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Obituaries

Cynthia L. "Cindy" Keckler, 59

A memorial service has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Keckler, 59, of San Antonio, FL.
Born in Nashville, she died Wednesday, June 27, 2012.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the service.
Donations may be made in her memory to the ALS Association Florida Chapter, 3242 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa, FL 33619.
Loyless Funeral Home, Land O' Lakes, FL was in charge of arrangements.

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Geraline Gilbert, 78

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, July 3 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Gilbert, 78, of Lebanon.
Born in Wilson County, she died Saturday, June 30, 2012 at her home, following an extended illness.
Interment followed at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations be made to the Breast Cancer Patient Advocate Foundation, the Healthwell Foundation, or Sherrys Run.
Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Gladys Sue Berryhill, 86

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4 in the Moore-Cortner Chapel in Winchester for Mrs. Berryhill, 86, of Decherd.
She died Sunday, July 1, 2012, at her home.
Interment will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester.
Arrangements by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester.

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Lloyd Ledsinger, 77

Funeral services were held Monday morning, July 2 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Ledsinger, 77.
He passed away June 29, 2012.
Interment followed at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

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Lucille O. Jones, 97

Mrs. Jones, 97, of Lebanon died Monday, July 2, 2012.
Services will be held 12 Noon Thursday, July 5, at the Mausoleum of Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis.
Arrangements by Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Old Hickory.

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Margaret Ann Crofutt, 63

No services were scheduled for Mrs. Crofutt, 63, of Lebanon.
She died June 29, 2012.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Sandra Lea Paris, 41

Funeral services are scheduled for 12 Noon Friday, July 6 at the Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon for Ms. Paris, 41.
She died July 3, 2012.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday.
Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Aggragements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Wanda Lee Kent, 62

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at the Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon for Mrs. Kent, 62.
She died July 2, 2012.
The family will be receiving friends from 12 Noon until the service.
Entombment in Wilson County Memorial Park Mausoleum will immediately follow the service.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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General News

Local nursing facility faces multi-million dollar lawsuit

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

A lawsuit filed against local nursing home Lebanon Health and Rehabilitation accuses the facility, its parent companies and select personnel of malpractice and violating state and federal regulations in regards to the death of a patient.

Filed Friday, June 29, by attorney Jason Denton of Rochelle McCulloch and Aulds, PLLC, the complaint stems from an investigation conducted by the Tennessee Department of Health in 2011, which found at least one immediate jeopardy violation, including inconsistencies in the facilitys records about the death of Willie James Montgomery.

The complaint alleges that Lebanon Health and Rehab, located at 731 Castle Heights Court, parent company Sava SeniorCare LLC, as well as a handful of personnel were responsible for the death of Montgomery, who died on March 8, 2011.

According to the TDOH investigative report, Montgomery died of acute cardiac arrest and the report detailed several inconsistencies within the medical records and accounts from nurses about when physicians were notified of Montgomerys critical potassium levels.

The lawsuit claims Lebanon Health and Rehab failed to conform to the standard of care prevailing in this and similar communities for healthcare providers performing similar services and were guilty of medical malpractice in treating Mr. Montgomery.

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More than 100 dogs rescued Tuesday

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Over 100 dogs were rescued from a home near Lebanon on Tuesday and taken to an emergency shelter at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, saving the animals from unsafe living conditions.

According to Wilson County Animal Control Director Mary Burger, the dogs were living at the home of a woman who took in stray dogs. WCSD Lt. Steve Gatlin said the woman was a hoarder who tried to care for the animals, but just had too many to adequately provide for their wellbeing.

"It was a bad scene, but she actually thought she was doing the right thing, Gatlin said.

Burger said the woman has been taking dogs in off the street for years and the numbers at her home also increased from dogs having puppies. Gatlin noted on Monday when he and Burger visited the home, a puppy was found deceased but were not sure of the cause.

The mother was not emaciated, she was well fed, Gatlin said. It could have been the heat or the living condition, we just dont know.

While the dogs were said to be living in makeshift pens in some shaded areas, Burger said many of the pens were not clean and some were difficult to get into because of feces and other debris.

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