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Showing 19 articles from July 13, 2011.


Anne Maddux Meadows, 79
GRANVILLE -- Graveside services were held Monday afternoon, July 11 at Granville Cemetery for Mrs. Meadows, 79, of Gainesboro.
A retired school teacher, she died Friday, July 8, 2011 at Mabry Health Care Center in Gainesboro.
A member of the Jackson County Retired Teachers Association and the Gainesboro First United Methodist Church, she was the daughter of the late Guy R. Maddux and Ruth McDonald Maddux.
Interment was in Granville Cemetery.
Survivors include: son John (Stacey) Meadows of Mt. Juliet; daughter Laura (Robert) Qualls of Nashville; granddaughter Katherine Elizabeth Qualls of Knoxville; niece Jeannette (Mike) Turner of Gainesboro; great-niece Jennifer Brown of Gainesboro; great-great-niece Delaney Brown; brother Thomas (Maxine) Meadows of Louisville, Ky.; as well as several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Jack Lyons Meadows; brother and sister-in-law Donald Redmond Maddux and Jean Draper Maddux; nephew Donald Draper Maddux.
Memorial donations may be made to the Granville Cemetery Fund or the Granville Museum by contacting Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Homes, Gainesboro.
Don B. Strader, 74
OLD HICKORY -- Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at the Hermitage Funeral Home for Mr. Strader, 74, of Mt. Juliet.
He died Saturday, July 9, 2011.
Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Interment will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens
Survivors include: sons Michael (Janell) Strader, Matthew and Marc Strader; daughters MeChel (Scott) Whitaker and Donna Strader; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by parents, Conrad and Dixie Strader; wife Annie Strader.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Condolences may be offered at
Arrangements by Hermitage Funeral Home, Old Hickory.
Edith Warren Hall, 93
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, July 10 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Hall, 93, of Lebanon.
Born December 18, 1917, in Smith County she died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at the Gardens at Providence Place in Mt. Juliet.
The daughter of the late Henry Mitchell and Shelton Bartlett Warren, she worked at Lebanon Garment and the Lebanon Woolen Mills. She was a member of the Flat Rock Church of Christ.
Services were conducted by Brother Kenneth Head. Interment followed at the Bethlehem Cemetery in the Tuckers Crossroads Community.
Survivors include: children Charles (Dorothy) Hall and Doug Hall -- all of Lebanon and Peggy Neff of Old Hickory; grandchildren Connie Miller, Lisa Kent, Kim Fowler, Ronnie Neff and Tim Neff; along with great grandchildren Michael and Lauren Neff.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Clay Hall; siblingsMabel Shannon, Helen Warren, Willard, Van and William Warren.
Memorials may be made to the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center, 670 Coles Ferry Pike, Lebanon, 37087.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Jack D. Davenport, 80
OLD HICKORY -- Funeral services will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14 at the Hermitage Funeral Home for Mr. Davenport, 80, of Mt. Juliet.
A beloved husband, father and grandfather, Mr. Davenport died July 9, 2011.
He was a 1950 graduate of DuPont High school and fought in the Korean War with the 168th MP Battalion.
Retired from E.I. DuPont and Avis, he worshipped at Maple Hill Church of Christ.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. until time of the service.
Entombment will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, July 15 in the Hermitage Mausoleum.
Survivors include: wife Mary Sue Davenport; son Miles Davenport; very special daughter-in-law Tammy Davenport; grandchildren Leah and Kaylee Davenport; niece Joan Hudson; sisters-in-law Jean Waldron and Polly Finch; brothers-in-law Paul Skelley, Jr. and John (Marilyn) Skelley; nieces and nephews Kathy Gibson, Alison Brown, Jenny Finch, Rick Finch, Jeff Skelley, Lori Smith, Teri Brown, Rusty Skelley; cousins, Edna Estes, Doris Simmons, Betty McClellen, Linda Tarr and Billy Davenport; as well as beloved pet companions Sugar and Bubba.
Memorial donations may be made to Church of Christ Disaster Relief Fund or Mt. Juliet Animal Shelter Benefit Fund.
Arrangements by Hermitage Funeral Home, Old Hickory.
Joseph Carl Joe Derseweh
GOODLETSVILLE -- Funeral service were held Tuesday July 12 at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home for Mr. Derseweh, 21 of Defiance, Ohio. He died July 4, 2011, in Ohio.
Services were conducted by Pastors Jorgen Runquist and Scott Mueller. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
