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Obituaries

Agnes White, 90

LEBANON -- Agnes White passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 at the age of 90.
No services are scheduled at this time.
Survivors include" children RC (Betty) White and Patricia Brown; daughter-in-law Jane White; four grandchildren Steven White, Melissa Harrison, Tara Short and Tammy Stewart-Green; as well as several great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by husband Ralph White, son Terry White, and parents Jason and Julia Matney.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Anna Ruth Ash, 83

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Ash, 83 of Lebanon.
She passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2011.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until Thursday's service.
Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Michael Grooms.
Survivors include: sons Bernie (Marcia) Ash and Luke (Sandra) Ash; sister Delia Jackson of Decatur AL; grandchildren Allison (Donnie) Fox, Luke (Jen) Ash, Alice Ash, Bill (Ginger) Ash and John (Jong) Ash; and great-grandchildren Molly Ash, James Ash, Jack Fox, Lauren Fox, Anthony Brady, Cynthia Brady, Andrew Antone, Nolan Ash, Evan Ash, David Ash and Jacob Ash.
She is preceded in death by husband Dave Ash and parents Robert and Leona Hughes Allison. Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Delvin Moore, 56

MT. JULIET A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Moore, 56, of Old Hickory.
An employee of ADT for 35 years, he passed away Oct. 20, 2011.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 4-6 p.m.
Survivors include: his wife of 28 years Aleathea E. Moore; daughters Sheena A. Moore and Serena A. Moore; grandson Jason E. Richardson II; brothers Leon, Harold and Milton; sisters Genie and Maud; mother-in-law Ethel L. Lyle; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of close friends.
He was preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Mildred Moore and four brothers.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

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Elouise Foster, 81

LEBANON -- Elouise Foster, 81, of Lebanon, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.
Funeral services were conducted by Brother Mike Hollaway and Brother Danny Sellars Monday afternoon, Oct. 24 at the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Selmer / McNairy County.
Interment followed in Mt. the Gilead Cemetery.
Survivors include: children Donna (Bobby) Jones, Gary Mack (Cindy) Foster and Hugh Edward Foster; and grandchildren Jennifer Jenny Leighanne (Matt) Savage and Jonathan Jon Michael Jones.
Mrs. Foster is preceded in death by husband Hugh Foster, parents Buford and Eunice Whitten Henson, and brother Ed Henson.
Pallbearers: Comer Donnell, Doug ONeal, Bobby Pickle, Eddie Henson, Matt Savage, Jon Michael Jones and Bobby Jones. Honorary: Doug Hall, Larry Turnbow, and Johnson Ray.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Former Blue Devil all-stater Tony Cantrell dies at 36

LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 12 Noon Saturday, Oct 29 at the Garden of Prayer Tabernacle, 1015 Bluebird Road, for former Lebanon High football standout Julian Anton "Tony" Cantrell, 36.

Born July 4, 1975, and a 1994 graduate of LHS, he died suddenly Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 in Nashville.

He was an all-state performer for Coach Mark Medley's last team at Lebanon, the 1993 squad that lost in the state quarterfinals at Knox Farragut. Cantrell was named first team all-state by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association, All Mid-State by The Tennessean and was named regional defensive player of the year. He attended Cumberland University and was currently attending Kaplan Career Institute studying to become a medical assistant. He was a lifelong member of The Garden of Prayer Tabernacle.

Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 28 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. at the Garden of Prayer Tabernacle and again Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Bishop Alfred Howard will offer the eulogy and Elder Johnny Crudup will officiate. Burial will follow at the Mt. Lebanon Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: his father Van Cantrell; children Markesshia Antina McCathern, Julian Rashad Cantrell, Anton Xavier Cantrell and Damien Hogg; brother Christopher Ramone (Mon) Cantrell; grandmother,Loucille Cantrell; aunts Mary Sue Brandon, Katherine Robertson, Delorse Vaden and Rachel Cantrell; uncles Elroy (Earlene) Cantrell, James (Betty) Cantrell, Tollie (Barbara) Cantrell; great-great-aunt Queen Ester Steverson; great-aunts, Fannie Harris, Bonnie Pleasant and Darlene Jackson; great-uncle Paul Smith; nephews JaWilliameze Jennings and Jaylan Cantrell; God-sisters Yolander Coggins and Marvolyn Neuble; God-brother LaByron Seay; like a brother, Randall Lewis; cousins friends and special friend Renee Schmitt.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Jeanette Robertson Cantrell.

