These are the victims of the Middle Tennessee tornadoes

Posted at 9:52 AM, Mar 04, 2020

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — At least 25 people have died after tornadoes moved through Middle Tennessee early Tuesday morning. Eighteen of those victims were in Putnam County.

Gallery: Here are the victims of the Middle Tennessee tornadoes


Five children are among the 18 victims of the catastrophic tornado that tore through Putnam County. Wednesday morning, Putnam County authorities identified all of the victims:

Jessica Clark – 30’s female
Amanda Cole – 34 year old female
Hattie Collins – 3 to 4 year old female
Dawson Curtis – 6 to 7 year old male
Terry Curtis – 54 year old male
Joshua Kimberlin – male in his 30s
Sawyer Kimberlin – 2 to 3 year old male
Erin Kimberlin – female in her 30s
Todd Koehler – male in his 50s
Sue Koehler – female in her 50s
Patricia Lane – 67 year old female
Leisha Rittenberry – 28 year old female
Harlan Marsh – 4 to 5 year old male
Bridgette (Ann Marie) McCormick – 12 to 13 year old female
Keith Selby
Cathy Selby
Jamie Smith – 30 to 35 year old female
Stephanie Fields – a female in her 30s


In East Nashville, two deaths occurred near McFerrin Avenue. Police said Michael Dolfini, 36, and his girlfriend Albree Sexton, 33, were hit by debris as they were leaving Attaboy lounge, where Dolfini worked. Sexton was pronounced dead on scene and Dolfini died at the hospital.


Officials say 84-year-old James Eaton and 81-year-old Donna Eaton died in their home on Catalpa Drive. The third person killed was identified as 38-year-old Brandy Barker of Lebanon at a CEVA warehouse on Athletes Way North while working security.

A man was found dead on Eastgate Boulevard in Lebanon on Wednesday. His name has not yet been released.


A 67-year-old man was killed in Benton County. About 25 homes were damaged, with at least four destroyed on Ballard Road.