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Showing 15 articles from September 3, 2008.


Alma Dean Henley, 78

WATERTOWN – Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, August 31 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Henley, 78, of Alexandria.

Born in DeKalb County and a graduate of Liberty High School, Mrs. Henley died Aug. 28, 2008 at the Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro.

Services were conducted by the Rev. Leonard Nabors with burial at the Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include: brothers Tommy (Linda) Malone of Woodbury and Eddie (Patty) Malone of Smithville; sisters Roberta (Robert) Robinson, Annie (Jack) Campbell and Mainell (Joe) Foutch – all of Liberty; 15 nephews and nieces.

She is preceded in death by parents Eliga and Nonnie Moore Malone; husband Billy Boyd Henley; brothers Jerry, Hubert and George F. Malone and nice Nancy Marler.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Jerzak Sumrell, 77

LEBANON – A funeral mass was held Monday morning, September 1 at the St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church for Mrs. Sumrell, 77 of Lebanon.

Retired from the City of Lebanon and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Mrs. Sumrell died Friday, August 29, 2008 at University Medical Center.

Services were conducted with Father Michael O’Bryan officiating.

Survivors include: children Lance A. (B.J.) Sumrell of Lebanon, James R. (Vanessa) Sumrell and Theresa Sumrell – all of Clarksville.

Also surviving are grandchildren Lindsay (Scott) Cunningham, Leslie (Jon) Sullivan, Adam (Elaine) Sumrell, Tracy (Sam) Hutson, Jennifer Sumrell, Casey (Rhodes) Monette and Matthew Sumrell; seven great-grandchildren as well as sister Margaret (Anthony) Giorgione of Las Vegas, NV.

Mrs. Sumrell is preceded in death by parents, Sylvester and Theresa Jerzak; four infant children and sister Gerry (Don) Sage.  Family members served as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church or the Adult Literacy Program.

Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

James Buford Word, 70

GLADEVILLE – Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, September 2 at the Hamilton Chapel Methodist Church for Mr. Word, 70.

Born in the Martha Community Dec. 5, 1937 to the late James Horace and Elizabeth Maude Word, he died August 28, 2008 at Lebanon’s University Medical Center.

Services were conducted by Pastor Robert Spickard, Sr. and Pastor Belita McMurry-Fite.

Burial was at the Gladeville Cemetery in the "Word Family Site".

Survivors include: his wife of 33 years Nannie Mae Word; sisters Mary A. Word Baugh, Martha L. Word Buford, Elizabeth Burns – all of Mt. Juliet and Connie (Judge) Thomas of Nashville; step-daughters Janeth (Timothy) Jobe, Lena (rubin) Brinkley, Linda (Charles) Oldham) and step-sons Eddie (Carolyn) Maynard, Alphonso (Lakeshia) Maynard, George T. Robertson and Frankie (Carolyn) Rome.

Also surviving are numerous cousins, relatives, neighbors and friends too numerous to mention.

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

Johnnie Marie McElroy, 84

SPENCER – Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, August 20 at the church of Christ at Bethlehem near Spencer for Mrs. McElroy, 84, of the Piney Community.

Formerly of Lebanon, Mrs. McElroy died Sunday, August 17, 2008 at White County Community Hospital in Sparta.

Born August 17, 1924 in Nashville, she was a homemaker and member of the church of Christ at Bethlehem. Mrs. McElroy was preceded in death by parents Wesley Gerald and Gladys Snoddy Gibson and husband Andrew "Andy" McElroy.

Services were conducted by Brother Billy Reed and Brother Bob McCoy. Interment followed at Shockley Cemetery in Spencer.

Survivors include children, Jerry and (Dell) McElroy of Germantown; Melba and (James) Nelson of Spencer; Janie and (A.J.) Spring of Smithdale, MS; Johnny McElroy of Spencer; and Tim and (Linda) McElroy of Murfreesboro.

Also surviving are sisters Geraldine Waite of Coraopolis, PA; Jean Hendrickson of Nashville Beverly Newman of Lebanon and Linda Stone of Hendersonville; 11 grandchildren, and 11 great, grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Potter’s Children’s Home, 2350 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101.

