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Charles Andy Grisham Jr., 46

A celebration of life will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Grisham, 46, of Lebanon. A supervisor for Grisham & Neal Construction, he died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at his residence.

Visitation will be held 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday, from 10 a.m. until the service. Brother Danny Tomlinson and Brother Erik Reed will officiate.

Survivors include: daughters Bailey and Madi Grisham of Lebanon; brother Kerry (Sarah) Lawson of Lebanon, Jamie (Maddie) Raymond of Smyrna; sisters Tina Grisham Watson and Bambi Grisham Justice -- both of Lebanon; 10 nieces and nephews along with many cousins and loving family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Betty Grisham and brother Chris D. Lawson.Honorary pallbearers will be his many family and friends.

Arrangements by Lebanon's PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL.

Joan Devon Porter, 63

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Lebanon for Mrs. Porter, 63, of Lebanon. Born in Macon County, she died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.


General News

"The Identical" movie scenes shot in Lebanon

The Wilson Post

Film crews rolled into Wilson County this week to shoot scenes for the upcoming movie, The Identical.

Writer Howie Klausner, who also wrote Space Cowboys, remained relatively hush-hush about the script, but could not control his enthusiasm for the project as scenes were filmed Wednesday night at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. The film follows the path of a musical family from the Be Bop 1950s through the Glam Rock 1970s. We call it a rock and roll fable a family drama about musicians who dont know they are related, he said, explaining that original music created by Jerry Marcellino will add to the evolution of rock and roll through each decade.

It is a fictional story, but one that is based on many key historical moments, he continued. Parts of it take place in Lebanon.

Klausner admitted that the ensemble cast, which includes headliners Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd and Seth Green, were not exactly sure about the location. The first thing that Ray Liotta said to me is, Where is Lebanon? he joked. However, Klausner, who grew up in West Nashville, had no problems describing the area to the crew and cast. I was raised here and then went to Los Angeles for 22 years to be in the business I am in. This is my third movie in Tennessee. The industry here is growing, he said.

The Identical has spent six full days shooting in Wilson County as part of the seven-week shoot.

On Wednesday, the pageant pavilion at the fairgrounds was transformed into a concert stage set in the 1960s. Extras were on set from 8:30 a.m. until after 8 oclock that evening as director, Dustin Marcellino, and producers, including Executive Producer Yochanan Marcellino, Mark G. Mathis, Matthew Russell and Jordan Marcellino, made movie magic.

The film will be released in late 2013. For more information, go to or follow the film on Twitter @The_Identical.

Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett can be contacted at

Pody to Honor Veterans and Fallen Warriors in Special Ceremony

Representative Mark Pody (RLebanon) will take part in a special ceremony on Veterans Day this coming Sunday.

The Tennessee Four Points of the Compass March will commemorate the fourth year of the Fallen Soldiers Marcha 30 mile trek of four routes that all unite in Lebanons Tennessee Square. Once concluded, supporters gather to honor our fallen warriors and veterans, pray, share stories, and further the mission of the organization.

As a tribute, Rep. Pody has contributed four American flags flown over the Tennessee Capitol in honor of the four individuals killed in the terrorist attack on American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. Those four are:

Glen Doherty, retired Navy SEAL

Tyrone Woods, retired Navy SEAL

Sean Smith, U.S. Foreign Information Management Officer

Christopher Stevens, U.S. Ambassador to Libya

Veterans Day is a special occasion where we all should take time to thank those who have served and honor those who gave their all, stated Pody. These flags represent just a small token of my appreciation for the bravery and courage of Americans who serve on the front lines. We are all deeply in debt to those who serve this nation.

The event will take place at 5pm on Veterans DaySunday, November 11th in downtown Lebanon.

Spots still available on Veterans quilt

By Sabrina Garrett
The Wilson Post

Janita Christian and Jan Trusty of Lebanon Vacuum & Sewing have worked since November of 2011 on a quilt to honor veterans.

Christian said that locals were invited to purchase blocks on the quilt to display the names of their loved ones who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces. Twenty spots are still available on the quilt for $50 per block.

The quilt is currently being showcased at the Wilson County Courthouse. Christian said that funds raised will be designated to one of Wilson County's programs for veterans.

Veterans honored at Rotary breakfast

The Wilson Post

Veterans Day, which will be observed this Sunday, is a moment for Americans to stop and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

It is also an opportunity to recognize those who are currently serving in the Armed Forces. Lt. Gen. John A. Bradley was the special speaker for an Honoring Our Veterans program at the Thursday meeting of the Lebanon Breakfast Rotary.

During his remarks, Bradley compared the young men and women currently serving to the ones in his generation who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. These young people serving us today are just as good. They know why they are there, he said. Throughout the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, America has lost 4,000 and 2,000 soldiers, respectively. There are people now who have been deployed so many times. Many thousand have been wounded.

In Vietnam, it would take six weeks to get someone who was injured moved back to a hospital, he said, adding that nowadays medical care has improved. Someday, these folks that are currently serving will be veterans like you and me. People who served in Korea and Vietnam, I dont think, were as appreciated as they should be. We celebrate and honor those who are serving today as we should.

Bradley also gave insight into the battles that our Armed Forces have fought in Afghanistan, saying that not all Afghan people are the enemy.

All you see in the news is bad news. When things work well it is not news. There are people who want us there, he said. We have a strategic agreement to train troops there. We are working hard to improve the readiness of the Afghan Army. They want to live in peace and a better life after 30 years of war their economy is bad.

Bradley is a Chief of the Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robbins Air Force Base, Ga. As Chief of Air Force Reserve he serves as principal advisor on Reserve Matters to the Air Force Chief of Staff.

Originally from Lebanon, Bradley was commissioned in 1967 after completing the Air Force ROTC program as a distinguished graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. As a fighter pilot, he flew 337 combat missions in Vietnam.

Following his presentation, CW4 Rita Wilson gave veterans a gift on behalf of the Lebanon Golf & Country Club. Wilson said that veterans were invited to enjoy a free game of golf at the club on Monday. We wanted to give something free to those who have helped us stay free, she said.

Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett can be contacted at


General Sports

CU men eliminated Wednesday

Mason hat trick leads Bulldogs
COLUMBIA, Ky. Cumberland played down a man for the final 66 minutes yet scored three straight goals to take the lead before dropping a 5-4 decision to top-ranked Lindsey Wilson in the semifinals of the MSC Mens Soccer Championships Wednesday night at Walter S. Reuling Stadium.

The Bulldogs (7-10-1) end their season with the loss but not before taking the No. 1 team in the nation to the brink, all down a man after a red card in the first half on Eric Clark in the 24th minute.

FCS' Martin a Mr. Football finalist

BULLETIN -- Friendship Christian School senior Tanner Martin was named a finalist Thursday morning for the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award - Class A Lineman. A two-way starter for the Commanders, Martin has helped lead the team to a 9-1 regular season record in 2012 and was a major contributor on last season's Class 2A state championship squad.

The other Class A Linemen finalists include: Malik Brewer from Chattanooga's Boyd Buchanan and Gordonsville's Tyler Coen.

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