In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week December 4, 2016

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ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)

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Obituary for Clayton Jackson

Clayton JacksonEarl Clayton Jackson, age 81 of Adams, died Friday, December 2, 2016 at NorthCrest Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Jackson officiating. Interment will be held Monday, December 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM in EverRest of Cheatham with Alton “Shag” Binkley, Jimmy Jackson, Josh Jackson, Bradley Shelton, Scott Harris, and Toby Catlin serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Sautter, Blake Jackson, Matthew Jackson, and Clayton Shelton. The family received friends at the funeral home Saturday from 10 AM until the hour of service.

Mr. Jackson was born July 13, 1935 in Robertson County to the late Earl and Irene Fort Jackson. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church, was a veteran of the Army Reserve, and retired from Aerostructures. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, C.F., James Melvin, and Jenneroy “Tomcat” Jackson, and sisters, Mavis Surrett and Norma Sue Bayliss.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Overby Jackson of Adams; sons and daughter-in-law, Clayton Lynn Jackson of Adams and Dennis Mitchell and Darla Jackson of Cedar Hill; daughter and son-in-law, Susan Denise and Ricky Ellis of Adams; brothers and sisters-in-law, Neil and Emily Jackson of Springfield and Bobby Ray and Linda Jackson of Pleasant View; sisters and brother-in-law, Linda Harris od Cedar Hill and Glenda and Alton Binkley of Pleasant View; grandchildren, Ashley Sautter, Josh Jackson, Bradley Shelton, and Blake Jackson; and great grandchildren,
floral squareChristopher Sautter, Clayton Shelton, Royce Shelton, Addlyn Shelton, Alyssa Jackson, and Matthew Jackson.

The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.

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Obituary for Wayne Jenkins

Wayne JenkinsDonald Wayne Jenkins, 70, of Springfield, died Monday November 28, 2016 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday November 30th at 1:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Clint Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Cross Plains Cemetery with Kenneth Jenkins, Mark Jenkins, Robert Jenkins, Brad Lett, Ricky Jenkins, and Dan Bush serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were William Jenkins, Jerry Jenkins, Rick Tooley, and Lertin “Dee” White. The family received friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Jenkins was born February 22, 1946 in Robertson County to the late Ray and Lucille Dorris Jenkins. He was retired from Acme Boot and was a member of Cross Plains United Methodist Church. Mr. Jenkins was a member of the New Voice Club in Nashville. He loved doing yard work, collecting zippo lighters, and spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister: Karen Harris.

Mr. Jenkins is survived by his wife of 49 years: Bertha Empson Jenkins of Springfield, son and daughter-in-law: Brandon and Megan Jenkins of Springfield, daughter: Wendy Hall of Springfield, brothers and sisters-in-law: Kenneth and Joy floral squareJenkins of Orlinda, William and Mary Ann Jenkins of Hendersonville, Jerry and Vicki Jenkins of Springfield, Ricky and Sherry Jenkins of Greenbrier, Robert and Barbara Jenkins of Springfield, sisters and brothers-in-law: Doris and Brad Lett of Springfield, Debbie and Rick Tooley of Adairville, KY, grandchildren: Cooper and Noah Hall, and Kennedy Jenkins.

If so desired, you may make a memorial contribution to a charity of your choice.

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Obituary for Bettye Jo Thompson

Bettye Jo ThompsonAge 86 of Goodlettsville passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Goodlettsville. She was born July 19, 1930 in Springfield, TN to Connie Cecil and Beulah Simmons Baggett. She worked as a bookkeeper and homemaker. She served as choir director for Love’s United Methodist Church in Nashville for many years. She had a beautiful voice and loved singing and music. She was a member of Cross Plains United Methodist Church. She was married to the late David Lee Thompson for 64 years, who was a retired Metro Police Department lieutenant and also a former deputy police chief with the Robertson County Sheriff’s Department. The attached photo is the one he carried in his wallet since the 1950’s.

She is preceded in death by parents, Connie & Beulah Baggett; husband, David Lee Thompson; sisters, Bonnie Lynn “Tootsie” Heard and Mrs. Tim “Poppy” Glidewell. She is survived by daughter, Emaly Thompson, Goodlettsvlle, TN.

Funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 1pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Bro. Clay Burchett and Bro. Clint Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Cross Plains United Methodist Church Cemetery floral squarewith Austin Jones, Joe Swann, Grady Perry, Allan B. Heard, Bryant “Tomato” Barry and Herb Lord serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bryan Barry, J.C. Broadrick, Chris Burchett and Andy Heard.

Visitation is planned for Monday, December 5, 2016 3-6pm and Tuesday, December 6, 2016 12-1pm at the funeral home.  Remains Rest At Austin & Bell Funeral Home In White House Tn.

