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Chester E. Olson, 87

MT. JULIET - Mr. Olson, age 87 of Mt. Juliet, died Friday, June 13.

Mr. Olson was a member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet, TN. He was a former employee of H&R Block and a retired accountant with Swift & Company.

He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the American Legion, Post 5. He was the son of the late, Edward C. and Fern A. Johnson Olson. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Mary Olson and brother, Marlow Olson.

Danny Royce Hankins, 61

LEBANON - Mr. Hankins passed away on June 15, at the age of 61. 

The family will be accepting friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon on Monday, June 16, from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of service. 

The chapel service, conducted by Bro. Glenn Denton, is set for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17.  Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery. 

John Thomas Denney, 87

MT. JULIET - Mr. John Denney passed away on Thursday, June 12, at age 87.

Mr. Denney was a member of West Hills Baptist Church, a Gideon, a US Army WWII Veteran, and had worked as an aircraft mechanic with McDonnell-Douglas. 

The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon on Saturday, June 14, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until service. 

Karen Lyn Coursey Eakes, 51

MT. JULIET - Karen Lyn Coursey Eakes, age 51 of Mt. Juliet,  lost her valiant struggle with cancer on Friday, June 13.

She was a floral designer for 18 years with Flowers by Brookie.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dan Coursey.

She is survived by her husband, Danny Eakes of Mt. Juliet; mother, Mary Frances Coursey of Donelson; son, Shane Lester Eakes; Step-daughter Rachel Elaine (Chad) Lowrey; brothers Brad Coursey and John W. (Kim) Coursey; step-grandchildren Easton and Wilson Lowrey; nieces and nephews Aisha Cloud, Daniel Coursey, Andrew Coursey, Nina and Savannah Coursey, Taz and Tori Everette and Dillon and Katie Eakes; great-nephew Trey Cloud; mother-in-law Robbie Eakes; sister-in-law Cynthia Everette and brother-in-law Stant (Wendy) Eakes.

Kathleen Harel Estes, 69

LEBANON -- Mrs. Estes, 69, passed away on Saturday, June 14 at  University Medical Center in Lebanon.

She was preceded in death by parents, Lavie & Margie Highers Harel; husband, Albert Eugene Estes; brothers, Billy Harel & Clyde Terry Harel; sisters, Modean Goot & Elizabeth McCown. Survived by son, Mark Anthony Estes of Gladeville; daughters, Sherry Loftis & Barbara Goins both of Lebanon; sister, Gladys Freeman of Arizona; grandchildren, Beth Goins, Anthony Estes, Jackie Goins, & Sarah Loftis; son-in-law, Mike Goins of Lebanon.

Mrs. Estes was a homemaker and a member of Fairview Church. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday June 17, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Lillie Mae Craigmile, 91

LEBANON -- “Miss Lillie” Craigmile was born January 16, 1917 to Lillard Reece Williams and Mattie Lee Hall.  Mrs. Craigmile, age 91, went to Heaven on Sunday, June 15, at her residence. 

The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until service. 

The chapel service, conducted by brother Danny Sellars, is 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2008.  Interment in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. 

Lorrie Goddard Kidd, 76

LEBANON - Mrs. Kidd, 76, of Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, June 17, at University Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer.

She was born in Monroe Co., March 7, 1932, to the late Samuel Alvin and Margie Agnes Trobaugh Goddard. She worked as a mortgage processor for many years and was a homemaker.

Mrs. Kidd was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church and a member of the Red Hat Society. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Charles (Chuck) Kidd; daughter, Linda (Tim) Herrick of Plainfield, Illinois; grandsons Travis and Austin Herrick also of Plainfield.


General News

Council to look at codes enforcement


When Ron Sellers approached the Lebanon City Council at Tuesday night’s meeting to register a complaint, he first gave his pedigree in detail.

He explained that he comes from several generations of Lebanon citizens, having “three great-grandfathers buried in the Sellers Cemetery.” He then explained that he is the father of seven children and grandfather of nine, and that he and his siblings own about 40 pieces of property in Lebanon and pay taxes on all those properties.

He told the council that he thinks he is being singled out or targeted by the city Codes Office, but Codes Administrator Patsy Anderson told the council a somewhat different story.

Cumberland to shift to 4-day class schedule
Officials seek to address rising gas prices, individual instruction in mobile society

From Post staff reports

Beginning with the fall 2008 semester, in an effort to aid students grapple with rising fuel costs, Cumberland University will begin holding courses on-campus four days per week rather than the traditional five, University officials announced.

“Beginning this September, traditional face-to-face classes will not be held on Wednesdays,” said Dr. Harvill C. Eaton, Cumberland University president. “With no formal teaching responsibilities on those days, our faculty will instead make themselves available to assist and advise students. In some cases, these engagements will be in person; in other cases, they will be by telephone, e-mail or the Internet.”

Local clerk's office moves to cyberspace

Wilson County Clerk Jim Goodall’s office has moved into cyberspace.

That’s right, county residents can now apply for marriage licenses, pay business taxes and renew license plates and driver’s licenses online, instead of standing in line.

This new service is being started across the state, but Wilson is one of the first counties to get online in this way.

Michayla receives liver transplant


A Lebanon girl in need of a liver transplant received it on Tuesday and is doing well after surgery, her aunt said Wednesday morning.

Michayla Nelson, who completed first grade this past year at Southside Elementary School, was diagnosed with liver cancer at 6 months old. Although chemotherapy stopped the cancer, she needed a new liver.

Her mother, Rachel, told The Wilson Post in an article published in the May 21 edition, that approximately 70 percent of the child’s liver was surgically removed and doctors thought the remaining 30 percent would regenerate as it usually does.However, Michayla’s liver instead developed cirrhosis.

Valerie Dearsman, Michayla’s aunt, called The Post on Wednesday to report that she was doing well after the surgery that began about 5 p.m., Tuesday, and ended around 9:20 p.m.

Smashed mailboxes common for summertime prank


If school’s out, it must be time to go around and destroy mailboxes.

That is apparently the thinking of some young people, apparently, as residents along North and South Commerce Road have recently had their mailboxes damaged or destroyed.

Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe is not immune, either. He’s been a victim, too.

Two Lebanon residents charged in TennCare fraud

From Post staff reports

Two Wilson County residents have been charged with TennCare fraud, bringing to 700 the number of people charged by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) in the three and a half years since it began investigating and pursuing TennCare fraud cases.

The OIG on Monday announced the arrests of Alice L. Billy, 53, and Herbert Johnson, 58, both of Lebanon. They are each charged with one count of TennCare fraud following a December 2007 drug round-up in Wilson County that has now lodged 11 fraud charges for TennCare prescription drug charges. The investigation, led by the OIG and the Wilson County Sheriff's Department, has netted 75-arrests of individuals trying to sell prescription drugs.


General Sports

Sean Putnam Memorial Golf Tourney winners told

The 3rd Annual Sean Putman Memorial Golf Tournament was held Monday at Lebanon’s Five Oaks Golf and Country Club.

Some 144 players participated in the four-man scramble event benefiting a scholarship program for Wilson County high school graduates that plan on attending Cumberland University.

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