Obituaries

Ronnie Leonard Sr.

Mr. Ronnie Leonard Sr. age 73 of the Brush Creek Community died at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday morning, July 14, 2020 at the TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage where he was admitted Monday afternoon June 29 after suffering a fall at his Alexandria Highway farm home.

Friday morning July 17th graveside services were conducted at 9:00 a.m. by Bro. Kevin Blackburn assisted by Bro. Richard Blackburn and burial followed in the Allison family lot at the Dickens Cemetery in the Maggart Community.

One of two children, he was born Ronald Raymond Leonard in Akron in Summit County, Ohio on August 5, 1946 and was the son of the late Raymond Harry Leonard who died at the age of 67 on March 20, 1986 and was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania and is buried in the Center Ridge Cemetery in Lexington, TN and Mary Lee “Sis” Agee Leonard who died at the age of 85 on December 26, 2007 and was a Bagdad Community native and is buried in the Witcher Cemetery in the Bagdad Community.

He was a 1965 graduate of Jackson County Central High School, and following graduation, was employed in construction at the Cordell Hull Dam and later at the Hartsville Nuclear Plant.

In 1982 he began employment at the Avco (Textron) Corporation in Nashville and retired from there in 2015 with thirty-three years of service.

Mr. Leonard was united in marriage to Turkey Creek Community native, the former Adalene Sue Allison on September 4, 1982.

Mr. Leonard was baptized at the Bagdad Church of Christ as a young man, and since moving to the Brush Creek Community, he and Sue had attended the Living Waters Ministry.

Surviving in addition to his wife of almost thirty eight years are seven children, Ronnie Leonard Jr. and Eric Leonard and wife Lesa Cole Leonard all of the Gladdice Community, Daniel (Dan) Leonard and wife Dian of the Brush Creek Community, Benjamin (Ben) Leonard and wife Michelle and Melissa Leonard, all of the Gladdice Community, Michael McMillan and wife Stephanie of Pleasant Shade, Regina Harris and husband Tray of Gordonsville; sister, Barbara Carlblom and husband Lee of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania; sixteen grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The Leonard family requests memorials to the Smith County Humane Society.

Sanderson Funeral Home of Carthage was in charge of the arrangements.

Grant Rhodes Huffines Solomon

Grant Rhodes Huffines Solomon, age 18 of Franklin, TN went to be with God on July 20, 2020 from injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident. Grant was a rising senior at Grace Christian Academy, where he’s been a student since third grade.
Grant walked boldly for Jesus. His smile lit up every room he entered. Grant was known for being a fiercely competitive athlete, an engaged scholar, and a true friend to everyone he encountered. With a strong sense of family, he took extra care of his little sister and mom.

Preceded in death by grandfather, James Lawrence Rhodes.

Survived by: father, Aaron Lawrence Solomon; mother, Dr. Angelia Lee Huffines Solomon; sister, Gracie Rhodes Solomon; grandparents, Linda Scott and Thomas Lee Solomon, Danny Joe and Jennie Dycus Huffines; aunts and uncles, Julie O’Connor, Brendan O’Connor, Tara Solomon James, Tim James, Courtney Conry Berlyak and Nick Berlyak; cousins, Jackson Ryan O’Connor, Tia Madison James, Tessa Rhea James and Gavin Alexandra Berlyak; girlfriend and best friend, Hannah Patricia Johnson; best friend of nine years, Wynn Douglass Hicks; a huge “band of brothers,” many impactful coaches, scores of beloved teammates, respected competitors, and an immense host of true friends from all walks of life.

A Celebration of Life Service was conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020 and visitation was held Friday evening at Grace Chapel Church, 3279 Southall Road, Franklin, TN 37064. Steve Berger and Mark Brightl officiated. In lieu of flowers, friends have set up the Grant Solomon Memorial Fund, for the benefit of Gracie Solomon—honoring Grant’s deep love and devotion to his little sister. Contributions can be made by visiting any First Bank location, calling 615-435-2460, or by mailing checks to: 510 Columbia Avenue Suite 106, Franklin, TN 37064 WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 615 794-2289 williamsonmemorial.com.

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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