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Albert Lee Masters, 84

WATERTOWN — Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, January 24 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Masters, 84, of Watertown. Born in Essex, MO and a US Army veteran of World War II, he died Jan. 21, 2010 at his residence.

Mr. Masters was a retired TV repair technician and a member of the Watertown First Baptist Church. ervices were conducted by the Rev. Don Mathis. Burial with military honors was at the DeKalb Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: wife Barbara McBroom Masters of Watertown and children Michael Lee (Marie) Masters of Detroit, Michigan and Sue (Ed) Muccioli of Denton, Texas; grandchildren Melissa Masters and Camille (Sgt. Jeffrey) Molnar; step-children Jimmy (Kathy) Jones, Janice (Randy) Stout, John (Myra) Jones, Jerald (Maria) Jones, Janine (David) Adams and Joel (Laura) Jones; seven step grandchildren and nine step great, great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his first wife Emma Ruth Jones Masters and his second wife Katherine Driver Masters, parents Hasten and Augusta Wallace Masters; 13 siblings. Fmily and friends served as pallbearers. Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown.

Alma Marie Cassetty, 85

WATERTOWN — Funeral services were held Monday morning, January 25 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Cassetty, 85, of Lebanon. Born in the Norene Community to the late Charlie H. and Hattie Cunningham McPeak, Mrs. Cassetty died Jan. 23, 2010 at Cedars Health Care.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church. Services were conducted by the Rev. Donald Owens with burial at the Griffin Cemetery.

Survivors include: sons Randy Cassetty and Gary (Betty) Cassetty — all of Lebanon; grandchildren Tony (Christy) McLain of Bruch Creek, Amy (Daniel) Parker of Murfreesboro and Christopher (Jena) McLain of Lebanon; seven great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Raymond J. Cassetty; siblings Lee, Tal, Elgin, Willie and Oscar McPeak, Alta Hight, Erlene Ashworth and Minnie Whitley. Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown.

Carl Lewis Brooks, 92

LEBANON — Funeral services were held Monday morning, January 25 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Lewis, 92, of Mt. Juliet. He died Jan. 22, 2010.

Services were conducted by Brother Danny Sellars. Interment followed at the Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Survivors include children Gary (Teresa) Brooks, Dwight (Janis) Brooks, Linda (Jim) Regen, and Pam (Kerry) Hindsley — all of Mt. Juliet; sister Dorothy Chapman; grandchildren J.B. Regen, Chris Regen, Brittany Hindsley, Cher Brooks, Brandy Baltz, Charlie Brooks, Ashley Hindsley and Trenton Hindsley; and great-grandchildren Jessica Clay, Brandon Clay, Colton Regen, Emerson Regen and Carson Clay.

He is preceded in death by wife Lavinia Brooks, parents Charlie and Sallie Turner Brooks, and siblings Donald, Ronald and Lloyd Brooks, Alma Travis, Edith Revels, Madge Cross and Opal Schsikosy.
Pallbearers:  J.B. Regen, Chris Regen, Charlie Brooks, Trenton Hindsley, Brandon Clay, and Colton Region. Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.

Isabella Ashley Cadena, 7

LEBANON — Funeral services were held Saturday morning, January 23 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Isabella Cadena, 7, of Lebanon. A student at McClain Christian Academy, she passed away Jan. 21, 2010.

Servicew were conducted by Father Ken Steinbrecker. Interment followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include parents Ed and Emma Thompson Cadena, grandparents Steve and Carol Thompson and Guillermo and Gladys Cadena, along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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

James W. Hutchins, 72

MT. JULIET — Mr. Hutchins, 72, of Lebanon died Monday, January 25, 2010. An avid hunter and fisherman, the former resident of Kalamazoo, MI was retired after 45 years with Gibson Guitar.

Known as “Hutch” to his family and friends, he was the son of the late, Austin and Dorothy McNees Hutchins. The family will receive friends 3-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 at Bond Memorial Chapel. His wishes were to be cremated.

