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Albert Ellis Gardner, 57

Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon, March 25 at Mt. Juliet's Victory Baptist Church for Mr. Gardner, 57, of Madison. Known for his involvement in motorsports, he died Friday, March 22, 2013.

Blake Andrews, 22

Memorial services for Mr. Andrews, 22, of Jackson were held Monday afternoon, March 25 in the North Chapel of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home in Jackson. Mr. Andrews passed away on March 23, 2013.

Born August 14, 1990 in Jackson, he was the owner of Oakfield Towing and Auto Salvage and was an avid outdoorsman as well as a loving father to his son.

Carol Denise McAdoo, 55

Funeral services will be held 12 Noon, Saturday, March 30 at the J.C. Hellum Funeral Home for Ms. McAdoo, 55, of Lebanon. Known as "Nisey" to her family and friends, she died March 21, 2013 at Summit Medical Center.

J.W. Thompson

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. J.W. Thompson of Lebanon. A US Army veteran of World War II and a member of Bartons Creek Baptist Church, he died Monday, March 25, 2013, at University Medical Center.

Jesse Sowell, 68

Funeral services have been scheduled for 12 Noon Thursday, March 28 at the J.C. Hellum Funeral Home for Mr. Sowell, 68, of Lebanon. Born Dec. 31, 1944, he died March 24, 2013 at his residence.

Mark David Anderson, 44

Mr. Anderson died Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the age of 44.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home / Stone Mansion, 416 Rome Pike between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 28.
Arrangements are in the care of Lebanon's Sellars Funeral Home / Stone Mansion.

Phyllis M. Furney, 84

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 105 Peyton Rd., Lebanon, for Mrs. Furney, 84, of Lebanon. Born May 18, 1928, she died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the Quality Care Health Center.

Reed Logue, 61

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, March 24 at the J.C. Hellum Funeral Home for Mr. Logue, 61, of Lebanon. Known as "Big Daddy", and a longtime employee of the Lebanon Special School District, he died March 20, 2013.

Shirley Ann Banta-Clegg, 65

Ms. Banta-Clegg, 65, of Lebanon died Friday, March 22, 2013.
She was a member of Mt. Juliet Church of Christ and former Executive Assistant to the Secretary of State of the United States, James Baker, III during the George H. Bush Administration.

William E. "Eddie" Poole, 90

Funeral services were held Monday morning, March 25 at Bond Memorial Chapel for decorated World War II veteran William E. "Eddie" Poole, 90, of Mt. Juliet. Born June 7, 1922 in Potts, MS, Mr. Poole died Thursday, March 21, 2013.

Serving with the US Army Air Corps, he served four years in the European Theater as a Master Sgt. and Crew Chief on B-24 Bombers. He was awarded a Bronze Star for his courageous service. Upon his return in 1945, he served four more years as a Chief Petty Officer in the Naval Reserve.

In civilian life, Mr. Poole worked for National Airways and Universal Tire Company before joining Ford Motor Company in 1964. He worked 33 years with Ford Tractor Ops as the marketing and sales manager in Virginia and New York. Mr. Poole retired in 1984 and began his love affair with golf where he had eight holes-in-one.

He was a devout Christian and member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet.

Interment with military honors was held Tuesday afternoon, March 26, 2013 at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Peagram.

Survivors include: his wife of 67 years Carolyn Poole and children Lynda (Ron) Salyer, Mitch (Tina) Poole and Mike (Stacey) Poole; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Active pallbearers included: Mike Poole, Ron Salyer, Jamie Salyer, Todd Salyer, Len Poole and Ethan Goodwin. Honorary: Ed Moore, Ken Lumpy Sullinger and Fred Mays.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimers Foundation or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements were in the care of Mt. Juliet's Bond Memorial Chapel.


General News

2013 CU Patrons Party plans underway

Cumberland University is preparing excitedly for its 2013 Patrons Party.

Promising a night of summer fun and festivities to precede Cumberlands Phoenix Ball, the Patrons Party will be held at the home of Dr. Scott and Mrs. Jean Ellen Baker at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 30.

Longtime Wilson County residents, the Bakers are highly involved in the community and strong supporters of Cumberland University and the Phoenix Ball. Dr. Baker is a Lebanon-based physician specializing in surgical medicine and rehabilitation and a former chief of staff at University Medical Center. Mrs. Baker is a former adjunct professor and has taught pharmacology at Cumberland.

Both are excited and honored to host this years pre-Phoenix Ball activities.

Cumberland University provides a vital path to greater prosperity in the Wilson County community, and were proud to be a part of that through hosting the Patrons Party, Dr. Baker said.

A summer-themed poolside gathering, the Patrons Party will feature live music, a selection of food and an opportunity to mingle at the Bakers home. A casual outdoor soiree, the event will call for summer suit and summer dress attire.

Were going to have a fun, relaxed evening celebrating summer, Tennessee, and Cumberland, Mrs. Baker said. We might even play some games. Its going to be a surprise.

Guests will also be able to take part in fun photo opportunities with a professional photographer, continuing the tradition of last years Patrons Party, which was hosted by Dr. Aaron and Mrs. Mandy Pryor.

We want to open our home to the community and Cumberland because we think that the university enriches this community beyond words, Mrs. Baker said. Come meet with us, mingle with some old and new friends, and have a great time.

