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Bobby Charles King, Jr., 49

MT. JULIET -- Mr. King, 49, of Mt. Juliet died Monday, February 8, 2010. At Charles’ request, he will be cremated. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road.

Survivors include: mother Billie Jo King Walters; wife Holly D. King and children Jason (Crystal) Fuller and Jamie Fuller. Also surviving are siblings Wayne (Jackie) Murphy, Tracy (Ski) Fialkowski and Barbara (Bobby) Franklin; grandchildren Cameron, Addison and Jacksen along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Charles King, Sr. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the American Heart/Stroke Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.

Cornelia Cardwell Criswell, 91

Mrs. Matilda Cornelia Cardwell Criswell, age 91, a resident of Columbia and Lebanon, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2010, at Rosewood Manor in Columbia. Private interment will be conducted by Partlow Funeral Chapel at Cedar Grove Cemetery with immediate family attending.

A celebration service honoring Mrs. Criswell’s life will be held on Saturday, February 13 at Highland Heights Church of Christ, 505 North Cumberland Street. The family will receive friends at the church at 9:30 a.m. with the service following at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Highland Heights Church of Christ library fund.

Mrs. Criswell, daughter of the late Robert E. and Mattie Woods Cardwell, was born on April 4, 1918, and lived in Lebanon until the last few months of her life. In 1936 she married her husband, John Henry Criswell, who passed away in 1980. Mrs. Criswell cared for children in her home for many years.  A founding member of Highland Heights Church of Christ, she loved people and enjoyed hosting dinner parties in her home. She composed poetry, skits, and short stories, with which she entertained both young and old. 

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a special aunt and uncle, Willie Woods Rutledge and Howard Rutledge, sisters Mrs. Allie Bonner, Mrs. Mary Elmore, Mrs. Ruth Edmiston and brother Robert Caldwell.                       .

Survivors include her son, James H. Criswell (Marynelle) of Columbia, grandchildren Karen Criswell Heard (Stephen) of Canton, GA, and John. Michael Criswell of Columbia; great-grandchildren Dillon Criswell Heard, Charles Jesse Heard, and Gracie Mac Heard of Canton, GA, niece Bobbie Montgomery of Lebanon, nephew Gene Ligon (Nancy) of Hendersonville and other nieces and nephews.
In addition to family survivors are devoted friends, Dayton Jamison, Michael and Stacy Grooms, Tom and Pat Kolby – all of Lebanon and the members of the “Birthday Club.”

The family would like to offer special thanks to Dr. Alexander Badru of Lebanon and Hartsville, and the staff at Rosewood Manor in Columbia. Condolences may be sent to the family at

James Fitzgerald Walworth, 27

LEBANON -- Funeral services for James Fitzgerald Walworth were held Sunday afternoon, February 7 at the Immanuel Baptist Church with Pastor John Hunn officiating.   Mr. Walworth, 27 of Lebanon passed away Feb. 4, 2010, at the Summit Medical Center in Hermitage from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born March 21, 1982, in Birmingham, Alabama, he is the son of Van Thomas and Jill Christine Bagwell Walworth. He was a 2001 graduate of Lebanon High School and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Mr. Walworth served in United States Army from 2002-2008, with two tours in Iraq.  He was attending the Art Institute of Nashville Culinary School.

Survivors include: his wife Danielle Peltoma Walworth whom he married September 23, 2005; parents Van & Jill Walworth of Lebanon; brothers  Michael Thomas (Amy) Walworth of Kearney, NE; and Matthew Lane (Alexandra) Walworth; sister Mary (Thomas) DuPuy -- all of Lebanon; grandparents Mary Walworth of Fort Payne, AL; James and Christine Bagwell of Argo, AL; in-laws Ned and Mary Peltoma of Geneva, OH; grandmothers-in-law Clairann McLean of New Middletown, OH; and Lorene Peltoma of Geneva, OH.

