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FCS wins golf match

MURFREESBORO -- Friendship Christian School won a tri-team golf match held at Champions Run Golf Course Thursday, Aug. 4. Team scores (for 9 holes) were: Friendship Christian 173; Murfreesboro Central 192 and Eagleville 222.

The low score for the match, 37, was turned in by Friendship Christian freshman Bo Gwynne.

Scoring leaders for Friendship Christian included: Noah Stewart - 45; Sam Gatlin - 45 and Austin Godwin - 46.

Alley new FCS volleyball coach

From Post staff reports
LEBANON -- Randy Alley has been hired as the new volleyball coach at Friendship Christian School. Alley, a veteran volleyball coach who previously held varsity positions at Cumberland County and Stone Memorial High School, replaces longtime FCS coach Nancy Reed.

Reed stepped down from her teaching and coaching positions at Friendship and is working with the Adult Education Program in the Wilson County School system. Alley holds a teaching position at Wilson Central High School.

Taxpayer won't be stuck after Superspeedway closes

From Post staff reports
Safeguards put in place more than a decade ago are protecting Wilson County taxpayers in the wake of Wednesdays announcement concerning the murky future of the Nashville Superspeedway. Delaware-based Dover Motorsports, Inc. has notified NASCAR that it will not seek any 2012 race sanctions for the local facility.

Susan Renee Soileau, 51

GLADEVILLE -- A memorial service will be held 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Gladeville Baptist Church for Ms. Soileau, 51. A member of Gladeville Baptist Church and a homemaker, she died Sunday, July 31, 2011 in Texas. Visitation will precede the services from 4-5 p.m. at the church. Rev. Craig Webb and Rev. Mark Wofford will conduct service. Survivors include: husband Douglas Soileau; children Camon Soileau and Micalah Soileau; parents Billy Wayne Baker and Carolyn Sue Baker; siblings Ricky Baker and Robin (Jeff) Krueger. In lieu of flowers the family request contributions may be made in Renees memory to the Gladeville Youth Mission Trips, c/o Gladeville Baptist Church, 9000 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Mt. Juliet 37122. Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.

Jack Dillon Cronk, Sr., 92

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Saturday Aug. 6 at Mt. Juliet Church of Christ, 1940 N. Mt. Juliet Road, for Mr. Cronk, 92, of Mt. Juliet. A native of Detroit, MI and a World War II veteran of the US Army, he died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. A faithful and dedicated member of the Church of Christ, Mt. Juliet congregation, he served as an elder for over 30 years and enhanced the lives of others through missions such as playing music in nursing homes, teaching in the Jail Ministry and working with disaster relief projects, even as he battled cancer. His work career consisted of sales, real estate brokering and housing development. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Rd. Services will be conducted by Brother Jimmie Stearsman. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: his loving and adored wife of 68 years Bernice M. Cronk; children Jack D. (Nanette) Cronk, Jr. and Linda (O.T.) Tucker; grandchildren LeAnn (Lewis), Tiffany (Jay), Matthew and Mark; great grandchildren Brenna, Hallie, Brendan, Dylan and Michael. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Florida School of Preaching, 1807 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33803-2653 or the Tennessee Bible College, 1616 McCulley Road, P.O. Box 865, Cookeville, TN 38506. Mr. Cronk was the son of the late James and Golda Raider Cronk. He was also preceded in death by his sister Betty Parker and grandson Bryan Cronk. Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

Joy Trapp Phillips, 80

LEBANON -- Funeral services will be 10 1.m. Friday, Aug. 5 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Phillips, 80, of Lebanon. Born March 19, 1931 in Rome, GA, to the late Raymond and Carrie Brock Trapp, she died Aug. 3, 2011, at her residence. Mrs. Phillips was retired from Precision Rubber and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Friday after 9 a.m. Services will be conducted by Brother Russ Stephens.  Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: sons Jimmy (Beth) Phillips and Wade T. (Carol) Phillips; grandchildren Levette, Ed and Walter; step-grandchildren Rick and Nicholas; four great grandchildren; special friends Doris and Fred Cowley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father Roscoe Jackson; husband James E. Phillips; son Charles Phillips; sister Eloise Halstead; brother Charles Trapp. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.