Pallbearers: Shavez Jobe, Jesse Gilliam Jr., Tyrone Head, Marlow Seay, Daryl Seay, Reece Hall, Maurice Davis and Darren Cason.

Gardner Memorial Chapel of Nashville isin charge of arrangements.

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Horace Howell Hardin, 71

WATERTOWN -- Funeral services are set for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Hardin, 71, of Watertown.
Born in Watertown, and a graduate of Watertown High School, he died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.
Mr. Hardin was retired from Bridgestone and was a member of Community Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral.
Services will be conducted by Bro. Sten Criscoe. Interment will follow in Poplar Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include: his wife of 43 years Martha Snyder Hardin; daughters Holly (Chris) Dickens of and Susan (Gary) Hardin -- all of Watertown; grandchildren Melissa (Tom) Blackburn of Lebanon; Melinda Cooke of LaMars, Iowa; William (Amanda) Ladd of Gallatin; Michael (Mary) Mangrum of Nashville; and LeAnne Jernigan of Lebanon; five great-grandchildren; brother Herman Hardin of Watertown along with numerous other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jason and Addie Thompson Hardin; sons Howell Anthony Hardin and Bobby Jernigan; daughter Joanne Ladd; grandchildren Justin Jernigan and Elizabeth Morris, and a brother Doyle Hardin.
Pallbearers: Chris Dickens, Tom Blackburn, David Davis, Tyler Davis, Caleb Davis, William Hardin and Gary Hardin.
Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of arrangements.

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James Roland Mofield, 52

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Mofield, 52, of Lebanon.
Known as "Ronnie" to his family and friends, he died Oct. 23, 2011.
The family will be receiving friends from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday.
Services will be conducted by Brother Danny Sellars. Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: children Trina Hodge, Jessica (Vance) Banks Thompson, Natalie Lynn Mofield, Jamie Nichole (Shawn Harper) Mofield, Joshua Roland (Tabatha) Mofield and James Caleb Mofield; mother-of-children Kathy Mofield; siblings Teresa (Howard Jr.) Sullins, Randall Mofield Sr., Donnie (Jimmy) Hobbs, Farion (Nancy Jean) Mofield, Marion Mofield, Richard (TJ) Mofield and Lisa (Dennis) Glaub; and grandchildren Shelby Ryan Brown, Savannah Anne Mofield and Brenden Austin Harper.
He is preceded in death by parents Francis Marion and Nettie Hunley Mofield.
Active pallbearers: Jesse Mofield, Farlon Mofield, Marion Mofield, Richard Mofield, Garrett Dailey, Brenden Harper, Cody Dailey, Luke Dailey and Randall Mofield Jr.
Honorary: Johnathan Mofield, Tony Henry, Kenneth Jones, Jim Dean, Joshua Mofield, Caleb Mofield and Shawn Harper.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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John Hoyle McHenry

LEBANON -- Mr. McHenry passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 in the comfort of his home surrounded by family.
John McHenry was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam. He was employed at Nashville's Baptist Hospital for 31 years as a respiratory therapist.
Survivors include: mother Iris Flesher McHenry of Lebanon / Parkersburg,WV, daughter Amy Lynn (Benjy Beaty) McHenry, son Nathan John (Rachel Martin) McHenry, grandchildren Austin Tyler McHenry and Mary Kelton McHenry -- all of Lebanon.
He is preceded in death by father Donald H. McHenry, grandparents John H. and Iva McHenry and Othor and Ida Flesher.
Special thank you to his co-workers at Baptist Respiratory Department, Caris Health Care and Dr. Nancy Peacock.
Memorial donations: Lebanon Seventh Day Adventist (37 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon).
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Kathy Diane Tittle, 55

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Monday morning, Oct. 24 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Tittle, 55, of Lebanon.
She died Oct. 18, 2011.
Interment was in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: husband Jackie Tittle; children Bronson (Paula Gibson) Roberts, Terri (Thomas Colyer) Roberts, Trena Gay (Jr. Hicks) Roberts, Barbara Jean Tittle and Jackie (Chris) Hood; siblings Barbara (Dale) Roberson, Amanda Kemp, Mike (Kathy) Kemp and Jerry Kemp; grandchildren Michael Riley Hicks, Elizabeth Renee Hicks, Toby Colyer, Trinity Colyer, Theodore Miguel Taylor, Tyler Roberts, Taylor Colyer, Lee Colyer, Hailey Hood, Emily Hood and Brad Bell; as well as lifetime friend Jenny Neeley.
She is preceded in death by son Michael Tittle, parents Harlan and Gaynell Barrett Kemp, sister Sue May Brewington and brothers Riley Cummings and Danny Kemp.
Family and friends served as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Naomi Arbuckle, 87

