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Billy Alfred Boyd, 60

MT. JULIET -- A Celebration of Life visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at Friendship Community Church for Mr. Boyd, 60, of Lebanon. He passed away August 27, 2009.

Interment is 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 at the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Nashville.

Survivors include children: Bill (Robbie) Boyd Jr., Judy (John) Jennings, Brandi (David) Noble and William "Casey" Ashley Boyd. Also surviving is sister Francis Mitchell; step-brother James Johnson; companion Margaret Johnson; step-father Robert Johnson; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by parents William and Ora Johnson Boyd.

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

Bobby Roy Kimbel, 69

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, September 4 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Kimbel, 69, of Mt. Juliet. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he died Sunday, August 30, 2009. Mr. Kimbel was the son of the late Richard B. and Lois Hazel Larue Kimbel.

Visitation will be 12 Noon until service time Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel Services will be conducted by Pastor Terry Fessler. 

Survivors include: wife Mary Ellen Stafford Kimbel of Mt. Juliet; daughters Diana (David) Mears of Bellvue, Pam Ausbrooks of Antioch and Kristal Hedrick of Mt. Juliet. Also surviving are brothers David (Sally) Kimble of Lebanon and Charles (Carolyn) Kimble of LaVergne; grandchildren Mark Ausbrooks, Lindsey Ausbrooks, Seth Hedrick, Dalton Hedrick, and Rachel Mears; great-grandchild Joshua Ausbrooks.

Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Brenda Finley Barnes, 47
WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, August 30 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Barnes, 47, of Murfreesboro. Born in Lebanon and a homemaker, she died Aug. 28, 2009 at the Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro.

Services were conducted by Rev. Don Mathis with burial at the Jennings Cemetery.

Survivors include: husband Garland D. Barnes of Norene and children Wayne Barnes of Shelbyville and Crystal (Mike) Fortune of Murfreesboro and granddaughter Jennifer Ann Fortune.

Also surviving is mother Mary (Lawrence) Phillips of Shelbyville, step-mother Mary Kate Finley of Manchester, siblings Ricky Finley of Lebanon and Debbie Finley of Liberty along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

She is preceded in death by father Franklin Terry Finley, infant sister Kathy Lynn Finley, grandparents Jessie and Arnold Finley; Maude and Robert Barrett.

Family and friends served as pallbearers.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Evan Michael Bennett, 23

LEBANON -- Mr. Bennett, 23, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2009 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Mr. Bennett was a 2005 graduate of Wilson Central High School.

A celebration of life will be held 1-5 p.m. Saturday, September 5 at the home of his parents.

Survivors include his parents Bobby Wayne Bennett and Karen Cavitt; paternal grandmother Elizabeth Bennett; aunts and uncles Jo Ann & Danny Parsons, Patricia Cavitt & Terri Vibbert, Michael (Sandra) Cavitt, Christy (Bill) Rodgers, Vicki & Ricky Bennett, Scott Dean; as well as numerous cousins.

Mr. Bennett is preceded in death by sister Casey Bennett; maternal grandparents Roy C. & Mary K. Cavitt and paternal grandfather Bobby D. Bennett.

The family requests that memorials be made in Evan’s memory to the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, PMB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, 37240.

Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Kimberly Rose Dillon Frankenfield, 47

SMYRNA -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, September 1 at the Woodfin Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Frankenfield, 47, of Smyrna. A glass artist and a cad operator, the Lebanon native died Saturday, August 29, 2009.

Services were conducted by Trey Gambill.

Survivors include: her husband of 28 years Kenneth L. Frankenfield, mother Rose Dillon and brothers Danny and Richard Dillon – all of Lebanon. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, special friends Sherry Coate and Pat Green.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Dillon.  Nephews served as honorary pallbearers.

Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna, was in charge of arrangements.

Kurtis Paul Sanders, 36

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, August 30 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Sanders, 36, of Lebanon. Mr. Sanders passed away August 26, 2009.

Services were conducted by Brother Glenn Denton. Interment followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include wife Bethany Sanders of Lebanon; children Devon Sanders, Megan Sanders, Nathan Sanders, Tabitha Sanders, Drake Sanders and Ashley Johnson; parents David and Sonya Potts Sanders; sister Gina (Thomas) Baird; brother Tim (Anita) Sanders; grandmother Betty Potts; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Pallbearers: Adam Lane, Mike Lane, David Sanders, Timmy Sanders, Thomas Baird, Donnie McMurtery, Edward Walker and Daniel Eldridge.

