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Showing 7 articles from April 14, 2009.


Chester Campbell Jr., 47

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, April 11 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Campbell, 47, of Mt. Juliet. He died April 9, 2009.

Services were conducted by Brother Donnie Bryant.

Survivors include children Chester Campbell III and Stephanie R. Campbell; siblings Steve Campbell, Linda Westcott, Shirley Stout, J.T. Hill, and Jinnie Leach; and two grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by parents Chester and Mildred Sue Carter Campbell Sr. and brother Randy Ray Smith.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Franklin C. Watson, 75

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, April 16 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Watson, 75, formerly of Lebanon.

Born August 24, 1933 in Wilson County to the late Darden Tank and Rosa Marie Hester Watson, he died Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at his Westmoreland home.

A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired from Texas Boot, he was a member of the Laguardo Baptist Church and had attended the Westmoreland United Methodist Church.

Visitation is Wednesday between the hours of 2-8 p.m. and after 11 a.m. Thursday at Ligon & Bobo.

Services will be conducted by Rev. George Reed. Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

He is survived by his second wife, Marilyn Olson Powers Watson; stepsons Teri J. (Sara) Powers of Westmoreland and Ty R. (Kelly) Powers of Murfreesboro; step-grandsons Jay Wesson Powers and Mathew G. Powers; sisters Rosa Marie Brehm and Nell (Thomas) Crutcher -- all of Lebanon; eight nieces and two nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Elsie Gray Watson; siblings Georgia Bates, Margaret Jocelyn, Helen E. Watson, Ellis D. Watson and William Allen Watson.

Honorary pallbearers: Jay Wesson Powers and Mathew G. Powers. Active pallbearers: Teri & Ty Powers, Michael & Brian Ashey, William Crutcher, and David Thompson.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

James Ray Keel, 60

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, April 13 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Keel, 60, of Lebanon. Known as "Punkin" to his family and friends, he passed away on April 9, 2009.

Services were conducted by Brother Danny Sellars. Interment followed in Talley Cemetery, Alexandria.

Survivors include wife Shirley Keel of Lebanon; children Jason (Brandy) Keel, Cindy (Tim) Perrin, Jerry Keel and Becky (Jeff) Stanley.

Also surviving are sisters Dora Rogers, Betty (Cotton) Linville; special angels Makenzie Barrett, Samantha Keel, Jamie Lynn Keel and Brianna Keel; grandchildren Stephanie Stewart, Tiffany Morgan, Lisa Garrison, Cassie Garrison, Colleen Stanley, Tiffany Stanley and Jeffrey Stanley; as well as numerous great-grandchildren. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

He is preceded in death by parents Harry and Flora Underwood Keel, son Jimmy Lynn Harris and daughter Melissa Harris.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, was in charge of arrangements.

Jane Bramble, 51

LEBANON -- Jane Bramble, 51, of Watertown, passed away suddenly April 8, 2009 at her Watertown residence.  As per her wishes, her body was donated to science.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Watertown Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include husband Leslie Bramble, father Russell Dotts, brother Stewart Dotts, mother and father-in-law Sarah and Richard Dougherty.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Joseph Wayne George, 68

LEBANON -- Graveside funeral services have been planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 15 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery for Mr. George, 68, of Lebanon.

He died April 12, 2009 at Southern Hills Medical Center in Davidson County.

Survivors include: children Allen George (Janice) George and Tina George; sosters Ruby Bailey (Erskin) and Edna Wilson.

Wilson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lois H. Fields, 86

GORDONSVILLE -- Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday morning, April 14 at the Gordonsville Cemetery for Mrs. Fields, 86, of Lebanon. She died Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Cedars Health Care, Lebanon.

Mrs. Fields was born March 11, 1923 in Pontiac, Michigan the daughter of the late Dovie Mae Williams and Willie Arnold Holleman.

She was married to Harry Thomas Fields and he preceded her in death on March 16, 1977.

Funeral services were conducted by Elder James Thomas Gibbs.

Mrs. Fields is survived by brothers Billy (Veva) Holleman of Lebanon and Jackie (Sue) Holleman -- all of Lebanon and sister Charlene (John M.) Mofield of Carthage.

Arrangements by the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes.


General News

USDA responds to concerns, extends sign-up date

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announces that USDA has extended the sign-up deadline from June 1, to Aug. 14, for both the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the forthcoming Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program.

This action extends the sign-up deadline by 10 weeks to give producers ample time to decide whether to participate in ACRE or remain in DCP.

“Extending the DCP and ACRE sign-up deadline will help ensure that America's farmers have enough information and time to determine whether to participate in the ACRE Program. The DCP and ACRE programs play a critical role in the farm safety net and it is vital that we act to support the hard work of the farmers we depend on," Vilsack said.

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