WATERTOWN – Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, May 5 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Word, 100, of Lebanon. Born in the Statesville Community, she died May 2, 2009 at Mt. Juliet Health Care. She was the daughter of the late Joe and Eliza Jane Mabe Hayes.
Services were conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Bowen. Burial was at the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lebanon.
Survivors include: children Ethelyne Farris of Detroit, Michigan, Norma Jean (William) Armstrong of Lebanon, Willie (Karen) Word of Harriman and Richard (Cynthia) Word of Mt. Juliet; 18 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and 37 great, great grandchildren; and sister Annie Wilson of Lincoln Park, Michigan.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Ollie Word, daughter Jeanette Graves, sisters Ava Burgess, Ova Stoner and Emie Hadley; brothers Orbie, Herbert and Albert Hayes.
Grandsons served as pallbearers. Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, was in charge of arrangements.
WATERTOWN – Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, May 8 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Robinson, 81, of Lebanon.
Born in Putnam County to the late Anthony and Levora Bennett Whitehead, she died Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at the University Medical Center, Lebanon. Retired from Mariner Health Care, she was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends prior to the service Friday. Services will be conducted by Rev. Glenn Denton. Burial will follow at the Poplar Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include: daughter Mildred (Fred) Chaffin of Lebanon and son Clifford (Carolyn) Carr of Wilson, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters Dean Chaffin of Chestnut Mound and Emma Jean Anderson of Baxter.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Robinson is preceded in death by her husband, Allen M. Robinson, Jr., and siblings Sam, Virgil and Cleo Whitehead, Viola Ramsey and Alice Abney.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, is in charge of arrangements.
By CONNIE ESH
The Wilson Post
When letter carriers volunteer to carry extra packages it’s for a good cause.
Many Wilson County residents are not sure where their next meal will come from. That is especially true since the Help Centers’ food shelves are becoming increasingly empty.
But the annual Letter Carriers Food Drive this Saturday will help restock those shelves. May 9 is a day when many Americans stop to think about hunger, thanks to the letter carriers.
Everyone can help. All the food collected in the county will stay here and will go to the Wilson County Help Centers. If everyone takes the grocery bag the carriers leave in their mailboxes, (or just a regular grocery bag) and fills it with non-perishable foods, like canned goods, cereal, crackers and peanut butter; the food drive can restock the Help Centers shelves so hungry Wilson Countians can eat.
Set the bag beside your mail box before your letter carrier passes your house on Saturday, and say a prayer of thanks that you and your family have enough to eat.
If everyone helps, everyone can eat.
Staff Writer Connie Esh may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.