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Showing 21 articles from September 16, 2009.


Alvis Gene Hudson, 56

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, September 16 at the Sellars Funeral Home, 313 West Baddour Parkway, for Mr. Hudson, 56, of Lebanon. A veteran of the United State Army and an avid UT fan, he passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009.

Services were conducted by Brother Michael Grooms and Brother Danny Sellars. Interment was at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Pallbearers: friends at the Veteran’s Home.

Survivors include brothers Jackie Lynn Hudson and Robert Ewing Hudson; aunts Ruth (Ben) Gleaves, Ann (Charles) Romano and Margaret Colwell; along with numerous cousins. He is preceded in death by parents Rubert and Barbara Marable Hudson.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, was in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Costley, 77

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, September 16 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Costley, 77, of Old Hickory. A member of Faith Baptist Church and a former longtime employee of Castner’s, she died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009.

The daughter of the late Lawrence A. and Neola Winters Felts, Mrs. Costley was preceded in death by her first husband, Bobby Dougharty and her second husband, Bobby Costley.

Services were conducted by Pastor Clay Faircloth and Rev. Michael Connell. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include: children Kevin (Amy) Costley, Travis (Margaret) Dougharty, Belinda (Gary) Fleming and Sheron Searcey; grandchildren Sarah and Sam Fleming, Daniel (Alaina) Dougharty, Noel and Ryan (Shanna) Searcey and Brandon (Lauren), Kayla, Braden, Alyssa and Karli Costley; great-grandchildren Owen, Ethan and Addison Dougharty, Gwendolyn, Madalyn and Erica Searcey.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Costley was also preceded in death by son Daryl Dougharty and sister Geraldine Goodman.

Active pallbearers: Brandon Costley, Braden Costley, Daniel Dougharty, Noel Searcey, Sam Fleming, Chad Etheridge, Chris Brown and Bruce Brown.  Honorary: Ryan Searcey, Harriet McReynolds, Nancy Gass, Jeri Lyn Brown and Tyler Brown.

Memorials may be made to Karli’s Kause at any branch of Wilson Bank & Trust. 

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

Henry J. Harris, 73


WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Monday, September 7 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Harris, 73, of Watertown. Born in Wilson County to the late Archie Lee and Winnie Cunningham Harris, he died Sept. 5, 2009 at his residence.

A former employee of Le-Al-Co, he was a member of the Watertown First Baptist Church, a graduate of Watertown High School and a veteran -- having served in the U.S. Army.

Services were conducted by Rev. Ronnie Smith and Edsel Floyd. Burial was at the Cunningham Cemetery.

Survivors include: wife Jeanette Prichett Harris of Watertown and sons Bruce (Vivian) Harris of Murfreesboro, Alan Harris of Watertown and Lynn (Kim) Harris of Gordonsville. Also surviving are grandchildren Jake, Matt, Spring, Josh and Steven; great granddaughter Kaylynn; sisters Jo Frances (Kenneth) Askew of Carthage and Lynda Sue Simpson of Watertown along with special friends Charlie and Pat Reeder.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Harris is preceded in death by brother William Robert Harris.

Active pallbearers included: Ed Roberts, John Johnson, Bob Huddleston, Jake Harris, Matt Harris, Steven Harris and Josh Harris. Honorary: Joe Lynch, Joe Malone, Mike Bailey, Ray Jennings, Ray Bass, Ted Wright, Bobby Mount, Ricky Sanders, Johnny Blair, Bobby Harvey, Bill Robinson, Junior Bain, Don Bass, Jimmy Majors, Ed Bailey, Wayne Rodgers, Don Moser, Ricky Martin. Gene Shehane, Ricky Vantrease, Alan Shehane and Joe Parkerson.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.









James L. Frease, 77

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, September 15 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Frease, 77, of Mt. Juliet. Born Sept. 8, 1932 in Akron, OH, he died Sept. 12, 2009.

