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Thursday 03/26/2015
Betty Sue Estes Miller
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Betty Sue Estes Miller, age 66, of Franklin, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at her residence.

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Martha Waldine Terrell Combs
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Martha Waldine Terrell Combs, age 70, of Franklin, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 16, 2015 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green.

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Rasheda Shanise Toliver
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Rasheda Shanise Toliver, age 29, of Guthrie, died Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

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Sam Redferin
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Sam Redferin, age 77, died March 21, 2015 at The Medical Center at Franklin.

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Bobby Joe Lockhart
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Bobby Joe Lockhart, age 56, of Franklin, died Friday, March 20, 2015 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green.

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Terry Miniard
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

Terry Miniard

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John Chlores Meador
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

 John Chlores Meador, age 94, of Franklin, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at his residence.

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Diane Case Ellis
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Diane Case Ellis, age 61, of Franklin, died Sunday, March 22, 2015 at her residence.

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Daisy Honeycutt
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Daisy Honeycutt, age 94, of Springfield, Tennessee died Tuesday March 17, 2015 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield.

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Kendall Morrow
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Kendall Morrow, age 32, of Guthrie, died Friday, March 6, 2015 at his residence.

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Thursday 03/19/2015
Annie D. Morehead
Posted: March 19, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Annie D. Morehead, age 72, of Guthrie, died Saturday, March 7, 2015 at her residence.
 Funeral services were held Thursday, March 12 at St. Paul Baptist Church in Guthrie with burial in Restlawn Cemetery in Cedar Hill, Tennessee. The Rev. Frank Johnson officiated.
 Franklin Funeral Directors was in charge of the arrangements.

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Dorothy Tabor
Posted: March 19, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Dorothy Tabor, age 93, of Scottsville, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at her residence.
 Funeral services were held Saturday, March 7 at Goad Funeral Home in Scottsville with burial in Beech Grove Cemetery.
 The Scottsville native was a homemaker, member of Beech Grove General Baptist Church and Trammel VFD Ladies' Auxilliary. She was a daughter of Sterling Felton Landers and Opal Oliver Landers and wife of the late Thurston Bernard Tabor.
 Survivors include three sons, Roy Tabor and wife, Faye and Darace Tabor all of Scottsville, Donnie Tabor and wife, Shelia of Franklin; four daughters, Judy Winkenhoffer of Bowling Green, Janet Woods and husband, Tommy, Bonnie York and husband, Ronnie and Connie Eaton and husband, Jody all of Scottsville; one sister, Jean Reed and husband, John of Arkansas; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Landers and Lolita Landers both of Scottsville; 22 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren, two step grandchildren and four step great grandchildren.

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William Kermit Sampson
Posted: March 19, 2015 - 12:00 am

 William Kermit Sampson, age 89, of Colon, Michigan and formerly of Woodburn, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
 A graveside service was held Tuesday, March 17 at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Bowling Green.
 Crafton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Jack Goodwin Whitfield
Posted: March 19, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Jack Goodwin Whitfield, age 69, of Washington, D.C., entered into rest Thursday, March 12, 2015.
 Funeral services are under the direction of Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 20, at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.
 He is survived by his sister, Penny Deweese (Charles Weldon) of Fanklin; two brothers, Richard and Marvin Whitfield; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
 Online condolences may be made at www.bookergilbertfh.com.

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Thursday 03/12/2015
Jo Linda Humphrey Cassetty
Posted: March 12, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Jo Linda Humphrey Cassetty, age 61, of Franklin, entered into rest Friday, March 6, 2015 at her residence.
 Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home. Memorial services are private, her wishes were to be cremated.
 A native of Simpson County, she was the daughter of the late J.C. "Dick" Humphrey and the late Mattie Nell Perring Humphrey.
 Survivors include her husband Robin Cassetty; two children, Chad Moore and Danielle Nichols both of Franklin; three brothers, Wayne, Leon and Tommy Humphrey all of Franklin; four grandchildren, Sienna Moore, Hunter Mayhew, Tristan Nichols and Elle Nichols; two nieces and one nephew.
 Ms. Cassetty was employed at Quad Graphics in Franklin.
 Expressions of sympathy may be made to Friends of the Shelter of Simpson County or to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
 Online condolences may be made at www.bookergilbertfh.com.

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Robert Lee Gass, Sr.
Posted: March 12, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Robert Lee Gass, Sr., age 78, formerly of Franklin, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville.
 Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home where services were held Friday, March 6 with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery.

