Obituaries

OBITUARY: Larry McKenzie Thomas

OBITUARY: Larry McKenzie Thomas
Larry McKenzie Thomas, age 73, of Franklin, Tenn., passed away Aug. 17, 2017. He was born in Lee County, N.C. to the late Raymond and Ruby Thomas. Larry attended Sanford Business College in North Carolina. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve. Larry retired from JC Penney after working for them for 37 years. ...
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OBITUARY: Dorothy “Jean” Knight

OBITUARY: Dorothy “Jean” Knight
Dorothy “Jean” Knight peacefully passed away in Knoxville, Tenn., on Aug. 14, 2017, at the age of 91. She was born Dec. 17, 1925, in Sharon Grove, Ky. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Romie and Essie Gant and her loving husband of 65 years, Claude R. “Rudy” Knight. She is survived by her ...
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OBITUARY: Pearlie Louise Beard

OBITUARY: Pearlie Louise Beard
Pearlie Louise Beard, age 81 of Spring Hill, Tenn., passed away Aug. 14, 2017. Beard was born in the Bethesda Community and a member of New Life Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, James Thomas Beard and brother, Wesley Anderson. Survived by daughters, Linda Roberson and Lois Weakley; grandchildren, Rodney ...
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OBITUARY: Betty Ann Godschall McGowan

OBITUARY: Betty Ann Godschall McGowan
Betty Ann Godschall McGowan, age 82, of Bluffton, S.C., passed away on Aug. 13, 2017, at NHC Cool Springs, Franklin, Tenn. She is survived by her husband, Gordon McGowan of Bluffton, S.C.; sons, John Westphal of Franklin, Tenn., and Jim (Patti) Westphal; daughter, Carolyn Westphal of Bluffton, S.C.; grandchildren, Angela (Jeff Campbell) Westphal, Lyndsey (Nick) Todd, Jason...
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OBITUARY: Ronnie C. Hawkins, Sr.

Ronnie C. Hawkins, Sr., age 77, of Brentwood, Tenn., formerly of Panama City, Fla., has passed away. He was born in Panama City, Fla., to the late John Henry and Christine Lynn Hawkins. Ronnie did many things through his life including, industrial sales, welding and worked in the automotive industry. He is preceded in death ...
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OBITUARY: Charles William Cook

OBITUARY: Charles William Cook
Charles William Cook, age 33, of Franklin, Tenn., passed away on Aug. 13, 2017 with his family by his side. He was born in Franklin and graduated from Franklin High School class of 2003. After high school, he was employed by Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group for 12 years. He was a loving father to his number 1 son, Braeden. ...
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OBITUARY: Gene Edwin Thomason

Gene Edwin Thomason, age 88 of Columbia, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Aug. 12, 2017. Mr. Thomason was born in Hazel Green, Ala., to the late John William Thomason and Savilla Hopkins Thomason. He was a member of the Beech Grove Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta B. Thomason ...
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OBITUARY: Dan Woodard Woodside

OBITUARY: Dan Woodard Woodside
Dan Woodard Woodside, age 79 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away on Aug. 12, 2017. Mr. Woodside was born in Williamson County, Tenn., to the late William Gray “Bill” Woodside and Annie Lee Roberson Woodside. He was a member of the Fairview Church of Christ in Maury County. A former employee of McLean Trucking before he eventually retired from Yellow ...
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OBITUARY: Cindy Cunningham Brient

OBITUARY: Cindy Cunningham Brient
Cindy Cunningham Brient, 58, of Franklin, went to Heaven peacefully at home on Aug. 9 after an eight-year battle with cancer. Cindy is a kind and thoughtful person who loves her family, friends, and animals, especially her cats. Cindy will be missed in life by her family and friends; her husband John Brient, her daughters Katie and Lucy Brient, her ...
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OBITUARY: Virginia H. “Jenny” Eaton

Virginia H. “Jenny” Eaton, age 88, of Franklin, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Aug. 7, 2017. Born in Franklin, Tenn., to the late Oscar Hughes and Mammie Myers Hughes Sullivan, she was a loving, kind and giving person. She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert K. Eaton. She leaves behind a sister, ...
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OBITUARY: William “Mac” Mauney

OBITUARY: William “Mac” Mauney
Brentwood resident William “Mac” Mauney, 85, left this earth for a heavenly home Aug. 7, 2017. He was the husband of Connie Pat Mauney and the father of Karen Voce of Brentwood, Tenn., and Mark Mauney of Vilonia, Ark. Mac had a passion for meeting the physical and spiritual needs of homeless men. He taught ...
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OBITUARY: Norma Ruth Callas Dodson

Norma Ruth Callas Dodson passed away on Aug. 5, 2017, at the age of 77 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. A loved wife, mother, teacher and friend, Norma was an educator for more than 40 years. Her passion for young children shone brightly to all who knew her, and she left an indelible mark on both her students ...
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OBITUARY: Sherry Denise Smith

Sherry Denise Smith, age 54 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away July 31, 2017. Employed with Tennessee Housing Development Agency. Preceded in death by father, Hurtis Smith. Survived by: daughter, Kathryn Ann Baugh of Franklin, Tenn.; mother, Joyce Smith of Hendersonville, N.C.; Alan (Sueanne) Smith of Fayetteville, N.C.; Kathy Smith (Mike) Anderson of Dothan, Ala., and ...
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OBITUARY: Gabrielle Dannette Hancock

OBITUARY: Gabrielle Dannette Hancock
Gabrielle Dannette Hancock, age 46 passed away Aug. 2, 2017 at her home in Madison, Tenn. Gabby was a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend. She was always willing to help the next person with whatever she had to offer…and she had a lot to offer. She was funny, sweet, caring, intelligent, beautiful, sassy and ...
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OBITUARY: Dr. G. Patrick Coffeen

OBITUARY: Dr. G. Patrick Coffeen
Dr. G. Patrick Coffeen, age 69 of Franklin, Tenn., passed away on Aug. 4, 2017. He was born in Flint, Mich., to the late Robert and Dorothy McNeill Coffeen. Pat received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 1974. War Damn Eagle! Dr.Coffeen served in the United States Army. He was the first Charter Owner for Banfield ...
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OBITUARY: James Robert Walton

OBITUARY: James Robert Walton
James Robert Walton, age 70, of Franklin, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born in in Williamson County, Tenn., on Oct. 16, 1946, son of the late Eugene and Sadie Walton. He was preceded in death by his sister, Janelle Baker Rogers. Survivors include ...
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OBITUARY: Joseph Wayne Lindsey

Joseph Wayne Lindsey, age 44 of Spring Hill, Tenn., passed away on July 30, 2017. Mr. Lindsey was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was employed as Cemetery Director with Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. He was the recipient of several awards and accolades from the military and state government. He is survived by his wife, Angie Lindsey; ...
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OBITUARY: Joseph Wayne Lindsey

Joseph Wayne Lindsey, age 44 of Spring Hill, Tenn., passed away July 30, 2017. Lindsey was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and employed as Cemetery Director with Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. He was the recipient of several awards and accolades from the military and state government. Survived by: wife, Angie Lindsey; daughters, Loryn Lindsey, ...
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OBITUARY: Donald Joe Hamilton

Donald Joe Hamilton, age 69, of Spring Hill, Tenn., passed away July 29, 2017. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in Vietnam, and was a postal manager for the U. S. Postal Service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph B. and Mabel Alice Cook Hamilton. Survived by wife of 50 ...
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