McMinnville Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mattie Foubare, 80

MT. JUIIET – A private memorial service will be held at a later date for Mrs. Forbare, 80, of Hermitage.

She died August 27, 2008.

Mrs. Foubare was preceded in death by husband, Francis Foubare and daughter, Holly Johnson.

She is survived by her close friends, Joe and Sherry Allen of Hermitage.

Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements.

Paul David Logan, 71

DONELSON — Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 3 at Pennington United Methodist Church, 2745 Pennington Bend Road, for Mr. Logan, 71, of Donelson.

Retired as an educator from the Metro Nashville Public School System, Mr. Logan died August 28, 2008. The son of the late Paul Rufus and Hazel Shaw Logan, he served with the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Visitation will be 12 Noon until service time Wednesday at the church.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Ed McClellan officiating.

Interment with military honors will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: his wife of 45 years Bonny Logan of Donelson, and sons Paul (Marlene) Logan, II of Hermitage, Chris (Shannon) Logan of Old Hickory and Bo Logan of Mt. Juliet.

Also surviving is brother Roy (Anne) Logan of Fulton, KY; father-in-law Jewell Pace of Gallatin; brother-in-law Mike (Donna) Pace of Lebanon; sister-in-law Karen Nunn of Glasgow, KY and grandchildren Paul and Karista Logan.

Active pallbearers will include: Paul Logan, Chris Logan, Bo Logan, Roy Logan, Roy Logan, Jr. and Tommy Logan. Honorary pallbearers will be Mitch Owens and Tom Hanner.  

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.


Telling Tales

What is Normal?

Does anyone really know? The normal I’m speaking of is the adjective sometimes used to describe family life. Growing up in a family of six kids and reared by parents that were transplants to Tennessee, it was clear from the beginning that we were not “normal” in the traditional sense.


General News

Council nods Land Use Plan

The Wilson Post

Lebanon City Council adopted the new Land Use Plan portion of the Lebanon Growth Management Plan, and the Major Thoroughfare Plan at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

These two pieces of Lebanon’s growth management plan needed to be updated to reflect real growth as well as to plan for the future. The older thoroughfare plan didn’t include Hartmann Drive, for example.

These documents also help the planning department to decide what kinds of development may occur in a certain area and where a developer needs to put roads to match up with future development.

They also approved the Interlocal Agreement for the development of 506.11 acres on the southeast corner of  the Beckwith Road interchange (at I-40), currently held by CRK Realty, LLC.

Grand jury mulling case of Mt. Juliet cop Cosby

Special to The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET — An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation concerning a Mt. Juliet Police Department officer who allegedly choked a man during a traffic stop has been completed and evidence presented to the grand jury, officials confirmed this week.

District Attorney Tommy Thompson confirmed Tuesday that he presented the case to the grand jury on Aug. 26, but that he could not comment specifically on the case since if an indictment is handed down by the grand jury it would be sealed.

In April, MJPD Cpl. William J. Cosby stopped James Lawrence Anders Jr., 26, of Lebanon, and used a "vascular restraint" maneuver after he suspected Anders of swallowing marijuana. Anders blacked out as a result of the maneuver, and the entire episode was videotaped by Cosby’s patrol car dashboard camera.

Anders’ attorney Gary Vandever said at the time Wilson County Judge Barry Tatum dropped all charges against Anders resulting from the traffic stop, and the case went to the TBI to be investigated.

Gustav sends 134 evacuees here


The Wilson Post

Some 134 evacuees from New Orleans, La. have found themselves settled in a Lebanon church escaping the threatening hurricane that came ashore Monday morning.

College Hills Church of Christ is housing the evacuees including two pregnant women and a pet chicken.

"The Witt Family Life Center, the Youthreach area and our fellowship area of our building have been designated as the shelter for the evacuees. We have ample room for cots and restroom facilities including showers that have been made available for those staying with us," said Johnny Markham, youth minister at College Hills.

The evacuees are expected to make their way back to Louisiana by the end of the week.

The Lebanon Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol have been on site providing security since the evacuee’s arrival early Sunday morning.


