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Saturday 07/04/2015
Obituary: Tommye Jean Griffith Shackleford
Posted: July 04, 2015 - 1:05 am

Mrs. Tommye Jean Griffith Shackleford, age 80 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away July 3, 2015.

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Obituary: James M. (Jim) Sackett
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 1:05 am

James M. (Jim) Sackett, age 75, of Franklin, Tenn., peacefully passed away at home on June 18, 2015, after an extended illness.

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Friday 07/03/2015
Obituary: James. M. Sackett
Updated: July 03, 2015 - 3:11 pm

James M. (Jim) Sackett, 75, of Franklin, Tenn., peacefully passed away at home on June 18, 2015, after an extended illness.

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Thursday 07/02/2015
Obituary: Deboraha “Debbie” Lynn Pugh
Updated: July 02, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Mrs. Deboraha “Debbie” Lynn Pugh, age 54 of Ashland City, Tenn. passed away July 2, 2015 at her home.

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Wednesday 07/01/2015
Obituary: Darlene Joy Baldwin Pritzkau
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 3:57 pm

Mrs. Darlene Joy Baldwin Pritzkau, age 74 of Plano, Texas formerly of Franklin, passed away June 30, 2015.

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Obituary: Marjorie Ann Smithson Maupin
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 3:58 pm

Mrs. Marjorie Ann Smithson Maupin, age 82 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away June 30, 2015. She retired from Kroger after 40 years and after retirement she worked for the Williamson County School System part-time as a bus aide.

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Obituary: Betty Sue Steele Hoover
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 4:01 pm

Betty Sue Steele Hoover was born August 14, 1935 in Selmer, Tenn., the daughter of the late Roscoe and Clevie Willis Steele.

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Obituary: Roy Winston Van Hoy, Jr.
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 4:01 pm

Roy Winston Van Hoy Jr., 87, of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at home. He was born in Roanoke, Va.., February 24, 1928 to Roy W. Van Hoy Sr. and Patsy Warren Van Hoy. Known to most as “Van,” he was a loving husband and father blessed with many talents and a great sense of humor.

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
Obituary: Robbie Biggers Alexander
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 4:02 pm

Robbie Biggers Alexander, age 84 of Franklin, passed away June 29, 2015 at her residence with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents Plez and Lera McCall Biggers, husband, Ralph “ Rooster” Alexander and sister, Rachel Jimmerson and brothers, Joe and Ross Biggers.

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Obituary: William H. Clark, Jr.
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 4:03 pm

William Howard “Bill” Clark, Jr., 57, of Franklin, Tenn. passed away suddenly on June 29, 2015. Born in Franklin, he moved to Atlanta at age 5 and graduated from Henry Grady High School in 1975.

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Obituary: Paul Norwood
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 3:24 pm

Paul Norwood, age 88, of Lawrenceburg, Tenn. passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. He was a native of Lawrence County, Tenn., former employee of the City of Lawrenceburg Fire/Police in the 1960s, and a retired funeral director from North Funeral Home.

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Sunday 06/28/2015
Obituary: Jarrett Eugene Price
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Jarrett Eugene Price, age 24 of Franklin, passed away June 25, 2015. He had a contagious laugh and beautiful smile. He never met a stranger and had a kind spirit. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Graduate of Franklin High School. He attended Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Alabama. He was an avid Alabama “Roll Tide” Football fan.

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Obituary: Portia Ann Burgoyne
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Ms. Portia Ann Burgoyne, age 60 of Spring Hill, Tenn., June 26, 2015. She was an office manager for Luna Construction for 22 years. She was preceded in death by parents, Jefferson Thomas “J.T.” and Laura Grace Harris Lovett and brother, Tony Lovett. She is survived by daughters, Carrie (Rick) Rieves and Cassie (Chris) Lovvorn; brothers, Tom (Sandy) Lovett, Don (Lynne) Lovett and Jeff Lovett; sister, Teresa Bienmueller; grandchildren, Camden and Carson Rieves and Bryson Lovvorn.

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Saturday 06/27/2015
Obituary: Howard Anthony “Sut” Raines
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Mr. Howard Anthony “Sut” Raines, age 72 of Chapel Hill, Tenn. passed away June 26, 2015. He was a retired supervisor with the Williamson County Landfill.

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Thursday 06/25/2015
Obituary: Daniel Preston Perkins
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 3:52 pm

Mr. Daniel Preston Perkins, 70 of Franklin, passed away June 24, 2015 in Nashville.

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Wednesday 06/24/2015
Obituary: Jere Wilson Trevathan
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 2:26 pm

Jere Wilson Trevathan, age 68 of Brentwood, Tenn. completed his earthly journey on June 23, 2015 at Alive Hospice, Nashville, Tenn. Jere was born on November 22, 1946 to the late Woodrow Wilson and Juanita Black Trevathan in Springfield, Tenn.

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Tuesday 06/23/2015
Obituary: Theresa Mary Bales
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 2:31 pm

Mrs. Theresa Mary Bales, age 93 of Nashville died June 22, 2015 at her home. She was born in Detroit, Mi. to the late Anthony and Cecilia Nowak. She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Woodrow Bales and eldest daughter, Alberta Coulehan.

