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Obituaries

Christine L. Keel, 93

Mrs. Keel, 93, died May 3, 2012 at The Pavilion.
Born April 13, 1919 in Connerville, OK -- she had lived in Lebanon since 2003.
She was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Lebanon's Sellars Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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David Robert Mills, 75

Mr. Mills, 75, of Nashville, died Saturday, May 5, 2012.
Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday, May 11 at Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet.
Interment with military honors will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens for the U.S. Navy veteran.
Visitation will be at the church from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at one hour prior to service on Friday.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

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Homer W. Burke , 92

LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mr. Homer W. Burke are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Henry officiating.

Interment with military honors will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation is set for 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday after 1 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo.

Mr. Burke, 92 of Lebanon passed away Monday, May 7, 2012, at his home. Born November 21, 1919, in Wilson County, he is the son of the late Edward E. and Laura Shannon Burke. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He and his late brother Efford discovered the country music duo Flatt and Scruggs while working as traveling salesmen for Barry Carter Milling Company, a manufacturer of Martha White Flour.

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James "Poppy" Blair, Sr., 86

Mr. Blair, 86, of Mt. Juliet, died May 6, 2012.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 9 at 2 pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
Visitation with the family will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday.
Interment will follow the service at Hollis Wright Cemetery in Mt. Juliet.
Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet is in charge of arrangements.

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Margaret Adams, 100

Mrs. Adams died May 6, 2012 at age 100.
Services were held Tuesday afternoon, May 8 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway.
Interment followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Paul Wesley Foster, 72

The former owner / operator of Gallatin's Tastee Freez, Mr. Foster, 72, died May 7, 2012.
A memorial service will be held 2 pm. Friday, May 11 at Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway.
Visitation is on Friday from 11 a.m. until the service.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Robert L. Bud Brewington, 86

Mr. Brewington, 86, died Sunday May 6, 2012 at the University Medical Center.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 9, from 12 Noon until funeral services at 2 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.

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General News

Crime down, but workload up

By PATRICK HALL
The Wilson Post

Local law enforcement agencies experienced a decline in violent crimes in 2011 from the previous year, but the workload isnt getting any lighter, said Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe.

Reports newly released from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation show the 2011 statistics for the Lebanon Police Department, Mt. Juliet Police Department and Wilson County Sheriffs Department with LPD Chief Scott Bowen pointing out Lebanon has not had a homicide in more than 40 months.

We had two murders in 2008 but havent had one since then, thats unprecedented, Bowen said.

The citys last murder was in July 2008.

Also, the WCSD did not have a reported homicide in 2011, compared to three in 2010. Mt. Juliet Police did have one reported murder in 2011 but none the previous year.

Ashe said while violent crimes have decreased in 2011 compared to 2010, the department actually had more incidents and arrests last year.

What didnt go down is we locked up more people, the sheriff said. Our workload has actually gone up.

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CU honors WWII veterans, 72 receive honorary Master's

By PATRICK HALL and NICHOLE MANNA
The Wilson Post

Cumberland University awarded veterans of World War II with Honorary Masters of Military Arts degrees on Tuesday in commemoration of their service and sacrifice and their roles in the Tennessee Maneuvers that took place in Middle Tennessee from 1941 to 1944.

In all, 72 veterans or the families of deceased veterans received the honorary degrees.

This day has been an honor for us, because we came to honor you. You deserve this honor, said Dr. Harvill Eaton, president of Cumberland University.

For three years, CU served as headquarters for the 2nd Army Maneuvers, which encompassed six of the seven large scale war games that took place in Middle Tennessee, training 850,000 soldiers for war.

Col. Joseph P. McGee, commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, pointed out that more soldiers trained in Middle Tennessee during the maneuvers than there are active duty soldiers in the U.S. Army today, which he said is approximately 560,000.

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Law enforcement, local FOP chapters to honor fallen comrades

President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation in 1962 which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.

Each year, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, D.C., to participate in a number of planned events that honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Members of the Mt. Juliet Police Department, along with many other Tennessee police departments, will depart to the U.S. Capitol this Friday to honor officers killed in the line of duty.

Throughout history, a total of nine Wilson County Police Officers have been killed in the line of duty. The most recent deaths include Mt. Juliet Police Sgt. Jerry Mundy and Wilson County Sheriffs Department Deputy John Musice who were killed in 2003.

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Lebanon man killed in crash

From Post staff reports

A Lebanon man was killed in an early morning one-vehicle crash Monday on U.S. Highway 231 North/State Highway 376 in the vicinity of the Sumner-Trousdale County line.

The incident occurred about 6:10 a.m.

Clifton Shipley, 57, of Lebanon Highway in Lebanon, was driving a 2007 Chevy DXL four-door Sports Utility Vehicle southbound on Hwy. 231 when he appeared to have fallen asleep and crossed over the northbound lanes and struck a bridge embankment. The impact caused the vehicle to overturn and landed in a creek.

Shipley was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. There was no evidence of alcohol or drug abuse, but because a fatality occurred, blood alcohol and drug tests were requested as is standard in such cases.

The accident was investigated by Trooper Danny Fisher and Sgt. Kevin Norris of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Cookeville office.

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General Sports

9AAA SOFTBALL -- MJ v. Beech for title

DISTRICT 9AAA - MJ 8, Lebanon 4
MT. JULIET -- Trailing 4-1, Mt. Juliet exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth en route to an 8-4 victory over Lebanon Thursday night in the finals of the 9AAA tournament loser's bracket.

The sends Mt. Juliet into today's (Friday) 5 p.m. championship game with Beech. Both teams will advance to next week's Region 5AAA tournament against the top two teams from District 10 AAA - Clarksville High or Northeast.

Mt. Juliet improved to 32-12-1 overall while Lebanon's season ended at 19-20-1.

LHS reached the finals of the loser's bracket with a 2-1 elimination game victory over Station Camp earlier Thursday.

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