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Archie S. Wrye, 91

LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mr. Archie S. Wrye are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, March 25, at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Shelby and Rev. Greg Bell officiating. Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Wednesday 2-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Thursday at Ligon & Bobo.

Mr. Wrye, age 91 of Lebanon passed away Tuesday, Mar. 23 2010, at his home. Born September 23, 1918, in Wilson County, he was the son of the late Jasper Winchester and Nannie Belle Watkins Wrye. He was a member of the Fall Creek Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School. He was a lifelong farmer and a carpenter and retired from Wilson County Courthouse maintenance. 

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Lorene Jones Wrye; children Howard (Katha) Wrye, Grover (Ina) Wrye, Terry (Pam) Wrye, Melvin (Brenda) Wrye, Carol (Jerry) Dedman and Margaret (Glenn) McPeak -- all of Lebanon. Also surviving is sister Virginia Branham of Carthage; 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers: Kelley Eubanks, Diana Gross, Melanie Wrye, Alesha McPeak and Class No. 4 at Fall Creek Baptist Church. Active pallbearers:  Michael, Chris, Russell and Matt Wrye, Doug and Scott Fesler, Brad, Stephen and Jeff Dedman and Aaron McPeak.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home of Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.

Earl Thomas Crutcher, 79

LEBANON -- Mr. "Tommy" Crutcher, 79, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, March 22, 2010 at Alive Hospice at St. Thomas. Born October 13, 1930 in Wilson County to the late Joe and Ruby Newton Crutcher, he served in the Tennessee National Guard and was a retired truck driver. Mr. Crutcher was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends Wednesday 2-8 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. until services. 

Funeral services will be Thursday, Mar. 25 at 12 Noon at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, with Bro. Kenneth Bowen, Rev. Donald Owens, and Pastor John Hunn officiating. Interment will be in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings Charles (Thelma) Crutcher, Robert Crutcher, Josephine Bowen (Bill) Springer, Myrtle Bell (O.P.) Parkerson, Ruby Nell (Ernest) Greer, Louise (Bill) Corley, Mary Alice (J.D.) Harris, Jo Doris (Willie) Bush.

Survivors include: his wife of 59 years, Nell Watson Crutcher; children Roland (Sandi) Crutcher, Brenda (Louis) Myrick, Donna Crutcher, Sherry (Mike) Ashey and William (Regina) Crutcher; grandchildren  Rebekah, Morgan and Andy Crutcher, Michael (Tracy Spain) Ashey, Brian Thomas Ashey, Justin Boswell, Chris (Crystal) Park, Anna, Emily, and John Thomas Jarosinski; great-grandchildren Lauren Alexis Hackett, C.J. and Kayla Park, Cloe Dillard and Deriq Conklin. Special caregivers Michelle Payne and Jean Long. 

Pallbearers:  Michael and Brian Ashey, Andy Crutcher, Justin Boswell, Kenny Bowen, Doug Jennings.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.


Telling Tales

Telling Tales: Equal Justice For All

By Angel Kane
Wilson Living Magazine

In our house, we have lots of rules. My favorite rule by far is the law of equals. It is not a rule that I established, but over time has taken hold and I have come to cherish it. It goes something like this….

“Take the dog out Neill”

“But I’ve taken him out two times today and Zoe has only taken him out once. It‘s her turn, Zoeeeeee come take out the dog! Mama said!”


Ask Ken Beck

Wonderous Lynda Carter sings for her supper

Dear Ken: What has happened with actress Lynda Carter, who used to star on TV as Wonder Woman?

Carter, 58, a native of Phoenix, Ariz., has worked in theater in the past few years and done voiceover work for video games. Since 2005 she has been in the films “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “Sky High” and “Tattered Angel” and been on TV in “Law & Order” and “Smallville.” The mother of two is also a singer and released a jazz album, “At Last,” last summer. She will be taking her revue, “Lynda Carter Sings,” to a number of cities this year. 


General Lifestyle

Tough Love discovers redemption in classroom

Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a two-part series regarding Lebanon Special School District teacher Greg Love and his book, There Is an Urgency. Part two will run in the March 24 edition of The Wilson Post.

Special to The Wilson Post

Surviving an X-rated early childhood and haunted teenage years, Greg Love hit official adulthood at the age of 21 with a single thought on his mind: he wanted to kill the only father figure he ever knew. 

But in one merciful second, he slammed shut the door to his murderous intentions, packed his stuff and fled the East Coast for Middle Tennessee where during the past decade he has found redemption as a gifted teacher to children with troubled backgrounds similar to his own.

Tough Love discovers redemption in classroom Part 2

Editor’s Note: This is the second and final part of a series about Lebanon Special School District teacher Greg Love and his book, There Is an Urgency.

Special to The Wilson Post

“I stalked Bobby. I began planning this whole torture-revenge plot in great detail. Then my brother, Matthew, came back in the picture. He was in prison in Virginia and trying to get back to Connecticut,” said Greg Love, an alternative behavioral teacher with Lebanon Special School District.

So he made a deal with his brother. He would send him the money to come home, but Matthew would then have to find Greg a gun to use on Bobby. As they were sealing the deal over the phone, Love had a change of heart.



Go indognito if youre longing to be opportunistic


I don’t think people, particularly “media people,” are distinguishing “opportunistic” from “opportune.” I hope this doesn’t seem too arcane for your column. Please comment on the matter. Thank you.

