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Showing 5 articles from April 16, 2009.


Bessie Louise Thornton, 89

MT. JULIET – Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, April 16 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Ms. Thornton, 89, of Mt. Juliet. A nurse for 32 years and a US Army veteran of World War II, she passed away April 14, 2009.

Services were conducted by Brother Jerry Smith. Interment followed the services at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens

Survivors include: son Clint Thornton; sister Lillian B. Conditt; grandchildren Clinton Lee Thornton and Robert Gene Thornton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Ms. Thornton is preceded in death by her husband Clinton O. Thornton; parents William Carroll and Martha Byers Brown; grandson Jeffery Allen Thornton and granddaughter Jennifer Gail Thornton.

Active pallbearers included: David Page, Larry Warren, David Hawkins, Jared Patterson, Jonathan Thompson and Ed Ashley.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Joseph Ruiz, 80

LEBANON – Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, April 18 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Ruiz, 80, of Lebanon. The son of the late Eugenio and Ramona Ruiz, he passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2009.

Mr. Ruiz was a retired underwriter for Prudential Insurance and a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Lebanon.

The family will receive friends Friday, April 17 between the hours of 5 - 7 p.m. at Partlow Funeral Chapel, with visitation Saturday for one hour prior to the service. Funeral services will be conducted by Dr. Thomas McFarland. Burial will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include: his wife of 56 years Anna Ruiz; daughter, Katherine Ann (Dr. Allen) McFarland; as well as numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother.  Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mary V. Wolstencroft

LEBANON – A private memorial service will be held at a later date for Mrs. Wolstencroft. She passed away at her home April 12, 2009.

Survivors include: husband Charles L. Wolstencroft and son Gene (Teana) Woods of Massachusetts and Pat Woods of Lebanon; daughters Christina (Daniel) Souza, Katherine Woods – both of Rhode Island and April Ross of Louisiana.

Also surviving is sister Evelyn (Joseph) Woods of Rhode Island, 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Wilson County Funeral Home and Memorial Park was in charge of arrangements.

Nora Ann Harris Neal, 66

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 12 Noon Saturday, April 18 at the Heaven’s View Baptist Church for Ms. Nora Ann Neal, 66, of Lebanon.

Born February 14, 1943 in Lebanon to the late Harry and Margie Harris, she died Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at Lebanon Health & Rehab Center.

Raised by the late David and Mattie White and educated in the local schools, Ms. Neal retired after 39 years of service at Parker Seals.

Family visitation is Friday at 1 p.m. at the Disyal Funeral Home, 400 East Market Street and 12 Noon Saturday at the church.

The Eulogist will be Rev. Belita McMurray-Fite with burial at the Mt. Lebanon Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: son Devon (Veronica) Neuble, stepson Kenneth (Pam) Burns, stepdaughter Brenda Burns and God-daughter Crystal Moore – all of Lebanon.

Also surviving: grandchildren LaQuischika, Diamond and Zyrina Neuble; God-granddaughter Christianey Moore; step-grandchildren Marcus Reynolds, Teona Neal, Jeremiah Rowland, Sherlana Burns and Erica Turner; very devoted companion Andrew Burns; brothers Harry (Mary) Harris, Jr. – all of Lebanon and Will Houston (LouElla) Harris of Springfield, Mass.; sister Franceola (Roger) Kirkendoll, aunt Louise Seay as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A special thanks to Evangelist Martha Seay, Franceola Kirkendoll, JoDoris Pride, Robbie Dean Mathis and Patricia Seay as caregivers.

Disyal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


General News

Health Council asks why no fluoridation in water?

The Wilson Post

Wilson County Health Council members discussed the lack of fluoride in county water systems during their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday.

The panel, which is made up of Wilson County and Lebanon Special School District health employees, Tennessee Department of Health employees and several members of the community, held a discussion about the lack of fluoride in the water supply systems with several guest including Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen, Wilson Emergency Management Agency Director John Jewell, Jim Mills representing University Medical Center, Dorie Mitchell, Leadership Wilson director; John Grant with College Hills Church of Christ, Pamela Lothridge representing UMC and William Glover with Lebanon Public Safety.

After a round-table discussion, the panel decided to take some fact-finding steps in order to address the issue that could prove to be a dental health issue with the children of Wilson County. Dr. Angela Ross from the Mid-Cumberland Regional Health Department addressed the council and answered questions regarding the health benefits of water fluoridation. 

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