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Obituary for William Clyde Pitt Jr.

William Clyde Pitt Jr.William Clyde Pitt, Jr., age 87 of Springfield, TN passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016 at his residence. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive friends 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, December 4, 2016 and 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Monday, December 5, 2016 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Monday, December 5, 2016 at the funeral home with Pastor William Little officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Cemetery.

He was born February 15, 1929 in Greenbrier, TN to the late William Clyde Pitt, Sr and Nellie Mae Murphy Pitt. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Eva Jane Traina.

He was an accountant at Madison Hospital and was retired from the US Army and the TN Army National Guard.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Thelma Wetmore Pitt; son, William (Jennie) Pitt; daughters, Barbara Jane Pitt, Penny (Greg) Simpson; brother, Ronald E. Pitt; grandchildren, Benjamin (Hope) Pitt, Dwayne Thaxton, Philip (Kelly) Alred, Kyle Knapp, Olivia Reynolds, Lekisha Petway, Tomeka Davis, Kerrie, Andrew and Patrick Simpson and 12 great-grandchildren.

floral squarePallbearers will be Kyle Knapp, Dwayne Thaxton, Philip Alred, Jeremy Wells, Benjamin Pitt and Josh Wells.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Adventist Disaster Relief Agency, 12501 Old Columbia Pk., Silver Spring, MD 20904. Online condolences may be made at www.austinandbell.com

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Obituary for Mr. Haskell Verlan (H.V. / Hack) Latham

Mr. Haskell Verlan (H.V. / Hack) LathamHaskell Verlan Latham (H.V. or Hack) passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016 after a brief illness. Born July 19, 1925 in Sevier County, TN. Preceded in death by parents, Verlan Haskell Latham and Dixie Louise Walker Latham, twin brothers, Harrell Walter and Carroll Walker Latham, brothers Benton H. Latham, James W. Latham; sisters, Frances Latham Patty and Betty Latham Tarwater.

Survived by wife, Margaret Ann Latham; sons, Tracy C. (Karen) of Knoxville Tennessee, Stacy E. Latham (Danielle) of Hendersonville, Tennessee and James Rodney Ramsey of Hendersonville, Tennessee; grandchildren Jackson, Hayden Emily, Alexander, Luke and Cole Latham.

Retired from Gulf Oil Corporation after 32 years of service. He was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church since 1939 when he gave his life to Christ at age 14. He was a World War II Veteran and served in the U.S. Navy Amphibious Forces, 7th Fleet, aboard LST 721 in the South Pacific where he participated in several operations including the last invasion of World War II at Balikpappan, Borneo on July 1, 1945. He was a 50 year 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Knoxville Bodies, a Shriner, a member of Al Menah Temple, Nashville and Masters Lodge #244, F&AM, Knoxville member since March 17, 1963. He was also a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels since 1969.

After retiring from Gulf Oil Corporation, he and his family moved from Nashville to Hendersonville, Tennessee where they owned and operated several businesses and were involved in many civic activities and organizations. He was one of the founding member of the Hendersonville Morning Sertoma Club and the acquiring of financing and real estate on which were later deeded to the city and are known as Veterans Park.

The family received friends and family 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Sunday, December 4th at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Hendersonville. A brief visitation was held at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Sevierville, Tennessee from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm EST with services beginning at 2:00 pm EST. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers; grandson, Jackson Latham, brother-in-law Tom Allen, floral squareNephews, Chris Allen, John Paul Patty, Donnie Rule and Barry Rule.
Honorary Pallbearers; grandsons, Hayden, Alex, Cole and Luke Latham, granddaughter Emily Latham, Frank Gibson, Ralph Latham, Jack and Roy Latham.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church of Sevierville, Tennessee, 402 Whites School Rd. 37876. Services entrusted to Austin and Bell Funeral Home Hendersonville.

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Obituary for Charles Douglas Dickens Jr.

Charles Douglas Dickens Jr.Charles Douglas Dickens, Jr. age 53 of Portland, TN passed away Friday, December 2, 2016. Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, December 9, 2016 and 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. A Celebration of Life will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Harpeth Hills Cemetery.
He was born in Nashville, TN on November 1, 1963 to Charles Douglas Dickens, Sr. and the late Bessie Kirby Dickens. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Ann Dickens.

floral squareHe was a roofer in the Construction industry. He is survived by his wife, Angela King Dickens; son, Charles Brandon Dickens; daughter, Crystal Leann (Shannon) Alexander; brothers, Curtis Ray (Olinda) Dickens, Sr., David Ray Dickens; sister, Tammy Renee Dickens; grandchildren, Abigal, Alissa and Austin Hartigan.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Online condolences may be made at www.austinandbell.com

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Obituary for Debra Vaughn Jacobs

Debra Vaughn JacobsDebra Vaughn Jacobs, age 65, of Nashville, passed away Thursday, December 01, 2016 at Centennial Medical Center. A private graveside service will be held in the Elmwood Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Ms. Jacobs was born November 14, 1951 in Nashville to the late Ralph and Dorothy Johnson Vaughn. She worked as a hospice nurse and was a member of the Scottsboro Mission Church.

