Obituaries

OBITUARY: Denis Roy Wiegandt

OBITUARY: Denis Roy Wiegandt
Denis Roy Wiegandt, age 75, of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away June 20, 2018. He was a supervisor for General Motors and retired after 37 years of service. Preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Jean Wiegandt and sister, Ann Linsenman. Survived by loving wife of 55 years, Carmelina Wiegandt of Franklin, Tennessee; sons, Christopher (Lynn) Wiegandt of Carmel, ...
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OBITUARY: Billy Calloway Bills

OBITUARY: Billy Calloway Bills
Billy Calloway Bills was born in rural Marshall County on June 18, 1935. His parents were James Ralph Bills and Laura Lois Calloway Bills. He is survived by his brother, Bobby Ralph Bills, and his wife, Mae. Fifty-one years ago, he married Linda June McWilliams at 10 a.m. on June 23, 1967. They were blessed to ...
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OBITUARY: Thelma DeMello Pewitt

OBITUARY: Thelma DeMello Pewitt
Thelma DeMello Pewitt, age 85 of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away June 20, 2018. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and moved to Franklin, Tennessee, later where she raised her family. She was a retired sales clerk at Sandlin Drug Company and also bookkeeper/sales clerk with Ed’s Flooring. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Pewitt; parents, Manuel ...
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OBITUARY: Susan Hood Batten

OBITUARY: Susan Hood Batten
Susan Hood Batten, age 63 of Unionville, Tennessee, passed away on June 19, 2018. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Douglas Tim Hood and son in law, Charles David Cunningham. Survived by her husband, Stan Batten; daughters, Suzie Cunningham and Heather (Joey) Hendricks; brothers, Ray (Annie) Ponds, Darrell (Jennifer) Ponds and Dale Ponds; and sister, ...
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OBITUARY: Norman Richard Jones

OBITUARY: Norman Richard Jones
Norman Richard Jones, age 71, of College Grove, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on June 18, 2018. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Harold Lester Jones and Margaret Sills Jones. Norman retired after many years of service from General Motors. He enjoyed fishing and had a heart of gold. Most of all he loved ...
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OBITUARY: Sue Keathley “Sudie” Pewitt

OBITUARY: Sue Keathley “Sudie” Pewitt
Sue Keathley “Sudie” Pewitt, age 89 of Bon Aqua, Tennessee, passed away June 17, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. “R.A.” Pewitt and daughter, Thelma Sue Pewitt. Survived by: sons, Bobby (Betty) Pewitt and Buck (Angie) Pewitt; daughters, Peggy (Mike) Bottoms, Sandra (James) Heithcock and Pam (Richard) Pewitt; brother, Billy (Novice) Keathley; siste...
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OBITUARY: Laura Warren Grimes

OBITUARY: Laura Warren Grimes
Laura Warren Grimes, 58, Franklin, Tennessee, departed this life on June 15, 2018. With the help of her husband James, wonderful doctors, and friends, Laura put up a valiant 14-month fight against renal cell carcinoma. Born on March 14, 1960 in Nashville, Laura lived all of her life in Middle Tennessee. She grew up in West Meade ...
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OBITUARY: Glenna U. Burrell

OBITUARY: Glenna U. Burrell
Glenna U. Burrell, 96, of Millinocket, Maine died after a period of declining health in Spring Hill, Tennessee, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law on June 8, 2018. She was born on June 22, 1921 in Chapman, Maine to Herbert E. and Della M. Campbell. Her family moved to Millinocket in November, 1926. She graduated from ...
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OBITUARY: Brenda Faye Rader

OBITUARY: Brenda Faye Rader
Brenda Faye Rader, age 53 of Lewisburg, Tennessee, passed away June 8, 2018. She was born in Williamson County, Tennessee. She was formerly a computer technician back in the time when computers were being sought after. She was extremely talented in building and assisting designing. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert J. “A.J.” and Clara Mai ...
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OBITUARY: Audrey M. Lawrence

OBITUARY: Audrey M. Lawrence
Audrey M. Lawrence, age 90 of Nashville, Tennessee, formerly of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away June 8, 2018. She was preceded in death by husbands, John T. “Red” Lawrence and Clyde Andrews; son, Ronnie Andrews. Survived by: daughter, Deborah (Butch) Harden; stepchildren, Tom Lawrence, Jack (Sandi) Lawrence and Susan (Donnie) Davis; brothers, Ewing Harris and Wayne Harris...
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OBITUARY: William Blythe “Buddy” Overton