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Oct. 24 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Arbuckle, 87, of Lebanon.
A member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and retired from Robertshaw / Lux Clock, Mrs. Arbuckle died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at the University Medical Center.
Services were conducted by Bro. Glenn Denton and Bro. Mike Shelby. Interment followed in the Conatser Cemetery.
Survivors include: daughters Janie (Bobby) Edwards and Barbara (Tim) Heston; son-in-law Clyde Edwards; grandchildren Kathy (Michael) Shoptaw, Brian (Rhonda) Edwards, Karen (Danny) McDonald, Missy (Gary) Yarbrough, Lisa (Doug) Williams and Gregg (Candy) Overstreet; nine great grandchildren along with great, great grandchild and best friend, Maria Carson.
She is preceded in death by parents Vernon and Anna Bell Harrell Broyles; husband James William Arbuckle and daughter Jo Ann Edwards.
Grandsons and family members served as active pallbearers.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.

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Services set Oct. 26 for Mrs. Nelson, longtime educator

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Center Chapel Church of Christ, 9500 Central Pike, for Mrs. Bernadine Foriest Nelson, 65, of Mt. Juliet. A beloved and dedicated educator, the Oak Ridge native passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.

She received her Bachelors Degree in Education from David Lipscomb University, a Masters of Education Degree from the University of Alabama and an additional degree from the University of Tennessee. She taught in her native Oak Ridge, in the state of Hawaii, in Alabama as well as serving as a geography teacher at Lebanon's Friendship Christian School before moving to the Wilson County Adult Learning Center, where she served as director.

Mrs. Nelson was active in the Tennessee Adult Education program and championed the cause of General Equivalency Diplomas -- helping more than 1,000 earn a GED. She was a member of the Center Chapel Church of Christ and enjoyed traveling.

Services were conducted by Bro. Andy Connelly, Bro. Darrell Duncan and Bro. Pierce Dodson. Interment followed at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: her husband Melvis Nelson; mother Dora Mash Foriest; son Brandon (April) Nelson; grandchildren Emma and Evan Nelson; as well as numerous other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Burnice Foriest, and brother Jerry Foriest. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to The ALS Association, Development Department, 27001 Agoura Rd., Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301.

Mt. Juliets Bond Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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Ask Ken Beck

Willy Wonkas chocolate factory turns 40

Dear Ken: How old is Gene Wilder, and what happened to the boy who played Charlie Bucket with him in the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory?

Wilder is 78 and retired. I dont like show business, I realized, he said a few years ago. I like show, but I dont like the business. Child actor Peter Ostrum, 53, became a veterinarian and practices in Glenfield, N.Y. Earlier this month Warner Home Video released a limited and numbered Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collectors Edition as athree-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo that features a 144-page production book reprint filled with production photos and notes, and archival letters. Sweet premiums include a retro Wonka Bar-shaped tin box with scented pencils and eraser.

Dear Ken: I think I just spotted Garrett Morris in a new TV series, 2 Broke Girls. Am I right?

Yep. That is Morris, 74, one of the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players of Saturday Night Live fame. Born in New Orleans, he was raised by his Baptist preacher grandfather and sang in the church choir. Later he trained at the Juilliard School of Music and turned professional performing with the Harry Belafonte singers. Before his SNL days, he was featured in several Broadway musicals. Like baseball, life has been berra berra good to he.

Dear Ken: I remember a fantasy Western with Tony Randall playing all sort of characters. Can you help me find the title?

That is a marvelous gift from Randall from 1964 as he portrayed Dr. Lao, the abominable snowman, Merlin the magician, Apollonius of Tyana, Pan, a giant serpent and Medusa. His co-stars were Barbara Eden, Arthur McConnell and Noah Beery Jr.

Dear Ken: Please share some background on Shenae Grimes of 90210.

