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Showing 11 articles from March 16, 2010.


Carl S. Putty, 58

LEBANON -- Memorial services were held Monday afternoon, March 15 at Seay's Chapel United Methodist Church for Mr. Putty, 58, of Gallatin. He passed away on March 10, 2010.

Survivors include:  children Georgia (Bill) Maclin of Mt. Juliet, Steven T (Dana) Putty and Bobby Putty -- both of Lebanon. Also surviving are siblings Faye (Glenn) Blair of Hartsville, Nancy Carolyn Pratt of Westmoreland and Floyd Edward Putty Jr. of Hermitage; along with granddaughters Lakrissa and Monica.

He was preceded in death by parents Floyd (Lily) Edward Putty Sr. and brother James Calvin Putty.

Gladys Elizabeth Kilzer, 58

LEBANON – Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, March 16 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Kilzer, 58, of Lebanon.  She passed away Mar. 12, 2010.

Services were conducted by Brother Danny Sellars. Interment followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery. 

Survivors include children Melissa (Michael) Timbs and James (Angela) Woodall; father of children James Woodall; siblings Louis (Ruth) Adams, Bonnie (Joe) Armstrong and Nathan (Wanda) Adams; grandchildren Candice Adams, Jacob Worley, Ashley Woodall, Abby Woodall, Briana Woodall, and Sahvanna Woodall; and three great-grandchildren. Family members served as pallbearers.

She is preceded in death by parents Louis W. and Treva Cole Adams, and special friend Danny Williams.    Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, was in charge of arrangements.

James C. Robertson, 59

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 at the JC Hellum Funeral Home for Mr. Robertson, 59, of Lebanon. Known as "Slide" to his friends and family, Mr. Robertson was born June 28, 1950. He died March 12, 2010 at University Medical Center.

Family visitation will be held 1-2 p.m. Wednesday with funeral to follow. Services will be conducted by Pastor Willis Orr, Sr. and Pastor Damond Bragg. Burial will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: wife Hattie Robertson; children Ricco (Shawntell), Latisha S. Tapley and Frenesha White; brother John Robertson; daughter-in-law Kierra Robertson; as well as many other relatives and friends.    Funeral service in the care of JC Hellum Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Kenneth Eugene Selleck, 55

LEBANON – Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, March 15 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Selleck, 55, of Lebanon. A veteran of the U.S. Army and a Methodist, he died Friday, Mar. 12, 2010.

Services were conducted by Brother Jason Shoemake. Interment followed in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Pegram.  Family and friends served as pallbearers.

Survivors include wife Bettie Ruff Selleck; father Carl Selleck; brother Edward (Lorraine) Selleck; children Cynthia (Jonathan) Green, Nicole Parker, Carol (Bo) Davis, Wendy (David) Willmore, Kenneth Selleck Jr., Chad Blackwell, Barry (Cindy) McEntire, Lamar (Jayne’) McEntire and Timothy (Jane) McEntire; along with 26 grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by mother Roselia Hinks Selleck.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, was in charge of arrangements.

Lela Mai Burnett, 85

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, March 16 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Ms. Burnett, 85, of Mt. Mt. Juliet. A member of the Green Hill church of Christ, she died Mar. 13, 2010.

Services were conducted by Brother August Ruff. Interment followed at Nashville National Cemetery, Madison.

Survivors include: children Gail Gilchrist, Kathy (Randy) Burton, Judy Derryberry, Harry (Donna) Burnett and Robert “Bubba” Burnett; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by parents James and Mai Belle Reed Reasonover; husband Robert Burnett; daughters Bobbie Hicks and Pam Hamblen; and great-grandson Jordan Hamblen.

Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet was in charge of arrangements.

Maude Frances Neal , 73

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, March 13 at the JC Hellum Funeral Home for Mrs. Neal, 73, of Lebanon. The daughter of the late Ruby Adams Burnley and Charlie Brown Adams, she died Mar. 10, 2010 at Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville.

Services were conducted by Bishop A.J. Valentine. Burial was at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: husband Earl Ray Neal; children Jarvis and Ronnie (Gail) Kelley, Edwina K. (Michael) R.) Rhodes; extended children Corey Neal, Londie Kelly, April Foster -- all of Lebanon.

Also surviving: brother-in-law Fred (Michelle) Chumley, sisters-in-law Ann (Preston) Majors, Linda Chumley, Dorothy Carr, Alice (David) Wharton, Daisy (William) Marsh and Jessica King -- all of Nashville; siblings William Adams, Mary Agnes Bell, Mary Ann Vaden of Hartsville, Wayne (Twanda) Adams of Smyrna, Sammy B. (Audrey) Adams of Nashville.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by daughter Shelia M. Kelly. Sis. Neal shared love with all her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews, other relatives and friends.  Funeral services in the care of JC Hellum Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Scriptoria Wester, 93

LEBANON -- Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time for Mrs. Wester, 93, of Lebanon.

