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Bonnie Lynn Cutter, 50
Lebanon -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 25 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Cutter, 50, of Lebanon.
She passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011 at St. Thomas Hospital.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday.
Services will be conducted by Pastor Bobby Goode, with interment in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.
Survivors include: her husband of 21 years Chuck Cutter; children April (Scooter) Harrell, Nikki, Kimberly, and C J Cutter; grandchildren Taylor Harrell and Kadence Payne; parents Jerry and Brenda Crawford Terry; brother Joe (Melanie) Terry; sister Bobbie Jay Harvey; grandmother Eloise Terry, and numerous other family members.
She is preceded in death by brothers Jimmy and “Little” Bill Terry, grandparents Agnes and Cowan Crawford, and Ralph Terry.
Pallbearers: Scooter Harrell, Michael DaPrile, Chris Payne, Jay Crawford, Bill Crawford and Ken Cummings.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
Michael Hatcher, Jr.
LINDEN -- Graveside services are planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday May 25 at the Alexander Cemetery in Perry County for Mr. Hatcher, 27, of Lebanon.
Formerly employed with Charter Communications and Wal-Mart, he died Sunday May 22, 2011.
A memorial service was held Tuesday evening at the Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Survivors include: mother Gayle (Paul) Robbins, sister Crystal Tomlinson, step-brother Paul David “P.J.” Robbins Jr., step-sister Melinda Vale (Shaunn) Merrill; grandparents Marie Hatcher James and Beatrice Alexander, Doug and Susie Robbins along with nephews Nicholan Schultz and Brendan Tomlinson; nieces Laurel Tomlinson and Shaunna Merrill as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mr. Hatcher is preceded in death by father Thomas Michael Hatcher Sr.; paternal grandfather Thurston Russell Hatcher, great-grandmothers Ada Tomlin and Millie Johnson.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.
Wayne Corley, 32
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Corley, 32, of Lebanon.
A member of New Life Baptist Church and an Industrial mechanic for Hoeganaes Corporation in Sumner County, he died May 21, 2011 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Visitation Wednesday 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 1 p.m. until the service.
Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Brian Winders. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include: wife Jessica Corley; son Avry Wayne Corley; daughters Alyssa Corley, Abigayle Corley and Ashtyn Corley; siblings Glen (Dorothy) Dunn, Stevon Dunn, Mitchell Corley, Travis Corley, Robin (Jim) Velsor and Michelle (Jason) Fisher; as well as 21 nieces and nephews, a great nephew and a great niece.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Ann Corley.
Active pallbearers: Avry Wayne Corley, Glen Dunn, Stevon Dunn, Mitchell Corley, Travis Corley and Allen Dunn.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to benefit the Corley family C/O of First Tennessee Bank, 1516 West Main Street, Lebanon, 37087.
Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements, Lebanon.
Claude David Seay, 88
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 12 Noon Friday, May 27 at Franklin Road Church of Christ for Mr. Seay, 88, of Lebanon.
Mr. Seay died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Triumph Hospital in Detroit, Mich., after a long illness.
Visitation will be Thursday from 12 Noon to 5 p.m. at Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home and Friday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.
Survivors include: wife, Rosalie Seay and sons, Clarence (Thelma Gilliam) Seay and Alford (Glenda) Seay.
Obituary provided by JC Hellum Funeral Home, Lebanon.
Camps offered at CU

LEBANON -- Cumberland University’s award-winning coaching staff and student-athletes will be hosting camps and clinics in seven different sports throughout the summer.

While both entertaining and educational, the camps will feature drills, in-depth strategy and position play instruction for baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, tennis and wrestling. CU will also offer a cheerleading camp. Ages for each camp varies by sport, ranging from elementary-aged children to high school student-athletes.

Hall of Fame baseball coach Woody Hunt will direct four camps, focusing on hitting, pitching and fundamentals. Baseball camps begin on June 13 and each runs for four days.

Softball players ages 6-12 may participate in one of two four-day camps offered by head coach Heather Stanfill. The first camp begins June 13.