Survivors include: wife Gail Hudson Hutchins; sons Kim Hutchins and Todd Hutchins; step-children Teresa Story, Brenda Stevens, James Basner, Leighsa Basner and Pamala Elliott — all of Battle Creek, MI.  Also surviving are siblings: William L. (Mary Ellen) Hutchins of Wellston, MI and Jacqueline Culp of Battle Creek, MI; grandchildren Timmy, Teresa, Tommy, Aaron and Jaimie Hutchins; seven step-grandchildren, two step-great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Betty Adams, 14270 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory, 37138.  Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.

Janet P. Croxall, 93

MT. JULIET — A private interment will be held at a lateer date for Mrs. Croxall, 93 of Old Hickory. She passed away January 24, 2010.

Survivors include sons Steve Croxall and Mark (Terrie) Croxall; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Arrangements by Sellars at Mt. Juliet.

Marie Dillard Shrum, 84

WATERTOWN — Funeral services were held Saturday, January 23 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs.Shrum, 84, of Watertown. A native of Wilson County and a former factory worker, Mrs. Shrum died Jan. 21, 2010 at her residence.

Services were conducted by Rev. Javin Sneed with burial at Wilson County Memorial Park. Survivors: daughter Betty A. Corbin of Watertown, sister Irene Shafer of Lebanon along with nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by husband Dewey Allen Shrum, daughter Linda Sue Corbin, parents Joseph S. and Hattie S. Dillard, five brothers and four sisters.

Memorials may be directed to Lazarus House Hospice, 851 S. Willow St., Suite 102, Cookeville, 38501.
Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home.

Misty Lee Hodge Wright, 33

LEBANON — Misty Wright, 33, passed away January 22, 2010. A memorial service is planned 4 p.m. Wednesday, January 27 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway, conducted by Brother Terry Fesler. The family will receive friends at 3 p.m.

Survivors include children Devin Rashad Wright and Destiney Maleigha Wright; father Douglas Eugene Hodge Sr.; mother Cynthia McDaniel; and siblings Crystal Jean Hodge and Douglas Eugene Hodge Jr.
Also surviving grandmothers Maidell Taylor and Lee Johnson; nephews Shawn Douglas Watson, Christopher Thomas Watson, William Nolen Harris, Trey “Eugene” Hodge and Mason Anthony Hodge; along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by grandfathers Kenneth Hodge and Johnny Johnson. Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.

Riley Benjamin Butler, 83

WATERTOWN — Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, January 26 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Butler, 83, of Lebanon. Born in North Carolina, the electrician and US Army veteran of World War II died Jan. 23, 2010 at University Medical Center.

Known as “Ben” to his family and friends, he was a member of Lebanon’s Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Services were conducted by Rev. Kevin Medlin with burial at the Jones Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include: daughters Sandra (David) Adams of Gladeville and Diane (Doug) parsley of Watertown; and grandchildren David (Lena) Adams, Tabitha Clemmons and Jenna (Wade) Davis — all of Watertown, Davina (Tim) Morse and April (Mike) smith — all of Smyrna, Natalie Adams of Gladeville and Rhiannon (Nick) Hiter of Nashville.

Also surviving are nine great grandchildren and a great, great grandson; the mother of his children Alice Butler of Watertown; siblings Eloise Denney and Charlie (Betty) Butler — both of Lebanon; Bobby (Shirley) Butler of Hermitage and Tommy Butler of Mt. Juliet along with several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by parents Riley B. and Addie Elizabeth Butler; siblings: Evelyn Thompson, Joe and Jimmy Butler and Tat Olds. Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown.

Sammi Sue Holt, 50

WATERTOWN — A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, January 28 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Holt, 50, of the Elmwood Community. A housekeeper and a native of Monoahans, Texas, she died Jan. 24, 2010 at her residence.

