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Posted by: Journal News on Jun 1, 2018

Journal Issue Date: Jun 2018

Journal Name: June 2018 - Vol. 54, No. 6

SAM DELK KENNEDY, publisher of The Columbia Daily Herald and former judge, died May 1. He was 91. A native of Maury County, Kennedy served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army before attending Cumberland School of Law in Lebanon. After graduation, he entered private practice in Columbia, and he later served as general sessions judge and district attorney for the 14th Judicial District. In 1965, he became the publisher of The Daily Herald, a role he held until 1983. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Columbia State Community College, First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, the James K. Polk Home or the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation.

Knoxville lawyer WILLIAM “ROCKY” MCCLAMROCH III died on May 5 from a bicycling accident. He was 57. A 1987 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, he was a partner at Egerton, McAfee, Armistead and Davis PC for his entire legal career. McClamroch played a key role on the committee that drafted Tennessee’s first Limited Liability Company Act in the late 1980s, served as an adjunct professor at the UT College of Law and was also a licensed CPA. He formerly served as chair of the TBA’s Corporate and Business Law Section. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation or to the Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief fund of East Tennessee Foundation.