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John Oscar Apple
Posted: March 12, 2015 - 12:00 am

 John Oscar Apple, age 85, of Franklin, died Wednesday, March 4 2015 at his residence.
 Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 12 at 1 p.m. at Burnam & Son Mortuary, Inc., 201 Center St., Bowling Green with burial in Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green.
 Visitation is Thursday, March 12 from noon - 1 p.m. at Burnam and Son Mortuary.

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SFC Ernest Lee Gregory
Posted: March 12, 2015 - 12:00 am

 SFC Ernest Lee Gregory, age 71, of Franklin, died Friday, March 6, 2015 at his residence.
 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Crafton Funeral Home where services will be held Thursday, March 12 at 3 p.m. with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Simpson County Honor Guard.
 A native of Simpson County, he was the son of the late Clarence ‘Bill' Gregory and Goldie Mae ‘Polly' Jarman Gregory. He was a retired Army Veteran and served in Vietnam. Gregory was a member of the VFW, American Legion Post 62 and the Amvets. He was preceded in death by sisters, Deanie Uhls, Kathy Andrews and Tina Carnahan.  
 Survivors include three sons, Robert Gregory and wife Brenda of Franklin, Barry Gregory of Franklin and Frank Butler of Texas; one daughter, Pam Ferris and husband Tom of Celina, Tennessee; one brother, Tim Gregory of Franklin; seven sisters, Geneva Simpson and husband Richard of Cottontown, Tennessee, Geraldine Keith and husband Timmy of Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, Jeanie Link and husband Ellis of Franklin, Faye Wilkerson and husband Jeff of Franklin, Phyllis Davenport and husband Morris of Knoxville, Tennessee, Theresa Dennison and husband Sammy of Tullahoma, Tennessee and Diane Freeman and husband Marty of Franklin; several nieces and nephews.
 Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 12 at Crafton Funeral Home.
 Online condolences may be made at www.craftonfuneralhome.com.

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Angela Marie Barr Vantrease
Posted: March 12, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Angela Marie Barr Vantrease, age 74, of Franklin, died Thursday, March 5, 2015 at her residence.
 Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Crafton Funeral Home where services were held Monday, March 9 with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery.
 A native of McLean County Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late William Garrett Barr and Ruth Cecilia Payne Barr. She was retired from Hardee's and a member of the Franklin Community Church. Ms. Vantrease was preceded in death by a husband, James Dillard; a grandson, Trevor James Mincy; brothers, Billy Barr, Jackie Barr, Louis Barr, Jimmy Barr and Martin Barr; sisters, Mildred Barr, Helen Barr Lewis, Wilma Barr Howard and Mary Lynn Barr Hamilton.
 Survivors include her husband, Steve Vantrease of Franklin; children, Richard Anthony Mincy and wife Janet of Florida, Mildred Cecila Hopkins of Franklin, Donna Marie Carter and husband David of Franklin, Joseph Brian Mincy of Bowling Green, Elizabeth Ann Mock and husband Bill of Franklin, Christopher Wayne Mincy and wife Laura of Missouri; brothers, Freddy and Gerald Barr both of Whitesville, Kentucky and Herman Barr of Owensboro; sisters, Janet Barr Goff and Ruth Ann Barr Mayfield both of Owensboro; 18 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
 Online condolences may be made at www.craftonfuneralhome.com.

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Vesta Showmaker Armstrong
Posted: March 12, 2015 - 12:00 am

Vesta Showmaker Armstrong, age 86, of Franklin, died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green.  Cremation was chosen. There was no service. Crafton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Martin (Jody) Bigbee
Posted: March 12, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Martin (Jody) Bigbee, age 53, of Adairville, died Saturday, March 7, 2014 at his residence.
 Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 14 at 1 p.m. at Townsend Grove Baptist Church in Schochoh with burial in Townsend Grove Cemetery.
 Visitation is Friday, March 13 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Townsend Grove Baptist Church in Schochoh.
 Franklin Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

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Zettie Christine Gent Travelstead
Posted: March 12, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Zettie Christine Gent Travelstead, age 82, of Franklin, died Tuesday March 3, 2015 at Franklin Simpson Nursing and Rehab.
 Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Crafton Funeral Home where services were held Friday, March 6 with burial in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
 Ms. Travelstead was a native of Sumner County Tennessee, was retired from the Kendall Company, was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, DAV Ladies Auxiliary, Red Hat Society and Blackjack Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Harley and Flossie Garrett Gent. A brother Wayne Gent preceded her in death.
 Survivors include a son, Allen Merritt and wife Lisa of Franklin; three grandchildren, Jody Merritt and wife Amanda, Jaimi Merritt and wife Dionne and Lee Poole and husband Dwayne; and eight great grandchildren.
 Online condolences may be made at www.craftonfuneralhome.com.

