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Showing 9 articles from July 9, 2009.


Charles Lee Smith, 29

MT. JULIET – Mr. Smith, 29, of Mt. Juliet died Saturday, July 4, 2009. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Friday, July 10 at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Those interested may contact the family for more information.

Survivors include: children Charles Lee Smith, Jr. and Christiana Smith, mother Mary Catherine Smith, sister Pam Hieronimus, niece Adriana Pacheco and nephew James Hieronimus.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Willowbrook Hospice, 381 Riverside Drive, Suite 440, Franklin, 37064.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.

Danny Roy Smith, 34

CELINA — Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, July 12 at the Upton Funeral Home in Clay County for Mr. Smith, 34, of Lebanon. Formerly of Clay County, he passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2009.

The family will be receiving friends Friday from 4-9 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway; Saturday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until the funeral at the Upton Funeral Home, W. Lake Ave, Celina.

Sunday afternoon’s service will be conducted by Brother Daniel Stirnemann. Interment will follow in the McDonald Cemetery.

Survivors include parents Eddie R. and Darlene Abney Smith of Lebanon; daughter Tessa Reanne Smith; grandparents Jim and Christine Smith; aunts Juanita Smith and Judy Smith; uncles Richard Abney, John Abney, Jammie Smith, Wayne Smith, Phillip Smith, Thomas Smith and Bobby Smith; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and dear friend Penny Killman.

Mr. Smith is preceded in death by grandparents George A. and Auda Abney and Milton T. "Tobe" and Effie Roach and uncle Billy Ray Smith. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

Dorothy Louise McClellan, 71

MT. JULIET – Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon, July 9 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. McClellan, 71, of Lebanon.

The daughter of the late Jack and Virginia Bingham Taylor, she passed away Monday, July 6, 2009. Interment was private.

Survivors include: children Daniel McClellan, Deborah (James) Martin and Cathy (Thomas) Cheney; siblings Dr. J. D. (Elizabeth) Taylor, Ronald Taylor, Stephen Taylor, Anthony (Pamela) Taylor and Helen (David) Rutledge; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. McClellan was also preceded in death by her sister, Mary Francis Taylor and brother, Richard Taylor.  

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.

Geraldine Owens, 77

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday, July 10 at the Garden of Prayer Tabernacle for Mrs. Owens, 77, of Lebanon. Retired after 20 years of service from Quality Care Nursing Home, Mrs. Owens passed away Sunday, July 5, 2009.

She was a member of the Second Missionary Baptist Church and loved working in her garden. A beloved mother and grandmother, she was also an avid fan of Tiger Woods and the game of golf.

The family will receive friends 4-5 p.m. Friday at the church. Services will be conducted by Dr. Bobby Sanders and Pastor Gary Owens. Burial will be at the Mt. Lebanon Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include sons Stevie (Tameka), Barry (Anastasia), Bruce Adam (Ann), Timothy Gerald and Mark Dewayne (Tammy) Owens.

Also surviving is sister-in-law Freddie Mae Owens, 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends – including special friends Shirley Griffith, Mary Gilliam and Ann Davis.

Mrs. Owens is preceded in death by husband Robert Ray "Teddy" Owens, son Jesse Monroe Owens, parents Paul and Ella "Ma" Shannon, siblings Pauline (Jeb) Cartwright, Gladys Shannon, James (Pearline) Shannon, Louise and Ernestine Shannon.

Disyal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James Darryl Shannon, 53

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 12 Noon Saturday, July 11 at the J.C. Hellum Funeral Home for Mr. Shannon, 53, of Lebanon.

Known to his family and friends as "Bubba", Mr. Shannon was born November 12, 1955 and passed away Sunday, July 5, 2009.

The family will receive friends Saturday at 11 a.m. with funeral to follow at 1 p.m. Services will be conducted by Bishop A.J. Valentine. Interment will follow at Mt. Lebanon Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: son Jamie (Zadien) Shannon; grandchildren Jamien and Gabriellae. Also surviving are sisters Annette (Jesse) Gilliam, Sharon Shannon and Velda (Eric) Shannon-Walker; aunts Ethel M. Harrison and Martha (Joe) Boddie; uncles John Lewis and Pascal Harrison as well as several other relatives and friends.

J.C. Hellum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


General Lifestyle

Millworks Theater to add drama to Mill

The Wilson Post

The Mill at Lebanon has been transformed from a woolen mill into what some say will be “Middle Tennessee's favorite destination for shopping, dining, one-of-a-kind events and big-city loft living in a country setting.”

There are several restaurants, such as the Bull and Whistle Pub, but now The Mill has its venue for a “one-of-a-kind event” with the Grand Opening Celebration of the Millworks Theatre this Saturday.



Dog days of summer are here

Stay cool by donating blood in Wilson County

The sun is beating down on us, the thermometer is stuck at 90 degrees and there’s not a breath of fresh air. 

The dog days of summer are here!

Ancient astronomers in Mediterranean countries came up with the phrase "dog days" for the hottest period of the summer. The dog days arrive around July 4 and are here to stay through Aug. 11.

The astronomers defined the dog days as extending from 20 days before to 20 days after the conjunction of Sirius (the Dog Star) and our sun. This conjunction happened to coincide with the worst days of summer, when folks were especially plagued by disease and discomfort.


General News

Habitat for Humanity House to be built in honor of J.B. and Jo Doris Leftwichs 70th
First United Methodist Church will build a Habitat for Humanity House this fall, beginning Aug. 29 through Oct. 31 in honor of Jo Doris and J.B Leftwich, the church announced at a celebration of the couple’s 70th wedding anniversary last Sunday.
Questions arise with Lebanon Senior Center

The Wilson Post

Ward 3 Lebanon City Councilor William Farmer discovered some “irregularities” about the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center this week, and presented the information to Lebanon City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

The irregularities led Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath to suggest waiting to approve funding for the center until its legal status and its relationship to city government can be confirmed.

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