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Donald E. Rappe

Hermitage, Tenn.: Donald E. Rappe, 71, of Hermitage, TN formerly Aberdeen, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018, at the Summitt Medical Center in Hermitage.

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Hermitage, TN 10 Day Weather

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Joe Donald McClain

Mr. McClain, age 72, passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2018.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Calvin McClain and Charmie Edith McMurray McClain; wife, Barbara McClain; brothers, Garland McClain, Dub McClain, Haskell "Hack" McClain, Gene McClain, Fred McClain; adopted daughter, Sherry Renea Hurst; and grandson, Justin Sexton.

He is survived by daughter, Tracy (Jason) Harris; son, Darren Sexton; brothers, Dale McClain, Gary McClain; sister, Pauline Jones; grandchildren, Katie Harris, Caleb Sexton, Raeanne Jenkins, Hank Jenkins, Steven Musick, Robbie Musick, Brittany Musick; and adopted son, Scott Jenkins.

Mr. McClain was a member of the Baptist faith, a Vietnam Army veteran and superintendent for W.R. Newman general contractors.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his me...

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Hammer, Warren

Warren Hammer, of Hermitage, TN, died Oct. 25, 2006. Survived by daughters, Wendy Splan and Cindy Pastern. He was a plant manager at Belden Corporation; engineer; author and teacher. Interment will be in Nashville National Cemetery. Hermitage Funeral Home, Hermitage, TN. 615-889-0361.

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Crum Supports Moving Polk’s Remains From Nashville To Columbia

David Crum

As one president was arriving in Nashville Monday, an effort was underway to remove another from the capitol with the full support of Greene County’s mayor.

When the Tennessee General Assembly reconvenes this week, after Donald Trump’s visit to Nashville Monday, one of the bills the state House of Representatives will take up will be the relocation of James K. and Sarah Polk’s tomb from the State Capitol to the James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, Tennessee.

The resolution would move the tomb to the President James K. Polk Home and Museum, the only remaining home Polk lived in besides the White House. The Tennessee Senate passed the resolution last year.

Greene County Mayor David Crum, along with 71 other county mayors, voiced his support of the move in a letter.

“We have l...

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