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Thursday 03/05/2015
James Howard Ward
Posted: March 05, 2015 - 12:00 am

 James Howard Ward, age 63, of Bowling Green, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at his residence.

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Louis E. Kirby
Posted: March 05, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Louis E. Kirby, age 70, of Franklin, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 at his residence.

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Joe C. Stanley
Posted: March 05, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Joe C. Stanley, 71, of Bowling Green, formerly of Kuttawa, Kentucky and Paducah, passed from this earthly life into the arms of his loving, heavenly Father on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at 5:45 am. at his residence. Cremation was chosen. Joe was a son of the late Joseph L. Stanley of Kuttawa and Lassie Lorene Perry Stanley, his grandparents, James Wesley and Jennie Lee Gregory Stanley and William Artie "W A" and Alma Rhea Creasy Perry, and uncle Dr. Charles W. and Eve Perry all of Franklin. He was a Simpson County native, a 1962 graduate of Franklin-Simpson High School, a 1970 graduate of Murray State University with a Bachelors of Music Education and a Masters of Education. In 1988 he received a Masters degree in Community Agency Counseling from Western Kentucky University. Following teaching band at Webster County High School in Dixon and Union City High School in Union City, Tennessee, Joe entered into a career in insurance sales with Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee, American General Life and Accident Insurance Company and Jackson National Insurance Company, from which he retired. Joe was also extremely proud of his service as a Vietnam era Navy veteran and was a friend of Bill W. for 30 years. Joe was a friend to all who knew him and was loved by many. He was very unselfish with his time and if someone was in need of spiritual or emotional counseling, Joe would go to them at all hours of the day or night. He was very generous financially to those in need as well. He will be greatly 
missed.

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Thursday 02/26/2015
James William Hammock
Posted: February 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

James William Hammock, age 71, of Franklin, entered into rest Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 at 1 a.m. at his residence.

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Georgia Lee Hall
Posted: February 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

Georgia Lee Hall, age 84, of Bowling Green and formerly of Franklin, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at Signature Healthcare of Bowling Green.

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Jewell Hammond Pickard
Posted: February 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

Jewell Hammond Pickard, age 93, of North Little Rock, Arkansas passed away on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.

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Mike Apple
Posted: February 26, 2015 - 12:00 am

Mike Apple, age 49, of Franklin, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 at The Medical Center in Franklin.

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Pearl J. 'JR' Hawthorne
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 9:41 am

Pearl J. "JR" Hawthorne, 76, of Louisville, passed away in the early morning of Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 at Norton Suburban Hospital with his family by his side. JR was a native of Letart Falls, Ohio and a Methodist by faith. He also had served as a member of the National Guard.

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Thursday 02/19/2015
Stephen Douglas Ferguson
Posted: February 19, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Stephen Douglas Ferguson, age 64, of Franklin, died Friday, Feb. 13, at 2015 Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Richard Timothy Ferguson
Posted: February 19, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Richard Timothy Ferguson, age 55, of Franklin, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Paul W. 'Mike' Norwood
Posted: February 19, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Paul W. "Mike" Norwood, age 69, of Franklin, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Lola Neal Yarian
Posted: February 19, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Lola Neal Yarian, age 78, of Franklin, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Bevy Kellis Lillard
Posted: February 19, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Bevy Kellis Lillard, age 77, of Bowling Green, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at Hopkins Nursing and Rehab Center in Woodburn.

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Calvin Joseph Oshefsky
Posted: February 19, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Calvin Joseph Oshefsky, age 85, of Franklin, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 at Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green.

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Thursday 02/12/2015
Jim Mincy
Posted: February 12, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Jim Mincy, age 74, of Franklin, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at his residence.
 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Crafton Funeral Home where services were held Tuesday, Feb. 10 with burial in Shady Grove Cemetery where military honors were conducted by the Simpson County Honor Guard.
 A native of McLean County Kentucky, he was the son of the late Rufus Mincy and Agnes Gunterman. He was a retired police officer from the City of Franklin. Upon retirement from the City of Franklin he was employed by the Simpson County Sheriff's Department as a deputy. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. Mincy was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Vanover and grandson, Trevor James Mincy.
 Survivors include his wife, Joyce Brown Mincy of Franklin; daughters, Mildred Hopkins, Donna Carter and Elizabeth Mock all of Franklin and Yvonne Lusk of Virginia; sons, Richard Mincy of Florida, Brian Mincy of Bowling Green, Chris Mincy of Missouri and Dean Riggin of Franklin; one sister, Juanita Bennett of Taylorsville, Kentucky; one sister in law, Lois Vanover of Princeton, Kentucky; 26 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
 Online condolences may be made at www.craftonfuneralhome.com.

