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Obituaries

Jewell Mai Roddy Vaughn, 92

LEBANON -- Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Vaughn, 92, of Lebanon. A member of Highland Heights Church of Christ and retired from Precision Rubber, she died Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Visitation Friday between the hours of 4 8 p.m. and again on Saturday from 12 Noon until the service. Brother Floyd Farris will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Hartsville Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: children Doug (Patricia) Vaughn, June (Roger) Fulmer and Shirley (Richard) Reasonover. Also surviving: brother Charles Roddy; grandchildren Brandon (Cindy) Vaughn, Erin (Joey) Parchman, Dara Reasonover, Anthonette Reasonover, Randy (Jenny) Eastes, Sherry (Craig) Knowles, and Holli (Josh) Jenkins; eight great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild. She is preceded in death by parents, Luther and Rosa Roddy; six sisters; and a brother. Grandsons and grandson-in-laws will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel.

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Robert E. Weaver, Sr., 71

DELTON, MI -- Funeral services were held Monday, July 25 at the Hickory Corners Bible Church for Mr. Weaver, 71, formerly of Watertown.

A truck driver for Schneider Transport and native of Battle Creek, MI, he died July 21, 2011 at his Delton, MI residence following an extended battle with cancer. Mr. Weaver retired from Shepard Products of Watertown in 2006. He was a graduate of Battle Creek (MI) High School.

Services were conducted by Pastors Jeff Worden and Gregg Hale, Burial was at the Cedar Creek Cemetery in Delton, MI.

Survivors include: Shirley Baker Stafford; children Melinda (Scott) Knight and Jeff (Kelly) Stafford; seven grandchildren and many dear friends in Watertown.

Information provided by Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home.

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Ruth Naomi Jarrell, 87

LEBANON -- Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 29 at the Berea Church of Christ for Mrs. Jarrell, 87, of Lebanon. A member of Berea Church of Christ and retired from Precision Rubber, she died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at the University Medical Center. The family will receive friends Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service. Services will be conducted by Brother Todd Elliott. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: children Ronnie (Pat) Jarrell and Barbara (Alton) Driver; brother Raymond (Mary Lou) Bay; grandchildren Annette (Lynne) Jordan, Shelly (Jr) Shrum, Jason Jarrell and Amanda (Kris) Martel; great grandchildren Darrin Hemontolor, Chesaney Jordan, Ryan Jordan, Brandon Shrum, Braylon Martel and Kassie Martel; great great grandchild Kaylee Hemontolor.  Mrs. Jarrell is preceded in death by her parents James Cowan Bay and Eula Mae Carpenter Bay; husband Thomas Wesley Jarrell; siblings James Samuel Bay, Katie Mae Bay and Nellie Sue Bay; granddaughter Ashley Renee Jarrell. Active pallbearers: Mike Cox, Eddie Agee, Lynne Jordan, Jr. Shrum, Perry Carpenter, Kris Martel, Larry Bay and Dale Bay. Honorary: members of Berea Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions may be made in Mrs. Jarrells memory to the Berea Church of Christ Building Fund. Arrangements by Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel.   

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General News

500 Jobs Headed Here!

AMAZON.COM FULFILLMENT CENTER

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
Online retail giant Amazon.com announced Thursday that it will open a fulfillment center in Lebanon as part of a larger investment in Tennessee, bringing up to 500 jobs to Wilson County.

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Cheryl Rogers-Bennett hosts salute to the Cowboy King

By KEN BECK, The Wilson Post
For Cheryl Rogers-Barnett, growing up the daughter of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (the King of the Cowboys and the Queen of the West) was filled with joy, wonder and lots of animals.

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Names of victims released; local woman charged, jailed

SHE HAD OTHER DUI CHARGES

LEBANON -- A Lebanon woman has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and other charges after she reportedly started a chain reaction wreck Friday afternoon that resulted in the death of two innocents.

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Teachers share concerns with Gov. Haslam Thursday

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam sat down Thursday for lunch with several teachers from the Wilson County School System and discussed new teacher evaluations, tenure laws and met with business owners at Cumberland University to hear ideas on how the State can help businesses create more jobs.

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General Sports

Diffenderfer coming home

From Post staff reports
Former Mt. Juliet High baseball standout T.J. Diffenderfer is transferring this fall from Minnesota State University to play at Columbia State Community College after red-shirting at MN State.

At CSCC, Diffenderfer will be reunited with former Mt. Juliet teammate Logan Gray. Diffenderfer is playing for the Carolina Stingers this summer in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League based in the Carolina's.

He placed second in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game Home Run Derby held at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC earlier this month. Diffenderfer currently leads his team in home runs and second in the league with home runs.

At Mt. Juliet, he started in all four season in baseball for Golden Bears, batting .386 with 56 RBI, 32 doubles, two home runs and seven stolen bases as a senior.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Diffenderfer was named National Merit of Science and National Society of High School Scholar.

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Justice Jamboree set Aug. 6

JR. HIGH TEAMS TAKE SPOTLIGHT

By TOMMY BRYAN, sports editor
Wilson Central High will stage its fourth annual Justice Jamboree -- sponsored by local attorney Frank Lannom -- Saturday, Aug. 6 beginning at 4:30 p.m.

The focus this season will be on area junior high programs with two fields in operation, Wildcat Stadium (the WCHS game field) as well as the soccer field located behind the field house.

Teams scheduled to participate include: Carroll Oakland, Lancaster Christian, Walter J. Baird, Whittworth Buchanan, Station Camp, Mt. Juliet, Red Boiling Springs, Southside, West Wilson, Trousdale County and Winfree Bryant. Admission will be $5 per person at the gate.

Wilson Central is scheduled to open the 2011 regular season at home Friday, Aug. 19 as District 9AAA rival Gallatin High comes to Wildcat Stadium for a Week Zero contest.

Lebanon Highs football program will host a media day event Saturday, August 6 with an array of activities for Blue Devil fans. Following a morning photo shoot for local newspapers and school publications, a silent auction will get under way at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m. LHS players will serve a steak dinner with all the trimmings. Tickets for the steak dinner are $25 each and are available from Blue Devil players.

A media day fan fair is planned for 7:30 p.m. with introductions of all LHS players, as well as introductions of players from participating feeder schools.

Lebanon is scheduled to open the 2011 regular season at home Friday, Aug. 19 as District 9AAA powerhouse Mt. Juliet comes to Nokes-Lasater Field for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Season tickets will go on sale Monday, Aug. 1 at the LHS main office.

Monday, Aug. 1 marks the first day TSSAA allows teams to don full pads in preperation for the Aug. 19 Week Zero season-openers.

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