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Barbara Jean Mangrum, 58

LEBANON -- Barbara Grammy Mangrum passed away on April 10, 2013 at age 58. The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon (at Stone Mansion, 416 Rome Pike) on Friday from 4-8 p.m.

The funeral service, conducted by Brother Glenn Denton, is 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Hillcrest Baptist Church (621 Hartsville Pike) with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Gladys Lenora Holland, 100

Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12 at the Carlen Family Cemetery at Silver Point for Mrs. Holland, 100.

Jamie Griffin Creswell, 72

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Jamie Griffin Creswell, 72, of Lebanon. A longtime planning assistant for Wilson County, she died Wednesday, April 10, 2013. A member of College Hills Church of Christ, Mrs. Creswell was a former board member of the Lebanon Special School District

The family will receive friends Friday, April 12 between the hours of 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until service. Interment will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

John Tarpley Williams, 83

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for (T/Sgt. Ret.) Williams, 83, of Murfreesboro. Formerly of Lebanon, he died Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Natalie Kay Kennedy, 37

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday, April 12 at First Baptist Church Nashville for Ms. Kennedy, 37, of Mt. Juliet. She died Monday, April 8, 2013.


General News

'Voice of the Titans' speaks at Habitat luncheon

The Wilson Post

One hundred and sixty guests attended Wilson County Habitat for Humanitys Houses of Home luncheon at College Hills Church of Christ on Wednesday which raised over $21,650, through table sales, sponsorships by Payment Express Systems, Kroger and silent auction items, for the worthy cause.

The event featured a special appearance by guest speaker, Mike Keith, Voice of the Tennessee Titans.

Keith was invited to share his thoughts at the event by Habitat Advisory Board Member Romel McMurry, who said getting Keith to commit to the engagement was as easy as picking up the telephone.

When I called him to see if he would be the guest speaker for this event, he said yes right away without hesitation. To me, that is a community leader willing to give back, McMurry said.

Keith, who resides in Franklin, said he participated in his first Habitat build in 1998. My father-in-law is an electrician and he would tell you I am not handy, he said, laughing. But I can carry stuff. I did whatever I could do to help. What Habitat does is so incredibly valuable. You are changing another persons life for the positive. Anybody who takes part in a Habitat build makes a difference.

Before taking to the podium, Keith watched as McMurry played a video of the famous Music City Miracle that took place Jan. 8, 2000 when the Titans took on the Buffalo Bills at home. Guests viewing the clip saw the play Titans Lorenzo Neal, Frank Wycheck and Kevin Dyson made to win in the last 16 seconds of the game. Neal handed the ball off to Wycheck, who threw across the field to Dyson, who then ran down the sidelines for a 75-yard touchdown.

Mechanically about six or seven things went wrong with the play. But watch what the other players do. They did their job in a phenomenal way. They set it up sold it brilliantly, Keith said. You need Lorenzo and Frank and Kevin but you have to have those other eight players on the field to make it work. It is a great lesson towards Habitat. Youve got to have those leaders, but you also have to have everybody else. Whatever your skill level you can make a difference with Habitat.

Wilson Habitat Executive Director Tory Tredway followed Keith and handed out three awards with the help of Advisory Board Member Joe Ali. Rita Redmond was the recipient of the Spirit of Volunteerism Award. The Spirit of Habitat Award was received by Father Pat Kibby of St. Stephens Catholic Community and the Community Partnership Award was received by Scott Jasper on behalf of Wilson Bank & Trust.

We want our friends at Wilson Bank & Trust to know how grateful we are, Tredway said.

The luncheon also featured testimonials from two Habitat home recipients, Linda Gray and Sarah Caves. Gray was a part of Lebanons first Blitz Build in which Habitat volunteers built her home from the ground up in five short days. Gray said she had raised her two sons as a single parent for 14 years when she was suddenly laid off from her job.

There were many changes and the only thing I could do was walk away, Gray said of losing her home. A friend of mine informed me about Habitat and what they do.

Gray applied to the program and after completing her sweat equity hours, in which she helped other recipients work on their homes, and mandatory classes on financial planning, how to be a homeowner, how to be a good neighbor and more, she and her family successfully moved into their home. I have to say thank you. We have a very nice home now that we call our own. Habitat not only builds house, they build dreams.

Caves will be the next Habitat homeowner in Wilson County when the Women Build project is completed on June 22 in Watertown. In November 2012 I filled out my application, she said. I feel that I have been blessed with the opportunity to provide a stable home for my five children.

