MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Hardy, 73, of Old Hickory.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired from the Federal Government after 41 years of service with the last years spend at NOAA, he died Oct. 25, 2011.
Mr. Hardy was the son of the late, Isaac Clarence and Martha Catherine Stodghill Hardy and was a member of Green Hill Church.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Jerry Williams. Interment with military honors will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: his wife of 50 years Mary Ann Hardy; children Laural Ann (Jack) Piatt, George E. (Ilona) Hardy, Jr., Charles Andrew (Amanda Leigh) Hardy and Kimberly Patrice (John) Allen.
Also surviving are 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; niece Mary Ann (Jesse T.) Beckham; as well as numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hardy is also preceded in death by seven siblings.
Pallbearers: Scott Maynard, Scott Milele, Rob Rausch, Troy Formosa, Brian Coble and Matt Russell. Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, One Vantage Way, Suite D220, Nashville, TN 37228.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.
MT. JULIET Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Tomlinson, 85, of Mt. Juliet.
Born Sept. 9, 1926 to the late Elbert E. "Bert" and Cumine Afford Tomlinson, he died Oct. 27, 2011 at Alive Hospice Nashville.
He was employed by DuPont in Old Hickory, for 38 years where he retired in 1985.
Visitation is set Saturday from 4 - 8 p.m., Sunday from 2- 8 p.m. and Monday, October from 10 - 11 a.m. Services will be conducted by Brother Danny Sellars. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: his wife of 63 years, Reba Tomlinson; children Genice (Willie) Siegrist of Lebanon, Elbert Earl Tomlinson of Mt. Juliet and Peggy (Fred) Trusty of Lebanon; grandchildren Robert (Melissa) Tuggle, Brad (Emily) Siegrist, David Trusty and Michael Trusty and seven great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by grandchild Joseph Elbert Tomlinson and also three sisters and one brother.
Pallbearers: Robert Preston Tuggle, William Bradford Siegrist, David Wayne Trusty, Michael Alan Trusty, Wayne Hamblen and Rufus Page.
The family would like to thank Alive Hospice for all of their help.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice Nashville.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
LEBANON -- A celebration of life will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Faith Lutheran Church for Ms. Rosskamp, 68, of Lebanon.
An active member of Faith Lutheran Church and a Budget Analyst for the Tennessee State Museum, she died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 at the University Medical Center.
She was also Coordinator for the Nashville/Middle Tennessee Chapter for Project Linus -- providing security through blankets.
Visitation at the church will be held 3:30 until 4:00 p.m. Pastors Matt Steinhauer and Larry Moore will officiate the services.
Survivors include: children Richard Wayne Geer of Hartsville, Dwight David (Karen) Geer, Tammy Louise Dillard and Tina Lynne (Frank) Wilke -- all of Lebanon; siblings Paul Bill(Lee) Rosskamp, Douglas (Linda) Rosskamp, Louise Allison Rosskamp, Lee Bruce and Lou Owens -- both of Florida; 15 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by parents Paul Frederick Rosskamp and Louise Schwiering Rosskamp; infant son Jeffrey Scott Geer and son-in-law, Keith Dillard.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Kit Rosskamp to Project Linus Tennessee Chapter, 102 Hartmann Dr. Ste G PMB 264, Lebanon, 37087 or to the Faith Lutheran Church.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.
CARTHAGE -- Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Sanderson Funeral Home for Mrs. Armistead, 90, of the Pea Ridge Community.
Born March 24, 1921 in Smith County, she died Oct. 26, 2011, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Mrs. Armistead was a homemaker and a devoted member of the Caney Fork Missionary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was the Sunday School Secretary for many years.
Visitation is set Friday 2-8 p.m. and Saturday after 10 a.m. at Sanderson Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted by Elder Danny Raines. Interment will be in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: daughters Peggy Apple of Gordonsville and Alberta (John) Winkler of Helms Bend; grandchildren Leigh Ann Apple (Guy Randall) Jones of Gallatin, Jana (Jonathon) Hawkins of Murfreesboro, Jamie (Amber) Winkler of Carthage, Todd (Rebekah) Winkler of Knoxville, Michael Winkler of Knoxville and Matthew Winkler of Atlanta; great-grandchildren Mary Hannah Jones, Claire Hawkins, Jack and John Haynes Winkler as well as several nieces and nephews.
