Tennessee peace activist Hector Black died recently at the age of 95. He was best known for forgiving the man who murdered his daughter and pleading with a judge not to give him the death penalty. He leaves a legacy of compassion, justice and incredible forgiveness.
One of Nashville’s most well-known historians, and a longtime administrator at Fisk University, has died at age 72.
Family members of Travis Dillard say he loved making money. But he also felt called to use it taking care of others. Dillard died of complications of COVID-19 April 7, and a story has been on his nephew’s mind ever since then.
As of mid-April, at least 135 Tennesseans have died of COVID-19. And for most, a funeral is not an option. So WPLN News is launching a project to remember the lives lost during this pandemic. Betty Jo Dove, of Gallatin, died April 8.
Smooth-singing Don Williams has died after a short illness. The Country Music Hall of Famer was known for being soft-spoken. Even many of his hits, like “It Must Be Love” were low-key.
The Nashville business legend known as country music’s matriarch has died at the age of 93. As the director of the Country Music Association for nearly three decades, Jo Walker-Meador was critical in the founding of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the creation of the CMA Music Festival and the CMA awards […]
A man who for decades held positions just outside the spotlight in state and Metro government has died. Emmett Edwards was 59 years old.