MURFREESBORO -- Dr. Bob Womack, 86, a former principal of Lebanon Junior High School and former resident of Lebanon, died Saturday, April 17, 2010 of heart failure in Murfreesboro. Dr. Womack, a historian, college professor and Walking Horse enthusiast, was principal of Lebanon Junior High School during the 1950s.
While principal of Lebanon Junior High, local educator and football coach Jimmy Allen was a member of the faculty. Dr. Womack took great pride in Allen’s championship football team that went undefeated in 1956. Dr. Womack left his position here in 1957 to become a member of the faculty at Middle Tennessee State University. He was still active as a faculty member at MTSU at the time of his death.
He gained a significant reputation as an authority on the Civil War and published a number of papers and books about the war’s history. He also was regarded as a credible resource on the Tennessee Walking Horse and had been inducted into the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Hall of Fame.
Dr. Womack was a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at MTSU. The Department has recently been renamed the Womack Family Department of Educational Leadership. A native of Flat Creek in Bedford County, Dr. Womack was preceded in death by his parents, David Andrew Womack and Georgia Price Womack, his wife Elizabeth Clements Womack, brothers Price, Paul and Ben Womack and sisters Helen Womack and Sara Womack.
He is survived by children Andy (Cherry) Womack, Ricky Womack, Lara (Steve) Daniel and Lynn Womack, grandsons David (Cheryl) Womack, Jackson Short and Samuel Short, granddaughters Dana Womack, Marguerite (Rob) Sims, Sara Womack and Meaghan Daniel, and great-grandchildren Molly Womack, Mason Womack, Riley Sims and Emery Sims.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Rosebank Cemetery in Flat Creek. Pallbearers were Dwight Bullard, Joe Sawyer, Bob Bullen, Marty McCullough, Jimmy Allen, John Stanford, Ross Spielman and Aubrey Mosely.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MTSU Foundation for the Womack Family Endowment.
WATERTOWN -- Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Orrand, 86, of Lebanon. Born in Carthage to the late Edgar Lee and Valley Jenkins Wilkerson, the homemaker died Apr. 19, 2010 at her residence. She was a member of the Shop Springs Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to Wednesday's service. Services will be conducted by Rev. Kenneth Trammel and Rev. Brad Brandon. Burial will follow at the Jones Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include daughters Maxine (Larry) Guinn of Lebanon and Susan (Jerry) Watson of Lebanon; grandchildren Tim (Marla) Guinn, Karri (Wayne) Trammell, Jennifer (Thomas) Bush, Dusty (Heidi) Watson and Brandy (Stephen) Illobre; great grandchildren Demmie and Allie Guinn, Jacob, Kylee and Will Trammell, Julie, Levi and Jil Watson, Savannah and Jacob Bush.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Orrand is preceded in death by husband William Maxie Orrand, Sr., and son William Maxie Orrand, Jr., sisters Leatrice Shrum and Mildred McDowell.
Pallbearers will include: Tim Guinn, Dusty Watson, Wayne Trammell, Stephen Illobre, Fred White and Harold McDonald. Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown.
GERMANTOWN -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at the Faith Presbterian Church, Germantown, for Mrs. Krough, 78, of Cordova. Born in St. Louis, MO., to the late Erwin and Helene Kaiser, she died Apr. 9, 2010 at home following an extended illness.
A 1948 graduate of Maplewood Richmond Heights High School, she was retired from the F.D.I.C. and a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Germantown and was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother
Her final resting place will be at Memorial Park Southwoods.
Survivors include: husband Christian T. Krogh of Cordova; daughters Heidi Mitchell of Eads and Kristina K. Brady of Lebanon.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Faith Presbyterian Church, 8816 Poplar Pike, Germantown, 38138. Memorial Park Funeral Home, Memphis, is in charge of arrangements.
