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Cynthia Ann Speck Singleton, 50

LEBANON -- A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 24 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Singleton, 50, of Lebanon.

A 1977 graduate of Lebanon High School, she passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. Mrs. Singleton was a social worker and was preceded in death by her husbands Larry Singleton and Phillip Smith, and father Larry Speck.

The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Services will be conducted by Brother Danny Sellars.

Survivors include daughter Autumn Cripps; mother Peggy Speck; sister Betty June Speck; grandchild Kade Cripps; and longtime friend Barney Burton. Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Edna Jean Brewington, 73

LEBANON – Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, February 23 at the Sellars Funeral Home for Mrs. Brewington, 73, of Lebanon. A homemaker and the daughter of the late Frank and Bessie Spears Barnes, she died Feb. 20, 2010.

Services were conducted by Brother Danny Sellars. Interment was in Cedar Grove Cemetery.  Family and friends served as pallbearers.  Survivors include husband Ed Brewington; children Susie Jared, Debbie Brown and Marvin Cook Jr.; step-children Tricia Ann Adams, Wayne Brewington and Ronnie Brewington; brother Sammy Moats; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by son Junior Brewington, step-son Lowe Brewington and brother Bobby Moats.  Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Marvin Clark Beadle, 83

NORENE -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Fall Creek Baptist Church for Mr. Beadle, 83, of the Norene Community. The son of the late H.S. and Mattie Lou Jones Beadle, Mr. Beadle died Feb. 21, 2010.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was former owner of Shannon Electric Co. in Nashville and past president of the Nashville Electric Contractors Assoc.

Visitation 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown and 2 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Carl Price, Rev. Greg Bell, Rev. Billy Trice, Rev. Mike Shelby and Rev. Dan Dozier. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Norene.

Survivors include: his devoted wife of 61 years Hannah Corinne Stroud Beadle; children Bob (Lynn) Beadle of Norene and Connie (Tony) Odeneal of Loretto; grandchildren Stacie Odeneal, K.C. (Amanda) Odeneal, Kristen and Jennifer Beadle; great grandchild Bree Odeneal; niece Diane Beadle Laws and several cousins.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law Howell and Erline Beadle.

Active pallbearers: Wayne Hardy, Bennie Frank Wilson, Roger Rust, Pete Curtis, James Evans, Terry McPeak, Harold Edwards and Brian McCall. Honorary: Ken Beadle, Johnny Woosley, Shannon and Allen Moser, Richard Jones and Fall Creek Sunday School Class No. 4.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fairview Cemetery, the Norene Community Center or Fall Creek Baptist Church Stain Glass Fund. Memorials may be made c/o of the Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown.

Mary A. Wainwright Hawkins, 70

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, February 23 at the JC Hellum Funeral Home for Ms. Hawkins, 70. Born July 9, 1939, she died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Ms. Hawkins was a former educator with the Wilson County School System.

Pastor Charles Cowan, eulogist. Burial, Greenlawn Cemetery, Old Hickory, TN.

Survivors include: husband Linwood Hawkins, Sr.; siblings Patsy Hurd, Henry Davis and Cathy Hancock; children Deborah, Dale, Melody, Artenchis, Linette H. Jackson and Linwood Hawkins, Jr.; 14 grandchildren; a great grandchild; brother-in-law Kenneth James; father-in-law Mizell Hawkins; numerous nieces, nephews along with other relatives and friends.

Memorial donations are requested in memory of Mary Wainwright Hawkins to: Alzheimer's Assoc., 4205 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 216, Nashville, 37215.  Funeral service in the care of JC Hellum Funeral Home 107 Stokes St., Lebanon.

Mildred Elizabeth Jenkins, 50

LEBANON -- A memorial service was held Monday evening, February 22 at the Partlow Chapel for Ms. Jenkins, 79, of Lebanon. A member of the College Hills Church of Christ, she died Thursday, Feb. 18 at The Pavilion.

Formerly employed as a secretary with WSM Radio, Harvey’s Department Store and Precision Rubber, she was the daughter of the late Henry Clay and Emily Loudermilk Jenkins.

Services were conducted by Dr. Larry Locke.

