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Gordon Fish, 91

GORDONSVILLE -- Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, February 16 at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes for Mr. Fish, 91, of Lebanon.

A long time resident of the Long Branch Community of DeKalb County, he died Feb. 13, 2009 at his residence in Lebanon.

Born in Temperance Hall to the late Bonnie Buelah Malone and Johnny Lloyd Fish, he retired from TVA after 30 years. Mr. Fish was a member of the Long Branch Community Church (Methodist) and was Sunday School Superintendant for over 50 years.

Services were conducted by Bro. James Lee Williams and Bro. Mark Miller. Interment in Gordonsville Cemetery.

Survivors include: his wife of 74 years Alene Maynard Fish and daughter Ruthene Fletcher -- all of Lebanon. Also surviving are grandchildren Wayne (Debbie) Fletcher and Lisa Rosenboom -- all of Lebanon and Mark (Wanda) Fletcher of Watertown; great grandchildren: Kristi Fletcher, Ashley Cook, Brandi Cousino, Stacy Woods and Emily Woods; seven great, great grandchildren and sister Joyce Trusty of Lancaster..

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sisters Juanita Winfree and Jimneva Self, great grandson Mark Anthony Fletcher, Jr. and son-in-law Fred Fletcher.

Arrangements by Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes.

Infant Dalton Wayne Bush

LEBANON -- Funeral services for infant Dalton Wayne Bush were held Monday afternoon, February 16 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

He was born on January 23, 2009, and passed away Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at the Baptist Hospital in Nashville.

Services were conducted by Eld. Charles Allen Gentry. Interment followed in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: parents Cameron and Brenda Moore Bush; twin sister Scarlett Mae Bush, and sister Savannah Marie Bush -- all of Livingston; grandparents Mike & Debbie Simpson Bush of Lebanon; Donna Mayes of Algood; great grandmother Marie Gibbs Bush of Lebanon; and uncles Robert Brian Keith of Algood and Troy Bush of Lebanon.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Marcia Brown, 93

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, February 17 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Brown, 93, of Mt. Juliet. Known to her family as "Ma", she died February 14, 2009.

Services were conducted by Brother Steve White. Interment followed at Chapman Cemetery in Lebanon with grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Survivors include: grandchildren Frank White, Jr., Steve White, Donna Harmon, Cindy Miller, Timmy White, Melissa Deasy, Sherry Brown, Tammy Luttrell and Micah Wolf; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great, great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by husband John McFarland Brown; children Bo, Kenneth and Ruth Brown and Sue White; parents John & Laura Tomlinson Davis; as well as numerous brothers and sisters.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Homer G. Darnell. 85

LEBANON -- Graveside services for Mr. Darnell, 85, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 18 at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Donald Owens. There will be no visitation prior to the service.

Mr. Darnell passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at Quality Care Nursing Home where he had been a resident for the past 10 years.

There are no immediate survivors.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Mildred Winford, 80

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 18 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Winford, 80, formerly of Lebanon.

Retired from TRW Ross Gear, she died Feb. 13, 2009 at Alterra Sterling House in San Antonio, TX.

Born July 14, 1928 in Monticello KY, she grew up in Lebanon and lived the majority of her life in Wilson County.

The family will be receiving friends Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service.  Services will be conducted by Brother Danny Sellars. Interment in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Survivors include: son Jim (Marilyn) Winford and sister Blanche (Bobby) Smith -- all of San Antonio; nieces Suzanne (Rusty) Weenink, Dianne Marbach, Leanne Smith and Dale Winford.

She is preceded in death by parents Wesley and Lena Trammell, husband Charles "Buddy" Winford and son Randall Winford.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home.

Rev. Earl Thomas Goodwin, Sr., 88

NASHVILLE -- Funeral services will be conducted 11:30 a.m. Thursday, February 19 in Woodlawn’s Dignity Hall for Rev. Goodwin, 88, of Watertown.

A Methodist minister with the United Methodist Middle Tennessee Conference, he died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009.

