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Billy Collier Denny Sr., 76

LEBANON — Mr. Denny passed away on June 27, 2009 at age 76.  He owned East High Market in Lebanon for many years.  Visitation was held at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon on Monday, June 29 and Tuesday, June 30.
The chapel service was conducted by Brother Danny Sellars, at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 30.  Interment in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers:  Jeff Bennett, Randy Leach, Jake Foy, Paul Robert Leonard, Robert Denny Jr., and Albert Bradley Denny.  The family offers special thanks to Charles and Reva Wilson.

Survivors include wife of 53 years, Betty Denny; son: Billy Collier Denny Jr.; and grandchildren: Brad and Amber.  He is preceded in death by parents Robert James and Lelia Collier Denny and brother Robert H. Denny Sr. 

Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W Baddour Pkwy, in Lebanon was in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn Gene Kemp, 78

LEBANON — Ms. Kemp passed away on June 29, 2009 at age 78.  The family received vistors at at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon on Tuesday, June 30. 

Services, conducted by Reverend Gordon Lee, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 1 at the Church of God Worship and Ministry Center in Lebanon.  Visitation at the church is from 11 a.m. until service.  Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery.  Pallbearers:  Wesley Kemp, Terry Kemp Jr., Mack Stewart Jr., Troy Bond, Jeffrey Bond, and Dustin Allen.

Survivors include son: Jeff (Fawn) Bond; grandchildren: Troy Bond and Jeffrey (Catrina) Bond; sisters: Mary Stewart and Kathy (Bill) Brewster; brother: Terry (Judy) Kemp; 2 great-grandchildren:  Maravich Bond and Jacob Bond; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by parents Clifton and Bertha Starnes Kemp, sisters Peggy Foster and Sue Bonner, and brothers C.H. Kemp, Kenneth Kemp, and Harlan Kemp.

Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W Baddour Pkwy, in Lebanon was in charge of arrangements.

Christine Hancock Howard

MURFREESBORO — Mrs. Howard of Murfreesboro passed away on June 30, 2009 at NHC of Murfreesboro. She was a native of Cannon County, but lived most of her life in Rutherford County. She was a member of the Garden Lovers Club and Murfreesboro Woman’s Club. She was a member of Third Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, where she served many years as Sunday School Secretary. She was a former employee of MTSU and the Rutherford County Election Commission.

Mrs. Howard is preceded in death by her husband, R.L. Howard; her parents, C.H. and Lena Moore Hancock; one brother, Clarence Hancock; and three sisters, Willie Mae Griffin, Laura Griffin and Viola Rogers. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Lounita Howard of Lascassas; special nephew and niece, Danny Hancock of Smithville and Johnnie Mai Hancock Watson of Donelson, and other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Chapel services will at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 2, at Jennings and Ayers Chapel. Burial will follow at Prosperity Cemetery with Steve Hutson officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, at Jennings and Ayers. 820 S. Church Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130.

Jennings and Ayers Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Tony Lynn Buntin, 51

MT. JULIET — Mr. Buntin, age 51, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday, June 28, 2009.

Mr. Buntin was a self-employed painter for most of his lifetime. He enjoyed playing pool and riding motorcycles.

He is survived by his wife Nancy Buntin, parents C.V. Buntin and Margie Brown, daughters Kim Brown, Cindy (Jason) Krantz and Sally (Eric) Spear, brother Harold Buntin, sisters Ann Hodgkin, Joyce Hobdy, Wanda Braswell-Eden and Tammie Clark and 10 grandchildren.

Mr. Buntin was preceded in death by his grandmother, Essie Buntin and his brother, Gerald Buntin

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, at Bond Memorial Chapel with Harold Buntin and Phillip Brown officiating.

Graveside services with military honors will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Cross Plain Cemetery, Cross Plains. Active pallbearers will be James Buntin, David Buntin, Johnny Hobdy, Eric Walls, Tony Walls, and Michael Walls.

Visitation was held at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet.