-Sign Me “Local Logophile”

My idea of a helpful note #1. “Arcane” means obscure or inscrutable.

My idea of a helpful note #2.  “Logophile” means lover of words.

Oh, the cleverness of us humans, often a tucked-in-unexpected-places matter.

Honduras 2010


At least 2-1/2 years ago, Jeff Hallums had a dream of a mission trip for his church family that would involve evangelism and maybe some building. He thought that his church family could be brought closer together after he had participated in a similar trip with a church in Valdosta, Ga. going to El Salvador. His wife Terri also encouraged him in the process since she too had a good experience with medical trip years ago.

Many roadblocks seemed to delay the trip, and College Hills Church of Christ also was planning one that was cancelled in July 2009 because of the political unrest in the country that also looked as if it might stop the Maple Hill effort in its tracks.


General News

Community Holy Week Services set

From Post staff reports

Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church will once again host the Community Holy Week Services beginning Monday, March 29 through Friday, April 2.

Each service will begin at noon and will be 30 minutes in length. A light lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. The services will be held at the church at 522 Castle Heights Ave.

MJ girl dies after tonsillectomy

From Post staff reports

A 2-year-old Mt. Juliet girl died after undergoing a tonsillectomy almost two weeks ago.

The child, Avalyn Shaye Bright, suffered from sleep apnea and had had a bout with strep throat. However, there were complications that occurred after she underwent the procedure to remove her tonsils and adenoids.

Mrs. Hubbells stars shine at SES

The Wilson Post

When Southside Elementary School 6th grade teacher Jamie Hubbell assigned a comprehensive project on the universe, she expected good work, but what she got was out of this world.

“The projects the students turned in were so good, I would love to reward them for their hard work,” Hubbell said, an ironic last name for a science teacher. (Think Hubble Space Telescope.)

Second large drug bust made in two weeks

The Wilson Post

Undercover officers brought in 70 pounds of “high-grade Mexican marijuana” in a drug buy Monday night that involved a chase and accident.

The bust was announced during a press conference Tuesday at the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department by Sheriff Terry Ashe and Lebanon Commissioner of Public Safety Billy Weeks.

Senator files qualifying papers here

From Post staff reports

Confirming her announcement last week, State Sen. Mae Beavers, 17th District, filed her qualifying petition for the Senate campaign in Wilson County Wednesday and said yesterday she plans to file in the remaining seven counties “today and tomorrow,” meaning Thursday and Friday.

Beavers, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced a week ago that she would not continue a campaign for Wilson County mayor but instead would seek reelection to the senate seat she has held for the past eight years.

Teen stabbed outside JFFC

The Wilson Post

A young man was stabbed several times Wednesday night outside the Jimmy Floyd Family Life Center and his injuries warranted aid by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt Medical Center.

According to police, Joseph Jutras, 18, was leaving the Floyd Center just after 8 p.m. when a gold Jeep Grand Cherokee pulled up beside him.

Vandalism, break-ins on rise in Wtown

The Wilson Post

A Watertown restaurant owner believes local police are doing the best they can, but incidences of vandalism and break-ins in this city have been increasing the past six months or so causing residents and others business owners concern.

Lisa Chesley’s restaurant, Nona Lisa Pizzeria, has been struck twice recently by some teenage boys. The most recent incident occurred either late Saturday night or early Sunday morning at the eatery and also at another one, Mi Ranchito Mexican Restaurant which is located in a building that is owned by Chesley and her husband, Jay.

Victims in Ponzi scheme to receive $2.75 M

From Post staff reports

Victims of a Ponzi scheme will receive $2.75 million from two men ordered by a Federal judge to pay the amount.

The two men, Brian Cook and Gregory Schneider of Middle Tennessee, were sued two years ago in U.S. District Court in Nashville. During a trial that lasted three days this past week, Cook and Schneider were accused of defrauding eight people throughout the U.S. as they talked them into investing in a video game business that was located in Lebanon.

Wilson County Civic League banquet announced

Wilson County Civic League is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and its annual fund raising banquet will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 17 in Baird Chapel at Cumberland University.

Guest speaker will be Norman Hill, president of the CBRL Foundation. The theme of the fund raising banquet this year is “Celebrating 25 Years of Progress and Commitment to the Community.”


General Sports

Springer named All-American

LEBANON -– Brandon Springer’s list of accomplishments at Cumberland University continues to grow more than two weeks after the senior played his final game in a Bulldog uniform as he was named Second Team All-America, the NAIA announced Tuesday.

Springer, a Nashville native, started all 59 games of his Cumberland career and became the fourth CU player under head coach Lonnie Thompson to join the 1,000-point club, totaling 1,051 points and 483 rebounds.

The TranSouth Conference Player of the Year averaged 22.5 points per contest his senior season and led the nation in scoring for more than half the season and earned National Player of the Week honors on Jan. 26. He finished the year ranked fifth in the NAIA in scoring and 10th in rebounding, with 9.6 boards per contest.

The Hunters Lane High School product earned Honorable Mention All-America honors a year ago after producing 13.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per outing.

Springer is one of three TranSouth players on the Second Team, joining Zack Frey of Freed-Hardeman University and Greg Truvillion of Union University.

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