He was preceded in death by grandfather James Walworth, and grandfathers-in-law, Harold McLean, and William Peltoma. James was very passionate about animal and pet rescue. Memorials may be made to the Companion Pet Rescue, c/o Molli Bowen, 16 Starwood Cove, Jackson, 38305.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Mamie Ruth McNeill, 79

LEBANON -- A memorial service held at a later date for Mrs. McNeill, 79, of Lebanon.
She passed away Friday February 5, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. McNeill was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and was a retired secretary with United Tile Company.

Survivors include: siblings Billy (Martha) Burt of Lebanon, Bobby Burt of AZ.; sister, Margie Wiegand of LA; numerous nieces and nephews, and residents of Saddlebrook Apartments.
She is preceded in death by parents Othe Lee and Vera Woods Burt; husband Harold McNeill; a sister and two brothers.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Hillcrest Baptist Church, 621 Hartsville Pike, Lebanon, 37087.    Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.

Robert Lewis Flippen, 73

LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 10 at the Wilson County Funeral Home, 618 S. Maple Street, for Mr. Flippen, 73, of Lebanon. An over the road truck driver of 53 years, Mr. Flippen died Feb. 7, 2010 at his home.

Services will be conducted by Pastor Leonard Deibold and Pastor Charlene Mascato. Donnie Kemp will be the eulogist. Interment wil follow at Wilson County Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years Alice Flippen and children: Darryl Flippen of Russellville, KY, Tory Flippen of Manchester, Leigh Truman of Goodletsville, Cindy Osburn of Lebanon and Lynne Williams of Winder, GA. Also surviving are siblings Katherine Bennett, Jack Flippen and Mark Flippen; 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wilson County Funeral Home and Memorial Park.

Velma Ruth Hackney, 86

LEBANON -- Graveside services were held Monday afternoon, February 8 in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens for Mrs. Hackney, 86, of Lebanon. The daughter of the late Homer Haskel and Beulah Lee Putty Duke, Mrs. Hackney died Friday, February 5, 2010 at NHC Healthcare in Murfreesboro.

She was a member of Apostolic Ark and a homemaker. Services were conducted by Rev. Ken Polk.

Survivors include: son Dwight(Rillis) Hackney of Murfreesboro; sister Ruby Tisdale of Lebanon; grandchildren Chris (Kim) Hackney, Tracey (Larry) Howse, Jamie (Julie) Hackney; great grandchildren Taylor Howse, Brandon Howse, Kenya Hackney, Rancie Herrod, and Jaysie Hackney.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Briggsy Hackney; brothers Leon Duke, Odell Duke and James Duke.

Family and friends served as pallbearers. The family request contributions be made in her memory to the Northside Baptist Church Disaster Relief Fund Or Haiti Relief Fund, 655 West Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro 37129.    Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Vivian O. Mitchell Anderson, 84

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 10, at Bond Memorial Chapel of for Mrs. Anderson, 84, of Mt. Juliet. Born near Ripley, MS on October 4, 1926 to the late Ira and Elora Labearre Mitchell, she died Saturday, February 6, 2010.

A retired educator, she taught some 36 years mainly in the Wilson County School System at Mt. Juliet, West and Southside Schools. She served on the PTO in Mt. Juliet and Lebanon, the Wilson County Magistrate for one term and the Codes Committee for the City of Mt. Juliet. Mrs. Anderson was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet were she served as a VBS teacher, Sunday School teacher and in various other callings over the years.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Terry Carver and Chaplain Paul Gunn. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: her husband of 65 years Corbett William Anderson; children Lawrence (Linda) Anderson, Randy (Kim) Anderson and Regina (Danny) Baker; siblings William Ira Mitchell and Valca Cook. Also surviving are grandchildren: Brook (Aaron) Leasure, Chris (Natalie) Anderson, Rachel (Cortez) Mack, Beth (Clay) Hullett and Michaela Anderson; six great-grandchildren and many in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews in the Mt. Juliet and Ripley, MS area.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by brother James Mitchell and sister Lynette Johnson.  Active pallbearers: Dan Mitchell, Cortez Mack, Clay Hullett, Chris Anderson, Darrell Crawford, Duane Garrett and Wayne Garrett. Honorary: Don Lyda, Maxine Bell and members of the Wilson County Retired Teachers Association.  Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet.