A four-day basketball camp, hosted by women’s coach Jeremy Lewis and his staff, begins on July 25 and is open to boys and girls ages 6-13.

Volleyball coach Dwayne Deering is offering three different camps for middle school and high school teams as well as a Volleyball Skills School from June 8-11.

Two tennis sessions, for ages 5 and up, are available with each running three days a week for four weeks. The first camp begins June 6.

A five-day wrestling camp, taught by CU head coach Jarad Swint, starts June 13 with two sessions per day and is open to all ages.

Cumberland’s one-day cheerleading camp will begin at 9 a.m. on June 4 for ages 5-14.

More information on each Cumberland camp, as well as contact information and registration forms, may be found at

Inaugural Artists 4 Animals concert benefits NLOL

From Post staff reports
A number of local citizens turned out Thursday, May 19 for the first ever Artists 4 Animals concert to raise Monday for New Leash on Life, the local no-kill animal shelter.

Performing at the event were country music star and Wilson County resident Tracy Lawrence and songwriters Andrea Pearson, Chris Wallin and Jason Sellers. Rob Bironas, place kicker for the Tennessee Titans, served as guest host.

84-year-old car dealer plans move to S. Hartmann Dr.

From Post staff reports
One of Middle Tennessee’s oldest car dealers, Wilson County Motors, confirmed Thursday that it will be moving its General Motors dealership from West Main Street to a site on South Hartmann Drive not far from the I-40 interchange.

The dealership, which has been operated by the Bone family since its beginning in 1927, offers GM labels Buick, Chevrolet and GMC trucks and at a separate location, Hyundai vehicles.

According W.P. Bone, the dealership plans to move its existing GM location from the corner of West Main Street and South Hartmann Drive to a new facility that is to be constructed on a tract of commercial property that Bone is developing on South Hartmann Drive in the area where Home Depot and Chili’s Restaurant are now located. Bone said the dealership will front South Hartmann Drive and will be north of the Chili’s site. The commercial development is recognized as Lebanon MarketPlace.

TSSAA sectionals

Today at 12 Noon, Friendship Christian will host Marion County in both baseball and softball sectionals.

The Commanders come in 24-7 while their softball counterparts sport a record of 21-17.

Today at 5 p.m. Mt. Juliet High (28-8) will entertain Brentwood High in a Class AAA softball sectional.

Tonight at 7 p.m. Mt. Juliet will host Nashville Overton in a Class AAA baseball sectional.

ALL of today’s winners will advance to the TSSAA Spring Fling next week in Murfreesboro.

