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Antonio Martinez, 43

Mr. Martinez, 43 of Madison, died Sunday, June 17, 2012.
Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, June 21 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet
Interment will be at El Lobo Cemetery in Mexico.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Jack London Allen, 88

Mr. Allen, 88 of Lebanon and formerly of Donelson, passed away June 18, 2012 at Quality Care Nursing Home.

Graveside services will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday, June 22 at the Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville with Rev. David Hesson officiating.

Born July 19, 1923, in Detroit, Michigan, Mr. Allen was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, a member of First United Methodist Church and was retired from AVCO Aerostructures where he was an aerospace tooling engineer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George David Allen and Gertrude Latimer Allen; daughter, Shelley Rae Allen; grandson, Jason Michael Allen; two half sisters: Leota Savage and Anna Landry.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Marjorie Kahler Allen; son James Michael (Pamela) Allen of Donelson; grandchildren Jesse (Sabrina) Allen of Donelson, Noel Kahler Fox and Amanda Elizabeth Fox of Franklin.

Arrangements by Lebanons Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

James Campbell Bragg, 81

Mr. Bragg, 81 of Lebanon passed away Tuesday June 19, 2012 at the University Medical Center. He was a member of Westland United Methodist Church, retired from the Ford Glass Plant, a Mason and a member of the Al Menah Shrine Temple.

Visitation is set for 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 20 with a Masonic service to be held at 7 p.m. in the Partlow Chapel. Visitation will be held 10 a.m. Thursday until the 11 a.m. funeral services at the Partlow Chapel.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Bill Mulroy and Rev. Paul Gardner. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: his wife Barbara Bragg; daughters Judy (David) Hargrove, Betty (Jim) Chapman, Connie (Jerry) LeBlanc and Marsha (Ricky) Thorne; sisters Sara (Doug) Cather and Sue (J.D.) Land; grandchildren Christina (Dan) Lipe, Michael Hampton, Melissa (John) Oakley, Michael Widman, Tony Armstrong, Brian (Rhonda) Armstrong, Rachel Reed and Jamie Reed; along with eight great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents F.K Bragg and Jessie Mildred Steele Bragg along with brother Howard Bragg.

Friends will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers: Seeker Sunday School Class of Westland United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Bragg to Shriners Hospital or to a Charity of Choice.

Arrangements by Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel.


"My Bid" by Joe Biddle

U.S. Open chewed up best golfers

How difficult is too difficult when it comes to golf courses?

When difficult shamelessly flirts with impossible.

I have never played Olympic Club at San Francisco. I pray I will never have to.

Watching the worlds best golfers play the Alcatraz of golf courses was enough to convince me. That, and the fact I could not stuff enough golf balls in my golf bag to get me through the first six holes.

If the rough that makes the place look like a deserted field isnt enough to diminish your golf ball supply, you can always count on those golf ball-eating trees they have guarding the Olympic Club fairways.

The Big O chewed up the worlds best golfers and spit them out in the Bay.

Take Tiger Woods for instance. He had two fabulous rounds and I thought: hey, he is back. Really back.


General News

Squire faults county schools termination handling

The Wilson Post

Wilson County Director of Schools Mike Davis faced some scrutiny Monday night from members of the County Commission about the systems policy of not giving cause for termination, which Davis said was in line with state law.

District 8 Commissioner Frank Bush said the county school system had fired 12 employees at the end of the school year, including four special education assistants, three teachers, three bus drivers and two other employees.

Bush said none of those employees were told why they were terminated and noted at least one teacher shared her most recent evaluation with Bush and he said that evaluation showed no cause for termination.

The fact that they are not told is shameful, Bush said. That policy needs to change.

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