Posts filed under: Why We’re Here

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Joshua A. Guillén Lopez was his mama’s world.  An only son, he was a hard worker who started working the day he turned 16, paying his own cell phone bill, internet, and giving his mom money to help with water...
Samia Lucas was a beautiful girl with a promising future. She had just begun her freshman year at Austin Peay University in Clarksville, Tennessee, majoring in Occupational Therapy, and was set to start working part-time at a local restaurant. She...
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This month, Stephanie (Brown) Kuehl should have had her 46th birthday with her 21-old-daugher, Zadie, and her 19-year-old son, Thomas, by her side. And though, 46 isn’t typically a “big” celebration, it’s another reminder of the normal, every day, little...
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Alice, or “Peaches,” as everyone knew her, and her husband, Bryan Young could not have been prouder of nephew, Delanie Walker!  He was playing in the biggest game in the universe:  the SuperBowl!  They wouldn’t miss it for the world!...
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...