklin passed away May 4, 2015.  Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  He was preceded in death by parents, William Edward and Joan Mary Klink Donner and nephew, Thomas Hart.  He is survived by sisters, Donna (Richard) DeSonia, JoAnn (Malcolm) Hart, Robyn (Charles) Boetsch and Rita (Michael) Ray; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and other loving family members. 

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Sunday 05/03/2015
Obituary: Bertha Maye Johnson Gathmann
Posted: May 03, 2015 - 9:29 pm

Mrs. Bertha Maye Johnson Gathmann, age 97 of Franklin, May 3, 2015. Longtime resident of Williamson County. Member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

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Friday 05/01/2015
Obituary: Margaret Elizabeth Morton Mattox
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 8:59 pm

Margaret Elizabeth Morton Mattox died peacefully at home on April 28, 2015.  She was born on May 17, 1938 and was raised in Utica, NY.  She graduated from Proctor High School and St. Luke’s School of Nursing. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Betty Morton of Utica, NY and her brother Daniel of Phoenix, NY.

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Thursday 04/30/2015
Obituary: Wanda Faye Hartley Barnes
Posted: April 30, 2015 - 9:08 pm

Mrs. Faye Hartley Barnes, age 61, a resident of Lyles, Tenn., passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015 at her residence after a short battle with cancer.

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Obituary: Patricia A. “Pat” Wills
Posted: April 30, 2015 - 9:10 pm

Mrs. Patricia A. “Pat” Wills, age 65 of Franklin passed away April 29, 2015.

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Wednesday 04/29/2015
Obituary: Joyclin Ghamandi
Posted: April 29, 2015 - 5:07 pm

Mrs. Joyclin Ghamandi, age 58 of Brentwood, Tenn. passed away April 27, 2015. She was born in Guyana and was a long term resident of Teaneck, New Jersey before moving to Tennessee. She enjoyed cooking for her family, bird watching and was considered an expert landscaper where she loved her garden.

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Obituary: Gerald Alton LeCroy
Posted: April 29, 2015 - 2:02 pm

Gerald Alton LeCroy, 76, of Franklin, Tenn. died on April 28, 2015 in Saint Thomas West Hospital, Nashville, with his wife by his side.

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Obituary: Lula Fain Moran Major
Updated: April 29, 2015 - 11:53 am

Mrs. Lula Fain Moran Major died April 28, 2015 at home in Williamson County at the age of 99. She was born October 2, 1915 in Williamson County, and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1937 from Vanderbilt.

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Monday 04/27/2015
Obituary: Elizabeth Jane Hopkins
Posted: April 27, 2015 - 5:18 pm

Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Hopkins, age 82, of the Clay Hill Community of Marshall County, died Sunday, April 26, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. Mrs. Hopkins was born in Marshall County and was a daughter of the late John and Ruth Rambo Chapman. She was a member of the Class of 1950 at Forrest High School in Chapel Hill. Mrs. Hopkins retired from BellSouth of Nashville after 30 years of service. She then joined United Telephone Company in Chapel Hill where she continued working for another 15 years, retiring again in 1998. She was a member of Farmington Church of Christ.

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Obituary: Matt Mitchell
Posted: April 27, 2015 - 5:14 pm

Mr. Matt Mitchell, age 31 of Franklin passed away April 26, 2015. He was a graduate of Centennial High School in 2002.

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Obituary: Lena Mai Fitts
Posted: April 27, 2015 - 5:09 pm

Mrs. Lena Mai Fitts, age 84 of College Grove, Tenn. passed away April 26, 2015. She was a member of the Allisona Church of Christ; College Grove Senior Citizens and Red Hat Society.

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Obituary: Jacob Arthur Kwierant
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 1:46 pm

Jacob Arthur Kwierant, age 23 of Franklin passed away on April 24, 2015. Jacob is survived by his parents, Tammy (Ted) Atwood and Scott (Kathy) Kwierant; brother, Michael Kwierant; sister, Rowan Atwood; step brother, Connor Atwood; grandparents, Judy and Ernie Kwierant and Paula and Ralph Atwood.

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Sunday 04/26/2015
Obituary: Eva L. Richey
Posted: April 26, 2015 - 10:00 pm

Eva L. Richey, age 92, of Marion, Illinois, passed away peacefully at 8:43 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in the N.H.C. Franklin Nursing Center of Franklin. While living in Franklin for the last five years she had resided at Morningside of Franklin Senior Living Center.

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Wednesday 04/22/2015
Obituary: Burt John Wilson
Posted: April 22, 2015 - 11:16 am

Burt John Wilson, age 74 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away April 19, 2015. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Burt loved beauty; he loved the beauty of water, gardens and architecture. He loved his wife, his family, his church and his Savior. He lived life with passion and adventure.

