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Showing 13 articles from April 24, 2009.


Charles K. Dyer, 71

LEBANON — Charles K. Dyer, 71, passed away on April 19, 2009 at his home. He is survived by one son, Chris Dyer of Lebanon.

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

Frances Geraldine Gibson Waite, 82

CORAOPOLIS, PA – Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 24 at Copeland’s Funeral Home for Mrs. Waite, 82, formerly of Lebanon. Known as "Jerry" to all her family and friends, Mrs. Waite died March 18, 2009.

Educated in local schools before the family moved to Nashville, Mrs. Waite was the beloved wife of 59 years of the late Samuel C. "Bud" Waite.

The daughter of the late Gerald and Gladys Gibson, her father was the Railway Express Agent in Lebanon for many years. She worked for Life & Casualty Insurance and retired as an accounting clerk from PDM in 1988. Mrs. Waite was a member of the First Baptist Church, Coraopolis.

Survivors include: sisters Beverly A. Newman of Lebanon, Linda Stone of Hendersonville and Dorothy Jean Hendrickson of Nashville; children Kerry L. (Shirley) Waite, Karol S. (Wally) Wawrykow, Kimberly K. (Andrew) Procopio and grandchildren Evan (Becky) Wawrykow and Vanessa (Bobby) Bouchet.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by infant daughter Sherry E. Waite.

Copeland’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rosie Mai Burton, 92

LEBANON — Rosie Burton passed away on April 22, 2009 at age 92.

The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon on Saturday, April 25, from 4-8 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 Noon until the funeral.

Services will be conducted by Brother Danny Sellars.

Survivors include daughter Vickie (Bill) Witcher of Lebanon; sister Edna Irvin; grandchildren Sherayah, Haley and Samuel Witcher; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by husband A.D. Burton, and parents Marlon and Mary Frances Gass Barrett.

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

Wesley Lamont Joyner, 37

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 12 Noon Saturday at the Heaven’s View Baptist Church for Mr. Joyner, 37, of Lebanon.

Born in Franklin, KY to the late Edward Lee and Joyner Elaine Joyner, he died April 19, 2009 at Lebanon’s University Medical Center Hospital.

The family will receive friends Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church. Services will be conducted by Pastor Belita McMurry with interment will follow at Mt. Lebanon Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: daughters Cassandra Rickman, Anissha Beasley and Lamonica Lillard; siblings JoAnna Barnett, Jackie Woods, Jimmy (Elizabeth) Shannon, Ronnie Joyner and Vincent (Charlene) Joyner; uncles and aunts Edward (Eva), Jessie, Bill, Laura Mae, Alice Mae and Dollie Mae; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Disyal Funeral Home, Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.


General Lifestyle

Vol State students perform for Spring Music Showcase

The sounds of jazz, pop and rock will be featured during the Spring Music Showcase at Volunteer State Community College.

The Vol State Showstoppers, Commercial Music Ensemble and the Survey of Recording class will perform. Some of the selections will be original student works, and there will also be popular favorites and some Broadway show tunes. A CD of the student work will also be available for sale. There is a $5 suggested donation at the door for admission. A $10 donation will include admission and the Spring Music CD.

The Spring Music Showcase will be held on April 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Caudill Hall. The Vol State campus is located at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. For more information, call (615) 230-3201.



Kudos to Harris, panel


Lynn Harris being “re-hired” as Wilson County’s Administrator of Elections on Wednesday was a great move by the Wilson County Election Commission and a smart move for Wilson County.

Lazy porches, bluegrass twang turns back decades
Last Saturday night the wife and I and a friend from New Jersey made about a one hour drive to Granville, Tennessee and in doing so stepped back in time for several decades.
We were the guests of Randall and Peggy Clemons (Randall is CEO and chairman of Wilson Bank and Trust) for an evening of bluegrass music and a family styled meal that could best be described as second to none. (Good home cooked food served in an all you can eat tradition in a room that seats perhaps 50 or so.)

Letters to the Editor

Coach Clifton Tribble influenced many, recent tribute well deserved

To the Editor:

This past weekend, special tribute was paid to Coach Clifton Tribble, a former Lebanon High School football player, football coach, teacher and principal. This honor was well deserved. He was, and probably still is, the most accomplished runner in football history in Wilson County and any other county.


General News

Immanuel Baptist Church to host National Day of Prayer

The City of Lebanon’s National Day of Prayer observance will be hosted on Thursday, May 7 by Immanuel Baptist Church.

The time of the observance is set for 6:30 p.m. The church is at 214 Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon.

Mackey asked to resign

30-year veteran Harris reappointed Administrator of Elections 

The Wilson Post

Wilson County Election Commission voted 3-2 to retain Lynn Harris as administrator of elections during the panel’s meeting on Wednesday, but the larger story may be about Delores Mackey, the new chair of the panel.

Apparently Mackey is now under pressure to resign her post with most of the pressure coming from the local Wilson County Republican Party.

It started when a member of the audience, former Mt. Juliet mayor Kevin Mack, stood up and suggested the panel name Rob Shearer, a Republican and a former Mt. Juliet city manager, to the post.

Shopping at home can help increase city's sales tax revenue

From Post staff reports

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead urged members of the Lebanon Morning Rotary yesterday to buy locally.

He said the City of Lebanon’s loss in sales tax revenue for the year has been a major issue in the local municipality’s struggle with budget shortfalls.

Craighead told the club that he and members of the city council and city department heads have worked diligently to make as many cuts as possible in city spending.

WCCVB offers incentive program
A new incentive program launched by the Wilson County Convention and Visitors Bureau aims to use residents’ personal contacts as a means to help bring more meetings to the area.

General Sports

'Cats top MJ 7-3


MT. JULIET -- Wilson Central locked up a third place seed in this week’s District 9AAA tournament with a 7-3 victory Tuesday at Mt. Juliet High. The Wildcats improved to 22-8 overall and 8-4 in the district while Mt. Juliet slipped to 21-10, 10-2.

The loss dropped the Bears into second place in the 9AAA regular season standings, allowing Beech to take over the top spot.

Wilson Central pitcher Heath Daugherty (3-2) held Mt. Juliet in check the entire game, scattering seven hits while striking out three and walking just one batter. Only one MJ hit went for extra bases, a third inning triple by Justin Lopez.

The crafty senior righthander kept the powerful Bear lineup off balance with a sharp, biting curveball.

Cody Liddle paced the Wilson Central offense attack with a 3-for-3 effort, driving in a pair of runs. Russ Strong chipped in with a pair of hits while Brad Collins ripped a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth.

Starter Cody Carroll (3-3), the first of three Mt. Juliet pitchers, was tagged with the loss. He went five innings, allowed five hits and six runs while striking out four.

Central is expected to play LaVergne in the first round of the 9AAA tournament Friday at Mt. Juliet. The Bears will probably play Smyrna.

Over the weekend, Wilson Central swept a pair of Saturday games -- knocking off McGavock High 13-2 then defeating LaVergne 7-5 despite making seven errors.

Mt. Juliet dropped a 7-4 decision Saturday to Beech as the Bucs pounded out 13 hits and took advantage of four Mt. Juliet errors. Jake Harper (6-1) took the loss for the Bears.

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