Toddlers to grandparents, Tennessee tornado victims mourned
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The storms that tore through Tennessee this week have left communities reeling from the loss of at least 24 lives.
They were toddlers, young parents, a couple married for nearly six decades, bartenders, a Walmart manager and Sunday school teachers.
The devastation hit hardest in Putnam County, where a tornado tore a 2-mile-long path through the county early Tuesday, killing 18 people, including five children under 13.
Three others died in Wilson County, two were killed in Nashville's Davidson County, and one person died in Benton County.
The twisters ravaged communities as families slept, killing some victims in their beds.