2023 Memorials

Each year at the June meeting of the Tennessee Judicial Conference, an in-memoriam ceremony is held to remember and celebrate current or former state judges who have recently passed away. The session includes a written remembrance by a judicial colleague. Below is a list of judges honored in recent years as well as the written remembrance. A copy of the remembrances for previous years can be found in archived editions of the Tennessee Decisions


Judge Arden L. Hill

Judge Charles D. Susano, Jr.

Judge Charles Edward Nearn

Judge Jim T. Hamilton

Judge Donn Alan Southern

Judge Leonard "Terry" Terrance Lafferty

Judge Philip E. Smith

Judge Walter Woods Bussart

Chief Justice William Muecke Barker


Prior Years