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John Nelson Bryan, Sr., 90

SHOP SPRINGS -- A memorial service has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, February 26 at the Shop Springs Baptist Church for Mr. Bryan, 90, of the Shop Springs Community.

A veteran of the US Navy, having served aboard the USS Yorktown during World War II, Mr. Bryan died Feb. 24, 2009 at his residence.

A deacon at the Shop Springs Baptist Church, he was retired after nearly 40 years of employment with AVCO.  The son of the late James Hugh Bryan, Sr. and Annie Laurie Donnell Bryan, he was affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America.

The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown and Thursday for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Kenneth Trammel and Rev. Carl Goad.

Survivors include: his wife of 66 years Dorothy White Bryan and children Lynda Ann Sparkman and John Nelson (Sandi) Bryan, Jr. -- all of Shop Springs.

Also surviving are grandchildren Chip (Tracie) Sparkman, Trey Bryan, Laurie Morris, Carla (Jeff) Greenblatt, Doralyn (Dustin) Liddell and Tenesha Blanco; great grandchildren Irlyn, Jake, Rissa and Bryanna Morris, Samantha and Sarah Greenblatt, Hailey and Dylan Speck, Cooper Sparkman, Tyler Bryan and Blake Blanco.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Bryan is preceded in death by sister Mary Nelle Hahn and brother James Hugh Bryan, Jr.

Active pallbearers: Milton Bailey, Carl Price, George James, Jimmy Carter Martin, T.A. Bryan, Robert Bryan. John Forrest Bryan, Jim Bryan and Bobby Fisher.

Honorary: deacons of Shop Springs Baptist Church, Dr. Joe Bryant and Dr. Brian Hughey.

Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, was in charge of arrangements.


Telling Tales

Crying Wolf
How many times have your children let out a blood-curdling scream that has sent you running towards them thinking they have either poked their eye out or cut off a limb. To only find that they have a splinter or else big sister has pinched them.

Ask Ken Beck

Wagners heart belongs to Jill St. John
Dear Ken: Robert Wagner was once married to the late Natalie Wood. I believe he is now married to another movie star. Can you tell me who? Besides “It Takes a Thief” and “Hart to Hart,” what other TV series did Wagner star in?

General Lifestyle

Auditions set for Otto
Otto Productions will be holding auditions for the play, “Otto,” on Sunday, March 8, from 2-4 p.m., and Monday, March 9, from 7-9 p.m. at Encore Theatre Company located at 14905-A Lebanon Rd. in Mt. Juliet (behind the Tractor Supply Company).
Historic Marker honors Rosenwald School
Former teachers and principals at the Wilson County Training School were honored Saturday as part of a ceremony recognizing the building built in the early 1920s as the historic  Rosenwald School.

The building is now home to the Wilson County Civic League and has been renamed the Market Street Community Center.  Photo By JOHN BUTWELL / The Wilson Post

Nashville Lawn & Garden Show hosts complimentary reception, wine tastings

The beautiful gardens at the 2009 Nashville Lawn & Garden Show will be the setting for a complimentary reception and complimentary wine tastings on the evening of Saturday, March 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. in celebration of the show’s 20th anniversary.

The Garden Party reception, hosted by the Whole Foods Market Salud! Cooking School, will feature Orange Mint Mocktails and local artisan cheeses. Complimentary wine tastings, sponsored by Barefoot Cellars Wines of California, will be offered at various locations throughout the live garden displays at the show. In addition, beginning at 5 p.m., all admission tickets are buy one / get one free (one purchase per person).   



No longer will Valentine column appear in our newspapers

We have made a decision to discontinue publishing in our Gallatin and Hendersonville newspapers the column provided to us weekly by radio talk show host Phil Valentine.

His most recent column published Sunday in The Tennessean was so-to-speak the straw that broke the camel’s back.

When Were Finished, Were Done Punning
Ask Anne 


When did everyone start using “done” for “finished”? I went to a Catholic School, and we were taught to use language carefully. When you concluded something you didn’t say, “I’m all done.” You said, “I’m finished.”
-A Friend Just Wondering


General News

Bank robber caught with dye bomb

Special To The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET -- A Wilson County man who is a suspect in a rash of local bank and business robberies was captured this past week when a dye bomb exploded after he allegedly robbed yet another bank in Hermitage, authorities confirmed Tuesday.

Fred Bates was formally charged with armed bank robbery after he was arrested on Feb. 17 as he tried to run from the Wachovia Bank on Lebanon Road in Hermitage, said Federal Bureau of Investigation Agent Brett Shields.

Bible Park tax vote delayed for 'no shows'

The Wilson Post

Two absent commissioners led to a recess of Wilson County Commission before voting on a privilege tax for the proposed Bible Park USA Monday night at the group’s regular meeting.

District 8 Commissioner Frank Bush and District 14 Commissioner Jeff Joines were absent from the meeting, which led supporters of the 5 percent privilege tax for the Bible Park to be concerned if they had the two-thirds majority, or 17 votes, required by state law to pass the ordinance. State law also requires tax ordinances to pass three readings at three consecutive regular meetings.

Lebanon woman arrested, suspected of harming child

From Post staff reports

A Lebanon woman was arrested Thursday, suspected of tampering with her 4-year-old son’s IV in an attempt to harm the child.

Julie Ann Hardin, 38, of Callis Road, Lebanon, has been charged with felony aggravated assault. She was arrested Thursday by detectives with Metro Nashville Police Youth Services at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital for allegedly intentionally attempting to harm her son by trying to inject saline into his IV line.

Questions about homeless count in Wilson Co. raised

The Wilson Post

Homeless people in Wilson County appear to be undercounted and not receiving a fair share of federal Housing and Urban Development funds.

HUD divides its service areas into Development Districts. In this area, two of those districts are the Central Tennessee Development District and the Upper Cumberland Development District. Each district is expected to develop a Continuum of Care, or CoC, a coalition of the agencies within a district that provide services to low income and homeless people.

The agencies apply for HUD funds based on which district their county is in, going through a lead agency for help writing grant applications.


General Sports

FCS sweeps 8A finals

WATERTOWN -- Friendship Christian made it a clean sweep of the District 8A basketball finals Tuesday night at Watertown High with both the girls and boys teams claiming tournament championships.

The Lady Commanders (20-9) held off a determined Gordonsville squad for a 69-66 overtime victory in Tuesday night's opener.

Friendship held a 16-point lead at intermission, only to see the Tigerettes battle back to tie the game at 60-all at the end of regulation.

District 8A MVP Katy Vaughan led FCS with 22 points. Carly Warmath added 20, Laurel Burroughs had 13 and Andi Morrisett finished with 12. Gordonsville (21-6) was led by Taryn Smith with 19 points.

Both squads will host first round Region 4A games Friday at 7 p.m.

Boy’s action Tuesday night found the FCS Commanders defeating Trousdale County High 64-57 for the tournament championship.

FCS (25-3) built a comfortable 32-20 lead at intermission. Four Commanders reached double figures led by Lee Maasen with 21, Parker Teeter and Nathan Boyd with 15 each and 10 points from Hardie Sorrels. Alex Gregory had 19 for the Yellow Jackets.

Both teams will host first round Region 4A games Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.

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