Shelvie Jean Underhill, 72
ALEXANDRIA -- Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Friday, May 20 at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb County for Mrs. Underhill, 72, of Alexandria.
An interior decorator and a member of the Coopers Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, the beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at DeKalb Community Hospital.
Visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. until service time.
Services will be conducted by Brother Gary Caplinger and Brother Thurman Seber. Interment will be in Hillview Cemetery.
Survivors include: husband John Underhill of Alexandria; son James Underhill of Alexandria; daughter Yvonne Campbell of Alexandria; grandchildren Brian (Shelley) Campbell, Ashley (Caleb) Roth and Nicholas Underhill -- all of Alexandria; great-grandchildren Timothy Campbell and Elizabeth Roth -- both of Alexandria; brother and sisters-in-law, Daphene Willoughby of Watertown, Jack (Faye) Underhill of Alexandria, Joyce (J.T.) Cook of Smithville and Patsy Adamson of Liberty as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Marvin and Vaughtie Roberts Willioughby; brother Louie Willoughby and great-grandson Noah Roth.
Pallbearers will be Caleb Roth, Brian Campbell, Nicholas Underhill, Marvin Willoughby, Dewayne Willoughby and David Cripps.
Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Alexandria.
Clifford Francis Batliner, Jr., 74
OLD HICKORY -- Funeral services will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at St. Stephen Catholic Community, 14544 Lebanon Road, for Mr. Batliner, 74, of Old Hickory.
Born in Louisville, KY, the US Army veteran died Saturday, May 14, 2011.
Cliff was the son of the late, Clifford Francis Batliner, Sr. and Anna Louise Ritchie Batliner. He grew up a member of the Catholic Community and graduated from St. Xavier High School.
Mr. Batliner was also a graduate of the University of Louisville with a Bachelor’s degree in business and he worked as a Systems Analyst.
Cliff was a Baritone Soloist with the Fort Knox Soldier’s Chorus during his military service. He was well known in Louisville having performed in several theatrical productions including, “Pirates of Penzance”, “Mikado”, ”Brigadoon”, “Silk Stockings”, “Bell, Book & Candle”, “H.M.S. Pinafore”, “Fanny”, “Wonderful Town”, “Up in Mother’s Suite”, “Rose Marie”, Blossom Time” and “The Most Happy Fella”. He created memorable roles as “Curly” in “Oklahoma” and as “Bill Sykes” in “Oliver”.
He is remembered for his “Stewpot” role in “South Pacific”, his role as “Lancelot” in “Camelot” and as “Frank Butler” in “Annie Get Your Gun”.
Cliff sang in various clubs throughout Louisville, KY, Dayton, OH, Providence, RI, Hilton Head, SC and most recently Hermitage.
Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service.
Interment with military honors will be 1 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2011 at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.
Survivors include: devoted friends Connie Clark, Zachary Clark and the Butler family; cousins Dr. Susan Beaven and Kate Beaven; aunt Dorothy Ledington as well as many cousins and other friends.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to The DAV, Attn: Gift Processing, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.
Stanley Wayne Trammell, 72
LEBANON -- Funeral services have been set for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Trammell, 72, of Lebanon.
A veteran of the US Air Force and retired from Alvin C. York Veteran Hospital where he was a counselor, he died Thursday May 19, 2011 at University Medical Center in Lebanon.
The family will receive friends Friday from 2 until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service.
Pastor Bernard Houk will officiate with interment to follow in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: children Brian (Karen) Trammell and Christy Trammell Kirk (Scott) of Lebanon; grandchildren Alexander T. Kirk, Jade and Amber Trammell.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William Roy and Lena Greer Trammell and brother James Largent.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.

Wilson Living Magazine
So I am pretty sure when God was handing out the “sporty” gene, I was somewhere in the back of the room engrossed in a Lifetime movie starring either Valerie Bertinelli or  Jacqueline Smith.

Nevertheless, he sent me down to earth without it…and since that day I have been paying the price.

TVs Red Skelton was a beloved American comic

Dear Ken: I used to love watching “The Red Skelton Show” with my grandparents when I was a child. What can you tell me about Skelton?

The comic was born Richard Bernard Skelton in Vincennes, Ind., and he proved entertaining in vaudeville and on radio and Broadway as well as in movies and TV. While he made more than 30 films, it his “Red Skelton Hour” TV show, which ran from 1951 to 1971, for which he was best known and where he portrayed such characters as Clem Kadiddlehopper, Freddie the Freeloader, Junior the Mean Widdle Kid, Sheriff Dead Eye and told his jokes about two cross-eyed seagulls named Gertrude and Heathcliffe. The comedian was also quite a painter and love painting images of clowns which were sold for thousands of dollars. Married three times, he had two children. Skelton died of pneumonia in 1997 at age 84. His closing line at the end of each TV show was, “Good night, and may God bless.”     


Founders Favorites

Now is the time to enter to win all the Founder’s Favorites found in our May/June Issue. Entry is free! Just go to to participate.

This issue we have featured three Founders’ Favorites perfect for Spring.

Our Feathered Friends - May 18

Here we go again, back to chilly weather. I hope the flying insects stay out especially for our Purple Martins. The Martins have been flying over my Martin house, but I am afraid that my Bluebirds are too territorial for even them. Next season, I will make plans to move the Bluebirds some place else. In the back yard, fence line the Birds are having a field day with the Mullberry tree, so I thought I might try them for myself and found them to be very tastey. Does anyone have a good recipe for Mullberry jelly or jam?

I finally got my vegetable garden put in just before the rain started. This year will see a few more varities of pepper plants and no more German Queens. While working on my planting, there were several families of Goldfinch that would feed not too far from me. This is the time they are most beautiful and will raise their brood later in the summer.