General Sports

Local sports in brief

Chili supper set Feb. 13 -- The Devilettes Fastpitch Club will be hosting its annual chili Supper Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Westland United Methodist Church.  Proceeds will go to the Lebanon High softball team. A silent auction and cornhole tournament will also be held that evening. Admission is $5. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the team or at the door  the night of the event. Call Richard Smallwood at 444-2597 or 330-3738.

LYSA sign-ups Feb. 13 -- Lebanon Youth Soccer Association sign-ups will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the LYSA soccer complex 806 Castle Heights Ave.  Coaches will get their teams no later than the first week of March. The season will run from April 10 through May 22. Another sign-up will be held at Dick’s Sporting Goods at Providence Place, Mt. Juliet  Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dick’s will be offering discount coupons at time of sign-ups for anyone signed up with Lebanon soccer

Watertown baseball sign-ups -- Sign-ups for the 2010 Watertown Community League’s baseball season will be held Saturday, Feb. 13 from 8 a.m. - 12 Noon at the Watertown Community Center. A second sign-up date is planned Saturday, Feb. 20 from 12 Noon until 4 p.m. -- also at the Community Center.

LGSA 2010 sign-ups -- Sign-ups for the 2010 season of the Lebanon Girls Softball Association season will be held between the hours of 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 at the LGSA clubhouse in the Baird Park Complex. The league is for girls ages 5-13. For more information call Kenny Black at 330-8983.

FBC basketball camp -- Lebanon’s First Baptist Church will be the site of a President’s Day basketball camp for boys and girls in grades K-7, Monday, Feb. 15. Grades K-4 from 8 a.m. - 12 Noon with an emphasis on dribbling skills. Campers in grades 5-7 will work out 1-5 p.m. and will focus on 1-on-1 offensive skills. Cost is $30 per camper. In person registration will be held at the church office Monday- Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For info, call 615-417-4510. Your spot is reserved when payment is received.

Rotary / Dixie baseball -- Sign-ups have begun for the spring baseball league. To sign up, just go online at or call Debbie at 453-6821. To be eligible to play, players must be between 9 to 12 years of age as of April 30, 2010. There is no charge to play. Tryouts will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Lebanon Rotary baseball fields located in the Baird Park Complex. Returning players moving up and new registrants will need to tryout. Space is limited and will be on the first signup basis.

Kiwanis sign-ups set Feb. 20 -- Kiwanis Little League will hold sign-ups Saturday, Feb. 20 in the cafeteria of Coles Ferry Elementary School, 511 Coles Ferry Pike, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. All children zoned to Lebanon Special Schools District, Carroll-Oakland, Southside, Tuckers Crossroads and Watertown who will be at least 8 years old but not more than 12 years old in April are eligible to play (eligible birth dates are May, 1997 through April, 2002). There is no charge for participation in the league. Children playing on Major League teams last year do not need to sign-up. For information call, Daniel Harp, 449-8788.

Monday night volleyball -- Cumberland’s Dallas Floyd Center will the site of a Monday Night Girl's Volleyball League set to open March 22. Cost is $60 per player. Matches will be played every Monday through April 26.  Age divisions: 14 & under; and 18 & under.  For information, contact Coach Dwayne Deering at 547-1318 / 449-4975: or send an e-mail to:

Lions Babe Ruth sign-ups -- Lebanon Lions Club Babe Ruth baseball will hold sign-ups 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Greer Building in the Baird Park Complex for the 2010 season. The league is for boys ages 13-15 as of May 1, 2010. There is no charge to play in this league. For information, call David McKinney at 444-1113.

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