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 at the Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Allen, 71, of Hartsville. The daughter of the late John and Addie Reeves Morton, she died Monday, Apr. 21, 2010.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12 Noon until the funeral. Services will be conducted by Brother Bill Jackson and Sister Frances Dennis. Burial will follow at the Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: children Linda Allen, Sandra (David) Williams and Randy Allen; sisters Johnny Sue Scurlock, Louise (Buck) Titsworth and Jean (Jerry) Hames; grandchildren Monica Williams, James Williams and Megan Williams. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Allen is preceded in death by husband Claude Allen and brothers Richard Morton.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, April 20 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Tyree, 78, of the Statesville Community. Retired after 34 years with Texas Boot Company, Mrs. Tyree died Apr. 18, 2010 at Lebanon's University Medical Center.
A native of Wilson County and the daughter of the late James A. and Rosie Bayne Morris, she was a member of the Smith Fork Baptist Church.
Services were conducted by Rev. Eltis Brown and Rev. Allen Lyon. Burial was at the Bartons Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include: husband Jackie Tyree of Statesville and children: Shirley (Stephen) Cummings of Carthage, Charles Lee (Kelly) Garner of Hartsville, Mary Lou Usrey and Marie Abou-Rhma -- both of Lebanon, Sadie Francis (Richard) Nichols of Watertown and Lucy Ann (Bud) Taylor of Westmoreland.
Also surviving are stepchildren: Diane (Jimmy) Owen and Azel (Doris) Tyree -- all of Statesville, Jackie Sue (Robert) Taylor of Lebanon and Josh (Carrie) Tyree of Liberty; 24 grandchildren and 3- great grandchildren; siblings Charlie T. Morris, John (Louise) Morris, Pauline (Kenneth) Dodd and Frances (Junior) Dodd as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Tyree is preceded in death by an infant brother James Albert Morris.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
COLUMBIA -- Funeral services were held Monday morning, April 19 at the Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home for Mr. Jackson, 76, of Columbia and formerly of Mt. Juliet. A 1951 graduate of Mt. Juliet High and a veteran of the US Navy, he died Apr. 16, 2010 after a three-year battle with cancer.
Born July 15, 1933 in Mt. Juliet, the Maury County businessman and farmer was the son of the late Alvin and Lona Jackson. Following his military service, he enrolled in the University of Tennessee-Knoxville where he earned a degree in Business Finance in 1962. Mr. Jackson had a long career as President of the Federal Land Bank in Maury, Lawrence and Williamson counties. He was a certified Real Estate Appraiser and worked as an independent consultant on many re-appraisals for the FDIC in the late 1980s.
As a Real Estate Broker, he specialized in real estate investments and land values and also served as an expert witness in legal proceedings related to property issues. As a member of the faculty of Columbia State Community College, he taught real estate finance courses for several years.
He was a member and active in the activities of Graymere Church of Christ. Graveside services were held later Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville with John Vaughan officiating.
Survivors include: children Kay Jackson Artibee of Nashville and Neal Clay (Sherry Stubblefield) Jackson of Summertown; granddaughter Madeline Grace Artibee; his former wife Doris Byrd Jackson of Franklin and sister Mary Jackson Harris of Nashville. He was preceded in death by a sister Lois Jackson Bogle.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 1864, Columbia 38401. Family and friends served as active pallbearers. Honorary: Jim Thomas, Will Rivers, Richard Groce, Col. Johnny Holland, James H. Wright, Phillip Paul and the Mt. Juliet High School Class of 1951.
Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
LEBANON – Graveside services will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 22 at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens for Mrs. Eatherly, 83. A homemaker and a member of College Hills Church of Christ, she died Monday, April 19, 2010 at Summit Medical Center.
The family will receive visitors from 4 until 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 21 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Survivors include sons, Clifford (Karen) Eatherly, Jerry (Cindy) Eatherly and Gregg (Lynn) Eatherly; daughters, Alice (Mike) Lenox, Emily (Ken) Vaughn and Jenny Lee (Randy) Cook; grandchildren, Benjamin and Jayden Eatherly, Eddie Doss and Rachel Eatherly, Edward and Meagan Eatherly, Bart Lenox, Melanie Currin, Brad Vanatta, Kelly Vos, Kristin Puryear, Mallory Cook and Alex Cook; six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Doss and Minnie Adella Lawing Hill; husband, Eddie Stone Eatherly; three brothers and two sisters. Mrs. Eatherly’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
LEBANON -- Graveside services for Mrs. Baird are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, April 23, at the Cedar Grove in Lebanon with Dr. John Cheetham officiating.