Rev. Goodwin retired in 1987 after 24 years of service. He was the VFW State chaplain, life member of Knights Eye Foundation and honorary member of the Tennessee General Assembly June 1980.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, between the hours of 4 - 7 p.m., at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home, 660 Thompson Lane, Nashville.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Jerry Mayo and Rev. Hawkins Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Survivors include: his wife Cecelia Jo Goodwin; children Earl Thomas (Tommy) Goodwin, David Ray Goodwin (Gigi), Timothy J. Goodwin (Lori), Cecelia Katherine Jakes (Gilbert), Jean Carol Chance (Harry); 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Rev. Goodwin is preceded in death by his parents; daughters Lydia Ann Goodwin and Linda Elizabeth Goodwin; brothers Paul David Goodwin and Harold Frank Goodwin.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Devilettes top Wilson Central


LEBANON -- Hustling on the defensive end and converting in the clutch, Lebanon’s Devilettes recorded a 57-47 win over No. 7-ranked Wilson Central Monday in the regular season finale for both teams at Campbell Brandon Gymnasium.

The victory halted an 11-game losing streak to the Lady Wildcats and gives first year coach Ashley Johnson’s squad some momentum heading into Thursday’s District 7AAA tournament -- a 7 p.m. home game vs. White County High.

Trailing 27-10 at intermission, Lebanon outscored Central 25-7 in the third quarter, taking the lead for good on a Shay Coggins layup.

LHS senior Icelyn Elie was unstoppable in the third period, scoring 12 of her game high 25 points. She drilled a pair of 3-pointers and used her wingspan to pick off seven steals. Elie, who was named 7AAA MVP earlier in the day, also pulled in five rebounds, handed out three assists and blocked a shot as the Devilettes improved to 11-13 on the season.

Ninth grader McKenzie Lamberson chipped in with eight points, including two 3-pointers, while Marissa Jennings had seven and one 3-point basket.

Coggins finished with six, Bryanna Payton five, Kayla Crowder four and Anna Stafford two points.

Jasmine Hassell led Wilson Central with 16 points while Taylor Peterson added 13 -- including a pair of threes.

Wilson Central ended the regular season at 23-5 overall and is idle until Saturday’s District 9AAA semifinal game at LaVergne.

Wildcats topple LHS -- Wilson Central closed out the regular season with a 53-51 win over Lebanon in Monday's nightcap. Three Wildcats scored in double figures, including Arcavius McMurray with 11 while Jarvis Jenkins and Kelton Stewart pitched in 10 points apiece.

Lebanon was led by senior Robert Crudup with 12 points. Justin Manning added 10 for the Blue Devils (14-12). LHS hosts Riverdale Friday at 7 p.m. in the 7AAA tourney.

Central (14-10) will host Smyrna in the 9AAA tournament Friday at 7 p.m.

Miss Basketball finalists announced


HERMITAGE -- The Miss Basketball Awards will be presented to the top girls and boys in various classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association prior to the championship game awards presentation for each class, respectively.

A statewide committee of sportswriters selected winners based on performance during the 2008-2009 regular season. Academics and character were also taken into consideration. High school head basketball coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists.

The presentation of the Miss Basketball Awards for Division I, Classes A, AA, and AAA will be given during each championship awards ceremony for each class on Saturday, March 14 at the Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

Wilson Central High’s Jasmine Hassell, who won the award in 2008, is again one of the three finalists in the Class AAA division.

She is joined by Taylor Hall of Morristown-West and Jasmine James of Bartlett. Both Hassell and Bartlett have signed with the University of Georgia.

Class A Miss Basketball finalists include: Kayla Christopher of Oliver Springs; Andrea Hobson of McEwen and Laken Leonard of Jackson County.

Class AA Miss Basketball finalists include: Lashay Davis of Upperman; Chassidy Fussell of Obion County and Lauren March of Marshall County.

Evelyn Prichard Orr, 95

VIERA, Fla. -- Evelyn Prichard Orr, 95, one of the first licensed and certified school psychologists in Tennessee, passed away peacefully at the Autumn House in Viera, FL, Saturday, February 14, 2009 after courageously battling Parkinson’s Disease for almost 40 years.

