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Howard Hughes Yancy, age 88, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away Jan. 19, 2022. He was a 9th generation lifelong resident of Williamson County. Howard retired from the U.S. Post Office at Five Points in Franklin after 35 years of service. He was a member of Walker Baptist Church, the Franklin…

Billy Joe Cox, age 67, of the Leiper’s Fork Community passed away Jan. 15, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was a lifelong resident of Williamson County where he was deeply loved by his family and friends. Billy Joe was the owner and operator of Cox Roofing.  

Joseph "Joe" Patrick Sappington, 67, of Spring Hill, Tennessee passed away in Nashville on Jan. 15, 2022. Joe was born in Lewisburg, Tennessee on April 16, 1954 to James and Muriel Sappington. He graduated Marshall County High School and The University of Memphis. Joe formerly owned Sappingt…

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With a great sense of loss, we announce the passing of Cristobal "Cris" Melendez, age 96, of Spring Hill, Tennesse, on Jan. 15, 2022. His death follows that of his wife of 74 years, Josephine Melendez. Cris, affectionately known as Abuelo or ‘Belo, is remembered for his unending sense of dut…

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Amy Lin Johnson, 49, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 in a tragic automobile accident while vacationing in Costa Rica.  She was born March 8, 1972, in Caro, Michigan to the daughter of John and Carmen Johnson.  Amy graduated from Zephyrhills High School in Florida and …

Harriet Leigh Thompsett, age 72, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away Jan. 2, 2022.  Leigh was born in Mayfield, Kentucky to the late Curtis Rayford and Virginia Dell Baber Hancock.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Murray State University in Kentucky.   

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Perry Kenneth Mitchell Jr., age 80, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.  Beloved husband, father and grandfather.  He was known by most as “Ken” and was born on May 11, 1941 in Astoria, Oregon to the late Perry, Sr. and Ruth Rasmus Mitchell.  After eight years, he mo…

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Mary Frank Mulloy King, age 86, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away Jan. 3, 2021.  Retired after several years as a proofreader with Baird Ward Printing.  Member of Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church.   

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Charles David “Greg” Gregory, age 70, of Lynnville, Tennessee, formerly of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away Jan. 6, 2022.  Greg received his master’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University and then on to receive his EDS.  He was a former member of the Blue Raider Football Team.  He be…

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Martha “Marty” J. Cognata, 84, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away on Dec. 29, 2021 in Franklin, Tennessee. “Marty” as Martha preferred to be called, was born in Canton, Ohio to Dana “Jean” and Reuben “Al” DeVolt on Jan. 1, 1937. She went to school at Timken Highschool. Marty married Larry Co…

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Charles Arthur Crossley, age 73, of College Grove, Tennessee, passed away Jan. 5, 2022. Charles retired as a plant supervisor with Ouimet. He is preceded in death by parents, Charles and Rose Elizabeth Crossley; brothers, Jack Hudson Crossley and Terry Crossley. Survived by son, Charles “All…

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Margaret Myers Westbrooks, age 88, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away Jan. 6, 2022. Granny Westbrooks’ Kitchen is closed.  Her biscuits are no longer available.  The pancakes shaped like Farmer Joe and his pig or giant hearts have been flipped for the last time.  However, the love with which…

George McCord “Mac” Ryan, age 71, of Grand Rivers, Kentucky passed away Dec. 30, 2021. He was born in Franklin, Tennessee to the late George and Dorothy Ryan. He was an insulator with Local 86 Heat and Frost Insulators in Nashville, Tennessee.  

Nancy Luckett Richey of Franklin Tennessee, age 79, passed away on Jan. 1, 2022. 

