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Showing 11 articles from May 29, 2012.


Alan Lee Self, 50

Mr. Self passed away on May 27, 2012 at age 50. The Memorial Service is 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include mother Lois Hearn, and siblings: Angela Rippe, Althea Long, Anita Webb, Sherry Gilbert, Norman Self, Bill Self, Michelle Welton, Lisa Robinson, Darren Self, and Sara Long.

He is preceded in death by father Charles Ray Self and brother Tony Self.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, isin charge of arrangements.

Alica Mae Smith, 51

Memorial services were held Sunday afternoon, May 27, at the Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown for Ms. Smith, 51, of Watertown.
Born in Orlando, Fla., she died Friday, May 25, 2012 at University Medical Center.
Arrangements by Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home.

Bruce William Busby, Sr., 63

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, May 29, 2012 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Busby, 63, of Mt. Juliet.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he died Thursday, May 24, 2012.
Interment with military honors were held at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road.

Edward Eddie Ralford Good Jr., 45

Memorial services will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday June 1, at the Fall Creek Baptist Church, Norene, for Mr. Good, 45.
He died Wednesday May 23, 2012.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Ehis memory to the Childrens Ministry of Fall Creek Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Halbert Charles Ashworth, 64

Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 31 at the Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown for Mr. Halbert Charles Ashworth, 64, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Mr. Ashworth, a Wilson County native and a 1965 graduate of Watertown High, died Monday, May 28, 2012 after having attended the 100 Year Celebration of Watertown High School. His ancestors were among the founding members of the Watertown community.

The son of the late Paul and Elizabeth Smith Ashworth, he was a graduate of the University of Tennessee - Knoxville with an accounting degree. He enjoyed a long and successful career with the federal government in the administrations of pensions in Washington, D.C.

Upon retirement, he moved to Ft. Lauderdale. He had a love for history and travel, which took him far and wide.

Survivors include, a brother Sam Ashworth of Hendersonville. He is mourned by lifelong friends Dr. Arlen Leight and Sandy Leana Kaiser as well as a niece, nephews, numerous cousins and friends -- both in Florida and Tennessee.

Visitation is set for 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday from 12 Noon until the service.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Tim Stewart. Burial will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens in Lebanon.

Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mable Johnson Hudson, 84

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, May 27 at the Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown for Mrs. Hudson, 84, of Gallatin.
A Wilson County native and a former resident of Watertown, she died May 25, 2012 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.
Burial was at the Jones Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements by Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home.

Patrick Joseph Henry, Sr., 74

Funeral services have been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, May 30 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Henry, 74, of Lebanon.
He died May 25, 2012 at his residence.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service.
Lin lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Disable American Veterans.
Arrangements by Lebanon's Sellars Funeral Home.


General News

First transit-oriented development in TN breaks ground

The Wilson Post

A one-of-a-kind transit-oriented development broke ground yesterday as developers Jack and Rick Bell celebrated the start of construction of Hamilton Springs, which could house residents this time next year.

Rick Bell said the location of the development off Highway 70, across from Richmond Hills subdivision, was once the site of a mineral springs resort almost 100 years ago, where people would travel from Nashville by train.

Today, were brining that spirit back here, with the first transit-oriented development in Tennessee, Bell said.

The mixed-use development is expected to include high-end apartments, businesses, single-family homes and condos. Everything will be centered on the Music City Star commuter train that runs through the development, with a new stop to be constructed in the near future.

The train stop was approved, but we are responsible for building it, Bell said.

The first building within the site will be the Hamilton Station Apartments, consisting of 396 units across from a village square that was designed to mimic Lebanons own historic center.

Future veterans park & museum accepting donations

The Wilson Post

Those who attended Mondays Memorial Day ceremony at the Wilson County Courthouse were treated to the unveiling of the future Wilson County Veterans Park and Museum, planned for the old Nave Funeral Home property.

The future Park and Museum is to be built on the old Nave Funeral Home property, which is adjacent to the County Courthouse at 228 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

Three architects from the group tasked with designing the park and museum were on hand to talk to citizens and veterans in attendance about the design and thought processes behind their work.

Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto said the park and museum would be built without using any money from the countys general fund, but instead would come to fruition through donations from residents and businesses.

We are not going to take any taxpayer money to build this, Hutto said.

Man charged with attempted 2nd degree murder held without bail

The Wilson Post

A man charged with attempted second degree murder and aggravated assault in May 2011 is being held in the Wilson County Jail without bond after failing to appear in court in March, according to 15th Judicial District Assistant District Attorney Tom Swink.

Henry Marion, 41, failed to appear in court on March 23. Swink said authorities picked him up in Fort Smith, Ark., and he was booked in to the jail on May 25.

He is actually being held without a bond at this time, Swink said.

Wilson jobless rate drops in April

From Post staff report

Wilson Countys unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in April, a decrease of 0.2 percent from the March figure of 6.5.

County unemployment rates statewide were released Thursday afternoon by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Wilson County was sixth among the 10 counties with the lowest unemployment rates for April, according to department officials. Williamson County was first on the list with the lowest jobless rate of 5.3 percent. Scott County remained in 95th place with a jobless rate of 15.4 percent.

There was a labor force of 61,060 in April with 57,180 of those employed and 3,880 unemployed.

The jobless rate for April 2012 is 1.6 percent lower than that of April 2011 when the unemployment rate was 7.9 percent.

Officials said the unemployment rate decrea

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