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Obituaries

Alice Vaden Poston, 86

Mrs. Poston, 86, of the Rawls Creek Community, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Cedars Health Care in Lebanon.
Services were held Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 13 at the Sanderson Funeral Home in Carthage. Interment followed in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.
Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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James Larry Finch, 72

Mr. Finch, 72, passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at his residence.
He is preceded in death by his parents William Henry and Hester Jane Tinnell Finch; brother William Doyle Finch; first wife Janice Louise Anthony Finch and son-in-law Leon Overstreet.
Survivors include: wife Mary Finch; daughter Jennifer Lynne Finch; brother Eddy Ray (Judy) Finch; sister Julia Ann (Ronald) Waggonner; stepsons Christopher Boswell and Joseph Boswell; stepdaughters Beth (Ron) Hallmark, Dawn Overstreet and Gail (Tim) Porter; five grandsons and three granddaughters.
Mr. Finch was a member of Hurricane Baptist Church and a Licensed Pharmacist for 50 years in Tennessee and Alabama.
He was a well known Pharmacist, educated at then Howard University (Samford) in Birmingham, Al. He graduated in 1961 and began working at Maxwell Drugs in Hermitage.
He worked in several Nashville locations until moving to Lebanon in 1981. He loved his profession and continued to work at several local pharmacies until recently.
Larry was an outgoing man who never met a stranger. He loved to be around people and to make others laugh. He loved to spend time on his farm in the garden and by the creek cane pole fishing.
He especially loved his family and was very loved in return. He was a special Paw Paw, a special man. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, Dec. 13 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Dr. Joseph Rosas, Rev. Ronnie Smith and Rev. Kenneth Trammel officiated the service. Interment followed at the Hurricane Cemetery.
Active pallbearers, included grandsons: Zac Overstreet, Justin Boswell, Stephen Powlus, Timmy Porter, Matt Porter, and friend Tommy Adams.
Honorary: Harold Boothe, Kevin Hale, Paul Hughey, Bill Waggonner and Ron Waggonner.
The family has request contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Finch to the Hurricane Baptist Church Missions Fund.
Arrangements by Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel.

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Lois Reed Woodson, 78

Mrs. Woodson, 78, of Lebanon died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 at her residence.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 13 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Burial was at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.

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Mayme Carolyn Hollon, 96

Mrs. Hollon, 96, of Mt. Juliet, (formerly of Hermitage and Coopertown) died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011.
Services were held Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 13 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Burial is planned for Wednesday at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road.

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Telling Tales

In the beginning, there were no sleepovers

In the beginning, there were no sleepovers

When birthday time rolls around for my boys one item always listed on their celebration itinerary is sleepover. We host sleepovers throughout the year but the birthday sleepover is different. Instead of one friend, there could be 5, 6, 7 or 8. Eight was the magic number this year for my youngest childs birthday soiree. An event of this magnitude is as elusive as Bigfoot to the adolescent. Parents know what goes down at these things. No matter how fun the party, kids just want to stay up all night.

So armed with only pizza, juice boxes, XBOX360 and our wits, my husband and I were ready.

The drop off

There are three types of parents when it comes to a sleepover. The concerned, 'are you sure about this parent. This is the same parent pulling away in their car when asking that question. Then theres the, No take back, who cares if you changed your mind, weve already made plans for a date night and nobody is going to keep us from a dinner out where no one spills juice or milk parent. And lastly, the, Now if he gets scared in the middle of the night, forget my name, forget my number, forget me. He can wait until the morning parent.

When all the boys arrived, we started to get concerned. The adult to child ratio was 2-8. Because of the power shift, we did what any normal parent would do- deleted Lord of the Flies from the DVR and braced for a long night.

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Ask Ken Beck

Singer Lobo really had a dog named Boo
Dear Ken: Is the singer named Lobo, who had a hit song called Me and You and a Dog Named Boo in the 1970s, still performing?