Mrs. Orr was born December 15, 1913, to Joe Blythe and Katherine Webster Prichard in Lebanon. She attended Wilson County public schools before graduating from Ocoee High School in Orange County, FL in 1931.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cumberland University in 1936, where she played basketball for four years and was selected as "Miss Cumberland" her senior year.

She was awarded her Masters of Arts degree in educational psychology from the University of Chattanooga, and pursued post-graduate education at the University of Tennessee on the Chattanooga and Knoxville campuses.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Calvin Orr who died in 1985, her parents, son Jon B. Orr, brother J.W. (Bill) Prichard, and sister Bettye Kate Hall.

She is survived by her daughter Nancy Orr (Bill) Schwarze of Cape Canaveral, FL; granddaughter Kathy Winkler (Ralph) Hoskins of Cadillac, MI; grandson John B. (Kelly) Winkler of Nashville, TN; four great grandchildren; sister Estelle (Jimmy) Jewell of Lebanon, TN; and sister-in-law Vanesse (James) Rowe, of Bolton, CT.

Mrs. Orr began her teaching career at Watertown High School and taught in Roane County before she and her husband moved to Chattanooga in 1946. She was a teacher and administrator in the Hamilton County school system before working at the University of Chattanooga Junior Reading Clinic for two years. Mrs. Orr served as the Supervisor of Guidance and Psychological Services for Hamilton County, a position which she held until retiring in 1976. She taught speed reading and conducted reading workshops throughout the United States.

In 1993, she received Cumberland University’s Phoenix Award for outstanding service to others. Mrs. Orr was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma among other professional and honorary associations and listed in Who’s Who of American Women and Outstanding Educators in America.

As a member of the White Oak Methodist Church, she taught Sunday School for many years as well as directing many church programs. She moved her membership to the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach, FL when she moved to Florida in 1985 after the death of her husband to be close to her daughter and grandchildren.

Mrs. Orr traveled extensively throughout the United States as well as Switzerland, England, China, the Bahamas, Australia, England, and Mexico. Her hobbies included knitting, other crafts, and reading.

She was known for her warm, loving smile and will be missed by all of those who knew her.

A memorial service for Florida friends and family at the Beckman Williamson Funeral Home in Cocoa Beach, FL will be announced later this week.

Funeral services will be held in Tennessee at a later date with a graveside service at Chattanooga Memorial Gardens in Hixon. Her nephew, Joe B. Jewell, will preside over the Tennessee services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Association, Autumn House, 7999 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera, FL, or the Hospice of Health First in Melbourne, FL.

Heart Fund close to heart of hairstylist

The Wilson Post

Trisha McCarter has personal reasons to support the American Heart Association.

She’s lost her father and two of her brothers to heart disease.

“If what I give saves one sister, one mama, one daughter from having to go through what we have, then it’s worth it,” McCarter said in an interview at Hair Unlimited where she works as a cosmetologist.

Last year she donated half of all she made on one Saturday to the Heart Fund, by sponsoring her daughter’s efforts to raise money for the Byars Dowdy Jump Rope for Heart event.

Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan seeks public opinion

Public meeting set for Wilson County on Feb. 26

A comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for the greater Nashville region is currently in development by the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

The MPO is working with local governments, businesses, non-profit organizations and the general public to prepare the plan, which will help establish bicycle and pedestrian transportation priorities for Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Wilson and Williamson counties, plus the cities of Spring Hill and Springfield. 

CU goes 3-2 in Alabama


MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Sam Kikla went 4-for-8 with five runs scored and five RBIs and Eric Mull drove in four runs, helping 11th-ranked Cumberland split a doubleheader at 18th-ranked Auburn-Montgomery Sunday.

The Bulldogs (3-2) dropped the opener, 12-6, but Lebanon’s Christian Jennings tossed the final two innings to post the save in a 7-6 game two triumph for CU.