The daughter of the late Walter and Alma Clark McKinney, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Albert C. Fennie Armistead; siblings Ruby Dillard, Louise Rittenberry, Mary Jo Rittenberry, Leon and Jim McKinney; half-brothers Benton and Charlie McKinney and son-in-law Obie Apple.
Honorary pallbearers: members of Caney Fork Missionary Baptist Church.
Grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as active pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Caney Fork Missionary Baptist Church.
Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
And the answer is yes, and it didnt involve any camping gear!
Instead, we went to Chicago. The trip was filled with museums, the zoo, shopping Miracle mile, and bike rides on Lake Michigan. It was perfect, except. that due to the fact the trip was planned at the last minute, (by me) we decided to drive.
And that meant 7 hours, 20 minutes, 42 seconds, in the carwith our children.
When I was growing up, wed drive to the beach every summer.
No stops! That was Dads rule. And he wasnt kidding.
Sometimes, however, if he was particularly generous, hed stop at Stuckeys - to get my brother and I each a game book. You know - the kind where youd write in invisible spy ink. (I lived for those books!) And for 8 hours straight my brother and I would play hangman while munching on whatever my mother had packed in the picnic basket that was sitting on our laps in the backseat, along with pillows, blankets, blow up floats, towels and goggles.
Our children, however, are not knowledgeable in the ways of a road trip.
For most of their lives, they have flown to their destinations. And have mastered security checks, carry-on restrictions and convincing the air line stewardess to give them an extra bag of snacks.
So, when we told them they were driving to Chicago - they had NOOOOOO idea what that really meant.
We figured that out the first hour, when driving through Lafayette, our youngest asked Are we there yet?
Getting to the destination is never as bad as coming back. Only problem is that on the way there, they watched all their movies, read all their books and used up all the battery power in their iPods, iPads and Game Boys.
So after spending five, fabulous days bonding and enjoying family time in Chicago, it took 9 hours, 30 minutes and 33 seconds to pretty much ruin every moment of that!
First of all - getting out of Chicago - in the rain, in the dark, when your GPS is as confused as you are - is not a good start.
Neither is somehow getting yourself on a toll road and realizing your cash is limited. Thankfully, our teenager - didnt spend a dime of her money on the trip - and was grudgingly willing to lend us a few dollars. (Yes, Madison, we remember, we have to pay you back.)
So, after getting out of Chicago and back on the road - the torrential rain coupled with the fact that there is nothing for us to do!!! resulted in .memories.
And not the good kind.
Instead, the kind that will be brought up in therapy one day, when our kids disclose all the horrible things their parents said to them growing up.
Did I mention, the two hour detour through the Amish country of Kentucky?
Their father and I made lots of memories for them during those extra 2 hours as well!
by Angel Kane
As the magazine has grown so has our participation in the community. For a third year in a row, we are proudly bringing back our Holiday Expo and in 2012 have plans to bring back the Second Annual Bridal Expo and Third Annual Womens Health Expo, in partnership with Summit Hospital. And when we are not putting on Expos, weve enjoyed helping out with smaller events with various retailers around the County. We stay busy and love every minute of it.
That being said, the November/December Issue being delivered in your Friday edition of the Wilson Post, is packed with a great stories about many of your neighbors. Be sure to pick up a copy as you will surely see someone you know within the pages.
And make sure to mark your calendars for the Dreams Boutique Exclusive Shopping Event, produced in conjunction with Wilson Living Magazine. The event, scheduled for?????, is an invitation only event where our readers will be invited to a sneak peak of the newest store on the Wilson County Square. This jewel of a store is the perfect place to spend an evening enjoying some ladies only time while shopping for something perfect just for you! Be on the look out for your invitation. Not on our mailing list? Then be sure to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be sure to include you. Its going to be a fun evening and you dont want to miss it!
And weve had quite a few calls about our Holiday Expo scheduled for November 18 and 19th. The Pre-Gala tickets, for the sneak peak shopping event on November 17th, go on-sale this Friday at the many WB&T branches in Wilson County and also at www.wilsonlivingexpo.com.
