Chancellor Harmon Dies After Long Illness

Chancellor Ron E. Harmon of the 24th Judicial District died Saturday (Sept. 14) following a long illness. In announcing the news, Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade said, "All within the judicial branch of government mourn the death of Chancellor Ron Harmon of Hardin County. A kind and gracious man, who fought his long-term illness with dignity and courage, Chancellor Harmon reflected during his lifetime all that is good in the trial judiciary." Judge Creed McGinley, presiding judge in the 24th District, echoed those sentiments saying Harmon "was widely known for his quick wit, keen mind and common sense."

Visitation will take place Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Hardin County Courthouse. A memorial service will follow at 5:30 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by Shackelford Funeral Home in Savannah. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or the Hardin County Children's Fund at SunTrust Bank, 275 Main St., Savannah, TN 38372. The AOC has more reactions to the news. The Jackson Sun has more on his life.