Obituaries

OBITUARY: Dianne Bell Johnson (Mimi)

OBITUARY: Dianne Bell Johnson (Mimi)
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Dianne Bell Johnson (Mimi) who passed away April 22, 2018. She courageously battled lung cancer with surgery and numerous treatments for more than two years with the same determination that she faced everything in life. Dianne always treasured her family and countless friends whether playing bridge, going to movies, ...
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OBITUARY: Alan “Scott” Chance

OBITUARY: Alan “Scott” Chance
Alan “Scott” Chance, age 48 of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away on April 22, 2018. Survived by his wife, Lindsey Roberts Chance; son, Benjamin Chance; daughter, Brooklyn Chance all of Franklin, Tennessee; parents, Bobby and Ruth Chance of Columbia, Tennessee; brother, Tim (Angela) Chance of Muscle Shoals, Alabama; sister, Jackie (Doug) Howe of Columbia, Tennessee; father a...
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OBITUARY: Eleanor Vela Bankes

Eleanor Vela Bankes, beloved of the Lord, departed the home she shared with her loving husband, Gary Dean Bankes, in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee, on April 16 , 2018, at the age of 76. Eleanor, who was born in Augusta, Georgia to Lewis and Vela Pyke, is survived by her devoted husband of 50 years; children and their spouses, ...
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OBITUARY: James “Doug” Wilson

OBITUARY: James “Doug” Wilson
James “Doug” Wilson, age 82, a long time Franklin resident and Culleoka native, passed away on April 17, 2018 after an extended illness. He was retired from Roadway Express after also working at ATF and IRS. He spent his retirement doing the things he loved. He and Jane traveled, attended church and musical events, and were forever taking ...
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OBITUARY: Thomas Elmer “Tommy” Ladd

OBITUARY: Thomas Elmer “Tommy” Ladd
Thomas Elmer “Tommy” Ladd, age 32, of Madison,Tennessee, formerly of Williamson County, went into the arms of the Lord, Sunday April 15, 2018. Tommy was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and was a tree surgeon. He enjoyed working on guns and repairing them for people. No one was a stranger to him, he could talk to anyone as ...
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OBITUARY: Donna Gayle Brake

OBITUARY: Donna Gayle Brake
Donna Gayle Brake, age 61, of Atlanta Georgia, departed this life on April 1, 2018, following complications of a stroke. A Nashville native and longtime resident of Middle Tennessee. Donna is preceded in death by her parents Albert Brady Brake Sr and Lillian Doris Hill Brake of Triune, Tennessee. She is survived by siblings Jackie (George) Ragland, Barbara (Bob) Mathis, .....
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OBITUARY: Lacey Renee Mathes

OBITUARY: Lacey Renee Mathes
Lacey Renee Mathes, age 26 of Franklin, was killed after sustaining injuries in a car crash that shut down most of I-65 on Friday, April 13. Family has said Mathes swerved to miss a chair on the interstate on her way to work at TriStar Medical in Spring Hill. She was thrown into the median ...
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OBITUARY: Dan Thomas Costello

OBITUARY: Dan Thomas Costello
Dan Thomas Costello, age 71, of Spring Hill, Tennessee, formerly of Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, passed away unexpectedly April 13, 2018. He was the current president of the Spring Hill Rotary Club and served on the Board at The Well. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Dorothy Costello. Survived by his loving wife of 47 years, ...
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OBITUARY: Lucille Warren Peters

Lucille Warren Peters, age 90, of Columbia, Tennessee — formerly of Franklin, Tennessee — passed away on April 13, 2018. She was preceded in death by husbands, Joe W. King, Sr. and John B. Peters; son, Danny Ray King; grandchild, Angel King; great grandchild Josie Schmidt; parents, Will and Bessie Warren; brothers, Luther Warren and Lawrence Warren; sisters, Le...
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OBITUARY: Lacey Renee Mathes

OBITUARY: Lacey Renee Mathes
Lacey Renee Mathes, age 26 of Franklin, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on April 13, 2018 after sustaining injuries in an automobile accident. She leaves behind her loving parents, Earl and Christine Mathes; fiancé, Randy Lampley; grandparents, Marion and James Mayer; siblings, Melissa, Duane, Brittany, Austen, Dylan Mathes, and many other loving family members and fri...
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OBITUARY: James Marvin “Shorty” Lillard