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Obituary: David Henry Jones
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 2:32 pm

Mr. David Henry Jones, age 73 of Lewisburg passed away June 19, 2015.

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Sunday 06/21/2015
Obituary: Edward Francis Nace
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 2:36 pm

Mr. Edward Francis Nace, age 83, Franklin, formerly of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. and Philadelphia, Pa., passed away on June 19, 2015. He was a retired purchasing manager and active with Habitat For Humanity.

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Obituary: Albert Willem Rivenburg
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 2:37 pm

Mr. Albert Willem Rivenburg, age 32 passed away June 16, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is preceded in death by his father, Willem Kearns Rivenburg, Md. and survived by mother, Kathleen Rivenburg; grandmother, Julia Collins; brother, Richard (Jenna) Rivenburg and sister, Ann (Russ Dalbke) Rivenburg.

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Thursday 06/18/2015
Obituary: Jerry Hunter Reddick
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 3:01 pm

Mr. Jerry Hunter Reddick, age 70 of Franklin, passed away at his home, June 17, 2015. He was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church.

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Wednesday 06/17/2015
Obituary: William “Bill” C. Ward
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 3:03 pm

Mr. William “Bill” C. Ward, age 72 of Brentwood, Tenn. passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at his home. Bill was a loving husband and father. He was the kind of person who would always be there for his family and friends. Anyone who ever spoke with him could say that he had a quick wit and a vast wealth of knowledge, which he was always willing to share.

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Tuesday 06/16/2015
Obituary: Barbara F. Pennington
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 3:06 pm

Mrs. Barbara F. Pennington passed into the loving care of God our Father on June 15, 2015 at age 82. She was the daughter of William G. and Bessie C. Fleming of Chattanooga, Tenn., both deceased.

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Obituary: Ottrie “Tink” Walteen Curtis
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 3:06 pm

Mrs. Ottrie “Tink” Walteen Curtis, age 74 of Franklin passed away June 15, 2015 in Nashville, Tenn. Born in Owensboro, Ky. to the late Walter and Ruby Atchison Wood. Member of Rockport Baptist Church in Rockport, Ky.

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Monday 06/15/2015
Obituary: John Lovell Watts
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 3:11 pm

Mr. John Lovell Watts, age 66 of College Grove, Tenn. passed away June 10, 2015. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a retired Biomedical Engineer with 35 years of service at the VA Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He was a retired volunteer Fire Chief with 30 years of service to the community in Williamson County and the Arrington Volunteer Fire Department.

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Sunday 06/14/2015
Obituary: Kenneth Edward Dennis
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 3:12 pm

Mr. Kenneth Edward Dennis, age 77 of Franklin passed away June 10, 2015 at his home. Born in Claremore, Oklahoma in 1937, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army Engineering Group from 1956-1959. He was a Correctional Officer with the state of Maryland for 28 years retiring in July of 1988.

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Obituary: Ronald W. Kerr
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 3:13 pm

Mr. Ronald W. Kerr, age 78 of Franklin passed away June 8, 2015. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather. A native of Detroit, Mich., he was an accomplished businessman in real estate and the music business.

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Obituary: Marion Dan Tomlin
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 3:13 pm

Mr. Marion Dan Tomlin, age 80 of Franklin, passed away on June 12, 2015.

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Obituary: Christene “Cricket” Veal
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 3:14 pm

Mrs. Christene “Cricket” Veal, age 88 of Franklin, passed away June 9, 2015 at her residence. She was preceded in death by husband, Walker McRae Veal.

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Friday 06/12/2015
Obituary: Kent R. Davis
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 3:14 pm

Kent R. Davis, of Franklin, Tenn., died Tuesday, June 9. He was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1939 and attended Oklahoma State University.  Upon graduation with a degree in Chemical Engineering, he began his 35 year career with The Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas.  

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Thursday 06/11/2015
Obituary: Kathy Ann Grimenstein
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 3:16 pm

Mrs. Kathy Ann Grimenstein, age 63 of Fairview, Tenn. passed away June 11, 2015. Born in Franklin, Tenn. to the late David and Mamie Ruth Lunn Johnston, she served as the branch head at the Fairview Public Library.

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Tuesday 06/09/2015
Obituary: Robert Houston Barker, Jr.
Posted: June 09, 2015 - 9:25 pm

Mr. Robert Houston Barker, Jr., age 95 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away June 8, 2015. He was a longtime owner with his wife at Western Auto in Franklin, Tenn. He was preceded in death by wife, Eva Davidson Barker. He is survived by sons, Larry (Cindy) Barker and Jerry (Betsy) Barker; grandchildren, Michael (Ann Frances) Barker and Katy Barker.

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Obituary: Kathleen Skinner Waggoner
Updated: June 09, 2015 - 9:30 pm

Mrs. Kathleen Skinner Waggoner, age 86, Arrington, Tenn., passed away June 9, 2015 at her residence.  She was a homemaker and member of Jenkins Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  She was preceded in death by parents, Benjamin Tilman and Dulcie Elliott Skinner. 

