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Norris “Dwain” Gilliam, age 74, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away Feb. 26, 2021. Native of Williamson County, Tennessee.  Grew up and baptized in the Baptist Church and later attended the Nazarene Church.  His faith led him to pass out small cards to witness to others that said, “If we meet…

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Pete “Junebug” Tomlin, Jr., age 85, of the Duplex Community passed away Feb. 26, 2021.  He was a native of Williamson County, Tennessee and was a member of Cross Keys Baptist Church.  He retired from C.B. Ragland after 31 years of service.  Survived by:  wife of 57 years, Ruth Tomlin; son, J…

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Michael W. Mackie, age 69, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away Feb. 28, 2021.  Mike was born in Nashville and married Gail, the love of his life, on Sept. 27, 1980. With Gail at his side, his career and adventures blossomed. From Nashville, San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth, to San Francisco Bay…

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Betty Jo Beech Watson, age 85, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away Feb. 23, 2021 in Columbia, Tennessee. 

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Kenneth David Grodi, age 73, of Thompson’s Station, passed away Feb. 22, 2021.  He was a graduate of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and recipient of the Bronze Star with one tour of duty in Vietnam.  He was owner and operator of eight s…

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Marilyn Grace Adams (Burkee) died on Tuesday evening, Feb. 16, 2021 at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tennessee. Daughter of the late Harold Oscar Burkee and Mary Katherine (Curry), she was born Feb. 4, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois. Married “the love of my life" Ellery Joshua Adams II (d. 1992) in…

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Rachel Kay Lynn, age 39, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away Feb. 17, 2021. She is preceded in death by her father, Ronald Edward Crownover, and grandparents, Charles and Sara Crownover. Survived by, mother, Robin Lynn Crownover; sons, Jonathan Graves, James Lynn and Jonah Lynn; brothers, Ron…

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Patricia Elayne (Best) Reddick passed away on Feb. 20, 2021 at the age of 67 from complications of cancer. Tricia is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Eddie Joe Reddick; father, Morris Best; sister, Marilynn Culbreth; and mother and father-in-law, Geraldine and Lloyd Reddick. Tricia is s…

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Ronald Wayne Hesch, age 59, of Shelbyville, Tennessee and formerly of Valdosta, Georgia passed away Feb. 8, 2021. Born July 27, 1961 in Siminole County, Florida to the late Charles J. Hesch and Sarah Bradford Hesch. He was a Senior Manager of Government Services with Censis Technology and Ro…

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Robert "Bob" "Pop" Cholette, age 87, of Franklin, Tennessee,  born April 13, 1933 passed away Feb. 14, 2021, retired truck driver Consolidated Freight, served as Trustee for a number of years Teamsters Local 480. 

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Campbell Jake Martin was born Oct. 2, 2011 and was called home by the Lord on Feb. 16, 2021. He leaves behind his loving family: parents, Jake and Daphne Martin; siblings, Weston, Blakely and Madelyn Martin; grandparents, Pete and Kendall Tashie of Memphis, Tennessee, Margo Martin of Snellvi…

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Ruby Proctor Rivers, age 87, passed away Feb. 12, 2021.  Ruby was a native of Williamson County, Tennessee and recently moved to Unionville, Tennessee to be with family.  She was a retired secretary for Williamson Memorial Gardens with 30-plus years of service.  She attended College Grove Ch…

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Janis Elaine “Jan” Isaacs, 71, of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeffrey Isaacs; father, Ralph Aschinger; mother, Gladys Aschinger; and sister, Carol Cooper.  Jan is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, C…

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Betty Jo Stem Whaley, age 74, passed away Feb. 11, 2021.  Betty Jo was born in Williamson County, Tennessee to the late Earnest Eugene “Gene” and Katherine Robinson Stem. She was a longtime member of College Grove United Methodist Church. Betty Jo and her family traveled to various churches …

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Henderson “Hank” Hillin, Jr., age 90 of Brentwood, Tennessee passed away Feb. 10, 2021.  Hank grew up on a farm in Neely’s Bend and graduated from Isaac Litton High School.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University where he was a renowned baseball player for the Bisons.  He…

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Milbrey “Millie” V. Hatcher, age 85 of Lebanon, Tennessee passed away Feb. 11, 2021. She was born in Maury County, Tennessee to the late Oliver and Ida Weaver Vandiver. Milbrey was a member of Kingwood Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She retired from CPS Corp after 19 years, and…

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George Andrew Miller, age 83, of Spring Hill, Tennessee passed away Feb. 10, 2021.  He was a native of LeClaire, Iowa and spent much of his career in civil service, starting with the founding of the LeClaire Ambulance Service. He also served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War.   

