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Dorothy Lee Laine Locke, 86

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been set for 11 a.m. Friday, April 23 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Locke, 86, of Lebanon. A 1943 graduate of Lebanon High School and a member of the College Hills Church of Christ, Mrs. Locke died Tuesday, Apr. 20 at her residence.

The widow of the late Nick M. Locke, Jr., she was a graduate of the Oak Ridge School of Cosmetology.
Visitation Friday after 10 a.m. Services will be conducted by Dr. Larry Locke and Tom Arnold. Entombment will follow at the Hermitage Memories Mausoleum.

Survivors include children Gayle Locke Kennedy of Franklin and Nick C. (Diane) Locke of Lake Wylie, SC and step-son Harold Locke of Quinlan, TX.

Also surviving are siblings Shirley (Tony) Dematteo and Frank (Dimple) Laine Jr. -- both of Lebanon and Linda (Bobby) Yarbrough of Clarksville; grandchildren  Stacy (Stan) Watson, Cindy (Rob) Brown, Nikki (Oliver) Schwendeler, Lee (Lyn Lee) Kennedy, Wes (Nancy) Kennedy and Toby (Karen) Locke.

In addition to her late husband, she is preceded in death by parents Frank and Laura Hastings Laine; siblings Frances Vanhook, Iva Dell McMinn, Martha Bell, Ralph and David Laine. 

Pallbearers: Lee and Wes Kennedy, Jack Bell, Stan Watson, Toby Locke and Rob Brown.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or College Hills Church of Christ Building Fund.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth D. Poley, 82

MADISON, WI -- Former Wilson Countian and flying enthusiast Kenneth D. Poley died Sunday, April 18, 2010 in Elk Grove, California at the age of 82. A memorial and burial will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Apr. 26 at the Roselawn Memorial Park in Madison, WI.

A long time resident of Lebanon "Ken" was an active bicyclist and he helped organized early days of the yearly bike ride around Wilson County during the Wilson County Fair. He could be found on Saturday mornings leading informal rides around the county. 

A retired engineer with Hoeganaes corporation, TRW-Ross Gear and Oscar Mayer, his first love was flying. From his first job at 17 with Piper aircraft near his childhood home in Lockhaven, PA to later joining the U.S. Air Force, Ken loved to fly. He retired from the Air National Guard in Wisconsin with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

Mr. Poley was a fixture at the Lebanon airport and was active in the Experimental Aircraft Association, serving as president of the chapter 863. He was proud of his involvement in the EAA Young Eagle program and personally introduced over 387 young people to flying through the program. One of Ken's proudest achievements was mentoring a young pilot all the way to the U.S. Air Force Academy and being there to administer his commissioning oath at graduation.

Survivors include children Greg Poley, Pam Poley, Scott Poley and Michelle Poley; grandchildren David, Brian, Tina and Daniel and one great, grandchild.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Marcia Poley.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to the American Cancer Society. Roselawn Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.

Stella Lee Jaco, 85

WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, April 22 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Jaco, 85, of Lebanon. Born in the Statesville Community and a homemaker, she died Apr. 19, 2010 at Lebanon's University Medical Center.

A member of the Smith Fork Baptist Church, she was the widow of the late Ivy Jaco.

Services were conducted by Pastor Daniel Stirnemann with burial at the Jennings Cemetery.

Survivors include: children Linda Mae Johnson of Lebanon and Leroy (Ruby) Jaco of Murfreesboro; grandchildren Debbie Heady, Susan Sissom, Gary Jaco, Melissa Jaco, Calvin Dean Jaco, Joseph Jaco, Jason Jaco, Stella Ray Jaco and Bubba Jaco. Also surviving are 15 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild; along with brother Bill Bullard of Woodbury.

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by parents Grady and Emma Hughes Bullard, son William "Buddy" Jaco and sisters Ruth Wallace, Viloa Stone and Ethel Vaughn.

Family and friends served as pallbearers. Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, was in charge of arrangements.

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