Posts tagged with: Voices of Victims

  • Maddie Kruse cropped
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...
  • Phaedra Mariott-Olsen cropped
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...
  • Tyler Head cropped
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...
  • Jacob-Akers-website-version.jpg
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...
Updated March 6, 2020 Warm weather sends many families and friends to area lakes and rivers to enjoy our beautiful Tennessee landscape.  For many, indulging in alcoholic beverages while on the water is a regular part of summer festivities.  But...