LEBANON – Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 7 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Milstead, 74, of Houston, Texas. Formerly of Alexandria, he died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX.
The son of the late Brown and Marilu Wilson Milstead, he was co-owner of Gauging Systems, a 1953 graduate of Watertown High School and a 1957 graduate of Tennessee Tech University.
Visitation Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service. Interment will be at the Fairview Cemetery in the Norene Community.
Survivors include: wife Shirley Robertson Milstead and daughters Cynthia Williams and Patti-Brown Milstead (Wayne) Pitrie — all of both Texas. Also surviving are grandchildren Georgia Williams and Hannah Pitrie. Family members will serve as pallbearers.
Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.
LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, November 7 at the JC Hellum Funeral home for Mr. Thomas, 72, of Lebanon. Born Nov. 18, 1936 in the Toone Community to the late Nathan Fentress and Cassie Robinson, he died Nov. 2, 2009 at University Medical Center, Lebanon.
Mr. Thomas was educated in the Wilson County School System. He was employed as a factory worker for many years until his health began to decline. During this time he met and married Veatrice Hearn. They remained as one until the Lord called her home on January 21, 2004.
Mr. Thomas was a member of the Lebanon Church of God until his passing. He was a member of the Men’s Chorus and LCOG Brotherhood.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:30 – 7 p.m. Services will be conducted by Bishop A.J. Valentine. Burial is scheduled 10 a.m. Sunday a the Price Cemetery.
Survivors include: son Kenneth; along with brothers James Anderson, Calvin Fentress; aunt Annie Lee Chapman; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
JC Hellum Funeral Home, 107 Stokes St., Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.
MT. JULIET – Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, November 7 at the Rutland Baptist Church for Mrs. Majors, 83, of Mt. Juliet. Born June 30, 1926 to the late Willie P. and Myrtle Bender, Mrs. Majors died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009 at her home surrounded by family.
Visitation is set 1 p.m. Saturday. Services will be conducted by Rev. Terry Majors. Interment will follow at Rutland Cemetery.
She leaves to cherish her memory, 12 children and stepdaughter: Mildred (Curtis) Muirhead, Dexter (Mai Charles) Majors, Cynthia Stewart, Carol Majors, Larry Majors, Bobby Majors, Phyllis Majors, La Nitra (Ricky) Ford, Yvanne (Gary) Jackson, Delphine Dobson, Tracy Majors, Deatrice Butler & Keith Majors; 57 grandchildren; 80 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sons-in-law Major Jackson and Myron Dobson; daughters-in-law Mary Majors, Gina Majors and Catandra Majors; loving nephew, Thomas (Sarah) Bender; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by husband Hubert Majors; 13 siblings; children Nathaniel Bender and Elizabeth Faye Jackson; stepson Robert Lee Majors.
JC Hellum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
LEBANON – Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 7 at the JC Hellum Funeral Home for Mrs. Jackson, 73, of Lebanon. Born in Lebanon Sept. 21, 1936 to the late Otis and Nellie Burke, she died Oct. 31, 2009.
Mrs. Jackson received Christ at an early age and was a member of Pickett Chapel Methodist Church, which is now known as Pickett Rucker UMC. She received her education through Wilson County Schools, graduating in 1954.
After graduating she attended Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. She returned home after two years to pursue cosmetology. She received her cosmetology license and went to work as a beautician. She married the late Mr. Delmas Cloyd Jackson, Jr., July 18, 1956. After a few years of residing in Nashville, the family relocated to Oklahoma City, OK.
There the family became united with St. Mary’s CME Church. Over the years Earlene was involved with the Stewardess Board, Church Anniversary Committee, Sunday School class member and Wednesday night prayer ministry just to name a few.
She worked for a short time outside the home including at Millwood High School overseeing In-School Suspension — but most of the years she was a dedicated wife and mother taking care of her household.
She was also a dedicated worker in the Oklahoma City Chapter of the Kappa Silouettes (Wives and Widows of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.).
A few years after the death of her husband, Earlene went back to school and become a Certified Nursing Assistant. She worked a few years as a caregiver for the elderly until health issues started to arrive and caused an early retirement.
