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Obituaries

Amos Cox, Sr., 69

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, April 23 at the Sellars Funeral Home, Baddour Parkway, for Mr. Cox, 69, of Lebanon.

Known as "Red" to his family and friends and welder with Floyd & Baxter Amusements for over 50 years, Mr. Cox died April 19, 2008 after an extended illness.

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George M. Hocker, Sr., 87

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be held 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Hocker, 87, of Old Hickory.

Retired from Genesco Shoe Company after 53 years of service and former owner of Mt. Juliet Skate Inn (1980 – 1984) Mr. Hocker died April 21, 2008 following a brief illness. He was a veteran of World War II.

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James Lillard Taylor, 70

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, April 21 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Taylor, 70, of Lebanon.

Born in Watertown and retired from Ross Gear, Mr. Taylor died April 18, 2008 at the Alvin C. York Veterans Administration Hospital in Murfreesboro.

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Mother Effie Estelle Samuels, 90

MARIANNA, FL -- Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, April 23 at the Grove Temple First Born Church of the Living God for Mother Samuels, 90, of Panama City, FL.

Pastor to several churches in Middle Tennessee and Kentucky, she departed this life April 17, 2008 at the Community Health Rehab Center.

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Sudie Myrtle McQuary, 81

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, April 20 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. McQuary, 81, of Mt. Juliet.

The daughter of the late Willie and Annie Ferrell, she passed away April 17, 2008.

Services were conducted by Brother Danny Sellars with interment at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

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General News

Dewey Fite turns 90

When Dewey Fite turned 90 Monday, April 21, his colleagues at Cumberland Real Estate & Auction decided to treat him to a motorcycle ride on a Harley three-wheeler driven by Brandy Westmoreland. Fite has been selling real estate locally for the past 50 years.

REED WORKING / Special to The Wilson Post

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Man arrested in home repair complaint

Lebanon Police arrested a man and charged him with theft in connection with repair work done to a home of an elderly woman here.

Roger Wayne Hendren, 49, of Daphne, Ala. was arrested Wednesday and charged with theft of property over $1,000 involving floor leveling and support work done to the home of an elderly lady, said Det. Koy Lafferty.

Hendren was also wanted by authorities in Bay Minette, Ala. on a charge of theft by deception, first degree, and by authorities in Pascagoula, Miss. on a charge of fraud.

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Shred days begin Thursday
Secure Shred and Wilson Bank & Trust are partnering together once again to host FREE Community Shred Days for Wilson County.
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Thirsty Thursdays at Maple Hill Sports

Do you remember the terrible drought we experienced last summer?

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WCSD busts two for pot

Two men are expected to be indicted on drug charges after Wilson County Sheriff’s Department investigators confiscated 100 pounds of marijuana, $45,000 in cash, a motorcycle and vehicles on Monday.

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General Sports

Big Orange Caravan here May 13

The Big Orange Caravan, featuring UT coaches Bruce Pearl and Phil Fulmer, will be in Lebanon Tuesday, May 13 at the 2755 Old Rome Pike home of Dr. Roy and Julie Terry.

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Hunts announces baseball camps

Cumberland University baseball Coach Woody Hunt’s annual summer baseball camp is being expanded this year to include a new advanced fundamentals camp.

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LHS wins 7AAA track title

MURFREESBORO — Lebanon’s girls track team broke a 16-year Riverdale stranglehold on the District 7AAA team championship Tuesday at Tomahawk Stadium – running away with the league title.

The Devilettes picked up their first district crown in recent memory, posting 177 points. Riverdale finished second at 146 followed by Siegel 119. Cookeville 46, White County 37, Oakland 30, Warren County 26 and Blackman 20.

(from left: Palmer, Payton, Huddleston and Brooks)

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Local sports in brief

Meet the champions dinner -- Wilson Central’s state champion Lady Wildcat basketball program will hold a fundraising steak dinner Thursday, April 24 in the school’s freshman cafeteria. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the $20 a plate meal -- proceeds will go toward the purchase of championship rings.

A few tickets are available from any player and at the Gladeville and Leeville offices of Wilson Bank & Trust. For information, call Lady Wildcat head coach Bud Brandon at 453-4636.

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