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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF BRADLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE AT CLEVELAND IN RE: THE ADOPTION OF A FEMALE CHILD WHOSE NAME FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROCEDDING IS RYLAN MACI LEDFORD DOCKET NO. 2021-CV-7 BY: RICKY M. LEDFORD, Petitioner, vs. RIKKI LORIN LEDFORD, Co-Petitioner/Mother, CHARLES EUGENE HICKS, Respondent/Putative Father. PUBLICATION ORDER This cause came to be heard on the 24th day of March, 2021, before the Honorable Jerri S. Bryant, Chancellor for Bradley County, Tennessee upon the Motion for Order of Service by Publication filed by the Petitioner Ricky M. Ledford, which was supported by a duly sworn affidavit detailing actions taken in discharging the duty to conduct a diligent search for the Respondent Charles Eugene Hicks. Upon consideration of the statements of counsel and upon review of the record, and for good cause shown, the Motion for Order of Service by Publication is determined to be will taken and is therefore approved. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED: 1. That the residence of Respondent Charles Eugene Hicks is unknown, and after diligent inquiry, cannot be ascertained. 2. Petitioner has conducted a diligent inquiry for Respondent as presented to this Court with particularity in Petitioner’s sworn affidavit. 3. The best possible notice under the circumstances and notice reasonably calculated to give Respondent Charles Eugene Hicks actual notice is by publication in the Daily Post Athenian, a newspaper located in Athens, Tennessee or another paper of general circulation located in that geographic area, as provided by law. ENTERED this 24 day of March, 2021. JERRI S. BRYANT, Chancellor APPROVED FOR ENTRY: DAVID K. CALFEE, BPR# 025303 William J. Brown & Associates, PLLC Attorney for Ricky M. Ledford 23 N. Ocoee Street, P.O. Box 1001 Cleveland, TN 37364-1001 PH: (423) 476-4515 Fax: (423)476-2937 Notice Cause No. 2021-CV-7 In the Chancery Court for Bradley County, Tennessee At Cleveland Adoption of Rylan Maci Ledford By: Ricky M. Ledford, Petitioner, vs. Charles Eugene Hicks, Respondent. In this cause, it appearing from the Order of Publication, that the Respondent Charles Eugene Hicks’ residence is unknown and cannot be ascertained upon diligent inquiry, it was ordered that publication be made for four successive weeks, in the Daily Post Athenian, to notify Respondent Charles Eugene Hicks to file an answer with this Court and send a copy to Petitioner’s attorney David K. Calfee whose address is 23 N. Ocoee Street, P.O. Box 1001, Cleveland, TN 37364, within 30 days from the last date of publication, exclusive of the last date of publication, or a judgment by default may be entered against Respondent. Failure to appear may result in the termination of Respondent’s parental rights to the above-named child. The cause is set for hearing before this Court on June 9, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at the Bradley County Courthouse, Cleveland, Tennessee, to provide said Respondent with an opportunity to appear and defend. This 26 day of March 2021. Holly Thompson Clerk and Master Publication: April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF BRADLEY COUNTY,
TENNESSEE AT CLEVELAND
IN RE:
THE ADOPTION OF A FEMALE
CHILD WHOSE NAME FOR THE
PURPOSE OF THIS PROCEDDING
IS
RYLAN MACI LEDFORD

DOCKET NO. 2021-CV-7

BY:
RICKY M. LEDFORD,
Petitioner,
vs.
RIKKI LORIN LEDFORD,
Co-Petitioner/Mother,
CHARLES EUGENE HICKS,
Respondent/Putative Father.
PUBLICATION ORDER
This cause came to be heard on the 24th day of March, 2021, before the Honorable Jerri S. Bryant,
Chancellor for Bradley County, Tennessee upon the Motion for Order of Service by Publication filed
by the Petitioner Ricky M. Ledford, which was supported by a duly sworn affidavit detailing actions
taken in discharging the duty to conduct a diligent search for the Respondent Charles Eugene Hicks.
Upon consideration of the statements of counsel and upon review of the record, and for good cause
shown, the Motion for Order of Service by Publication is determined to be will taken and is therefore
approved.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED:
1. That the residence of Respondent Charles Eugene Hicks is unknown, and after diligent inquiry,
cannot be ascertained.
2. Petitioner has conducted a diligent inquiry for Respondent as presented to this Court with particularity in Petitioner’s sworn affidavit.
3. The best possible notice under the circumstances and notice reasonably calculated to give Respondent Charles Eugene Hicks actual notice is by publication in the Daily Post Athenian, a newspaper located in Athens, Tennessee or another paper of general circulation located in that geographic
area, as provided by law.
ENTERED this 24 day of March, 2021.
JERRI S. BRYANT, Chancellor
APPROVED FOR ENTRY:
DAVID K. CALFEE, BPR# 025303
William J. Brown & Associates, PLLC
Attorney for Ricky M. Ledford
23 N. Ocoee Street, P.O. Box 1001
Cleveland, TN 37364-1001
PH: (423) 476-4515
Fax: (423)476-2937
Notice
Cause No. 2021-CV-7
In the Chancery Court for Bradley County, Tennessee
At Cleveland

Adoption of Rylan Maci Ledford

By: Ricky M. Ledford, Petitioner,
vs.
Charles Eugene Hicks, Respondent.

In this cause, it appearing from the Order of Publication, that the Respondent Charles Eugene Hicks’
residence is unknown and cannot be ascertained upon diligent inquiry, it was ordered that publication be made for four successive weeks, in the Daily Post Athenian, to notify Respondent Charles
Eugene Hicks to file an answer with this Court and send a copy to Petitioner’s attorney David K.
Calfee whose address is 23 N. Ocoee Street, P.O. Box 1001, Cleveland, TN 37364, within 30 days
from the last date of publication, exclusive of the last date of publication, or a judgment by default
may be entered against Respondent. Failure to appear may result in the termination of Respondent’s
parental rights to the above-named child. The cause is set for hearing before this Court on June 9,
2021 at 9:00 a.m. at the Bradley County Courthouse, Cleveland, Tennessee, to provide said Respondent with an opportunity to appear and defend.

This 26 day of March 2021.

Holly Thompson
Clerk and Master

Publication: April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021

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