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Obituaries

Clara Ruth Underwood, 56

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, March 6 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Ms. Underwood, 56, of Mt. Juliet.

A member of Friendship Baptist Church, she passed away Monday, March 2, 2009 at Nashville’s St. Thomas Hospital.

Services will be conducted by Brother Kenny Layne and Brother Ray Pledger. Burial will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Survivors include: mother and step-father Clara (John R.) Sutton; sisters Bobbie (George) Swift and Patricia (Ricky) Goins; brothers Roger (Julie) Underwood and Robert (Judy) Underwood.

Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Chris and Barry Eubank, Shana Shaffin, Paige Goins, Triba Swift, Alex, Amy, Brian and Jordan Underwood.

She is preceded in death by grandparents Frank and Mary Underwood; Bill and Goldie Bennett.

Active pallbearers: Chris and Barry Eubank, Charlie Hendrix, Casey and Charles Harper, and Visuit Saeaung. Honorary pallbearer: Tiny "Ronald" Underwood.

Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.

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Claudine Prowell, 82

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7 at the First Presbyterian Church for Ms. Prowell, 82, of Lebanon. Known as "Pottsie" to her family and friends, she passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at University Medical Center.

Ms. Prowell was a claims adjuster for the State of Tennessee , an avid gardener as well as a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she worked as a secretary and later served as organist for 41 years.

Visitation Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.

Services will be conducted by Dr. Jim Choomack and Dr. John Cheetham. Interment will be at the Wilson County Memorial Park.

Survivors include: niece Melissa Prowell; great nephews Emanuel Luke and Clifton P. Sepulveda and special friend Jack Howard.

She is preceded in death by parents Claude C. and Hester Lewis Prowell; brother Claude C. Prowell, Jr. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be directed to the charity of your choice.  Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers, the choir of First Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.

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William David Tinsley, 47

LEBANON -- David Tinsley, 47, of Lebanon, passed away on March 4, 2009.

A private memorial service will be held in Kentucky.

Survivors include mother Canelia M. Tinsley of Lebanon; sister Tammy and (John) Miles; niece Breanne Miles and nephew Sheldon Miles – all of Newport News, VA.

He is preceded in death by brother Wesley Tinsley.

Local arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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General Lifestyle

FCS partners with local jewelry firm at benefit dinner

Join the families of Friendship Christian School for a taste of Italy on Saturday, March 7 at 6 p.m. 

The dinner, benefiting the FCS Annual Fund, also features a unique partnership with a local jewelry company. Professional jewelers will examine gold and silver jewelry on the spot and make a purchase offer to each attendee. If they choose to sell, the attendee gets paid immediately for their gold and then the jewelry company donates 20 percent of their total event purchase to FCS. 

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Column

Does it make good sense to chase park away before all facts are in?

By SAM HATCHER
          
Imagine this.

There are three curtains on stage and you get to pick only one in order to receive the merchandise behind it.

You have the advantage of knowing today what’s behind two of the curtains. Behind the first curtain is a state-of-the-arc vacuum cleaner and behind the second is a top-of-the-line dishwasher.

However, you don’t know today what’s behind the third curtain but you do know that it has the possibility of being worth millions of dollars.

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Guest Column

Dr. Bone gets immersed in mission work

By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.

Well, not literally in water, but in the mission effort.

During a two-week stay in Africa at the Nigerian Christian Hospital, Dr. Bone and his coworkers Dr. Henry Farrar, Dr. George Robertson and Don Thompson from Nashville performed more than 60 surgical cases in this Third World facility. The types of procedures performed ranged from routine hernias sometimes called ruptures, to resection of malignancies. Especially rewarding to Dr. Farrar were the results of cleft lip cases he did on young children and one 50-year-old man.

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General News

Fox: Put Bible Park near Superspeedway

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

The next round in the fight for the Bible Park may involve attempting to move the site out of Lebanon and into the county.

Former Lebanon Mayor Don Fox met with Wilson County Mayor Robert Dedman and County Attorney Mike Jennings to discuss the issue on Wednesday, Dedman said.

He said Fox discussed the park and said it could possibly be relocated to a site on State Route 840 near the Superspeedway.

