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Showing 8 articles from September 12, 2008.


James Richard Gilleland, 69

SNELLVILLE, GA -- Memorial services were held Thursday, September 11 at the Tom M. Wages Funeral Service for Mr. Gilleland, 69, of Lebanon. A retired farmer and sales representative, "Jim" died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at the University Medical Center

He was a member of the Smyrna First Baptist Church and the Grand Lodge of Georgia F & A M – Snellville.  Interment followed in the Eternal Hills Memory Gardens in Snellville, GA.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Carolyn Burt Gilleland; children Philip (Catherine) Gilleland of Loganville, GA; Brian Lee Gilleland of Nashville; Douglas Eric (Catherine) Gilleland of Social Circle, GA; Clint Russell (Kim) Gilleland of Smyrna and Kimberly Nicole (Curt) Hartley of Murfreesboro; mother Gladys Wilson Gilleland of Snellville, GA; grandchildren Ashley Marie, Lucas James, Rachel, Sam, Ian, Cole, Brooke and Wyatt Gilleland; Addison Hartley; and brothers Larry Edward (Anne) Gilleland, Rev. David (Carol) Gilleland and Donald Eugene (Pam) Gilleland -- all of Snellville, GA.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lucille McDonald Nelson, 88

LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Nelson, 88, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, September 13 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Born January 21, 1920, in Wilson County to the late James Albert and Elizabeth Watson McDonald, Mrs. Nelson passed away Sept. 10, 2008 at the Cedars Health Care in Lebanon.

She was a 1941 graduate of Lebanon High School, a homemaker and was a member of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends Friday from 1-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Saturday at Ligon & Bobo.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Terry Fesler and Rev. John Petree. Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: sister Dorothy Eddins; brother Floyd (Joyce) McDonald -- all of Lebanon; niece Nelda Ann Thompson and nephews Donald Tomlinson, H. B. McDonald, Norman McDonald and Regan McDoanld.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jim Nelson; sisters Nanelle Gentry, Edna Lena McDonald, Norene Tomlinson, and an infant sister; brothers Harold and James Albert McDonald.

Pallbearers: Norman, Bo, Regan, H. B. and Jacob McDonald, Donald and Christopher Tomlinson, and Chris Thompson.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Harry Jarrett, Jr., 82

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 12 Noon, Saturday, September 13 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church (304 Cedar Street) for Rev. Jarrett, 82.

Born December 29, 1925, he passed away Sept. 7, 2008 at University Medical Center.

Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. - 12 Noon.

Services will be conducted by Rev. David Anderson. Interment will follow at the Rest Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include: wife Thelma Jarrett; sister Emma Jarrett Lewis; nieces Harriett Jarrett, Karen Jarrett Patton and Yvonne Jarrett; nephews James Jarrett, Anthony Jarrett, and Harry Jarrett; great nephews Sky Trammel and Aaron Patton.

Also surviving are step-sons Bobby Seay, James Seay, Michael (Darlene) Starks and Walleed (Sandra) Shabbazz; step-daughters Brenda Pena and Lori Starks; grandchildren Larenza Bowman, Jackie Taylor, Bren’ Niro Bowman, Ronnie Seay and Montoria Crutchfield; great-grandchildren, K’ Ratio Word, Jeff Quez, Rakiyyah and Zakiyyah Bowman; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

J.C. Hellum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wilburn Estes, 62

STATESVILLE -- A memorial service and interment is planned 3 p.m. Saturday, September 13 at the Jennings Cemetery for Mr. Estes, 62, of Dowelltown.

A logger and a member of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Mr. Estes died Sept. 9, 2008. A native of Wilson County, he was the son of the late Houston and Ollie Murphy Estes.

The family will gather at the residence, 1661 Chapman Hollow Road, for visitation on Saturday.

Services will be conducted by Brother Javin Lawson and Brother Jackie gaddes.

Survivors include: children J.R. Estes of Auburntown, Timothy Lynn Estes of Watertown, Donny Estes of Dowelltown, April Estes of Carthage and Christopher Estes of Statesville.

Also surviving are five grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sons Douglas and Daniel Estes and brother Alton Estes.

Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, is in charge of arrangements.

William Glenn Johnson Jr., 59

LEBANON -- Memorial services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, September 13 at Fairview Church for Mr. Johnson. A partner with Factory Sales Agency, Inc. in Nashville, he passed away August 18, 2008 at the age of 59.

The family will receive friends at the church from 12 Noon until service on Saturday.

The service will be officiated by Dr. John Ishee.

Survivors include mother Billie Baggett Roney of Hermitage; sister Kendy (Dwight) Staggs of Hermitage; brothers Kevin (Sheron) Johnson of Hendersonville and Bruce (Michele) Johnson of Augusta GA; step-mother Lucy Johnson of Augusta GA; many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by father Glenn Johnson Sr., grandparents Willie and Lillie Johnson of Lebanon and Jesse and Clara Baggett of Old Hickory.

In lieu of flowers, make memorial donations to Glenn’s favorite charities: Cumberland Heights (8283 River Rd, Nashville 37209), Special Olympics of TN Inc (1900 12th Ave South, Nashville 37203), and Able Youth (4316 Prescott Rd, Nashville 37204).

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



Unity Church sets revival

Unity Church, 222 Cainsville Road, Lebanon, will have a two-day revival on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12-13 with guest speaker, Brother Eugene Harp.

Services will be at 7 p.m. and there will be special singing each night. Everyone is welcome. The pastor is Brother Kenneth Bowen.


General News

"The Nature Circle"group to meet Monday

"The Nature Circle" is an interactive group made up of
nature-themed stories, puppets, songs and crafts for ages 3-5 and will
meet at 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 15.

Children are encouraged to bring an item (examples: favorite
book, stuffed animal or photograph) that relates to each week's theme.
The group, which meets every Monday at Long Hunter State Park in Mt.
Juliet/Hermitage, is intended to develop and nurture children's love of
nature. Admission is free. This week's theme: owls. For more
information, call 885-2422.

Murder indictment handed down


A Wilson County grand jury handed down an indictment this week charging a Nashville man with eight counts in the murder of a man in Upton Heights in June.

Deon N. Davis, 26, of 1728 Simpkins Street, Nashville, is in the Wilson County Jail under $250,000 bond. He was charged with one count of felony first degree murder, one count of second degree aggravated assault, one count of attempted second degree murder, two narcotics charges and two weapons charges, said Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen.

Lebanon Police contacted the Fugitive Task Force and also enlisted the assistance of Metro Nashville Police in locating Davis. Bowen said one of Davis’s relatives reported him to authorities which led to his arrest.

The incident in which he is charged occurred on June 19 in the Upton Heights federal housing project. The victim, Christopher Shane Brewington of Wilson County, was shot. Another suspect, LaBryan E. Clemmons of Sycamore Street, has already been charged in the murder.

"We’re pleased to have this second indictment," Bowen said, adding the incident involved a narcotics transaction. "It’s very unfortunate."

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