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Obituaries

Jo Ann Corley, 58

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, November 20 at the Partlow Chapel for Mrs. Corley, 58, of Lebanon. She died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 at her residence.

A member of the Baptist faith, she was a factory worker and a avid fisherman.

She is preceded in death by mother Louise Crutcher Corley; father Billy Corley; sister Betty Marie Corley and brother Terry Wayne Corley.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday 4-8 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Services will be conducted by Rev. James Corley Jr. Interment follows at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: her companion Ernest Grenier; son Billy (Robbie) Boyd Jr.; and daughter Judy (John) Jennings.

Also surviving are 11 grandchildrenl two great grandchildren; brother James (Donna) Corley Sr.; sister Billie (Billy) Sisco; step-mother Minnie Mae Corley; step-brothers William (JoAry) Hampton, John (Dina) Hampton and Harry Hampton; step-sisters Judy (Ronnie) Wrye and Darlene (Eric) Warren.

Active pallbearers: James Corley Jr., Michael Richards, Jacob Benton, David Pierce, David Netherton and Tony Dedman. Honorary pallbearers: Janny Chaney and Ellen Nickles.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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Lawrence Auston McGlaughn, 67

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 19 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. McGlaughn, 67 of Mt. Juliet. A veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from Pirelli Tire, he died Nov. 16, 2008.

Services were conducted by the Rev. Chuck Groover.

Survivors include: sons K. Brian (Betty) McGlaughn of Mt. Juliet and P. Wade (Jamie) McGlaughn of Hermitage. Also surviving are siblings: Ann (John) Edder, Becky (Larry Wayne) Thompson, Johnny (Rita) McGlaughn, Darrel Yancey and Keith Yancey; grandchildren Crystal Long, Heather McGlaughn, Dillon McGlaughn and Jocelyn Kernahan; great-grandchildren Joshua Parker, Ella Mae Long and twins Emma and Ethan Long.

Mr. McGlaughn was the son of the late, Clarence and Bernice Williams McGlaughn. He was also preceded in death by identical twin brothers, Larry and Harry McGlaughn.

Bond Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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Mike Burton, 48

LEBANON -- Graveside services were held Tuesday morning, November 18 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery for Mr. Burton, 48, of Lebanon.

A self employed truck driver, Mr. Burton passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at Alive Hospice - St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville following a short illness.

Services were conducted by Brother Kenneth Bowen.

Survivors include: his wife Sherry Conatser Burton; parents Milton and Stella Burton; maternal grandmother Josephine Springer; daughters Candice Burton and Brandy Burton; brothers Stanley (Michele) Burton and Gary (Shari) Burton; sisters Jena Dedman and Tena Burton; grandchildren Dylan and Zoe.  Family and friends served as pallbearers.

Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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Mildred Blackburn, 83

LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 19 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Blackburn, 83, of Lebanon.

The widow of the late local photographer Neal Blackburn, she died Nov. 16, 2008.

The family will be receiving friends Wednesday from 12 Noon until the funeral.

Services will be conducted by Brother Barry Ellis and Brother W.L Baker.  Interment follows in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include daughter Martha Sacco of Lebanon; granddaughter Mandy (Russ) Belcher of Lebanon; and great-grandson Alex Belcher.

Pallbearers: Leslie Vanhook, Danny Durham, John Baugh, Mike Collins, Charles Johnson, Bill Manning, Mark Manning, and Jimmy Manning. Honorary: Alvin Collins and Basel Tyree.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Blackburn is preceded in death by parents Haywood and Ruth Corum Johnson and brother William Johnson.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Roger Marlon Poss, 30

WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, November 18 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Poss, 30, of Watertown.

Born in Smith County and a graduate of Watertown High School, he died Sunday morning, Nov. 16, 2008 in an automobile accident.

He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in vehicle maintenance. Services were conducted by the Rev. David Lawson with burial at the Wilson County Memorial Park.

Survivors include: wife Rebecca Russell Poss; son Nathan Alexander Poss and parents Herbert and Renate M. Poss -- all of Watertown.

Also surviving are siblings Mike (Angela) Poss and Michelle (Brad) Lasater -- all of Watertown; Ricky Poss of Lebanon and Rachel Ruiz of Madison.; grandmother Omega Irene Davis of Lebanon as well as 10 nieces and nephews. Friends served as active pallbearers.

Memorial donations may be made to Rebecca and Nathan Poss at any branch of Wilson Bank & Trust. Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Timothy D. Bingham, 48
MT. JULIET -- Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 19 at Hermitage Memorial Gardens for Mr. Bingham, 48, of Mt. Juliet.

A 1979 honors graduate of Mt. Juliet High School, he died Nov. 15, 2008.

A lifelong resident of Mt. Juliet, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was an outstanding track athlete for the Golden Bears.

Survivors include: mother Linda C. Hudson; father Thomas W. Bingham; siblings Michael (Susan) Bingham; Lisa (Joel) Bingham Kendrick and Leslie Leah Bingham; and grandmother Dona Arms Hudson.

Mr. Bingham was preceded in death by grandparents David Lipscomb Hudson and James M. and Margaret "Mazzie" C. Bingham, Jr.

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

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Telling Tales

How The Game is Played

I have been under a lot of pressure lately. You see, I’ve had this huge project due and there are just not enough hours in the day to get it done. It’s so important that it has kept me up at night thinking about it.

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Column

Edit Be thankful and give

‘Tis the season to be thankful, and the season, also, to think about helping those less fortunate.

Efforts are already under way in Wilson County to gather up donations of canned goods, turkeys, toys, clothes and so on for our friends and neighbors who may have fallen on hard times for whatever reason.

