IN THE CHANCERY COURT

FOR HARDIN COUNTY,

TENNESSEE

ORDER OF PUBLICATION –

NON-RESIDENT NOTICE

THOMAS JAMES STRICKLIN,

PETITIONER,

VS.  

                                           NO.:AD-507

 

GARY ZANE COLE,

RESPONDENT

 

IN RE: THE ADOPTION OF A FEMALE CHILD WHOSE NAME FOR THE PUPOSE OF THIS PROCEEDING IS: Misty Kayanna Williams, DOB: 12/01/2012

It appearing to the court from the sworn petition or affidavit filed in this cause that the whereabouts of the Respondent, Gary Zane Cole are presently unknown and cannot be ascertained upon diligent inquiry, so that ordinary process cannot be served upon him. Therefore, this Order of Publication should be published in the Wayne County News newspaper located in Waynesboro, Wayne County, Tennessee as the best possible notice to the Respondent under the circumstances. Respondent Gary Zane Cole, is hereby required to appear and file and answer with Martha S. Smith, the Clerk and Master of the Hardin County Chancery Court, Hardin County Court House, 465 Main Street, Savannah, Tennessee, 38372 or otherwise defend against the Petition for Termination of Father’s Parental Rights and for Adoption, and to serve and answer to said petition by May 24, 2019, which is thirty (30) days from the last day of publication of this notice, and send a copy of said answer to Joe L. Brown, Attorney for the Petitioners in this cause, whose address is 419 Main Street, Savannah, Tennessee 38372, or a default judgment will be entered against the Respondent, Gary Zane Cole. If there is no answer, a hearing on Petitioner’s Motion for Default shall be heard on June 4, 2019. Failure to answer or appear may result in termination of Respondent’s paternal rights to the child referenced above.

Entered this the 4th day of April 2019.

 

Carma Dennis McGee

Chancellor

     Joe L. Brown, BPR # 022450

     Attorney for the Petitioners

     419 Main Street

      Savannah, TN 38372

      (731) 925-2202

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