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Showing 18 articles from July 29, 2009.


Curtis Alexander Fuller, 97

LEBANON – A memorial service will be held at a later date for Mr. Fuller, 97, of Lebanon. A US Army veteran of World War II and a retired truck driver, he died July 25,

Survivors include daughter: June (Jasper) Simmons of Lebanon; brother Gray Fuller of Hendersonville; grandchildren Michael Simmons and Wayne Simmons — both of Lebanon; and great-grandchildren Makayla Simmons and Austin Simmons.

He is preceded in death by wife Pauline Dixon Fuller and parents Joe Taylor and Bertie Munday Fuller.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.

Geraldine Eskew, 94

LEBANON — Funeral services were held Saturday morning, July 25 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Miss Eskew, 94, of Lebanon.

A former librarian and teacher in for over 40 years in Davidson and Wilson Counties, she died July 23, 2009 at Cedars Health Care.

Born September 20, 1914, in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late John William Eskew Sr. and Fruzie Northern Eskew.  Miss Eskew was a graduate of Cumberland University and a member of the College Hills Church of Christ. 

Services were conducted by Dr. Larry Locke with burial at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include: sister Helen Major of Lebanon and brother Bob Eskew of Donelson.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Frances Eskew, Edna Eskew and Tish Howard; and brothers John William Eskew Jr. and Thomas Eskew.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

James Michael Bowers, 46

NASHVILLE – Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 29 at the Woodbine Funeral Home, 5852 Nolensville Road, for Mr. Bowers, 46, of Mt. Juliet.

An employee of Nashville Electric Service, he died July 25, 2009 while on his way to a Fly-In at Oshkosh, WI. He was an accomplished pilot, scuba and sky diver, Harley Davidson rider, cyclist, and an all-around avid outdoorsman.

Services will be conducted by Pastor Sandy Shawhan. Interment will follow in the Nolensville Cemetery.

Survivors include: his wife Viviane Bowers and daughter Carol. Also surviving are siblings Dru and Thomas Bowers and sister Deborah Brittain-Walter; niece Kiera Walter; nephews Jace Walter, Ian Brittain, Blake and Austin Bowers, and Reid and Alex Bowers.

Mr. Bowers is preceded in death by his father and mother James Thomas and Dorothy Stephens Bowers, and his nephew Leif Alexander Brittain.

Brothers and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be directed to his nephew’s charity - Leifland (

Arrangements by the Woodbine Funeral Home.

Martha Louise Pewitt, 68

OLD HICKORY – Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, July 30 at the Hermitage Funeral Home, 535 Shute Lane, for Mrs. Pewitt, 68, of Mt. Juliet. She died July 26, 2009.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 29 between the hours of 4-8 p.m. and Thursday, 12-2 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be conducted by Pastor Sten Criscoe. Interment will be at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years Wayne Pewitt; sons Tommy (Leslie) Pewitt and Michael (Donna) Pewitt. Also surviving are grandchildren Trey Pewitt, Matthew Pewitt, Katelyn Pewitt and Amanda Pewitt; siblings Mary Lou Raines and Thomas Goad; mother-in-law Grace Halmontaller; sister-in-law Shirley (James) Scott; brother-in-law Cris Ashworth; as well as several nieces and nephews; along with special friends J.T. and Martha Baker.

Mrs. Pewitt is preceded in death by infant daughter Rosie Christine Pewitt; parents Willie and Rosie Goad; brother Donnie Goad; father-in-law Thomas "Jeff" Pewitt; stepmother-in-law Erma Pewitt and sister-in-law Sarah "Sally" Ashworth.

Active pallbearers: family and friends. Honorary pallbearers: friends at American Airlines Ground Service. Memorial donations may be made to Alive Hospice at St. Thomas in Nashville.

Arrangements by the Hermitage Funeral Home.

Mr. and Mrs. Patterson

Mary Ellen Patterson, 72 & Herod Junior Patterson, 73

LEBANON -- Double funeral services have been scheduled for Saturday, August 1 at the Lebanon Church of God for Mr. and Mrs. Patterson, of Lebanon.

Mr. Patterson, 73, died Monday, July 20, 2009 at Quality Care Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mrs. Patterson, 72, passed away suddenly July 24, 2009 at Lebanon’s University Medical Center. Mrs. Patterson was the daughter of the late Alonza and Lucille Martin.

Double visitation is set Friday, July 31 between the hours of 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Disyal Funeral Home, 400 E. Market Street and Saturday from 12 Noon until the service at the Lebanon Church of God.

Minister Eric Satterfield will be the officiator, Elder Gary Owens will be the eulogist.

Brother Mickey Hall will be the pianist with remarks from Elder A.J. Valentine, minister of the Lebanon Church of God.

Double interments will follow at the Mt. Lebanon Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: daughters Toureffa Jackson, Bertha (John) Seay and Patricia D. Patterson, Christine Harrison and Mary D. Seay; sons Ricky and Ronnie Patterson, 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

The Disyal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ronnie Carson, 62

LEBANON – Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, July 28 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Carson, 62, of Lebanon. A mechanic and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, he died Saturday July 25, 2009 at the Centennial Medical Center.

