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Teresa Dulworth, 50

LIVINGSTON -- Teresa Gayle Dulworth, 50, of Livingston died January 3, 2010 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Born May 19, 1959 in Detroit, MI, she was a grocery cashier.

Services will be conducted at a later date. Survivors include by her mother, Bobbie Jean Ramsdell of Livingston; a brother, Rick Qualls of Lebanon, TN; a sister, JoAnne Keen of Celina, TN; 3 nieces, Dee, Danielle, and Mallory, and a great-niece, Alayna.

She is preceded in death by her father Arthur Lee Ramsdell. Arrangements by Speck Funeral Home, Livingston.

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Binnie Layne Key

LEBANON – A memorial services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, January 10 at Lebanon’s First Baptist Church for Mrs. Key. She died Tuesday, December 22, 2009. Her body was donated to medical science.

Her talents included crocheted potholders, hand sewn quilts & acquired Bridge Master points. She was a wonderful mother, wife and friend and will be deeply missed by all.

Visitation begins at 2 p.m. The memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Don McElroy.

She was preceded in death by husband Lonnie Key and brother Harper Claiborne. Survivors include daughters Cathy Wood (Don) and Cheryl Scruggs; grandchildren Cynthia Grandstaff, C. DeLayne Grandstaff Davenport (Kevin), Shelby Scruggs Stanard (Mark), Talia Scruggs Payne (Wray) and Casey Scruggs (Jo); great-grandchildren Gage & ReAnna Davenport, Reese & J. Duncan Stanard; treasured sister Jonelle House & family, beloved friend Billy Coxey and Binnies’ Angels  Debbie & Ernest Walker.

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Mai Gregory Patterson, 87

MT. JULIET — Funeral services were held Thursday morning, January 7 at the Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Patterson, 87. The widow of the late Benjamin Patterson, she died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010.

Services were conducted by with Brother Mark Smith. There was a private family burial.

Survivors include: grandchildren Jennifer Scott (Robert) Eddins and James (Salena) Scott; great-grandchildren Hope Ashley Scott, Jacob Scott Eddins and Cooper James Scott; niece Elise Scruggs; and devoted friends Alvin and Tinny Scott.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by parents Marlin Jeff and Bertha Tuck Gregory.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

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Mary Magdalene McPeak, 87

LEBANON — Funeral services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, January 8 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. McPeak, 87, of Lebanon. She died Jan. 6, 2010.

The family will be receiving friends from 9 a.m. until service on Friday. Services will be conducted by Brother Mike Christian. Interment in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include son Donnie (Betty) McPeak of Lebanon; grandchildren: Donita Doak, Kenneth Nelson, James Nelson, Tony West, Donna Merritte, Angela Coker, Shane McPeak, Mike Watkins, Timothy Watkins, Troy Laine, Angela Laine and Beth Laine; many nieces and nephews; and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

She is preceded in death by husband Coy McPeak, son George McPeak, daughters Margret West and Coyalene Laine, and granddaughter Melissa McPeak. Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Run Forrest Run
Becky and I have been playing a fun little game for a couple of years now. She calls me about once a week and invites me to go run with her. I say NO, we laugh and then the next week she calls me again.
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Catching up with children of The Waltons
Dear Ken: Can you tell me what’s happening in the lives of the actors who played the children on TV’s “The Waltons”? What about Ike Godsey, the Baldwin sisters and their neighbor Verdie?
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The Book Basket

As you walk into my bedroom, on the floor to the left is a large basket. I have been trying to recall where I purchased it but my memory fails. Nevertheless it is my “Book Basket.” When I obtain a book that I have not yet read it goes into this receptacle.

I see it daily and as long as I cannot see the bottom of it, I am content. I get nervous if the pile of books diminishes to the point of baring the woven patterns of my basket. I like to have a choice of reading material for emergencies. A person never knows when they will need a good book to read.

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Is 2010 the Year to Lose 10?

 

You’re facing the new calendar year, and who doesn’t think about losing 5, 10, 20 or more pounds? I bet you’ve got your weight loss plan in place. What I’d like to help you with is looking great throughout the process. You’re not allowed to neglect your shape while you’re transforming into a new one. You work on your weight loss regimen and I’ll coach you through making the most of your current wardrobe and helping you decide when it’s time to shop.

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New Mt. Juliet diner is going to the hot dogs

By KEN BECK
Special to The Wilson Post

MT. JULIET — Sean “Sully” Sullivan’s four-month-old business has gone to the dogs — hot dogs that is.

