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Longtime Shelby County attorney ROSCOE ADAMS FEILD died on Jan. 17. He was 84. Feild graduated from University of Tennessee College of Law and Southwestern at Memphis. He practiced law for 60 years following service in the United State Army, where he was stationed in Guam. University of Tennessee School of Law Memorials may be sent to Idlewild Presbyterian Church, 1750 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104, or the Ellen Feild Todd Fund at St. Mary’s Episcopal School, 60 Perkins Ext., Memphis, TN 38117.

Nashville attorney and politician JOHN JAY HOOKER died on Jan. 24. He was 85. Hooker graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1957 and began working with his father’s firm, Hooker, Keeble, Dodson and Harris. He went on to be a partner at the firm of Hooker, Hooker and Willis and later ran for various political offices in Tennessee, including governor.

After being diagnosed with stage four melanoma in January 2015, Hooker began urging Tennessee lawmakers to adopt “death with dignity” legislation. Contributions may be made in Hooker’s honor to the Nashville School of Law, John Jay Hooker Jr. Scholarship Fund at 4013 Armory Oaks Drive, Nashville, TN 37204. Read a tribute about him from Bill Haltom on page 38.

Nashville attorney JOHN BRADBURY REED died Feb. 2 after a 25-year battle with cancer. He was 76. Reed graduated from Vanderbilt Law School and joined the school’s faculty from 1964-1972. He practiced with Bass, Berry & Sims for more than 50 years and went on to finish his career with Riley Warnock & Jacobson. Reed was also very involved in the Nashville community and was honored with the Junior League of Nashville’s Community Service Award in 2003. Instead of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made anonymously to the charity of one’s choice or to Alive Hospice, Nashville Cares or St. Mary’s Retreat Center.

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