Kikla was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and four RBIs in the opener, including a pair of home runs. The Malabar, Fla., native scored twice and drove in another run in the second contest.

Auburn-Montgomery (7-4) scored eight runs in the second inning in the first game to take control in a 12-6 victory. The Senators had the tying run on third in the third and sixth innings and had the leadoff man reach in the seventh in the second game but failed to capitalize.

Luke Whittaker (1-0) pitched in-and-out of trouble for the five-plus innings he tossed for the Bulldogs in the second game, picking up the victory by allowing five runs, one earned, on six hits. CU committed four errors in the contest, all of which led to AUM runs.

Jennings also had runners on base in both of his innings of work, including a two-out triple in the sixth where he stranded the runner at third and then the leadoff man in the seventh. But the freshman lefty induced a 6-4-3 doubleplay and then another groundout to post the save.

Saturday in Montgomery, Robert Post and Adam Sprague both tossed three-hit shutouts and leadoff hitter Sam Kikla scored five runs in the doubleheader, as Cumberland defeated Faulkner University, 6-0 and 15-0.

Eric Mull drove in seven runs in the twinbill, the first two wins of the season for the Bulldogs (2-1). CU won the second game in just five innings because of the 10-run rule.

Kikla, Mull, Matt Holliman, Max Kautz and Will Curry all collected two hits in the second game, while Kikla scored three times in the opener and Holliman drove in three runs with a bases-clearing double in a four-run second inning.

Post (1-0) tossed a three-hit shutout for CU, walking three and striking out five. Faulkner had at least one baserunner in the first six innings, but the Mt. Juliet Christian Academy product induced a pair of groundball doubleplays and the Eagles also lined into another twin-killing.

In the second contest, Holliman doubled down the leftfield line with one out in the first and scored on Mull’s single to left. The Bulldogs added six runs in the second and eight more in the third, taking advantage of three Faulkner errors along the way.

In the second Max Kautz and Curry both singled and Blake Simmons walked to load the bases. Kikla drove home two runs with a single and Holliman followed with an RBI single of his own. Mull then belted the Bulldogs second home run of the season, a three-run shot, for a 7-0 CU advantage.

Kautz led off the third with a solo homer. Curry was hit, Kikla singled again and Holliman reached on a fielder’s choice, loading the bases. Mull walked to force in a run and two more runs scored after a throwing error by Faulkner shortstop Austin Adams. A Kautz two-out walk forced in another run and Curry cleared the bases with a double to rightcenter for the final runs of the contest.

Sprague (1-0) walked two and struck out four in five innings of work, inducing eight ground ball outs. Again Faulkner had at least one baserunner in every inning but had only one reach second base.

In Friday’s season-opener, Zack Diekmann hit a solo homer but 11th-ranked Cumberland managed just five hits in a 4-1 loss at 18th-ranked Auburn-Montgomery Friday in a game called after six innings because of rain.

AUM’s Stephen Yates (3-0) picked up the win with six innings of work, walking two and striking out one while allowing the five hits and one run. Richard Timbrook (0-1), the CU starter, took the loss, giving up four runs, two earned, on eight hits in 4.1 innings. He walked four and did not strikeout a batter.

The Senators (6-1) scored once in the bottom of the first when leadoff batter Cody Shields singled in the middle of the infield and moved to third on Shane Moye’s single through the leftside. Tanner Williams grounded into a 6-3 doubleplay, but Shields scored on the play for an early lead.

Cumberland opens the home schedule next weekend against Iowa Wesleyan, with doubleheaders on Saturday (12 Noon) and Sunday (12:30 p.m.).

Leading the nation

By Commissioner GERLAD NICELY
Tennessee Department of Transportation

It is a fact that a competitive and growing economy requires a quality transportation system. For a decade the nation's truckers have recognized the volunteer state as one of the top five roadway systems in the country and for the past two years I-40 in Tennessee has been recognized as the best segment of roadway in the nation. That is a major vote of confidence in our transportation network, considering the fact that freight systems in the U.S. transported approximately $15 billion in goods in 2005, nearly 80 percent of which moved by trucks on the roads.