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Jane McCall Montague, age 93, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away Feb. 9, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Rebecca Hardison McCall, also preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Van Montague; son, Thomas Larimore Montague; and son-in- law, Francis Eagle.  She is survived…

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On Sunday, Feb. 7, we lost a community treasure. Gilbert “Ted” Theodore Cowdrey, 73, passed away at home from natural causes.  

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Anthony (Tony) James Napoleon, 68, of Franklin, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 at Alive Hospice Center of Murfreesboro.  Tony was born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania to Anthony James, Sr., and Catherine Miele Napoleon on Nov. 6, 1952. He married Shelly Napoleon on May 5, 1984 in Salis…

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Roscoe Alex “Rocky” Jaco, age 41, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away Feb. 10, 2021.  Rocky was raised in Williamson County, Tennessee.  He worked for many years with Always In Bloom and also driving a tow truck.  One of his proudest times was during Hurricane Katrina when he went to do disas…

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Colonel Elwyn Richard “Rich” Harris, Jr. passed from this life into life eternal on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Rich, the son of the late Elwyn and Ophelia (Bass) Harris, was born and raised in Springs, East Hampton, New York. He was preceded in death by his sister, Beth Harris. He is survived …

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Larry Matthews Beadle, age 76, of Brentwood, Tennessee passed away Feb. 2, 2021. Born in Nashville, Tennessee on July 6, 1944, he was the son of the late Raymond and Margaret Beadle. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Michael "Mickey" Beadle and Donald "Skip" Beadle.   He graduated fro…

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Ruby Taylor, age 85, of Franklin, Tennessee went to be with the Lord on Jan. 31, 2021. Ruby loved to sing and dance with her band. She was a wonderful mother and loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren very much.  

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John “Jake” Michael Harvey, Jr., age 18, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away Feb. 1, 2021. Jake was a 2020 graduate of Franklin High School. He is survived by his father, John Harvey, Sr.; mother, Sondra Steele Harvey; sisters, Jessie Harvey, Haylee Harvey and Hannah Harvey; and grandparents,…

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Tina Denise Reynolds McDaniel, age 51, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away Feb. 2, 2021.  Graduate of Page High School and received her Associates Degree from Columbia State Community College. She was employed with Aetna Ins. Co with 12+ years of service. Worked part-time with At Home in Fran…

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Captain Fred Bennett (retired) of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office passed away today after a brief illness. Captain Bennett joined the WCSO in the mid 1970’s as a Reserve Deputy. He became a full time deputy and worked his way up through the ranks to Captain of the Criminal Investigati…

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James Michael “Mike” Lillard, age 59, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away Jan. 29, 2021. 1979 Graduate of Page High School and received his bachelors’ degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1984. Mike went to work at Nabisco before graduating from college. He retired from Nabisco af…

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Geraldine “Geri” Dillard Taylor, age 82, of Franklin, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 in Franklin, Tennessee. Geri was born in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Thomas E. Dillard and Mary E. Foley on Jan. 4, 1939. She attended Catholic schools and was a graduate of class of 1957 St. Bern…

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Mrs. Robbie June Anglin, age 84, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away Feb. 2, 2021. Robbie was a longtime member of Berea Church of Christ. She retired with Fleet Transport after 34 years. Robbie was awarded many times for her salesmanship with Longaberger Handwoven Baskets. She was an avid UT…

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Ruth “Ruthie” Emily Thompson Fonseca was born April 20, 1928, in Deposit, New York, and she passed away on Jan. 16, 2021. The daughter and granddaughter of Methodist preachers, she remembered growing up without much but watching her parents always share when someone knocked on their door in …

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Lucy F. Poteete Giles, age 86, long time resident of the Bethesda Community, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. 

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Paul Claybrook Locke was born Dec. 2, 1932, the eldest son of Sam and Dora Locke.  He passed from this world into eternal life on Jan. 24, 2021. 

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Henry Thomas “Tom” Woodside, age 97, passed away Jan. 28, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family. Tom was a lifelong resident of Williamson County, Tennessee and loved the land that he farmed.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II.  His work career was mos…

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Emma Jean Bumbalough Templeton, 83, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away on Jan. 21, 2021 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 

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Michael C. Gentry, age 69, of Spring Hill, Tennessee passed away Jan. 23, 2021. Michael retired from the Williamson County School System. Michael loved to collect antique Chevrolet vehicles, was an avid fisherman, devoted UT Vols football fan and had a huge passion for music that he loved to…

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Virginia F. Cotton was born Aug. 30, 1938.  She was the third child born to the late Bolin Fitzgerald Sr. and Katherine Fitzgerald, and departed this life Jan. 21, 2021 at the Franklin Wellness and Rehabilitation Center. 