Survivors include: daughter Treva (Lynn) Bogle; sister Evelyn Halsey; grandchildren Brooke (Brady) Palmer and Clay (Brett) Rozell; great grandchildren Clay Alden Palmer, Adyson Palmer, Watson Palmer, Linden Palmer and Barrett Rozell; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister Mary Frances Patterson.
Honorary pallbearers:  John Ash, Scott Halsey, Eddie Jennings, Bob West, residents and employees of The Pavilion.

The family request contributions be made to The Pavilion Facility Activities Fund, 1406 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, 37087.  Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.

Mildred Williams Agee, 94

LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Agee were held Tuesday afternoon, February 23, at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home. Mrs. Agee, 94 of Sparta and formerly of Lebanon, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at the Cookeville Regional Hospital.

Born November 25, 1915, in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Nettie Lee Dunn Williams. Mrs. Agee was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.  Services were conducted by Brother August Ruff. Interment followed at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include: daughter Dorothy A. (Jerry) Burton of Sparta; brother John C. (Mable) Williams of Goodlettsville; grandchildren Kimberly (Jimmy) Brindley of Lebanon; Jerry C. Burton Jr. of Sparta and Michael (Amie) Burton of Byrdstown; along with great grandchildren Savannah Nokes, McKenzie, Hailey, Chloe and Payne Burton. Nephews served as pallbearers.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jesse Agee in 1988; sisters Katie Graves, Ruby Hight, Florence Farmer, Pearline Manns, and Alice Long; and brother William Jasper Williams.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.



Stretch Your Mind and Use Your Manners
What do you think about all this “politically correct” business we hear about nowadays? Is it just more empty language, disguising lack of real concern? Is it really based on respect? It certainly seems to get more attention than urging people to be courteous in other ways. 
                        -Old Fogey      

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Economic and Community Development
Director, City Liaison, Mt. Juliet

The weather outside has been unpredictable to say the least. Think about it. Toward the end of January we had a tornado in Robertson County on Sunday and 60 degree temperatures in Middle Tennessee. By the following Friday we had 6 inches of snow and temperatures in the low teens. Saying the weather has been out of the ordinary and difficult would be putting it mildly. Not that I don’t like snow. I truly like snow; I just don’t like some of the issues and outcomes often caused when we get too much of it. The wrecks, damage to roads and other associated costs really add up.


General News

2010 Relay for Life campaign in Wilson Co. begins with Feb 25 kickoff event

For a growing number of fundraising teams, volunteers, supporters, honorees and survivors in Wilson County, an upcoming event marks the beginning of a season of hope and an annual campaign against cancer.

The American Cancer Society’s 2010 Relay for Life campaign in Wilson County starts with a kickoff celebration on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 5:30 p.m. at Lochinvar Corp., located at 300 Maddox-Simpson Pkwy. in Lebanon. Anyone interested in starting or joining a Relay for Life team is encouraged to attend, and the public is invited to come and learn about this year’s campaign theme, county fundraising goals, and efforts that are being planned to benefit the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Cumberland cyclists partner with Ride for Reading program

Cumberland University cycling team recently formed a volunteer partnership program with Ride for Reading, an organization who aims to improve literacy for low income children.

The 501 c (3) non-profit organization was formed in Nashville in early 2008, and in two years has already distributed more than 15,000 books to needy children in the Metro Nashville area. Cumberland cycling will become the Wilson County chapter for Ride for Reading and target Lebanon, Watertown and Mt. Juliet area schools.

First Presbyterian Church invites community to 2010 Annual Deacons Chili Dinner

As Lebanon’s First Presbyterian Church anticipates celebrating the church’s 100th birthday in April, the Deacons of the church kick off a year long celebration with their Annual Chili Dinner.

Great food at a great price…all for a great cause can be found at First Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, Feb. 24 as they host their Annual Deacons’ Chili Dinner. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.

Local fur trapper pursues a dying way of life

Special to The Wilson Post

Bruce Carr is one of a vanishing breed of men. He’s a fur trapper.

With his annual $136 sportsman license, the same one that grants him the right to fish and hunt, he seeks fur-bearing creatures of the wild. On a frigid February day, the pelts of foxes, raccoons, coyotes, mink and otter hang on wire stretchers in his fur shed.