He is survived by his father David Charles Derseweh; brothers David N. Derseweh and David Culver; sisters Lisa Derseweh and Marsha Sartain of Lebanon; grandmother Judy (John) Williams of Lebanon; seven nephews; a niece as well as several aunts and uncles.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Cindy Bowen of Lebanon; grandfather Ralph Bowen of Lebanon; grandparents George and Gladys Derseweh; nephew, Jacob Carson.
Friends and amily served as pallbearers.
A memorial fund is set up in Joe's name at Old Hickory Credit Union of Greenbrier.
Arrangements by Cole & Garrett Funeral Home of Goodletsville.
Richard Walls, 71
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, July 14 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Walls, 71, of Lebanon. A US Army veteran and a member of the Hurricane Baptist Church, he died July 11, 2011 at his residence.
The son of the late James Redmon Lafayette Walls Jr. and Callie Lucille Trout Walls; Mr. Walls was a retired press operator with International Paper where he worked for 32 years and a 1958 graduate of Lebanon High School.
Visitation Wednesday between the hours of 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 12 noon until the service at at Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Services will be conducted by Brother Kenneth Trammel. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: children James Richard (Victoria) Walls and Linda Dianne Walls; granddaughters Kristina Michelle Walls and Sierra Faith Walls; sisters Betty Jean Hailey, Jamie Faye (Ralph) Brown, Robbie Gordon, Cathy (Bobby) Byers as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
in addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Linda Carline Johnson Walls, daughter Linda Michelle Walls; grandson James Richard Walls Jr.; siblings Claude Rhea Walls, Walter Lee Walls and Lois Helen Walls.
Pallbearers: Danny Walls, Gary Dean Hailey, James Allen Hailey, Jeff Walls, James Leonard “Jimmy” Walls and Ronald Walls. Honorary: the LHS Class of 1958 and the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class of Hurricane Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers the family request contributions may be made in Mr. Walls memory to the Hurricane Baptist Church, 2461 Hurricane Creek Road, Lebanon, 37090 or to The March of Dimes. Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.
Sally Gamblin Poe
FRANKLIN -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, July 12 at the Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church for Mrs. Poe of Franklin.
Owner of HRH Dumplins Inc. of Franklin, she passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011.
She was one of the Pink Ladies with various hospitals for 25 years, served on the Board of Directors of the Heritage Foundation and was a past member of the Franklin Breakfast Rotary Club.
Survivors include: her husband of 44 years Robert L. Poe; sister Betty Astleford; brother-in-law Keith (Nell) Tomlin; children Shearer Spears, Debra (Sam) Edwards, Mike (Rebecca) Tisdale, Bob (Julie) Poe, Jim (Annette) Poe and Cooper (Nydia) Tisdale; grandchildren Dylan Spears, Becky Sellars, Samantha Granstaff, Sara Rose, Kellie Davenport, Kristen Poe, Michael Tisdale and Lt. Rob Poe; along with 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers: grandsons and friends. Honorary: employees of HRH Dumplins Inc of Franklin.
Memorial contributions should be directed to: the Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church (435 Main Street, Franklin 37064).
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
Shannon Gene Oliver, 30
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, July 12 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Oliver, 30, of Hermitage.
Mr. Oliver died Saturday, July 9, 2011.
Services were conducted by Brother Dave Thompson. Interment followed at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: paternal grandparents Vernon and Betty Oliver; mother Cheri Etheridge; maternal grandparents Ervin and Joann Taggart; aunt Teresa (Clint) Walker; first cousins Charles and Josh Walker along with second cousins Briar, Aidan, Michael and Mason Walker.
Shannon was preceded in death by his father, Terry Gene “TO” Oliver.
Friends served as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.
Terrance D. Chafin, 74
LEBANON -- Terrance Chafin passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011 at age 74.
No services are scheduled for the retired veteran of the US Navy.
Survivors include: his loving wife of over 49 years Donna; children Maria Kemp, Pam (Thomas Ferraro) Thompson and Shannon (Grant) Russell; grandchildren Amber (Mario) Bell, Miranda Farmer, Erica and Leah Thompson; great-grandchildren Channa, MJ, and Alivia Bell; and brothers Larry and Ralph Chafin.
Memorial Donations: Cedar Grove Baptist Church (131 Cedar Grove Church Rd, Mt. Juliet 37122, 615-754-0849) or to Odyssey Hospice (1400 Donelson Pike, Ste B5, Nashville 37217, 615-365-1009).
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.