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Mr. William Robert “Bill” Dixon, age 70, of Spring Hill, Tennessee and formerly of Versailles, Kentucky went to be with the Lord on Jan. 20, 2021. Bill was born in Williamson, West Virginia to the late Henry Dixon and Catherine Cantees Dixon. Bill was the kindest soul. He never met a strange…

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Robert (Bob) Steely Bennett, age 77, died unexpectedly Jan. 17, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was born Sept. 15, 1943 in Stamford, Texas, the son of John McKinney Bennett, Jr. and Vera Steely Bennett. Bob graduated from Texas Tech University in 1966 with a degree in Accounting. 

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Thomas Michael Bush, Sr., age 67, of Cane Ridge, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee after an extended illness. Michael was born in Lebanon, Tennessee and was retired from sales with Sunbeam Bread Company. He was a member of Rosedale Baptist Church and he e…

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Leslie Bradley Sutton, age 55, of Franklin, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 after passing away unexpectedly in her home.  

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James “Cuttin” Dennis Mitchell, age 56, of Thompson’s Station, Tennessee passed away Jan. 20, 2021 with his loving family by his side. Jamie was born and raised in Williamson County. He worked with Franklin Heating and Cooling for 25+ years.  

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Tammy Lynn Lemay, age 51, of Nashville, Tennessee passed away Jan. 17, 2021. She was a 1987 graduate of Franklin High School. Tammy is preceded in death by her father, Robert Allen King, Sr.; brother, Robert Allen King, Jr.; son-in-law, Chad Miller; mother-in-law, Linda Lemay. She is survive…

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Dana Shirl Holloway, age 57, of Spring Hill, Tennessee passed away Jan. 15, 2021.  Dana was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a legalman at Pearl Harbor.  Survived by:  husband, Russell Holloway; father, David Wilson; mother, Rebecca Conforti; brother, Richard Wilson; sister, Cathy Massie; …

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Charles Earl Gore, Sr., age 66, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away Jan. 17, 2021.  Charles graduated from Battle Ground Academy and received his bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University.  He started his banking career with Williamson County Bank and continued his passion for …

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Betty Jo Beasley Buford, 81, of Franklin passed from this life on Jan. 18, 2021. The daughter of Paul Overby Beasley and Mary Ellen Conner Beasley. Betty was raised in Williamson county, Tennessee.  

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Violet Jean Lemox Newcomb, age 90, of Franklin, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Violet was born in Williamson County to the late Edward F. Lemox, Sr. and Clara Anna Moore Lemox Smithson. She was a homemaker and a member of Harpeth First Baptist Church (Espera…

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Jose Luis Fuentes, age 70, of Franklin, Tennessee departed this life on Jan. 8, 2021. Jose, also known as Pepe or Pastor, was born on Jan. 2, 1951 in Zitacuaro, Michoacan, Mexico. His family migrated early in his life to the United States and became a US Citizen at a young age. He lived in P…

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Ellen Lee Abbott, age 56, of Nashville, Tennessee passed away Jan. 11, 2021 from an accident.  Ellen was a graduate of The Harpeth Hall School and received her bachelor's degree from Auburn University.  Most recently, Ellen was the Director of Criminal Justice Services with the State of Tenn…

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Tom Tansil, age 76, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away Jan. 12, 2021.  Veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and also served in the National Guard.  He owned Flat Creek Market and Tansils Market for several years.  Tom worked for many years with landscaping. Tom drove the school bu…

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The Rev. Robert Z. Carlisle II (Bob), devoted husband, father, and grandfather, died Jan. 10 after a two-year battle with cancer. A retired deacon in the United Methodist Church, he committed his life to making disciples for Christ for 56 years, serving ministries in Oklahoma, Ohio, Kentucky…

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Margaret Ann “Peggy” Crockett, age 87, passed away on Jan. 12. She was born and raised in Lincoln County, Tennessee. Preceded in death by her husband, Herbert A. Crockett in 1993, and her parents Adolphus “Buck” and Bernice Cary Hatcher. 

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Joe Larry Jones, age 77, of Gallatin, Tennessee, passed away on Jan. 9, 2021 in Gallatin, Tennessee. He is preceded in death by wife, Ada (Jean) Vaughn Jones, and parents, Joe Anderson Jones and Mary (Evelyn) Cockman Jones. Jones, a long-time resident of Sanford, North Carolina, lived on Lak…