Ulysses Opossum, 57

Mr. Ulysses Opossum was struck on Thursday night on Southall Road just west of his winter residence at the Harpeth River. His wife reflected through tears, “I thought he was grinning and playing dead—like always.” Known as an excellent finder of food and water, he will be missed by all who knew him. He leaves behind 119 sons and daughters and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Opossums for Safe Crossings Society.

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Pascal Skunk, 98

A World War II veteran, Mr. Skunk was killed instantly when struck by a car this past Saturday. His two living grandchildren say that he kept his mind sharp through the years by doing crossword puzzles and watching Wheel of Fortune, and mentions that “he complained almost never – except about Kelly Rippa and the hairpin turn on the Natchez Trace Parkway.” His family thought it ironic that after storming the beach at Normandy what finally got him was a group of German tourists following the Trace from Tupelo to Nashville.

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