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Alvin Louis Lynn, 70
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, July 20 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Lynn, 70, of Lebanon.
Born March 18, 1940, in Jackson County, he died Sunday, July 18, 2010, at the University Medical Center in Lebanon.
The son of the late Sanford and Sarah Clark Lynn, he served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1965.  Mr. Lynn was a farmer and a Baptist.
Services were conducted by Brother Paul R. Leftrick. Friends served as pallbearers. Interment followed at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include: children, Cynthia Lynn, Terry (Juanita) Lynn and Tina Lynn -- all of Lebanon; grandchildren Matthew (Amanda) Lynn, Marah Lynn, Brittany Collins and Dakota Suire.
Also surviving are siblings Sanford David Lynn of Gainsboro, Dorothy Shepard of Pegram, Donnetta Shepard and Phyllis Lynn -- both of Nashville, Brenda Mitchell of Gallatin and Linda Law of Westmoreland. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret J. Johnson Lynn; sister Diana Lynn; and brothers Aaron, Ace, James, Roy and Ray Lynn.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.
Lynette Schooley Kincaid, 39
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 22 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Ms. Kincaid, 39, of Mt. Juliet.
She passed away July 16, 2010.
Visitation with the family will one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Interment will follow the service at the Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: father Ken (Sharon) Schooley; mother Julie Ann Coady; siblings Blaine Schooley, Fred Foster, Karen Foster and Charlene (Chris) Flynn; children Evan, Ryan, McKayla, and Emma Grace.
Ms Kincaid is preceded in death by grandmother, Kathleen Flanagan and grandfather, Grant Long.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
Phillip R. Woodard, 57
LEBANON – Mr. Woodard, 57, of Watertown, passed away July 20, 2010.
A memorial service, conducted by Brother Danny Sellars, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2010 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon Thursday from 4 p.m. until service.
Honorary Pallbearers: Tommy “Booger” Davis and Jimmy Allen.
Survivors include daughters Misty Woodard, Shani Woodard and Cindy Woodard; grandchildren Christopher Robin Mohr, Joshua Kain Mohr, and Holly Mayanna Mohr; siblings Thelma (Warren) Kriel, Joann (James) Sullivan, David (Sandi) Woodard, Michael (Rita) Woodard, and Mark Woodard; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by parents William Thomas “Tommy” and Verna Hamlett Woodard, and brothers Sammy and Gary Woodard.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
Theodore A. Thorson, 90
NASHVILLE -- A memorial service will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, July 25 at the Bahá’i Faith Community Center, 1556 Bell Road, Nashville for Mr. Thorson, 90.
Known as "Ted" to his family and friends, died Friday, July 16, 2010.
Born in St. Paul, MN, he lived in the state of Washington for 34 years before moving to Tennessee in 1988.
Mr. Thorson attended Baldwin Wallace and Western Reserve Colleges and was a longtime learner. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II. Mr. Thorson retired from Scott Paper Company in 1982.
Graveside services with military honors were conducted Tuesday morning, July 20 at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.
Survivors include: daughter Janine (Wayne) Ray; granddaughters Lily Ray and Lea Ray and husband Tracy Feldman; several nieces and nephews; special friend Billie Frank Dickinson and her family along with dear friend “Mac” McConachie.
Mr. Thorson is preceded in death by parents Theodore A. and Frances Lundstrom Thorson; his wife of 62 years Pauline M. Thorson and sisters Marjorie (Joe) Steiger and Jane (Richard) McMahon.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Mt. Juliet Help Center. The family wishes to thank Dr. Michael Thomas and Dr. John Ververis and the 7th floor PCU staff of Summit Medical Center for outstanding care and kindness. Thanks also to Dr. Robert Guth whose care and friendship extended Mr. Thorson’s life.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

General News

Deborah Mark faces license revocation, arraignment

By TOMI L. WILEY, for The Wilson Post
MT. JULIET -- The fate of a local physician recently indicted for the murder of her child stemming from child abuse was set to be decided late Tuesday as a State board met to hear details of a consent order and determine her licensure status.

According to Shelley Walker with the Tennessee Department of Health, Dr. Deborah Mark, a pediatrician who was criminally charged with first degree murder in the death of her adopted daughter on July 12, agreed to surrender her license to practice medicine until the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners determine her license status at a meeting Tuesday. Neither Dr. Mark nor her attorney were expected to attend.

Shelley said the board's discussion and final decision on the order “could take place any time between 1 p.m., when members return from lunch break, and the end of the board's business day Tuesday, which could be as late as 6 p.m.” Also, no one with the Department of Health or the Board of Medical Examiners were available for interviews since this disciplinary matter and the criminal case are on-going.

Early voting ends July 31

Wilson County voters are going to the three early voting sites and casting their ballots, and doing a bit better at it than our neighbors in Davidson County. Early voting began Friday, July 16 for the Primaries and General Election that will be held Aug. 5.

Lynn Harris, administrator of elections for the Wilson County Election Commission, said through Monday night there were 1,556 votes cast.

“We’re doing alright, more than Davidson County,” she said. Harris noted she talked Tuesday with Ray Barrett, administrator of elections for the Metro Nashville-Davidson County Election Commission, and he said 1,098 early votes had been cast in Nashville through Monday. Presently, Metro only has one site available for early voting and will have additional sites open beginning next Monday.

Power outages set July 22-23

Middle Tennessee Electric crews will be working to improve electric service in Lebanon July 22-23, which will require outages in parts of the city. 

The scheduled work will require about 225 members to be without power. The scheduled times for the outages are from 11:30 p.m. July 22 to approximately 7 a.m. July 23.

Crews will work to double power line voltage and replace aging transformers along South Cumberland Street from just south of the Tennessee Boulevard intersection to the Lebanon Square.

Specifically, the affected locations will be residents and businesses along South Cumberland Street, South College Street, East Main Street, East Gay Street, East Spring Street and Thomas Terrace.
Should weather become inclement, the work will be postponed until July 29.

Warmath notes talks regarding unified fire protection

By AUTUMN ALLISON, The Wilson Post

Fire safety proposals and grass control led Tuesday night’s Lebanon City Council meeting as councilors not only listened to complaints but expressed some of their own to Commissioner of Public Works Jeff Baines.

For years, city and county officials and those seeking office have discussed having a unified fire safety division, and Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath informed council of the details of the new proposal for unification of the Lebanon and Mt. Juliet fire divisions.

Warmath met with John Jewel, director of Wilson County Emergency Management Association, to discuss some of the finer details.

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