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Showing 7 articles from January 9, 2009.


Craig Calvin Brown, 58

LEBANON -- Mr. Brown passed away Monday, January 5, 2009 at age 58.  He was a member of the Iron Workers Union and the Hosana Fellowship Church.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Survivors include brother Mark Brown; sister Cheryl Brown Montgomery; father George Brown -- all of Slidell LA; and special friends: Joyce and Henry Verbeke, Joyce and Jimmy Craddock, Mike Spangler, Jessie Woodsen and O.J.

He is preceded in death by mother Doris Murray Brown.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Janet M. Johnson, 66

MT. JULIET -- Graveside funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, January 9 at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens for Mrs. Johnson, 66, of Lebanon. She passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009.

Services will be conducted by Brother Kenneth Trammel.

Survivors include: son Eric (Hana) Johnson; brothers Charles (Mary) Wilson and Benny Frank (Lois) Wilson; sister Sarah (Frank) Rovelli.

Also surviving is nephew Chad Wilson; nieces Angela Patterson and Patricia Knihtlia; great nephews Wilson, Grant and Benjamin; great niece Courtney.

She is preceded by parents, James Edward and Pauline Katherine Wilson.  Pallbearers will include: Eric Johnson, Benny Frank Wilson, and Charles Wilson. In lieu of flowers, Janet’s request was to make memorial contributions to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, 37203.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

John Albert Simms, Sr., 89

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, January 10 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Simms, 89, of Mt. Juliet.

A charter member of Victory Baptist Church and a member of the Senior Adult Men’s Sunday School Class, Mr. Simms died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009.

The son of the late, Charles Howard and Virginia Price Simms, he served his country in the United States Army during World War II.

Visitation with the family will be 2-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to service time Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road. Services will be conducted by Rev. Chuck Groover. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: sons Bobby (Karen) Simms, John (Myra) Simms -- all of Mt. Juliet, and Charles (Lori) Simms of Donelson. Also surviving are grandchildren Kerry (Chad) Swallows, Lisa (Jeff) Ware, Jack Simms, Drew Simms, Carlie Simms and Nicole Gore; great grandchildren Ellie Swallows and Matthew Swallows as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Simms is preceded in death by his wife Jessie S. Simms (April 20, 2007) and siblings Rubye Bentley, Howard Simms, Nannie Mae Shipp, Alma Brown, Fred Simms and Edna Taylor.

Active pallbearers: Bobby Simms, John Simms, Charles Simms, Jack Simms, Drew Simms and Chad Swallows. Honorary pallbearers: members of the Senior Adult Men’s Sunday School Class.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Building Fund at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, 37122.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.

John W.L. Meeks, 37

LEBANON -- Mr. Meeks, 37, of Lebanon, passed away January 6, 2009 at University Medical Center. He was born April 21, 1971 in Carbondale, Ill.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements by Wilson County Funeral Home, 618 South Maple Street, Lebanon.


Quinn Haynes, 46

LEBANON -- A celebration of life service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, January 10, at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Haynes, 46, of Lebanon.

A supervisor for Wilson County Waste Water Management and a Lance Corporal with the United States Marine Corps, he died Wednesday, January 7, 2008 at Lebanon’s University Medical Center.

Visitation will be from 1-4 p.m. at Partlow Funeral Chapel. Brother Barry Ellis will officiate.

Survivors include: wife, Jan Haynes; daughter Christina Haynes (Alex) Garcia; stepsons Jon (Sandra) Smith and Josh Jones; stepdaughters Brande (Kevin) Pharris and Casey Graves.

Also surviving are siblings Keith (Lisa) Haynes, Greg (Renee) Haynes and Tish (Bubba) Lening; grandchildren Brandon, Jorja and Coby Smith; Kallie and Luke Pharris, Braxtion, Ty and Allie Graves; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Haynes is preceded in death by parents Tip and Maxine Haynes and sister Fran Wyre.

Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.


Wilson Living

Carolina Rain Calls Wilson County Home

Many young men and women come from all over the country to “music city” in order to pursue their dreams of making it big in country music. Unfortunately very few ever realize their dreams and many end up returning home to pursue different dreams. Luckily for us, three such men are not only on their way to realizing those big dreams but they are doing so while raising their families and putting down roots here in Wilson County.

Wilson County Becoming A Hot Spot For Visitors
Wilson County is not only becoming a destination for families moving into middle Tennessee but is also becoming a visitor’s hot spot in and of itself. And why not? The area has it all. Wilson County is surrounded by lakes, rivers and open-air green areas on one side and a bustling metropolitan city on the other. Wilson County is surrounded by lakes, rivers and open-air green areas on one side and a bustling metropolitan city on the other. Visitors are sure to love the quaint antique stores found in the city squares, family diners nestled throughout the county or various points of interest.
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