LEBANON -- Mr. Henley passed away Monday, January 19, 2009 at age 86. He was a member of the Leeville United Methodist Church and a veteran of the US Navy.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon Wednesday, January 21 between the hours of 2-8 p.m. and on Thursday from 11 a.m. until service.
The chapel service will conducted by Reverend Larry Pedigo and is set for 2 p.m. Thursday, January 22. Interment in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers: Bruce Henley, Kyle Harper, Chuck Henley, Harry Henley, Shon Wampler, Jason Wampler, Ben and A.J. Pettit and Steve Chapman.
Survivors include sons J.D. (Betty) Henley and Reed (Kathy) Henley -- all of Lebanon; brother DeeDell Henley; sister Marietta (Bill) White; grandchildren Dana Lynn (Steve) Chapman, Charles Reed (Stephanie) Henley, Bruce Henley, Kyle Harper, James and Kenneth Stewart, Shon and Jason Wampler; and great-grandchildren: Chance, Ben, and A.J. Pettit, Tucker Chapman, Eden Henley and Major Henley.
He is preceded in death by wife Lucille Henley, parents Obie "Dutch" and Velma Neal Henley, sister Ruth Summers, and brothers Vernie B. and Robbie Henley.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 6 p.m. Friday, January 23 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Hawks, 71, of Mt. Juliet.
A member of the Elks Lodge, the Moose Lodge and the American Legion, he died Saturday, January 17, 2009. Mr. Hawks was the son of the late Joseph Thomas Hawks, Sr. and Dana Jesse Hawks.
Visitation 4-6 p.m. Friday Services will be conducted by Pastor David Smith and Pastor Rick Roberts.
Survivors include: wife Willie D. Hawks; children Hank Rogers, Bryce Hawks, Tisa Chapman, Teri Rogers Gray and Renee Hawks. Also surviving are siblings Joseph Hawks, Regina Dalton, Kay Davis and Fay Gilder; grandchildren Jessica Drake, Calif Chapman, Jordon Rogers, Sarah Hawks, Luke Gray, Landon Chapman, Jackson Rogers and Taylor Gray.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hawks was also preceded in death by his brother Claude Hawks.
The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, c/o Betty Adams, 14270 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet, 37122.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, January 21 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. McDaniel, 94, of Mt. Juliet.
Retired from the State of Tennessee as a supervisor at Clover Bottom, she died January 18, 2009. Mrs. McDaniel was a member of Mt. Juliet Church of Christ and the Mt. Juliet Senior Citizens Center.
Services were conducted by Brother David Shannon. Interment followed at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: children Vivian McDaniel Comer, Patricia Kyle (Thomas) Vance, Judy Caroline Richardson and Robert Ray (Annette) McDaniel; grandchildren Mike Comer, David Comer, Tammy Rather, Denise Massey, Brian Vance, Jeffrey Vance, Renee Willette, Jason McDaniel, Kellie Forgery and Keri Richardson; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great, great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by husband Kelly Beecher McDaniel; son Kelly B. Mc Daniel; daughter Louise McDaniel; brother Donald Mayberry and great great-granddaughter Hailey Jade Comer.
Grandsons Mike, David, Brian, Jeffrey, Jason, Martin, Scott and Eddy served as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post
The Rev. Vincent Windrow told a crowd of about 210 this past Sunday afternoon that while Martin Luther King Jr. articulated the dream of equality for all, he wasn’t the first to dream it.
“Millions dreamed it before him, millions who desired to breathe free. Millions on slave ships dreamed of freedom,” he said.
During his speech at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Task Force of Wilson County Scholarship program, he added that while the inauguration of the first black U.S. President was a wonder that took the ceiling from above black children’s dreams, it was not the fulfillment of King’s dream.
“It will only be fulfilled when everyone is living the dream,” he said. “We need to stand tall, with our chest out and our head high, not defined by yesterday, but defined by who God is and who’s we are.”
Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead also got a few cheers when he read a proclamation from the City of Lebanon.
It said in part, “This is a day for love not hate, a day for understanding, a day for peace not war, all over the world, if only for one day. A day to prove peace is not a dream, but a real possibility, if only for one day.”
He then proclaimed Jan. 20, 2009 as Martin Luther King Day in Lebanon.
By ANNE DONNELL
Would you mind telling me what p’s and q’s are in the saying, “Mind your p’s and q’s”? Do you also know the story behind naming the Southern states “Dixie”? I have some other questions, but I’ll get back to you. Thanks,
- A Curious Cat
By Dr. CHRIS G. CORLEY
Tuesday morning I awoke with a sense of urgency. The alarm sounded a little before five o’clock and as most mornings, I considered hitting the snooze button. Something hit me, a voice rang loud, “Yes We Can.” This day is a new day in American history, the swearing-in of the 44th President of the United States, a man with a scary name, who has inspired millions with such a simple phrase as “Yes We Can.”
