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List Of Flood Victims

Updated: May 12, 2010
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Below is information on the 23 people known dead in weekend flooding in Tennessee from information provided by state and local authorities.

 

Davidson County
*Daniel Brown, 18, was found near Millwood Lane off of Murfreesboro Pike at about 12:30 p.m. by an off-duty fire captain, who was searching the area. He was last seen May 2 while tubing on Mill Creek. His friend told authorities the swift current slammed Brown into a bridge pillar and then downstream.

* Robert Woods, 74, was found Monday morning near his home on West Hamilton Avenue. He was reportedly swept away by flood waters Sunday.

* Joshua Lanotroop, 21, of Valley Way was found Sunday near Bell Road and Blue Hole Road. He was swept away by flood waters on Saturday.

* Andrew J. England, 78, and Martha England, 80, were found Sunday evening inside their home on 908 Delray Drive. They are believed to be victims of a flash flood.

* Joseph Formosa, 88, and wife Bessie, 78 were found Sunday in a vehicle that was upside down in standing water on Sawyer Brown Road. They attempted to drive across a flooded roadway when their vehicle swept away.

* Bill and Frankie Rutledge were found dead in Nashville on Monday afternoon. They were headed to St. George's Episcopal Church Sunday when it appears their car stalled in flood waters. The car was found Monday with the doors closed and the windows up. Bill's body was found behind the Kroger in Belle Meade. Frankie's body was discovered an hour later behind a nearby Publix.

* A woman was found dead in her home on Hummingbird Drive. Both deaths were flood-related.

* An unidentified man's body was recovered from standing water in the Indian Hills area of Bellevue.

* Police recovered an elderly woman's body from her River Plantation home in Bellevue.

 

Montgomery County
* Mary Beth Lumpkin, 63, died on Palmyra Road Monday night. She drove off the road and into high water while on her way home from spending hours fighting flood damage at amazing Grace Baptist Church, where her husband is pastor. She was on the phone with her son when they were disconnected. He is the person who called for help. Emergency crews found her car fully submerged. They were able to get her out, but she later died at Gateway Medical Center.

 

Hickman County
* The victim, who was not being identified until her relatives were notified, stepped off her front porch Sunday not knowing how deep it was and was pulled under by the current outside her home in the Pleasantville community south of Centerville. Montgomery County

* A local woman, 70, died Monday night when she drove off a highway into water in a rural southeastern part of the county. Her name was not immediately released.

 

Perry County * Bobby Qualls, 44, and his daughter Kylie Qualls, 15, were found Sunday morning outside their mobile home, which was swept down a creek in the county. Sheriff Roy Rogers said it wasn't clear whether the two were inside the trailer at the time or trying to flee.

 

Stewart County
* Linda Ritenour, 62, drowned along with her neighbor Steven Zywicki, 64 on Saturday. Ritenour and her husband were in a sport utility vehicle in Tennessee Ridge trying to make it home when they crossed a swollen creek. Water flooded their vehicle, and they were able to get atop the SUV, when Zywicki, their neighbor, threw the woman a lifeline. The woman was pulled under after grabbing the lifeline. Both men jumped in after her. Ritenour's husband was able to swim to shore, but the others drowned. Williamson County

* A man, only identified as age 70, drowned in his vehicle on Garrison Road Saturday.

 

Carroll County
* Johnny Bates, 81, drowned Saturday after he was swept away trying to cross high water on Highway 79, six miles south of McKenzie, Tenn.

 

Hardeman County
* No information was available other than the victim was killed by a tornado.

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