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Tom Allen Sanders, 88
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, April 14 at Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Tom Allen Sanders, 88, of Lebanon.
A US Navy veteran of World War II and retired after 30 years with the federal government flight instructor supervisor for the US Air Force, Mr. Sanders died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at the Pavilion.
He was born May 4, 1922 in the Vesta Community to the late Irving and Carrie Hudson Sanders, he was a member of the College Hills Church of Christ. He attended Mt. Juliet High School and joined the US Navy where he was assigned to aircraft carriers, fighters, and dive bombers.
After discharge, he attended farming classes under the direction of the University of Tennessee for three years. He retired from Eglin Air Force Base at Ft. Walton Beach, FL in 1977, returning to Wilson County where he raised beef cattle.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 13, from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. until services.
Services will be conducted by Dr. Larry Locke. Interment will be in the Wilson County Memorial Park.
Survivors include: daughter Norma S. (Dr. James) Morris; sisters Hallie Tuggle and Janelle Grimland; grandchildren Dr. Melanie S. Morris (Chris Cronenwett), James W. (Jennifer) Morris III, Meredith L. Hunter, W. Nathan Hunter II and Melissa (Jason) Smith; great grandchildren Jonah Thomas Cronenwett and Maile Angelina Morris.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Sanders in preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, the late Jessie Lee Maddux.
Active pallbearers: James W. Morris III, Nathan Hunter II, Chris Cronenwett, Jason Smith, Kenneth Harris, Jerry Maddux, Landis Sanders, Dr. Morris Ferguson and Jeff Porter. Honorary: Neal Oakley, Tommy Knowles, Johnny Clark, John Freeman, Robert Dedman, Jimmy Wright and Dr. Larimore Warren.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Hearthside at Castle Heights.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.
Danny Odell Dodd, 57
WATERTOWN - Funeral services are planned for 3 p.m. Thursday, April 14 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Dodd, 57, of Watertown.
A native of Wilson County and a mechanic, he died Saturday, April 10, 2011 at his residence.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 10 a.m. until the funeral.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Ben Fuston with burial at the Jennings Cemetery.
Survivors include: wife Sharon Preston Dodd of Watertown and children Daniel Christopher (Leslie Woods) Dodd of Westmoreland, Randi Lois Dodd of Lebanon and Jessie Danielle Dodd of Nashville; grandchildren Olivia and Abby Spoon, Nevah Dodd, Todd and Chris Reeder; mother Bessie Dodd of Lebanon.
Also surviving are siblings: Deborah (Thomas) Tittle, William C. (Kay) Dodd, James (Judy) Dodd, Wayne Dodd, Darrell (Jan) Dodd, Jeff (Shelia) Dodd and Scott Dodd -- all of Wilson County; along with several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by daughter Lisa Reeder, father Henry Dodd, sisters Rebecca Dodd and Shirley Ann Estes.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown.
Mary Lou Alsup, 86
LEBANON -- A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Alsup, 86, of Nashville and formerly of Lebanon.
A member of College Street Church of Christ, as well as a former employee of TRW's Ross Gear Division, and supervisor for the gift shops in the Opryland Hotel, she died Sunday April 10, 2011 in the Bethany Health Care Center.
Visitation will be held Thursday between the hours of 4-6 p.m. with the memorial Service to follow.
Survivors include: children Harry Loyne (Karen) Alsup, Joseph “Joe” Houston Alsup, Julia Owen Alsup and Mary Jane Alsup.
Also surviving: sister Margaret (James) Craigwall; grandchildren Clayton Houston Alsup and Alexis Nicole Alsup; cousins Dorothy Williams Thompson and Louise Williams Thompson;
Mrs. Alsup is preceded in death by her biological parents, Houston & Lela Sellers Lannom, the loving couple who raised her Dueward & Floettie McKee Williams; husband Harry L. “Chick” Alsup Sr.; brother Orvie Lannom and cousin Ethel Williams Craddock.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be make in her memory to the American Cancer Society, Bill Wilkerson Speech & Hearing Center, Bethany Health Care Center, or the Ronald McDonald House.
Arrangements by Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Ed Hagerty sworn in Monday as MJ mayor

Special to The Wilson Post
MT. JULIET — Ed Hagerty was sworn in as Mayor of Mt. Juliet at the Board of Commissioners meeting Monday night.

“With Mt. Juliet, we were in danger of becoming a bedroom community of Nashville,” Hagerty said. “That’s not my vision.”