In addition to her parents Ms. Jacobs is preceded in death by her brothers, Steven Vaughn and Douglas Vaughn, and her baby sister, Judith Vaughn. She is survived by her step-mother, Charlotte Landers of Owensboro, KY; aunt, Mary Johnson of Nashville; brothers, Timothy D. Vaughn and William “Billy” Vaughn, both of Henderson, KY, Russell Vaughn of Owensboro, KY and Donald Vaughn of McKenzie, TN; sister, Rebecca Vaughn of Opelika, AL; and 3 nieces she loved dearly.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorial contributions to be made in Ms. Jacobs’ honor to the Hospice Facility of your choice. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Barbara Chambers

Barbara ChambersBarbara Miller Chambers, age 94, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, December 01, 2016 at NHC Healthcare. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 3pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield with David Chambers officiating. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Sunday from 1pm until the hour of service at 3pm.

Burial will be held in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Mifflinburg, PA at a later date.

Mrs. Chambers was born February 17, 1922 in Mifflinburg, PA to the late John and Vernie Felmy Miller. She was a homemaker and member of the Springfield First United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Chambers is preceded in death by her son, Bruce George Chambers; sisters, Ellen Spangler and Sarah Keister; and brothers, Frank Miller, Harry Miller and John Miller. Mrs. Chambers is survived by her husband, Robert Chambers; son, David Alan (Janet) Chambers of Wichita, KS; daughters, floral squareVerna (George) Hall of Springfield and Deanna (Gene) Taylor of Leroy, AL; sister, Anna Beckley of PA; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Springfield First United Methodist Church. Any donations may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell.

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Obituary for Glenn Cranford

Glenn CranfordGlenn Cranford, age 68 of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at NHC Springfield.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home of Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.

The family received friends from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Saturday, December 3, 2016 and on Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier Chapel. The funeral service was held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Austin & Bell Greenbrier Chapel with Dr. Sam Puckett officiating. Burial followed in Edgewood Cemetery, Trenton, KY.

Glenn was born in Nashville, TN to the late Herbert and Shirley Parrish Cranford. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Wayne Cranford, Herbert Cranford; sisters, Sandra Lyons, Gayle Pewitt and grandson, Mason Cranford.

He was retired from Tyson Foods where he worked in packaging and distribution and was of the Christian Faith. He loved going to Florida, playing cards and gambling. He enjoyed sweet tea and doing things with his grand kids.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki Kay Stults Cranford; sons, Bobby (Natalie) Cranford, Barry ( Becky) Cranford; daughter, Cheri (John) Warner; brothers, Tommy (Elaine) Cranford, Dan (Doris) Cranford; sister, Linda (Ronnie) Cruse; sisters-in-law, Mary Cranford, Pat Cranford; grandchildren, Avery Cranford, Maddox Cranford, Justin Cranford, Allie Cranford, Kaeleigh Powell, Hanna Warner; great-grandchildren, floral squareIsaac Powell, Jaken Powell and Josiah Powell. Family and friends will serve as Pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 4825 Trousdale Dr., Suite 220, Nashville, TN 37220. Online condolences may be made at www.austinandbell.com

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Obituary for Frances Eden

Frances EdenFrances Myrtle Eden, age 94, of Adams, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at The Waters of Robertson. A Graveside service was held Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11am in the Bellwood Cemetery with Brother Gene Brown officiating. Burial followed with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held at the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 4-8pm.

Mrs. Eden was born June 3, 1922 in Robertson County to the late Mr. and Mrs. James Wesley Jones. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist Faith.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Eden is preceded in death by her husband, Wayne “Bimm” Eden and her grandsons, Richard Eden, Jeremiah Eden and David Allen Reed. She is survived by her sons, Jimmie Eden of Adams and Paul (Karen Sue) Eden of Springfield; daughter, Mary Libby (Ron) Baxter of Springfield; sisters, Katherine Eden and Marjorie Jones, both of Springfield; and 11 grandchildren.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to NorthCrest Hospice and may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell. Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Betty Jean Thompson

Betty Jean ThompsonBetty Jean Hausman Thompson, age 89 of Springfield, TN passed away Monday, November 28, 2016.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier is in charge of arrangements.

The family received friends on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier. The funeral service was held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home Greenbrier with Bro. Leroy Shumake officiating. A private family burial followed in Greenbrier Cemetery.