By TOMI L. WILEY
Special to The Wilson Post
MT. JULIET -- Wilson County Commission’s Ethics Committee members will meet next Monday to discuss an ethics complaint filed by Mt. Juliet city leaders and employees in the wake of their personal information being accessed by a Mt. Juliet resident and representative.
From Post staff reports
A group charged with selecting a replacement to fill the position left vacant by the death of Judge J.O. Bond in December will meet in Lebanon at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10 in the John W. Musice Judicial Building, 115 E. High Street.
The Judicial Selection Commission will choose from among three candidates to fill the unexpired position of 15th Judicial District Criminal Court Judge. Bond died after suffering a stroke on Dec. 31, 2008. He was re-elected to another eight-year term as judge in 2006.
In an effort to educate and inform the community, the City of Lebanon, in partner with the Lebanon Police Department, provides its residents and business owners a voluntary police academy.
The six-week program entails lectures, presentations, as well as hands-on activities to teach and inform its participants the many facets of law enforcement and introduce the police department that serves them. This stimulating and informative program will give each enrollee a better sense of the Lebanon Police Department and the issues concerning everyday operations. Citizens will also have a better understanding of their role in the Community Oriented Policing philosophy.
By SAM HATCHER and JOHN B. BRYAN
The Wilson Post
“I’m elated and excited,” were the first words from a 70-year-old African American yesterday when she was contacted by telephone by The Wilson Post.
Her emotional words burst through the telephone receiver immediately after “Good morning Mary. How are you?”
Mary Harris, a longtime leader in Lebanon’s African American community, made it clear that the inauguration of President Barack Obama was a very important event in her life.
By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post
The City of Lebanon has been fined at least $10,200 in an order from the state Division of Water which says the city failed to comply with state water quality regulations.
And the fine could include an additional $15,000 if the city fails to “show good faith” in complying with those requirements in the future, said Sherwin Smith of the Division of Water.
COMMANDERS WIN 13th STRAIGHT
MT. JULIET -- Friendship Christian easily handled Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Tuesday in a District 8A basketball doubleheader.
The Lady Commanders sped to an early 17-5 lead en route to a 73-34 decision in the opener.
Four FCS players reached double figures, including: Carly Warmath with 18, Katy Vaughan with 15, Andi Morrisett with 13 and Lacey Farmer added 10. The Lady Commanders improved to 6-1 in the district and 11-6 overall.
MJCA was led by Sarah Worden with 16, including a pair of 3-pointers. Paige Hudson also hit two 3-pointers and finished with seven points. The Lady Saints dropped to 0-7 in league play, 7-11 overall.
In Tuesday’s nightcap, the Commanders won for the 13th consecutive time, running past MJCA 79-63. FCS coach Matt Bradshaw cleared his bench with 4:40 left in the game as his team had mounted a 72-41 advantage.
Lee Maasen had 31 for the winners while Parker Teeter added 19 and Isaac Wilson chipped in with 10.
The Saints kept up a steady barrage of 3-pointers as Grant Keen (19 points) and T.J. Roberts (14) each fired in four long-range shots. Ninth grader Drew Hutchison added 14.
Friendship (16-2 overall, 7-0 in District 8A) will host Clay County Friday at 6 p.m. while MJCA (6-10, 0-7) will entertain Webb School from Bell Buckle Friday night.
CAVS RALLY FROM 14 DOWN
Lebanon’s Blue Devils saw a 14-point second half lead evaporate Tuesday night in a 90-87 loss to Cookeville at Campbell Brandon Gymnasium. LHS fell to 3-3 in District 7AAA and 9-7 overall.
Mitchell Hill drilled a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Cavs (16-6) to the victory.
Blue Devil senior Xavier Smith led all scorers with 31, including three 3-pointers. Casey Nunley added 16, Robert Crudup had 14 and Brent Morris 11.
Cookeville was led by Judah Akers with 22 -- including four 3-pointers.
The Lady Cavs improved to 15-6 overall with a 51-35 win over Lebanon in Tuesday’s opener.
Cookeville clamped down on LHS senior Icelyn Elie, holding the MTSU signee to just eight points. Marissa Jennings led Lebanon with 16 points and McKenzie Lamberson added six.
Lebanon, now 5-10 overall & 2-5 in District 7AAA play, will host Oakland Friday, Jan. 23.