Ralph Allen Moser, 81

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Moser, 81, of Lebanon. A member of Rocky Grove Missionary Baptist Church, a US Navy veteran and formerly employed with Scoby & Son Construction Co., Mr. Moser passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 at the University Medical Center. The family will receive friends Friday, Aug. 5 between the hours of 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until funeral services. Brother Pat Eller and Brother David Daugherty will conduct the service. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: wife Billie Moser of Lebanon; daughters Shirley Ann (Paul) Davis of Lebanon, Lynn (David) Daugherty of Brush Creek and Darlene(Dale) Sanders of White House. Also surviving: grandchildren Sherry Lynn (Nick) Carvino, Richard Allen Davis, Greg Davis, Kelly (Ben) Steele, Katie Daugherty, Stephen Hawkins and Stacey Hawkins; great grandchildren Madison Steele, Katlyn Steele, Tyler Steele, Cole Davis and Will Davis; brother Shannon (Caroline) Moser; sister Frances Dixon; stepson,  Bill (Debbie) Patterson; step grandchildren Brian (Summer) Patterson and Brad Patterson; step great grandchildren Landon and Kylie Patterson; as well as several nieces and nephews. Mr. Moser is preceded in death by parents Ervin Moser and Ada Bell Jones Moser; wife and mother of his daughters Barbara Ann Moser. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.

Bond denied in deadly crash

From Post staff reports
A woman accused in a deadly, four-car crash on Friday, July 29, was denied bond by a judge in Lebanon during a court appearance on Tuesday. Barbara Lee Mayfield, 44, was determined by the Lebanon Police Department to have been driving under the influence Friday when she reportedly struck two cars before hitting a building at the intersection of Cedar Street and East High Street...

Our Feathered Friends - Aug 3

By  RAY POPE Checking out my garden the other days, the Bluebirds started dive-bombing me again, so I opened up their nesting box to find four babies, mouths wide open, waiting for mom and dad to stuff something into their gaping little beaks.

Who Gets You?

By BECKY ANDREWS, Wilson Living Magazine We all have a person that gets us. The person that appreciates your sense of humor appreciates your fashion sense-even though they frequently make fun of it- and agrees that when it comes to this friendship its pretty special.

Price's legacy lives on through scholarship

By KEN BECK, The Wilson Post On Aug. 6, 2009, three weeks shy of his 36th birthday, Lebanons Chris Price was gliding down Interstate 75 South with six other members of the Nashville Steel Horsemen bike club.

Wilson Living Today - August 3

Busy week for Wilson County If youre a parent to one of the thousands of students who head back to school this week, no doubt youre trying to settle back into a routine. Going back to school isnt the only big event going on this week.

Enter your work at the Wilson County Fair

By SHELLY BARNES, MS, CFLE Wilson County Ext. Agent The Wilson County Fair is coming to town and so is the food preservation contest! I am so excited to see all that you have canned this summer. It is always such a joy to look at all that hard work in one space.

Calendar - August 3

Government meetings -- Lebanon Airport Commission will meet Thursday, Aug. 4, at 4:30 p.m. at the Lebanon Municipal Airport at 760 Franklin Road.

Joint Economic & Community Development Board Executive Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, at the JECDB office at 115 N. Castle Heights Ave., Suite 102, Lebanon.

Wilson County Industrial Development Bond Board will meet at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Joint Economic & Community Development Board office at 115 N. Castle Heights Ave., Suite 102, Lebanon.

Community calendar -- Lebanon Toastmasters meet every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Spain House on the Lebanon First United Methodist Church campus at 415 West Main Street, Lebanon. Visitors are welcome. Toastmasters is an organization dedicated to improving communication and leadership skills. For information, call 444-0126.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Wilson County is in need of volunteers who would like to reach out to those in need in Wilson County. Volunteers must be age 55 or older. If you are interested in participating or partnering with the program, call 443-7606 or 742-1113, ext. 10.

