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Obituaries

Becky Tayes, 38

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 26 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Ms. Tayes, 38, of Mt. Juliet. She died Feb. 22, 2013.

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Bettie Mai Parsley, 76

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 26, 2013 at Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Parsley, 76, of Watertown. The widow of the late James Floyd Parsley, she died Sunday, Feb. 24 at her residence.

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Billy R. Comer, 81

Funeral services for Mr. Billy R. Comer are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home. Mr. Comer, 81 of Lebanon, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Lebanon Health & Rehab.

The family will receive friends Wednesday after 10 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo. Services will be conducted by Bro. Rodney Haskin and Bro. Dickie Johnson. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

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Bobbie Leona Dennee Armstead, 73

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 26 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Armstead, 73, of Lebanon. She died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at her residence.

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Charles "Buddy" Frye, 71

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Frye, 71 of Mt. Juliet. He died Feb. 25, 2013.

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Chester Long, 82

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Long, 82, of Mt. Juliet. A member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet, he died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013.

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D. Huffman Ligon, 84

Funeral Services were held Tuesday morning, Feb. 26 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Ligon, 84, of Mt. Juliet. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at Quality Care Facility in Lebanon.

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Donald John Olsen, Sr. , 74

Funeral services were held Sunday evening, Feb. 24 at Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Olsen, 74. Born April 1, 1938 in Jersey City, NJ, he died Friday morning, Feb. 22, 2013 at his Lebanon residence.

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Jack Franklin Clariday, 84

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning, Feb. 26 at Nashville's Gateway Missionary Baptist Church for Mr. Clariday, 84, of Mt. Juliet. A Bronze Star recipient during his service with the U.S. Army in Korea, Mr. Clariday died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.

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Joe B. Perry, 86

Funeral services will be conducted 12 Noon Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Hermitage Funeral Home in Old Hickory for Joe B. Perry, 86, of Mt. Juliet. Perhaps best known locally as the former director of the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Mr. Perry died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Lee Stevenson. Interment will follow in Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

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Larry Wayne Pebo Cross, 72

Mr. Cross, 72, of Old Hickory, died at his residence on his birthday, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.
He was a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Directors staff at Hasan Shrine Temple in Albany, GA.

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Sadie King Cloyd, 107

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, Feb. 26 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Ms. Cloyd, 107, of Lebanon. She passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at the Quality Health Care Center.

Ms. Cloyd was preceded in death by her parents, William and Deanie Cloyd; sisters Eva Jones and Mattie Ingram; brothers William Cloyd, Donnell Cloyd and Ray Cloyd.

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Thomas Leavitt Cheney, 80

Cryptside services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 26, 2013 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery for Mr. Cheney, 80, of Hermitage. A U.S. Army veteran, he died Saturday, February 23, 2013.
Arrangements were in the care of Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

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General News

Chance of snow Friday night

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

Try not to get too excited, but what is looking like Wilson Countys best chance of accumulating snowfall may be Friday night.

It is too far out, meteorologically speaking, to know how much snowfall to expect, but moisture will be here, and the temperature is expected to drop below freezing to 31 degrees, so there is a pretty good chance we will see snow on the ground on Saturday morning.

Our best chance is Friday night, said Mark Rose, meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Old Hickory.

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Local officials in wait-and-see mode on possible federal funding cuts

By SAM HATCHER
and SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

Local officials are scrambling to understand exactly what impact federal sequestration will have here in respect to the operation of city and county governments.

If Congress does not reach an agreement by Friday on the sequestration issues, a series of automatic cuts in federal spending will begin without further notice and many of these cuts it is believed will jeopardize a number of jobs locally.

Almost all sectors of government, from the federal all the way down to the local level, are indicating that they are embracing for the proposed cuts.

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Perry remembered as committed, proud of James E. Ward Ag. Center

From Post staff reports
Funeral services will be conducted 12 Noon Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Hermitage Funeral Home in Old Hickory for Joe B. Perry, 86, of Mt. Juliet. Perhaps best known locally as the former director of the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Mr. Perry died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service.

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General Sports

CU women blitz Lady Pats 71-48

Squad ties single season wins record
LEBANON -- Briannica Tye racked up 16 points six assists and five steals as No. 6 Cumberland outscored the University of the Cumberlands 43-21 over the final 15 minutes of the game in a 71-48 victory Monday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

It was the final regular season game of the season for both teams before the Mid-South Conference Championships begin Thursday in Frankfort, Ky. The Bulldogs (27-2 overall, 18-2 MSC) will take on Lindsey Wilson in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 1 p.m.

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MJ outlasts Lebanon in semifinals

SHACKLE ISLAND -- District 9AAA champ Mt. Juliet held off a stubborn Lebanon High squad for a 43-36 win in Monday's Region 5AAA semifinal game at Beech High.

With the victory, Mt. Juliet advances to a the regional finals Wednesday at 7 p.m. vs. Beech. Both teams are assured of a berth in the TSSAA Sectional later in the week.

Mt. Juliet (24-8) led 20-15 at intermission, but could never pull too far ahead of the Devilettes -- who finished their season 17-14.

Sally McCabe had 14 and Ronjanae DeGray 13 for the Lady Bears. Madison Sloan paced LHS with 17 points, Abby Wright had nine and Julia Fox five.

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