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Obituaries

Catherine Yahola, 81

LEBANON – Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, August 8 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Yahola, 81, of Lebanon. A homemaker and a member of the Church of God, Mrs. Yahola died Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at University Medical Center.

The family will receive friends Friday, August between the hours of 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. until the funeral. Services will be conducted by Brother Gordon Lee. Burial will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include: children Daniel A. "Tony" (Rebecca) Yahola, Vivian Mann; Cindy Yahola and Kristy (Mike) Adams. Also surviving are brothers Ed (Jean) Brewington, Bud (Betty Sue) Brewington and Jimmy Lowe Brewington; grandchildren Kachina and Kearston Yahola, Leigha Mouse, Aspen Gallegos, Chebon Shayen, Jeff Ashley, Cherie Reynolds, Amy Powell and John Watkins; six great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Yahola is preceded in death by parents Hubert and Christine Brewington; husband Don Yahola and daughter Sue Watkins.  Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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Daniel "Rip" Allen, 81

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, August 8 at the J.C. Hellum Funeral Home for Mr. Allen, 81, of Lebanon. Born June 21, 1928, Mr. Allen died August 2, 2009 at Pavilion CPC.

Family visitation will be held Saturday from 12 Noon - 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Andray Clemons, eulogist. Burial will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include children Dorothy (Verlon) Bates, Jimmy Lee Allen and James Ray (Geraldine) Allen. Also surviving are siblings Georgia Mai Donnell and Robert Lee Starks as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

J.C. Hellum Funeral Home, 107 Stokes St., is handling the services.

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J.C. Ellis, 82

WATERTOWN – Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, August 6 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Ellis, 82, of Watertown.

Born Dec. 15, 1925 in DeKalb County to the late Robert and Annie Myrtle Yates Ellis, he died Aug. 4, 2009 at Lebanon Health and Rehab.

Retired from Precision Rubber Company and a former US Army Paratrooper, Mr. Ellis was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Comer Lodge No. 417 Free & Accepted Masons.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. David Hesson with burial at Wilson County Memorial Park.

Survivors include: wife Flora Shorter Ellis of Watertown; sister Louise (L.C.) Vandergriff of Watertown; sister-in-law Effie Lee Ellis of Smithville; nieces Pam Cain of Bradyville and Alana Atherton of Lebanon along with several cousins and special friends Jerry and Linda Stephens of Watertown.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Ellis is preceded in death by brother Glen Ellis.

Active pallbearers include: Gene Vandergriff, Ron Cain, Jerry Stephens, Jimbo Robertson, Donald Oakley and J.W. Shorter.

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

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John W. Benson Jr., 70

MT. JULIET – Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday August 7 at the Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Benson, 70, of Mt. Juliet. A member of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet and a veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Benson died Wednesday, August 5, 2009.

Services will be conducted by Brother Billy Friel. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: children Jimmy (Diane) Case of Dickson, Billy (Sharon) Benson of Old Hickory, Johnny (Chris) Benson of Knoxville, Joey (Kim) Benson and Frances (Randy) Drennen – all of Mt. Juliet. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Marie Benson; parents Frances and John Benson; two brothers and three sisters.

Active pallbearers will include James Case, Billy Benson, Johnny Benson, Joey Benson, Kyle Benson and Mark Drennen.

Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, is in charge of arrangements.

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Ona Bingham Myres, 87

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, August 8 at the Cornerstone Baptist Church for Mrs. Myres, 87, formerly of Lebanon.

Retired from Clover Bottom Development Center where she worked as a nurses’ aid, Mrs. Myres died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009 at her Millersville residence

A native of Wilson County, she was born April 29, 1922 to the later Will and Corrie Virginia Watson Bingham. Mrs. Myres was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends Friday between the hours of 4-8 p.m. at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service at the church. Services will be conducted by Brother Bob Curtis. Interment at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: son Donald (Fay) Sager of Millersville and grandson Tom Sager of Dallas, TX.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Myres is preceded in death by husband Jim Myres; grandson Brad Sager; siblings Mildred Cripps, Sophia Mosley, Grace Brown, Corrie Corley and Houston Bingham.

Pallbearers: Raymond Lane Jr., Greg Hibdon, Larry Carter, Roy Martin, Tom Sager and Anthoy Hopkins. Honorary: J.S. Brown, Johnny Cripps, Jim and Jerry Brownlee.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Ralph Harlan, 64

LEBANON – Mr. Harlan, 64, of Lebanon passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at his residence. He was a Smith County High School graduate and was retired from TRW with 41 years of service.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Aug. 8 between the hours of 2 – 8 p.m. at the Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Survivors include: his wife Cynthia Harlan; children Raymond (Lorrie) Harlan and Gina (Scott) Elmore; step-sons Tony Jewell of Westmoreland & Kelly Wayne Jewell of Illinois. Also surviving is sister Mary Ann Bennett; grandchildren Leslie Elmore, Aaron Elmore and John Thomas Harlan; great granddaughter Kendall Dies; special niece and nephew Sherry (Eddie) Fitzpatrick and Kenneth Bennett.