That would be singer-songwriter Roland Kent LaVoie, aka Lobo, 68, who is semi-retired and living in Florida with his wife. People dont know me much or the way I look and thats OK. To this day, most probably think Im some group, he said. Over a four-year period in the early 1970s, Lobo also had hits with his folk-country tunes Id Love You To Want Me, Where Were You When I Was Falling in Love and Dont Expect Me To Be Your Friend. As for Me And You and a Dog Named Boo, he really had a German shepherd named Boo. Lobo released his last album, Out of Time, in 2008.

Dear Ken: Whatever happened to the stars of Laverne & Shirley?

Well, Cindy Williams, 64, who played Shirley, will star as Mother Superior in Nunset Boulevard: The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show, which will go on a multi-city national tour next fall. She was most recently seen on Broadway in The Drowsy Chaperone, and the mother of two helped produced the Steve Martin Father of the Bride movies. She also just finished the play The Odd Couple, opposite Jo Anne Worley, and stars opposite John Heard in the romantic comedy, a film that has yet to be released. Penny Marshall, 69, who played Laverne, just announced she would be publishing her memoir, My Mother Is Nuts, next fall with Amazon Publishing. The director of such movie hits as Big and A League of Their Own, said she will share tales about her childhood and her relationship with her brother, Garry Marshall, who produced Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days. She likely will discuss her marriage to Rob Reiner and will talk about her battle with lung and brain cancer in 2009. People have always asked me how I got from the Bronx to Hollywood, so I thought it was time to tell how it all happened. I have had many lives (not in the Shirley MacLaine sense) and you will hear about them all. . . . just dont expect any recipes . . . I don't cook, she wrote in a statement.

Dear Ken: Our family favorite show is The Closer, and I have heard it will stop filming this year. We love to pick out who is guilty and watch the whole crew work together. How funny they are with looks, eye movements and comments between.
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Wilson Living

Wilson Living Today, December 14, 2011

As the sleigh bells ring all around Wilson County, Wilson Living is working hard to put the finishing touches on the first issue of 2012. Its hard to believe that the New Year is right around the corner. That being said, enjoy the last few weeks of 2011. Make lasting memories with friends and family instead of staying so busy making everyone else happy. Easier said than done, right?

This time last year our first book was released. Well because of the response from that book, we will be releasing our 2nd book, a follow-up to the 1st. This next book will offer humor as well as tug on your heartstrings. Look for it closer to Valentines Day! In the meantime, if youre looking for the perfect gift for a teacher, friend, sister, brother, wife or are you just looking for a good life to get youre through the holidays, pick up a copy of Telling Tales: Kids, husbands, careers It can be a mother of a tale today. Tales is a compilation of some of our most popular columns featured in the Wilson Post every Wednesday. Books are available for purchase at The Paper Mill in Lebanon, Dot and Stells in Mt Juliet, www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, www.wilsonlivingmagazine.com or call 615-969-6751 to order signed copies.

Now that the January issue will be in the can soon, the wedding issue is right around the corner. The Wedding Issue is one of our most popular issues. Not only do you get to see all the latest fashions and trends within the bridal market, this year well feature the hottest prom fashion! For the second time well also show you the Bachelors of Wilson County. We need your help on this one. If you know of someone who would be a perfect bachelor, email us his information to info@wilsonlivingmagazine.com. We need entries by December 31st.

Looking for something to do with the kiddos on Christmas break? Visit the Wilson Living community page on www.wilsonlivingmagazine.com for ideas on affordable day trips, crafts and outings.

To see what else were working on become a fan on facebook or twitter.

Until next time, keep reading!

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General Lifestyle

Whats your favorite Christmas classic?
With Christmas rushing upon us as quickly as ever, these December evenings should be times to pause, kick off our shoes and enjoy gathering with family and friends in warm homes, and maybe even overdose on hot chocolate doused with marshmallows.

Parties are a holiday tradition, but watching some of those classic Christmas-themed shows are also a must-do for many. Thus, below are my picks for the Top-10 TV Christmas specials, followed by the Top-10 Christmas movies.

Most of these air every Yuletide season on network, cable or satellite TV, while a few may only be found on DVD.