The Patrons' Party on May 30 will serve as a prelude to the 30th annual Phoenix Ball scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on June 1. A premier charity event, the Phoenix Ball is a spring gala attended by hundreds of prominent Middle Tennesseans.

Tickets to the Patrons Party are $125 per person. Proceeds from the Patrons Party and the Phoenix Ball benefit scholarship programs aiding deserving students at Cumberland University.

For immediate assistance with ticket or sponsorship information for both events, visit the Phoenix Ball website at or contact the Office of Advancement at 547-1269.

Davis headed to Robertson Co.

The Robertson County Board of Education has turned to Wilson County's Mike Davis to take charge of their troubled school system

Davis was hired Monday evening during a special meeting of the school board in Sprinfield to replace outgoing director Dan Whitlow, who plans to retire at the end of the school year

Davis will reportedly start his new job in Robertson County on July 1, one day after his contract with the Wilson County School System expires.

Moss prepares for Thursday night Roast

The Wilson Post

Wilson County Promotions President Hale Moss carefully selected longtime friends to take comedic swings at his expense for Thursday nights 23rd annual Wilson County Library Roast.

Moss selected former Mt. Juliet High schoolmate Andy Brummett, University of Tennessee Knoxville classmate Joe Elliot of Springfield, former Lebanon High School student Kevin Young of Gordonsville, coworker at Moss Florist and Garden Center Susan Gunn, and a tag team made up of Wilson County Fair Board members Kristina McKee and Wanda Bates as his chosen roasters for the event.

Although he admitted he is a bit concerned about what the group might say, Moss is ready and willing to lend his support to the worthy cause. The money raised through this event goes to support programs that the library does, he said. I think it will be fun.

Childhood literacy is close to Moss heart. He happily announced that 2013 marks the 16th year that the Wilson County Fair has sponsored the summer reading program, Read and Win.

The program challenges local children in grades 1 to 6 to read a total of 20 books and earn free admission into the fair and free rides in August. It kind of goes hand in hand because the fair is a passion of mine, Moss said. In 2012, there were 3,862 children that participated in the program and of those 1,236 read the 20 books and received their reward package.

Moss has kept himself busy in the days leading up to the roast by going out into the community and promoting the event. Today I went on the Coleman Walker show and talked about it, he said in an interview with The Wilson Post Tuesday. The roast begins at 7 p.m. at Castle Heights Elementary. Tickets are $35 per person. At press time, tickets were still available. For more information, contact the Lebanon-Wilson Public Library at 444-0632.

Moss is a graduate of Mt. Juliet High School and a graduate of the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Following college, he taught an agriculture class at Lebanon High School before taking a job at the Tennessee State Department of Agriculture.

In the fall of 1977, Moss returned to Mt. Juliet to manage his familys seed, feed and fertilizer business, which is now known as Mosss Florist and Garden Center. He resides in Wilson County with his wife Brenda. The couple has a son, Joe, and daughter-in-law, Lauren, and one grand-dog, CJ.

Moss goals for the future include staying active in the Wilson County Fair and visiting every state fairgrounds in the United States. So far, I have visited 11, he said.

Wilson County Motors sets grand opening of new facility

Wilson County Chevrolet Buick GMC (Wilson County Motors) will have Grand Opening Celebration events to mark the dealerships move into a new facility on Friday and Saturday, March 29-30, at 903 South Hartmann Drive, Lebanon.

The two-day event features music and entertainment and is open to the community. As part of this celebration, they are giving away a brand new 2013 Chevrolet Cruze at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 4. Registration is now through May 3 at the dealership. Visit the new site or log onto for more information and how to register.

General Manager and Partner Mitchel Bone said, Every aspect of this new facility was designed with our guests in mind. There is simply not another dealership that that I know of that compares to this one. We have tried to think of everything to make our guests experience unparalleled at any dealership or service facility around.

The new location features the latest technology, relaxing comforts, friendly staff and 9.5 acres of inventory.

Our new home is great, but our team is what truly sets us apart. We are thankful to have some of the best men and women here to assist our guests with all their transportation needs, said Paine Bone, general manager and partner. Several of our family members have been with us for decades.

Since the beginning in 1927, Wilson County Motors focused on delivering a level of service a step above the rest, and as a result of these efforts, this family-owned business has received both Tennessee and National American Business Ethics Awards.

For more information, contact Mitchel Bone at or call 444-9642.


General Sports

Bulldog golfers play at Old Hickory CC

OLD HICKORY -- Austin Garrett carded an eight-over par 79 and Ryan Botts shot 82, leading the Cumberland mens golf team on a cold, blustery Monday at the Trevecca Spring Invitational at Old Hickory Country Club.

Temperatures hovered in the high 30s but felt more like 25 with flurries and strong winds on the par-71, 6,617-yard Old Hickory course.

TSWA honors CU softball duo

Cumberland Universitys Natalie Garcia and Courtney Maynard were named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for their performances in contests from March 18-24.

Garcia batted .500 (7-for-14) with four doubles, seven RBIs and 10 runs scored in five contests for the Bulldogs. The senior posted two hits and two runs scored in one game versus Centre College and was 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and four runs scored in the first game against Bryan College.

In Saturday's doubleheader versus Bluefield College, Garcia recorded a pair of doubles and four RBIs in the second game after walking twice and scoring two runs in the opener.

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