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Bernetta Jane Cable McNeilly, 71

MT. JULIET -- Graveside services will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens for Mrs. McNeilly, 71 of Mt. Juliet.
Retired from TSC in Nashville, she died Aug. 23, 2011.
Services will be conducted by Brother David Fallin.
Survivors include: husband Roger McNeilly; children Roger Marcus (Kimberly Eakes) McNeilly and Kimberly McNeilly (Terry) McRee; siblings Floyd Cable, Douglas Cable, Carolyn Cable Cook and Theresa Cable Headrick; grandchildren Marcus Ryan McNeilly, Rilee Paige McNeilly and Brianna Katelyn McRee.
Mrs. McNeilly was preceded in death by her late parents, the late Herman and Lucille Guge Cable.
Active pallbearers: Ryan McNeilly, Jim Cook, Creed Headrick, Chris Cable, James Cook and Floyd Cable. Honorary: Douglas Cable.
Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements.

Billy J. Sullivan, 85

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, Aug. 25, at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Sullivan, 85 of Lebanon.
Retired from TVA and a veteran of the US Army, Mr. Sullivan died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at Lebanon Health & Rehabilitation Center.
He was a member of the West Hills Baptist Church.
Services were conducted by Rev. Kenneth Tramel. Interment followed at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: son Billy L. (Sharon) Sullivan; grandchildren Shelley (Jason) Egly, Lindsey (Bo) McCue and Beckey (David) Vanderpool.
He is preceded in death by parents, Emerson and Mary Sullivan; wife Opaline Sullivan; sister Janie Belle Pigue.
Pallbearers: Dan Smith, David Jackson, Don Simpson, Joe Ed Estes, Charles Anderson and Paul Williams.
The family requests contributions be made in Mr. Sullivans memory to West Hills Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.

Carla Lynn Graves Cunningham, 53

GALLATIN -- Private funeral services were held recently for Ms. Cunningham, 53, of Gallatin and formerly of Lebanon.
A 1975 graduate of Lebanon High School where she played on the state runner-up Devilettes basketball team, Ms. Cunningham passed away Aug. 10, 2011.
Survivors include: son Cole (Jennifer) Cunningham; parents Charles and Betty Graves; sister Bonnie (Tony) Thompson; nephew Charlie (Angie) Livesay; and niece Sabrina (Chris) Range.
Memorial donations may be made to the Bob and Connie Barker Animal Control Facility at the Sumner County Sheriffs Office.
Arrangements by Crestview Funeral Home, Gallatin.

Louise Jones ONeal Woodall, 93

LEBANON -- Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Woodall, 93, of Lebanon.
Born October 9, 1917, in Sebree, Kentucky, she died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at the University Medical Center.
The daughter of the late Charlie Rice Jones and Katie Gula Ozment Jones, she was retired from Precision Rubber and was a member of First Baptist Church, Lebanon.
Visitation Friday 4:30 8 p.m. and after 12 Noon Saturday at Ligon & Bobo.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Don McElroy. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery at Norene.
Survivors include: children Katie Beadle and Paul (Dot) ONeal -- all of Lebanon; Nadine Schklar of Nashville; Melvin (Cheryl) ONeal of Donelson and Royce (Lynda) ONeal of Murfreesboro; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands Roy Freeman ONeal and Howard Woodall Sr.; son James Roy ONeal; and brother Edgar Buford Jones.
Grandsons and great grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the Fairview Cemetery.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home of Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Myra Ervin Sorrels, 84

LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at First United Methodist Church for Mrs. Sorrels, 84, of Lebanon.
Born on March 2, 1927 in Brownsville, Mrs. Sorrels died Aug. 24, 2011 at University Medical Center.
She married Dr. Hardie V. Sorrels, Jr. in 1959. The couple moved to Lebanon in the summer of 1964 with their three young children when they purchased Shannons Drug Store.
Mrs. Sorrels was very active at the now defunct McClain School. She was a Cub Scout leader as well as a Girl Scout leader in the late 1960s and mid 1970s, and was very proud of having two Eagle Scout sons as well as four Eagle Scout grandsons.
Mrs. Sorrels was an active member of the First United Methodist Church for 47 years and taught the toddler Sunday School class for over 20 years. She was active for many years in the local Village Womens Club.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.
Services will be conducted by Dr. Mike Ripski and Rev. David Hesson. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include: children Dr. Hardie V. Sorrels, III (Amy) of Lebanon and their sons Hardie IV, Reed, Eric, and Jameson; David Dutro Sorrels (Kim) of Spartanburg, S.C.; Dixie Rury (Ron) and son Marshall Suiter of Lebanon; sister Doris Crawford of Whiteville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Hardie V. Sorrels, Jr.
Active pallbearers: John Hill, Jr., Ricky Haskins, Dr. John Gallaher and her five grandsons. Honorary pallbearers: Dr. Larimore Warren, Dr. Ken Anderson, Dr. Charles Lanning, Dr. Rob Woods, and Dr. Bruce Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mrs. Sorrels honor to Boy Scout Troop 643 of Lebanon, First United Methodist Church, or the National Kidney Foundation.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.

