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Obituaries

Juanita Theresa Duplantis Green, 79
MT. JULIET -- Mrs. Green, 79, of Mt. Juliet died Tuesday, April 12, 2011.
Mrs. Green was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houma, LA and was the daughter of the late, Joseph and Edith Luke Duplantis.
Funeral services will be conducted at Chauvin Funeral Home in Houma, LA.
Entombment will be in Holy Rosary Mausoleum.
Survivors include: daughters Becky (Danny) Pettis of Mt. Juliet, Paula (Paul Dion) Green of Louisiana and Cindy Slaughter of Florida; son Michael E. (Joan) Green of California.
Also surviving are five brothers; three sisters; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and a great step-granddaughter.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Howard E. Green; son Chester J. Green and sister Dula Dupre.
Local arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.
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Louise Gray Clay, 90
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, April 15 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Clay, 90, of Hendersonville.
A native of Wilson County, she passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Hendersonville Hospital.
The daughter of the late William Arthur and Henrietta Cole Gray, she was a homemaker and a member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church.
Visitation is scheduled Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo.
Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. 
Survivors include: daughter Brenda Clay (Elmo) Smith of Maryville; grandsons Kevin Clay Coward of Hendersonville, Randall Baker Coward of Maryville; great-grandchildren Cory Coward, Amanda Coward, Logan Stockman and great-great-grandson Brendan Stockman.
She was preceded in death by husband Charles R. Clay; sisters Pauline Dukowshi, Margaret Jackson and Nell Dillon; and brothers: Will Allen Gray and Edward Gray. 
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.
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Michael Bradley, 59
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 12 Noon Monday, April 18 at the Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Bradley, 59, of Mt. Juliet.
He passed away April 14, 2011.
The family will be receiving friends from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Lewis Groce. Interment in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: wife Lora Z. Bradley; children Shelly (Joe) Beaty, Paul Bradley, Jada Bradley, and Tony (Buffy) Bradley; brothers Earl Whetzel and Tim Bradley; sisters Pat Paul (Joe) Guiterrez, Mary Whetzel and Sandy Whetzel; as well as grandchildren Drew Bradley, Sydney Bradley, Sarah Beaty, Jackson Beaty, Savannah Bradley and Katie Bradley.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial donations to the Michael P. Bradley Memorial Fund at any Regions Bank.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
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Tommy Bryan - Sports

Coaches are teachers, too

* Congratulations to all 28 Wilson County teachers who have been named "Teacher of the Year" at their respective buildings and are finalists for the county-wide Teacher of the Year Award. The banquet is set Friday night, April 15 at Cumberland's Baird Chapel.

Lebanon High baseball coach Tracy Slone is a finalist for his work at MAP Academy. Former Lebanon High girls basketball coach Barbara Hallums is the Lebanon High finalist and Ken Fountain, former Watertown High boys basketball coach and longtime local sports historian, is representing the Wilson County Vocational Center.

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Guest Column

A word from Jack Pratt

By JACK PRATT,
Wilson County Assessor of Property
Every six years, all of the taxable property in Wilson County is reassessed for tax purposes per state law (T.C.A. 67-5-1601), and the year 2011 marks our next state-mandated reappraisal.

This week your Property Assessor’s office will be sending out assessment change notices to all property owners. The notice you will receive includes this year’s appraisal and assessment values and last year’s assessment value. This isn’t your tax bill; this is your notice of value.

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Letters to the Editor

I didn't get any answers from Corker

To the Editor:
I attended a private gathering a few weeks back to meet and hear Senator Bob Corker.

He made a smiling entrance and stood on a small platform to address us. He commented that while we were probably all concerned about the financial condition of our nation, it would probably “hurt our feelings” if Congress began to cut back on Medicare, Social Security and funds for the military.

When he turned and asked for questions, I was the first to wave my hand and this is what I said:
“Senator, it would not hurt my feelings if we stopped sending funds to Egypt to refurbish their mosques, and it would not hurt me at all if we stopped sending foreign aid to the 130 of 192 countries in the world, and it REALLY would not hurt my feelings if we enforced our illegal immigration laws which are costing our country over $383.3 billion a year.”

He then said he didn’t think it was $383.3 billion, not that much, so I asked for his email so that I could send him the statistics. One woman gave me a thumb’s-up to show approval as I asked the question, and another came up to me after the party and said, “He didn’t answer any of your questions, did he?” No, and I didn’t get the email address, either.
 
Nancy Evins
Lebanon

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General Sports

Weather impacts CU baseball

MARTIN SERIES CHANGED TO SATURDAY, SUNDAY

LEBANON -- Cumberland’s baseball series this weekend against Martin Methodist has been pushed back one day because of severe weather forecast for the area on Friday.

The teams will play a doubleheader Saturday and a single game Sunday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.

Saturday’s doubleheader is set to begin at 12 Noon and Sunday’s single game will start at 1 p.m. Any remaining weather in the area on Saturday may push back the start time for that day’s game or games.

CU comes in ranked NO. 10 in the NAIA with a record of 32-12 / 10-4 in the TranSouth Conference.

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