By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post
Karli Costley’s wish is finally coming true as the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee is granting her Disney World wish by providing her with a tip to the amusement park.
The beautiful little girl, who suffers from retinoblastoma, wished to have a Disney Adventure.
The Granville Fall Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 3 will feature the dedication of a Tennessee Civil War Trails marker to honor Col. Sidney Smith Stanton and Sgt. Thomas Jefferson Lee.
The marker is located on Down Memory Lane between Sutton General Store and Granville Museum. Civil War Trails is a multi-state program that identifies more than 700 Civil War sites. The marker will be dedicated on Oct. 3 at 11:30 a.m. honoring the two famous Granville soldiers. Immediately following the dedication, a re-enactment of Granville, Tennessee-Oct. 24, 1885 will occur. On this great day a reunion of 5,000 Confederate soldiers assembled in Granville to pay eloquent tributes to the memory of gallant Col. S.S. (Sidney) Stanton of Granville who was killed at Resaga, Ga. on May 13, 1864. He was killed leading a charge on the Union Army. The re-enactors will march up Clover Street to the Halfacre Stage on Memory Lane for the re-enactment.
Millworks Theatre, a multi-functional entertainment venue now open at The Mill at Lebanon, announces a special evening performance combining country music revue “That’s Country!” with legendary recording group Restless Heart on Friday, Sept. 25.
Millworks Theatre’s "Evening Series" of musicals, comedies and dramas are performed on Thursday through Saturday evenings and Sunday Matinees. The "Afternoon Series" of fast paced song and dance variety shows, light comedies and musicals are Tuesday through Saturday matinees at 1:30 p.m. And now, theatre patrons can experience a little bit of “Branson”-style entertainment at Millworks Theatre with a show featuring guest artist, Restless Heart.
Slowly but surely, the distinctive fingerprints of Michael Manous are appearing across Lebanon and other Tennessee towns.
The Knoxville native and architect with a bent toward New Urbanism has had his designs on Wilson County since he made Lebanon his home base 16 years ago.
By ANNE DONNELL
Tell me about “neither – nor.” Does it take a singular verb or a plural verb if the “neither-nor” is connected to the subject like, “Neither the kittens or the puppy like the hot weather.”
-I Try To Do It Right!
By Congressmen BOB CLEMENT
What I learned from Senator Anna Belle Clement O’Brien.
My aunt Anna Belle always said “politics” is a beautiful word. It’s not because politics used to be a kinder, gentler environment in her day.
She’s seen her share of ugliness during political campaigns, and she’s also maneuvered some extremely tricky political situations. She said “politics” is a beautiful word because she witnessed first hand its power in changing lives.
Wilson Bank & Trust Investment Services has cancelled a planned meeting with a representative from the Social Security Administration that was set for 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17 at the bank’s main office.
The meeting was cancelled due to illness and will be rescheduled at a later date.
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, September 16 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Costley, 77, of Old Hickory. A member of Faith Baptist Church and a former longtime employee of Castner’s, she died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009.
The daughter of the late Lawrence A. and Neola Winters Felts, Mrs. Costley was preceded in death by her first husband, Bobby Dougharty and her second husband, Bobby Costley.
Services were conducted by Pastor Clay Faircloth and Rev. Michael Connell. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Survivors include: children Kevin (Amy) Costley, Travis (Margaret) Dougharty, Belinda (Gary) Fleming and Sheron Searcey; grandchildren Sarah and Sam Fleming, Daniel (Alaina) Dougharty, Noel and Ryan (Shanna) Searcey and Brandon (Lauren), Kayla, Braden, Alyssa and Karli Costley; great-grandchildren Owen, Ethan and Addison Dougharty, Gwendolyn, Madalyn and Erica Searcey.
In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Costley was also preceded in death by son Daryl Dougharty and sister Geraldine Goodman.
Active pallbearers: Brandon Costley, Braden Costley, Daniel Dougharty, Noel Searcey, Sam Fleming, Chad Etheridge, Chris Brown and Bruce Brown. Honorary: Ryan Searcey, Harriet McReynolds, Nancy Gass, Jeri Lyn Brown and Tyler Brown.
Memorials may be made to Karli’s Kause at any branch of Wilson Bank & Trust.
Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, was in charge of arrangements.