Hagerty believes that Mt. Juliet can “be a true edge city where people cannot just shop here, they can live, work, shop, play, worship, raise their family in a safe environment and now with Del Webb, have a great place to retire.”

The meeting itself was quick, lasting only 33 minutes.  “That might be a record,” Hagerty quipped after the motion to adjourn.

CU honors academic athletes

Cumberland Athletics will honor 176 student-athletes who held a 3.0 grade-point-average or above at the end of the Fall 2010 semester during a luncheon Thursday, April 14 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lebanon.

Student-athletes from Cumberland’s 16 sports will be recognized, including baseball (19), bowling (7), cheerleading (9), cycling (7), football (49), men’s basketball (6), men’s golf (3), men’s soccer (13), men’s tennis (5), softball (12), women’s basketball (6), women’s golf (4), women’s soccer (10), women’s tennis (4), volleyball (7) and wrestling (5).

Eight athletic training and two students who work within the athletic department will also be part of the group.

“We want to start a tradition of recognizing our student-athletes and their accomplishments both in the classroom and on the playing field,” said Ron Pavan, Director of Athletics. “This is a great way to honor all of these students and their academic achievements.”

Greg Appleton
Matt Burke
Jesse Coe
Justin Fann
Cody Ferrell
Troy Frazier
Brandon Goodman
Daniel Harrison
Derrick Harwood
Brandon King
Keith Kirby
Will Locante
John Malone
Logan Neal
Richie Seaton
Matthew Sedgwick
Devin Stovall
Jimmy Van Buren
Matt Vance

Lauren Adams
Ryan Cox
Shannon Judd
Brennan Page
Brandon Pannell
Kristen Sisco
Shelby Swindell

Layce Booker
Brittany Brinkley
Presli Dickerson
Amber Dodson
Jessica Heisley
Tanna Hooberry
Lillian McNeal
Carly Odil
Samantha Smith

Jeremy Chambers
Mathew Meunier
Alejandro Padilla
Geoffrey Pfeiffer
Ryan Sullivan
Jordan Taylor
Juan Torres

Dustin Allen
Clay Anderson
Beau Baker
Ty Best
Bobby Bock
Aaron Brown
Curt Bureau
Carson Clemons
Justin Cox
Nathan Davis
Daniel Dayton
Chris Eads
Matthew Efird
Matthew Green
Sam Greene
Reed Gurchiek
Michael Hagewood
Ronez Harris
Jacob Hill
Todd Holman
Brent Hughes
Isaac Hulan
Jeremy Hurford
Deonta Johnson
William Judson
Kyle Long
Broc Loveless
Corey Matyskiela
Cody McCallister
Connor McChurch
Tim McCord
Chris Miles
Ben Miller
Kolt Owenby
Eugene Pool
Mitch Reynolds
Daley Sallis
Kenny Sallis
Michael Santucci
Robert Scales
Michael Shannon
Josh Smith
Naaman Stillwell
Josh Walker
Taylor Watson
Jared White
Mason Willis
Adam Wiss
Josh Workman

Haris Batalevic
Josh Pierce
Walter Simon
Kyle Upton
Terry Williams
Adrian Williamson

Christian Spicer
Dustin Thomas
Paul Vaughan

Robert Als
Zack Batty
Robert Boyd
Eckton Chinyanga
Eric Clark
Nathan Gibson
Neil Howard
Gubby John-Williams
Austin Martin
Seth Obermeyer
Daniel Ramsey
Matthew Shattuck
Bradley Williams

Devin Crotzer
Jeremy Fleming
Pedro Rodrigues
Evan Sanna
Shawn Schaefer

Tonya Barlow
Victoria Bennett
Allison Blackwood
Autumn Collins
Caity Gray
Megan Lavery
Christina Manis
Courtney Maynard
Taylor McDaniel
Sarah Murray
Nicole Swann
Courtney White

Tamara Gonzalez
Samantha Harper
Stefanía Ibague
Kristi Landers
Madison Pavan
Angie Wells

Allyson Agee
Sarah Beth Foote
K.C. McGinley
Kayla Smith

Cierra Boots
Mandie Crispin
Helena Dimantas Farias
Brittanie Jackson
Katie Ongaro
Simone Quinn
Candice Ray
Morgan Shaffer
Hanna Sparks
Michelle Ward

Larissa Akari Miura
Amber Johnson
Tais Lacerda Bezerra
Anita Rácz

Samantha Bellar
Lauren Carter
Mackenzie Gass
Meghan Gass
Jaclyn Jordan
Jessica Gericke
Angelyn Stanton

Joshua Chappa
Zeke Hunt
Adam Myers
Andy Shoultz
Matthew Stanfield

Tara Crawford
Aaron Tomlinson

Matt Cherry
Kayla Howell
Lauren Hulsey
Kelli Johnson
Chelsey Mathias
Kaydy McIntosh
Randy Moss
Becky Porter

Run, Sally run!

