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Erma Lee Needham Jones

December 12, 2019

Erma Lee Needham Jones, age 99, went home to be with the Lord on December 11, 2019. Lee, as she liked to be called, was born October 2, 1920, to the late Lena and Frank Dunning, in Tamms, Illinois. She moved to Franklin, TN with her family in 1957. In addition to her parents, she […]


Robert Paul Williams

December 11, 2019

Robert Paul Williams, age 77 of Arrington, TN passed away December 9, 2019. Born in Davidson Co., TN to the late Willie C. & Dorothy Armes Williams. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda Maupin Williams; son, Robert Paul Williams II; daughters, Dr. Kimberly Williams Lockwood and Maria Williams; brother, Billy Williams; sister, Patsy […]


Wilmetta Graf

December 10, 2019

Wilmetta Graf, age 98 of Franklin, TN passed away December 7, 2019. Preceded in death by her husbands, John Graf and Robert Kelley; daughters, Lee Ann Kelley and Elizabeth Cole Kelley. Survived by: son, Robert L. (Linda) Kelley of Franklin, TN; daughters, Susan (Ed) Stegall of Franklin, TN, Kathy (Ron) Noll of Cumberland Furnace, TN […]


Ella Pearl Veach Emler

December 9, 2019

Ella Pearl Veach Emler, age 96 of Madison, TN passed away December 7, 2019. Born in Williamson County, TN to the late Jack Veach & Willie Mae Poteete Reed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Lee Emler. Survived by her children, Audrey Kelly of Old Hickory, TN, Delorise Adkins of Nashville, TN, […]


Jack Granville Grady

December 9, 2019

Jack Granville Grady, age 89 of Franklin, TN passed away December 7, 2019. Born in Nashville, TN to the late Marvin & Marzette Grady. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving during the Korean Conflict. Jack worked in sales and retired from C.B. Ragland Co. in Nashville, TN. He is preceded in death […]


Ruth Talley Reed

December 7, 2019

Ruth Talley Reed, age 71 of Franklin, TN passed away December 5, 2019. Ruth dedicated her career to the banking industry with 40 years of service with First Tennessee Bank. She enjoyed her annual sister trips and her annual mother daughter trips. Loved reading and gardening. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Preceded in […]


Ronnie Lee Watters, Sr.

December 6, 2019

Ronnie Lee Watters, Sr. age 71, of Franklin,TN passed away Dec 2, 2019. Ronnie was born in Lawrence County, TN to the late Billy Joe and Marie Patterson. He was a self-employed Farmer and Trucker and former owner-operator of Ace Fencing. Ronnie loved his family and loved the lake and his houseboat. Survived by Lynn […]


Robert Ray “Bob” Iser

December 6, 2019

Robert Ray “Bob” Iser was born in Bemis, W.Va., on Aug. 17, 1938, and passed peacefully from this life Nov. 27, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. He was the only child of Wilbert Lewis and Helen Batchelor Iser. Bob’s mother was blind, and he learned as an 8-year-old boy to play guitar by leading the blind, […]


Matthew Charles Mitchell Thurston

December 6, 2019

Matthew Charles Mitchell Thurston, age 21 of Franklin, TN passed away November 30, 2019. Preceded in death by grandparents, Lorrell and Barbara Coyle Thurston. Survived by: mother, Kristin Girard Thurston; father, Jeff (Susie) Thurston; sisters, Lauren (Ryan) Leuning, Kailyn Thurston, Jeanine (Leif) Johansen and Stacey Espinoza; brother, Jared (Carla) Thurston; grandparents, Chuck and Karen Shelton […]


Michael James Spellman

December 6, 2019

Michael James Spellman, age 84 of Franklin, TN, formerly of New York City, NY passed away December 3, 2019. Born in New York City, NY to the late Jack & Sophie Spellman. He was a 1952 graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School. Michael later graduated from Fordham College and Fordham School of Law. He then […]


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