Agape has contracted with Maple Hill church of Christ to provide counseling services in Lebanon. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Diana Crawford will be available at the church building on Mondays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. She sees children and adults. For information, call 547-4244.

AL-ANON and ALATEEN family groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. They believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid in recovery. There is a local AL-ANON and ALATEEN meeting in Lebanon every week. For information, call Harriett at 444-2852 or Linda at 444-8437.

Wilson County Right to Life will not meet in August because they will be at the Wilson County Fair, but you are welcome to come see them there. For information, call Trecia Dillingham at 443-5458.

HomeSafe Womens Support Group meets Thursday evenings. For information and to sign up, call 444-6130. If you need help with an order of protection for domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking, contact HomeSafe at 444-8955.

Immanuel Baptist Church will hold a Blood Drive on Thursday, Aug. 4, from noon to 5 p.m. to benefit the American Red Cross. To schedule an appointment online, visit and enter Sponsor Code: Immanuel19.

Business Extravaganza, presented by the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce and Lebanon Premium Outlets, will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5, at the Lebanon Premium Outlets. Tax-Free Friday will also be Aug. 5. Door prizes and family events are planned throughout the day. A Fashion Show will be at noon. If you would like to participate, or if you need information, call 444-5503.

Oakland FCE Club will hold its Ice Cream Social, Bake Sale and Auction on Friday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m. at Friendship Christian School. All you can eat for $5. For information, call Ruby Margo at 443-4171.

Shopping in the Glade Flea Market will be from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Gladeville Community Center. Booth rental for a 10-foot-by-10-foot space is $20. For information, call Mabel Beazley at 243-2664.

Unity Church, 222 Cainsville Road, Lebanon, will have a gospel singing at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6. Guest group will be The Turner Family and other guest singers. Everyone is welcome. The pastor is Brother Kenneth Bowen.

Gospelfest 2011, to benefit tornado victims in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Joplin, Mo., will be from noon until 9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at Westland United Methodist Church, 110 Dawson Lane, Lebanon. Some 15 different individuals and groups will provide 8 hours of gospel entertainment. It is OK to come and go. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children and includes a hamburger/hotdog plate. Desserts may be purchased from Westland United Methodist Women. For information, call 444-0776 or visit

Music in the Cedars will be 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. Go back to the 50s with Chris Barratta as Elvis and the Elliott Bros Band and Papa performing. The event will be at the Camper Registration Stage. Popcorn and soft drinks will be available. Bring your chair. There will be no Music in the Cedars on Saturday, Aug. 13, so everyone can enjoy the Wilson County Fair.

Seventh annual Empower Me Day Camp Summer Swinefest will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m., at College Hills Church of Christ on Leeville Pike, Lebanon. There will be barbecue, a silent auction and music by Living Waters to benefit the Empower Me Day Camp. Tickets are $20 and available at, Dynamic Therapy or The Lebanon Democrat.

Nashville African Violet Club will meet at 1:45 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Green Hill Womens Center, 10905 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet. The Tennessee Gesneriad Society will meet at Cheekwood in Botanic Hall at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14. The program will be on preparing for a show. For information on either meeting, contact Julie at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 364-8459.

Wilson County Democratic Party will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 8, at the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, 149 Public Square. Agenda includes final preparation for the booth at the Wilson County Fair and the new law change for voter ID, its impact and helping those affected.

Crohns & Colitis Support Group will meet at 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9, in the board room at University Medical Center in Lebanon. Guest speaker will be Dr. Lawrence Gaines from Vanderbilt University. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month.

Wilson County Democratic Women will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 6:30 p.m., at Gondola restaurant in Lebanon. Members are encouraged to bring cans of tuna to assist the Mt. Juliet Help Center. For information, contact Beverly Stacy at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , 210-4834 or 443-2085.

