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Anthony Tony Foster Roberts, 58
LEBANON -- A memorial service is planned for a future date in Lebanon for Mr. Roberts, 58, of St. Augustine, FL.
A native of Lebanon, Mr. Roberts died in a work-related accident on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011.  Funeral arrangements, which will take place in Florida, are incomplete at this time. 
Survivors include: wife Eleanor Roberts, children Ryan (Kristin) Roberts and Becky Roberts Lassiter; grandchildren Gavin and Isabella Roberts and Riley Lassiter, mother Dorothy (Grady) Litchford, sister Bobbie (Joel) Speck and a number of step-children, step-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by father Charles Foster Roberts, sister Susan Diane North and brother Teddy Doyle Roberts.
Local arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.
Debbie Winans, 48
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Victory Baptist Church, for Mrs. Winans, 48, of Mt. Juliet.
A member of Victory Baptist Church, Mrs. Winans died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011.
She taught in the Mother’s Day Out Program and was the Special Needs Sunday School Class teacher at VBC and was also an adult advisor for the Boy Scouts of America.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday at Victory Baptist Church.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Chuck Groover. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Survivors include: husband Scott Winans; sons Scott Earl Winans and Matthew Taylor Winans; father Lon E. (Janette) Roberts; brother,Stacey (Kathleen) Roberts; grandmother Ethel Mae Shearron as well as other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Franda Shearron Roberts.
Active pallbearers: Scott Earl Winans, Matthew Winans, Stacey Roberts, Joshua Roberts, Joseph Roberts, Justin Pullin and Lou Crapsi. Honorary: Boy Scout Troop #293 and the teachers of Mother’s Day Out at Victory Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Winans Family Fund at any branch of Wilson Bank & Trust.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Rd. and Weston Dr., Mt. Juliet.
Gwendolyn Hamilton, 68
OLD HICKORY -- Graveside Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Hermitage Memorial Gardens for Ms. Hamilton, 68.
Born Aug. 1, 1942, she died Jan. 22, 2011.
Pastor Robert W. Willis will be the Eulogist.
Survivors include: sons William Calvin Hamilton, Jr. and Brandon Hamilton; siblings Leon, Ronnie (Tangla), Theophilus (Mary Ann Brown) Hayes, Veronica (Larry) Bender and Bonita Thompson; devoted nephew Kylan Burney as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements entrusted to J.C Hellum 107 Stokes St., Lebanon.
William Joseph Davis, 75
OLD HICKORY -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 21 at the Hermitage Funeral Home for Mr. Davis, 75, of Mt. Juliet.
Mr. Davis died Jan. 21, 2011.
He was a Deacon at First Baptist Church of Nashville, Windsor Forest Baptist Church in Savannah, GA, and Morningview Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL. He was in leadership with the Traffic and Transportation Club.
Burial was in the Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: his wife Carolyn Coleman Davis; daughters Cathy (Kim) Otto, Connie (Tony) Choate and Lucy (Trent) Smith.
Also surviving are grandchildren Becky Carroll, Rachel Carroll, Kayla (Casey) Dykes, Leslie Smith, William Carroll, Billy Otto, Nathan Smith, Corey Choate and Chad Choate; great-grandchildren, Bailey Huff and Abby Huff; mother Mamie Collins and brother Leslie Davis.
He is preceded in death by father Willie Howard Davis; siblings Jimmy Davis and Jean Beecher.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Nashville Benevolence Fund. Arrangements by Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gargens.

Ask Ken Beck

Cheyenne star Walker still stands tall

Dear Ken: What has happened to Clint Walker, star of the TV western “Cheyenne”? He was always one of my favorite cowboys.
The Big Guy, 83, lives in California with his wife, Susan, and is doing fine. You would most likely enjoy his web site,, which offers you the opportunity to purchase an autographed photo from him as well as some of his movies that are on DVD, such as “The Dirty Dozen.” In December, Warner Archives released season two of “Cheyenne” on DVD as well as Walker’s 1958 western “Fort Dobbs.” To purchase those DVDs, check out Walker, by the way, was born a twin (with sister Lucille) in Hartford, Ill., and worked on river boats, in the oil fields and as a deputy sheriff before he became an actor. During his prime, Walker stood 6-foot-6, weighed 235 pounds and had chest-waist-hips measurements of 48-32-36.



