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Showing 7 articles from April 9, 2009.


Betty Lucille Weir, 64

LEBANON — Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11 at the J.C. Hellum Funeral Home for Ms. Weir, 64, of Lebanon. Born March 21, 1945, she died April 7, 2009 at her residence.

A family hour will precede the service at 12 Noon. Elder Brewer Hall, Jr. will serve as eulogist. Burial will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: mother Rebecca Overall and sons James, Gromyko (Karen) and Keith (Quinn) Weir. Also surviving are siblings Callie Rhodes, Lula Martin, Eddie L. Waters, Beulah M. (Bobby) Apple, Margaret Reynolds and Bobby Joe (Claudine) Martin; nine Grandchildren as well as many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by J.C. Hellum Funeral Home.

Clara Nell Nixon, 89

WATERTOWN – Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, April 9 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Nixon, 89, of Watertown. A native of DeKalb County and a former garment factory worker, Mrs. Nixon died April 7, 2009 at Lebanon’s University Medical Center.

The daughter of the late Issac Yates Taylor and Hattie Jewell Belle Tisdale Taylor, she was a member of the Round Lick Baptist Church.

Services were conducted by Rev. W.L. Baker and Rev. Steve Mayle. Burial followed at the Mt. Holley Cemetery in Smithville.

Survivors include: son Carl (Annette) Nixon of Mt. Juliet; granddaughters Lisa Harvey of Saginaw, Texas and Lori Dean of Mt. Juliet. Also surviving are siblings: Joe (Helen) Taylor, Onie Margaret Durham, Oma Frances Taylor and Audrey Pearl Taylor – all of Smithville as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Robert Dee Nixon, four brothers and four sisters.

Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown.

Claudell Hill. 79

LEBANON — Mr. Claudell Hill, 79, of Lebanon passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at Cedars Health Care. Born in Alabama, June 24, 1929, Mr. Hill was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a retired electrician and plumber.

Family and friends will assemble for graveside services to be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, April 10 at the Nashville National Cemetery on Gallatin Road in Madison.  There will be no visitation prior to the service.

Survivors include: children Richard (Rhonda) Hill of Mt. Juliet and Amy Layne of Hartsville; grandchildren  Richard Hill Jr., Justin Hill, Brandon Gass, Nikki Hill, Julie Vantrease, Joshua Vantrease and Jeremy Layne. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Maynor Hill and son, Ronald Dale Hill.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

James L. Powell, 84

MT. JULIET – Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Powell, 84, of Lebanon.  Mr. Powell passed away April 8, 2009.

Visitation with the family will be 2-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Services will be conducted by Brother Goldman Davenport and Brother Milton Hicks. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: children Tommy (Jerene) Powell, Michael (Judy) Powell, Gary (Susie) Powell, Stanley (Karen) Powell and Linda (Larry) Squires. Also surviving are four sisters, a brother, two step-sisters, 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Powell was preceded in death by wife Mary Frances Powell; daughter Sherill Powell; and parents Clinton & Roxie Powell.

Pallbearers will include: Trent Powell, Timmy Powell, Randy Powell, Eric Powell, Jason Presley, Shane Powell, Brian Powell and Chandler Powell. Honorary pallbearers: Gage Powell, Cade Powell, Nevin Crow and Carson Bates.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Lt. Col. Binkley, 74, funeral set Friday

MT. JULIET -- Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, April 10 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Lt. Col. (Ret.) Binkley, 74, of Mt. Juliet. A highly decorated U.S. Army veteran and a former manager with Holley Replacement Parts in Goodletsville, he died Tuesday, April 7, 2009.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet. Interment with full military honors will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, April 13 at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.

Lt. Col. Binlkey enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1952 and served with the 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment, patrolling boarders of West Germany, East Germany and Czechoslovakia. After graduating from Officer Candidate School in 1957, he served in many command and staff positions, both stateside and in Germany and Vietnam.

During his second tour in Vietnam, he commanded the 6th Psychological Operations Battalion during the Viet Cong Tet Offensive of 1968. He retired in 1972 and re-entered the Army in 1991 in support of Operation Desert Storm, serving nearly eight months.

Lucille Jone Buterbaugh, 92

WATERTOWN – Funeral services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, April 10 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Buterbaugh, 92, formerly of Alexandria.

A native of Wilson County and a member of the Alexandria First Baptist Church, she died Wednesday, April 9, 2009 at the DeKalb Community Hospital in Smithville.

A 1937 graduate of Watertown High School, she was the daughter of the late William Luther and Rosa Amacher Jones. She was past president of the WMU and served as a Sunday School teacher.

The family will receive friends prior to the service. Services will be conducted by Rev. Curt Wagoner and Rev. Scott Bennett. Burial will follow at the Jones Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include: daughters Judy (Bob) Morgan of Jefferson City; Carol (Don) Hearn and Kay (Rick) Vantrease – all of Watertown. Also surviving are grandchildren Kelley (Ben) Broome, Bill (Jana) Morgan, Paul (Linda) Vantrease, Rob Hearn and John Vantrease; great grandchildren Meagan, Kierstein and Ashlyn Vantrease, Guy Morgan Broome, Maddie Morgan and Kitlin Vantrease.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Millard Paul Buterbaugh, granddaughter Dana Hearn and eight siblings.

Pallbearers: Bill Morgan, Paul Vantrease, Rob Hearn, John Vantrease, Bob Morgan, Don Hearn and Rick Vantrease.

Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown.


General Sports

Inaugural Byars Dowdy Roar Run results

The Inaugural Byars Dowdy Roar Run was held on Saturday, April 4.

Click a thumbnail image to see a enlarged image of the results. 

  Byars Dowdy Results 1 Byars Dowdy Results 2   Byars Dowdy Results 3 Byars Dowdy Results 4

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