Lebanon's Bill Carter was the go-to guy for Mick and The Rolling Stones

Special to The Wilson Post
A modern-day Merlin, Bill Carter, a 17-year resident of Lebanon, has waved his magic wand at dozens of professional musicians since he pulled Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the Rolling Stones’ fat out of the fire on occasion in the 1970s.

Today, Carter, 75, serves as executive producer of the Bill and Gloria Gaither gospel music “Homecoming” specials. He returned two weeks ago from a memorable project with 140 Southern gospel artists at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C.

The former Arkansas lawyer, who evolved into a professional troubleshooter of sorts, recently has seen his name sprinkled liberally throughout the first chapter of Life, the autobiography of Keith Richards, the legendary guitarist of the legendary Rolling Stones. The book sat at No. 1 on the New York Times hardcover, non-fiction best-seller list for several weeks earlier this year.

In that first chapter Richards recounts how in early July of 1975 he was jailed in Fordyce, Ark., on drug charges and how attorney Carter got him off the hook.

Calendar - May 18

Government meetings --
Wilson County Commission’s Recreation Committee will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 19, in the commission courtroom, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.

Lebanon Public Works/ Transportation Committee will meet at 7:30 a.m., Monday, May 23, in the Town Meeting Hall, City of Lebanon Administration Building at Castle Heights.

Wilson County Commission’s Insurance Committee will meet at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, in Conference Room 2, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.

Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a work session at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, to discuss the upcoming budget, future building needs, 2012-2013 school calendar and the sale of the bus garage property in Lebanon. The work session will be at the Central Office, 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon.

Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a work session at 4 p.m., Monday, June 6, at the Central Office, 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon, to discuss the director of schools evaluation. The board’s regular meeting will follow at 5 p.m. All items to be considered for the agenda must be faxed to 758-3775 to Rose Ratagick no later than noon, Monday, May 23.

Saintly Sister dies

By SAM HATCHER, The Wilson Post
In many ways she was a Mother Teresa to those who found a need for Spiritual favor or guidance. Her Faith took her to homes, hospitals and offices in Wilson County and for that matter around the world.

Sister A.A.A. Stafford died Monday, May 16, at age 80.  For the past several months Sister Stafford had struggled with health issues related to an ongoing battle with cancer.

Despite her bout with declining health she maintained her persistent mission to serve others, according to a number of close friends.

A word of prayer, a pleasant thought and often just quoting “God loves you, He loves us all,” Sister Stafford went about her business day-by-day visiting the sick and helping those in need.

Council considers flooding, overtime pay at meeting

The Wilson Post
 Members of the Lebanon City Council are preparing to solve some of the flooding issues identified in a recent drainage study by applying for Hazard Mitigation Grants with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, while one citizen remains dissatisfied with the study.

Jean Poole, a resident of Center Street, who has been before the council many times about flooding issues in her neighborhood, was not satisfied with the recent flood study conducted by the city and engineering firm Neel Schaffer and Associates.

Poole’s area of Barton’s Creek, the area around Byars-Dowdy Elementary School, was not in the flood study and she was considerably disappointed, after members of the council had asked that her area be included.

Suspect arrested after foot chase

From Post staff reports
MT. JULIET -- Officers with the Mt. Juliet Police Department have arrested a theft suspect after a traffic stop and foot chase.  The suspect arrested has been identified as Joshuah James, a 25-year-old male of Nashville.

Mt. Juliet Police responded to the area of West Division Street at approximately 12:05 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, to look for an alleged theft suspect that was supposedly driving a white pickup truck pulling a stolen trailer.

Cpl. Josh Orman spotted a vehicle matching that description and initiated a traffic stop in the Valley Center shopping area on North Mt. Juliet Road. The vehicle was occupied with three individuals, and the driver fled on foot during the initial investigation.

Brandon Osborne, 20, jailed on child abuse charge

4-month-old girl still critical

A 4-month-old female remains in critical condition at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital after sustaining what authorities believe were injuries due to child abuse.