Mrs. Baird, age 89, of Lebanon passed away Monday, Apr. 19, 2010, at the University Medical Center.
Born March 26, 1921, in St. Joseph, MO, she was the daughter of the late Paul Preston Howell and Nellie Santos Howell.
She was a member the First Presbyterian Church and was a longtime member of the Year Round Garden Club.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Nellie Grace Barnes and Blanche Dorsel; and a brother, Paul Preston Howell.
She is survived by her husband of over 63 years, Ed B. Baird; sons Walter (Kathy) Baird of Nashville and Ed (Holli) Baird of Brentwood; grandchildren Sarah Frances Baird, Stuart Baird and Emily Baird -- all of Nashville and Taylor Baird of Atlanta, GA; slong with sister Adeline Dannevik of Chicago, IL.
Family request memorials to the First Presbyterian Church or to the charity of your choice. Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home of Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at the JC Hellum Funeal Chapel for Mr. Ware, 65. Born June 4, 1944, he died Apr. 18, 2010 at Alive Hospice at Skyline Madison Campus.
Family visitation is planned Saturday from 12 Noon - 1 p.m. with funeral to follow. Services will be conducted by Chaplain Charles Gibson. Burial follows at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: mother Minnie L. Brown; devoted wife Laura; siblings Ricardo Ware, Rolander Weaver (Beatrice), G. Micheal Brown (Pat) and Gloria Brown; children Teno Ware (Amy), Melva Williams (Keith), Nicko Ware, Jabina Gervin and Sabina Ware; nine grandchildren; a grandchild; sister-in-law Gloria Holmes (Robert); brother-in-law Danny Love (Rosemary); along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service is in the care of JC Hellum Funeral Home, 107 Stokes St., Lebanon.
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Denton, 47, of Murfreesboro. An 18-year employee of Horizon Distribution Company, he died Saturday, Apr. 17, 2010.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 12 Noon until the service. Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Greg Moser. Burial will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: parents Bill and Susan Denton; siblings Cathy Sue (Larry) Anderson, Jason Neil Denton and Robin Lynn (Chris) Webster of Michigan; nieces and nephews Cameron, Nathan, and Molly Webster; aunt and uncle Bobby and Joan Denton; cousin Deneice (Rick) Spurgeon along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Robert Henry Denton and Margaret Conatser Denton and maternal grandparents Roy Lee and Cornelia Ruth Bush.
Active pallbearers: Larry Anderson, Chris Webster, Rick Spurgeon, James Walker, Doug Webster, Bill Havis, Mac Armstrong and Paul Lamb. Honorary: Tommy Bernard and The Horizon Group.
Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 21 at the Church of God Worship and Ministry Center (1007 Hartsville Pike), for Mrs. Hamlet, 75, of Lebanon.
Active in the Church of God where she was a past church clerk and sang in the choir for many years, she passed away Apr. 18, 2010. Mrs. Hamlet also volunteered at University Medical Center in Lebanon.
The family will be receiving friends at the church for one hour prior to service on Wednesday.
The church service will be conducted by Brother Gordon Lee. Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years Bill Hamlet; daughters Nikki Hamlet and Rita (Tom) Dulek; sisters Dorothy Scoggins and Vera (John) Wrye; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by parents George and Ruth Kirby Cox, and brothers David Cox, Riley Cox, Charles Cox, James Cox and Wayne Cox.
Pallbearers: Charles Cox, Tommy Reeves, Randy Dies, Shane Dies, Lanny Linnear and Christopher Wayne Cox. Honorary: The Upper Room Sunday School Class and Church Choir. The family extends a special think you to Odyssey Hospice and the staff at Quality Care.
Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, is in charge of all arrangements.