*Hats off to Sally Geis Smart, winner of the women's division in Saturday's third annual Roar Run to benefit the PE programs / equipment at Byars Dowdy Elementary.

Sally, who reportedly hasn't trained in quite a while, is a mother of four and the wife of local pastor Matt Smart. She ran a 24:33.

And by the way, Sally is considered by many as the greatest female distance runner in the history of Baylor University. She was inducted into the Baylor Sports Hall of Fame back in 2008 and still holds a record or two in Waco.

$$$ offered in business thefts


Wilson County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for recent thefts from B.J.’s Trailer Sales.

An unknown person, or persons, broke into the business located on Highway 109 sometime on March 17 and took three trailers. They included a 20-foot black enclosed trailer, a 12-foot white enclosed trailer and a 10-foot trailer.

Sometime during the nighttime hours of Feb. 3 and Feb. 4, an unknown person, or persons, broke into a Coke machine at B.J.’s and removed the money that was inside the drink machine.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes or any other felony crimes should contact the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 444-1459 or the Wilson County Crime Stoppers at 444-JAIL (444-5245). Callers will remain anonymous.

CU again sweeps TranSouth honors

Cumberland’s Mike Mandarino and Will Locante were named the TranSouth Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, on Monday after helping the Bulldogs win all five of its games last week, including a conference sweep at Bethel University.

Locante tossed a three-hit shutout with a career-high 13 strikeouts in the second game of Friday's doubleheader at Bethel, walking one and allowing just five total baserunners. The lefthander now has four double-digit strikeout performances this season, all in seven-inning games, and he leads the TranSouth Conference with 67 strikeouts.

The Memphis native also tossed 1.2 scoreless innings Tuesday against Lindsey Wilson after missing his previous weekend start because of an infection in his foot. Against LWC he allowed one hit and struck out three in a game the Bulldogs won 9-8 in 13 innings. For the season Locante is 4-2 with 3.17 ERA in 48.1 innings of work and opponents are batting just .221. It is Locante’s first Pitcher of the Week award this season.

Mandarino batted .522 (12-for-23) in five games, collecting multiple hits in all five outings and scoring six runs. He added two doubles, three home runs and eight RBIs. It is Mandarino’s second Player of the Week honor after garnering the accolade on February 28 as well.

The junior was 3-for-7 with two doubles, one RBI and two runs scored in a 13-inning victory over Lindsey Wilson and collected three more hits with a home run and three RBIs at Campbellsville on Wednesday. He plated a run with each of his hits at Campbellsville with a solo homer and a pair of run-scoring singles.

In the weekend series against Bethel he was 6-for-12 with two homers and four RBIs, including the game-winning solo home run for a 1-0 victory in the second game of Friday's doubleheader. His two-run shot in the first inning of the opener gave the Bulldogs an early lead in a 5-2 victory.

For the season Mandarino is batting .336 and leads the Bulldogs with 12 doubles and 40 RBIs. He is also tied for the team lead with 10 home runs.

Cumberland has now swept the TranSouth Player and Pitcher of the Week awards three times in the last four weeks and four times in the last seven weeks this season.

Cumberland plays at Georgetown College at 2:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday and hosts Martin Methodist in a three-game TranSouth series this weekend at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.

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Hear stories of the man behind Barney Fife

Karen Knotts shares her life with TV star dad  

Special to The Wilson Post
The way Karen Knotts, daughter of the late, great comedian Don Knotts, sees it, her growing up years in Los Angeles were Mayberry-like in many ways. More importantly, she said, the man who created Deputy Barney Fife was “a great father.”

Knotts, 57, shares details about her life with the actor, famous for his role on “The Andy Griffith Show,” in her 75-minute production, “Tied Up in Knotts,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Central Magnet School (701 E. Main Street, Murfreesboro).