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David Allen Knight, age 83, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away Jan. 3, 2022 at his home. He was born in Ava, Illinois to the late Reverend H.V. and Neva Knight. David was a member of Franklin Christian Church. He was the founder of Spotless Carriage Car Wash also known as Autowash Express. D…

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Kathryn Elaine "Kathy" Rainey Leonard, age 69, claimed her victory over prolonged illness and sprinted unencumbered into the arms of her Savior on Dec. 26, 2021, surrounded by loving family and devoted caregivers. After a lengthy battle with a cruel neurodegenerative disease, she "finished t…

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Josephine Melendez-Zayas, age 88, of Spring Hill, Tennessee passed away Dec. 31, 2021.  Survived by:  husband of 74 years, Cristobal Melendez-Claudio; son, Alex (Catherine Burns) Melendez; daughter, Irma (Matt) Eichner; brothers, Ralph Zayas and Victor Zayas; sister, Sonia Santos; grandchild…

Fred Henry Brown, age 82, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away Dec. 31, 2021.  Fred was a retired grocery and butcher employee at One Stop Market for 25 years and then with Little’s Grocery for 18 years.  He loved to buy, sell and trade and was regarded as the “Mayor” of his neighborhood stree…

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Margaret Dozier Layne, age 97, passed away on Dec. 30, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Clark Layne; her sisters, Louise Bowden and Dorothy Brandon. She is survived by her loving sons, John Richard Layne and his wife Sara, Larry Clark Layne and his wife Ann; four beloved g…

Filbert Joseph Martocci, Jr., age 88, of Brentwood, Tennessee passed away Dec. 31, 2021 at his home.  He was born in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Filbert Sr. And Mary Martocci. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. Filbert was a prominent business…

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Gladys Shadow King, age 94, of Brentwood, Tennessee passed away Dec. 26, 2021.  Gladys was born in Winchester, Tennessee to the late John Washington and Kathryn Williams Shadow.  She was a retired teacher from Two Rivers Jr. High with 14 years of service.  Member of Brentwood First Presbyter…

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Jack Douglas Hensley, 89, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 27, 2021. Jack was born on Aug. 22, 1932, to the late William Henry “Hank” and Syble Scarborough Hensley. Born in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma, the family settled in Drumright, Oklahoma where he excelled in basketball at Drumright …

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Jessie Trice “Ma Jessie” Bennett, age 88, of Cross Keys Community, Tennessee passed away Dec. 30, 2021.  Devoted to her family and faithful Christian servant.  Ma Jessie was mother and friend to many in the community.  Her feisty spirit and wit will be sadly missed.  Preceded in death by hus…

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Doris Elizabeth Wall Huff, age 94, of Columbia, Tennessee passed away Dec. 28, 2021.  Born in Maury County, Tennessee to the late Robert Lee and Christine Priest Wall.  Doris raised her family in the Thompson’s Station, Tennessee area and later moved to Columbia, Tennessee where she has spen…

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William Herbert Marlin, age 88, of the Harpeth Community passed away Dec. 19, 2021.  Herbert was native of Williamson County and was raised on the family farm.  He was a graduate of Bethesda High School.  Retired supervisor with Ford Glass Plant with 30 years of service.  After retirement, h…

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Dr. Robert M. Hollister concluded his life of earthly service and went to be with the Lord on Dec. 19, 2021, at 6:30 a.m.  A native of New Bern, North Carolina, Dr. Hollister spent his childhood years in Korea, where his parents were Presbyterian medical missionaries.  After graduation from …

Jeanne Marie Eckert, age 77, of Thompson’s Station, Tennessee passed away Dec. 17, 2021. She was born in Paw Paw, Michigan to the late John and Evelyn Balzer. Jeanne’s parents were missionaries in Nigeria where she spent much of her childhood.  Upon returning from Africa, she grew up in Bang…

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Barbara Cockrell Witt passed into the presence of her loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Dec. 15, 2021, at the age of 69 after a long span with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Steven Ray Wright, age 56 of Thompsons Station, Tenn., passed away Dec. 27, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family.

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James Albert “Jab” Beard, Sr., age 87 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away Dec. 27, 2021.