Services were conducted by Brother Floyd Farris with interment at the Bethlehem Cemetery.

Survivors include: children Randy Carson of Portland, Lisa Carson Snider and Tina (Drew) Angle — both of Lebanon. Also surviving is sister Teresa (Steve) Hammonds of Georgia; grandchildren Tyler McDaniel, Danielle Angle, Madison Angle, Devin Carson and Abbie Carson; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by parents Homer Gray and Mary Edna Petty Carson and grandson Jacob Carson. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.


Telling Tales

Dark Days
As I sat in the Dekalb County Community Hospital Emergency Room last weekend, I knew one thing - I was in big trouble! Even the lady behind the admissions desk knew it. She avoided eye contact with me, so I just sat in my chair staring at the EXIT sign above the emergency room door. As I waited, I had this horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach.

Ask Ken Beck

Kevin James talks to the animals in Zookeeper
Dear Ken: My family and I loved the sitcom “The King of Queens” with Kevin James. How many episodes were there and what is the comedian doing now?

General Lifestyle

Hot Peppers

Home Canner’s Column

Special to The Wilson Post

Peppers--some like ‘em hot!!! And we don’t need a scientific study on the changing tastes of Americans to tell us that more people are eating hot peppers.

In the past few years questions on preserving hot peppers have increased. Every year, somewhere in the U.S., we hear of a botulism (an illness caused by Clostridium botulinum bacteria) outbreak caused by home canned hot peppers. Obviously, our information on preserving them safely hasn’t reached everyone, yet.

The Summer of McCartney

Locals reminisce about ex-Beatle, his family and band winging it on Junior’s Farm
Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part series.

Special to The Wilson Post

It was the summer of 1974, and in Lebanon, Tenn., 28 miles east of Nashville, all the blab on the street was about Paul McCartney of Beatles fame, his wife Linda and their band Wings.

Of all the places in America, from Manhattan to Malibu, Paul picked a farmhouse pad between Lebanon and Gladeville to chill out with his mate, kiddos and band mates as they prepared for an upcoming tour and worked on some new tunes.



Garnering Use of Jr., Sr., and III with Lawyer Jokes



Here’s something I don’t think you’ve handled [Re: “Garner’s Usage Tip of the Day” discussing rules for using Jr., Sr., III with male names].  How about It?
-Someone Near & Dear

Medical care too complicated for Obama


Paying for your health care has become way too convoluted. In my boyhood days, if there was a problem you went to your family doctor and he took care of you for money in hand or a dozen eggs if you happened to be short on cash. If you had an emergency surgery and needed extra money for the hospital bill or to tide you over until you would be able to work again, your friendly banker would loan you the cash to keep everybody happy.


Letters to the Editor

Memories of Dr. G. Frank Burns

To the Editor:

The voice of Dr. G. Frank Burns will be heard around Wilson County for many years to come through all his work with our local newspapers, as a teacher and archivist at Cumberland University and as a friend to everyone who met him. Dr. Burns’ work in co-authoring the “The History of Wilson County” and then doing a second volume years later was a great contribution to our county’s history.


General News

Councils confusion turns into eight saved jobs

The Wilson Post

Lebanon City Council voted to save eight of the 27 positions that were in line to be abolished Monday night during a lengthy discussion at a reconvening of last week’s meeting.

Russell Lee, commissioner of revenue, began the meeting by explaining to the council that he had taken all of the requests by the department heads that were expressed at the previous meeting and added them into his budget proposal for consideration, which he emailed to the council members on Friday.

Kiwanis Day of Prayer for Schools set Aug. 2

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Lebanon announce that plans are under way for the 11th annual observance of “A Day of Prayer for Our Schools” throughout Wilson County on Sunday, Aug. 2.

The purpose of this community service project is to help foster an environment in which children can begin school safely.

MJ nods guns in parks

State Attorney General: No weapons allowed in parks with school events

The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET -- Mt. Juliet commissioners voted Monday night to not opt out of a new state law that allows people with handgun carry permits to carry their guns into public parks.

PAC formed to push for new Lebanon High

The Wilson Post

A political action committee has been formed to provide information about the upcoming referendum for an additional $25 wheel tax to build a new Lebanon High School by a group of citizens who said they are concerned about education in Wilson County.

The PAC, called One County One Future, has established a website to answer questions voters may have about the new school and the tax.


General Sports

Walters new assistant AD at CU


Longtime Cumberland University employee Mitch Walters will move into a new position, effective immediately, becoming an Assistant Athletic Director focused on the retention and graduation rates of student-athletes.

Walters will become a full-time athletic department employee with his new position. In the past he has been a full-time professor in the Physical Education

department as well as filling roles in the athletic department, which have included scheduling events; serving as facilities scheduler and coordinator; athletic academic compliance, eligibility and advisor; coordinator of athletic study sessions; athletic grade checks; and attending professional conferences and meetings.

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