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Barbara Ann Marquet, 68

HERMITAGE – Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Hermitage United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 4250 Andrew Jackson Parkway, for Mrs. Marquet, 68, of Old Hickory.

A member of the PEO, the Music City Quilters Guild and the World Clown Association, she died Tuesday, June 16, 2009.  Visitation will be 12:30 - 1 p.m. Saturday at Hermitage United Methodist Church. Services will be conducted by Rev. Allen Black.

Survivors include: her husband of 48 years John D. Marquet of Old Hickory; mother Madeline Daily of Aberdeen, WA; and son Michael (Kathy) Marquet of Arlington, TX.

Also surviving are siblings Terry Daily of Sikeston, MO and Frances Marzioli of Cosmopolis, WA; grandchildren Emma and Noah Marquet . She was preceded in death by her father, Charles E. Daily.  Memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, 37203. 

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

Bobby Glenn Nation, 34

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 16 at the Sellars Funeral Home for Mr. Nation, 34, of Lebanon. He died June 11, 2009.

Services wer conducted by Bro. Bill Fowler. Burial at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include children Sara Nation, Ali Nation, Tyler Nation; step-son Brendan Mace; father Glenn Nation, mother Judy Woodard; step-father Mark Woodard; siblings Sandra Hendrix, Rhonda Nation, David Johnson and Regina Johnson as well as grandparents: Millard and Jewell Nation.

Sellars Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Conrad W. Scott, 78

LEBANON -- Funeral services were conducted Tuesday evening, June 16 at Bond Memorial Chapel, for Mr. Scott, 78, of Mt. Juliet. A faithful member of West Hills Baptist Church in Lebanon, Mr. Scott died Saturday, June 13, 2009.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in the 31st Fighter Escort Wing. His career spanned 59 years in aviation maintenance as a mechanic, teacher, inspector, examiner and, most recently, as a Designated Airworthiness Representative for the FAA.

He was the son of the late,John W. and Eva Amburgey Scott, he was the recipient of the prestigious Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award and was a 33rd Degree Mason.

Funeral services were conducted by Dr. Jonas Taylor and Rev. Aubrey Hayes. Graveside services with military honors will be conducted 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, June 17 at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens in Blountville.

Survivors include: his wife of 57 years Patsy Depew Scott and daughters Diane Scott (Benny) Edmondson, Pamela Scott (Jim) Tyson and Karen Scott Ferraro.

Also surviving are grandchildren Heather Ziegler, Nicole Edmondson, Ashley Edmondson, Robert Battle and Joseph Battle; step-grandchildren Bethany Tyson Sharp and Matthew Tyson; great grandchild Hayden Cook.

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of West Hills Baptist Church 1240 Leeville Pike, Lebanon.  Bond Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Deborah Lynn Johnson, 54

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Johnson, 54, of Mt. Juliet.

A native of Kansas City, KS, and the daughter of the late Paul Thomas and Hazel Wood Wilson, she died Thursday, June 11, 2009.

Visitation is 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Chuck Groover.  Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: husband David Johnson and children Michael (Jamie) Johnson of Mt. Juliet and Nicole (Scott) Little of Gallatin. Also surviving is sister Brenda Scott of San Diego, CA and grandchildren Cameron Johnson and Michael Johnson.

The family requests that memorials be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, 37203. Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Harold Elton Stewart, 91

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Stewart, 91, of Mt. Juliet. Known as "Jack" to his family and friends, the former real estate developer and auctioneer died Monday, June 15, 2009.

A 33-year resident of Wilson County, Mr. Stewart was a member of Tulip Grove Baptist Church, Al Menah Shrine, Mt. Juliet Masonic Lodge #642, Harvey Freeman Chapter #181, O.E.S. and was a former member of the Mt. Juliet Lions Club.  Mr. Stewart developed Clearview Estates in Mt. Juliet.

Visitation will be 9-10:45 a.m. Thursday followed by a Masonic service just prior to the funeral.

Services will be conducted Dr. Carmen Lyle-Henley. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include: his wife of 65 years Virginia Ingleheart Stewart; children Larry Douglas (Harriet) Stewart and Shirley Stewart (Alan) Scully.

Also surviving is brother Carl Elton Stewart, Jr.; grandchildren: Vanessa Ann Bridge, Keri Ann (Jason) Goodfriend, Erin Valerie (Andrew) Holm, Marie Celeste Stewart, Amanda Lenore Stewart, Laura Elizabeth Stewart, Emily Virginia Stewart and Claire Noel Stewart; great grandchildren Zachary Evan Bridge, Zane Alexander Bridge, Savannah Therese Evans, Alexander Caleb Blair, Cailyn Dorothy Goodfriend, Charlotte Grace Goodfriend and Tristan Matthew Holm.

