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Obituaries

John C. Jack Lewis, 57

HERMITAGE - Mr. Lewis, age 57, of Hermitage, died Thursday, June 12.

The family will receive visitors from 4 until 8 p.m., Friday, June 20 at Hermitage Funeral Home where services will be conducted at noon, Saturday, June 21 at with David Hesson and Brother Robert Evans officiating. Entombment will be at Hermitage Mausoleums.

Pallbearers will be Knox Biles, Dammon Walls, Bobby Graves, Bob Harris, Rick Neathery and Sam Shields.

 

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Lavonne Shaffer, 68

MT. JULIET - Lavonne Shaffer, age 68 of Mt. Juliet, TN died June 16, 2008.

Mrs. Shaffer was a member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet. She was employed for 20 years as a church secretary. Mrs. Shaffer is the daughter of the late, Lawrence Martin and Helen Shumway Hanson. 

She is survived by: Husband - Dan Shaffer, Son - Daniel H. Shaffer, Step-son - Steven Daniel (Vickie) Shaffer, Daughters - Julie M. (Eric) Barnes, Shari D. Shaffer and Sara N. Shaffer, Grandchildren - Kaitlyn Barnes, Brian Barnes, Brayden Barnes and Branden Barnes, Step-grandchildren - Jamie L. (Matt) Shaffer Dilley and Britney Shaffer

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Odell Hays Buterbaugh, 91

LIBERTY - Services were held Thursday, June 19 for Odell Hays Buterbaugh, 91, of Liberty. Mrs. Buterbaugh died at her home on Tuesday, June 17.

Born in DeKalb County on September 16, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Alton Hays and Mary Lynam Hays. She was a homemaker and a member of the Prosperity Baptist Church.

Rev. James Bone and Rev. Ricky Scott officiated the services. Interment was held at the Salem Cemetery.

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Winston Trey Dyer, III, 19

MT. JULIET -  Winston “Trey” Dyer, III, age 19 of Mt. Juliet, TN died June 16, 2008.

Trey was preceded in death by his brother, Cody James Dyer on January 13, 2007.

He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James Byron
Graves and his paternal grandparents, Winston Dyer, Sr. and Delores Dyer.

He is survived by: Parents - Winston and Diana Dyer of Mt. Juliet, TN Maternal grandmother - Kathleen Holland of Mt. Juliet, TN Several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends

Funeral services will be conducted 12 noon Thursday, June 19, 2008 at Bond
Memorial Chapel with Bro. Shad Carnes officiating. Interment will follow at
Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until service time Thursday
at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet,
TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com

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General News

Anderson steps down from committee appointment
Allegations form city council members prompted move

By CONNIE ESH

Lebanon Codes Administrator Patsy Anderson has resigned her position as chair of the Neighborhood Revitalization Committee in the wake of issues about codes enforcement raised at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

In a letter to Mayor Don Fox and Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Huddleston, she said, “Under the current circumstances and after the indications that were made at last night’s City Council meeting in regards to insinuations that the Codes Department is targeting certain areas such as Ward 1 and Ward 2 (the poorer sections), and the fact that Kevin Huddleston initiated communication with HUD before the organization of the Neighborhood Revitalization Taskforce (NRT) was formed, I am respectfully requesting to be released from all responsibility and involvement with the Neighborhood Revitalization Task Force.”

The dispute involved Ron Sellers who approached council on Tuesday to register a complaint. He told the council that he thought he was being singled out or targeted by the city Codes Office.

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Bible Park, officials ink Genesis step

From Post staff reports

Local officials took the first step to land a future Bible Park here when the mayors of Lebanon and Wilson County, and the chairman of the Wilson County Industrial Development Board signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Bible Park Developer Safe Harbor Holding, LLC.

“Armon Bar-Tur with Safe Harbor explained to us that they needed assurance that the mayors and chairman of our bond board understand their proposal,” said Lebanon Mayor Don Fox. “He said that they couldn’t afford to spend time looking at sites here, and they would move on, if we didn’t feel comfortable with their terms.”

Fox noted, “The MOU doesn’t obligate us to anything. After all the time they spent in Rutherford, you can’t blame them for wanting a nod of sincere interest on our part. We signed something like this when we were trying to lure the Outlet Mall and Dell. It basically acknowledges that we understand what their terms are.

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Three nabbed after manhunt

By JENNIFER HORTON

Three people are in custody after an all-day manhunt after an attempted home burglary on Sherrilltown Road in the Norene Community, south-southeast of Lebanon, on Thursday.
 
Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe said the incident began around 7 a.m. yesterday when a home on Sherrilltown Road was allegedly broken into. Alan Ricketts, brother of the man who owns the home, and their father, heard the break-in and ran and confronted the three suspects as they were leaving the residence. Ricketts and their father reside nearby.
 
Ashe said the three suspects tried to run over Ricketts and his father in their truck. Ricketts and his father then began shooting at the three. The gunshots damaged the truck which ended up in a ditch. The three suspects escaped on foot. 

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