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Obituary: Janie Hetterman-Hobbs
Posted: April 22, 2015 - 10:43 am

I was born into the loving family of Don and Louise Twigg Hettermann in Memphis, Tenn., both now deceased.  I have an older sister, Kay Hettermann Chester and a younger brother Gary Hettermann.  I am thankful for the day that Robert Hobbs took my hand and never let it go.  With this marriage, I have a combined family of five children: my three boys, Todd Roberts, Jason Roberts (An Nguyen), Seth Roberts and Robert’s daughters Suzanne Hagy (David Hagy) and Michelle Banks (George Banks).  Our family has been blessed with 6 grandchildren Ella Werthan, Meier Werthan, Toby Werthan, Isabella Banks, Adelaide Banks and Avery Linh Roberts.  Most of my career life was spent as a nurse in Maternal-Child Health and feel that the experiences I had as a nurse made me a better person, especially the years spent in Public Health. 

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Tuesday 04/21/2015
Obituary: Maurice Hamilton Haugh
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Maurice Hamilton Haugh, age 90 of Franklin, Tenn., April 19, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Member at Forest Hills United Methodist Church. Former employee of Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD, the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD and retired from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Monday 04/20/2015
Obituary: Roger Lee Young
Posted: April 20, 2015 - 5:23 pm

Mr. Roger Lee Young, age 64, of Spring Hill, Tenn., formerly of Homer City, Pa., passed away April 19, 2015 after a short illness.

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Saturday 04/18/2015
Obituary: Kenneth Marvin Peercy
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 6:53 pm

Mr. Kenneth Marvin Peercy, age 64 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away April 17, 2015.

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Martha Lorena Council
Posted: April 18, 2015 - 11:49 am

Martha Lorena Council, age 78 of Summerville, S.C., formerly of Franklin, passed away April 17, 2015 in Summerville, S.C.

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Wednesday 04/15/2015
Obituary: Iris Merritt Jones
Posted: April 15, 2015 - 2:48 pm

Ms. Iris Merritt Jones, age 63 of Marshall County, Tenn., passed away April 12, 2015 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was preceded in death by mother, Willie White Merritt and daughter, Kellie Michelle Jones. She is survived by father, James A. “Jim” Merritt of Franklin; son, Timothy Blake Swallow of Lewisburg, Tenn.; daughter, Tabitha Jones (Travis) Howell of Columbia, Tenn.; brothers, Mike (Chris) Merritt of Thompsons Station, Tenn. and Darrell (Kay) Merritt of Nashville; grandchildren, John Dillon Bennett, Hunter Bennett, Terasa Howell and James Swallow.

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Obituary: Jayme John Sperduti
Updated: April 15, 2015 - 2:54 pm

Jayme John Sperduti, age 44, left this Earth to be with our Lord on April 14, 2015.

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Obituary: Serepta Lee Sadd
Posted: April 15, 2015 - 11:06 am

Mrs. Serepta Lee Sadd, age 80 of Franklin, Tenn., April 14, 2015. She was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church. She graduated from Morris Harvey College. She started her teaching career in West Virginia, Mentor, Ohio, Kettering, Ohio and Corning, N.Y.

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Obituary: Caroline Grace Best
Posted: April 15, 2015 - 10:45 am

Caroline Grace Best, age 77, died April 3, 2015 in Lawrenceville, GA. 

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Tuesday 04/14/2015
Obituary: Carol Meline Williams
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 12:56 pm

Carol Meline Williams was born April 25, 1942 in Long Beach Calif., the daughter of George C. and Ethel Mae Meline. 

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Monday 04/13/2015
Obituary: James Edward Smotherman
Updated: April 13, 2015 - 4:57 pm

James Edward Smotherman, born September 25, 1931 at Wartrace, Tenn., passed away April 12, 2015 at Vanderbilt Hospital. A resident of College Grove since 1967, he was preceded in death by his parents W. E. Smotherman and Willie M. McClaran, his brother Travis E. Smotherman and his sister Dorothy Smotherman Cates.

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Obituary: Betty Bishop Stewart
Posted: April 13, 2015 - 4:42 pm

Ms. Betty Bishop Stewart, age 70, of Nashville, Tenn. passed away April 12, 2015 at her home. She is survived by son Louis, Jr. (Mandy) Baker; daughters, Billie Baker, Becky (Tony) Barnes, Sandra (John) Burgess and Sharol (Marty) Price; brothers, Jimmy Bishop, John Bishop, David Warren and Danny Warren; grandchildren, Mandy Thomas, Paula Lunn, Derek Ely, Amy Baker, Brooke Burgess, Taylor Price, Kameron Burgess and Liam Baker; seven great-grandchildren.

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Wednesday 04/08/2015
Obituary: Vera Moore Williams
Updated: April 08, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Mrs. Vera Moore Williams, 96, of Franklin, Tenn., passed away on April 8, 2015 in the early morning.

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Obituary: Ann Bruce Mauldin Faircloth
Updated: April 08, 2015 - 1:59 am

Rock Hill - Ann Bruce Mauldin Faircloth passed away April 7, 2015 at the age of 87. A native of Rock Hill, S.C., she was the youngest of six children born to Mayme Williams Mauldin and William Mark Mauldin.

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