Tickets for the Breakfast with Santa, which will be held Saturday morning of the Expo, also go on sale this Friday and are available at Painturos in Lebanon and Mt. Juliet and also at Monograms Plus. The Art Mill will also be on hand Saturday to paint with the kids, while Mom and Dad shop!
Over 100 vendors are expected at our biggest Holiday Expo to date. Its going to be a wonderful shopping extravaganza with some of the best products in the state all under one roof. And Santa will be on hand both Friday and Saturday for photos with the kids. And this year we are pleased to announce that Lebanons own photographer, Ken Griffith, will be the man behind the lens.
There are only a few limited spaces available, so dont delay to call us at 969-6751.
Until next timekeep reading.
By Angel Kane
Photos and story by KEN BECK
The Wilson Post
BUDDY, aka Gator Dog, aka Lucky
Master: Ronnie Miller, long haul driver for Yellow Jacket Transport
Breed: Part Jack Russell terrier, part beagle?
Age: 22 months
Favorite food: Four Winds Restaurant hamburger patty
Origin: Got him from a man in Wilson County who had three pups and was fixing to shoot them. Buddy is the lone survivor.
The story: Buddy has ridden more than 400,000 miles with his truck driver and seen 28 states. Back in June in Lake City, Fla., Buddy jumped in a lake to cool off and an alligator clamped his jaws down on him and took him under the water twice. All I can say is he was gone, said Miller. Amazingly, Buddy bit the gator in the eye and escaped. He bears scars from the watery adventure. He can open the windows and turn the lights on. I believe if he set his mind to it, he could actually drive the truck, Miller said.
I hope all of you are enjoying this fall weather. Our birds are making preparations for winter, so I thought it might be a good time to share with you some ideas for making bird treats for our feathered friends during the cooler months. Many different types of treats can be made at home for little money versus store bought treats which can be very costly! My children love to help make a few of these and they get so excited when the birds come to enjoy their creations.
One of the feeders I use in the winter was made by my husband out of an 8 piece of log. He drilled half-inch-to-one-inch holes into the log and added a small eye-hook to hang it with. My kids and I fill the holes with peanut butter and unsalted nuts. This is a huge hit with the woodpeckers. My kids also love to hunt for pine cones in the fall. We fill in the cracks with peanut butter and roll them in bird seed. Be sure to hang the pine cones with some strong string or fishing line otherwise the squirrels will run off with your treat!While searching online, I found a recipe for edible glue which consists of 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 cup water, and 3 tbsp. corn syrup (add package of plain Knox gelatin for extra holding power if you need it). To this you can add 4 cups of whatever your birds like mostunsalted nuts, raisins/fruit, bird seed, sunflower seeds, berries from your bushes, etc. You can form it into a shape or make squares to put in your suet feeders.
You can also buy lard from your local grocery, melt it and add peanut butter, bread crumbs, bird seed and dried fruit. Then pour the mixture into an empty plastic cup. (Be sure to punch a small hole in the bottom of your cup and put a string through it so you can hang it when you are done.) If the lard is too soft you can add cornstarch, flour or gelatin to firm it up. This one works best in the mid-to-late winter as warmer temps can make it very messy!
An easy way to make a garland is by using a thread or yarn with a needle and stringing bread, orange quarters, thick apple slices, cranberries, raisins, bananas, banana peppers, chili peppers or whatever else you can find. You can hang this garland on trees, shrubs, decks, etc. (Chili peppers will not harm the birds and may actually deter your squirrels. Birds do not have the taste receptors we have, therefore the heat from the peppers does not bother them.)
If you are like me I often times have left over rice, beans, or pasta from dinner, as well as bread or crackers that have gone stale. Spread the pasta, rice and beans out on the ground below the feeders for an occasional treat, and crumbling up the bread and crackers will make them last longer. Be sure that the rice is well cooked, because uncooked rice will swell in the birds bellies and can make them very ill. If you make popcorn that is unsalted you can also throw that out. Please be sure that whatever you give to our feathered friends contains little to NO salt!
I would like to again wish our friend and mentor, Ray, a speedy recovery. We all wish you well and look forward to the day you can return to writing your articles. Until then, I would like to thank all of you for your patience and I hope that I have provided you with some useful information.
By Karen Franklin