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Showing 5 articles from January 27, 2011.


James Kenneth Paris, 74

LEBANON -- A Celebration of Life Service is set for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Paris, 74, of Lebanon. A veteran of the U.S. Army and a 23-year retired employee of Oscar Mayer, he died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at University Medical Center.

Visitation Friday between the hours of 12 Noon until the service. Pastors Erik Reed and Christopher Harris will officiate. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: wife of 54 years Janis “Jan” Paris; daughters Beverly Paris, Sherry (Alfredo) Escobar and Michele (Mike) Jones. Also surviving: nephew Steve (Lesley); brother Sid (Glenda) Paris; grandchildren Christopher A. (Kristin) Harris, Tabitha (Brent) Reed, Rachel (Timmy) Harris, Jaime Paige Jones, Tatum Jones and Chazz Jones; great grandson Joseph “JoJo” Aaron Harris; brother-in-law David Martin.

He is preceded in death by parents Earl Doyle and Lela Mai Rose Paris; siblings Chuck Paris, Robert ”Bob” Paris and Gloria Faye Martin.

Pallbearers: Timmy Harris, Eric Powers, Jeff Pleasant, Brent Reed, David Paris, Scott Paris, Frank Paris and Christopher Harris.

Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.

Richard Feeck, 73

MT. JULIET -- No services are planned for Mr. Feeck, 73, of Mt. Juliet.
An ophthalmologist and a member of the American Osteopathic Association, he died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011.

He was a missionary with the Africa Inland Mission and was raised in the Grace Reformed Episcopal Church. Mr. Feeck most recently attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Survivors include: his wife of 45 years Grace Feeck of Mt. Juliet; children Rick (Melissa) Feeck of Nashville and Lisa (A.J.) Velazquez of Miami, FL.
Also surviving is brother Raymond (Thelma) Feeck of Sellersburg, IN and grandchildren Tyler R. Feeck, Ryan A. Velazquez, Sean Velazquez and Evan Velazquez.

Memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN, 37203.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

Ted Davis Wright, 74

WATERTOWN -- Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28 at Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Wright, 74, of Watertown. A construction worker and a 1955 graduate of Watertown High School, he died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at his residence.

Visitation Friday morning prior to the service. Services will be conducted by Doug Irwin, the Rev. Don Mathis and the Rev. Steve Mayle. Interment will follow in the Jones Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include: companion Peggy Church of Watertown; daughters Missy (Joe) Perricone of Mt. Juliet and Lydia Sonneberger of Johnson City; step-daughters Anita (Phil) Bowes and Judy (Brent) Knowles -- both of Lebanon; grandchildren Hannah and Emma Irwin, Joseph and Lke Perricone and Maci and Seth Sonneberger; step-grandchildren Josh, Jason and Samantha Knowles, Carrie and Sherrie Bowes, Johnny Lisk and Allison Light; sister Peggy Smith of Morristown; and niece and nephews Melanie, Chuck and Hank Smith.

He was preceded in death by parents Phocian and Reba Davis Wright. Pallbearers: Bobby Simpson, Doug Irvin, Steve and Seth Sonneberger, Brent, Josh and Jason Knowles, Joseph Perricone. Honorary: Don Edward Sandlin, David Lawrence and the Dining Car Coffee Drinkers.

Watrertown's Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Guest Column

'Transit-oriented development' makes history in Middle TN

Executive Director,
Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee
The people of Lebanon and Wilson County are making transportation history in Middle Tennessee.

During the first work-week this month, the Music City Star commuter rail between Lebanon and downtown Nashville set a record when it carried an average of 1,000 trips each day. Assuming each of these trips was a round-trip, 500 persons were able to ride the train instead of driving each day.

The success of the Music City Star is spreading. For those who commute to Nashville, the Music City Star is a genuine transportation choice.


General Sports

Honors pile up for Woody Hunt


LEBANON -- Cumberland University baseball coach Woody Hunt continues to add honors to his resumé this month, picking up a pair of prestigious awards from local organizations after Hunt led the Bulldogs to the 2010 NAIA National Championship last June.

The Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce presented Hunt with a special “Man of the Year” award at its 87th annual Awards Banquet Tuesday night held at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon.

On Friday Hunt will be honored by the Nashville Old Timers Baseball Association with the prestigious “Mr. Baseball” award at the organization’s 73rd annual Old Timers banquet at the Millennium Maxwell House in Nashville. Former major leaguer and World Series champion Dwight Gooden is scheduled as the guest speaker for the event.

Earlier this month the 30th-year head coach was recognized as the NAIA National Coach of the Year at the American Baseball Coaches Association annual conference at Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville.

Cumberland won its second NAIA national championship last June in Lewiston, Idaho, capping a 58-9 campaign with 29 wins in its last 30 games. The Bulldogs swept through the NAIA World Series, defeating Lee University, 4-3, in the championship.

Matt Greener was named the NAIA National Player of the Year and Kris Miller earned World Series MVP honors. Greener, Miller, Sam Kikla, Shawn Schaefer and Troy Frazier were all voted First Team All-Americans and Aaron Wilkerson garnered Second Team All-America accolades.

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