Telling Tales

A few months ago I realized that my obsession had gotten out of hand. My morning ritual of making coffee and reading the paper had sadly turned into my getting up and checking my phone for emails   - - before even making it to the coffeemaker. Blasphemous – I know!

Ask Ken Beck

Oscar-winner Cagney was a fine Dandy
Dear Ken: I loved Jimmy Cagney in the musical “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” Please tell us a little bit about the actor-dancer.

General Lifestyle

How to avoid being put on What NOT to Wear

We all know the show…did you ever wonder if they might be watching 

Maybe your friends are conspiring behind your back. Stacy and Clinton could be a few feet away with their camera crew. Don’t wait until they have to set you straight! A few tips could save the embarrassment of the whole world watching your shame to fame.

Poindexter Bait Shop hooks customers for life

Family business deals in minnows, worms, crickets, fish tales and friendships

Special to The Wilson Post

 GALLATIN -- Buddy and Janie Poindexter have got worms but in the best of ways.

They operate Poindexter’s Bait Shop in Gallatin and sell night crawlers by the thousands to fishermen and other bait stores. They also peddle minnows and crickets by the zillions. Live bait has been the foundation of this business that Buddy’s grandfather, Jim, initiated 44 years ago. They’ve served three generations of fishing families during the decades.

“It started right there on the wood floor in 1965,” said Buddy, 49, as he points to a front section of the shop where the surface turns from concrete to wood. “We all grew up here (Buddy and his brothers Allen and Charlie). I started working for my granddad in 1971. When my dad got it, I worked for him.

Sherlocks Books slates upcoming book-signing events for July

Sherlock’s Books announces upcoming book-signing events for July.

Frank McNair Thursday, July 9 from 1-4 Frank McNair will be signing his book, The Golden Rule for Managers, on Thursday, July, from 1 until 4 p.m.

John Britt will sign his book, Who Killed Change? on Saturday, July 11, from 1 until 4 p.m.



Red, White, and Blue, Independence Day nears



With the Fourth of July coming up I thought you might want to tell some history about patriotic songs and poems. I’d appreciate this.
  -Local Patriot



Guest Column

City budget, county school intertwined


A lot of folks are stopping me and asking questions, some thinking I have a political ambition, thus this letter. I am just a simple person who for some unknown reason loves his community and wants only the best for it.


General News

Church halts mission trip to Honduras

The Wilson Post

College Hills Church of Christ in Lebanon had been planning a mission trip to Honduras for several months.

The team of 45 teenagers and adults had raised money, completed service hours as well as prayed about the work they were going to do.

Churches labeled next soft target

The Wilson Post

If your church hasn’t yet developed or considered organizing a security team, now may be the time to do so, according to Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe.

Ashe told a Lebanon civic group recently that “places of worship” are likely the “next soft targets” for strikes of violence.

Two sides face-off on city budget
The Wilson Post
As the holiday weekend nears, the City of Lebanon finds itself still without an approved budget for the new fiscal year.
Although the process is now more than a month late, there has been progress made but by no means is the budget issue resolved, with $519,000 still needed to balance the budget as of June 24.

General Sports

Collins added to Bulldog staff

Cumberland men’s basketball coach Lonnie Thompson announced the hiring of former Belmont guard Brian Collins as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs, effective immediately.

Collins replaces Jay Joyner, who was recently announced as the men’s coach at Columbia State Community College.


Swim League to begin at JFC

The Jimmy Floyd Family Center  is accepting applications for the 2009 Fall Swim League beginning now through July 31.

Swim League season begins August 8 and runs through October 2.

The swim league is open to all swimmers 7 to 12 years of age.

Practice scheduel will be two, 1 hour practices per week

The following is the schedule for the planned meets:

Meet #1 Friday, Aug. 21 6-9 PMMeet #2 Friday, Sep. 04 6-9 PMMeet #3 Friday, Sep. 18 6-9 PMMeet #4 Friday, Oct. 02 6-9 PM

For more information call JFFC @ 453-4545, applications at the front desk.

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