Widow of the late Brother Johnny "Preacherman" Wester, she passed away Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Cedars Health Care.

Disyal Funeral Home, Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.


General Sports

Bradshaw resigns at FCS

By TOMMY BRYAN, sports editor
There are now three high school basketball jobs open in Wilson County following Matt Bradshaw’s resignation earlier this week at Friendship Christian School. Bradshaw, 33, turned in his notice after seven seasons at FCS, winning at least 20 games in a season five times for an overall record of 147-64.

A former point guard at Lebanon High and a collegiate golfer at Cumberland University, Bradshaw’s teams won three regular season district championships, two district tourna-ments, advanced to two TSSAA sectionals and his most re- cent team won the Region 4A tournament championship for the first time in the program’s history.

“My wife and I have three young children she stays at home with them,” Bradshaw said, “I really need to find a better financial situation -- be it coaching, administration or the private sector. My options are pretty much open right now.”

The FCS job opens up at a time when both the boys’ and girls’ jobs at Watertown High are being ad-vertised.

As was reported in The Post back on March 3, Watertown boys’ coach T.J. Hewitt stepped down from his post after his team was eliminated in the region 4A tournament. Hewitt, who will remain of the Watertown faculty and will assist with the foot-ball program, had a record of 36-43 in three year in- cluding a mark of 12-14 this past season.

 The Watertown girl’s job is also open. Principal Jeff Luttrell coached the team this past season on an interim basis after John Palmer resigned in the fall.

Local spring sports updates

PREP BASEBALL CRANKS UP -- Four Wilson County baseball teams were in action Monday as the spring sports calendar officially opened.

Mt. Juliet High picked up a pair of wins over Alabama teams in Crestview, Florida with an 8-3 triumph over Hazel Green and a 9-3 win over Dothan. Senior Jake Harper homered in both games for the Bears.

Lebanon High traveled to McMinnville and downed Warren County 8-3 as Cain Sloan drilled a two-run HR in the top of the first. Jake Byrd picked up the decision while Antonio Logue got the save.

Watertown High dropped a 13-0, five-inning loss to Macon County.

Friendship Christian School lost two games Monday in the Nike Classic, held in Gulf Shores, Ala. The Commanders fell to Huntsville, AL 2-0 (in a no-hitter) and 10-3 to NW Rankin, MS. Chris Hall and Dylan Boyd each had three hits in the nightcap.

Roar Run set March 27
LEBANON -- Entries are still being accepted for the second annual “Roar Run”, sponsored by Byars Dowdy Elementary School. The event is set for Saturday, March 27.  Entry fee for the 5K is $20 for anyone 14 and over; $10 for ages 5-13.

The 5K, which will start and finish on the Castle Heights campus, will start at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee for the children’s one mile fun run is $10 for those age 10 and up; $5 for 9 and under. The fun run will start at 8 a.m. Register online at

Spring sports update

Lebanon’s baseball team will be busy this weekend, participating in the Sports Clips Classic, set for various playing sites in and around Gallatin. Coach Tracy Slone’s Blue Devils will travel to White House this afternoon for a 4 p.m. game vs. Montgomery Central High of Cunningham.

Saturday at 10 a.m., LHS will return to White House to take on the host White House Blue Devils. Lebanon completes pool play Saturday at 3 p.m. against Ezell-Harding Academy in a game slated for Gallatin High’s home field -- the Municipal Park. The elimination phase of the tournament will be held Sunday.

Other local action Friday includes: Mt. Juliet Christian Academy’s softball team will host Knox Webb in a 3:30 p.m. doubleheader at the Mt. Juliet Little League Complex off Highway 70.

Monday, March 22: Watertown’s Tigerettes will host Antioch High in a 4 p.m. softball game at Three Forks Park;  Mt. Juliet Christian is scheduled to host Lighthouse Christian in a 4:30 game at the Little League Complex;

In baseball action Monday night: 2009 Class AAA runner-up Mt. Juliet will play at District 9AAA rival Hendersonville High in a 7 p.m. contest.

Prep soccer is cranking up as Mt. Juliet Christian Academy will be on the road at Pleasant View Christian for a 4 p.m. match.

Tuesday, March 23: Watertown High will host District 8A rival Friendship Christian in a single game at Three Forks Park. Also on Tuesday, MJ Christian will host Jackson County High in a 5:30 p.m. soccer match.

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