Bob Black, who serves on the Board of Directors, wrapped up the program by asking event patrons to pledge a donation to Habitat to help other families dreams come true.

For more information on Wilson County Habitat for Humanity, call 453-4517.

Aladdin Jr. to show this weekend at Heydel Fine Arts Center

Southside Elementary will present their play, Aladdin Jr. at Cumberland University's Heydel Fine Arts Center this weekend. The school canceled Thursday night's dress rehearsal due to weather.

There will be showings on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and also a Sunday showing at 4 p.m.

Capitol Theatre to celebrate Grand Opening in late May

The Wilson Post

Bob and Pam Black didnt know exactly what to expect when they began the Capitol Theatre Project; however, the couple has remained dedicated in their mission to give back to the community they love.

The theatre, which first opened in 1949, has long been a spot of interest on the Lebanon Public Square. Those who were around in the 1950s recount tales of seeing movies and taking dates to the theatre, while those who were born after the Capitols heyday have often wondered Why doesnt someone revitalize this building?

In an attempt to spruce up the Square and provide a unique venue for concerts, parties, movies, recitals, weddings and more the Blacks have worked tirelessly to restore the Capitol Theatre to its former glory and are eagerly anticipating opening to the public in May.

Pam Black graciously gave The Wilson Post a sneak peek inside of the Capitol Theatre as General Contractor Tim Stockton and his crew were busy scraping, painting, lighting and renovating the facility.

The Capitol Theatres reconstruction began in 2010 with a new roof, Black said. In October 2012, Stockton began working inside of the building, installing new wiring, plumbing, heat and air.

Black confessed that she didnt get knee-deep into the restoration until it came time for interior design. She carefully chose an array of pale green tiles for the restrooms and cream, red and an Armagnac-rust paint for the walls.

It is more art deco in style, she said. We tried to play off of the original colors that were popular when this was built.

Although the theatre has numerous rooms that can be used for a variety of functions, the most breathtaking view is in the four-tiered auditorium, which features forest green curtains, patterned carpet leading down to the final hardwood floor, an extended stage, 4-foot wall sconces and three starry chandeliers.

During the tour, Stockton was setting up black railing at the edge of each tier in the auditorium which will be able to hold 244 guests with tables and chairs and a maximum of 500 seated theater-style.

I cant say enough about Tim. He has been right on top of everything and has done a wonderful job, Black said.

To the left, as guests exit the auditorium, there are two distinct markings one for where a staircase will be placed and another for an even more elaborate chandelier once owned by actor Johnny Depp.

We have always wanted to do something to help the Square and the town. When we came to Lebanon, Bob was in heaven, she added. We have thought about all the things we can do here and it is exciting.

LHS goes on short lockdown

The Wilson Post

Lebanon High, Winfree Bryant Middle and Byars Dowdy Elementary schools were notified Thursday morning by the Lebanon Police Department to take caution after two callers said they saw an armed individual walking down Leeville Pike near the schools.

Police Chief Scott Bowen said the first call was received at 7:45 a.m. when the caller described an individual walking in the Tuckers Gap area with what they believed to be a shotgun.

Local school to participate in TARC competition

The Wilson Post

The all-girl rocketry team from Winfree-Bryant Middle School is ready to soar into the Team America Rocketry Competition in Washington, D.C. this May.

The seven-member team, led by the schools 8th grade science teacher Tammy Sheppard, traveled to Huntsville, Ala., for a preliminary rocket launch where they qualified to enter the national competition. Sheppard said of the 782 rocketry teams nationwide, only 100 of the top teams were selected to be a part of the prestigious competition.

Most of the teams that go are high school teams, and usually it takes a few years of practice before they can qualify. We are one of the only middle school teams, and it is our first year doing this, so we are really excited, said Principal Becky Kegley. They are the only team selected from Tennessee. I could not be more proud.

Sheppard learned about the program this past summer while studying at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. I am considered a NASA teacher. I went to the academy this summer and asked Mrs. Kegley if we could start a team. We currently do not have a lot of girls going into the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field. This is a way to get them excited and engaged in engineering and those types of careers. NASA wants more female engineers, she said.

Although the Winfree-Bryant boys rocketry team did not qualify for the competition, they will be joining on the four-day trip to cheer on their classmates. We will be driving up on Thursday, May 9, and on Friday we are going to have breakfast on Capitol Hill. They are going to get the opportunity to see historic sites and learn on this trip, Sheppard said.

