FORMER WATERTOWN ALDERMAN
WATERTOWN – Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, April 3 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Robertson, 64, of Watertown.
A member of the Watertown City Council for over 20 years and a longtime employee of the U.S. Postal Service, Mr. Robertson died Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at Nashville’s Vanderbilt Medical Center.
Known as "Rollie" to his friends and a veteran of the US Navy, Mr. Robertson was a member of the Watertown Volunteer Fire Department for 22 years and served as superintendent of the Water Plant for five years.
A graduate of Watertown High School, a deacon at the Dry Creek Baptist Church and a longtime Sunday School teach at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lebanon, Mr. Robertson found time to coach boys and girls softball for 10 years.
The family will receive friends Thursday until 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the funeral. Services will be conducted by Rev. Donald Owens. Burial will follow at the Williams Family Cemetery.
Survivors include: wife Debbie Robertson and children Jamey (Marsha) Robertson of Watertown, Michelle (Phillip) Tomlinson of Carthage and Suzanne Buerkette of Crescent Springs, Ky.
Also surviving are grandchildren Erika White, Tiffany and Preston Tomlinson and Michael Buerkette; great grandchildren Alyssa and Luke White; sisters Shirley (Steve) Carlile and Lorea (Howell) Roberts – all of Watertown.
He is preceded in death by parents Mitchell and Lorene Robertson; first wife Margaret Hobbs Robertson and brother Terry Robertson.
Active pallbearers: Randall Keith, Mike Jennings, John Jewell, Jimbo Robertson, James Stephens, Kenny Edge, Fred Brockette and Jimmy Kimbell. Honorary: U.S. Postal Service employees and members of the Dry Creek Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Boc 591, Lebanon, 37088-0591.
Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, is in charge of arrangements.
OLD HICKORY – Graveside funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, April 3 at the Hermitage Memorial Gardens for Mr. Drevet, 49, of Mt. Juliet. The son of the late Henry Stephen Drevet Jr. and Carolyn Moore Drevet, he died Monday, March 30, 2009.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet. Services will be conducted by Dr. Bob Crumby.
Survivors include: brothers Steve (Natalie) Drevet of Afton, IA and Rick Drevet of St. Charles, MO; niece and nephew Audry and Stephen Drevet.
Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
LEBANON — Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4 at the New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church for Mrs. Oliver, 88, of Lebanon.
Born May 19, 1920, in Wilson County to the late Henry Lee and Bessie Mai Wallace Greer, Mrs. Oliver died April 1, 2009, at the Hendersonville Medical Center in Sumner County.
Mrs. Oliver was a 63-year member of the New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She worked in restaurants and cooked for the Kiwanis, Rotary and Lions Clubs for many years.
The family will receive friends 2-8 p.m. Friday at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and Saturday from 12 Noon until the service at the church.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Lisa Diane Oliver, Rev. Don Reeves and Rev. Vernon Burrow. Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: sons Alvin R. (Eleanor) Oliver of Hendersonville and Charles Reed Oliver of Lebanon. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and five great, great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; as well as special friends who helped her on her journey John Turner, Vondie Smith, Johnny Fisher, Eddie and Brenda Callis, New Hope Church Family, Dr. Robert Woods, Dr. Brain Hughey, Dr. Donald Cole and Dr. James Morris.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Alvin Bee Oliver; son Henry Elwood Oliver; brothers Ernest Winter Greer and Charles Edward Greer; nephew Eddie Greer; and a loving life long friend Opal Smith.
Honorary pallbearers: Elders of New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Friendly Sunday School Class. Active pallbearers: Rhea, Bill, Danny, Tommy and Thomas Martin Oliver and Ronnie Greer.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.
MOTHER OF LINDA HACKETT
GREENEVILLE – Funeral services have been scheduled for 12 Noon Saturday, April 4 at the Kiser-Rosehill Funeral Home for Mrs. Swatzell, 75, of Lebanon.
The mother of Linda (Dan) Hackett of Lebanon, Mrs. Swatzell passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at University Medical Center in Lebanon.
Retired from Tacoma Hospital after serving as a dietitian for 30-plus years, she was a member of the Nazarene Church of Greeneville.
The family will receive friends at Kiser-Rosehill Funeral Home in Greeneville from 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 3 and for one hour prior to service on Saturday. Interment will be at Timber Ridge Cemetery.
Survivors include: daughter Linda (Dan) Hackett of Lebanon; sons Ray (Elizabeth) Swatzell of Murfreesboro; James (Karen) Swatzell, Jerry (Ellen) Swatzell and Lloyd (Juanetta) Swatzell — all of Greenville; grandchildren Jamie Radford, Billy Ray Swatzell, Connie Mullins, Stacie Burgess, Trey Reynolds, Brian Swatzell, Jennifer Wisecarver, Grace Swatzell and Jessica Swatzell; and numerous great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by husband Luther Swatzell, parents Bill and Mattie B. Crum Graham and grandparents Charlie and Nan Graham.
Pallbearers: Billy Ray Swatzell, Brian Swatzell, Trey Reynolds, Kevin Wisecarver, David Carter, Devin Mashburn, and Richard Peters.
Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon was in charge of local arrangements.
Final arrangements by Kiser-Rosehill Funeral Home, Greeneville.
By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post
Tara Beard always wanted to write a cookbook but never dreamed she might do it one recipe at a time and without the use of ink or paper.
The homemaker/entrepreneur made her debut on the Internet in late November with her most attractive Web site known as Tara Cooks.
Three things inspired Beard to take her food for thought and place it online so that others could place it on their plates.