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Carolyn Springer Harding, 80
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 11 at the First United Methodist Church for Mrs. Harding, 80, of Lebanon.

Executive Secretary Treasurer for the Kentucky Tennessee District of Kiwanas International and a member of West Haven Baptist Church, Mrs. Harding passed away at her residence Sunday March 8, 2009.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 12 Noon – 2 p.m. and 5 – 8 p.m. at the Partlow Funeral Chapel and Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Dr. Jonathan Richerson will officiate. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Preceded in death by parents David Benjamin & Eula Spivey Springer, Sr.; brother David Benjamin Springer, Jr.

Surivivors include: husband George H. Harding; sister Patricia Springer McDaniel; nephews Tommy R. (Patty Posey) McDaniel, Sr., D. Andrew (Mary Jo Hill) McDaniel; great nieces & nephews Timothy (Brenna Gramatikus) Sneed McDaniel, Jennifer McDaniel Evans, Jacob & Braydon Evans, Tommy McDaniel,Jr, Kaleigh McDaniel, D. Benjamin McDaniel, Jonathan & Trevor McDaniel.

Also surviving are step-sons G. Henry (Brenda Washer) Harding and James A. Harding; step-grandchildren Jason W. (Resa Reed) Martin, Trena Martin Gassaway, Rachel Harding (Conrad) Macaso and John (Jessica Murphy) Harding; step great-grandchildren Claire Elizabeth, Julia Grace and Dana Christine Martin, Kristen Lesley and Olivia Diane Harding, Isabella Mae and Sophia Lourdes Macaso.

Pallbearers: Mark Thorne, Eddie Callis, Bob Rochelle, William Farmer, John Greer Jr. and Stratton Bone.

Honorary pallbearers: Jack Arnold, Bruce Collier, Dr. Kay Mitchell, Dr. James Payton, Dr. Hardie Sorrels, Harry Holland, Bryan Green, Mr. & Mrs. Bob Vanhooser, Johnny andTommy Knowles, Girls with Grandmother Faces, Jewell Jennings and Members of New Haven Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the building fund at West Haven Baptist Church P.O. Box 1223 Lebanon 37088.

Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Roger Dewayne Davis, 41

LEBANON – Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 in the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Davis, 41, of Lebanon. A 22-year employee of Yellow Roadway Corporation, Mr. Davis died Sunday March 8, 2009 at the University Medical Center.

A member of the Baptist church, he was the son of Henry and Jean Davis. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the funeral.

Services will be conducted by Brother Winfree Jewell. Interment will follow at the Bethlehem Cemetery.

Survivors include: wife Tina Sandlin Davis; children Dalton Wayne Davis and Ashley Rene’ Davis; parents Henry and Jean Davis.

Also surviving: uncles Kenneth Davis, Jay Murphy, David Murphy and Billy Murphy; aunts Frankie Davis, Ruthie Davis Henslee, Shirley Sisco and Betty Brewington.

He is preceded in death by son Brandon Wilson Davis; maternal grandparents Bill Murphy & Josie Murphy Harris; paternal grandparents Jiggs & Ella Thorne Davis.

Active pallbearers: Dalton Davis, John Lusk, Roger Beadle, Frank Deas, Dan Hicks and Greg Bullock. Honorary pallbearer and special friend, Larry South.

Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Sarah Frances Smith, 90

LEBANON – Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, March 8 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Smith, 90, of the Tuckers Cross Roads Community.

A homemaker and member of Bethlehem Church of Christ, she passed away Friday, March 6, 2009, at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Services were conducted by Brother Kenneth Head with burial at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: daughter Frances Smith Dickie of Hermitage; sons Charles F. Smith Jr. of Brentwood and Allen C. (Darlene) Smith of Lebanon.