“I told him I think the County Commission is going to want answers to the same questions the City Council is asking,” Dedman said. “I think it will have a hard time passing without financials.”

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Gang suspects busted

From Post staff reports

A major drug and gang operation was concluded and closed this week, said Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe and Lebanon Commissioner of Safety Billy Weeks, and two persons, brothers, were arrested.

Brothers Marlon and James Waters were arrested on narcotics related charges stemming from four search warrants executed by the Lebanon Police and Wilson County Sheriff’s Departments.

A news release from Ashe and Weeks said that for the past year, the LPD and WCSD have been flooded with complaints from local residents and business owners concerning alleged narcotics trafficking occurring at the apartments located behind the car wash at 419 East Main Street in Lebanon.

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Heart for Israel at Fairview Church

By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post

Fairview Church in Lebanon wants to offer people in Wilson County hope and rest in a time of trouble so it’s sponsoring a Heart for Israel Conference this weekend called “The Lion Roars from Zion,” and more than 800 people are expected to attend.

Set to appear at Fairview are former University of Colorado football coach and Promise Keepers founder Bill McCartney, among others.

“Our church has always had a heart for Israel,” said organizer Paula Renfro.

So when the pastor of the church, Michael Christian, suggested flying an Israeli flag, the congregation agreed, she said.

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Mikayla new March of Dimes Ambassdor

From Post staff reports

A baby who might not have lived if March of Dimes hadn’t been able to help is this years Ambassador child for Wilson County.

Her parents, Leshia and Mike Scheetz, told the amazing story with their daughter, Mikayla, at the March of Dimes kickoff event at Dell recently.

“Having the March for Babies Walk on April 25th this year means more than just any other day to us,” said her mother. “It was this day in 2007 we welcomed our daughter, Mikayla Leigh.”

She told the group that Mikayla was born full term, 39 weeks, but weighed only 4 pounds, 2 ounces.

“But it’s five months earlier that our story begins. After having my 20-week ultrasound, I received a phone call stating that something was not quite right,” Leshia said.

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Time to spring forward

From Post staff reports

Maybe you realized it, and maybe you didn’t, but it is time to spring forward this weekend.

That’s right, before you retire for the evening on Saturday, be sure to move your clock(s) one hour ahead as daylight saving time takes effect at 2 a.m., Sunday.

On the positive side, the change means it will stay daylight longer so you’ll have time to do things perhaps around your house when you get home from work. On the negative side, the change means we all lose an hour of sleep.

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General Sports

Lady 'Dogs fall to FHU

SEASON ENDS FOR CU WOMEN

HENDERSON -- No. 5-ranked Freed-Hardeman eliminated Cumberland 68-54 Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the TranSouth Women’s basketball tournament.

The Lady Lions went on a 15-2 second half run to break open a close game.

Cumberland (8-23) closed within 43-37 with 11:42 remaining in the contest after an Angie Wells bucket, but the Bulldogs failed to score a field goal for the next six minutes.

Freed-Hardeman took full advantage, running off a 15-2 spurt that essentially put the game away.

CU committed four turnovers and missed seven field goals during the stretch, with two free throws from Simone Ryan the only points.

In her final game as a Bulldog and playing with a fractured left (non-shooting) hand, senior Chaquaila Gaten scored 12 points, as did Tamara Gonzalez, while Ryan grabbed 10 rebounds.

Cumberland trailed 31-20 at halftime after hitting just 27 percent from the field and committing 12 turnovers.

A basket from Bona Ogada and 3-pointers by Gaten and Gonzalez helped the Bulldogs close within six, but the costly dryspell doomed CU in the end.

Whitney Johnson netted a game-high 19 points for FHU and also recorded eight rebounds, while Meribeth Boehler had 16 points and Jana Cross posted 12.

The Bulldogs scored the first six points of the game with a pair of 3-pointers from Gaten, but the Lady Lions answered with 15 consecutive points over the next six minutes.

Johnson netted five points and Cross and Boehler each posted four.

Wells ended the run at 12:47 for the Bulldogs, but FHU extended the lead to 21-8 over the next three minutes.

The Lady Lions led by as many as 18 in the period, but CU closed the half with a 9-2 spurt over the final four minutes, with Gonzalez, Gaten, Wells, Ryan and Keshia Brown all contributing.

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