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Showing 12 articles from May 5, 2009.


"Kenny" Charles Saylor, 48

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, May 3 at the Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Saylor, 48, of Mt. Juliet. He died May 1, 2009.

Services were conducted by the Rev. Henry Chrusciel.

Survivors include: parents Linda and Palmer Smith; children Brandon (Lisa) Saylor; brother Buddy (Rita) Saylor; sisters Myrna Saylor and Wendy "Sissy"(Todd) Hudson; aunt and uncle Debra and Henry Chrusciel; grandmother Betty Garrett; grandson Preston Saylor; nieces Linda Saylor and Christy Saylor; nephew Little Buddy Saylor and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Saylor was preceded in death by his grandfather Orville Garrett and great-grandmother Sarah Cox.  Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Annie Beckham Smith, 70

LEBANON -- A private service will be held in Leavenworth, Kansas at a later date for Mrs. Smith, 70, of Lebanon. She died May 2, 2009.

Survivors include husband Wallace "Buddy" Smith; children Cassandra Lowe and Michael Miller; grandchildren Nicholaus Admire, Michael Miller, Annie Cox, Serina Cox and Emilie Miller; and great-grandchildren Caleb Miller and Gage Miller.

Memorials to a favorite charity or to the family are requested.

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

Chester Ray Kelsey, 73

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, May 4 at the Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Kelsey, 73, of Mt. Juliet. He died April 30, 2009.

Services were conducted by Brother Danny Sellars. Interment followed the services at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: daughters Lynn (Waymon Williams) Crockett and Dorothy (Bubba) Williams; grandchildren Vickie Bouwens, Jeffery Carter, Jr., Nancy Carter and Mashae Leaver; great-grandchildren Christopher Leaver, Tiffany Osborne, Bradley Osborne, Tyera Bouwens, and Kayden Fontaine; special friends Kristine Schlichting, Jacob Ryan and Ann Reed.

He is preceded in death by parents, Chester A. and Irene Kelsey; sister Hazel Holt; and grandson Ronald Eugene Osborne Pallbearers: Bradley Osborne, Jacob Ryan, Waymon Williams, Zachary Ryan, Mike Hart and Jeff Shoemaker.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Edith Elvira Spencer, 98

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services for will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 at the Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Ms. Spencer, 98, of Henry County. She passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Paris Manor Nursing Home.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sellars. Services will be conducted by Brother Danny Sellars. Interment at Hermitage Memorial Gardens, in Hermitage.

Survivors include son John Spencer; grandchildren John (Kim) Spencer, Jr., Christopher Spencer and Charles Spencer; great-grandchildren Arin Morris, Nicole Spencer, Christopher Spencer and John Spencer; great-great grandchildren Sophie Morris and Carsin Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Spencer and parents John and Louisa Stiles Mullican. Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Lorene Bailey, 90

LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 at the Lebanon Church of God for Mrs. Bailey, 90, of Lebanon.

Born November 11, 1918 to the late Marvel and Sula Eddings, she died April 28, 2009 in West Palm Beach, FL. A family visitation will be held at 12 Noon.  Services will be conducted by Bishop A.J. Valentine. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

She leaves behind her daughter Sallie and son-in-law Wayne; grandchildren Wayne Brent (Geralda) and Loretta; great grandchildren Tiffani, Brandon and Ravyn; great, great grandchildren Breauna, Joseph, Tavian, Bryce and Cynia; as well as a host of relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Roy and son Charles.

Arrangements by JC Hellum Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Milton Ray Bailey, 77

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, May 4 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for Mr. Bailey, 77, of Lebanon.

A retired sales supervisor from Malone & Hyde, Mr. Bailey died May 2, 2009 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. A native of Wilson County, he was the son of the late Charlie W. and Pauline Phillips Bailey.

Services were conducted by Rev. Kevin Medlin and Rev. Billy Hill. Burial was at the Leeville Cemetery.

Survivors include: wife Helen Carney Bailey of Shop Springs and daughters Lisa (Paul) Crockett and Melanie (Jeff) Brown -- all of Lebanon; grandchildren Heather (Mark) Mitchell, John Michael Sewell and Bailey Brown -- all of Lebanon and great grandduaghter Eliza Grace Mitchell. Also surviving are siblings Dot (John) Carson of Mt. Juliet and Ed (Duvene) Bailey & Mike Bailey -- all of Watertown as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by grandson Nolan Jeffreies Brown, a brother and a sister.

Pallbearers: Keith Hamblen, Keith Carson, Kevin Carson, Tim Carney, Eric Carney, Charis Bailey and Lynn Bailey. Honorary: Fidelis Sunday School of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Memorials should be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, was in charge of arrangements.

Paul Kenneth Holt, 74

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Monday morning, May 4 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Holt, 74, of Lebanon. Owner of Holt Auto Sales and a member of the Maple Hill Church of Christ, Mr. Holt died Friday, May 1, 2009 at Nashville’s Baptist Hospital.

Services were conducted by Mr. Holt’s cousin Dr. Don England and Brother Wayne Miller. Interment was at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: his wife of 49 years Reba Ann Whitson Holt; and children Paula Holt Gardner, Marlon Whitson (Angela) Holt and John Hardeman Holt of Hermitage. Also surviving are siblings: Robert Edwin (Barbara) Holt of Georgia and Marjorie Smith; grandchildren Faith Anne Holt, Connor Martin Gardner of Suffolk, VA as well as several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by parents, Math and Pearl Holt; brothers James and Andrew Landrum; sister Jeri Landrum Marquardt; and brother-in-law Robert Smith

Family and friends served as pallbearers. Honorary: Polly Stallings, Pat Bryant, Barbara Vanwinkle, Barbara Byrd, Peggy Brewington, Carolyn Jackson and Lee Vantrease.

Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Theresa Lening Callis, 54

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 5 at the Immanuel Baptist Church for Mrs. Callis, 54, of Lebanon. A native of Wilson County, she passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009, at her home.

Born December 26, 1954, she is the daughter of Lillian Ewing Lening of Lebanon and the late Doyle Dean Lening Sr. Mrs. Callis was a 1972 graduate of Lebanon High School and attended Draughons Business College.

She was a secretary at Middle Tennessee State University in the Management & Marketing Department and was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday School teacher and choir member.

Services were conducted by Pastor John Hunn. Interment followed at the Fairview Cemetery in Norene.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years Thomas Callis; children Marianne Callis of Gallatin and Matthew Callis of Huntsville, AL; mother Lillian Ewing Lening; brother Doyle (Tish) Lening Jr.; father-in-law Charles Leslie Callis; brothers-in-law Edward (Brenda) Callis and Robert (Marilyn) Callis — all of Lebanon; along with nieces Kacie and Jessica Lening, Gloria Griffith and Tracey Swearns.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her mother in law, Jean Callis.

Honorary pallbearers: faculty and staff of MTSU Management & Marketing Dept., Fourth grade Sunday School teachers at Immanuel Baptist Church, Mary Frances Armstrong, Cindy Roskam and Peggy Camp.

Active pallbearers: Donald Eskew, Steve Armstrong, Joe Murphy, James Camp, Chris Mandrell, Ray Wallace, Jim Wright and Jimmie Washington. Memorials may be directed to the Immanuel Baptist Church Mission Fund or to the Boy Scouts of America.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Vivian McKinney, 81

LEBANON -- A memorial service was held Tuesday afternoon, May 5 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. McKinney, 81, of Lebanon. She passed away April 30, 2009.

Survivors include husband Dale McKinney Sr.; children Dale McKinney Jr., Dennis (Peggy) Kwosek, Bob (Glenda) Kwosek and Gerald (Joan) Kwosek. Also surviving are siblings Ruth Austin, Milford Austin and Floyd Austin.

She is preceded in death by parents Helmer and Julia Wik Austin, son Gary Kwosek, and brothers Merle, Howard and Waldo Austin.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.


General News

LSSD registration, health fair set Friday


LEBANON -- Registration for children applying for the Pre-Kindergarten program and for children attending Kindergarten within the Lebanon Special School District (Byars Dowdy Elementary, Coles Ferry Elementary, Sam Houston Elementary, Cumberland University Pre-K and Market Street Pre-K) will be on Friday, May 8 for the 2009-10 school year.

Registration will take place at College Hills Church of Christ, 1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The Pre-Kindergarten program is voluntary and eligibility is based on income level and age. Children must be 4 years of age on Sept. 30 and zoned for LSSD in order to apply. Parents of Pre-Kindergarten applicants should contact Penny Thompson (Central Office, 701 Coles Ferry Pike, 449-6060 ext. 24) if they are unable to attend registration on May 8.

Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 30 to be eligible to attend Kindergarten. Parents of Kindergarten students should contact the school they are zoned to attend if they are unable to attend registration May 8.


General Sports

BDBC offers new scholarship


LEBANON -- The Blue Devil Booster Club of Lebanon High School has announced that they will award a $1000 scholarship to one former Blue Devil athlete.

The scholarship will be called the "Always a Blue Devil" scholarship. " ‘Once a Blue Devil, Always a Blue Devil’ is our motto at Lebanon High," says Booster Club President Bobby Pruitte. " This scholarship is our way of putting that into practice."

The scholarship is open to any LHS grad who participated in any sport as an athlete, trainer, or manager during his or her senior year at LHS and has achieved at least a junior status in college. Applicants do not have to participate in athletics in college to qualify. Applicants who are already on a full ride scholarship are ineligible.

This brings the number of scholarships funded by the Blue Devil Booster Club each year to nine. The club already awards eight $1000 scholarships each year to deserving Blue Devil senior athletes.

Hunt is TranSouth Coach of the Year


JACKSON -- Cumberland University’s resident hall of famer Woody Hunt picked up yet another accolade Monday as the TranSouth Conference postseason awards were announced. Coach Hunt was voted conference Coach of the Year for leading his Bulldogs to the conference regular season title.

Second baseman Sam Kikla, shortstop Matt Holliman, outfielder Michael Wheeler and pitcher Robert Post were all named first team all-conference.

Catcher Kyle West, outfielder Max Kautz and pitchers Shawn Schaefer and Richard Timbrook were named second team all-conference.

West and third baseman Matt Greener were named to the conference Golden Glove team.

Cumberland had 12 players named TranSouth Conference Scholar Athletes. Players are named TranSouth Scholar athletes for accumlating at least a 3.0 GPA as a sophomore, junior, or senior in academic standings. Many of these athletes will go on to earn NAIA Scholar Athlete awards (3.5 GPA for juniors and seniors).

Cumberland honorees include: Clint Alexander, Matt Burton, Will Curry, Briggs Dixson, Chris Fanning, Max Kautz, Jeremy Malmendier, Corey Merrill, Robert Post, Blake Simmons, Matt Vance and Lee Verweel.

Lyon College had 10 players named Scholar Athlete while Union had eight and Freed-Hardeman seven.

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