Sullivan, 40, opened Cori’s DogHouse in Providence MarketPlace in the fall, and his frankfurter palace has been pleasing the palates of hot dog aficionados far and wide. Probably because his 37 breeds of dogs represent a wide variety of hot dog styles across the country.

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Collectively speaking with humor about the economy

 

By ANNE DONNELL

In listening to the Hockey Media, when they refer to a team like the Nashville Predators, they will say something like "Nashville are a good defensive team." I contend this is correct English. Julie says it should be "Nashville is a good defensive team." We have decided we need a professional opinion. Thank you!

-Experienced Teacher

 

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State Route 840 project teaches valuable lessons

By Commissioner GERALD NICELY
Tennessee Department of Transportation

In early February, TDOT will open construction bids on the final portion of State Route 840, the highway that makes a half circle south of Nashville. Once the 78-mile route is complete, it will provide a connection between Interstate 40 east and west of Nashville, Interstate 65, and Interstate 24. By spring of 2010, there will be 18 miles of roadway under construction. The goal is to have the entire route open to traffic by the end of 2012.

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Coble Singers says thanks for Christmas Dinner Show support

To the Editor:

The 22nd annual presentation of “The Christmas Dinner Shows” by The Bert Coble Singers was attended by 150 guests each night on Dec. 17-18. Though our attendance was down this year, our meals were excellent and the shows were outstanding.

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J. Ray Crutcher, 85

LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mr. Crutcher are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, January 9 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Blankenship officiating. Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation Friday 2-7 p.m. and after 10 a.m. Saturday at Ligon & Bobo.

Mr. Crutcher, age 85 of Lebanon passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2010, at the University Medical Center. Born March 28, 1924, in Wilson County, he was the son of the late James Price Crutcher and Sara Emma Weatherly Crutcher. He was a lifelong farmer and drove a school bus for the Wilson County School system for over 25 years.

He was a member of the Highland Heights Church of Christ. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Alene Bradshaw.

Survivors include: his wife of over 65 years Sammie L. Bradshaw Crutcher; children Jamie (Randy) Johnson and Dr. Johnnie (Ramona) Crutcher -- all of Lebanon; grandchildren Lisa (Randy) Newman; Dr. Linda (Stan) Durham -- all of Lebanon; Dr. Sam (Dr. Julie) Crutcher of Columbia, SC; and Holly Jean (Ben) Holton of Murfreesboro; great grandchildren John & Jim Newman, Lindsay & Elizabeth Durham, Madeline Holton, and Anna Crutcher; brother Buford (Claudene) Crutcher; and brother in law, James Bradshaw.

Honorary pallbearers:  Martha Balachandran, Brenda Blankenship, Sandra Bond, James, Donald & Jim Bradshaw, and Jerry Crutcher. Active: Randy, John & Jim Newman, Stan Durham, Dr. Sam Crutcher and Ben Holton.     Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

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Council nods ordinances, defers resolution

 

From Post staff reports

Lebanon City Council approved on first reading an ordinance to name the Personnel Department assistant as the acting director during Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

Council discussed the wording of the measure with its sponsor, Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath noting she hoped the ordinance would have better wording when it is considered on second reading.

 

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Wreck injures two people
 

A two-vehicle mishap early Tuesday afternoon in the 700 block of South Cumberland Street injured two occupants of a white Ford SUV. The Northbound SUV, driven by Dustin Irelan, 27, of Old Hickory, was struck and flipped by a 2004 Toyota driven by a 16-year old female. According to Traffic Division Officer Wayne Howard of the Lebanon Police Department, the Toyota was attempting to pull out of McDonald's and head southbound when it clipped the SUV in one of its rear wheels. Irelan and a female passenger were transported to University Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.

TOMMY BRYAN / The Wilson Post

 

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MTEMC offers tips to curb energy use during cold snap

Middle Tennessee Electric officials want to remind its members that cold weather snaps can push electric bills upwards.

“With much below average temperatures in the forecast, it’s important to remember that we can’t control the weather, but we can curb our home’s energy usage,” said MTEMC Communications Coordinator Todd Palmer. “When temperatures plummet, electric bills typically go up.”

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Council considers naming Acting Personnel Director

From Post staff reports

Lebanon City Council was to consider naming the Personnel Department assistant as the Acting Personnel Director during Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

Council was to consider the ordinance naming the acting director on first reading, sponsored by Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath.

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2009 in review, a look back

(Editor’s note: The dates below refer to stories published in The Wilson Post but do not necessarily correspond to the actual date on which an event may have occurred.)

Jan. 21 - - Barack Obama took office as the 44th President of the U.S., although in the November election Wilson County favored his Republican opponent Sen. John McCain by a margin of  more than 2 to 1. Obama received 15,886 votes in Wilson County and McCain 34,595.

