LEBANON -- Memorial services for Mr. Bill Whittington are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug 31 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Whittington, 48, of Ashland City.
Born May 31, 1963, in Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Whittington passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at his home.
The son of Kenneth G. Whittington of Lebanon and the late Kathleen Ann Shannon Whittington, he graduated from Western Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Theology and Religious Science.
He worked in the flooring business for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lebanon. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a niece, Anna Christine Whittington.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Donald Owens.
He is survived by his wife Patricia Graff Whittington of Ashland City; father and step-mother, Kenneth G. and Linda Whittington of Lebanon; siblings Kevin Lee (Rita) Whittington of Franklin, KY; Robert Wayne (Vickie) Whittington of Lebanon; Tameria Lucas of Proctorville, OH; Jonathan Allen (Jennifer) Whittington and Jeffery Lowe Whittington -- all of Lebanon; nieces and nephews Michael and Heather Whittington; Ashley, Brittany and Jennifer Whittington; Karen (Ryan) McConnell; Jeremiah Lucas; and Sheldon and Lathan Whittington; great niece, Alissa Carr.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home of Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.
LEBANON -- Bill Worley passed away Aug. 25, 2011 at age 69.
Services were conducted Monday afternoon, Aug. 29 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway by Brother Thomas Baines.
Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Family and friends served as pallbearers.
Survivors include: wife Mary Baines Worley; son Scott (Phyllis) Worley; father Bill (Alice) Worley; siblings: Tommy (Sue) Lowery, Edwin (Barbara) Martin, Brenda (Joe) Pierce, Ann (Larry) Garner and Debra (Gary) Cox; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by son Ronnie Worley, mother Carrie Martin, and brother James Ronald Worley.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
LEBANON -- Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the JC Hellum Funeral Home for Mrs. Maynard, 56, of Lebanon.
Born Nov. 20, 1954, she died Aug 25, 2011 at Lebanon's University Medical Center.
Family visitation Wednesday from 12 - 1 p.m. with funeral to follow at JC Hellum Funeral Chapel.
Dr. Elder Brewer Hall Jr. will be the Eulogist. Entombment to follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: devoted husband Eddie L. Maynard; sisters Christine (James) Easley, Emma Bass, Katherine (James Howard) Cason and Billie A. (Stanford) Clay-Strong.
Also surviving are: step-children Eddie (Debbie) Maynard Jr., El Micheal Maynard and Felicia Tucker, seven god-children, nine sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law, and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements in the care of JC Hellum Funeral Home.
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Aug. 28 at the Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Crew Thayer-Bradford Buchanan, 3.
He passed away Aug. 26, 2011.
Crew is survived by his loving parents Jerry and Maeghan Buchanan; brothers Cade and Celleck; maternal grandparents Bradford and Carol Rosenquist; and paternal grandparents Jerry and Robbie Buchanan.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
OLD HICKORY -- Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning, Aug. 30 at St. Stephen Catholic Community for Mrs. Morrissey, 66, of Mt. Juliet.
A retired teacher in the Encore Program for Metro Public Schools, she died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011. Mrs. Morrissey was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church and the Ladies of Charity.
Services were conducted by Father Pat Kibby. Interment followed at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors: husband William Morrissey of Mt. Juliet; children William J. Morrissey of Louisville, KY and Stacey (Klaas) DeWit of Mt. Juliet; sisters Lorraine Wright of St. Charles, IL and Carol Pike of Hermitage; grandchildren Greg and Keely Morrissey, Aidan, Emily and Maxwell DeWit.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, 38105-1942.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Ms. Murray, 63, of Lafayette.
She died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 at Macon County General Hospital. Ms. Murray was a Lebanon High School graduate and of the Baptist faith.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. until service time.
Services will be conducted by Pastor Mike Carson. Interment follows at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: mother Thelma W. Davenport; sons Donald C. Murray and Ronald Dewight Murray; daughter Dana Marie (Jimmy) Lee; grandchildren Brittany, Jack and Ryan Murray, Mary Beth Murray, Eric Nichols, Taylor and Abigail Lee; four great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by father Homer C. Davenport and brother Ronald C. Davenport. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.
WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 30 at the Hunter Funeral Home Mrs. Mathis, 86, of Watertown.
Retired from the Garment Factory, she died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 at University Medical Center in Lebanon. Mrs. Mathis attended Round Lick Baptist Church and was a graduate of Watertown High School.
