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Herman Edward Hamlett, 80

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Longtime educator and veteran Herman Edward Hamlett will be laid to rest following services planned 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at Lebanon's Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Mr. Hamlett, 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010.
He served in the US Air Force from 1950-1954 and he served as principal and teacher for 29 years at various Wilson County School, including: Oakland, Major, West Elementary, Southside and Tuckers Crossroads.
The 1949 graduate of Smith County High School served as a junior pro basketball coach in West Wilson County for 10 years and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Gideons International and American Legion.
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon.
Services will be conducted by Brother Glenn Denton. Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: his wife of 42 years Jane Eastes Hamlett; brother Bobby Kenneth Hamlett of Ocean City, Md.; nieces Laura McBride of Winder, Ga., Amy Stapler of Dawsonville, Ga. and Sherri Ovbey of Ila, Ga.; and nephews Randy Hamlett of Ocean City, Bruce Hamlett and Danny Hamlett of Berlin, Md. and Todd Hamlett of Towson, Md.
He was preceded in death by parents Herman Carlos and Cletis Stout Hamlett; sister Kay Gann; and niece Barbara Horn.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers will be Smith County High Class of 1949 and former teachers, staff and students of Oakland, Major, West, Tuckers Crossroads and Southside Schools, Hardee's Buddies (Gus Bates, Charles Adams and James Neely) and the Golden Agers Bowling League.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church or Gideons International.
Lebanon's Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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