School board axes positions, coaching stipends

The Wilson Post

Wilson County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to cut the General Purpose School budget for 2008-2009 to meet discussed the proposed 20-cent increase in funding as requested by the County Commission’s Finance Committee.

The board took the action during its regular meeting after discussing the proposed budget during an earlier work session.

The county Finance and Education Committees and the full County Commission have expressed an unwillingness to fund a requested 34-cent increase the board says is needed to run the county schools.

“The budget we sent them reflected ‘status quo’ in terms of services,” Zone 2 Board Member Lisa McMillin said during the work session.

United Way campaign kicks off Monday, Sept. 8

LEBANON -- Excited supporters of United Way of Wilson County are busy making preparations for the annual campaign kick-off as the date for the late Summer event nears.

The United Way of Wilson County’s 2008 campaign kick-off event is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 8, from 12 Noon to 1 p.m. at Cumberland University’s Baird Chapel.

This annual event was created to not only raise awareness of United Way, but to celebrate the annual fundraising drive’s Kick Off. A number of local companies will be sponsoring this year’s catered, full luncheon by Jordan’s, while United Way Directors and supporters are set to provide a surprising entertainment "first."


General Sports

CU volleyball wins opener

CHATTANOOGA -- Cumberland University’s volleyball team opened the 2008 season in style Monday afternoon with a lopsided 3-0 victory at Tennessee Temple.

CU won the first game 25-4; the second 25-5 and the third by a score of 25-11.

Middle hitter Katie Ball, a 2007 first team all-conference selection, had seven kills while Joni Simpson and Tracy Smallwood chipped in with four each.

Sophomore setter Taylor Denny contributed 17 assists.

Cumberland returns to action this afternoon for a match with Crichton College in Jackson.

Friday, CU travels to Mayfield, KY for a 2 p.m. match with Mid-Continent University.

Lady 'Dogs plan Casino Night

LEBANON -- The Cumberland University women’s basketball team will transform Phillips Dining Hall into a Vegas-style casino – complete with food, games and an auction – for a unique and fun fundraising event Saturday, Sept. 27.

‘Casino Night’ will help raise funds for the team’s December trip to the Las Vegas Shoot-Out, an eight-team tournament to be held at Las Vegas’ Desert Oasis High School, Dec. 28-30.

In addition to the Lady Bulldogs, teams participating in the tournament include 2008 National Champions Vanguard University, California Baptist, Madonna University, Cal-Maritime Academy, University of Great Falls, Mount Mary College and Bethany College.

"It’s going to be a really fun event," CU coach Clint Mason said. "We hope to see everyone come out, have a good time and support the Lady Bulldogs in the process. The Las Vegas Shoot-Out represents a great opportunity for these young women to go out west and represent Cumberland and to compete against some high-caliber opponents."

At the end of the event, guests will turn in any raffle tickets won via the casino-style games for prize drawings.

The grand prize is trip for two to Las Vegas with the Lady Bulldogs – the grand prize includes airline tickets and six-nights lodging at The Westin Casuarina Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa.

Tickets for Casino Night are $100 per couple. To purchase tickets for Casino Night or to contribute auction items, contact Coach Mason at (615) 547-1319 or (615) 389-1397.

LHS X-country places 5th

LAFAYETTE -- Lebanon High’s cross-country team turned in a pair of solid performances Saturday in the Macon County Invitational.

Lebanon’s boys finished fifth out of 15 teams with 166 points.

Derek Decker posted a time of 18:48 and finished tenth. Weston White ran a 19:32, good enough for 27th place. Justin Sandefur ran a 20:05; Taylor Sturm ran a 20:36; Daniel Zajac finished in 20:39 and Gage Weldy clocked a 20:56.

Lebanon’s girls finished eighth in a ten-team field with 202 points.

Ali Trull paced the LHS girls with a time of 23:17, good enough for 13th place overall. Megan Washburn ran a 19:23 for 55th place while Katherine Hopper clocked 29:31 for 56th. Page Brown ran a 30:21; Brianna Price finished in 33:18; Taylor Carrick ran a 33:18 and Kachina Yahola ran a 34:26.

LHS will run in the Columbia Invitational at the Rippavilla Plantation Saturday, Sept. 6.

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