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Charlene Watson Rogers, 74

LEBANON -- Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, August 12 at the Sellars Funeral Home for Mrs. Rogers, 74, of Lebanon. Mrs. Rogers passed away Saturday, August 9, 2008.

Services were conducted by Brother Danny Sellars with interment in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include children: Robert Rogers, Patricia Johnson, Charles Rogers, Carey Boles and Eula (Johnny) Porter. Also surviving are siblings Ruby Newon, Jo Watson, Marie Clifton, Jenny McPeak, Teresa Sellars, Charles (Patricia) Watson and Jerry (Peggy) Watson; 21 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers: Kevin Kelley, Terry Kelley, Mark Lucas, Terry Rogers, Troy Rogers, Frankie Hirst and Mike Mainerd.

She is preceded in death by parents Charlie and Lula Gilbert Watson, sons Larry and Charles Lynn Rogers, husband Loranzo "Biggen" Rogers, grandchildren Michael Lucas and Emily Rogers, three sisters and one brother.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, was in charge of arrangements.

Ollie Williams Purnell, 92

LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ollie Williams Purnell were held Tuesday afternoon, August 12 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Mrs. Purnell, age 92 of Lebanon passed away Saturday, August 9, 2008, at the University Medical Center.

Born September 1, 1915, in the LaGuardo Community of Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Walter James and Louise Prowell Williams. In 1937, she and her late husband, Oscar Allen Purnell, moved to Michigan and lived for 33 years, returning back to LaGuardo in 1970.

She was a homemaker and a member of the LaGuardo Baptist Church.  Services were conducted by Rev. Carl N. Price and Dan Stewart. Interment followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

She is survived by children Richard Purnell of Troy, Michigan and Sandra (Stephen Adams) Purnell of Enterprise, Oregon.

Also surviving are grandsons Daniel Purnell of Falls Church, Virginia; Michael Purnell of Troy, Michigan; and Thomas Purnell-Fisher of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; former daughter in law Nadia Purnell of Beverly Hills, Michigan; special niece Janette (Ernest) Tatum and special nephew Dan (Bettye) Stewart; and sister in law Melba Williams -- all of Lebanon; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, J. D. Williams and Albert Ray Williams, and a sister, Janie Sue Stewart.

Memorials may be made to the LaGuardo Baptist Church or to the charity of your choice.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sandra Kay Mallory, 61

MT. JULIET -- A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, August 14 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Mallory, 61, of Mt. Juliet. Mrs. Mallory passed away August 10, 2008.

Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Services will be conducted by Rev. John Bender.

She is survived by husband Charles Gary Mallory; children Jeanne Mallory, Becky Mallory, Gary (Tammy) Mallory and Steve (April) Mallory; sister Carole Hazelwood; grandchildren Wayne, Brandon, Dylan, Nick and Zach.

The family extends thanks to Mrs. Mallory’s caregivers Helenka McCathern and Betty Parnell as well as the Alive Hospice staff Kathryn Owens, Beverly Walker and Allyson Garvey.

She was preceded in death by parents Carl and Ira Baumgardner.

Memorial contributions may be made to Walden’s Puddle, P. O. Box 641, Joelton, 37080 or the Humane Association of Wilson County, P. O. Box 247, Lebanon, 37088-0247.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.


General News

BOE rejects Lebanon High bids

BY CONNIE ESH, The Wilson Post

Wilson County Board of Education decided to reject all hard bids for the new Lebanon High School Friday night at their regular meeting.

The board normally meets on the first Monday of each meeting, but this meeting was moved to Friday instead since some of the members could not attend on the regular night.

County Attorney Mike Jennings advised the board that none of the bids were in compliance with a Tennessee law passed July 1 requiring each bidder to name a geothermal contractor who has a Tennessee Department of Environmental Control license and to post the TDEC license number on the front of their bid.

He said it would be a Class A misdemeanor to accept a bid that didn’t comply.

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