LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, August 1 at the St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church for Mr. Deffendall, 82, of Lebanon. A US Army veteran of World War II, he died July 30, 2009.
A former employee of Texs Eastern, he was an active member of the Wilson County Republican Party.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon Friday, July 31, between the hours of 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. until the service at the church.
Services will be conducted by Reverend Michael O’Bryan with interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery immediately following the service.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years Alice Welk Deffendall; children Joyce (Terry) Stafford, Danny (Prissy) Deffendall, Jim (Carmen) Caitlan, Mark (Patti) Deffendall, Kelly (Kristy) Deffendall and Bill (Martha) Deffendall.
Also surviving are grandchildren: Cory (Kellie) Deffendall, Lindsay (Jeremy) Mosley, David Deffendall, Jennifer (Jim) Stroud, Brianna Caitlan, Sharon Huppenthal, Jon Trusty, Joanna Trusty, Patrick Deffendall, Jessie Deffendall, Will, Gabe and Madeline Deffendall; great-grandchildren: Mackenzie Sewell, Sophie Mosley and Lydia Deffendall.
Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers: Ann Tomlinson, Mike Trusty, George Lowery, Eddie Testamand, Jerry Phares, Bud Grubbs, Red Goodman and Larry Stone.
He is preceded in death by parents Otis and Elizabeth Biggs Deffendall, three brothers and one sister.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, 38105, 1-800-805-5856)
Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.
By Norma Bixler
As a weekly newspaper editor many moons ago before moving to Lebanon in 1974, the newspaper I was associated with, like most weeklies in those days, reserved space each week for communities to report on the ‘comings and goings’of the folks who lived there. In reporting an event of their community, correspondents would always conclude their columns by saying, “And, a good time was had by all.”
I used to chuckle at this pronouncement wondering if the writer did a poll in order to make this claim.
Well, folks that is just what happened July 17 at the Mature Lifestyles Senior Boomer Extravaganza’s Purity Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social held at the Gallatin Civic Center...”A good time WAS had by ALL!
Traditionally my family gathers at my house on the weekend before Labor Day to have a picnic. In 1991 we had a line of three Port-a-Cribs sitting rail to rail on the patio! In them were Nathaniel DeJarnatt Partee (son of Al) age 12 months; Robert Padgett Partee II (son of Robert) age 6 months; and last and pretty much least was Jo Ellen Thompson (daughter of Peggy Jo) age 4 months.
To the Editor:
I am writing in response to the op-ed in the Wednesday, July 29 edition of The Wilson Post titled "Medical Care Issue too complicated for Obama" by George Robertson, M.D.
To the Editor:
The county commissioners are elected by the people of Wilson County to make tough decisions like whether to raise the wheel tax to fund a new Lebanon High School and to buy land for a future Watertown High School. The commissioners voting for a referendum seems like an easy way out for them to not be blamed for having to raise taxes or voting against the funding.
From Post staff reports
At the invitation of the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce some 47 local businesses will participate next week in a promotion to showcase local retail.
The event, to be held at Lebanon’s Prime Outlets mall, is hosted by the Chamber in celebration of tax-free Friday.
From Post staff reports
Joe Bond, a life-long Lebanon resident and political newcomer, is exploring the possibility of seeking the District 17 Senate seat that will be vacated by Sen. Mae Beavers, a candidate for Wilson County Mayor.
Bond, the son of long-time Wilson County Criminal Court Judge J.O. Bond who died late last year after an extended illness, said recently he has been approached by several political allies about his intentions in next year’s Senate race. Bond, a former mortgage banker, is employed by Johnson Controls as an Energy Consultant, would run on the Democratic ticket.
By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post
Although there is unemployment here, the June figure released recently by the state labor department was 9.6 percent, Wilson County has not seen large layoffs by employers in recent months.
G.C. Hixson, executive director of the Joint Economic & Community Development Board, said that Wilson County is better off than other counties because of the different types of businesses here, especially the manufacturing companies.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- Lebanon’s favorite major leaguer Jeff Bennett called getting signed by the defending American League champion Tampa Bay Rays both a blessing and an opportunity for a fresh start.
And what the Rays believe they have in Bennett, 29, is a fresh look in the bullpen, a workhorse who will likely take on a middle relief role, a slider-sinker-style pitcher who can reach 93 mph and induce ground balls.
That’s what Rays manager Joe Maddon had heard. And it’s also what he saw Saturday in Bennett’s Rays debut, when he struck out two and gave up a hit in the ninth in the 7-1 win against the Royals.
"Good stuff, just as advertised," Maddon said. "Good slider, saw that. Aggressive nature, saw that. He likes to pitch, likes to pitch often. He doesn’t back away or back down. He will fit in just fine."
Bennett, who has spent parts of four seasons in the big leagues, replaces RHP Joe Nelson, who was demoted to Triple-A Durham on Friday night.