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Showing 14 articles from December 23, 2009.


Brenda Darlene Worley, 64

LEBANON -- Mrs. Worley, 64, died December 23, 2009 at the home of her son in Lebanon. The widow of the late Robert Worley, she was the daughter of the late Reba Farley of Madison and John Fields of Millersville.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Dec. 27 between the hours of 10 .m. - 2 p.m. at Wilson County Funeral Home, 618 South Maple Street. Service and interment at Wilson County Memorial Park will immediately follow the chapel service.

Survivors include: Robby (Kim) Fields and grandchildren Chris and Ashley Fields; brother Johnny (Joy) Fields of Hendersonville and sisters Jerry Lynn (Pattie Coward) Duncan of Knoxville and Marie Fields (Rex Lyday) and aunt Billy McKinney -- all of Mt. Juliet.of Mt. Juliet.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by uncles Bill McKinney of Lebanon and Robert McKinney of Mt. Juliet.

Wilson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kathryn Walker Suddarth, 92

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, December 26 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Suddarth, 92, of Lebanon. A native of Wilson County and the daughter of the late John Oakley Walker and Drucilla Mason Waler, she died Wedensday, Dec. 23, 2009 at Cedars Health Care.

A member of the Rocky Grove Baptist Church, she was a homemaker and the widow of the late Wallace Suddarth. The family will receive friends Saturday between the hours of 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Services will be conducted by Elder Vernon Roark. Burial will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: step-children Damon and Carol Suddarth of Kentucky along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Suddarth is preceded in death by siblings Sam and Elder J.C. Walker, Minnie Lee Caruth, Chloe Hamilton, Lyda Whited and Sadie Watkins.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.


Ask Ken Beck

Actress who plays Lily on Y&A is hale and hearty
Dear Ken: Does Christel Khalil, who plays Lily Winters on “Young and the Restless,” have cancer in real life?

General Lifestyle

Here comes Santa Claus and his better half

Gene and Martha Dickson suit up for the Christmas smiles on children’s faces

North Pole correspondent

In the past two decades no jolly fellow in Lebanon has had his snowy-white beard tugged by as many children as has Gene Dickson.
You see, Dickson is Wilson County’s very own Santa Claus, and since he took on the guise of the famous North Pole toymaker in 1991, he has been assisted by his partner in Christmas glee, his wife Martha, also known as Mrs. Claus.


Every Christmas I get at least one poinsettia. I love their vibrant color in the drab of winter. I do not have a green thumb, however, and by the end of the year, my poinsettia usually looks like six sticks stuck in a foil-wrapped pot of dirt.

Last year my son and his family gave me one from their church in Brentwood. Although its red leaves dropped off the plant kept putting out new leaves and was looking good! I removed the foil wrapper and kept it in a window and watered it all winter. It kept on growing! Then in the spring when they put the gardener’s calendar in the paper I read for about the 30th time how to keep a poinsettia through the summer.


Guest Column

Joy to the World


Oh, what a glorious time of year this season is. Especially is this true if you grew up in a loving home and in your late teens war interrupted your youth and sent you far across the world. It does not dull the beauty of the season but stamps in your memory the greatness of home and church.


Letters to the Editor

Reader's wish for Christmas: Remember our veterans

To the Editor:

I had the opportunity to visit the Veterans Hospital in Murfreesboro on Thursday, Dec. 17 with J.C. Satterfield, director of Veterans Services in Wilson County, and his secretary, Carol Dedman.

Mr. Satterfield presented Joella Bensore, volunteer service specialist, a check for supplies and presents for veterans who have no family for Christmas.

Vietnam Veterans local chapter finds new home on Hwy. 231

To the Editor:

Chapter 1004 of the Vietnam Veterans of America has received so much by giving to those need veterans in our community that when a big gift for us came along, we staggered.



Support local Guard unit

Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce is asking the public to help with the send off of the  Lebanon National Guard unit on Monday, Dec. 28.

The local unit will follow a parade route leaving the Lebanon armory at 1 p.m., heading east on Leeville Pike to South Cumberland. The convey will  turn north on Cumberland heading to the Public Square, circle  the Square and head back out  South Cumberland. The goal, according to the Chamber, is to line the streets with people for the entire route.

Call the Chamber at 444-5503 if you can help orgainze.


General News

Christmas Eve, Day services slated

From Post staff reports

The Wilson Post presents the following list of churches in the county that have announced Christmas Eve services.

Fairview Church

The community is invited to join the Fairview Church family on Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, from 5 until 5:30 p.m. for the annual Candlelight Service. 

Commission honors astronaut, teacher of year

The Wilson Post

Though neither honoree was in attendance, Wilson County Commission gave special recognition to the county’s first astronaut and state teacher of the year at Monday night’s regular meeting.


How about liquid snow on Christmas?

The Wilson Post

Wilson County will have a wet Christmas instead of a white one this year.

Think of it as liquid snow.

Rain moves into the forecast today with a 40 percent chance, according to the National Weather Service Office in Old Hickory. The high should be about 55 with southeast winds at 5-10 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers continues tonight with a low of 44 and southeast winds at 10-15 mph.

Post website goes to newer better server

From Post staff reports

A move to a bigger and better Internet server by The Wilson Post this past weekend meant that many of the articles on the newspaper’s website from the Friday, Dec. 18 print edition were not retained properly in the transfer. Our frontpage slide show is the only thing we are still working on.

The troops are home for the holidays

The Wilson Post

Thanks to donations from individuals and business, members of the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment of the Tennessee National Guard, of which Lebanon’s local unit is a part, were to return home yesterday from training at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Miss.

When the troops left for Camp Shelby on Dec. 5, they had been told they could return home for a few days to spend Christmas with their families and friends but that the government would not pay for the travel. That inspired retired 1st Sgt. Kenny Reich, who also serves as District 6 Wilson County commissioner, to raise funds to bring them back home. The troops are to leave again for Camp Shelby on Dec. 28.

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