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Chris Conatser was a remarkable young man. He was so giving and unselfish that he often put others first. He would literally give his last dollar to another in need. (His sister, Aline Skelley, says she knows this to be...
August 14, 1993. It was a wonderful day! Twenty-five year old, Michelle Davidson was marrying the love of her life, Doug Brooks. Though she was a Certified Nurse’s Assistant (CNA), she earned more working at the local factory. She was...
Bobby Russell, Jr.”Junior” was a happy, hard-working man – the kind of man you could really count on. He had been a City of Memphis Firefighter for 16 years and he loved his job. He loved saving lives and protecting...
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Dustin Ledford had a contagious smile! His mother, Kim, says that’s what she remembers most about him. A handsome athlete, he enjoyed four wheeling, camping, swimming, and any kind of water sport, but he LOVED baseball! Family was important to...
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May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. There were almost 3,000 crashes in Tennessee last year involving a motorcycle, including 134 motorcycle fatalities. MADD Tennessee has seen our share of victims who were killed on motorcycles. One of the most heartbreaking stories...
It seems appropriate that just after Mother’s Day, we share a story about a mother’s intuition. Martha Miller is the mother of three: her only son and her oldest, Calvin Miller, Jr., and two daughters, Erica and Andrea. On June...
When Anne Tuck was pregnant with her daughter, she would go to a nearby brook of water, rub her belly, and sing to her unborn child. “She would always calm down there,” Anne says. It’s why she named her “Brooke.”...
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After the initial shock of a drunk driving crash, one of the hardest things a family has to deal with is the court process.  There can often be delays before charges are even brought against an offender, as law enforcement...
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Nick Willhoit was that kid everybody loved.  He grew up in a small town community in Atwood, Tennessee – a place where everybody knew everyone.  He had gone to kindergarten with most of the students in his high school graduating...
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The Scheib family has always been very close - even with extended family. Kelly Scheib says that growing up, they did everything together: cookouts, camping, etc. Kelly's older sister, Keri, was the life of the party....