Today's Blastout - Wednesday July 13, 2011

John Sloan - Outdoors

Tailwaters, micro-lites & the buffet table

They did not turn the generators on until 11 a.m. As hot as it was, a mere 94 degrees, I have no idea why they waited that long. Finally, they did and the fun began.

We had been catching catfish in the shade of the big Chickamauga Dam since seven. We caught and released 25-30 cats in the 5-15 pound range and now it was time to try something else, drifting in the tailwaters for whatever hit.


Telling Tales

A BIG mistake!

By ANGEL KANE, Wilson Living Magazine
You know THAT feeling you get in the pit of your stomach - when you first realize -  you’ve made a mistake? It hits you like a ton of bricks and then the bricks just lay there at the bottom of your stomach and you think….

….&*%$*…..this was a BIG mistake!


Ask Ken Beck

Six actresses played Petticoat Junction sisters

Dear Ken: How many actresses played the three daughters of Kate Bradley in the 1960s sitcom “Petticoat Junction”? I think there were six and my husband says four.

Bea Benaderet starred as Kate, owner of the Shady Rest Hotel, and had three girls: Bobbie Jo, Billie Jo and Betty Jo. Pat Woodell and Lori Saunders played Bobbie Jo. Jeanine Riley, Gunilla Hutton and Meredith MacRae played Billie Jo. (Riley and Hutton later became “Hee Haw” cast members.) And Linda Henning played Betty Jo. So that makes six. You win. The little dog on the TV series later became movie star canine Benji.


Wilson Living

Wilson Living - July 13

With the heat index hovering around 100 degrees, everyone is looking for a way to cool off. We’ve been hitting the pool at Sports Village but with this heat sometimes even a pool offers little relief. You can escape the heat for a little while and enjoy super savings at Cox’s Gifts and Jewelry this week.

Everything in the store is 35% off with just a few exceptions. You can pick up home décor accessories, jewelry or how about great outdoor entertaining items. On Thursday, July 14 from 6pm-8pm join Wilson Living at Cox’s for an afterhours shopping event. Guests will enjoy additional discounts, door prizes and delicious snacks.  Grab a few girlfriends and head to Cox’s Gifts and Jewelry for a fun girls’ night out!

For more information,  or check out Wilson Living’s facebook page for updates on all the fabulous discounts this week at Cox’s.

The Roxy Movie Theater in Lebanon is also offering a refuge from the heat this summer as they host a free family movie every Wednesday. Doors open at 9:15am and the show begins at 10am. Seats are first come, first serve so get there early. Concessions will be available for purchase. On June 15th, Marmaduke will be showing. For a complete list of free movies showing at The Roxy this summer visit

Everyone should see Mark Twain’s, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, brought to life on stage. Beginning July 15, Encore Theatre Company will bring this classic tale about a young boy growing up in a small town along the Mississippi River to Wilson County. Shows run from July 15 to July 30.  Showtimes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday are 7:30 p.m.  Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m. For details or tickets visit  Encore Theatre Company's website.

Few will disagree that one of the best things about summer eating is the bounty of homegrown tomatoes you can find almost everywhere. That’s why Historic Lebanon Tomorrow decided to host an event dedicated to this culinary delight. ‘Tomato Fest’ comes to town on July 16 at the Lebanon Farmer’s Market.  Visit for more information.

Remember, if you are a fan of Wilson Living on Facebook, do it now! We have giveaways every week and you can’t win if you’re not a fan.

Until next time, keep reading!


