The first Black member of the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Judge Richard Dinkins, has died. He began his career as a law clerk, before later winning a Nashville school desegregation case.
Family and friends of former Tennessee Gov. Don Sundquist packed into First Lutheran Church in downtown Nashville for his memorial service on Tuesday.
Former Tennessee Gov. Don Sundquist died Sunday, following surgery and a short illness. He was 87. Sundquist was governor from 1995 to 2003, and was the state’s 47th governor.
It was a cold winter night in 1985 when Father Charles Strobel invited the unhoused people sleeping in the church parking lot inside his parish. That act was the seed that one of Nashville’s most well-known shelters — Room In The Inn — grew from.
State Rep. Bill Beck has died. The Nashville Democrat was 61. Beck unexpectedly passed away Sunday after having a heart attack.
The pioneering vocalist, who played a pivotal role in the history of rock and soul music, had suffered a litany of health issues in recent years.
The iconic rock ‘n’ roll pioneer and last living member of the “Million-Dollar Quartet” — whose meteoric rise collapsed almost as quickly as he ascended, thanks to scandal — has died at age 87.
Jordan was best known for his role on “Will and Grace.” But he also built a sizable social media following during the pandemic, posting silly, homemade videos to his 5 million followers. In addition to jokes and entertainment gossip, Jordan posted a recurring feature titled “Sunday Mornin’ Hymn Singin'” in which he would sing hymns from his childhood.
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.