The team will launch four of their constructed rockets, which cost an average of $200 each to build, during the competition. Sheppard said the school will host a yard sale, pancake breakfast and silent auction on Saturday, April 27, to raise funds for the trip which will cost about $9,000 for supplies and traveling expenses.

Lochinvar has made a donation and we are hoping to get other businesses to support our team, she said.

For more information or to donate to the trip fund, call 449-4560.

Locals volunteer at Masters in Augusta

The Wilson Post

Two local golfers, both members at Five Oaks Golf and Country Club, are experiencing a golfers dream this weekend.

Dwight Belew and Denny King are volunteering this week at the Masters in Augusta, Ga.

For Belew, owner of American Jewelry Company in Mt. Juliet, its his 10th year to serve as a greens volunteer and for King, who just recently retired as the U.S. Marshal for the Middle Tennessee District, its his second.

Both men, avid golfers themselves, will have the opportunity thats only a dream for most.

In May they will be invited back to Augusta to play the Masters course at Augusta National Golf Club, a reward paid volunteers for their service during the week of the tournament.

I tell people Augusta National is just like stepping into a picture postcard. You cant describe how immaculate everything is, Belew said some three years ago in a story published in The Wilson Post about his experience at the Masters.

Belew, who holds a not so shabby 12 handicap at Five Oaks, has always been stationed at the first hole at the Masters and has the duty of being what he describes as a gallery guard.

We also are walking information booths. I probably answer 100 questions a day, from wheres Tiger? to how do you get to Amen Corner? and what kind of grass is this? The question Im probably asked the most is how did you get this job?

Belew said in the previous story written by Ken Beck that he has been at his post long enough to know a few habits of the PGA tour professionals: Tiger is always the first one out on the practice rounds, early in the morning, he said, whereas V.J. Singh prefers to practice late in the day when the shadows are long.

King, who incidentally maintains an 18 handicap at Five Oaks, is a scorer on hole number 11.

According to Bryan Combiths, the golf professional at Five Oaks, King has multiple chores at his green.

He is one of four scorers at the green on hole 11, Combiths said, explaining that King is responsible for collecting certain details from each golfer assigned to him playing the hole.

He said King must keep up with each players score, the number of putts made on the green and even the club used by his assigned player to get on the green. The information King collects is eventually passed to other officials who see that it is posted on Internet and social media sites maintained by the Masters and kept as a tournament record.

Both men began their assignments on Sunday, one week before the tournament concludes this Sunday.

Theyll rub shoulders with some of golfs most celebrated professionals; see putts sunk at distances so great that not even the pros will think they can make them; and they will also likely see a few famous folks in the audience attending.

But best of all theyll have a bucket full of stories to tell when they get back home.

Services set Saturday for Jamie Creswell

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Jamie Griffin Creswell, 72, of Lebanon. A longtime planning assistant for Wilson County, she died Wednesday, April 10, 2013. A member of College Hills Church of Christ, Mrs. Creswell was a former board member of the Lebanon Special School District

The family will receive friends Friday, April 12 between the hours of 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until service. Interment will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.


General Sports

Class A baseball at a glance

Fresh from a 10-5 home win over Red Boiling Springs Wednesday, Watertown will be in Gainesboro tonight for the annual Alex Cassetty Invitational. The Purple Tigers will take on host Jackson County at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Two games are on tap for Saturday -- a 12 Noon contest vs. Smith County followed by a 2 p.m. game with McMinn Central.

Friday's 9AAA baseball schedule

Lebanon was scheduled to host LaVergne Friday in a non-district baseball game at Brent Foster Field. However, Thursday's District 7AAA meeting between LaVergne and Riverdale was washed out -- moving that contest to Friday, April 12.

The Lebanon vs. LaVergne game will be played Monday, April 15 at 6 p.m. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. as the Blue Devils will honor Coach Pitch players from Lebanon Youth Baseball. Players wearing their team jersey and cap, accompanied by a paying adult, will be admitted free and will be able to run the bases at the conclusion of the game.

Friday action for District 9AAA teams includes Mt. Juliet at Brentwood High for a 7 p.m. contest and Wilson Central visiting Portland High for a 6 p.m. game.

WJB sends 3 to nationals

Three Walter J. Baird Middle School wrestlers have been chosen to participate on the Team Tennessee National Wrestling team.

Preston Parks (152 lbs.), Ryan Brown (115 lbs.) and Austin Plumlee (105 lbs.) are in Des Moines, Iowa through April 13 to participate in the Lee Pamulak Middle School National Duals.

They will be teaming up with other middle school wrestlers from across the state to represent Tennessee against 42 other teams from across the country.

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