Officers with the Lebanon Police Department responded to University Medical Center at about 10 p.m., Saturday, May 14, to investigate an allegation of child abuse, according to a news release from Chief Scott Bowen.

“During the investigation, a 4-month-old infant female was found to have injuries consistent with child abuse. Police believe the alleged incident happened inside a unit in the Inman Court Housing Projects,” the news release said.  

Richmond wins COPD songwriting competition

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
It seemed like a message from beyond when Rod Richmond, a Lebanon resident and songwriter, penned a song for the Tune Up for COPD Songwriting Competition, which went on to win “Fan Favorite.”

Richmond, who is a physician’s assistant, has a personal connection to the lung disease COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. His father passed away from the disease, which progressed and took hold, realizing he had the disease after it was too late.

“My father died at age 54 from COPD. The last year was very difficult,” Richmond explained. The lung disease can show up like a simple cough that just won’t go away, or shortness of breath when jogging. Richmond said his father had trouble breathing and could barely manage simple tasks that he enjoyed doing as a result.

That’s why, when Richmond saw an advertisement online for the songwriting competition, he was compelled to enter. Throughout his life, Richmond has been an aspiring songwriter and musician. Richmond’s father has always been an inspiration always encouraged his son to pursue his dreams.

Purge continues at LHS


By TOMMY BRYAN, sports editor
Lebanon High principal Myra Sloan’s makeover of the Blue Devil coaching staff continued over the weekend with her dismissal of boy’s basketball coach Doug Keil.

Fired via a telephone conversation with Sloan Sunday afternoon, Keil becomes the latest in a series of head coaches and assistants who will not be returning in Blue and White next school year.

“I certainly understand  the fact that Mrs. Sloan makes the decisions about her coaching positions,” Keil said Monday night. “I’ve enjoyed my time at Lebanon High both as a teacher and coach. I very much want to stay in education -- and I don’t want to uproot my family from this community.”

Keil, head coach of the Blue Devil boys for the past eight seasons, served four seasons as an assistant coach at LHS under former coach Randall Hutto, before taking a head coaching job at Warren County High in McMinnville.

He left Warren County to assume the top job at LHS following Hutto’s retirement. Keil went 121-122 in eight years as head coach at LHS, including a record of 7-21 this past season. He teaches Algebra and has earned “Level 5” status as an educator.

Longtime wrestling coach Darin Plumlee (Special Education Math, 9 years experience), track coach David Glasscock (a Level 5 Science instructor, 12 years) and offensive line coach Eric Lawrence (Algebra, 7 years) were all transferred out of the building by Sloan for the 2011-2012 academic year. Both Plumlee and Glasscock also worked as assistants under former head football coach Bobby Brown.

Coach Brown was forced to resign this past December after nine years as head coach -- after posting a record of 44-51. Brown will be taking a postion in the Lebanon Special School District this fall as assistant principal at Baird Middle School.

Volleyball coach hired -- The search for a new Lebanon High volleyball coach to replace Paula Jackson has come to a close as the school turns to Tamikia L. White, a Lebanon resident who works in the Central Office of Metro Nashville Public Schools. 

White worked at her alma mater LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis as an assistant volleyball coach 2000-2006 in addition to duties in the sports information office.

She has played volleyball for over 25 years on the club, high school and collegiate level.

A tribute to Sister Stafford

It is with mixed emotions I write about Sunday night's passing of Sister A.A. Stafford of Lebanon. I'm saddened because those of us who knew her will surely miss her, but  there's a certain amount of relief because she's not in pain anymore.

I'm quite sure Sister Stafford offered up more prayers, held more hands, and reached out to those in need more than any single person I've ever known.

Kyle Barnhill, 23
MT. JULIET -- Mr. Barnhill, 23, of LaVergne passed away May 11, 2011.
Mr. Barnhill was preceded in death by grandmother Patricia Barnhill.
He is survived by father Keith Barnhill; mother Pamela Barnhill; sister P. J. Barnhill; grandfather Harold (Nellie) Barnhill; grandmother Shellie Stewart; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, May 15 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Brother Terry McCormick officiating.
Interment followed at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

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