“The show is about my relationship with my dad, which was pretty extraordinary,” Knotts said during a phone interview this past week from her home in L.A. “It may be hard to believe, but he was funniest when just being himself. I try to relay to people the person Don Knotts was and all the different facets of his life. People are so interested in the comedic genius. I try to shed some light on that. I try to show what made him tick.

The hideout

Did you ever have a favorite place to hide? As a child we often had hideouts that were probably inspired by the Cowboys and gangster movies that were prevalent on early TV shows. The train robbers would always go to their secret place in a canyon where no one could find them.

G.W. Syler, 68
LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mr. George Wilburn “G. W.” Syler are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, April 8 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Father Michael O’Bryan officiating.
Interment will follow at the Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Visitation after 11:30 a.m. Friday at Ligon & Bobo.
Mr. Syler, age 68, of Lebanon passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. He was a carpenter.
Born August 19, 1942, in Franklin County, he was the son of the late George Wilburn and Coy Frances Hargrave Syler Sr.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Brown; and six brothers, John Edward Syler, Marvin Syler, Dudley Ray Syler, Joe Villard Syler, Larry Allen Syler and Randy Paul Syler.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Donna Grantham Syler; children Chris Wilburn (Rene’) Syler of Lebanon; Julie Coy (Mike) Melson of Manchester; Tisha Marks and Crissy (John) Tucker -- all of Mt. Juliet; grandchildren Jymmy Anderson, Vincent Syler, Brooke Renee Fisk, Brittany Lea Fisk, Cody Alan Marks, Dylan Colt Marks and Erin Frances Tucker; great grandchildren Sage Nyenhuis & Natalie Anderson; sisters Bettie (Frank) Stratton of Nashville, Linda Grant and Shelia (Juke) Ashley -- all of Winchester; brothers Bobby Glenn (Mary) Syler of Mt. Juliet, Dexter Stephen (Barbara) Syler of Old Hickory and Tony Wayne Syler of Franklin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers: Shaw Grantham, Vince Syler, Richard Syler, Mike Melson, Chris Syler, and Lynn Grantham.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.
Charles L. Hale, 84
LEBANON -- Funeral services have been set for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Hale, 84, of Lebanon.
Retired from United Methodist Publishing House & Ambrose Printing, Mr. Hale passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at his residence.
Mr. Hale was a member of the Church of Christ, a U.S. Navy veteran (Seaman 1St Class). He received a Victory Metal while serving on the USS Fanshaw Bay in the Asiatic Pacific, and was a member of the VFW and American Legion.
Visitation Friday, April 8 between the hours of 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. until the funeral.
Services will be conducted by Brother Joe Widick and Brother Howell Todd. Interment will follow at Brush Creek Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: daughters Brenda (Darrell) Johnson of Gordonsville and Shirley (Mike “Road”) Ruis of Lebanon; stepson Lee Roy (Sandi) Squires of Sevierville; sister Barbara Martin of White Bluff; seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, as well as several nephews, nieces, and lifelong brothers and sisters in Christ.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leslie M. and Minnie Martin Hale; wife Geneva Claudean "Dean" Winfree Hale; sister Helen Fergueson and brother Frank Hale.
Active pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary: Paul Brown, Sam Forbes, Doug Garrison, Thomas Roland and Dayton Jamison.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Mr. Hale’s memory to the Odyssey Hospice, 1400 Donelson Pike, Suite B-5, Nashville, 37217.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.
Rosemary Harrington Jones, 62
LEBANON -- Rosemary Jones, 62, of Carthage, passed away on April 6, 2011.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon Sunday, April 10 from 11 a.m. until the 3 p.m. services -- which will be conducted by Reverend Danny Sellars.
Survivors include children: Shanta Jones, Bobby Jones, Michael Jones and Chris Morgan; mother Emma Harrington; grandchildren Alicia Carter, Austin Jones, Dylan Castro, Dallas Jones and Kalee Castro; siblings Margaret (Kenneth) Shelton, Larry (Linda) Harrington, Catherine (John) Hawkins, Peggy (Harry) Williams and Timmy Harrington; uncle Johnny Anglad; special nephew Matthew Bruner; other special nieces and nephews; special friends Nadine Kinnard Kay Bunch, and Roger McCormick.
She is preceded in death by daughter Kimberly Dawn Jones, father Lawrence Harrington, niece Christina Shelton, and special friends Terry Cravens and Jean Bond.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.
MJ man jailed for 4th DUI

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
Lebanon Police arrested a Mt. Juliet resident for allegedly driving under the influence Thursday after his truck hit another vehicle at the intersection of Baddour Parkway and Hartmann Drive in Lebanon.

