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Betty Lois Clower, 77

LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Clower, 77, of Lebanon.

A devoted wife, loving mother, and grandmother and a member of First Baptist Church, Mrs. Clower died Sunday, March 15, 2009 following an extended illness. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 p.m. until service time.

Services will be conducted by Brother Don McElroy, Brother Leonard Diabold, Brother David Freeman and Brother Benji Thomas. Interment will be Wednesday afternoon, March 18 in Rockwood’s Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include: husband Bob Clower; children Mike (Linda) Clower, Kris (Fulton) Johns, Tena Sherman and Jeff Clower; grandchildren Jennifer Gentry, Teri Jo Haaser, Linlee Allen, Tyler Skelton, Jordan Sherman, Elijah Clower Gunter, and India Clower; great-grandchildren Turner, Paden, Matthew, Morgan, Hannah, Aydan Lenne’, Ava McClain and Braden.

Mrs. Clower is preceded in death by parents Samual Wayland and Mima Sue Slemons and an infant brother.

Active pallbearers: Tony Ashley, Basil Skelton, Larry Squires, Steve Brown, T.A. Bryan and Joe Patton. Honorary pallbearers: The Seekers Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church, her Ladies Bridge Club, Nan Ashley, Mildred Carson and Pauline Smith.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Gideons Memorial Bible Program.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Beatrice Martin, 91

LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Martin, 91, of Lebanon. The daughter of the late Rial and Gertie Jennings, Mrs. Martin died Saturday, March 14, 2009 at University Medical Center.

Know as "Fannie B" to her family and friends, she was a Watertown High School graduate and attended Cumberland College.  She was an assistant manager for Sears and also worked at Mary Lee’s Style Shop. Mrs. Martin was a member of Lebanon’s First United Methodist Church.

Services will be conducted by Brother David Hesson and Dr. Larry Locke. Interment followed at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: daughter Diane Martin (Ed) Gentry; sister Mrs. Inez J. Harrison; grandchildren Aaron Martin (Kathy) Gentry, Deana Lynn (Jason) Green, Kelly Gentry (Joe) Dorlac; great-grandchildren Emma Kathryn and John Martin Gentry, John and Grace Ann Green, Jacob Edward, Morgan Beatrice, Hailey Marie, Collin Frederick Koziol and Arin Dorlac, and sister-in-law Mrs. Dot Martin. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by husband William Dean Martin; daughter Deanie Martin Bucy; brother A. Powell Jennings and wife Arlyne; brother-in-law J. Clark Harrison.

Active pallbearers: Bob Bucy, Jason Green, Aaron Gentry, Sam Hatcher, Bill and Jim McDowell, Sid Paris and Joe Dorlac. Honorary pallbearers: Edward Gentry, Glenda Paris, Helen Mason, Madeline Hagan, Rosie Ward, Frank Kolinsky, Shirley Carlile and Marie Le Cornu.

The family requests contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Gladys Midgett Swindell, 96

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Swindell, 96, of Lebanon. Mrs. Swindell passed away March 14, 2009.

An active member of the Saulsbury Baptist Church, she taught the babies and toddlers Sunday School Class. Born in the Saulsbury Community to Leonard George and Vera Hobbs Midgett, at the age of two she went to live with her grandparents John and Octavia Bell Oakley Midgett behind Good Hope Methodist Church in Saulsbury.

Mrs. Swindell attended school at Walnut Grove School and Tuckers Cross Roads High School. While in high school, she met the late Charlie Sindell and married him in November of 1929.

The Midgett and Swindell familes have always been involved in politics. Charlie Swindell served for 26 years on the Wilson County Court.

Paul Neal and Charlie Swindell bought the Tuckers Cross Roads store. Charlie and Gladys moved into the house behind the store and ran the store for several years before buying a farm in Saulsbury.

Charlie was appointed to write warrants and do the board bill for Wilson County Sheriff Ed Maynard and continued to do this for several sheriffs.

Meanwhile, Gladys became a cook for the Tuckers Cross Roads School.  When the widow of Sheriff Harold Griffin, Roslian, became Trustee of Wilson County, Charlie started working in that office. Later, when he was elected as Trustee, Gladys worked in his office. She continued to work with Charlie, Joe Lasater, and John Majors for several years.

The family will be accepting friends at Monday, March 16 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until service.

The chapel service will be conducted by Brother Danny Sellars and Brother W.L. Baker. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

Survivors include children: David E. "Billy" (Kitty) Swindell and Linda Ann Swindell (Clay) Couch; grandchildren: Cathy (Dale) King, David (Teresa) Couch, Kelly (Wayne) Harris and Stacy Swindell; grea grandchildren: Leanna (Gene) Kulas, Snapper King, Billy Wayne Harris, Layce Booker Swindell, Jessica Couch and Addie Couch; and great-great-grandchildren Anna Cate and Alek Kulas, Gracey and Clay King.

Pallbearers: special friend Fred Reeder and nephews Sam Swindell, Jimmy Midgett, Johnny Midgett, Donnie Woosley, Teddy Woosley, and David Earl Bates. Honorary pallbearers: Charles Albert Bell, Jack Bell, Harold Ingram, and Terry Ashe.

She is preceded in death by husband Charlie Swindell.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.


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General News

Chamber annual Open House March 17

From Post staff reports

Don your green and head on over to the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, March 17 for the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Open House from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at 149 Public Square.

The Chamber is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year.

Dell layoffs hit Lebanon

From Post staff reports

Layoffs announced Wednesday by Dell Inc. include employees at the Lebanon plant, but company officials would not say how many workers were involved.

Company officials said Wednesday that in addition to the Lebanon plant, facilities in Nashville and worldwide were affected. The action was taken as part of the company’s continuing efforts to cut costs.

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