LEBANON -- Funeral services have been set for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Hale, 84, of Lebanon.
Retired from United Methodist Publishing House & Ambrose Printing, Mr. Hale passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at his residence.
Mr. Hale was a member of the Church of Christ, a U.S. Navy veteran (Seaman 1St Class). He received a Victory Metal while serving on the USS Fanshaw Bay in the Asiatic Pacific, and was a member of the VFW and American Legion.
Visitation Friday, April 8 between the hours of 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. until the funeral.
Services will be conducted by Brother Joe Widick and Brother Howell Todd. Interment will follow at Brush Creek Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: daughters Brenda (Darrell) Johnson of Gordonsville and Shirley (Mike “Road”) Ruis of Lebanon; stepson Lee Roy (Sandi) Squires of Sevierville; sister Barbara Martin of White Bluff; seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, as well as several nephews, nieces, and lifelong brothers and sisters in Christ.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leslie M. and Minnie Martin Hale; wife Geneva Claudean "Dean" Winfree Hale; sister Helen Fergueson and brother Frank Hale.
Active pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary: Paul Brown, Sam Forbes, Doug Garrison, Thomas Roland and Dayton Jamison.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Mr. Hale’s memory to the Odyssey Hospice, 1400 Donelson Pike, Suite B-5, Nashville, 37217.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.
LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mr. George Wilburn “G. W.” Syler are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, April 8 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Father Michael O’Bryan officiating.
Interment will follow at the Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Visitation after 11:30 a.m. Friday at Ligon & Bobo.
Mr. Syler, age 68, of Lebanon passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. He was a carpenter.
Born August 19, 1942, in Franklin County, he was the son of the late George Wilburn and Coy Frances Hargrave Syler Sr.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Brown; and six brothers, John Edward Syler, Marvin Syler, Dudley Ray Syler, Joe Villard Syler, Larry Allen Syler and Randy Paul Syler.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Donna Grantham Syler; children Chris Wilburn (Rene’) Syler of Lebanon; Julie Coy (Mike) Melson of Manchester; Tisha Marks and Crissy (John) Tucker -- all of Mt. Juliet; grandchildren Jymmy Anderson, Vincent Syler, Brooke Renee Fisk, Brittany Lea Fisk, Cody Alan Marks, Dylan Colt Marks and Erin Frances Tucker; great grandchildren Sage Nyenhuis & Natalie Anderson; sisters Bettie (Frank) Stratton of Nashville, Linda Grant and Shelia (Juke) Ashley -- all of Winchester; brothers Bobby Glenn (Mary) Syler of Mt. Juliet, Dexter Stephen (Barbara) Syler of Old Hickory and Tony Wayne Syler of Franklin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers: Shaw Grantham, Vince Syler, Richard Syler, Mike Melson, Chris Syler, and Lynn Grantham.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.
LEBANON -- Rosemary Jones, 62, of Carthage, passed away on April 6, 2011.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon Sunday, April 10 from 11 a.m. until the 3 p.m. services -- which will be conducted by Reverend Danny Sellars.
Survivors include children: Shanta Jones, Bobby Jones, Michael Jones and Chris Morgan; mother Emma Harrington; grandchildren Alicia Carter, Austin Jones, Dylan Castro, Dallas Jones and Kalee Castro; siblings Margaret (Kenneth) Shelton, Larry (Linda) Harrington, Catherine (John) Hawkins, Peggy (Harry) Williams and Timmy Harrington; uncle Johnny Anglad; special nephew Matthew Bruner; other special nieces and nephews; special friends Nadine Kinnard Kay Bunch, and Roger McCormick.
She is preceded in death by daughter Kimberly Dawn Jones, father Lawrence Harrington, niece Christina Shelton, and special friends Terry Cravens and Jean Bond.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.
Karen Knotts shares her life with TV star dad
By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post
The way Karen Knotts, daughter of the late, great comedian Don Knotts, sees it, her growing up years in Los Angeles were Mayberry-like in many ways. More importantly, she said, the man who created Deputy Barney Fife was “a great father.”
Knotts, 57, shares details about her life with the actor, famous for his role on “The Andy Griffith Show,” in her 75-minute production, “Tied Up in Knotts,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Central Magnet School (701 E. Main Street, Murfreesboro).
“The show is about my relationship with my dad, which was pretty extraordinary,” Knotts said during a phone interview this past week from her home in L.A. “It may be hard to believe, but he was funniest when just being himself. I try to relay to people the person Don Knotts was and all the different facets of his life. People are so interested in the comedic genius. I try to shed some light on that. I try to show what made him tick.
By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.
Did you ever have a favorite place to hide? As a child we often had hideouts that were probably inspired by the Cowboys and gangster movies that were prevalent on early TV shows. The train robbers would always go to their secret place in a canyon where no one could find them.
By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
Lebanon Police arrested a Mt. Juliet resident for allegedly driving under the influence Thursday after his truck hit another vehicle at the intersection of Baddour Parkway and Hartmann Drive in Lebanon.
Lebanon Police Officer Steve Green said that around 12:30 p.m., Brian Ashley Morgan, 35, the driver of a 1996 Chevy box truck, was traveling westbound on Baddour Parkway when he attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Hartmann Drive, failing to yield in the process.
Morgan turned into the path of an oncoming 1993 Nissan Maxima driven by Roberta L. Ruiz. Her car struck the back end of Morgan’s truck causing considerable damage to the front of the Maxima and causing minor injuries to Ruiz.
Everyone is invited to join Lebanon Dialysis Clinic Inc. and the Meharry Medical College’s Clinical Research team for a Health & Wellness Expo from 8 a.m. until noon, Saturday, April 16, at Second Baptist Church, 323 West Adams Street, Lebanon.
Health education, maintenance of existing disease and free health screenings will be available.
According to officials at Lebanon DCI, 26 million Americans have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and millions of others are at risk and don’t know it. CKD is a silent killer. People with diabetes or high blood pressure are at the greatest risk. Early detection can prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure.
Lebanon DCI officials said they want to help you understand this disease, how it may be prevented and how you can get help. For more information, call 444-7955 or visit www.dciinc.org.
From Post staff reports
Cumberland University officials announced plans Thursday afternoon to leave the TranSouth Athletic Conference and return to the Mid-South Conference beginning with the 2012-13 academic year.
Dr. Harvill Eaton, President of the University, said the decision to move its membership was based on several factors including the Mid-South Conference mission and a strong and shared commitment to academic excellence among its member institutions.
“Cumberland University has enjoyed a good relationship with the member schools of the TranSouth Conference, but this move will bring continuity to our athletic programs as well as students and fans,” said Dr. Eaton.