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Showing 10 articles from April 28, 2009.


Burton Gwynn Piercey Jr., 50

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, April 26 at the Sellars Funeral Home for Mr. Piercey, 50, of Lebanon. An engineer with Perma-Pipe, he died suddenly April 24, 2009. A native of Wilson County, he was a graduate of Watertown High School.

Services were conducted by Brother Steve Mayle with interment in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include wife Karen Angus Piercey; son Michael Piercey, mother-in-law Virginia Angus; sisters Donna (David) Blazic, Andra (Wayne) Broom and Susan Piercey; brothers Bill (Willette) Piercey and Alex (Sherry) Piercey; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by parents, Burt and Gail Webb Piercey, son Mitchell Piercey; and father-in-law William Angus.

Active pallbearers included: Jason Coe, Jason Selby, Nathan Selby, Kenny Piercey, Tommy Harrilson, Orry Vastola, Matthew Broom and Keith Williamson. Honorary: The Engineering Dept. at Perma-Pipe.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, was in charge of arrangements.


Charles Franklin Dodd, 67

LEBANON -- Memorial services were held Tuesday evening, April 28 at the Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon for Mr. Dodd, 67, of Lebanon. An employee of Southeastern Tool & Die, he died April 24, 2009.

Services were conducted by Brother Morgan Flashner.

Survivors include: his wife of 47 years Jean Smith Dodd; daughters Dorothy (Mike) Johnson and Angie (Dale) Wynn; sister Donna (Mack) Lassiter, brother William (Fran) Dodd; grandchildren Sabrina (Erin) Zupko, Daniel (Jessica) Dodd, Charles Andrew (Ashley) Dodd, Kristen Hughes, Britney Johnson, Brittany Hesson, Courtney Wynn, Ashley Johnson, Derek Johnson and Matthew Johnson; great grandchildren Brianna Zupko, Jaylen Lawrence, Eyan Zupko, Keith Dodd Jr. and Maddox Dodd.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Mamie Hagey Dodd and son Billy Joe Dodd. His co-workers at Southeastern Tool and Die served as honorary pallbearers. The family requests donations to the American Cancer Society (2000 Charlotte Ave, Nashville 37203).

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Jacob A. Enochs, 22

OLD HICKORY -- Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, April 29 as the Hermitage Funeral Home for Mr. Enochs, 22, of Mt. Juliet.

Known as "Jake" to his family and friends, he passed away Sunday, April 26, 2009. He was a senior at Middle Tennessee State University.

Visitation with the family 1 - 2 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow service in Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his mother and step-father Cindy (Allen) Jones; father Jeffrey Enochs; sister Jennifer Enochs; step-brothers Jonathan and Thomas Jones; grandparents Stan and Cecile Enochs; step-grandfather and grandmother Jess and Wanda Anderson.

Friends will serve as pallbearers.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assn., 1818 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203.

Hermitage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




James William Garrett, 53

LEBANON -- Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m. Thursday, April 30 at Hillcrest Baptist Church for Mr. Garrett, 53, of Lebanon. A self-employed electrician and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, he died Monday, April 27 at Nashville’s Baptist Hospital.

Visitation will be held 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Partlow Funeral Chapel and Thursday from 11 a.m. until service time at the church. Services will be conducted by Brother Glenn Denton.

Survivors include: wife Donna Johnson Garrett; mother Nelda Garrett and children Amy Garrett (Joshua) Warren, Juli Garrett (Mitch) Spain, Troy (Sarah) Wooden and Tonya Wooden Bond.

Also surviving are siblings Janice Yancey and Michael Sloan (Christy) Garrett; grandchildren Jonathon Rosshirt, Whitney Davis, Maravich Bond, Gabriel Garrett Spain, Catherine Warren, Micah Spain and Seth Wooden; as well as several nieces, nephews, great- nieces and nephews; and special helper Frankie Shackleton.

Mr. Garrett is preceded in death by father James Ewing Garrett; sister Linda Garrett Patterson; nephew Stan Ballinger; grandparents Earl and Leona "Mama" Sloan and Walter and Evie Garrett.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers, the Nathan Kolbe Sunday School Class and the choir of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanette Granstaff Redding, 83

WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, April 28 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Redding, 83, of Watertown. A native of Wilson County and a graduate of Lebanon High School, Mrs. redding died April 26, 2009 at the Quality Care Nursing Home.