Wilson County High School Students/Teachers Cruise The Class of 1964 invites you to attend the first of two cruise general information meetings regarding passports, cabin payment deadline, baggage limits, roommates and gratuities. The meeting will be at Market Street Elementary School, from 5 until 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 12. Everyone is welcome to attend. Committees will be formed for special tasks. The cruise to the Bahamas, Nassau, will leave from Florida on April 30, 2012, and will return on May 4, 2012. For information, contact Bob Lowe at Travel World at 444-0533 or Emma Tapley Stafford at 547-4462 or 453-1402.

Wilson County Republican Party will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, at the WCRP Headquarters at Kevins Automotive at 500-C South Cumberland Street, Lebanon (behind 231 Car Sales). Guest speaker will be James Maness, vice mayor and District 2 Mt. Juliet city commissioner. For information, contact Kevin Foushee, chairman, at 444-5732 or visit

Mt. Juliet-West Wilson Historical Society will meet 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, at Rutland Place, 435 NW Rutland Road, Mt. Juliet. Guest speaker will be James E. Swain who will discuss The Swains and Related Families of Gladeville. He holds a masters degree and was a principal in Wilson County for 10 years. He also worked for the Tennessee Department of Education for 21 years. Everyone is invited. For information, contact Pat Everett at 758-5552.

Volunteers are needed for the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program to visit and advocate for the elderly residents of long-term care facilities in the surrounding counties. Requirements include patience, persistence, the ability to be objective and a genuine concern for the vulnerable elderly population in your area. The next 16-hour, two-day volunteer certification training will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 23-24. For information or to register for training, call the Ombudsman Program at 452-1687 or 452-5259.

To submit items for the calendar, you can mail them to The Wilson Post, 216 Hartmann Drive, Lebanon. 37087, or e-mail them to . Items for the calendar will not be taken over the phone. The Wilson Post reserves the right to reject items deemed not appropriate for the calendar.

Two citizens object to city water, sewer rate hikes

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
Few citizens chose to voice their opinions Tuesday night before the Lebanon City Council meeting about Water and Sewer rate hikes, but will get another opportunity when Mayor Philip Craighead pulled the ordinance to raise rates after the public hearing had closed.

Sherrys Run lime-green bows available for $10 each


LEBANON -- Sherrys Run is easily recognized by their signature lime-green color and famous flip-flops, and event supporters are encouraged to Paint the Town Green by purchasing lime green bows for $10 each and then put them up and install lights beginning Thursday, Aug. 25, and leaving them displayed until after the Run is completed.

Local Sports In Brief

Lebanon Jr. Pro Football -- The City of Lebanon has extended signups for the 2011 Junior Pro Football League through the end of this week at the Harold Dean Greer Recreation Building, 416 Baird Park Circle. FINAL registration is set for Saturday, Aug. 6, 9-11 a.m. at the Greer Building. The registration fee is $30 and participants must provide a copy of their birth certificate. Children must be 5-years of age by August 1, 2011 and cannot turn 12 on or before August 1, 2011. Those playing on a 5th or 6th grade team are allowed to participate in this league, but those on a 7th or 8th grade team can not. Registration will be accepted at the Greer Building between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed 11-12 for lunch) through Friday. Call 449-0303.

CU inducts 5 into sports Hall of Fame

From Post staff reports
Cumberland University announced its 2011 Hall of Fame class this week, which features legendary and innovative football coach Herschel Moore; longtime coach, broadcaster and contributor Mitch Walters; former volleyball standout Kathy Palk Slaughter; and former baseball All-Americans Joe Fushey and Dave Beck.

Dover pulls plug on NSS

From Post staff reports
Sanctioned NASCAR racing at Lebanon's Nashville Superspeedway has come to a close. Dover Motorsports, Inc. announced Wednesday that Nashville Superspeedway has notified NASCAR that it will not seek any 2012 race sanctions.