She went on to continue to enjoy a full and joyful life, not letting any illness get in the way. She moved to Houston in 2003. She will be greatly missed.
Preceding her in death are her parents, infant still born son, brother Wallace Burke and her husband.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday. Services will be conducted by Rev. Woodrow Harris. Interment follows at the Rest Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include: children Brian Derek (Jacquelyn), Delmas III, Danielle and Denise; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Martha Johnson, Eleanor Caruthers and Charlene Robertson; four "God-grandchildren", as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and special friends.
JC Hellum Funeral Home, 107 Stokes St., Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.
LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, November 6 at the Wilson County Funeral Home for Mrs. Binkley, 93, of Lebanon.
A native of Smith County and the daughter of the late James I. and Jenny High Harris, she died Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Lebanon’s University Medical Center.
Visitation is set 9 – 11 a.m. Friday. Services will be conducted by Brother Gary McCaleb with burial 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9 at the Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery in Peagram.
Survivors include: son Michael and grandson Kevin Brindley of Nashville; siblings Dorothy (Joseph) Bergeron of Columbus, GA, Ernestine Brown of Orlando, FL, Mary Bess Torrance of Palmetto, FL, Diane White of Citrus Heights, CA and Floyd Harris of Mansfield, OH.
Also surviving are special sisters-in-law Kathryn (Leslie, Jr.) Sullivan and Clara Tucker as well as niece Vickey (Eddie) Jones along with numerous other nieces, nephews and other relations.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Binkley is preceded in death by husband Benny E. Binkley, brothers Hubert, Hugh Lee (Myrtle), Willard and Albert Harris.
Wilson County Funeral Home and Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.
LEBANON – Funeral services have been set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 10 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Denning, 81, a native of Shreveport, LA. She died Tuesday, November 3, 2009.
"Wynn" as she was known to friends and family, was a member of the Christian faith, a former missionary and church pastor.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home Monday, Nov. 9, 2009 between the hours of 6-9 p.m. Services will be conducted by Brother Ron Hamm and Reverend Raymond Williams. Interment in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Pegram, is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Survivors include: husband J.S. "Speck" Denning, children Pamela (Raymond) Williams of Springfield, Massachusetts, Bill (Brenda) Lagergren of Sale Creek, Charles (Jo’elle) Lagergren of Havana AK and Jim (Heidi) Denning of Mt. Juliet. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son Michael Denning.
Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.
By DONOVAN STEWART
The regular season has ended and the playoffs, which are always exciting, are upon us but fthe playoffs are under new management called the "Z" plan.
TSSAA Makes Major Gaffe On Statewide Radio Show - The TSSAA made some embarrassing errors made while announcing the first round playoff pairings on a statewide radio broadcast Saturday. After all since the playoffs were first introduced back in 1969, the TSSAA have made several changes in the playoff system.
The "Z" plan playoff pairings were announced Saturday morning for the eight classifications which translated to 88 first round games, nothing seemed wrong.
Three weeks earlier, the TSSAA had sent a letter to all playoff eligible coaches a list of telephone numbers of teams, they could be playing so exchanging of films would happen. But as members of the TSSAA got back to TSSAA headquarters errors were found in Division II-A, Class 3A, 5A and 6A.
The TSSAA had to remove the playoff brackets off their website to make corrections which caused confusion and frustration for coaches, players and fans alike.
Some of the errors found were: District 16AAA champion White Station was listed a No. 6 seed and was put on the road to face Wooddale a district runner up. The mistake was White Station being a district champion should have been listed as a top three seed because they were district champion. The TSSAA corrected the mistake and White Station is now listed as a No. 2 seed and will play at home against wild card participant Cordova while Wooddale will host Millington.
White County was originally supposed to play Glencliff which is a 94 mile trip in the Class 5A playoffs, and the coaches had met to exchange films. The only problem was White County now travels to Anderson County which is a 130 mile trip.
One of the main reasons for the switch to the Z plan from the traditional five public classes and two private classes which allowed the top four teams from each region to go to the playoffs was to cut down on travel.
But has the first round pairings really cut down on travel? In fact 29 of the 88 playoff games (32.9 %) scheduled Friday will be with teams traveling over 100 miles including.