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Clara Ann Riley, 85
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Riley, 85, of Mt. Juliet.
A member of Hermitage Presbyterian Church and an elementary school teacher in the Metro Nashville school system for many years, Mrs. Riley died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010.
Services were conducted by Brother Chuck Groover.
Survivors include: children Sue (Phil) Smartt of Mt. Juliet and Chris (Judy) Riley of St. Petersburg, FL.
Also surviving: brothers Frederick Bittmann and Chris Bittmann -- both of Tampa, FL; grandchildren Noel Riley, Joel Smartt, Beth Riley Davis, Jeremy Smartt and Carrie Smartt O’Neal along with 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by parents C.J. and Milda Kreher Bittmann; husband James T. Riley; siblings Madeline Fowler and Dr. John Bittmann.
Memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, TN 37203.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.
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Philip Grayson Cullum Sr., 93
Philip Grayson Cullum Sr.
NASHVILLE -- Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning, Jan. 1, 2011, at the Jackson Park Church of Christ for Mr. Cullum, 93, of Nashville.
Born July 25, 1917, in Davidson County to the late Edward G. Cullum and Goldie Binkley Cullum, he died Dec. 29, 2010, at his residence.
Office manager for the J.L. Perry Company in Nashville for over 35 years, Mr. Cullum was a talented singer, participating in many vocal groups through the years.
He was a song leader in the Churches of Christ for over 50 years, having traveled Middle Tennessee with Ministers singing at many Gospel Meetings.
He attended the Jackson Park and Rivergate Churches of Christ.
Interment was in Madison's Spring Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include: his wife of over 69 years, Grace Smythe Cullum; children Philip Grayson (Carolyn) Cullum, Jr. of Lexington, KY and Joyce (Edmond) Rucker of Thompson Station.
Also surviving are five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Cullum is preceded in death by siblings Vivian Parks, Marjorie Watson, Aline Lawson, Kathryn Ritchie, Lucille Garrett and Rosseau Cullum.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice or the Wayne Reed Christian Child Care Center.
Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Willadean Ogle VanHook, 84
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Monday morning, Jan. 3 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. VanHook, 84, of Lebanon.
Born Mar. 22, 1926, in Smith County to the late Albert H. Ogle Jr. and Pauline Springfield Ogle, Mrs. VanHook died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Lebanon's University Medical Center.
Retired from Texas Boot Co., she worked in the cafeteria at Southside Elementary and attended Barton’s Creek Baptist Church.
Services were conducted by Eld. James T. Gibbs. Interment followed in the Bartons Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include:  daughter Sylvia (Eddie) Fields; granddaughter Denise Fields; brother Albert (Liz) Ogle Jr.; daughter-in-law Linda VanHook; niece Deborah (Wayne) Fletcher; nephews Dillard (Robbie) Rodgers Jr., Gene Echols; great-niece Kristi Fletcher.
She was preceded in death by her husband Marion VanHook; son Phillip VanHook; grandson Michael Fields; siblings Frances Marks, Christine Rodgers and Ralph Ogle. 
Pallbearers: Wayne Fletcher, Roger, Mackie, and Eddie Fields, Albert Ogle Jr., Dillard Rodgers, Jr. and Gene Echols.
Arrangements by Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.
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General News

Recycling firm destroyed; smoke visible for miles

By PATRICK HALL
Smoke could be seen for miles trailing from a fire at Omni Industrial Recycling & Plastics Processing at 222 Business Park Drive, in Lebanon, off Highway 109 and south of Highway 70 on Monday afternoon.

Fire and Rescue personnel from the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency and Lebanon Fire Department responded to the call, made at approximately 1:30 p.m. as the computer recycling building became engulfed in flames.
 

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