He was the son of the late, Carl Elton Stewart, Sr. and Katie Pearl Vickery Stewart. He was also preceded in death by his brother, William Arthur Stewart. Granddaughters will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, 37203 or The Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, c/o Al Menah Temple, Nashville, 37207.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.

Ricky F. Climer, 54

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, June 15 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Climer, 54, of Lebanon.

A native of Wilson County and a 1973 graduate of Lebanon High, Mr. Climer died June 12, 2009 at the Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was a Route Supervisor for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company where he had worked for over 35 years. He was the son of the late Ewing Foster Climer and Lucile Wynne Climer Baird Page.

Mr. Climer was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church and attended the First Church of the Nazarene and the First United Methodist Church.

Services were conducted by Rev. Gary Wilson and Chaplain Tom Toner. Interment was at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include: his wife of over 32 years Cindy Dickens Climer; daughters Jennifer (Doug) Fennell of Alexandria and Jessica (Rob) Johns of Lebanon.

Also surviving is granddaughter Lana Marie Fennell of Alexandria; sisters Doris (Ronnie) Myers of Lebanon; Janie (LeRoy) Canfield of Watertown; and Cheryl (Doug Baxter) Walker of Lebanon; in-laws Johnny and Louise Dickens of Lebanon.

Honorary pallbearers included employees of the Coca Cola Bottling Company. Active: Rob Johns, Brad Whited, Ronnie Dickens, Brian Dickens, Alex Dickens and Mitch Dickens.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Robert Theodore Hodge, 45

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, June 17 at the Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon for Mr. Hodge, 45, of Lebanon. The son of the late Raymond and Thelma Ruth Hodge, he died June 14, 2009.

Services were conducted by Robert McFarland. Interment followed in the Caraway Cemetery.

Survivors include wife Paula Hodge; children Aleshia Hodge, Stephanie (Randy Mathes) Hodge, Kathyn Hodge and Zachary Hodge; brother Randy Lee Hodge; grandchildren Allison Ruth Hodge, Emily Danielle Hodge, Landon Lee Mathes and Christian Layne Mathes.

Pallbearers: Robert Hall, Jessie Bennett, Terry Lynn, Joshua Bennett, Robert Entrekin, Matthew Lynn, Jamie Walker, Norman Temple, Randy Mathes, Darren Chaffin and Ronnie Walker.

Sellars Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Will T. Woodard, 78

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Sunday, June 14 at the Sellars Funeral Home for Mr. Woodard, 78, of Lebanon. Mr. Woodard died Thursday, June 11, 2009.

Services were conducted by Bro. Gordon Lee. Burial at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors: son Keith (Dianne) Woodard; grandsons Ryan (Jennifer) Dickens and Chad Dickens; great-grandchildren Kaylie, Luke and Matthew; sister-in-laws Lucille Woodard and Marie Brewington; brother-in-law Johnny Gulley.

He is preceded in death by wife Martha Frances Nixon Woodard; brothers Leslie Woodard and Alton Woodard and sister Lillie Hoar.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Wtown soldier dies from injuries


A soldier whose parents reside in Watertown died June 15 from injuries he received earlier this month in Paktya, Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle, followed by small arms fire.

U.S. Army Specialist Jonathan Charles O’Neill, 22, died at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He was injured on June 2 in Operation Enduring Freedom.



Telling Tales


It’s getting to be that time of year again. The time when I catch up on my drinking and praying. You got it, the Kane family will be flying soon.


Ask Ken Beck

Carol Burnett loved her movie-loving grandma
Dear Ken: Can you share some biographical information on Carol Burnett?

General Lifestyle

Encore Theatre sets Comedy Night

Wilson County’s premiere community theatre group, Encore Theatre, announces its first of many “Amateur Comedy Talent Extravaganzas!”

Set for Friday, June 19, at 9 p.m., Encore invites budding comedians, comic singers and comic actors to make the audience “roll in the aisles” for 3-5 minutes with “adult comedy within the bounds of good taste” meant for an audience of 18 and up.
Material may consist of original stand-up comic routines, original humorous songs, memorized comic monologues or even funny music taken from published (or boot-legged) sources. This is a “no-holds-barred” comedy blitz hopefully crafted to leave the audience in stitches.

Second Annual Fresh Air Festival set Saturday

Upper Cumberland Arts Alliance invites you to The Second Annual Fresh Air Festival set for Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in historic Granville located in Jackson County. 

This festival brings together “plein air” painters (artists who paint from life in the outdoors or “open air”) and fine crafts. You can watch artists painting in their own painting style, and crafters showing their own techniques of accomplishment. 

See Rock City book and author

Special to The Wilson Post

Tim Hollis first saw Rock City on the east face of Lookout Mountain at the tender age of 4.

