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Alfred N. Carman, Sr., 80

LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mr. Alfred N. Carman Sr., were held 10 a.m. Monday, May 3, at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Lebanon, with Dr. Larry Locke officiating.

Interment will follow at the Hartsville Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Carman, age 80 of Lebanon, passed away Friday, Apr. 30, 2010, at the Quality Care Nursing Home in Lebanon.

Born October 8, 1929, in Trousdale County, he was the son of the late Lillard Thompson Carman and Maude Frances Armstrong Carman. Mr. Carman served in the United States Navy and was a member of the College Hills Church of Christ where he served as a deacon.

A Lebanon businessman, he founded Al’s Foodland in 1968.  He was a former president of the American Beefalo Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, George & Billy Carman. 

Survived by wife of nearly 60 years Dora Nunley Carman; children Merilyn (Ken) Couch of Knoxville; Alfred N. (Pat) Carman Jr. of Nashville; and Robin Lynn Edwards of Lebanon; brother James (Joyce) Carman of Hartsville.

Also surviving are grandchildren Kelley (Greg) Sohn, Jennifer (Bryant) Powell, Kasey Couch, Jonathan (Lila) Carman, Jeffrey (Kellye) Carman, Kim (Zach) Watson, Kristen (Branson) Stevens, and Merilyn (Daniel) Ater; great grandchildren Krystal Robbins, Lilly Carman, Mamie Carman, Hollis Watson, Bailee Powell, Montana Powell, Ryker Ater and Rafe Ater.

Pallbearers:  Bryant Powell, Greg Sohn, Daniel Ater, Jonathan Carman, Jeffrey Carman and David Mayberry.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon in charge of arrangements.

Bobby E. Todd, 79

LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mr. Bobby E. Todd are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, May 3 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Lebanon, with Carl Jones, Pastor John Hunn, and Pastor Gordon Lee officiating.

Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 11 AM Monday at Ligon & Bobo.

Mr. Todd, age 79 of Lebanon passed away Apr. 30, 2010, at his home.

Born January 10, 1931, in Luray, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Leo Othello Todd and Virginia Bessinger Todd Meid. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and later served in the National Guard.

He received his E.D.S. degree from Middle Tennessee State University, and taught at Castle Heights Military Academy from 1952-1977, and at the Tennessee Preparatory School from 1977 until he retired in 1995.

He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Naomi Todd and brothers, Dr. Carl Todd, Maj. Leo Todd and Joe Frank Todd.

Survived by his wife of nearly 45 years, Sabra Woodall Todd; son Bobby E. (Jennifer) Todd II and grandsons Nathan Keaton Todd and Jadon Elias Todd -- all of Murfreesboro; and step brothers, Ed and Charles Meid of Tampa, Fla.

Honorary pallbearers: Col. George Suddarth, Col. Gene Hale, Leon Vantrease, JohnGreer
Charlie Bissinger, Bill Adams, Annette Spitzer, Katherine Fletcher, JoAnne Cotton, Joe Nave, Paul Barnard, Ken Head, Joe Atkisson, Betty Dickerson, John Bunnell, Gerald Williams, Paul Holsen,Orlando Segarra, Jerry Ream, Clay Wood, Mary Ann Bay, Claudia Burton and Betty Spitzer.

Active pallbearers: Greg Hemontolor, Lee Wood, Al Ashworth, Walter Todd, Jim Goodall, Ernest Cotton Jr., Scott Winslow and Ron Joines.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon in charge of arrangements.


General News

County schools closed Tuesday

LSSD SCHOOLS OPEN -- Cleanup efforts are underway on Lebanon's downtown after Sinking Creek spilled out of its banks twice over the weekend, flooding the Public Square and spilling into several businesses.

Lebanon proper received a little over 10 inches of rain from Saturday morning until Sunday evening.

The Paper Mill, A Plus Print Design, Classic Travel, Seat Studio, Markhams Shoes and the law offices of B.F. "Jack" Lowery, Hugh Green and Frank Lannom & Associates sustained water damage. Lowery's offices had several inches of water invade on Sunday.

Some downtown offices facing temporary moves

The following is an e-mail blast sent from the Lebanon / Wilson County Chamber of Commerce early Monday afternoon.

"Thanks for your prompt response to the need for boxes and containers, that need has been fulfilled! We had several businesses and individuals that brought boxes. Thank you!

However, several businesses in the downtown area will be unable to continue day to day operations for approximately two weeks.  If anyone has office space available for businesses to house their business, please contact the Chamber office at 615-444-5503.

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