OLD HICKORY -- Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, September 17 at Hermitage Funeral Home for Mr. Tanner, 73, of Mt. Juliet. Retired from American Airlines after 40 years of service, he died Sept. 14, 2009 after a seven year battle with cancer.
Visitation is set Wednesday, 4 - 8 p.m. and Thursday, 10 - 11 a.m., at Hermitage Funeral Home, 535 Shute Lane, Old Hickory. Services will be conducted by Rev. Bill George. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: wife Donna Tanner; children JoAnne Tanner and Jim (Renee) Tanner; grandchildren Cole Tanner, Kyle Tanner, Brittany Tanner, Whitney Tanner, Kayla Jackson and Kristen Jackson; siblings: Ross Tanner, Phyllis Tanner, Ann Rhea and Kathy Hall.
He is preceded in death by son Bill Tanner, Jr.; granddaughter Kaci Tanner; parents Bud and Elizabeth Tanner. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Donations may be made to Alive Hospice.
Hermitage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Monday, September 7 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Harris, 73, of Watertown. Born in Wilson County to the late Archie Lee and Winnie Cunningham Harris, he died Sept. 5, 2009 at his residence.
A former employee of Le-Al-Co, he was a member of the Watertown First Baptist Church, a graduate of Watertown High School and a veteran -- having served in the U.S. Army.
Services were conducted by Rev. Ronnie Smith and Edsel Floyd. Burial was at the Cunningham Cemetery.
Survivors include: wife Jeanette Prichett Harris of Watertown and sons Bruce (Vivian) Harris of Murfreesboro, Alan Harris of Watertown and Lynn (Kim) Harris of Gordonsville. Also surviving are grandchildren Jake, Matt, Spring, Josh and Steven; great granddaughter Kaylynn; sisters Jo Frances (Kenneth) Askew of Carthage and Lynda Sue Simpson of Watertown along with special friends Charlie and Pat Reeder.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Harris is preceded in death by brother William Robert Harris.
Active pallbearers included: Ed Roberts, John Johnson, Bob Huddleston, Jake Harris, Matt Harris, Steven Harris and Josh Harris. Honorary: Joe Lynch, Joe Malone, Mike Bailey, Ray Jennings, Ray Bass, Ted Wright, Bobby Mount, Ricky Sanders, Johnny Blair, Bobby Harvey, Bill Robinson, Junior Bain, Don Bass, Jimmy Majors, Ed Bailey, Wayne Rodgers, Don Moser, Ricky Martin. Gene Shehane, Ricky Vantrease, Alan Shehane and Joe Parkerson.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, September 15 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Frease, 77, of Mt. Juliet. Born Sept. 8, 1932 in Akron, OH, he died Sept. 12, 2009.
Mr. Frease earned a Masters Degree from Kent State University in 1964. He was a member of Joy Church International in Mt. Juliet, where he served as an usher and was a veteran of the U.S. Army – having served two years in Japan.
He began work at Babcock & Wilcox Co. in Barberton, OH in 1956 and retired as president of the Trimble Company in Johnson City in 2003. He was the son of the late Harold G. and Oweita Mae Frease.
Services were conducted by Pastor David Goldner. A graveside service and burial will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with military honors.
A memorial service will be conducted 7 p.m. Wednesday at Joy Church International.
Survivors include: wife Peggy Frease and sons Pastor Jim (Anne) Frease and David G. (Jennifer) Frease – all of Mt. Juliet. Also surviving are grandchildren David G. Frease, Jr., Brittany L. Frease, Seth Frease, Julia Frease and Johnathan Frease.
Memorial donations may be made to Joy Church International of Mt. Juliet, P.O. Box 247, Mt. Juliet, 37121. Bond Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, September 16 at the Sellars Funeral Home, 313 West Baddour Parkway, for Mr. Hudson, 56, of Lebanon. A veteran of the United State Army and an avid UT fan, he passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009.
Services were conducted by Brother Michael Grooms and Brother Danny Sellars. Interment was at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Pallbearers: friends at the Veteran’s Home.
Survivors include brothers Jackie Lynn Hudson and Robert Ewing Hudson; aunts Ruth (Ben) Gleaves, Ann (Charles) Romano and Margaret Colwell; along with numerous cousins. He is preceded in death by parents Rubert and Barbara Marable Hudson.
Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, was in charge of arrangements.
By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post
Lebanon City Council voted to defer all actions against CoreTech to the next scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6 and decided to send a letter inviting CoreTech President Greg Quinn to the meeting to say what he wants to say as well as answer any questions the council might have for him.
Council took the action at Tuesday night’s regular meeting. Councilors are seeking to rescind any financial incentives previously approved for the company.
From Post staff reports
One man was injured after his vehicle overturned Tuesday afternoon on the Lebanon Public Square.
By JOHN B. BRYAN
The Wilson Post
Wilson County Commission District 7 seat will soon become vacant and the wife of commissioner may seek to fill the position.
By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post
CoreTech Industries, Inc. is no longer considering locating its headquarters in Lebanon.
CoreTech President Greg Quinn said in a letter that was to be presented to media and Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead at last night’s City Council meeting that “We, the management of CoreTech, are indeed sorry that we will no longer be locating our project in Lebanon, Tennessee.”
DAR to visit Byars Dowdy Elementary on Sept. 17
Thursday, Sept. 17, begins the national celebration of Constitution Week.
The weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. The Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those unalienable rights to every American.
WOODBURY -- Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 15 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home for Mr. Bryson, 83, of Cannon County.
A native of Cannon County and the son of the late Dexter & Gertrude Campbell Bryson, he died Sept. 12 at Alvin C. York Medical Center following an extended illness.
He was a member of Red Hill Church of Christ, a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Army and was a retired business owner and minister.
The family will receive friends Monday until 8 p.m. at Woodbury Funeral Home. Services will be conducted by Brother Eddie Duke. Burial will follow at Riverside Gardens with full military honors provided by VFW & Am. Legion of McMinnville.
Mr. Bryson is survived by his wife of 60 years Mallie L. "Judy" Bryson of Woodbury; children: William "Bill" (Joan) Bryson Jr. of Lebanon, Michael Ray "Cricket" (Geraldine) Bryson of Woodbury, Melinda Kay (Wade) Simmons of Manchester, Terry Dwight (Rita) Bryson of Readyville, Sharon Frances (Larry) Reeves of Murfreesboro, Robert Earl "Robbie" (Debra) Bryson of Woodbury and Rita Michelle (Alan) Hale of Murfreesboro.
Also surviving is his brother, Johnny Bryson of Readyville. along with 16 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Bryson was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Stacey.
Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Call 615-563-2311 for more information.
By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post
Protesters carrying signs that said “Patriots respect the office of the President,” “Stop censoring positive messages” and “Mr. Davis the Dictator” lined the entrance of the parking lot of the Wilson County Board of Education prior to its meeting held this past Thursday.
The protestors were upset that students in Wilson County Schools were not allowed to view President Barack Obama’s recent speech to students encouraging them to stay in school.
Julio CervantesJUILIO CERVANTES IS OVERALL WINNER
LEBANON -- Thirty-five year old Julio Cervantes clocked a time of 18:25 Saturday morning to win the sixth annual Sherry’s Run 5K. The overall women’s winner was 29-year old Katherine Kopinski who finished the course in 21:04.
Jeff Brown, 45, was the male masters winner at 20:33 while 40-year old Amy Breedlove was the female masters winner with a time of 23:30.
An all-time record of over 3,100 runners, walkers and supporters flocked to Sherry’s Run to support Wilson County’s largest grassroots cancer fundraising effort.
BULLDOGS STAND 1-1 ON SEASON
LEBANON -- Travis Carter registered 198 total yards of offense and two touchdowns and the Cumberland defense held Georgetown College to just 81 yards on the ground in a 31-21 Bulldog victory Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium.
The win was the first for the Bulldogs over Georgetown since 1998 and just the third for Cumberland against the Tigers in the last 20 years.
"We were more physical today, in both the offense and defensive lines," said CU head coach Dewayne Alexander. We’ve got good skill players on the perimeter and we can throw the ball deep, but there are times you need to be able to line up and run the football.
By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post
Elevating Entertainment premiered its newest movie, “Much Ado About Middle School” which was mostly filmed in Wilson County, last night at the Belcourt Theater in Nashville.
Elevating Entertainment is run by award-winning artist, songwriter, producer and filmmaker Dave Moody and his son Josh, who wrote “Much Ado.” Josh is a student at Vanderbilt University.