Wilson County Christmas for All is gearing up for its annual project which distributes toys to children and food baskets to the elderly throughout Wilson County. The organization joins each year with the Angel Tree program in Watertown and the West Wilson Big Brothers of Mt. Juliet to see that all children in the county and those in need of food baskets have a merrier Christmas.

Donations are already being received by the Joseph Storehouse, a food ministry that serves more than 2,000 people a month.

Various companies, individuals, churches, civic groups and schools have food drives and such to benefit these two organizations as well as others, and this year is no exception.

And this year, also, is likely to be a more difficult one for many. As the economy slows, people cut back on unnecessary expenses and focus on those items that are needed. And often, many groups, such as Christmas for All, Joseph Storehouse, the Community Help Centers in Lebanon and Mt. Juliet and other such agencies sometimes lack the resources to serve their clientele.

Already, applications to Christmas for All are up 30 percent from what they were this time last year.

As you head to your favorite grocery in the next few days to buy that turkey, sweet potatoes and green beans, pick up an extra can or some other item if possible and donate it through your house of worship, school or other organization. You can also make monetary contributions to the various agencies mentioned here as well as others who strive this season to make life a little better for everyone.
 

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General News

Council tightens spending after sales tax revenue drops again

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

Lebanon City Council voted to do some belt-tightening Tuesday night at their regular meeting.

In a motion by Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath, the councilors agreed unanimously that the city should hire no new temporary workers, and stop all travel, off-site training and conference attendance for at least two weeks until the council can arrange a special work session to discuss how to tighten spending and stay out of the red despite dropping sales tax revenues.

They also deferred approving bids to tear down the old Fox Hill water storage tank, with a request that city workers remove the ladder which is currently part of the structure.

They also deferred indefinitely a request to approve bids to construct a new water/sewer operations building, and a request to reimburse Wilson County Investors LLC $6,000 unused funds allocated for a traffic signal on Legends Drive.

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General Sports

CU whips Oakwood 69-58

LEBANON -- Three players reached double figures Sunday evening as Cumberland defeated Oakwood University, 69-58 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

Five different players scored during the Bulldogs (5-1) 16-2 run to start the second period, including six straight from Rodney James who finished with 12 points.

The senior made a steal near halfcourt and headed toward the other end. He was grabbed from behind while attempting a shot that hit off the top of the backboard and bounced in.

An intentional foul was called and James made both free throws. He was then on the other end of an assist from Channing Tucker for an easy layup and a 51-31 CU advantage seven minutes into the second half.

Oakwood never pulled closer than 16 points until the final minute of the contest.

Brandon Springer scored 17 points and Kenneth Simms chipped in with 12.

Cumberland plays an exhibition at the University of Montevallo (Ala.) Saturday, Nov. 29.

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Prep basketball rundown

From Post staff reports

High school basketball action in Wilson County is off and running after a nearly-full slate of games Tuesday night. Here are the highlights:

WILSON CENTRAL's girls scored a 62-23 victory over visiting Coffee County High as Kelsey McGee led all scorers with 20 points.

Class AAA Miss Basketball Jasimine Hassell rested a sore back and never scored a point in limited action. Her younger sister, Ieshia, chipped in with 16. The Lady Wildcats will host Harpeth Hall Monday, Nov. 24.

CENTRAL’s boys knocked off Coffee County 45-29 behind 13 points from Arcavius McMurray. Austin Auld added 10 for the winners who are idle until a Dec. 2nd game against Lebanon High.

FRIENDSHIP CHRISTIAN registered a sweep of visiting Metro Christian Tuesday at the Bay Family Sportsplex. The Lady Commanders hammered Metro Christian 72-40 as Laurel Burrough led the way with 23 points.

The FCS boys had no trouble with Metro Christian in the nightcap -- winning 59-37. Nathan Boyd had 17 and Kyle Neal 11 for the winners. Friendship plays next Tuesday at Eagleville.

WATERTOWN HIGH opened basketball season with a pair of wins over visiting Boyd Christian of Warren County. Post player Miaushia Thompson pounded the glass for 31 points and Laura Clark added 12 as the Tigerettes rolled to a 74-60 win.

Boys action found the Purple Tigers squeaking out a 62-60 victory in the nightcap. Ben Smith paced Watertown with 15 points while Keandre Bates and James Shrum had 12 each.

Watertown plays at Hickman County Thursday in a twinbill.

MT. JULIET CHRISTIAN’s Lady Saints got 22 points from Sarah Warden including a game-winning 3-pointer in the final minute for a 44-42 win over Zion Christian.

Warden drilled five 3-pointers on the night to lead all scorers. Emily Threadgill added 16. MJCA plays at St. Cecilia Friday, Nov. 21.

The MJCA boys got double-digit scoring from three players in a 68-63 win over Zion Christian in the nightcap. Austin Wortman had 15, R.J. Roberts 13 and Dillon Bradshaw 10 for the winners.

The Saints will play at Red Boiling Springs Friday in a boys-only game at 5 p.m.

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Vaughan, Morris sign for college

From Post staff reports

LEBANON -- Two more Wilson County prep athletes signed with NCAA institutions earlier this month.

Friendship Christian basketball standout Katy Vaughan signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent and scholarship papers Tuesday morning with Converse College in Spartanburg, SC.

A member of Conference Carolinas, the Valkyries are an NCAA DIVISION II institution.

Katy is the daughter of Larry and Cheryl Vaughan.

Lebanon High outfielder Brent Morris signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent and scholarship papers with UT-Martin of the Ohio Valley Conference.

Morris, called by LHS coach Tracy Slone, "the best defensive outfielder in District 7AAA", hit .342 last season with 39 hits, five doubles, two home runs and 28 RBI.

Brent is the son of Billy and Elaine Morris.

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