Lebanon Police Officer Steve Green said that around 12:30 p.m., Brian Ashley Morgan, 35, the driver of a 1996 Chevy box truck, was traveling westbound on Baddour Parkway when he attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Hartmann Drive, failing to yield in the process.

Morgan turned into the path of an oncoming 1993 Nissan Maxima driven by Roberta L. Ruiz. Her car struck the back end of Morgan’s truck causing considerable damage to the front of the Maxima and causing minor injuries to Ruiz.

Wellness Expo set April 16th

Everyone is invited to join Lebanon Dialysis Clinic Inc. and the Meharry Medical College’s Clinical Research team for a Health & Wellness Expo from 8 a.m. until noon, Saturday, April 16, at Second Baptist Church, 323 West Adams Street, Lebanon.

Health education, maintenance of existing disease and free health screenings will be available.

According to officials at Lebanon DCI, 26 million Americans have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and millions of others are at risk and don’t know it. CKD is a silent killer. People with diabetes or high blood pressure are at the greatest risk. Early detection can prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure.

Lebanon DCI officials said they want to help you understand this disease, how it may be prevented and how you can get help. For more information, call 444-7955 or visit

CU leaving TranSouth; returning to Mid-South

From Post staff reports
Cumberland University officials announced plans Thursday afternoon to leave the TranSouth Athletic Conference and return to the Mid-South Conference beginning with the 2012-13 academic year.

Dr. Harvill Eaton, President of the University, said the decision to move its membership was based on several factors including the Mid-South Conference mission and a strong and shared commitment to academic excellence among its member institutions.

“Cumberland University has enjoyed a good relationship with the member schools of the TranSouth Conference, but this move will bring continuity to our athletic programs as well as students and fans,” said Dr. Eaton.

An azalea morning

There was a huge gap between the smell of azaleas in Lower Alabama and the crisp, cool air of the rising thermals as the sun warmed the mountains. Six years. A six years filled with heat, sand, cold, and wind…always the wind. And often, excessively often, the sound of gunfire and mortars and choppers and bombs.

And screams.

Should TN legalize commercial farming of whitetail?

That is a question before Tennessee state legislators. Introduced by Rep. Frank Niceley (R) Knoxville, HB 1112 would make it legal to raise and import whitetail deer into Tennessee for commercial purposes.

Let me make it simple for you. What this bill would do is allow Tennessee residents to enclose deer in pens and raise them as they would cattle and then sell the live animals, the body parts for food consumption, allow the killing of them by individuals and sell the various by products.

What did you do over Spring Break?

Wilson Living Magazine
For the first time in many years, we decided to stay home during Spring Break. To which our children responded …

“We never get to go anywhere. Our life is horrible. Why do you hate us?”

Matt Damon dropped out of Harvard

Dear Ken: Can you provide a bit of background on Matt Damon?

The actor, 40, was born in Cambridge, Mass., where his mother was an early childhood education professor and his dad was a stockbroker. One of his childhood friends was Ben Affleck. Damon entered Harvard as an English major in 1988 but dropped out before graduating after he co-starred in the movie Geronimo: An American Legend in 1992. He had also worked in Mystic Pizza, Rising Sun and School Ties. It was 1997’s Good Will Hunting, which he wrote with Affleck, that turned him into a star and also won him and his pal Oscars for best screenplay. The Boston Red Sox fan is a serious poker player.

Our Feathered Friends - April 6

Now is the time for our Purple Martins to start making their way here. Just like the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds making their way north in time with the blooming of the nectar producing flowers, so does the Purple Martins move forward with the hatching of the insects that provide them food. I am hoping that maybe this year I will get that first family of Purple Martins.

Back on the 19th of March, I did a talk on this insect eating machine, the Purple Martin, at Garr’s Rental and Feed. One of the first things to do as you prepare to place out a Martin condo is to ask yourself a question. Can I, will I, be able to put forth the time and effort that goes into attracting Martins?

This is not a few years involvement, but you should consider it a lifetime of work to do it right. Most of the Martin condos that I find around Wilson County have been neglected for many years past and have been taken over by House Sparrows or Starlings. Do you have the heart to evict a family of birds that really have no business of being here in the United States in the first place? It took me a few years to get used to doing that very thing when it came to my Bluebirds.


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