Mr. Frease earned a Masters Degree from Kent State University in 1964. He was a member of Joy Church International in Mt. Juliet, where he served as an usher and was a veteran of the U.S. Army – having served two years in Japan.

He began work at Babcock & Wilcox Co. in Barberton, OH in 1956 and retired as president of the Trimble Company in Johnson City in 2003. He was the son of the late Harold G. and Oweita Mae Frease.

Services were conducted by Pastor David Goldner. A graveside service and burial will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with military honors.

A memorial service will be conducted 7 p.m. Wednesday at Joy Church International. 

Survivors include: wife Peggy Frease and sons Pastor Jim (Anne) Frease and David G. (Jennifer) Frease – all of Mt. Juliet. Also surviving are grandchildren David G. Frease, Jr., Brittany L. Frease, Seth Frease, Julia Frease and Johnathan Frease.

Memorial donations may be made to Joy Church International of Mt. Juliet, P.O. Box 247, Mt. Juliet, 37121.  Bond Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

William R. Tanner, Sr., 73

OLD HICKORY -- Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, September 17 at Hermitage Funeral Home for Mr. Tanner, 73, of Mt. Juliet. Retired from American Airlines after 40 years of service, he died Sept. 14, 2009 after a seven year battle with cancer.

Visitation is set Wednesday, 4 - 8 p.m. and Thursday, 10 - 11 a.m., at Hermitage Funeral Home, 535 Shute Lane, Old Hickory. Services will be conducted by Rev. Bill George. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: wife Donna Tanner; children JoAnne Tanner and Jim (Renee) Tanner; grandchildren Cole Tanner, Kyle Tanner, Brittany Tanner, Whitney Tanner, Kayla Jackson and Kristen Jackson; siblings: Ross Tanner, Phyllis Tanner, Ann Rhea and Kathy Hall.

He is preceded in death by son Bill Tanner, Jr.; granddaughter Kaci Tanner; parents Bud and Elizabeth Tanner. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Donations may be made to Alive Hospice.

Hermitage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Telling Tales

No New Moon here
I have a confession to make. I’m both embarrassed and nervous about actually putting it on paper for anyone to see. Since it has been said that, “the truth shall set you free,” here goes. I have not read nor plan to read, any of the Twilight novels. I know, I know. I can hear the collective gasps from Twilight enthusiasts, a lot of which are my family members and close friends. Now that my secret is out I fear I will be defriended from more than half of my facebook friends, party invites will cease and I will be forced to hang my head in shame.

Ask Ken Beck

Bobbie Gentry left the limelight years ago
Dear Ken: Whatever happened to country singer-songwriter Bobbie Gentry of “Ode to Billy Joe” fame”

General Lifestyle

Architect Manous plants his designs on Lebanon
Special to The Wilson Post

Slowly but surely, the distinctive fingerprints of Michael Manous are appearing across Lebanon and other Tennessee towns.

The Knoxville native and architect with a bent toward New Urbanism has had his designs on Wilson County since he made Lebanon his home base 16 years ago.

ETC sets auditions for Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Auditions are set for Encore Theatre Company’s production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson, published by Samuel French, Inc.
The play is a comedy and is about a couple struggling to put together a church Christmas pageant are faced with the undaunting task of casting the most unruly bunch of siblings in town. Laughter and mayhem abound when they present the Christmas story in a unique way that you will never forget.
Granville Fall Celebration, Civil War marker to be dedicated

The Granville Fall Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 3 will feature the dedication of a Tennessee Civil War Trails marker to honor Col. Sidney Smith Stanton and Sgt. Thomas Jefferson Lee. 