Just a stone’s throw from Chattanooga, the fabulous geological wonder with its Swing-A-Long Bridge, Fat Man‘s Squeeze, Lover’s Leap and Fairyland Caverns enamored him as it did again in 1991 when he began work on a book about the tourist attraction, made famous over much of the 20th century via its advertising painted in white letters on a black background on hundreds of barn roofs. (Who can forget “See 7 States from Rock City”?)




Hows Your Diurnal Patois? And Hows Your Old Man?



Why don’t people correct those terrible usages like “ain’t” or “he don’t” or “them apples” instead of “those apples”? I could list many more.
-Retired Teachers Talking

Support makes tourneys more than golf games


We all know the economy is tough and charities are feeling the pinch across the nation.

With June being the big “golf tournament” month in Wilson County, you can soon find out what kind of hearts people have in our community by seeing the participation level in these tournaments.


Letters to the Editor

Mayor has support if taxes stay the same
To the Editor:
I am commenting on the full page ad paid for by the friends of Mayor Philip Craighead.
I am glad to see that the Mayor has support. He has mine if he does not raise taxes. I personally pay way too much for services that don’t improve my quality of life. If I had the funds in my budget to pay for a full page ad, money would not be an issue. It is, and we must budget with what is left after the government takes what they please. 



General News

$3.4M offered for old MJE site

Special to The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET -- The highest offer so far was put on the table last week for what is arguably the most sought-after piece of real estate in Mt. Juliet, a county official said Monday, with a price tag of $3.4 million for 12 acres.

Wilson County Mayor Robert Dedman said Monday that he received an offer on what is commonly known as the old Mt. Juliet Elementary School property, located at the corner of Mt. Juliet Road and Division Street, on Thursday, June 11. Dedman said he received the offer from a “local seller,” though wouldn’t divulge the name, for a total of $3.4 million for the entire 12 acres, although the offer “hasn’t been proved.”

Council reprimands city engineer for email

The Wilson Post

Lebanon City Council reprimanded City/Utilities Engineer Chuck Boyett Tuesday night for saying in that email that the city government is “clearly targeting individuals” with the job cuts some council members say are needed to balance the budget.

Council took the action in response to a copy of an email handed out by Ward 3 Councilor William Farmer during the regular meeting.

Boyett apologized and said he took back the statement, and that he is sorry if anyone on council took it personally or was offended. He also said he thought the e-mail, which he sent to Pat Hickey, a Clarksville city employee, was a private message.

Morrow pleads no contest

Special to The Wilson Post

GALLATIN -- A woman accused of conspiring to have her mother murdered pled no contest in Sumner County Circuit Court Tuesday.

While the intended murder victim was a Wilson County resident at the time of the crime, the case has been handled in Sumner County because recorded conversations providing proof of the murder-for-hire plot took place in Sumner County, where the defendant, Lauren Morrow, resided at the time.

Under a no contest plea, the defendant neither admits nor denies the facts, but the plea has the same effect as a plea of guilty.

Storm blows through Lebanon

Trees fall in high winds

Update received from Texas: Dr. G. Frank Burn doing well

The Wilson Post

Dr. G. Frank Burns, long-time contributing writer for this newspaper and noted Wilson County historian, has spent the past several months in Glenbrook Retirement Center, an assisted living facility in Garland, Texas.
Dr. Burns, a former college professor at Cumberland University and Tennessee Tech, holds an undergraduate and a law degree from Cumberland.
His dear friend, George Harding, brought a letter by The Wilson Post’s office on Tuesday from the pastor of First United Methodist Church in Garland, Gene Wisdom.


General Sports

Free clinic offered for local coaches


Coaches from Wilson County’s many recreation leagues as well as their junior high and high school counterparts are invited to attend an Adolescent Athlete Healthcare Education Clinic hosted next month by University Medical Center.

Set for Cumberland University’s Labry Hall, Saturday, July 11 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the seminar will focus on injury education / preventative measures for boys and girls ages 10-17.

The topics to be covered include:

"Shoulder Injuries in Adolescent Athletes" and "Elbow Injuries in Adolescent Athletes" by Damon Petty, M.D. - Petty Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, "Knee Injuries in Adolescent Athletes" by Jonathan Cornelius, M.D. - Tennessee Orthopedics, and "Growth Plate Injuries in Athletes" by David Luck, M.D.

"We’re seeing a marked increase in shoulder and elbow injuries," said Nathan Johnson, Certified Athletic Trainer with UMC.

"So many of these could be prevented if we can get the word out about proper conditioning and stretching among these young boys and girls."

Doctors Petty, Cornelius and Luck have graciously donated their time in order to make the July program possible.

UMC’s event is presented free of charge to coaches of all levels. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded. WILSON COUNTY SCHOOLS HAVE OKAYED THIS EVENT FOR IN-SERVICE CREDIT. Advanced registration is encouraged.

For more information, please contact Nathan Johnson, Certified Athletic Trainer, UMC Sports Medicine Department, at 615-598-3877.

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