Calendar - Jan. 26

Government Meetings
Wilson County Board of Education will hold a work session at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 7, at the Central Office, 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon, to discuss the Watertown High School property. Following the work session, the board’s regular meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m. All items to be considered for the agenda must be faxed to 758-3775 to Rose Ratagick no later than noon, Wednesday, Jan. 26.

Lebanon City Council Finance Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights.

Lebanon City Council will meet in regular session at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights. Prior to the meeting, council will hold a work session at 4:30 p.m. at the same location.

Community Calendar
Wilson County Adult Learning Center offers classes for anyone interested in achieving his or GED diploma. Classes are held in Lebanon and in Mt. Juliet. For information, call the Adult Learning Center at 443-8731.

Lebanon Toastmasters meet every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Spain House on the Lebanon First United Methodist Church campus at 415 West Main Street, Lebanon. Visitors are welcome. Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to improving communication and leadership skills. For information, call 444-0126.

Lebanon Meals on Wheels program is looking for volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in the area. Meal routes range from about 10-15 people. Volunteers arrive at 9:30 a.m. and are done by 10:30. If you are interested, contact Jessica at 449-3488 between the hours of 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday.

Telephone Pioneer Cookbooks Volume I and III are now on sale. All proceeds benefit the Pioneer Museum. To purchase one or for information, call 444-3096 or 444-0940.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Wilson County is in need of volunteers who would like to reach out to those in need in Wilson County. Volunteers must be age 55 or older. If you are interested in participating or partnering with the program, call 443-7606 or 742-1113, ext. 10.

Agape has contracted with Maple Hill church of Christ to provide counseling services in Lebanon. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Diana Crawford will be available at the church building on Mondays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. She sees children and adults. For information, call 547-4244.

AL-ANON and ALATEEN family groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. They believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid in recovery. There is a local AL-ANON and ALATEEN meeting in Lebanon every week. For information, call Harriett at 444-2852 or Linda at 444-8437.

First Wednesdays of each month a Healing Service is held by Sister A.A.A. Stafford at the Sports Village Complex, 1735 West Main Street, Lebanon, beginning at 10:15 a.m.

HomeSafe Women’s Support Group meets Thursday evenings. For information and to sign up, call 444-6130. If you need help with an order of protection for domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking, contact HomeSafe at 444-8955.

Joseph Storehouse Food Ministry monthly food distribution will be Thursday morning, Jan. 27, for the disabled and Saturday morning, Jan. 29, for all others. If you are attending for the first time, bring proof of total household income, a photo ID and one other form of ID. The disabled who attend on Thursday will need a letter from their doctor. USDA guidelines are followed to qualify applicants. Volunteers are needed to help. Joseph Storehouse is at 1960 S.E. Tater Peeler Road, Lebanon. For information, call 453-5777 or email

“Phish Camp,” a play written and directed by Frank Fox, will have its inaugural performance Thursday, Jan. 27, through Saturday, Feb. 5, at Westland United Methodist Church, 110 Dawson Lane, Lebanon. Thursday shows are $8, Friday and Sunday are dessert shows at $12, and Saturday shows are dinner shows for $18. Dinners will be served one hour before the play, and desserts will be served at intermission. Thursday and Friday shows and Saturday, Jan. 29, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, and Saturday, Feb. 5, shows will begin at 2 p.m. Reservations for dinner shows are required and recommended for remaining shows. For information and reservations, call 444-1447. You may also visit

Wilson Central High School freshmen registration orientation will be from 6 until 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, in the main gym. Parents and students will receive information regarding class selection, programs/events and will meet the administration, teachers and counselors. Opening remarks will begin at 6 p.m. Snow date is Feb. 3.

American Red Cross Blood Drive at Immanuel Baptist Church will be from noon until 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, at the church at 214 Castle Heights Ave., Lebanon. To schedule an appointment online, visit and enter Sponsor Code Immanuel19. For information, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit

Bluegrass/Country Music at Timberline Campground will be from 8 until 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, with Pulltight Express. Admission is free.

Volunteer Welcome and Orientation at New Leash on Life will be at the Fix-For-Life Spay-Neuter Clinic, 511 W. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon, from 3 until 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29. Learn about the programs offered through NLOL, hear an overview of the organization’s 30-year history and future plans, discover volunteer roles needed and meet others who share a love of animals.

