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Barbara Madewell Bates, 69

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, March 20 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Bates, 69, of Lebanon.

The daughter of the late Howard and Thelma Stults Madewell, she died Wednesday, March 18, 2009. Mrs. Bates had worked for the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department as a secretary in the Detective Division.

The family will receive friends Friday, from 10 a.m. until the funeral. Services will be conducted by Pastors Jerry P. Smith and Robert Kitchen with interment Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include sons Tim (Cheryl) Bates, Tony (Kim) Bates and Toby (Cheryl) Bates; grandchildren Laura, Nikki, Tyler, Carson and Callie Bates; sisters Genelle (Melvin) Nelson and Sue Blevins; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Charles E. Bates and brother David Madewell.

Active pallbearers: Terry Ashe, Larry Bowman, Don Hamblen, Barry Graves, Dayton Jamison, Bob White, Mike Owens and John Edwards. Honorary: employees of Wilson County Sheriff’s Department.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Mark Duncan Leavell, 48

LEBANON – A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 20 in the Cedar Grove Cemetery for Mr. Leavell, 48, of Lebanon. A graduate of White Station High School in Memphis, he died Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at University Medical Center.

He was employed in retail management with H.E.B. Food Stores in Spring, Texas and Quik-Stop Markets in Lebanon.

Visitation will be held 9-11 a.m. Friday at the Partlow Funeral Chapel.. Mr. Leavell’s family will officiate the services.

Survivors include: mother Martha Ann Duncan Leavell; brothers Mike (Denise) Leavell, and Mitchell (Mickie) Leavell. Also surviving: nephew Clint Leavell; nieces Kari Leavell and Crystal Thomas; children Nicholas, Veronica and Jewell; and one grandchild.

He is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Oscar and Autra Leavell; maternal grandparents, Fae and Nellie Duncan; father Bobby Lavon Leavell; sister Marcia Ann Leavell.

Pallbearers: Michael Fulton, Justin Fulton, Cory Buhler, Cliff Matthews, Alan Humes and Gene Roller.

Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.


General News

Local business learns lesson after phone service switch

The Wilson Post

A Lebanon business trying to save a few bucks on telephone service has learned a valuable lesson in making a communication transition.
Chester Jordan of Jordan’s Catering, a long-time and well-known catering company in Wilson County, thought he’d try switching his telephone service from ATT to Vonage several weeks ago. That’s where the nightmare began.


General Sports

CU falls in nationals

Kansas City, Mo. - Auburn University Montgomery (Ala.) used a 9-2 run at the beginning of the second half to propel the Senators to a 72-62 victory over Cumberland in the final game of Day One of the 2009 Buffalo Funds NAIA Men's Division I National Basketball Tournament at Municipal Auditorium Wednesday night.


The Senators led by a slim 34-33 margin at the intermission after shooting 33 percent from the field on 10 of 30 accuracy. The Bulldogs were slightly better, making 12 of 31 for 38.7 percent, but Auburn Montgomery made three more free throws and two more 3-pointers in the half to claim the lead.


In the second half, Cumberland took a brief 35-34 lead on a basket by Brandon Powell in the first minute of play; however, the Senators' Quadavious Brown drilled two treys and a pair of free throws to give Auburn Montgomery a 42-35 lead it would never relinquish.

Brown finished with a game-high 24 points leading the Senators. He was 8 for 21 from the field, including three of 11 from outside the arc. Robert Johnson added 19 points, including 13 of 15 from the free throw line, and had a game-high 13 rebounds.

For the Bulldogs, Jamar Finley recorded 16 points while Kenneth Simms garnered 15 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.

Auburn Montgomery improves to 26-6 and will face William Jewell College (Mo.) Friday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. CDT. The Cardinals stunned top-seeded Rogers State University (Okla.) earlier on Wednesday. Cumberland completes its season with a 25-6 overall record.

GAME NOTES -- In a battle between one of the top shooting teams in the NAIA and one of the top field goal percentage defenses in the NAIA, Auburn Montgomery held Cumberland to just 39.0 percent shooting from the field ... Auburn Montgomery improves to 10-10 all-time in the NAIA Tournament, including a 6-5 mark in first-round games ... Cumberland falls to 1-3 all-time after its third appearance in the tournament ... Cumberland's loss snaps a two-game winning streak of the 16th seed in the first-round of the tournament ... Quadavious Brown had his ninth game of the season with 20 or more points.

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