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Knoxville lawyer PAUL EDWARD DUNN died on July 21. He was 87. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Dunn graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1961. Dunn practiced law in Knoxville for more than 40 years. He began practicing with renowned criminal defense lawyer Ray H. Jenkins and remained with the firm Jenkins and Jenkins until 1995, when he became a founding member of the firm Dunn, MacDonald and Coleman. He was named a Senior Counselor by the Tennessee Bar Association, and an honorary member of the Winfield Dunn cabinet.

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Former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice EDWARD RILEY ANDERSON died in July at the age of 85. In his judicial career, Anderson served three years on the Court of Appeals, 16 years on the Tennessee Supreme Court, and five terms as chief justice. During his tenure on the Supreme Court, he led the way for innovative improvements to the outreach and functionality of the Tennessee judiciary. When he retired from the court in 2006, Anderson had served as chief justice longer than anyone else in the preceding 40 years.

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ORVILLE ALMON JR. of Nashville died on Oct. 29. He was 67. Almon served in the U.S. Army after college before attending the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where he earned his law degree. He was a founding member of Zumwalt, Almon and Hayes in 1983, and later opened his own private practice, Almon Law, in 2010. He practiced in the entertainment and music law industry.

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Former Tennessee Bar Association Executive Director BILLIE ROBERTA BETHEL died Sept. 9. She was 85. A native of Missouri, Bethel earned her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1957. She practiced in Missouri, Illinois and Tennessee before joining the TBA. She managed the organization for 18 years, until she moved to Gatlinburg in 1982. Following the move, she practiced law alongside her husband, Frank Newman Bratton. For the past 12 years she lived in Jefferson City at the Jefferson City Health and Rehabilitation Center.

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RONALD GORDON “RON” DAVES of Knoxville died on Aug. 9. He was 74. Originally from North Carolina, Daves served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1962 to 1965. Prior to earning his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law, he served as an investigator for the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. He was a member of Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves and Jones PLLC and practiced in labor and employment law since 1986.

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Longtime University of Tennessee General Counsel BEAUCHAMP “BEACH” E. BROGAN died on July 9. He was 87. Brogan earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky, and served as head litigator for the Tennessee Valley Authority before joining the university in 1975. He served as general counsel and secretary to the UT Board of Trustees until his retirement in 1999. He served four years in the U.S. Navy and qualified to attend college with education benefits via the federal G.I. Bill, which he did at UT.

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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.

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CLIFFORD JOY HARRISON of Nashville died on May 8. He was 92. Before earning his law degree from Nashville School of Law, Harrison served in World War II, where he flew 35 missions in Europe as a part of the Army Air Corps. Harrison continued his military service in the Air Force reserve and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, and was later a member of the Middle Tennessee WWII Fighter Pilots Association. He began his professional career at Third National Bank in 1950 and retired as Vice Chairman of the Board.

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Retired Maryville attorney ROY D. CRAWFORD died March 20. He was 94. Following service in World War II, Crawford graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1948. He practiced in Maryville until 2000, when he retired at age 79. Crawford also represented Blount County in the Tennessee Senate from 1961 to 1966.

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Retired Shelby County JUDGE ANN PUGH, one of the area’s first female judges, died Feb 23. She was 70. An Arkansas native, Pugh was a teacher before attending law school. After serving on the City Court, Pugh served four terms on the General Sessions Criminal Court bench. She also led a specialized court handling domestic violence cases. Pugh retired in 2010 after 32 years.

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