Top-10 TV Christmas classics

1. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965): In the best animated-Christmas special of them all, Charlie Brown and his Peanuts pals discover the true meaning of Christmas while working on a school play and decorating a sickly fir tree. Linus saves the day with his recitation of the birth of the Christ child from the book of Luke. Fabulous jazz piano score by Vince Guaraldi.

2. Its a Wonderful Life (1946): This feature film only came into its own when it began airing on TV. Jimmy Stewart stars as George Bailey, a small-town everyman who decides to jump off a bridge. An angel then exposes him to what life in Bedford Falls would have been like had he never been born. Remember, no man is a failure who has friends.

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"My Bid" by Joe Biddle

Tebowing

Is Tim Tebow for real?

Is he from another planet? If you cut him, would he bleed? Seriously.

He is becoming Rev. Billy Graham in shoulder pads.

Hell run over you one minute and pray for you the next.

Just hours after the Titans botched an opportunity to post a signature win at LP Field Sunday, I was driving home and tuned into the final minutes of the Denver-Chicago game.

Down 10-0 with some five minutes left, Superman, uh, Tebow found another improbable way to rescue his team from the jaws of defeat.

With 2:08 left in regulation, here he was again. With all his mechanical flaws, with all the naysayers harrumphing that there was no way he could pull out this game.

After all, the Bears arent called the Monsters of the Midway for nothing. Surely Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, who eats quarterbacks for breakfast, would put a knot on Tebows head the size of a grapefruit.

But, no. Tebow gets Denver to the outer limit of field goal range and kicker Matt Prater nukes a 59-yarder through the uprights with three seconds to spare. It forced overtime and the Broncos were still breathing.

After Chicago failed to score on its first possession, here came Tebow riding in on a white horse. This time Prater needed only 51 yards to decide the outcome. It was just another chapter added to Tebows legend, which is spreading around the NFL world like kudzu.

If you believe, unbelievable things can sometimes be possible, Tebow told reporters afterwards.

Can I get an Amen?

Adjectives fall short of describing what Tebow has done since his arrival in Denver. Doubters included his coach, John Fox, and Broncos executive vice-president of football operations and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway.

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General Sports

FCS sweeps at Lancaster

Andi Morrisett pumped in 17 points Monday night to lead Friendship Christian to a 56-17 victory at Lancaster Christian Academy in Smyrna

The win was the first on the season for the Lady Commanders after a pair of losses. FCS jumped out to a 13-4 lead and increased the margin to 31-17 at intermission.

Deja Jones added 13 points while Mallory Johnson pitched in seven and Kaity Woodall had five points.

(boys) Friendship 64, Lancaster 51
SMYRNA -- Friendship Christians Allen Heastons 25 points led all scorers in Mondays 64-51 win at Lancaster Christian, but the play of senior Mark Sandoval might have been the difference.

With the game deadlocked at 43-all headed into the fourth quarter, Sandoval broke free for all 10 of his points as the Commanders improved to 2-1 on the season.

FCS trailed 31-23 at intermission, but clawed back to tie the game, then took control in the fourth quarter.

Dalton Patterson had 13 points for Friendship while Hunter Anderson added seven and Austin DeFevers had a pair of fourth quarter buckets.

FCS will be on the road Friday night as they travel to Byrdstown to take on Pickett County.

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MJ hosts Riverdale tonight

The eyes of Middle Tennessee basketball fans will be on Mt. Juliet tonight as the 9-0 Lady Bears host nationally ranked Riverdale High of Murfreesboro. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Riverdale, comes in 5-2 on the season and ranked No. 24 nationally by USA Today. Mt. Juliet has gone undefeated, winning by an average of 40 points per game.

The Lady Bears are led by 6-1 MTSU signee Caya Williams, who averages 22.3 points a game while Riverdale is led by senior Shacobia Barbee, a Georgia signee. Barbee enters the contest averaging 13.6 points a game.

This is the first of two regular season games scheduled between the programs. Riverdale is 3-0 against Mt. Juliet over the past two seasons, including a double-overtime victory in the TSSAA Class AAA state quarterfinals in 2010.

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