OBITUARY: James Marvin “Shorty” Lillard
James Marvin “Shorty” Lillard, age 87 of the Cross Keys Community, Tennessee, passed away on April 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Davis and Ethel Graves Lillard; brothers, Elder Milton Lillard and Leon “Red” Lillard. Survived by his wife of 65 years, Billie Jean Lillard; daughter, Diane (Gene) Marlin; grandchildren, Amanda (Jesse) Pilkinton and Jennifer...
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OBITUARY: Diane Grammer Thorne

OBITUARY: Diane Grammer Thorne
Diane Grammer Thorne, age 69, passed away Saturday April 7, 2017, at her home in Nashville, Tennessee. A resident of the Nashville area for more than 40 years, Diane left an indelible impression in the business community, with her church family and with her friends and family. Professionally, Diane spent nearly four decades working in ...
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OBITUARY: Linda Kaye Wooten

OBITUARY: Linda Kaye Wooten
Linda Kaye Wooten, age 67, of Shelbyville, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday April 8, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Linda was born in Waynesboro, Tennessee, on February 9, 1951, daughter of the late Carl and Louise Duren Staggs. She was a retired cafeteria manager with the Williamson County School System. ...
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OBITUARY: David Joseph McCarthy

David Joseph McCarthy passed away on April 7, 2018, at the age of 65. He is preceded in death by his parents, Beatrice Harline and William C. McCarthy and mother-in- law, Joan Folks Mann. David is survived by his wife, Laura McCarthy; sons, Sean McCarthy and Dan McCarthy, Denver, Colorado, and Kevin McCarthy (Sabina), Milwaukee, Wisconsin; daughters, Kathleen ...
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OBITUARY: John Edward Phillips, Jr.

OBITUARY: John Edward Phillips, Jr.
John Edward Phillips, Jr., passed away April 9, 2018, at his home in College Grove, Tennessee. He was surrounded by his family as he met his Savior in heaven. John was born in Harriman, Tennessee, on June 13, 1940. He attended South Harriman High School. He served in the United States Navy from 1958-1961 on board the USS Hitchiti. ...
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OBITUARY: Robert “Tom” Cheatham

OBITUARY: Robert “Tom” Cheatham
Robert “Tom” Cheatham, age 65, of Spring Hill, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on April 6, 2018 with his family by his side. He was a Master Mason with the Spring Hill Masonic Lodge. He was a retired truck driver with CBI, formerly PDM. He loved singing and playing his guitar for family and friends. Mr. ...
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OBITUARY: John Richardson Williams, Sr.

OBITUARY: John Richardson Williams, Sr.
John Richardson Williams, Sr., age 91, lifelong resident of Franklin, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on April 3, 2018. John and his brother, O.F., owned and and operated Williams Brothers Farms, providing custom harvesting throughout Williamson County and surrounding areas. Mr. Williams was the owner of the German family 200-year Century Farm. He and his family have ....
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OBITUARY: John Brady “Johnny” Guffee, Sr.

OBITUARY: John Brady “Johnny” Guffee, Sr.
John Brady “Johnny” Guffee, Sr., age 73 of Franklin, TN, passed away April 4, 2018. He was a businessman, horseman, husband of Juvenile Court Judge Sharon Guffee, Franklin alderman, and son of a beloved local physician known for making house calls around rural Williamson County, on horseback when needed. Johnny graduated from Battle Ground Academy ...
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OBITUARY: Delores Guess Beathard

OBITUARY: Delores Guess Beathard
Delores Guess Beathard, age 74, went to be with the Lord, April 2, 2018. She was born in Texas and raised on a farm. There she learned the meaning of hard work and hard times by helping her family in the cotton and hay fields. She was retired after 35 years of service as a teacher. She ...
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OBITUARY: Louise Nunnelly Green

Louise Nunnelly Green, age 84 of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away April 3, 2018. A native of Hickman County, Tennessee, she was the only child of the late Louise Bailey and William Henry Nunnelly of Vernon, Tennessee. She was a descendant of several pioneer families. Louise graduated from the Holton Arms School in Washington, D.C. and Vanderbilt University, magna cum ...
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