Services were conducted by Rev. Steve Mayle and Rev. Mark Rager. Interment was in Salem Cemetery.
Survivors include: daughter Nancy (Larry) Craddock of Lebanon; son Eddie (Joyce) Mathis of Watertown; grandchildren Tara (Randal) Harvey of Mt. Juliet; Kristy (Scott) Crook of Norene, Chad Craddock of Lebanon and Travis Mathis of Watertown; great-grandson Braxton Crook; brother-in-law George James of Watertown; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband J. Bratten Mathis; parents Joseph Webb and Jessie Talley Armstrong; brother, J.W. Armstrong; sisters Carmine Jennings and Gustine James.
Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown was in charge of arrangements.
LEBANON -- A celebration of life was held Sunday, Aug. 28 for Mrs. Moore, 96, of Lebanon.
A member of the First United Methodist Church in Lebanon, she died Aug. 25, 2011.
Survivors include: grandchildren Cindy (Chris) Jackson and Jerry D. Groom Jr.; step-son Kenneth Moore; daughter-in-law Linda Groom; great-grandchildren Cayla Jackson and Christen Jackson; nieces Linda Hurst, Debbie (Mike) Bush and JoAnn Schoolfield; and nephew Charles Louis Simpson.
Mrs. Moore is preceded in death by husband Hubert Moore, son Jerry Monk Groom, parents William and Dora Lamberson Simpson, Sr., and brothers William T. Simpson Jr., Lewis Simpson and Brad Simpson.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
MADISON -- Funeral services will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Madison Church of the Nazarene for Mr. Shallahamer, 60, of Mt. Juliet.
Employed by Bridgestone/Firestone for 36 years, Mr. Shallahamer died Aug. 27, 2011.
He was preceded in death by parents Russell and Mary Shallahamer; and father-in-law Mike Yukie. Mr. Shallahamer is survived by his wife of 31 years Yvonne Shallahamer; son Jason (Beth) Shallahamer; daughter Tanya (Steve) Carden; brothers John (Pat) Shallahamer and Gary (Linda) Hysell; sister Kathleen (Stan) Miller; sister-in-law Angie Johnson; mother-in-law Barbara Yukie; grandchildren Ava Shallahamer and Kara Carden; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be two hours prior to the service at the church.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Ken Carden.
Memorial contributions may be made to Arlington Church of the Nazarene, 1057 Triplett Blvd, Akron, OH 44306 or Madison Church of the Nazarene, 503 Lanier Street, Madison, 37115. Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
Wilson County Commissions Law Enforcement Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, in the Wilson County Sheriffs Office regarding SRO funding.
Lebanon Airport Commission will meet at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, 760 Franklin Road.
Joint Economic & Community Development Board Executive Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1 at the JECDB office, located at 115 North Castle Heights Ave., Suite 102.
Wilson County Road Commission will meet at 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 2, in the Road Commission office and will be followed by the Urban Type Public Facilities Board in the same location. A public hearing will be held during Urban Type Public Facilities Board meeting for suggestions and comments on the MS-4 annual report.
Wilson County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Central Office, 351 Stumpy Lane, Lebanon.
Kiwanis Club of Lebanon announces it will sponsor the 13th annual observance of A Day of Prayer for Our Schools on Sunday, Sept. 11.
A new school year is under way in Wilson County as students and teachers returned to the classroom earlier this month. Administrators and support staff are working to assure the best possible school year for children.
The start of each new school year unavoidably brings stresses and pressures for all involved. A review of the history of the past several years reveals numerous instances of violence in American schools.
Kiwanis members around the globe devote countless hours in support of the needs of children in local communities. The members of the Kiwanis Club of Lebanon believe that our children are our most valuable asset. We believe that we should do everything we can to assure that our children and teachers have a safe environment in which to teach and learn.
To that end, Kiwanis members are promoting A Day of Prayer for Our Schools on Sunday, Sept. 11. All churches in Wilson County are requested to participate in this effort by devoting a portion of their worship time that day to recognizing our students, teachers, parents and all who are involved in the operation of our schools and offering special prayers for the safety of all our children at school.
A Day of Prayer for Our Schools was conceived by Lebanon Kiwanis members in the summer of 1999 after the murder of several students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO. The tragedy caused many people across the nation to become concerned for the safety of their children at school. Sadly, this was not the last example of violence in an American school. Events in recent years cause many to continue to be concerned about the safety of children at school.
