LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mr. W. H. James Sr. are scheduled for 2:00 PM Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Eld. Dewayne Hall officiating. Interment will follow at the Gallatin Memory Gardens at Crestview. Visitation Saturday 1-8 p.m., and after 10 a.m. Sunday at Ligon & Bobo.
Mr. James, age 82 of LaGuardo passed away Friday, April 15, 2011, at the home of his son in Oak Grove.
Born July 4, 1928, in Wilson County, he was the son of the late Rev. Fred K. and Gertrude Griffin James. He was a 1947 graduate of Mount Juliet High School and was a member of the LaGuardo Baptist Church. He was a lifelong farmer, having owned and operated James’ Fruit Stand in Gallatin from 1967-1972.
He also worked at Armstrong Rubber Company for 28 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Ruth Gray James on September 5, 2008; sister, Marie Gray; and a grandson-in-law, Dave Bergman.
He is survived by children W. H. (Priscilla) James Jr.; William “Bill” (Peggy Sue) James -- all of Oak Grove; Annette (Horace) Darnell of Lebanon; Debbie Todd of Bethpage; Lynne Lynch and Patricia James -- both of Lebanon; grandchildren: Pennie Bergman, Jessie (Jennifer) James, Amanda (Russell) Breece, Walter Todd Jr., Kenny (Brandi) Lynch, Tammy (Dwight) Prock, Billy (Tamara) James, Samantha (Shannon) Reed, Chris Todd, and Kelly Lynch; two brothers, Clay (Marie) James of White House and Leon (Doris) James of Mt. Juliet; sister Norma (Walter) Andrews of Chattanooga; 15 great grandchildren.
Grandsons and grandsons in law will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 AT CUMBERLAND
LEBANON -- Cumberland University Student Government Association and Immanuel Baptist Church have joined efforts to host the community egg hunt on Saturday, April 16.
The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. There will be age appropriate egg hunts for (0-2 years old) (3-5 years old) (6 years old and up) and inflatables from Clyde’s Slides.
CU student organizations will have members hosting children’s game stations and relay races, face painting, free cotton candy and popcorn, Goody Wagon Ice Cream available for purchase, and attendance by the Easter Bunny and CU Mascot Rascal for photo opportunities.
The event will take place on the front lawn of Cumberland University from 2-4 p.m., this Saturday.
MULTIPLE OFFENDER SENTENCED
By JENNIFER HORTON, The Wilson Post
LEBANON -- A man who struck two women while they were out walking on Hill Street in March 2010 pleaded guilty in court Monday to two counts of reckless aggravated assault and was sentenced to six years on each charge for a total of 12 years in prison.
Carroll Hart Smith Jr., 38, is already in prison serving time for a probation violation in connection with another crime, and once that sentence is served, he will begin serving the 12 years for the hit-and-run incident, said Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen.
The incident occurred on March 24, 2010 about 8 that night as two women, Suanne Bone and Melanie Long, were walking eastbound on Hill Street when they were struck from behind by a 1995 Chevy Camaro driven by Smith, also heading east. Lebanon Police Officer Steve Green said in an article in the March 26, 2010 edition of The Wilson Post that Smith was traveling at a high rate of speed and crossed the center line of the road striking Bone and Long.
From Post staff reports
DICKSON -- A rocky first inning proved to be Lebanon's undoing Thursday in a 5-0 loss at Dickson County High in the first round of the "Good Day To Play" Invitational.
The Blue Devils (9-12) saw the Cougars put up five first inning runs against starter Antonio Logue.
Lebanon is scheduled to return to Dickson tonight to play Clarksville NE at 8:30 p.m. On Saturday, LHS will face back-to-back games at Harpeth High. The Blue Devils will tangle with Nashville Overton at 12:15 p.m. followed by a 2:30 p.m. game vs. Clarksville High.
Earlier this week, Lebanon salvaged a series split with District 9AAA rival Mt. Juliet Wednesday at Veterans Field as the Blue Devils pulled out a wacky 2-1 victory.
Deadlocked at 1-1 after nine innings thanks to outstanding pitching performances from LHS starter Cain Sloan and his Mt. Juliet counterpart Kyle Smith, the game was turned over to the respective bullpens.
Lebanon finally broke through after MJ reliever Parker Flatt struck out the first two batters he faced in the tenth, then proceeded to hit three straight batters -- Trevor Davis, Eddie McDaniels and Jessep Polk -- loading the bases.
Alex Stradner, batting for Sloan, was at the plate when Flatt airmailed a pitch to the backstop allowing Davis to slide in from third with the game-winner.
Dallas Horn picked up the win for LHS in relief --working two innings and pitching out of a bases loaded jam in the ninth.
Sloan went eight innings, striking out 13 Bears while scattering six hits. Smith also allowed six hits, striking out 14 with three walks.
Polk drilled a solo homer in the bottom of first for Lebanon. Mt. Juliet’s run came on a RBI single by shortstop Hunter Gilbert in the third. The Golden Bears slid to 3-1 in league play and 11-5 on the season.
Mt. Juliet 10, LHS 4
MT. JULIET -- The Golden Bears broke open a 2-2 game with a six-run fifth inning Tuesday and went on to defeat Lebanon 10-4. Brady Cole (2-1) started and worked six innings, scattering six hits with a pair of walks. He struck out 12 Blue Devils.
Mt. Juliet’s Kyle Smith drilled a long two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth to erase a 2-0 LHS lead. Kyle Grace ripped a two-run double of the centerfield wall to key the big fifth inning.
Cain Sloan had an RBI triple for Lebanon while Rob Bell added a two-run double. Brandon Shelton plated Lebanon’s other run with a sac fly.
Mt. Juliet is participating in the Knoxville Kessler's Classic. The Bears open play with a pair of games at Knox Karns -- at 5:30 p.m. vs. host Karns, then an 8 p.m. game vs. Soddy-Daisy.
Central sweeps Station Camp
Wilson Central’s baseball and softball teams picked up District 9AAA victories earlier this week in games against Station Camp High from Sumner County.
Coach Anthony Ford’s baseball Wildcats (9-11 / 2-3 in 9AAA) swept a pair of wins from the Bison Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday in Gallatin, Central rode a complete game pitching performance from Ethan Nehus on a 10-3 victory.
Wednesday in Lebanon junior Jacob McEntire, threw a five-inning. two-hit shutout in a 10-0 decision. McEntire helped his own cause with a pair of hits while Devin Fish also added a pair of hits, an RBI and a run scored.
Central is scheduled to host Smyrna High School tonight at 7 p.m.