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Jeffrey Michael Rogers, age 51, of Franklin, Tenn., passed away on Dec. 21, 2021.He battled against Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy, after his diagnosis in 2004.  Jeff was preceded in death by his brother, Frank W. Rogers IV “Tosh” who also passed away of MMD complicated by Gulf War Syndrome. Je…

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Mr. Roy Gray Bumpus, age 89, of Spring Hill, Tenn., passed Dec. 23, 2021. 

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Martha “Charlene” King Parsons went to her heavenly home on Dec. 22, 2021.Born Dec. 30, 1933, she was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Edward King and Rhoda Carena Lindsey King, sisters, Josephine King and Ina Ruth King, brother, James Edward King, daughter, Patricia (Patty) Lee Par…

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Gloria Jean Richards Morse Bolton, age 90 of Brentwood, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021.  

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Christopher Allen Close, age 49, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away peacefully Dec. 10, 2021.  Christopher was raised in San Diego, California.  He was a graduate of George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. After college, he worked for the Oregon Fish&Wildlife and the U.S. Fish&Wild…

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Cory Scott Allen, age 38, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away Dec. 13, 2021. Cory was born April 27, 1983 in Denver, Colorado, but moved to Arkansas at the age of 3 months.  He has many close and wonderful friends he grew up with in London and Russellville, Arkansas.  Cory graduated from Belmont…

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Shirley Ann " Shan" Cook, was born Shirley Ann Lauzier on Nov. 13, 1922 in Culver City, California, the only child of Ernest William Lauzier and Lucile Broxon Lauzier. She grew up in Los Angeles, spending her happiest days with her Broxon cousins in Monrovia, California. In 1943, Shan met Lt…

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Mary Ann Ladd Holt, age 72, passed away Dec. 14, 2021 at her residence after a brief illness. Born in Williamson County to the late Clifton C. and Ruth Bowman Ladd. Mary Ann was a homemaker. She loved cooking and her pets, watching gun smoke and old western shows, but most of all, loved her …

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Thomas “Tom” Clower Harvey, Jr., age 81, of Hendersonville, Tennessee passed away of natural causes Dec 11, 2021. He was born in Columbus, Mississippi to the late Thomas C., Sr. and Nellie Clara Downs Harvey. Tom was the epitome of a caring and service-minded son, husband, father, churchman,…

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Thomas Addison (Tom) Jordan, age 70, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021.  

Ricky Dale Davis, age 66, of Lebanon, Tennessee passed away on Dec. 12, 2021. His is preceded in death by his parents, Emery Buford Davis and Mary Ruth Davis. He is survived by his siblings, James Buford Davis and wife Terry, the Late Gary Michael Davis and wife Alice, Tammy Michelle Diefent…

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Stephen Walter Iwasko, age 88, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away on Dec. 10, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen McKernan, and Anthony Joseph Iwasko; sister, Theresa (Tom) Merna. Survived by wife of 26 years, Lorraine Neiman Iwasko; daughter, Susan (Frank) Martinez; stepdau…

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Jerry Carson Crunk, age 73, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee passed away Dec. 8, 2021 after a brief illness. 

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James (Smut) Frelon Smothermon, age 77, a lifelong resident of Spring Hill, passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

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Robert Binkley Howell, of Palmyra, age 48, passed away on Dec. 6, 2021. He loved his Titans, Vols and searching for arrowheads. He loved traveling, outdoors and spending time with family. He was a jack of all trades and could live off the land. Robert was an HVAC Installation Manager for Mai…

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Danny S. Muller, age 71, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee passed away Dec. 8, 2021. He had worked as a Tech at the VA Hospital in Murfreesboro for 27 years. He was a member of World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  

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Lovingly remembered by family and friends, Anne Nickens White, who always wished to be known as Nikki, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021 at the age of 98.  Born on Jan. 28, 1923 in Monterey, Tennessee, Nikki grew up in Detroit, Michigan where she met her husband, Philip White, MD, on a bli…

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ben Mobley on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. He died after a short illness in the Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tennessee. He was a loving father, brother, uncle and son. He is survived by his three sons, Ben Jr., Matthew and Caden; al…