A member of the Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Effie Louise Hearn Granstaff. Services were conducted by Rev. Brad Brandon with burial at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: husband William "Bill" Redding of Watertown, step-son Ken redding of Houston, Texas and sister Geneva (Odell) Lawrence of Watertown.

Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers included: nephews Steve Lawrence and Jim Tramel as well as members of Comer Lodge No. 417. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Redding is preceded in death by seven siblings and step-son Jack Redding.

Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home.

Larry Edward Miller, 59

KNOXVILLE – Graveside funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m (EST) Thursday, April 30 at the Mt. Olive Cemetery South for Mr. Miller, 59, of Old Hickory.

A member of Victory Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet and a former member of the Jaycee’s, he died Saturday, April 25, 2009.

The son of the late Clayton Walter and Ruth Irene Lett Miller, Mr. Miller served as scout leader of Mt. Juliet Boy Scout Troup No. 911 for 10 years. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Beech Lodge No. 240 F&AM.

Visitation was held Tuesday at the Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet, followed by visitation 5-7 p.m. (EST) Wednesday at the Berry Funeral Home in Knoxville.

Survivors include: wife Marie Pryor Miller of Old Hickory, son Clayton Allen Miller of Mt. Juliet, brother Ron Miller and stepbrother Charlie Matheny – both of Knoxville.

Active pallbearers include: Bob Romines, Ed Gibson, Rusty Webber, Woody Wyrick, Lee Temple, Steve Hill and Bryan Barnes. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Local arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.

Martha Jane Etheridge, 64

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon, April 25 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Etheridge, 64, of Smyrna. Retired from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, she died April 22, 2009.

Born in Marshall County to the late Myrel and Hazel Davis Holland, Mrs. Etheridge was a member of Haywood Hills Baptist Church. Services were conducted by Rev. Sean Cook and Brother Barry Ellis. Interment followed at the Nolensville Cemetery.

Survivors include: aughter Ginger (Matt) Haley of Mt. Juliet; sisters Wanda (Greg) Ector of Mt. Juliet and Brenda Buhler of Hendersonville; grandchildren Celeste Farris and Landon Etheridge; aunt Reda Ferguson of Chapel Hill along with two nieces and a nephew.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Etheridge. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Caris, 242 Heritage Park Drive, Murfreesboro, 37129.

Bond Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Richard Darrell Johnson, 51

LEBANON -- Memorial services were held Monday evening at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Johnson, 51, of Lebanon. Known as "Ziggy" to his friends and family, he passed away April 24, 2009.  Services were conducted by T.A. Bryan.

Survivors include wife Debbie Johnson of Lebanon; step-sons Todd Page and T.J. Page; sister Kelly Johnson Hale; niece and nephew Hailee Hale and Cory Hale; special friends Todd and Susan Jenkins, Ray Johnson and Cathy Clemons as well as several cousins.

He is preceded in death by parents Riley Benton and Gloria Crutcher Johnson. Memorial donations are requested.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, was in charge of arrangements.


General News

UMC opens $26 million patient tower

The Wilson Post

Many in the community realized a dream long held with the official opening of the new four-story Patient Tower at University Medical Center on Tuesday.

A standing-parking lot-only crowd – all the chairs were filled – gathered to watch as hospital officials, physicians, volunteers and community members cut the ribbon opening the $26 million facility.

Vince Cherry, chief executive officer of UMC, told the crowd that “a little over a year ago, I stood in the employee parking lot and promised to build a state-of-the-art facility. Today, we’re here to officially celebrate that.”


General Sports

Waynick, Reeder honored by GSAC


MARYVILLE — Two former Wilson County softball standouts have been honored by the Great South Athletic Conference for their play at Maryville College this season.

Former Friendship Christian standout Toni Waynick was named first team All-GSAC while Watertown High record holder Sarah Reeder was named to the All-Freshman team.

Waynick hit .327 for the 21-15 Maryville team, with two home runs and a team high 27 runs batted in. She is a two-time All-GSAC selection and was named to the GSAC All-Academic team.

Reeder led the squad with a pitching record of 12-7, throwing 11 complete games, striking out 64 batters in 102 innings. She led the team in appearances (24) and ERA (4.56).

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