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

Vivian Jean "Bone" Kent, 63

OLD HICKORY -- Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, September 2, 2009 at Hermitage Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Kent, 63, of Mt. Juliet. The daughter of the late Marvin and Alma Fowler, she died August 30, 2009.

Services were conducted by Rev. Ken Clayton. Interment followed in the Harpeth Hills Cemetery.

Survivors include: husband M.C. Kent Jr.; daughters Scarlett (David) Wills, Valarie Clement and Vanessa (Buddy) Hollars. Also surviving are siblings Dennis Fowler and Darlene (Sehoye) Hargett; granddaughter Mackenzie Scarlett Wills; grandsons Jordan Wills and Dakota Hollars.

Hermitage Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Telling Tales

The Party Circuit
As I get ready, I am so anxious. What to wear, what to wear? Do I go with the capris, the jeans or the summer dress? Do I wear my hair up or down, big loop earrings or tiny pearls?

Ask Ken Beck

Mark Hamill continues joking around in cartoons
Dear Ken: What has Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker of  “Star Wars” fame, been up to lately?

General Lifestyle

200 zombies plague Watertown drive-in just for fun

Special to The Wilson Post

WATERTOWN -- To zombie or not to zombie?

That was the question Saturday morning at Watertown’s Stardust Drive-In Theater, where “Dead Start” writer-director George Demick planned an assault on the world record for largest gathering of zombies. He was shooting for 8,000, double the record that was set in Seattle in July, but the number of walking dead fell far short at just over 200.

Funeral for a Stranger makes you think about dying, and living

The Wilson Post

If you have the opportunity, pick up the new book by Becca Stevens called Funeral for a Stranger, a book that can open your eyes to those who are around us and who we may have missed before.

The book is about a funeral Stevens was asked to officiate for a woman she had never met, but at the same time it is about much more.



Under A Spell of Misspelling?


Are there any rules about spelling correctly? I’m ashamed of the problem I have with that and wonder if there’s any help. Thank you.
  -Miss Misspell


Letters to the Editor

Coles Ferry Elem. Book Fair a success

To the Editor:

The Coles Ferry Elementary Book Fair was a big success this year thanks to all of our community sponsors and parental support. 

Earnings from this year’s book fair enabled the Coles Ferry Library to purchase new library books, Accelerated Reader materials, library equipment, children’s periodicals, and professional resources. 

Volunteers make it work year after year after year
The publicity generated by the Wilson County Fair for this community is absolutely astonishing.
While many of us realize this, it still is amazing to me to have a telephone conversation or a business meeting with someone from out-of-town and they ask, “What’s the best night to go to your county fair?”



General News

Airline cases find local lawyer via Internet
From Post staff reports
An airliner crash earlier this summer attracted national and international headlines when it was reported that 12 crew members and 156 passengers were killed shortly after the plane had taken off from Tehran-Imam Khomeini International Airport in Iran.
Guns get cleared up, CoreTech questioned

The Wilson Post

Lebanon City Council approved on first reading Tuesday night an ordinance from Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath designed clear up any confusion about the so-called “guns in parks” law.

The council opted out of the law at the previous meeting, which kept the ban on handguns in city-owned parks, buildings, etc.

PAC plan meetings on Wheel Tax

The Wilson Post

Wilson County residents will vote on Thursday, Oct. 1 on whether they want a $25 Wheel Tax increase that will help build a new Lebanon High School.

In preparation for the vote, several concerned citizens have started a political action committee, or PAC, to help voters make an informed decision.

TVA rate increase equals lower charges for MTEMC customers

The Wilson Post

Tennessee Valley Authority approved a base rate increase and a fuel cost adjustment decrease this past week, but the overall result will be lower per kilowatt-hour charges for Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation customers in October.

It comes out to about a 3-percent reduction. TVA raised its base rate about 8 percent but lowered its fuel cost adjustment by 11 percent overall, bringing MTEMC members’ rates back to where they were last October, when TVA enacted a 20 percent increase.

Wilson Books from Birth turns four

The Wilson Post

Can you believe it? Wilson Books from Birth celebrates its fourth birthday this month and is inviting all day care center/child care providers in the county to participate by signing up to have a local community volunteer to come and read to children during the week-long event.

Peggy Simpson, director of Wilson Books from Birth, said officials with the Governor’s Books From Birth Foundation have encouraged all Books from Birth groups to be more visible in their respective communities. One way to do that locally, she said, is to have community volunteers and leaders to read to children for a short time.

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