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Donelson community remembers well-known dog

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A memorial honoring the life of a dog many in the Donelson community knew well is growing. 

The memorial is in honor of Bear, the big white dog that always accompanied Mario Martinez while he sold newspapers for "The Contributor". 

The memorial is set up on Lebanon Pike, near the Hermitage Target. 

News 2 spoke with Martinez a few years ago, after he saved enough money through selling newspapers and his lawn care business to buy a home. 

According to moderators with the "Hip Donelson" Facebook page, Bear has some health issues and passed away Friday. 

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