General Lifestyle

Barefoot Builder praises cob

homes built with clay, sand & straw 

Special to The Wilson Post
GASSAWAY — Christina Ott preaches the glories of natural building. That translates into getting down and dirty while getting hands-on and hands-into clay, sand and straw while making a cob house.

“A cob house is a traditional earth-wall system, so it is a very thick-walled, monolithic structure. They generally have thick, load-bearing earthen walls,” she said.

“Cob is traditionally mixed by stomping it with your bare feet. Cob simply comes from the Welsh word for a round lump. It comes from the same root as cobblestone. The mud we use to build walls with—hand fulls of cob—would be a cob.

“You can find examples of cob building all over the world, but this particular style is native to Western Europe, particularly the British Isles. It holds up better to water,” said Ott, 28, who operates a business named Barefoot Builder (she normally wears tennis shoes) as she leads four to six workshops a year across the Southeast.

LSSD registration scheduled Monday, July 25

Proof of residency MUST be provided

LEBANON -- Registration for students in the Lebanon Special School District will be held on Monday, July 25, between the hours of 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the student’s zoned school (Byars Dowdy, Castle Heights, Coles Ferry, Sam Houston, Walter J. Baird Middle, Winfree Bryant Middle). 

All parents must provide proof of residency at the time of registration, which may include a utility and/or phone bill identifying the name and address of the parent/guardian; notarized letter from a manager/landlord if utilities are included in a rent payment; or property tax bill supported by other acceptable documents that contain proof of residence (i.e. drivers license, etc.). 

Students/parents must attend registration on this date even if they pre-registered their child(ren) during the last school year.

Our Feathered Friends - July 13

There has been a little shortage on Ruby-throated Hummingbird sighting this year, and I’m not sure why. We will have to wait later toward fall before we find them in greater numbers. I have received an email from Cheryl (Kitten Bean) where she took a picture of a Hummingbird at a feeder. I am in hopes that I will be able to reproduce the photo for you all. I am very sorry as the format will not reproduce.

This past week, I was looking to see if I had a few ripe tomatoes in the garden in the back yard when I heard the song of the Purple Martins. Looking up there were maybe 50 of the birds wheeling and diving, eating as they moved about. Suddenly there was a different sound coming from the flock. A Coopers Hawk came cruising through the large field behind my home, looking for his dinner.

The Purple Martins were too quick for the hawk and in a few minutes the Martins started to dive-bomb the Coopers in large numbers. It almost seemed that the medium-sized hawk tucked his tail between his legs and headed for safety someplace else. I have seen several Purple Martins looking over my Martin house and even had a Tree Swallow placing nesting material inside, but with my kind of luck, even the Tree Swallow left for some where else.


General News

One-vendor approach OK'd by WCBOE for retirement

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
Wilson County Board of Education on Monday approved a new plan document for the county schools’ 125 and 403(b) plan, following a decision in March that changed the benefit structure.

David Gordon, retirement planning specialist for Paramount Planning Group, a division of AXA Advisors, LLC, voiced his displeasure with the changes during the meeting.

“My issue is really what it’s doing to the clients,” Gordon said, indicating he was worried that county school employees who had worked with AXA for several years would have their plans moved.

However, Mickey Hall, deputy director of schools, said teachers and other county school employees could stay with their current benefits provider if they chose to do so. Hall also pointed out the changes were a product of negotiations with the Wilson County Education Association (WCEA).

WC Fair opens August 12


Members and visitors attending the Wilson County is the Place to Be Committee meeting on Tuesday were among the first people locally to get a copy of the official catalog of event listings of the Wilson County Fair, set for Aug. 12-20.

The catalog, a record-breaker for the fair this year, weighs in at 7.5 ounces and has 104 pages, an increase from last year’s edition that featured 96 pages. It promotes the theme for this year’s nine-day extravaganza which is “Hats Off to the 2011 Wilson County Fair.”

And that was the theme of Tuesday’s Wilson County is the Place to Be Committee meeting at the county courthouse as many of the microphones and a hat stand were festooned with hats of all kinds. A number of people in attendance also wore hats to promote the fair.

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