OBITUARY: William Blythe “Buddy” Overton
William Blythe “Buddy” Overton, age 72, passed away June 9, 2018. He was a 1964 graduate of Spring Hill High School. He served with the Tennessee National Guard in Columbia, Tennessee. He was the owner and operator of Swift Garbage Service. Preceded in death by parents, Paul Blythe and Annie Lou Holland Overton of Spring Hill, Tennessee; brother-in-law, Bill ...
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OBITUARY: Sylvia Roman Griffin

Sylvia Roman Griffin, age 54 of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away June 8, 2018. She was born in Alpine, Texas, to the late Salvador and Irene Roman. She received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Sul Ross State University in Alpine. Sylvia attended Gateway Church in Franklin. She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Michael Griffin; ...
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OBITUARY: Mary Kathryn Bateman

OBITUARY: Mary Kathryn Bateman
Mary Kathryn Bateman died June 5, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was born March 5, 1998, to Suzanne King Bateman and Matthew Paul Bateman. Mary lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures: spending time with her grandmother Gran, taking care of animals, listening to Pink Floyd and Nickelback with her sister, cousins, and all of her many friends. She ...
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OBITUARY: Rebecca Sue Jager

OBITUARY: Rebecca Sue Jager
Rebecca Sue Jager, age 54, of Spring Hill, Tennessee, passed away June 6, 2018. She was born in Shelbyville, Tennessee, to the late William and Jewel Watkins. Survived by her husband, Tom Jager; son, Colby (Jessica) Cothron; grandchildren, Addison Jewel Cothron and Aubrey Rose Cothron; special niece, Stacee Voorhies; sisters, Sonya Watkins, Kim Watkins and Monica Watkins;...
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OBITUARY: Nelson Saunders Payne, Jr.

OBITUARY: Nelson Saunders Payne, Jr.
Mr. Nelson Saunders Payne, Jr. age 70 of Spring Hill, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2018. Mr. Payne was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Nelson Payne Sr. and Mary Anderson Payne. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and he went on to retire from the Federal Government Retirement Office. ...
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OBITUARY: Ernest William Thomas Robertson

OBITUARY: Ernest William Thomas Robertson
Ernest William Thomas Robertson, age 74 of Spring Hill, Tennessee, passed away on June 4, 2018 at the VA Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a faithful servant to the Lord, his country, family and friends. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army where he received the National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Bronze Star ...
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OBITUARY: Michael John DiStefano

OBITUARY: Michael John DiStefano
Michael John DiStefano passed away on June 5, 2018. He is survived by his wife and soul mate of 48 years, Betty DiStefano; children, Michael DiStefano, III and Lisa DiStefano and step-sister, Diane DiStefano Brown. Mike retired from American Airlines after 38 years of service.  Mike lived to serve others with his acts of kindness and ...
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OBITUARY: Mildred M. Kimmel

OBITUARY: Mildred M. Kimmel
Mildred M. Kimmel, age 98, of Franklin, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Mildred was born in Fredericktown, Pennsylvania, on August 27, 1919, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Jellen. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, a generous, caring, kind and thoughtful soul. She loved being a volunteer literacy teacher ...
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OBITUARY: Roxanne Marie Kamel

OBITUARY: Roxanne Marie Kamel
Roxanne Marie Kamel passed away peacefully in Franklin, Tennessee on May 30, 2018, at the age of 53. Roxanne is survived by daughter Alyssa Kamel and fiancé Mark Darcy. She is preceded in death by her father Luca G. Kamel, mother Gail B. Kamel; and widowed to Michael J. Gukiesen. Roxanne was born on July 22, 1964, ...
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OBITUARY: Judson Carey (Jud) Wood

OBITUARY: Judson Carey (Jud) Wood
Judson Carey (Jud) Wood passed away on May 27, 2018 at the age of 90. Jud is survived by an immediate family of daughters, Jennice Threlkeld and Yvonne Huneycutt; grandsons, Geoffrey Threlkeld and Bradford Threlkeld; great-grandson Tristan Threlkeld; and brothers Charles Wood and Robert Wood. As part of a family of five siblings he has a large extended ...
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