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J. Ray Crutcher, 85

LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mr. Crutcher are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, January 9 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Blankenship officiating. Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation Friday 2-7 p.m. and after 10 a.m. Saturday at Ligon & Bobo.

Mr. Crutcher, age 85 of Lebanon passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2010, at the University Medical Center. Born March 28, 1924, in Wilson County, he was the son of the late James Price Crutcher and Sara Emma Weatherly Crutcher. He was a lifelong farmer and drove a school bus for the Wilson County School system for over 25 years.

He was a member of the Highland Heights Church of Christ. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Alene Bradshaw.

Survivors include: his wife of over 65 years Sammie L. Bradshaw Crutcher; children Jamie (Randy) Johnson and Dr. Johnnie (Ramona) Crutcher -- all of Lebanon; grandchildren Lisa (Randy) Newman; Dr. Linda (Stan) Durham -- all of Lebanon; Dr. Sam (Dr. Julie) Crutcher of Columbia, SC; and Holly Jean (Ben) Holton of Murfreesboro; great grandchildren John & Jim Newman, Lindsay & Elizabeth Durham, Madeline Holton, and Anna Crutcher; brother Buford (Claudene) Crutcher; and brother in law, James Bradshaw.

Honorary pallbearers:  Martha Balachandran, Brenda Blankenship, Sandra Bond, James, Donald & Jim Bradshaw, and Jerry Crutcher. Active: Randy, John & Jim Newman, Stan Durham, Dr. Sam Crutcher and Ben Holton.     Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.


Telling Tales

Run Forrest Run
Becky and I have been playing a fun little game for a couple of years now. She calls me about once a week and invites me to go run with her. I say NO, we laugh and then the next week she calls me again.

Ask Ken Beck

Catching up with children of The Waltons
Dear Ken: Can you tell me what’s happening in the lives of the actors who played the children on TV’s “The Waltons”? What about Ike Godsey, the Baldwin sisters and their neighbor Verdie?

General Lifestyle

Is 2010 the Year to Lose 10?


You’re facing the new calendar year, and who doesn’t think about losing 5, 10, 20 or more pounds? I bet you’ve got your weight loss plan in place. What I’d like to help you with is looking great throughout the process. You’re not allowed to neglect your shape while you’re transforming into a new one. You work on your weight loss regimen and I’ll coach you through making the most of your current wardrobe and helping you decide when it’s time to shop.

New Mt. Juliet diner is going to the hot dogs

Special to The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET — Sean “Sully” Sullivan’s four-month-old business has gone to the dogs — hot dogs that is.

Sullivan, 40, opened Cori’s DogHouse in Providence MarketPlace in the fall, and his frankfurter palace has been pleasing the palates of hot dog aficionados far and wide. Probably because his 37 breeds of dogs represent a wide variety of hot dog styles across the country.

The Book Basket

As you walk into my bedroom, on the floor to the left is a large basket. I have been trying to recall where I purchased it but my memory fails. Nevertheless it is my “Book Basket.” When I obtain a book that I have not yet read it goes into this receptacle.

I see it daily and as long as I cannot see the bottom of it, I am content. I get nervous if the pile of books diminishes to the point of baring the woven patterns of my basket. I like to have a choice of reading material for emergencies. A person never knows when they will need a good book to read.



Collectively speaking with humor about the economy



In listening to the Hockey Media, when they refer to a team like the Nashville Predators, they will say something like "Nashville are a good defensive team." I contend this is correct English. Julie says it should be "Nashville is a good defensive team." We have decided we need a professional opinion. Thank you!

-Experienced Teacher



Guest Column

State Route 840 project teaches valuable lessons

By Commissioner GERALD NICELY
Tennessee Department of Transportation

In early February, TDOT will open construction bids on the final portion of State Route 840, the highway that makes a half circle south of Nashville. Once the 78-mile route is complete, it will provide a connection between Interstate 40 east and west of Nashville, Interstate 65, and Interstate 24. By spring of 2010, there will be 18 miles of roadway under construction. The goal is to have the entire route open to traffic by the end of 2012.


Letters to the Editor

Coble Singers says thanks for Christmas Dinner Show support

To the Editor:

The 22nd annual presentation of “The Christmas Dinner Shows” by The Bert Coble Singers was attended by 150 guests each night on Dec. 17-18. Though our attendance was down this year, our meals were excellent and the shows were outstanding.


General News

2009 in review, a look back

(Editor’s note: The dates below refer to stories published in The Wilson Post but do not necessarily correspond to the actual date on which an event may have occurred.)

Jan. 21 - - Barack Obama took office as the 44th President of the U.S., although in the November election Wilson County favored his Republican opponent Sen. John McCain by a margin of  more than 2 to 1. Obama received 15,886 votes in Wilson County and McCain 34,595.

Jan. 23 - - The headline read 83 on list for arrest and referred to a major round-up of suspected drug dealers that stretched over more than two days.

Council considers naming Acting Personnel Director

From Post staff reports

Lebanon City Council was to consider naming the Personnel Department assistant as the Acting Personnel Director during Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

Council was to consider the ordinance naming the acting director on first reading, sponsored by Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath.

Council nods ordinances, defers resolution


From Post staff reports

Lebanon City Council approved on first reading an ordinance to name the Personnel Department assistant as the acting director during Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

Council discussed the wording of the measure with its sponsor, Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath noting she hoped the ordinance would have better wording when it is considered on second reading.


Forecasters: 100% snow

The Wilson Post

The Wilson County School System, Lebanon Special School District and McClain Christian Academy, Friendship Christian School and Mt. Juliet Christian Academy will all be closed on Friday, Jan. 8.

MTEMC offers tips to curb energy use during cold snap

Middle Tennessee Electric officials want to remind its members that cold weather snaps can push electric bills upwards.

“With much below average temperatures in the forecast, it’s important to remember that we can’t control the weather, but we can curb our home’s energy usage,” said MTEMC Communications Coordinator Todd Palmer. “When temperatures plummet, electric bills typically go up.”

Wilson Schools, ACLU agree to end Bible distribution

Wilson County school officials have agreed to end the annual practice of allowing the unconstitutional distribution of Bibles to students at a Lebanon elementary school and all other Wilson County schools after the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee threatened to file a lawsuit, an ACLU release said Tuesday.  

Wreck injures two people

A two-vehicle mishap early Tuesday afternoon in the 700 block of South Cumberland Street injured two occupants of a white Ford SUV. The Northbound SUV, driven by Dustin Irelan, 27, of Old Hickory, was struck and flipped by a 2004 Toyota driven by a 16-year old female. According to Traffic Division Officer Wayne Howard of the Lebanon Police Department, the Toyota was attempting to pull out of McDonald's and head southbound when it clipped the SUV in one of its rear wheels. Irelan and a female passenger were transported to University Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.

TOMMY BRYAN / The Wilson Post


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