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Frances Chaney
Posted: February 12, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Frances Chaney, age 91, of Franklin, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at Hopkins Nursing and Rehab in Woodburn.
 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Crafton Funeral Home where services will be held Thursday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery.
 A native of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Auburn Tomlinson and Mary Tomlinson. She worked at the former A&P Grocery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Chaney; one step son, David Chaney; one step daughter, Cindy Upton; two sisters, Mildred Baker and Sadie Simmers; and two brothers, Raymond and Howard Tomlinson.
 Survivors include one niece, Lenor Stringer of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; two nephews, Eric Stringer of Murfreesboro and Gene Tomlinson of Donelson, Tennessee; extended family and caregivers, Ray and Geraldine Taylor of Franklin; one step grandson, Reed Chaney of Bowling Green; two step granddaughters, Rebecca Perez of Bowling Green and April Blankenship of Franklin; and seven step great grandchildren.
 Visitation is in progress at Crafton Funeral Home.
 Online condolences may be made at www.craftonfuneralhome.com.

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Marina Grace
Posted: February 12, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Marina Grace, age 54, of Franklin, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at her residence.

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Scott Edward Davenport
Posted: February 12, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Scott Edward Davenport, age 35, of Franklin, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at The Medical Center in Franklin.

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Laura Stewart Hudson
Posted: February 12, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Laura Stewart Hudson, the tenth child born to the late James and Erie Stewart departed this life at 11:11 a.m. the 31st of January, Saturday 2015.

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Billy B. Kinslow
Posted: February 12, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Billy B. Kinslow, age 81, of Franklin, entered into rest Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at 11:42 a.m. at The Medical Center in Franklin.

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Frances Bowers Collins
Updated: March 11, 2015 - 2:42 pm

 Frances Bowers Collins, born Dec. 21, 1932 died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.

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Patti Jo Hicks Dowdy
Updated: March 11, 2015 - 2:42 pm

 Patti Jo Hicks Dowdy, age 63, of Franklin, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at Commonwealth Specialty Hospital in Bowling Green.

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Thursday 02/05/2015
Les 'Doc' Cassetty
Posted: February 05, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Les "Doc" Cassetty, age 57, of Portland, Tennessee entered into rest Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 at 8:40 a.m. at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee.
 Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home where services were held Thursday, Jan. 29 with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery.
 Cassetty was a native of Simpson County, a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and an employee of Crete Carrier Corp. as a truck driver. He was the son of the late Clarence Joseph "C J" Cassetty and Carolyn Beach Cassetty who survives of Franklin.
 Other survivors in addition to his mother include his wife, Neta Cassetty, of Portland; three sons, Joseph, Jacob and Justin Cassetty all of Portland; one daughter, Stacey Anthony Cooper of Hendersonville, Tennessee; one sister, Brenda Chumney of Louisville; and one granddaughter, Alice Cassetty.
 Online condolences may be made at www.bookergilbertfh.com.

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Flavis Nelson Mitchell
Posted: February 05, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Flavis Nelson Mitchell, age 81, of Franklin, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at The Medical Center in Franklin.
 Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
 Crafton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
 Mitchell was a native of Belmont, Mississippi and worked as a landscaper before his retirement. He was the son of the late Thomas Berry Mitchell and Evie Lou Pharr Mitchell.
 Local survivors include a sister, Shirley Taylor.
 Online condolences may be made at www.craftonfuneralhome.com.

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Lucian Bishop Merritt
Posted: February 05, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Lucian Bishop Merritt, age 86, of Franklin, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at The Medical Center in Franklin.
 Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 31 at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home with military honors conducted by the Simpson County Honor Guard. Cremation followed the service.

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Linda Meadors
Posted: February 05, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Linda Meadors, 69, of Bowling Green, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at Greenwood Nursing and Rehab Center.
 A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. at Franklin Funeral Directors. Pastor Pete Smith will officiate. Cremation was chosen.
 No visitation is scheduled.

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Harold Wilson Towe
Posted: February 05, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Harold Wilson Towe, age 82, of Auburn, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at The Medical Center in Franklin.
 Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 30 at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home with burial in Shiloh Cemetery in Allen County.

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Kimberly Michelle Smith Anderson
Posted: February 05, 2015 - 12:00 am

 Kimberly Michelle Smith Anderson, age 48, of Franklin, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at her residence.
 Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 31 at Alpha Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Shady Rest Cemetery. Pastor Brian Hogg officiated.
 Franklin Funeral Directors was in charge of the arrangements.

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