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Margaret Elizabeth Grubbs, 87

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, February 20 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Grubbs, 87, of Lebanon.

A former housekeeper at University Medical Center, she passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 at Cedars Health Care.

The daughter of the late William D. and Mary H. Bundy Mason, she was a member of the Southside Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held Friday from 1 p.m. until service time in the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Donald Owens and Rev. Scott Fisher. Interment will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Family will serve as active pallbearers.

Survivors include: sons Ronald (Brenda) Grubbs of Cookeville; James E. (Jo Ann) Grubbs of Texas and William S. Grubbs of South Carolina; sisters Willette Stafford and Martha Belle (Robert C.) Williams — both of Lebanon; 11 grandchildren and 25 great, grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Grubbs is preceded in death by husband Jesse W. Grubbs; brothers David F. and Robert L. Mason; daughter-in-law Libby Grubbs.

Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Thelma Louise Lynch Sevier, 70

GORDONSVILLE — Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, February 20 at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes for Mrs. Sevier, 70, of Gordonsville.

Born May 9, 1938, she died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage.

A native of Smith County, she is the daughter of the late Ruth Mai Hindsley and Aaron Lynch. She was a homemaker and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, New Middleton, for 54 years and was a Sunday School teacher for over 35 years.

The Sevier family will receive friends Friday from 10 a.m. until service time.

Services will be conducted by Brother Pete Tilbe and Brother Charlie Pollard. Interment will follow in Gordonsville Cemetery.

Survivors include: husband Darnell Sevier of Gordonsville and children Patricia (Steve) Massey of Elmwood, Melissa (Gary) Gregory of Lebanon; Eric (Peggy) Sevier, Janice (Michael) Ballard and Ferlin Sevier – all of Gordonsville and Sammy Sevier of Cookeville.

Also surviving are grandchildren: Shannon and Shawna Gregory, Felicia (Kevin) Watts, Matt Ballard, Miranda (David) Martin, Randy Sevier, Zac Sevier, Jeremy, Ashley and Amber Sevier, Kristina (Vince) Randolph and Lola Sevier; great grandchildren: Colton Gregory, Jaylyn Martin, Kaytlee and Kyler Randolph; sister Edwina (Leon) Boyd of Buffalo Valley and sister-in-Law Mary Lynch of Lebanon.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings: Hubert Lynch, Cecil Lynch, David Watts, Barbara Nannie; stepfather Fed Watts and son Steve Randall Sevier.

Memorials may be made to the Macedonia Baptist Church.

Bass Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.


General Lifestyle

Coke it is! for Lebanon's Johnny Dickens

Special to The Wilson Post

If you were to prick his thumb, Johnny Dickens would bleed Coca-Cola.

During his four decades as an employee of the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Lebanon, he estimates that he drank 24 a day at work. Conservatively that rounds off to 125,000 bottles. Of course, many of them were sipped back in the day of the contoured glass bottle which held 6-½ fluid ounces and when Coke cost a nickel.   

“Coca-Cola is my favorite soft drink.Yes, sirree. I drink about six a day now,” said Dickens, 74, whose thirst knows no season. He retired from Coca-Cola in 1987 after 34-½ years with the Lebanon plant. “I drank a case a day on the job. I’d pull ’em off the line and do a taste test on them.”


General News

Deyo asked to resign from MJ planning commission

Special to The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET -- In a move attributed to being “out of touch,” the mayor of Mt. Juliet is reassuming her post on the regional planning commission and ousting a longstanding member and former chair of the commission.

Former Mt. Juliet Planning Commission chair Paul Deyo was asked this week to step down from the commission so Mt. Juliet Mayor Linda Elam may take back her seat at the table. Elam said Tuesday that she feels out of touch with some development in the city and that she’s “been off long enough.”

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