Posts filed under: Victim Stories

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Mark Obert, Jr., dreamed big from a very young age.  He wore a suit for his first grade photo because he believed he would one day be President. But his love of cars changed all that.  He won First Place...
Rebecca Winkler was a Daddy’s girl! A beautiful 16-year-old from Knoxville, Tennessee, she was a quiet introvert who worked very hard.  She had just finished her sophomore year of high school and had two summer jobs keeping her busy. She...
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A sweet angel – over and over, those are the words used to describe Rachel Nichole Lynch.  At 17, she had already made an incredible impact on so many as a role model and a good friend.  She had a...
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Sunflowers.  There’s a reason they were perfectly suited to Maddie Kruse’s personality.  It was said that her smile was radiant.   She was a well-rounded young lady with a bubbly personality:  a talented athlete who also had a penchant for writing...
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On Mother’s Day weekend, 1996, Phaedra, age 22, a preschool teacher who had also done some modeling on the side, was enjoying a concert with some friends not far from her hometown.  The two car loads of youth who were...
By Kathy Kilgore Beeler When one of my family members calls someone a “Cole,” it means something special. It’s family shorthand for calling someone Compassionate, Obedient to God, Loving and Enthusiastic toward life – all such core personality traits of...
Harold Waymond Adcock, III, known as “Tres” by his friends and family, would have been 32 this month on March 11, 2016.  He was the oldest of Beth Allen’s five children and he loved life!  Originally from Tennessee, he had...
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Tyler Jackson Head always dreamed owning a farm with cattle.  His mom, Gina Head Hieber, says that when he was a little boy, he would play for hours with farm toys.  So it was no surprise to the family that...
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In 2014, all of Jacob’s dreams were coming true.  In May, he had graduated from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, with a degree in Molecular Biology.  On July 4, he had proposed to his girlfriend of 7 years.  He was...