The marker is located on Down Memory Lane between Sutton General Store and Granville Museum. Civil War Trails is a multi-state program that identifies more than 700 Civil War sites. The marker will be dedicated on Oct. 3 at 11:30 a.m. honoring the two famous Granville soldiers. Immediately following the dedication, a re-enactment of Granville, Tennessee-Oct. 24, 1885 will occur. On this great day a reunion of 5,000 Confederate soldiers assembled in Granville to pay eloquent tributes to the memory of gallant Col. S.S. (Sidney) Stanton of Granville who was killed at Resaga, Ga. on May 13, 1864. He was killed leading a charge on the Union Army. The re-enactors will march up Clover Street to the Halfacre Stage on Memory Lane for the re-enactment. 

Millworks Theatre announces an evening with Restless Heart

Millworks Theatre, a multi-functional entertainment venue now open at The Mill at Lebanon, announces a special evening performance combining country music revue “That’s Country!” with legendary recording group Restless Heart on Friday, Sept. 25.

Millworks Theatre’s "Evening Series" of musicals, comedies and dramas are performed on Thursday through Saturday evenings and Sunday Matinees. The "Afternoon Series" of fast paced song and dance variety shows, light comedies and musicals are Tuesday through Saturday matinees at 1:30 p.m. And now, theatre patrons can experience a little bit of “Branson”-style entertainment at Millworks Theatre with a show featuring guest artist, Restless Heart.

Mt. Juliet cancer patient gets wish granted

The Wilson Post

Karli Costley’s wish is finally coming true as the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee is granting her Disney World wish by providing her with a tip to the amusement park.

The beautiful little girl, who suffers from retinoblastoma, wished to have a Disney Adventure.



Neither Nor, Either Or, with A Touch of Kierkegaard



Tell me about “neither – nor.” Does it take a singular verb or a plural verb if the “neither-nor” is connected to the subject like, “Neither the kittens or the puppy like the hot weather.”
-I Try To Do It Right!



Guest Column

Lessons from my aunt

By Congressmen BOB CLEMENT

What I learned from Senator Anna Belle Clement O’Brien.

My aunt Anna Belle always said “politics” is a beautiful word. It’s not because politics used to be a kinder, gentler environment in her day.

She’s seen her share of ugliness during political campaigns, and she’s also maneuvered some extremely tricky political situations. She said “politics” is a beautiful word because she witnessed first hand its power in changing lives.



Illness cancels Social Security meeting

Wilson Bank & Trust Investment Services has cancelled a planned meeting with a representative from the Social Security Administration that was set for 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17 at the bank’s main office.

The meeting was cancelled due to illness and will be rescheduled at a later date.


General News

Church Safety Seminar planned
Wilson County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Terry Ashe, the Metro Nashville Police Department and Sgt. Suzanne Stephens of MNPD invite everyone to a Church Safety Seminar to be held Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Sheriff’s Department in Lebanon.
CoreTech announces abandonment of Lebanon plans at Council meeting

The Wilson Post

CoreTech Industries, Inc. is no longer considering locating its headquarters in Lebanon.

CoreTech President Greg Quinn said in a letter that was to be presented to media and Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead at last night’s City Council meeting that “We, the management of CoreTech, are indeed sorry that we will no longer be locating our project in Lebanon, Tennessee.”

Council defers actions against CoreTech

The Wilson Post

Lebanon City Council voted to defer all actions against CoreTech to the next scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6 and decided to send a letter inviting CoreTech President Greg Quinn to the meeting to say what he wants to say as well as answer any questions the council might have for him.

Council took the action at Tuesday night’s regular meeting. Councilors are seeking to rescind any financial incentives previously approved for the company.

Man injured as truck flips on Square

From Post staff reports

One man was injured after his vehicle overturned Tuesday afternoon on the Lebanon Public Square.

Squire's resignation to be heard Sept. 21

The Wilson Post

Wilson County Commission District 7 seat will soon become vacant and the wife of commissioner may seek to fill the position.

United States Constitution Week begins

DAR to visit Byars Dowdy Elementary on Sept. 17

Thursday, Sept. 17, begins the national celebration of Constitution Week.

The weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. The Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those unalienable rights to every American.

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