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Showing 16 articles from November 20, 2012.


Infant Gavin Quinton Wesson

Graveside services were held Tuesday morning, Nov. 20 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery for Gavin Quinton Wesson, age three months.

Joan Linkous, 67

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov, 24, 2012 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Linkous, 67. She died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.

Jolene Wright, 76

Mrs. Wright died Nov. 15, 2012 at the age of 76.
No services were scheduled.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home / Stone Mansion, Lebanon.

Joseph Paul "Joe" Grandstaff, 66

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 at First Baptist Church, Lebanon, for Mr. Grandstaff, 66, of Lebanon.

Joshua Ray Case, 27

Funeral services were held Tuesday evening, Nov. 20 at Sellars Funeral Home / Stone Manson, Lebanon for Mr. Case, 27. He died Nov. 16, 2012.
Sellars Funeral Home / Stone Mansion, 416 Rome Pike, was in charge of arrangements.

Katherine Monette Davis, 91

Mrs. Davis, 91, of Mt. Juliet, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.

Lillie Marie Hibbitt, 86

Marie Hibbitt died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at age 86.
A memorial service, conducted by Rev. Bill Mulroy, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at Westland United Methodist Church, 110 Dawson Lane, Lebanon.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home / Stone Mansion, Lebanon.

Margarett Imogene McCulloch, 84

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 20 at Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet, for Mrs. McCulloch, 84, of Lebanon. She died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.

Ronald Elliston Burgin, 69

A memorial service will follow at a later date for Mr. Burgin, 69, of Lebanon.
A U.S. Navy veteran, he died Nov. 17, 2012 at his residence.
Arrangements by Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Theresa Diane Gulley, 57

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, Nov. 20 at the Sellars Funeral Home / Stone Manson, Lebanon for Ms. Gulley, 57. She died Nov. 17, 2012.


General News

Commission recognizes Wilson Co. Archives with resolution

The Wilson Post

The Wilson County Archives was recognized at Monday nights meeting of the Wilson County Commission for its service to preserving the history of the county.

Established in 1995, co-directors Linda Granstaff and Thomas Partlow enlisted a team of longtime volunteers to clean, organize and index numerous loose county records. They clean the records, many of which go back to the early 1800s, so that sometime in the future they will be microfilmed, Partlow said.

These volunteers include: Catherine Brown, Catherine Nolen, Lee Atwood, Shirley Wilson, Arretha Oakley and Richard Atwood. Each of the volunteers has served over 10 years, with Brown and Wilson serving 14. They are here one day a week for about eight hours, Partlow said.

All of our records are here county records that go back to the beginning of the county and all of our records are intact, he said, adding that other counties have had to deal with records being destroyed in fires.

Partlow said that he has personally organized books containing marriage records from 1800 to 1930. People like to come in and research their family. If it is here they can find it in a short time.

LFD responds to Church of God fire Saturday

The Wilson Post

The Lebanon Fire Department responded to a fire at the Lebanon Church of God at 600 C L Manier Street just before 11 p.m. on Saturday night. Fire Chief Chris Dowell said that Lebanon Police Officers were the first to arrive on the scene and witness smoke coming from the back of the building.

I had one neighbor tell me that they didnt realize it was smoke and that they just thought it was a heavy fog, Dowell said. That shows you how far along it was.

The fire department battled the fire until 4 a.m. on Sunday morning.

I go to that church some and knew the layout of the building. I think I found the culprit was a heating element that they put in the baptismal pool they had two baptisms that day, Dowell said. The heater shorted out.

Rural mail carrier dies in two-car collision Friday morning

A two-vehicle collision Friday morning claimed the life of Lebanon's Joe Grandstaff, 66, a veteran Rural Mail Carrier. The crash occurred on Walter Morris Road at Conaster Road in Wilson County around 11:30 a.m. Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said Grandstaff died when he was hit head on by another car.

The other vehicle driven by 20-year-old Logan Bryan, son of Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan.

Tracy Lawrence fries 500 turkeys, feeds Nashville's homeless on Tuesday

The Wilson Post

Country singer Tracy Lawrence and friends gathered in Nashville yesterday to bless those less fortunate as the holiday season approaches. Together they fried over 500 turkeys from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Nashville Rescue Mission as part of the seventh annual Mission Possible Turkey Fry.

Lawrence, who is a resident of Wilson County, said that the charity began in 2006 when he and a few friends made about 50 turkeys for the cause. In the following years, the Mission Possible Turkey Fry exploded with support from various organizations and individuals in and around the Nashville community. We do a huge drive, he said. Turkeys are collected all year long.

While several hundred were donated and fried on-site Tuesday, Lawrence said feeding the hungry continues for several weeks through the Nashville Rescue Mission. We have over 1,000 turkeys half we make today and the others go into freezers to be stored, he explained.

Lawrence said he was humbled by the outpouring of support from friends who gave their time to be a part of the Turkey Fry and that he enjoys the fellowship aspect of it. Through the years I have met a lot of people here. It is neat to see the progress of people from year-to-year. Some people get their lives together and overcome addiction things like that. It feeds the soul to fellowship with them and talk about our families, he said.

Lawrence, who was born in Texas, has never let fame or his busy schedule keep him from giving back to the community. It what is we are supposed to do, he said.

I grew up in a small community. We always tried to be a part of helping someone out, he said. I love this city and the people here. I believe in helping those who have fallen on hard times and need a helping hand.

Since 2006, the Tracy Lawrence Mission Possible Turkey Fry has provided more than 35,000 meals to help the Nashville Rescue Mission feed the homeless in Middle Tennessee. Follow it on Twitter at @NashvilleRescue.


General Sports

LHS hosts basketball classic

Friday and Saturday at new gym
A mix of local and regional basketball teams are set to participate in the Lebanon Thanksgiving Classic, sponsored by Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial, Friday and Saturday. Two action-packed days of hoops are planned for the new Blue Devil digs on Hartmann Drive.

Local Class A hoops results

Mt. Juliet Christian Academys basketball teams dropped a pair of losses Monday night at home as St. Cecilia defeated the Lady Saints 52-48, followed by a Merrol Hyde win over the MJCA boys 59-52 in the nightcap.

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