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Obituaries

Adelle Meadows Poston, 77

LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Poston were held Monday morning, June 30 at the Highland Heights Church of Christ. Mrs. Poston, 77, of Lebanon passed away June 28, 2008, at University Medical Center.

Born January 16, 1931, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Marsh J. and Nannie Susan Brown Meadows.

She and her husband owned Poston & Poston Insurance Agency representing Union Bankers and United American. She was an antique dealer and was a member of the Highland Heights Church of Christ.

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Charles E. Green, Sr. 73

GALLATIN -- Funeral services will be Thursday, July 3 at 2 p.m. at Family Heritage Funeral Home in Sumner County for Mr. Green, 73, of Gallatin.

A native of Wilson County and a graduate of Lebanon High School, Mr. Green died Monday June 30, 2008. Mr. Green was a member of Lambuth United Methodist Church.

Visitation is will be Wednesday 4 - 8 p.m. and Thursday 12 Noon until time of funeral.

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Dorothy Johnson McKenney, 70

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, July 3 at the Sellars Funeral Home for Mrs. McKenney, 70, of Smith County.

Known as "Dot" to her family and friends, she passed away Sunday, June 29, 2008.

The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. and Thursday from 12 Noon until the funeral.

The chapel service will be conducted by Brother Doris Manning and Brother Ronnie Armistead. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

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Dustan Noble Gammon, 18

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, July 1 at First Baptist Church, Mt. Juliet for Mr. Gammon, 18, of Mt. Juliet.

A 2008 graduate of Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, he passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008 following a battle with leukemia.

A member of the baseball team at MJCA and a popular student, he was a member of the Family Worship Center.

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Jay Grooms, 44

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 7 p.m. Thursday, July 3 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Grooms, 44, of Hermitage. A graduate of DuPont High School and a resident at Palmyra Health Care, Mr. Grooms died June 29, 2008.

He had attended University of Tennessee - Knoxville and was the son of the late Jerry Mitchell Grooms and Charlene Elizabeth "Betsy" Lee Grooms.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet. Services will be conducted by Chaplain Tommy Baker.

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Lillian Mai Reynolds, 83

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, July 1 at the Ligon and Bobo Funeral Home for Miss Reynolds, 83, of Lebanon.

A native of Wilson County and the daughter of the late Green and Annie Mai Trammell Reynolds, she died June 28, 2008 at University Medical Center following a long illness.

Miss Reynolds was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a member of the Telephone Pioneers. A 1944 graduate of Lebanon High School, she worked at Sewart Air Force Base in Smyrna during World War II and afterwards at Bell Telephone for 35 years.

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Sylvia Marie Oliver, 90

LEBANON -- Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, July 1 at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens for Mrs. Oliver, 90. A former sales clerk with Fred’s Department Store, she died Saturday, June 28, 2008 at the Hartsville Medical Center.

The daughter of the late Went and Altie Rogers Dile, Mrs. Oliver was a member of the Hurricane Baptist Church.

Services were conducted by Pastor James Gordon Williams.

Survivors include: children James "Brownie" Oliver of Lebanon, Juanita (Charles) Jackson of Hartsville and Linda (Roy) Barrett of Lebanon.

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General News

Martha-Leeville parent is angry over zoning

By CONNIE ESH

A disagreement over where children from the Martha-Leeville community should attend school and who should provide transportation, led to heated words between Wilson County Board of Education Chair Teddy Cook and April Basham, a parent of some of the children involved.

Basham initially addressed her concerns to the board during the statement by citizens segment at the beginning of Monday’s meeting.

She asked that the board reconsider the zone change which divided the students in the Martha-Leeville community among three schools.

The community, which straddles Highway 109, was rezoned in April, sending some children to the new Elzie Patton Elementary, some to Rutland Elementary and some to Southside Elementary.

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Wife hires lawyer, no charges filed

By CONNIE ESH

Although Darlene Brown has hired Carthage attorney Randy Wakefield to represent her, no charges have yet been filed in the early Sunday morning death of her husband James Wesley "Jim" Brown, 46, of Big Springs Road, in Lebanon.

Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe said Tuesday "preliminary autopsy results confirm that James Brown died of massive trauma most likely inflicted by a vehicle."

Early Sunday, about 2:30 a.m., Ashe said the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office received a call that a body was laying in Big Springs Road about 200 yards from its intersection with Highway 70 East, also recognized as the Carthage Highway.

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General Sports

Kiwanis 10's rally for win

From POST staff reports

SPARTA -- Peyton McCullough’s walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh inning handed the Lebanon Kiwanis 10 year-old Little League all-stars a 7-6 victory over Gallatin Monday in the opening round of the area tournament.

Lebanon struck early for a 4-0 lead, but Gallatin slowly chipped away, tying the game at 4-4 after six.

Gallatin scored twice in the top of the seventh, but the local squad rallied for three in the bottom of the inning -- powered by McCulloch’s double.

McCullough was credited with the pitching decision in relief of starter Adam Cassetty.

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