Orella Wagner Williams, 76

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Williams, 76, of Mt. Juliet.
A longtime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Rose Croix, Chapter #95, she died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Billie Friel. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: son Ricky A. Williams; brother James Howard Williams as well as several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her parents, the late, Russell Lee and Violet Cunningham Hopkins Wagner and her husband, James Monroe Williams.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, 37203.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

Walter Earl Ramsey, 79

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Ramsey, 79, of Lebanon.
A veteran of the US Navy, having served aboard the destroyer The Sullivans during the Korean War, Mr. Ramsey died Aug. 24, 2011.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home Friday between the hours of 2-8 pm. and from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday.
Services will be conducted by Brother John Petree and Sister Linda Barnes. Interment follows in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: his wife of 49 years, Morine Scott Ramsey; children Tommy (Lynne) Bowen, Carol Meadows and Larry (Lorie) Blackburn; son-in-law Harold Ayers; sisters Lois Kerbo , Frances (Doris) Ligon; grandchildren Dana (Gary) Mason, Melissa (Danny) Meadows, Shelley (Dan) Shaw, Jerry (Mary) Wallace, Angie (Bryan) Graves, Jon (Amy) Ayers, Kelsey Blackburn and Katie Blackburn; eight great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Ramsey is preceded in death by daughter Brenda Ayers, great-granddaughter Cassie Meadows, parents P.W. Ramsey and Dora Dillard Ramsey, sister Vera Bay, and brothers Elbert, Alfred and Kenneth Ramsey.
Pallbearers: Jon Ayers, Bryan Graves, Danny Meadows, Harold Ayers, Dan Shaw, Larry Bay, Phillip Bay and Danny Ligon. Honorary: Hunter Barbour, Corey Meadows and Caleb Meadows.
Special thanks to the Pavilion.
Memorial donations may be directed to: the American Cancer Society (2000 Charlotte Ave, Nashville 37203, 615-327-0991).
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.


General News

Free Games/Family Movie Night

Fun Games and Free Family Movie Night at Rocky Valley Baptist Church. Come and have some family fun playing Corn-hole, Volleyball, and a number of other outdoor games. Also bring your lawn chairs or blankets for a night under the stars to enjoy a free family-friendly movie after the games.


General Sports

Friday, Aug. 26 prep football

From Post staff reports
Non-region games highlight the prep football schedule tonight for Wilson County teams. All but one local team is on the road this evening while one squad, Watertown High, is idle.

Wilson Central High (0-1) plays the only home game in the county as the LaVergne Wolverines (1-0) visit for a 7 p.m. game at Wildcat Stadium. Central dropped a 20-14 loss to Gallatin last week while LaVergne smoked Antioch 31-0.

Lebanon High (0-1) will go on the road to Winchester Friday evening to take on Franklin County High (1-0). LHS lost a 38-13 decision to Mt. Juliet while Franklin County outlasted Chattanooga Howard 42-30. Live radio coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. on WANT FM-98.9, followed by kickoff at 7 p.m. A free, live video feed is also available online at

Mt. Juliet (1-0) plays at McGavock High. McGavock was idle last week while the Bears were busy topping Lebanon 38-13.

Friendship Christian, 0-1, after a 28-20 loss to DCA, is on the road at White House-Heritage. WHH (1-0) stopped Davidson Academy 35-28 last week.

Mt. Juliet Christian Academy (0-1) will play at 1-0 Red Boiling Springs. The Saints lost to Community High 34-7 last week. RBS beat Pickett County 47-13.

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