It’s 7:30 in the morning. The kids are patiently waiting by the back door, teeth brushed, hot breakfast in the first stages of the digestion process and backpacks sit neatly at their feet. Meanwhile, the matriarch of the family zips her bag, gives her makeup and perfectly coordinated outfit a quick check in the spotless bathroom mirror and ushers her compliant children to the car.
On the ride to school, a “Learn how to speak French” CD plays and the children begin a French dialogue with their mother. Children and parent giggle when the youngest asks if French toast is just called ‘toast’ when made in France.
Dear Ken: What was Meryl Streep’s first film? Where is she from and does she have children?
Streep, 60, was born in Summit, N.J., and was a cheerleader and homecoming queen in high school. She made her first movie appearance in “Julia” in 1977 but gained major attention as Inga Helms Weiss in the 1978 miniseries “Holocaust.” She has made just over 40 films, been nominated for 16 Academy Awards and won two, for “Kramer Vs. Kramer” and “Sophie’s Choice.” She went to college at Vassar and the Yale School of Drama. The mother of a son and three daughters worked as a waitress before she hit the big time.
By Angel Kane
We did it! This week Wilson Living Magazine hit 1000 plus fans on FACEBOOK!!
As many of you are aware, Facebook is the popular internet site that connects friends, families and communities. We, at WLM, started a fan page a few months back so that we could connect with all our readers and BOY have we connected! We love hearing from our fans who regularly post their comments on our page and we frequently post our own juicy tidbits about upcoming stories.
By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post
Among the many reasons to attend the first ever Whip Crackin’ Rodeo set for Friday and Saturday are the charitable organizations who are to benefit from the funds raised as a result of the event.
A total of 16 organizations have been selected to benefit, and one of them, Southern STARRS, will actually have one of its part-time workers taking part in the rodeo.
Augusta National Golf Club, home of this week’s Masters Tournament (and the 2010 debut of Tiger Woods), reigns as the crown jewel of American golf courses.
And Mt. Juliet jeweler Dwight Belew counts himself fortunate to be returning for his eighth year as a gallery guard on hole No. 1 because not only does it mean that he gets as close as anyone to the greats of the game but it also means he will get to play the course in May.
Ben Powell, 72, serves as a walking, talking encyclopedia on all things agricultural about Tennessee.
But he takes modest pride in the fact that for more than 100 years, his family has raised sheep on their farms in the Linwood community between Tuckers Crossroads and Watertown.
Today, he and his son, Mark, watch over a flock of 125 ewes representing three breeds: Hampshire, Southdown and Dorset. Before spring yields to summer, each ewe will give birth to one or two (and on occasion three) lambs.
Wilson County Master Gardener program, a 14-week training program in the areas of horticulture, specifically gardening and landscaping practices, is gearing up for another session.
This program is sponsored by the Wilson County Extension Service and the Wilson County Master Gardener Association.
By ANNE DONNELL
I heard a basketball coach in an interview (Final Four) say, “That’s me.” I began wondering -- is it really so bad that we say, “That’s me,” instead of “That’s I”? I know about the cases and all that structure, but most people say things like, “That’s me,” or “That would be me.” If we can break this rule, why not everything else?
Hmm. An anarchist? Maybe not.
To the Editor:
It’s with a grateful heart that I write to thank you for The Wilson Post. In an era where new media gurus claim “newspapers are dead,” you are thriving.
By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post
Traffic congestion around a local school in the early morning and afternoon is the result of one crossing guard suffering an illness and another one who quit, a law enforcement official said Thursday.
Traffic at Walter J. Baird Middle School, and to a degree Coles Ferry Elementary School which is next to and in front of WJB, has been moving slower in recent days due to the absence of the two crossing guards, and concerns have been expressed that budget cuts by the City of Lebanon may have played a part.
By Ben Dudley, The Wilson Post
Lebanon has received its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit with an added bonus as the city is now allowed to dump up to 10 million gallons of treated sewage per day into the Cumberland River.