The first two objects of Kiwanis are To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than the material values of life, and To promote the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
We have no greater blessing from God than the gift of our children. Kiwanis members believe that the safety of our children at school should be a very high priority. We think that seeking Gods help in assuring a peaceful and safe school year is a good thing to do and we are asking the entire community to join us in this effort, a news release from the local Kiwanis Club said.
Kiwanians believe that the solutions to many of the problems existing in our society are spiritual in nature, rather than political. New laws and more metal detectors in our schools will not change the way people treat each other, the news release said. That is why we believe that A Day of Prayer for Our Schools is so important. We can think of no better thing to do while seeking a safe school environment that to ask Gods help.
Letters have been sent to all churches in Wilson County whose addresses were available.
For more information about the project, contact any member of the Kiwanis Club of Lebanon or Eddie Callis at 444-6031.
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporations Customers Care has donated $10,000 of its Operation Round Up funds to Sherrys Run.
We greatly appreciate this wonderful contribution, said Tiffy Clemmons, executive board member of Sherrys Run. These funds will be used for assisting patients, our neighbors, as they battle cancer through various ways.
Sherrys Run is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to cancer patients in Wilson County and surrounding communities. To refer someone who might qualify for assistance or for further information, call 925-2592 or visitwww.sherrysrun.org. The event date is Saturday, Sept. 10.
Operation Round Up began in 2003 and has distributed more than $5 million into MTEMCs communities.
The initiative rounds up members bills to the next highest dollar, with that extra change set aside for worthy causes. It is the responsibility of the Customers Care Board, which is composed of seven MTEMC members, to evaluate grant requests and send the money back to qualifying organizations.
Incoming contributions are tracked by county so the Customers Care Board can do its best to ensure money contributed by members in a certain county goes to that county. Any balances are carried over each month.
MTE Customers Care funds may not be used for political or expressly religious purposes, schools or school-related organizations.
PHOTO -- FROM LEFT: S herrys Run Executive Board Members Scott Jasper, Gary Whitaker, Tonyia Watson, Tamara Lampsa, Anna-Lee Cockrill, Tiffy Clemmons along with Customers Care Board Member Doretha Wright display a replica check for $10,000 donated by MTEs Customers Care.
LEBANON -- A number of local community and church leaders are planning a special service to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
The service, to be held on Stroud Gwynn Field on the Castle Heights campus -- immediately behind the main office of Wilson Bank and Trust on West Main Street, has been titled a Day of Remembrance and Prayer.
The special event in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Pastor John Hunn of Immanuel Baptist Church, Kevin Owen of College Hills Church of Christ, Steve Wilson, a retired Colonel in the Tennessee Army National Guard, and other church and community leaders are formulating plans for the event.
From Post staff reports
LEBANON -- A dog involved in the Aug. 7 attack on a local dentistwas determined by a Wilson County Circuit Court Judge to be a danger to public safety, and was humanely destroyed on Friday, Aug. 26, by Lebanon Animal Control.
The Rottweiler Roxy, which was owned by Stephanie Beggs, 26, of 420 Amarillo Drive, was ordered to be destroyed by Circuit Court Judge John D. Wootten Jr., Friday based on a petition by District Attorney General Tommy Thompsons office.
According to the court order, three witnesses testified, including the victim, Dr. Theresa Larkins, a Lebanon dentist, who as a result of the attack had several stitches in her chin and lacerations on her hand.
Lebanon Police Officers David McKinley and Tim Murray also testified as well as Stephanie Cox from Lebanon Animal Control.
The dog was determined by Wootten to be a danger to the public and was ordered to be destroyed as humanely as possible. The costs of upkeep since the dog was in Animal Control custody and the cost of destruction are taxed to Beggs.
Josh Greer, animal control officer, said the dog was humanely destroyed on Aug. 26, adding that as soon as the department receives the order, they must carry it out the same day.
By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
Staff Writer Patrick Hall may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEBANON -- The inaugural athletic event played on Winfree Bryant's campus was held Monday, Aug. 29when the Aviators knocked off Mt. Juliet Middle School in volleyball 2-0.Game scores were 26-24, 26-24 as Erin Arnold had four service aces and a kill. Nicole Painter chipped in with with three aces and two kills, Ireland Elie had an ace, two kills and a block while Hannah Simmons contributed an ace and a dig.
The Winfree Bryant JV lost in three games -- scores of 23-25, 25-21 and 13-15.
From Post staff reports