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Bill Charles "Billy" Huff, Jr., 45

Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23 at Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Huff, 45, of Lebanon. A member of the Baptist faith and a self-employed salesman, he died Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

The family will receive friends Friday, June 22 between the hours of 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until funeral services in the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Services will be conducted by Pastor Bernie Ziehlsdorf. Interment will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

James Wilson "Roadrunner" Dillard, 85

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 25 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for US Army veteran James Wilson Dillard, 85, of Lebanon.

Known as Pa to his family and "Roadrunner" to many of his friends, Mr. Dillard died June 20, 2012. Born March 7, 1927 to Lamon and Tinnie Grisham Dillard in Smith County, he was educated at Club Springs School and Tuckers Crossroads.

Nellie Irene Dillard Shafer, 100

Mrs. Shafer, 100, of Lebanon died Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the Quality Care Nursing Home. Born in Wilson County on October 7, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Sneed Dillard and Hattie Smith Dillard.

Mrs. Shafer worked at Welty's 5&10, and the Ben Franklin Stores for 28 years. She was a lifelong member of the Fairview Baptist Church and faithfully worked in the nursery for over 42 years.

William Townsend Tomlinson, 82

LEBANON A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. William Townsend Tomlinson, 82.

Known as Bill to his family and friends, he died June 20, 2012 after a courageous year-long battle with lung cancer. Visitation will be 4 6 p.m. Saturday at Sellars with the memorial to follow.

Born in The Hamptons, Long Island, New York, he graduated from Fort Lauderdale Flying Ls high school and attended Cornell University. He worked in the Family Owned Resort business on Long Island for many years during the summer months and wintered in South Florida.


General News

Jobless rate up slightly in May

From Post staff reports

Wilson Countys unemployment rate rose slightly in May by 0.1 percent to 6.4 percent, up from the April figure of 6.3.

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for May were released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development and show the rates decreased in three counties, increased in 87 counties and remained the same in five counties.

Wilson County in May had a labor force of 61,530 with 57,570 employed and 3,960 unemployed.

Although the May 2012 rate increased, it was 1.3 percent lower than the May 2011 rate of 7.7 percent, according to department figures.

Wilson County placed sixth in the top 10 counties with the lowest unemployment for May 12. Lincoln County had the lowest with 5.4 percent, followed by Williamson County, also with 5.4 percent.

Search on for sex offender Reed

Wilson County Sheriffs Department needs your help to locate a man who is a convicted sex offender who removed his ankle bracelet monitor and fled his home shortly before a scheduled meeting with his probation officer.

Diamorrio Reed was under the supervision of the Tennessee Department of Probation and Parole. He was assigned an ankle monitoring bracelet as part of his probation. He was to meet with the probation officer on Wednesday, June 20, but removed the bracelet and fled about 30 minutes before the appointment.{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=3|imageid=345|displayname=0|float=right}

Reed has several tattoos including Greek letters on his left forearm, a female figure on his right forearm and an M on the right side of his neck. He is 31 years old, 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighs 200 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.


General Sports

Former LHS coach Keil takes Glencliff High hoops job

Never one to back down from a challenge, Doug Keil has accepted the head boys basketball job at Nashvilles Glencliff High. Keil, 41, takes over a Colt team that went 0-12 last season in District 12AAA and 0-24 overall.

Fired in May of 2011 after eight seasons as the head coach at Lebanon High School, Keil spent this past school year as an assistant coach / math teacher at Mt. Juliet High.

"I couldnt have enjoyed my year more at Mt. Juliet High," Keil said Wednesday night.

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