That was the word Tuesday night from Commissioner of Public Works Jeff Baines to Lebanon City Council during its regular meeting.
He noted the permit also includes extra screening in order to keep down the levels of ammonia, nitrogen and phosphorous that the city’s sewage contains.
“This is treated sewage,” Baines said. “Everyone’s first reaction is shock about dumping sewage into a river, but this is not what you think. Besides, it has to go somewhere.”
By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post
Your toes are going to tap, period.
And it might take all you have to stifle the urge to get up and dance an Irish jig – professionals will be on hand for that – but you’ll be thoroughly entertained by the Celtic songs and instrumentals planned for the second annual Celtic Country Faire benefiting Southern STARRS, a no fee therapeutic horseback riding program for special needs children and adults.
From Post staff reports
Local schools will receive almost $1.4 million as a result of Tennessee being selected one of two states as a finalist in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top competition.
Only Tennessee and Delaware were announced in late March as winners in the first round of the competition for federal funding. Delaware will receive approximately $100 million and Tennessee $500 million to implement their respective comprehensive school reform plans over the next four years.
From Post staff reports
Commuter rail ridership is trending up, according to a report offered Thursday at the regular quarterly meeting of the Nashville and Eastern Railroad Authority in Lebanon.
In his report to the NERA, Bill Drunsic, president of the Nashville and Eastern Railroad, said “ridership has been showing an uptick” for the Music City Star route between Lebanon and Nashville.
LEBANON -- If the booming bats don’t get you one day, Cumberland’s stingy pitching staff will get you the next. The Bulldogs (now 37-8 overall / 10-2 TranSouth) relied on both offensive production as well as spectacular pitching and solid defense in a weekend sweep of visiting Freed-Hardeman University.
Ranked No. 2 in the latest NAIA national poll, Coach Woody Hunt’s team opened the conference series Friday with a 16-5 bludgeoning of the Lions at Ernest L. Stockton Field.
The Bulldogs collected 15 hits and took advantage of four walks, a hit batter and one costly error by the Lions in the run-rule shortened contest.
Cumberland scored four runs in the second and fifth innings and eight runs in the fourth inning. Max Kautz homered twice, doubled and drove in five runs and Matt Greener added three hits and five RBIs for the Bulldogs.
Greener was seeing his first action since missing most of the two previous games with a wrist injury. His first at bat proved his health with a booming double off the wall in left center, then singled home a pair of runs in the fourth and hit a bases-clearing double in the fifth, extending his hitting streak to 30 games in the process.
Shawn Schaefer (9-0) was sharp early but struggled a little with his control after the three straight long innings. The lefthander allowed three runs on five hits in six innings with three walks and seven strikeouts for his ninth victory in nine games this season.
Watertown corn hole tournament -- A corn hole tournament to benefit the volleyball and softball teams at Watertown High is planned for 6 p.m. Friday, April 30 at Robinson Stadium.
Entry fee is $40 per team, but a $5 discount is available if you bring your own board.
Call Coach Brandy Baird at 237-3434 or email her at: email@example.com.
HP two-man scramble -- Hunters Point Golf Club will stage it annual “Two Man Amateur Scramble” Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and 2. Entry fee is $190 per team; $200 if paid after April 30. Carts are not included. A practice round green fee is included with a paid entry fee if taken on or before April 30. For more information or to register, call the Pro Shop at 615-444-7521.
MJMS baseball camp -- Mt. Juliet Middle School Baseball Camp will be held at the Mt. Juliet Middle baseball field July 12-15, between the hours of 9-11:30 a.m. MJMS baseball Coach Rick Johnson will conduct the camp. Baseball fundamentals will be stressed and all skill levels will be represented. Boys ages 6-14 are encouraged to attend, regardless of experience. Along with individual skill instruction at all positions, we will also focus daily on proper conditioning and preparation for game play. Camp fees are $60 and all Bear campers receive a free t-shirt. Please register in advance. MJMS camp applications are available at MJMS and area elementary schools. For more information, call Coach Johnson at 754-6688 ext. 5851, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.