She was born August 24, 1927 in Effingham, IL to the late John Hermann and Mildred May Hausman. She was also preceded in death by her husband Redge Thompson; sister, Catherine Hausman Jones; brother, John Hausman and his wife, Martha Hausman; grandson, Jagger Cook. She was a retired Clerk with the State of Tennessee Department of Safety and affiliated with the Church of Christ.

She is survived by daughters, Shawn Kathryn Cook (John) Davis, Heather (David Buchanan) Thompson; brother, Richard (Kathleen) Hausman; grandchildren, Collin, Cook, Gavin (Jennifer) Cook, Landon Cook, Sigourney (Justin) Younglove; floral squaregreat-grandchildren, Pierce Cook, Journey Younglove and Tripp Younglove. Pallbearers were Collin Cook, Gavin Cook, Landon Cook, Sigourney Cook Younglove, Justin Younglove and David Buchanan

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: National Wildlife Federation at nwf.org or mail to; National Wildlife Federation, P.O. Box 1583, Merrifield, VA 22116-1583. Online condolences may be made at www.austinandbell.com

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Obituary for Anne Marie Adams

Anne Marie AdamsAnne Marie Bussel Adams, age 60, of Old Hickory, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at Summit Medical Center. Funeral services were held Friday, December 2, 2016 at 1pm in the chapel of the Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield.

Burial followed in the Dunn Cemetery with Paul Eschbach, Jr., Brian Adams, Timothy Eschbach, Mark Eschbach, Kevin Adams and Justin Adams serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 4-8pm, on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 4-8pm and on Friday from 10am until the hour of service at 1pm.

Mrs. Adams was born March 6, 1956 in Pontiac, MI to the late John and Maxine Eschbach. She worked as a travel consultant and was of the Catholic faith.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Adams is preceded in death by her adopted parents, Walter and Jean Mendenhall Bussel, her brothers, Donnie Eschbach and David Eschbach and her granddaughter, Angelica Stevenson.

floral squareMrs. Adams is survived by her husband, James “Ricky” Adams; daughter, Kristi Pegg of Old Hickory; brothers, Paul (Tempie) Eschbach of Goodlettsville and Richard Eschbach of Greenbrier; sisters, Rhonda Dunn of Bon Aqua and Barbara (Kenny) Kelly of Ashland City; grandchildren, Hailey and Christopher James “C.J.” Stevenson; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements.

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Obituary for Mary Jewel Wilson Taylor

Mary Jewel Wilson TaylorAge 92 of Cross Plains passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016 at her sister’s home. She was born May 20, 1924 in Sumner County, TN to Charles Vernon & Maggie Lou West Wilson. She worked for Acme Boot in their boot repair department until her retirement. She was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Burbon H. Taylor, daughter, Reba June Scott; 3 sisters Opal Lucille Wilson, Linda Faye Wilson and Winnie Belle Wilson.

She is survived by daughter, Judy (Danny) Kirkham, Springfield, TN; brothers, James Vernon (Wilbur) Wilson, Portland, TN and H.V. (Betty) Edens, Lafayette, IN; sisters, Thelma Sue Dixon, Taylor, MI,Theresa Charlene (Bob) Eaton, Berhl, AL and Etta Lorie Mann, Cross Plains, TN; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

floral squareFuneral service was held Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 1:30pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Connie Cissna officiating. Interment followed in Rest Lawn Cemetery in Portland, TN with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation was held Tuesday, November 29, 2016 11am-8pm and Wednesday, November 30, 2016 11-1:30 at the funeral home. Remains Rest At Austin & Bell Funeral Home In White House Tn.

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Obituary for Mrs. Nancy Ruth Parker

Mrs. Nancy Ruth ParkerNancy Brown Parker, age 81 of Hendersonville, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Edward Herschel Parker, Sr. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Nancy is survived by her daughter, Desiree (Billy) Coffman; son, Edward Herschel (Anita) Parker, Jr.; grandchildren, Vivien (Joey) ElBeck, B.J. (Bobbi Jo) Coffman, Tiffany (Josh) McKenzie, Brittany (Jason) Aldridge, Trey Parker, Adam (Bethany) Patrick, Jordan (Andrea) Patrick; great-grandchildren, Jackson McKenzie, Braxton McKenzie, Brooklyn McKenzie, Billie Joe Coffman III, Katelyn ElBeck, Parker ElBeck, Lola ElBeck, Cora Belle Patrick, and Jack Henry Patrick.

floral squareVisitation was held Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. A Graveside service was conducted at 2:00 pm EST at Thorn Grove Cemetery in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Service are in charge of arrangements. Hendersonville, Tennessee. www.austinandbell.com

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