Shelter Operations and Shelter Simulation will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, in the Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church, 415 West Main Street, Lebanon. There will be a lunch break or bring your lunch. Prepare to help Wilson County shelters function in the next disaster. Sign up by emailing Patty Caldwell at or call Valerie at the local Red Cross office at 878-9080.

Wilson County Tea Party Chili Supper Fundraiser will be from 5:30 until 6:45 p.m., Monday, Jan. 31, in the fellowship hall of Powell Grove Church of Christ. Cost is $5 per person. Immediately afterwards in the church auditorium, there will be a presentation by the chapter director of Act for America on the subject of Islam: Rising Threat to America. In case of inclement weather, check the website at

Active Parenting of Teens, a free workshop with childcare and refreshments, will be from 6 until 8:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, at Castle Heights Upper Elementary. You must attend both nights and will receive a free parenting manual. Co-Parenting After Divorce, also a free workshop with childcare, refreshments and materials, will be from 6 until 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 3, and Monday, Feb. 7, at CHUE Library. You will need to attend both nights. The facilitator will be Nancy Guethlein, school counselor at CHUE. For both workshops, RSVP to Beth Petty at 453-2693, 804-2460 or at

NSDAR Margaret Gaston Chapter will meet at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the Spain House next to First United Methodist Church, Lebanon. Larry Singleton of Cracker Barrel will present the program, “I’ve Seen That Before – Antiques Show and Tell.” Hostesses are Jean Ayers, Nancy Boyd, Dorothy Chambers, Helen Hayes and Lanova McCluskey.

Joint Economic & Community Development Board Executive Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 3, at the JECDB office at 115 N. Castle Heights Ave., Suite 102, Lebanon.

Shopping in the Glade will be at the Gladeville Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Booths are available for families or dealers at $20 for a 10-foot-by-10-foot space. For information, call Mabel Beazley at 243-2664, Debbie Ray at 443-3817 or Margaret Rediker at 449-6955.

Nashville African Violet Club will meet at 1:45 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Green Hill Women’s Center, 10905 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. The Tennessee Gesneriad Society will meet at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 13, at Cheekwood in Botanic Hall, Nashville. There will be a panel forum on growing techniques. For information about either meeting, contact Julie at or at 364-8459.

Wilson County Right to Life will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at First Baptist Church, Mt. Juliet, at 7 p.m. Call Trecia Dillingham for information at 443-5458.

First “Girl Talk” class of the year will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Veterans Building at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon. Girl Talk is a four-part class for girls in grades 5-8 and their moms. Cost is $40 per family. Space is limited. The meeting on Feb. 15 is for moms only. Additional classes for girls and moms will be Feb. 17, 22 and 24. To pre-register or for information, contact Shelly Barnes at 444-9584 by Friday, Feb. 11.

Darkness to Light “Stewards of Children,” a free workshop on preventing child sexual abuse, will be from 6 until 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 17, at Castle Heights Upper Elementary Library. It will be facilitated by Debra M. Daugherty, executive director of the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center. The workshop is hosted by the Lebanon Special School District. There will be refreshments, child care and materials. RSVP to Beth Petty at 453-2693 or at

The Alzheimer’s Association, along with Belmont Village and Rolling Hills Hospital, will present part one of a four-part caregiver’s series on “How to Deal with the Changes of Alzheimer’s Disease – A Caregiver’s View: What’s Really Happening?” from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24, at Belmont Village Assisted Living of Green Hills, 4206 Stammer Place, Nashville. Caregivers, families and friends from Wilson County who are managing the disease of Alzheimer’s are welcome to attend. The event is free, and a meal for attendees will be provided. Advance registration is required. To register, call Tiffany Mann at the Alzheimer’s Association at 292-4938. A local Alzheimer’s support group meets the second Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. at Elmcroft of Lebanon, 801 West Main Street. For information, call 453-5494.

Lebanon High School Class of 1971 is planning a 40-year reunion to be held June 11. Call one of the following people with your contact information: Teresa Halbert at 444-5995, Phil Bragg at 444-4941, Jo Smith at 444-8811 or Brownie Hall at 444-5173.

To submit items for the calendar, you can mail them to The Wilson Post, 216 Hartmann Drive, Lebanon, Tenn. 37087, or e-mail them to Items for the calendar will not be taken over the phone. The Wilson Post reserves the right to reject items deemed not appropriate for the calendar.

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