Grimes, who turns 22 this week, was born in Toronto, Canada, and previously starred in the TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation. She did a comedic cameo in Scream 4. A huge fan of the original Beverly Hills 90210, the actress was in a music video for the band Our Lady Peace in their single, All You Did Was Save My Life.

If you have a trivia question about actors, singers, movies, TV shows or pop culture, e-mail your query to Ken Beck at kbtag2@gmail.com

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General News

Bert Coble Singers Christmas Dinner Shows set Dec. 15-16

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the Bert Coble Singers Christmas Dinner Shows to be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Dec. 15-16, at College Hills Church of Christ in Lebanon.

The Singers are continuing their rehearsal schedule which has been under way since Labor Day. Since beginning with 16 singers in 1988, the group now numbers 40 who are dedicated to making these shows a delight for everyone. The Singers provide their own outfits and pay their own transportation costs to be a part of the group. They come from Pleasant Shade, Carthage, Watertown, Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Gallatin and Nashville.

The Christmas Dinner at the event includes ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, a green salad, apple or pumpkin pie, hot rolls, tea and coffee.

You will thoroughly enjoy the concert since we have remembered to include the story about Blitzen and Hosea, Coble said.

Reservations may be made by mailing your check ($30 per person) to The Bert Coble Singers, 1505 Lyle Street, Lebanon, TN 37087.

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WCEC plans open meetings on Voter ID

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
Any questions from local citizens about the new Tennessee Voter ID law will be answered on Tuesday, Nov. 1, by the Wilson County Election Commission in a town hall meeting to help voters ensure they are informed and have all the right documents before they head to the polls next year.

Philip Warren, Wilson County administrator of elections, said the local Election Commission gets calls almost every day about it, but noted most people have expressed positive feelings toward the new law.

In general, people are just concerned about having the right materials to be able to vote, Warren said.

Tuesday, Nov. 1, citizens will be able to ask Warren and the Election Commission about the new law and watch a short video presentation on the facts and details of the law. The meeting will be held at the Election Commission office at 203 East Main Street in Lebanon at noon, and in Mt. Juliet at City Hall located at 2425 North Mt. Juliet Road, also at noon.

The new law, enacted by the Tennessee General Assembly earlier this year, requires a federal or state-issued photo ID in order to vote. A drivers license is the most common form of photo identification, and Warren said most voters are already used to having that with them when voting.

Its not a big departure from what theyve been doing already, he said.

Warren and the Election Commission have made a concerted effort to inform local citizens about the new law, and the town hall meeting will be a good time for anyone to come in and be sure they have all that is necessary to vote.

A voter registration card is still required and the photo ID is in addition to the registration. Warren said the law provides for several different forms of photo ID to be used by voters. A U.S. Passport, a Department of Safety photo ID, a U.S. Military photo ID or even a state-issued handgun carry permit, are all valid forms of photo ID under the new law.

It was very well thought through by the legislature, Warren said.

A recent statewide poll conducted by Middle Tennessee State University, showed that most Tennesseans are aware of the new law, but only about half know the specifics. According to the poll, 71 percent of Tennesseans know of the law.

The poll noted that only 51 percent of individuals 39 years and younger knew of the law. By comparison, 83 percent of individuals 40 and older were aware of the law. Many of those polled did not know which forms of photo ID were acceptable.

Exactly 92 percent of those polled correctly answered that a valid Tennessee drivers license would be an acceptable form of identification at the ballot box. Also, 78 percent correctly identified that a valid U.S. Military photo ID will be acceptable.

Conversely, only 32 percent knew that a valid University of Tennessee student identification card was unacceptable and only 14 percent knew that an expired Tennessee drivers license would be acceptable.

While the meeting will allow anyone a chance to come in and talk to the Commission about the new law, Warren said they are continuing to get the word out about the law in a variety of places.

We do things every week, Im out doing speaking events, and were passing out fliers. We have fliers in senior citizens centers, nursing homes, grocery stores, everywhere, Warren said.

Warren said the Election Commission will continue to help local citizens become informed about the law and help some obtain valid photo identification so they can cast their vote next year.

There are several free options available for those needing to obtain a photo ID.

The next election is the March 6, 2012 Presidential Preference Primary, then the Aug. 2, 2012 Wilson County General and State Elections and Federal Primary and the Nov. 6, 2012 State and Federal General Election.

Staff Writer Patrick Hall may be contacted by phall@wilsonpost.com.

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