Longtime Williamson County educator, coach and World Struggle II veteran, the influence of James “Jimmy” Cannon Gentry extends past his household and the communities of Franklin and Williamson County. A neighborhood loadstar, Gentry’s lifelong dedication to variety, moral and truthful management lives on in those that acknowledged his knowledge whereas he was altering this world for the higher.
Robert Benjamin Hicks III was born on Jan. 30, 1951, in South Florida. To many in Williamson County and all over the world, Hicks was described as eclectic, adventurous and a visionary who thought outdoors the field. He was often called a buddy, hero, mentor, storyteller, craftsman, counselor and “Uncle Robert.” Hicks earned vast renown as a author with the 2005 novel “The Widow of the South,” which debuted at No. 6 on the New York Occasions bestseller listing.
Whereas the world is mourning the lack of nation music nice Naomi Judd, many Williamson County residents are grieving over the lack of a buddy. The Grammy Award-winning recording artist, writer and actress left behind her husband, Larry Strickland, and daughters Wynonna and Ashley Judd. The Judds have been inducted into the Nation Music Corridor of Fame in Nashville in an emotional medallion ceremony that went on as scheduled the day after Naomi’s demise.
The Franklin resident and well-known advocate for inexpensive housing and racial reconciliation, Brant Bousquet is remembered for his devoted service to the town. To those that knew him properly, Bousquet was an excellent buddy and a loving particular person. He was selfless, trustworthy, diligent, caring and revered. Bousquet was maybe greatest recognized for his reign as government director at Onerous Discount Affiliation, which he held from 2007-19.
Inge Mehring Smith
Inge Meyring Smith was cared for by her household in the course of the ultimate days of her extraordinary lifetime of almost a century.
Smith “Kindergarten” (Preschool) is now in its seventieth 12 months and holds the excellence of being Williamson County’s oldest enterprise to have maintained its authentic proprietor. Her tenacity and dedication to growing a college the place kids might develop socially, emotionally and intellectually led to Mrs. Smith’s being requested, in 1968, to assist open a brand new personal Okay-6 college in Franklin. She was the founding headmistress of Harpeth Academy, now Battle Floor Academy Decrease College. Affectionately known as Miss Inge, she was a beloved educator, mentor and advocate for generations of scholars.
A longtime Williamson County Commissioner, civic chief and businessman, Brig. Gen. Bertram (Bert) Humble Chalfant Jr. left behind a legacy of public service. He served within the Williamson County Fee (District 7) for over 30 years. He was additionally within the Army Reserves.
Regina Ratcliff Smithson left behind a legacy of loving her household, associates and the town she known as house. She served on the Brentwood Board of Commissioners for over 30 years and served phrases as mayor and vice-mayor throughout that point. She was the second-longest tenured commissioner on the board.
Jimmy Alexander is remembered for his public service and powerful management. He was elected as an alderman in 2004 and served with every mayor for the city of Nolensville, together with Nolensville’s first mayor, Charles Knapper, earlier than being elected mayor of Nolensville in 2010 and serving till 2020. Alexander introduced his in depth skilled planning background from Metro Nashville to Nolensville.
Pat Emery shall be remembered for his dedication to bettering Williamson County and the Higher Nashville space. Emery’s profession as CEO for Nashville-based Corridor Emery spanned some 40 years.
Whereas his marks could have been most notable in Nashville — his mixed-used growth Fifth + Broadway within the metropolis’s downtown garnered appreciable reward — Emery turned a lot of his focus southward into Williamson County. Emery was recognized for his contributions to growing the Cool Springs space.
Joe Reagan is remembered as a person who helped pave the way in which for generations to return. Some referred to him as “Mr. Brentwood.” He served Brentwood as mayor, vice mayor and metropolis commissioner, together with numerous different volunteer positions throughout the metropolis and Williamson County.
Wanda Lawrence Sheppard
Wanda Lawrence Sheppard was an eccentric musician, beloved buddy and extensively perceived as Franklin’s personified coronary heart and soul. In her time on earth, she labored in worldwide enterprise, earned her pilot license, helped others handle their companies, traveled and adopted her ardour of taking part in music. As a gifted guitarist, track author, pianist and vocalist, she typically could possibly be seen performing with associates or volunteering at a neighborhood reminiscence care facility.
Nation music hit-maker and Academy of Nation Music award-winner Jeff Carson retired from music to develop into a Franklin police officer. He beloved his household and was a devoted and trustworthy public servant.
Elder Richard Lloyd
Elder Richard Lloyd was the pastor of Inexperienced Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Triune since 1980. In line with members of the congregation, he was greater than a pastor; he was a buddy, mentor, instructor, musician, father determine, a brother to many and a visionary. He additionally enlisted within the Army when he was 21. Lloyd served his nation and the Lord by ministering to the troopers and even helped create the Friendship Fellowship Baptist Church in Bamberg, Germany, which continues to be offering solace to those that go to.
Kids’s Companies Supervisor of The John P. Holt Brentwood Library Missy Dillingham started her almost 38-year profession with the town of Brentwood in 1984. At the moment, she turned the primary and solely supervisor of youngsters’s companies for the Brentwood Library. Dillingham was an advocate for literature for generations of Brentwood residents, and in line with legend, she might inform anybody the Dewey Decimal quantity for almost any topic they might title.
World-renowned jazz pianist Bobbe Lengthy “Beggie” Adair was a fixture of the native music scene who carried out with music greats resembling Dolly Parton and Vince Gill. She and her husband, Billy Adair, additionally began a jingle firm to jot down music for commercials. With over 2 million albums bought thus far, her band, the Beegie Adair Trio, is widely known as one of the profitable, revered working jazz acts on the planet.
Main Normal John Okay. “Jack” Singlaub
Franklin native Main Normal John Okay. “Jack” Singlaub, U.S. Army (retired) was a extremely embellished two-star common and founding member of the Central Intelligence Company. Following his navy service, he traveled extensively within the U.S. and overseas lecturing on nationwide safety points with particular emphasis on the requirement to take care of U.S. Forces in Korea and the necessity to improve and consolidate the U.S. Particular Operations Forces.