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Obituary: J. Clark “Bill” Anderson, III
Posted: June 09, 2015 - 11:49 am

J. Clark “Bill” Anderson, III age 69 of Franklin passed away June 7, 2015. He served as a Franklin City Alderman and served on the Board of First Tennessee Bank.

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Obituary: Ronald Wilson Ledbetter
Posted: June 09, 2015 - 11:40 am

Mr. Ronald Wilson Ledbetter, age 71 of Franklin, passed away June 7, 2015 in Franklin. Born in Talladega, Ala. to the late Charles and Loree Thorpe Ledbetter, he was a charter member of Christ United Methodist Church Franklin.

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Obituary: Clyde “Allin” Fadler
Posted: June 09, 2015 - 11:36 am

Clyde “Allin” Fadler, age 76 of Franklin, passed away June 1, 2015, while traveling abroad on a European cruise. Allin, with his infectious smile, met his wife, Lewanna, in the first grade. They married in 1959.

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Monday 06/08/2015
Obituary: Ambrose Bernard Bierman
Posted: June 08, 2015 - 9:32 am

Mr. Ambrose Bernard Bierman, age 94 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away at his home June 6, 2015. Mr. Bierman was a veteran with the U.S. Navy during WWII.

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Saturday 06/06/2015
Obituary: Gerald “Jerry” Edwin Skinner
Posted: June 06, 2015 - 9:27 am

Mr. Gerald “Jerry” Edwin Skinner, age 60 of Murfreesboro, Tenn., passed away June 4, 2015 at his home.

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Obituary: Clinton "Clint" Wilson Callicott
Posted: June 06, 2015 - 9:18 am

Mr. Clinton "Clint" Wilson Callicott departed this life to be with our Lord on June 3, 2015. He stood steadfast in his faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. His days were filled with giving to his family, wide circle of friends, and community during his sixty-six years on this earth. He is survived by his loving wife Carolyn of 43 years; his sons Clayton (Molly); Claude (Lee Ann); and his grandchildren; Sarah Beth, Nolan, Ella, and Marian; brother Pled Duncan (Virginia); sister Dorris Douglass; and nieces and nephews.

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Obituary: Mildred “Millie” Fly
Posted: June 06, 2015 - 9:22 am

Mrs. Mildred “Millie” Fly, of Franklin, Tenn., went to be with her Lord peacefully on June 4, 2015 at her home.

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Wednesday 06/03/2015
Obituary: Paddy Joe Lilly
Posted: June 03, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Paddy Joe Lilly, 78, of Franklin, Tenn. passed away on Monday, June 1 following a short illness. Joe was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn. and a lifelong member of the Christian Church. He was a graduate of East Tennessee State University (BS) and Radford University (MS). He taught for more than 50 years at various schools including Pulaski High School (Va.), Virginia High School (Va.) and several schools in Williamson County and always recalled each student fondly.

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Mike Hyland, music publicist who helped Wine Down Main Street passes away after battle with cancer
Updated: June 03, 2015 - 2:06 pm

Nashville publicist Michael “Mike” Hyland, the first publicist for the Allman Brothers Band, died May 28 at his home in Sonoma, Calif. after a two-year battle with cancer. Mike was 65.

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Obituary: Dennis Rongey
Updated: June 03, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Dennis Rongey, age 58 of Smyrna, died Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Stonecrest Medical Center. He was a native of Memphis and the son of the late Hardy Eugene Rongey and Zelma Azbill Carney. He was also preceded by a daughter, Jennifer Nancy Rongey.

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Obituary: Marcelo Sosa “Mark” Sabedra
Updated: June 03, 2015 - 11:51 am

Mr. Marcelo Sosa “Mark” Sabedra, 72 of Franklin, passed away June 1, 2015 at St. Thomas West Hospital.

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Tuesday 06/02/2015
Obituary: Darrel K. Emerson
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 2:23 pm

Darrel K. Emerson, age 65 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away at home on May 31, 2015 following a courageous battle with cancer.

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Obituary: Marion Haskins
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 7:00 am

Mrs. Marion Haskins, age 85 of Spring Hill, Tenn. passed away May 31, 2015 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was a member of the Red Hats Society and attended the Church of the Nativity.

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Monday 06/01/2015
Obituary: David “Junior” Hernandez
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 11:01 am

David “Junior” Hernandez Alonso, age 17, passed away suddenly May 28, 2015. He was a student at Centennial High School.

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Obituary: Barbara Cameron
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 9:55 am

Mrs. Barbara Cameron, age 86, of Franklin Tenn., passed away on May 29, 2015.

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Obituary: Lucy H. Morgan
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 9:56 am

Mrs. Lucy H. Morgan of College Grove, Tenn. died May 31, 2015 from complications of heart disease.

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Obituary: Sarah Workman Jordan
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 9:52 am

Mrs. Sarah Workman Jordan, age 86 of Franklin, Tenn. passed away May 29, 2015. Devoted member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a long-time teacher and guidance counselor in Williamson County. After retiring, she volunteered at Williamson Medical Center for over 10 years.

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