Jan. 23 - - The headline read 83 on list for arrest and referred to a major round-up of suspected drug dealers that stretched over more than two days.

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Wilson Schools, ACLU agree to end Bible distribution

Wilson County school officials have agreed to end the annual practice of allowing the unconstitutional distribution of Bibles to students at a Lebanon elementary school and all other Wilson County schools after the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee threatened to file a lawsuit, an ACLU release said Tuesday.  

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Forecasters: 100% snow

By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post

The Wilson County School System, Lebanon Special School District and McClain Christian Academy, Friendship Christian School and Mt. Juliet Christian Academy will all be closed on Friday, Jan. 8.

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The Mayor Of Memphis Comes Home To Visit
Although he may have slipped back home a couple of times to see his mother since his election, the mayor of Tennessee’s largest city was offi cially welcomed back to Lebanon in early December when he served as Grand Marshal of the city’s annual Christmas parade. A. C. Wharton, who was elected mayor of the City of Memphis in a special election on  October 15 and took office 11 days later, still likes to return home to celebrate and remember his roots.
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Catherine Dickens Stockdale, 82

LEBANON — Graveside services were held Friday morning, January 1 at the Warren Cemetery for Ms.Stockdale, 82, of Germantown. Born in Wilson County, died December 30, 2009, at the Methodist Hospital in Germantown.

She sold Avon for many years and was a member of the Egypt Central Baptist Church in Raleigh. Services were conducted by Brother Donald Owens.

She is survived by children; Lynne (Alan) Perlman and Michael Stephen Stockdale — all of Germantown; sister Marilyn (Tommy) Halbert of Lebanon; grandchildren Mark Steven Perlman and Jeffrey Niel Perlman; and two great grandchildren, Rachel Tara Perlman and Micah A. Perlman.

She was preceded in death by her mother Gertie McCaleb Dickens; stepfather Lutcher Dickens; sister Cecelia McCaleb; and a stepbrother Owen Dickens. Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

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Matthew Anthony Leftrick, 21

LEBANON — Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 4 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Leftrick, 21, of Lebanon. He passed away Jan. 1, 2010.

Services were conducted by Brother Donald Owens and his grandfather Brother Paul R. Leftrick. Interment in Whorton Springs Cemetery, Smithville.

Survivors include father Lonnie Leftrick and mother Abigail Kimbrell; sister Tabitha Leftrick; brother Lonnie Ashley Leftrick; aunts Vickie DeLon and Dewona (Glenn) Mason; uncles Mike (Kathy) Leftrick and Kenny Leftrick; grandparents Paul and Betty Leftrick and James Kimbrell along with numerous cousins; special cousin Tara DeLon; and special friend: Brittany Ramos.

Family and friends served as pallbearers. He is preceded in death by grandmother Helen Leftrick. Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Bratten Barrett, 78

WATTERTOWN — Funeral services were held Monday, January 4 at the Round Lick Baptist Church for Mr. Barrett, 78, of Watertown. Born in DeKalb County and a barber for over 45 years, the US Army veteran died Jan. 2, 2010 at his residence.

He was the son of the late Pete and Ella Spurlock Barrett and a member of the Round Lick Baptist Church. Services were conducted by Rev. Steve Mayle with burial at the Sycamore Cemetery.

Survivors: wife Barbara Barrett; children Tim Barrett and Kim (Gilliam) Vastola — all of Watertown and Bratten L. (Carol) Barrett of Hermitage; grandchildren Bethany and Caleb Barrett and Tyler and Gage Vastola. Also surviving: sisters Inez Wiley, Bettye Robinson, Jean Chapman and Erline Clayborn — all of Lebanon along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be directed to the Round Lick Baptist Church building fund.  Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, in charge of arrangements.

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Robert L. Crawford, 61

LEBANON — Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 2 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Crawford, 61, of Lebanon. Known as “BeBo” to his family and friends, he died Dec. 30, 2009 at University Medical Center.

BeBo worked for Prospect Inc. and was a member of Garden of Prayer and also attended College Hill Church of Christ.   Services were conducted by Rev. Alford Howard. Interment in the Bartons Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include: mother Gertrude Harris of Madison, siblings Martin ( Edna ) Crawford of Watertown and Linda F. Tomason of Madison; niece Cindy (Mike ) Wilson, and other nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by father, Sam Crawford, brothers Milton Crawford and Sam Crawford Jr.
Family and friends served as pallbearers. Honorary: employees of Prospect Inc.

Memorial contributions in memory of BeBo Crawford to Prospect Inc. 960 Maddox Simpson Pkwy. Lebanon 37087. Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.

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