New service, 911-SAFER, has potential to save lives

Wilson County Emergency Communications District (Wilson County 911) announces the availability of a valuable new, potentially live-saving service for Wilson County residents and businesses.

Called 911-SAFER, it provides for the entry of a special advisory of your choice into the 911 database which will appear when 911 is called from the applicable wired and/or wireless phone.

Police check leads in robbery

The Wilson Post

Lebanon Police continue to follow leads in the Friday night armed robbery of a local market.

Capt. Terry Bowman said authorities are “following a couple of leads, but nothing has broken yet.”


General Sports

Blue Devils eliminated

PARIS -- Up 15 midway through the third period in the Region 5AAA quarterfinals, Lebanon had no answer when Henry County employed a full-court press in a 74-59 loss Saturday at Gamlin Gymnasium.

The loss ended the Blue Devil season at 17-13 while the Patriots (21-8) advanced to the regional semifinals Tuesday night in Clarksville.

Trailing 45-30 with 3:43 left in the third period, Henry County got a free throw from senior Shonte Sims. The Patriots switched to full-court attacking defense which started Lebanon's downfall.

HC rallied to within one point a 45-44 on a LaQuan McFerren jumper with 53 seconds left in the third period. Lebanon added a field goal but carried just a 47-44 lead into the fourth frame.

The Patriots sealing the win at the free throw line by hitting 10 straight to help push the final margin of victory to 15 points.

Lebanon went on a 17-5 scoring run in the middle of the second quarter to put the Blue Devils on top 29-24. The Blue Devils used strong outside shooting of Justin Bridges and Phillip Vance who split four 3-point baskets in the run. Those shots were created by unrestricted drives with kickout passes. Lebanon went on to lead 31-26 at intermission.

Bridges hit two more 3-point shots early in the third quarter and had nine points in the period as the Blue Devils went up by 15 points before the Patriots’ late run.

Lebanon’s Cameron High scored 16 points with Bridges finishing with 15. Justin Manning added 12 points with Vance scoring 10. Ryan Beadle added five points and Jordan Stafford hit one free throw.

Bulldogs add weekend games

LEBANON -– Cumberland University (4-1 so far this season) has added games this weekend in baseball and will now play four total baseball contests on a weekend originally scheduled with no games.

The No. 17-ranked Bulldogs will take on Missouri Baptist Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and Viterbo Univ. from LaCrosse, Wis., at 3 p.m. On Sunday Cumberland and Viterbo will play a doubleheader starting at Noon.

In all seven games will take place this weekend at Ernest L. Stockton Field, starting Friday at Noon. Friday
Noon – Missouri Baptist vs. Viterbo Univ. (DH)

10 AM – Missouri Baptist vs. Viterbo Univ.

12:30 PM – Missouri Baptist vs. Cumberland Univ.

3 PM – Cumberland vs. Viterbo Univ.

Noon – Cumberland Univ. vs. Viterbo Univ. (DH)

Lady Bears face Beech tonight

MT. JULIET -- No. 2-ranked Mt. Juliet advanced to tonight's Region 5AAA semifinals in Clarksville against Beech with a 65-36 victory over Henry County Friday, Feb. 26 at "The Cave".

Coach Chris Fryer's team, the District 9AAA regular season and tournament champion, improved to 29-1 with the victory and face a "do-or-die" game tonight vs. the Lady Bucs.

Beech earned another crack at Mt. Juliet with a 69-60 victory over Clarksville Northeast Friday.

Three minutes into the second period, Mt. Juliet got consecutive 3-point shots from Carissa Peterson to take a 24-12 lead and Henry County would never recover. The Lady Bears finished the second period with a 19-8 scoring edge to build a 35-16 halftime lead.

Mt. Juliet pounded the ball inside to Caya Williams and Britt Bell in the third quarter for an 18-14 scoring advantage. The duo combined for 13 points as the Lady Bears went into the fourth quarter leading 53-30.

Williams and Bell with 17 points each. Peterson finished with eight points while Helen Mitchner scored seven. Paige Bugher had six points with Chelsea Brown scoring five points. Allyson Hayes scored three points and Emily Gurchiek added two points.

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