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Posted by: Journal News on Aug 1, 2017

Journal Issue Date: Aug 2017

Journal Name: August 2017 - Vol. 53, No. 8

FRANK S. KING JR. of Brentwood died on June 12 at 92. King served for three years in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and when he returned home earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University. He was a former magistrate of the Davidson County Quarterly Court, a former assistant city attorney for Nashville and former city attorney for Brentwood. He founded the firm of King and Ballow in 1969 and was in practice for 60 years. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brentwood United Methodist Church Foundation, 309 Franklin Road, Brentwood, 37027.

HAMPTON STENNIS LITTLE JR., 83, of Franklin died July 7. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Little received his law degree from the University of Mississippi and a graduate law degree from Georgetown University. Before coming to Nashville in 1968, he worked for the tax division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Little was a leader in developing professional corporations and their employment plans, forming well over 600 in his career, along with their pension, profit-sharing and estate planning. He was retired from Little, House and Griffith. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the H. Stennis Judge Little Sr. Scholarship at the Mississippi State University Foundation.

WILLIAM WHITLOW DAVIS, 95 died July 16. Following three years of service in the Army Air Corps as a pilot and attaining the rank of captain, he received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. At UT, he was first in his class, Editor in Chief of the Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif, Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. In 1946, he joined a firm of three lawyers, which soon became the firm that bears his name, Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis PC. He practiced primarily in the fields of corporate and business law, taxation and estate planning, and was the firm’s president from 1970 to 1990. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, 3700 Keowee Ave., Knoxville 37919 or Philadelphians Prison Ministries 4531 Old Broadway, Knoxville 37918.