Also surviving: grandchildren Deborah (John Wildman) Roberts of Lebanon, Donald K. (Karen) Davis of Nashville, Daryl Smith (Jaime Trevino) Davis of Arkansas, Diana (Jeff) Stacey of Lebanon, Charles F. Smith III of Lebanon, Robert A. (Bambi) Smith of Gordonsville, T. Edward Smith of Atlanta, GA, Angela Smith of Gordonsville; 13 great-grandchildren , six step-great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents Robert Bennett Shearon Jr. and Eddine Fields Shearon; husband of 55 years Fisher Smith; great-granddaughter Sarah Nicole Smith.

Grandsons served as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to the Bethlehem Church of Christ, c/o Terry Poston, 4090 Linwood Road, Watertown, 37184.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.



Kindle Brings a Fire for Reading


This isn’t exactly about what you usually write about, but I read an article last week about Amazon’s new electronic reader. What do you think about all that – good for reading or bad? Should we all start buying them? 
  -Still Reading the Old-Fashioned Way

Many still remember him bringing back the soda fountain
Funeral services were held last week for a community leader who, through his profession, was a very good friend to Wilson County for more than four decades.


Kindergarten orientations set this spring

Parents, you are invited to Kindergarten Orientation

The purpose of this meeting is to assist you in getting your child ready for kindergarten. Reading and math readiness along with social readiness will be discussed.  Suggestions for summer learning activities will be given. 


General News

BPUSA suspended

From Post staff reports

Development of the proposed Bible Park USA in Lebanon has been suspended pending resolution of “political differences” between City County and the Mayor.

That was the word Tuesday afternoon from Robert Wyatt, developer of Bible Park USA, in a statement released to local media.

"We regret we must suspend all further work on the development of  the Bible Park USA project in Lebanon, Tennessee,  pending the City Council and the Mayor resolving internal political differences over the project,” Wyatt said.

CoreTech project still on track

The Wilson Post

One of the largest industrial developments in Lebanon to come along in years is full steam ahead with a temporary office locating in the old Wal-Mart location on West Main Street.
CoreTech Industries President Greg Quinn said Tuesday “nothing has changed with our plans in Lebanon,” and his company is “looking forward to opening the temporary office soon.”

CoreTech Industries announced plans to locate its campus near I-40 and South Hartmann Drive in September 2008 as the first in the nation devoted exclusively to development and marketing of green technologies.

Millworks Theatre sets production on June 2

The Mill at Lebanon announces the addition of Millworks Theatre to the roster of businesses housed at The Mill.

Millworks Theatre will begin production on June 2 and will provide a variety of entertainment experiences to Middle Tennessee six days a week. Tuesday through Saturday afternoons, Millworks Theatre will perform and serve lunch for Bus Tour Businesses and Senior Groups. Thursday through Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees will be dedicated to more traditional theatre fare along with dinner. On Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, a rotating schedule of other entertainment will be presented which might include Bluegrass groups, Gospel and Country artists, Jazz musicians, standup comedy and improv, Cabaret performers, Murder Mystery evenings and more.


General Sports

CU sets spring FB practice


LEBANON -- Cumberland University begins spring football practice next week coming off last season’s Mid-South West Division conference championship and returning 37 letterwinners for head coach Dewayne Alexander.

Cumberland returns 17 letterwinners on defense and 20 on offense from last season’s club that ended the year with three victories in the last four games, including a thrilling 29-26 triumph over 11th-ranked Lambuth in the season finale.

The Bulldog offense ranked in the Top 30 nationally in seven categories, including 18th in passing efficiency, 20th in passing yards per game and total yards per game, 22nd in scoring offense, 23rd in kickoff return yards and punt return yards per game, and 28th in first down per game.The defense was 35

th in the country in sacks, 43rd in pass defense efficiency, 46th in opponent third down conversions and 47th in total defense per game.

Cumberland will practice on the following dates from 3:30-5:30 p.m. each day on the CU campus: March 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27 and 30, and April 1, 3, 6 and 8.

The squad will also have workouts on two Saturdays, March 21 and 28, at 9:30 a.m. The Bulldogs will play their spring game on Thursday, April 9, at a time to be determined.

All practices and the spring game are open to the public.

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