Elephant boy Sabu was WWII tail gunner


Dear Ken: In the 1940s there was an Indian child actor named Sabu, who starred in The Jungle Book and The Thief of Baghdad. Is he still living? 

Sabu was the son of an Indian mahout or elephant driver, so he proved a natural to star in a 1937 British film Elephant Boy. He made about 20 films, including Black Narcissus, between 1937 and 1964. He became an American citizen in 1944 and joined the U.S. Army Air Force, where he served as a tail gunner during several dozen missions in the Pacific. He died young in 1963 of a heart attack at age 39.

It Takes A Village

By TERESA HATCHER It takes a village is a phrase that has many meanings.

It can refer to raising children, getting a job, or in the case of last Saturdays School Store at College Hills Church, putting many, many details together in an effort to serve those in our community in need.

Ralph Walden Green, Jr.

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday August 3 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Green of Mt. Juliet. A native of Columbia and a World War II veteran of the US Navy, he died Monday, August 1, 2011. Mr. Green was a graduate of Lawrence County High School and had been a member of Cooks United Methodist Church for nearly 50 years. He was a former President of the Cooks United Methodist Men's Club and worked as an electrician for the L&N Railroad for over 10 years. He was retired as machine shop manager of the United Methodist Publishing House and was a 50-plus year member of the Mt. Juliet Lodge #642 F&AM. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Bond Memorial Chapel. Services will be conducted by Pastor Lee Stevenson and Bishop Robert Spain. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include: his wife of 70 years, Eileen Green; children Darrell Green and Jean (Bob) Coats; grandchildren Amber Green, Lucas Green and Casey Adams; three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents Ralph Walden Green, Sr. and Birtie Iola Gallaher Green and sister Fran Dispenziere. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary will be fellow retirees of the machine shop at the United Methodist Publishing House. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

Scott Alan Poley, 50

LEBANON -- Scott Poley, of Lebanon, passed away on July 29, 2011 at age 50.  Visitation for Mr. Poley was held Tuesday evening, Aug. 2 at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Interment will be in Madison, Wisconsin at Roselawn Memorial Park. A graduate of Lebanon High School, Scott was an employee of Fortune Plastics where he worked for 31 years as a factory technician. An avid fisherman, he loved the outdoors and Wilson County. 

Survivors include: son Danny, daughter Tina, sisters Pam and Michelle, and brother Greg; as well as one grandchild. He was preceded in death by parents, Kenneth, Altha and Marcia Poley. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association (1818 Patterson St, Nashville 37203, 615.340.4100). Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Estelle Turner, 83

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 3 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Turner, 83, of Mt. Juliet. The daughter of the late Charles and Maude Warren, she died Aug. 1, 2011. Visitation with the family will be 9-11 a.m. Wednesday. Services will be conducted by Chaplain Beth Causey. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: her husband Earl Turner; daughters Rita (Robin) Gipson and Terry (James) Youngblood; grandchildren Natasha (R.C.) Ford, Tiffany Shelton, Damian Grissom and Carly Gipson; along with seven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers: James Youngblood, Robin Gipson, Damian Grissom, R.C. Ford and Matthew Ford.  Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Alton "Brant" Barrett, 4

LEBANON Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 2 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Brant Barrett, 4, of Lebanon. He passed away on July 29, 2011. Services were conducted by Brother Donald Owens.  Interment followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include: mother Chasity (Derrick Cooksey) Christian, father Lee Barrett; grandmother Tonie Barrett; aunts and uncles Shane (Cheryl) Barrett, special aunt Rhonda Box, James Barrett Jr., Pamela Barrett, Chelsey Christian and Selesa Barrett; and great-aunts and great-uncles Debbie (Wayne) Brown and Michael (Terri) Murphy.  Pallbearers: Duane Turner, Shane Barrett, Derrick Cooksey and Krystle Robinson. He is preceded in death by grandfathers James Chuck Barrett and Mark Christian. Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon


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