He is preceded in death by parents Lucy and John Harlan Jr.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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Robert T. Wieme, 51

MT. JULIET – Funeral services were conducted Thursday evening, August 6 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Wieme, 51, of Mt. Juliet. He died Monday, August 3, 2009.

Services were conducted by Steve Burk and Chris Marzzak. 

Survivors include: wife Cindy Wieme and sons Alan Wieme and Corbin Wieme – all of Mt. Juliet.

Also surviving: mother June Hofmann of San Marcos, CA: father Al Wieme of Marietta, CA; and brothers Alan Wieme of Dallas, TX and Dan Wieme of San Marcos, CA.

Memorial donations may be made to Rutland Elementary School, 1995 South Rutland Road, Mt. Juliet, 37122.

Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, was in charge of arrangements.

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Walta Dean Neal, 79

LEBANON — Funeral services for Miss Walta Dean Neal, 79, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, August 7 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Born July 18, 1930, in Wilson County to the late Walter Forrest "Dick" and Nettie Haralson Neal, she died Tuesday, August 4, 2009, at Cedars Health Care in Lebanon.

Miss Neal was a member of the Highland Heights Church of Christ. She retired from First Tennessee Bank — formerly Lebanon Bank.

The family will receive friends after 9 a.m. Friday at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home. Services will be conducted by Brother Barry Keene. Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

She is survived by siblings Mildred Thompson Patton and Raymond Allen Lane — both of Lebanon; nephews Raymond Allen Lane of Deerlodge Terry Thompson, James E. Neal Jr. and Sidney Forrest Neal — all of Lebanon.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Hollena Lane and a nephew, William Dean Thompson.

Active pallbearers: Terry, Jonathan, Andrew and Chris Thompson, Jimmy and Sidney Neal, Raymond Allen and Michael Lane.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Willowdeen Farmer Gibson Burrows, 94

NASHVILLE — Funeral services have been set for 10 a.m. Saturday, August 8 at the Spring Hill Funeral Home, 5110 Gallatin Road, for Mrs. Burrows, 94, of Mt. Juliet. She passed away Monday, August 3, 2009.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 7, 2009 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Services will be conducted by Chaplain Paul Gunn. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include: daughters Barbara Ruth (Charles) Stephens of Plantation, FL and Betty Jean Taylor of Mt. Juliet; grandchildren Michael Hollis (Donna) Morgan, James H. (Elisa) Martin, Ray W. (Susan) Martin, Lisa Sarah Arnold, Lee Ease (Heather) Martin, Michelle S. (Rodney) Brown, Bonnie Gale Taylor, Benny Ray (Connie) Taylor, Marty Hue (Angela) Taylor, Adam Maxwell Taylor, Laney Taylor (Len) Efferson, Tracy Taylor, Robert Samuel (Laura) Barnes, George Barnes, Casey Taylor, William Daniel (Kristy) Barnes; 28 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers: Len Efferson, Christopher Goode, Clint Arnold, Lee Ease Martin, Lee Ease Martin, Jr. and Michael James Martin.  Active pallbearers: Ray W. Martin, William Daniel Barnes, "Bucky" Taylor, Jacob Barnes, Col. Michael H. Morgan and Rodney Brown.

Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery is in charge of arrangements.

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General News

H1N1 report closes MCA

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

McClain Christian Academy is closed today (Friday) after a second grade student exhibited symptoms associated with the H1N1 virus, or swine flu.

Donna Shaffer, director of MCA, said Thursday afternoon that the decision was made after the child’s pediatrician made the recommendation.

"The pediatrician made the recommendation that we take a three-day weekend," she said, to give the child time to get better and also to give officials time to disinfect the school facility and wipe down doorknobs, desks, etc. The MCA Back to School Swim set for tonight has also been cancelled.

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Mooneyham not guilty of murder
LEBANON -- A Criminal Court jury in Wilson County returned a verdict of not guilty on all counts in a murder trial concluded Thursday.

Willie Mooneyham, 58, was charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of John Wayne Gribbins. Both Mooneyham and Gribbins were Wilson County residents.

"The shooting death of Mr. Gribbins was clearly a case of self defense" stated Alan Poindexter who, along with Jaimee Underwood, defended Mr. Mooneyham.

"Gribbins was ramming Mooneyham's vehicle with a heavy wrecker when Mooneyham fired in self defense" Poindexter added.

The case was tried with heavy security due to the high emotions between the families of the deceased and Mooneyham.  Mooneyham was relieved with the verdict and visibly in tears as the jury verdict was read.
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