By Becky Jane Newbold, Managing Editor The Lewis County citizen voted Best Man in 2019 is Larry Hensley.  A Lewis County Commissioner and former sheriff, he prides himself on commitment. Whether it be to his work, family, faith or himself, … Continue reading

Ava Provance


Ava Ann Cross Blackwood Provance, age 80, of Hohenwald, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Lewis County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hohenwald. Funeral service took place Monday, March 25 at 1 p.m. with Jared Powers officiating. Burial followed … Continue reading

Judith Ray

Judith Ray, age 79, of Smyrna, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 27 in the McDonald Funeral Home chapel with Ronnie Pope officiating. Burial … Continue reading

Chanda Tharp


Chanda Lane Griner Tharp, age 49, of Hohenwald, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia following an extensive battle with cancer. A public visitation with the family was conducted on Wednesday, March 27, … Continue reading

Mae Carroll

Fannie “Mae” Carroll, age 80, of Summertown, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at NHC Columbia. Born to Nathan Claud Shirley and Sarah Elizabeth (Chaney) Shirley on June 22, 1938 in Lewis County. She was a former employee of … Continue reading