The family will receive friends between the hours of 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be conducted by Brother Bill Fowler.

Survivors include children Harvey Stout, Hollie Stout and Rudy Stout — all of Texas, Daniel (Dandy) Stout of Elmwood and Jacob Stout of Lebanon. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and three sisters.

Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown.


Ask Ken Beck

Jay Silverheels was son of a Mohawk chief
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General Lifestyle

Ms. Liana offers kids an affection for nature

Nature Buddies invade Long Hunter State Park on Mondays

Special to The Wilson Post

Liana Dranes is no earth mother nor is she Mother Earth.

But the Mt. Juliet aquatic biologist, known as Ms. Liana, is as equally in touch with children as she is with nature. For the past year-and-a-half she has nurtured a nature program for pre-schoolers on Monday mornings at Long Hunter State Park that leaves children and their parents thirsting for more.


Guest Column

Council: Gather info before adding fluoride to water


I’ve been trying to read all the opinions about adding fluoride back to our drinking water.  I feel I must stress two major issues to our city council. Before forming your opinion and making a decision that will ultimately affect everyone, including our children, please get properly informed! There is an abundance of easy to find information concerning the pros and cons of fluoridated water.

Fluoride does have its benefits, but like most foreign or manmade chemicals it also has potentially adverse effects on the human body as well. The benefits are easy to understand, preventing cavities. I really like my dentist, but there is nothing I hate worse then having a cavity drilled and filled. I would do almost anything to prevent it, except giving up sugar! But, do I feel completely safe about putting fluoride in my drinking water?


Letters to the Editor

Unity Church, ChristmasLand thank all for making it a success

To the Editor:

From Unity Church and ChristmasLand, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for this wonderful Christmas season, for all of the great compliments we heard from you.


General News

County Commission nods budget items

From Post staff reports

Wilson County Commission voted unanimously to approve four resolutions transferring funds from one line item to another and making an additional appropriation in another fund.

County commission met Monday night in regular session.

MJ Montessori children lead Haiti relief effort

Students at Mt Juliet Montessori Academy Elementary and Preschool, 9695 Lebanon Road in Mt Juliet, are working with the residents of Wilson County to collect and compile “Health Kits” for Haiti residents displaced by the recent earthquake. 

MJM is one of four Middle Tennessee Montessori schools that have banded together to assist Haiti while empowering  their young students to act on their natural compassion and desire to take care of their local and global community.

Two buildings struck in two separate accidents

The Wilson Post 

It doesn’t happen very often, thankfully, but two buildings were struck by vehicles in two separate accidents in Lebanon on Monday with one collision sending a driver to the hospital with a broken back.

The first accident, which resulted in the most serious injury, occurred about 12:45 p.m. on West Main Street at C & D Realty.


General Sports

Dine with the 'Dawgs Feb. 11

By TOMMY BRYAN, sports editor
Two former Cumberland baseball standouts who went on to become successful prep coaches will be honored during the annual “Dine With The ‘Dawgs” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Benton Jennings Center on the CU campus.

Wilson Central coach Anthony Ford and Mt. Juliet skipper Mark Purvis will be recognized for their achievements at the high school level. Both played at Cumberland for veteran coach Woody Hunt -- Ford pitched and Purvis was a second baseman. The event is sponsored by Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial and includes dinner sponsored by Outback Steakhouse. As always, a silent auction of baseball memorabilia as well as other donated items will be available.

All proceeds from the event go directly to the Cumberland baseball program. The Bulldogs have appeared in 10 NAIA World Series in program history, winning the national championship in 2004. Cost is $35 per person. To reserve your spot please contact the baseball office at 547-1366 or head coach Woody Hunt at 708-0727 or send an e-mail to: 

A portion of the proceeds will go toward ongoing renovations at Ernest L. Stockton Field. Construction is presently underway on new fencing designed to enclose the facility and the relocation of both the leftfield and rightfield bullpens.

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