Post letter writer was right about electric bills and 'sticker shock'

To the Editor: 

This letter is also for any Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation people who have the nerve to read this:

Bob Chaffin's Feb. 4 letter in The Wilson Post makes sense but no likely will be disregarded by anyone who has the ability to do anything about it.

School board member wants 4th block changed back for athletes

To the Editor:

To all the coaches, athletes and parents of athletes, I want to apologize to you for the recent action that was taken concerning 4th block. Just for everyone’s information, the Wilson County Board of Education did not vote for this change, but this school board member is ready to get it changed back like it was.

Jimmy Floyd Family Center benefits citizens, don't turn over to Y

To the Editor:

I read with dismay of the problems that the City of Lebanon is facing funding the Jimmy Floyd Family Center.

During the 18 years that our family has lived in Lebanon, three great things have happened. While I was not the best fan of former Mayor Don Fox, these things happened on his watch. I refer to the Don Fox Park, the Jimmy Floyd Center and the Music City Star commuter train.

Budget panel defers architects bill to Education Committee

The Wilson Post

Wilson County Commission’s Budget Committee voted to defer a decision on payment of the architect’s bill for designing the new Lebanon High School to the Education Committee at Thursday night’s meeting.

The education panel was to meet prior to the budget committee Thursday, but postponed its meeting until Feb. 23, according to education committee Chair Paul Abercrombie.


EMTAR president: Wilson home sales expected to increase in 09

The Wilson Post

Foreclosures may have been up in Wilson County in 2008, but an official with the local real estate association said 2009 is already improving for buyers and agents.

Lyndon LaFevers, president of the Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors, said Thursday he was feeling much more optimistic about home sales for 2009 as opposed to last year.

“We had a really slow, nothing, in November and December,” he said, but noted phone calls have picked up since January from prospective buyers.

Preparing for disaster, readying for the next emergency

Local churches host Red Cross training
From Post staff reports
When the next crisis sends hundreds of evacuees to Wilson County, will we be ready?

That’s the question that two local churches will address with the help of the Red Cross.

College Hills Church of Christ and First United Methodist will host Red Cross training in February for disaster relief shelters. The sessions will meet on Saturday, Feb. 14 at College Hills and Saturday, Feb. 28 at First Methodist from 9 a.m. to noon.

The churches scheduled the training as a result of College Hills hosting more than 130 evacuees from Hurricane Gustav in September 2008.

Union swamps Cumberland
LEBANON -- Fifth-ranked Union used a 31-12 run to start the second half to break open a tight game and cruised to a 92-67 victory over 15th-ranked Cumberland Thursday night in men’s basketball action at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

Cumberland (20-4, 10-3 TSAC) played one of its worst all-around games of the season, as Union came up with more loose balls and beat the Bulldogs on the boards, winning the battle of the glass, 44-27, including 15 offensive rebounds.

Matt Neaville scored the first seven points of the second period for Union (20-5, 10-1) and Greg Truvillion netted eight points during the opening run of the half, as Union built its lead to as many as 29 points.

Truvillion finished with a game-high 27 points and added nine rebounds, while Neaville posted 17 points and Keith Tolliver added 13 for Union.

Rontreal Braxton scored a game-high 15 points for Cumberland, while Kenneth Simms added 14 points, including 12 in the first half. Brandon Powell posted 13 points for CU as well.

Cumberland committed 10 turnovers in the first half but stayed in the game by shooting 55 percent from the field and forcing seven miscues from Union. The visitors led from the opening basket but CU kept the deficit at six points or less until the final minutes of the period.

The big play of the half came at the 7:59 mark when Truvillion made a basket and was fouled. After the foul CU’s Mario Stowers was whistled for a technical, which Neaville turned into two points. Truvillion then hit his free throw for a five-point play and a 33-25 Union advantage.

Union pushed its lead to 10 points late in the half after a 3-pointer from Tolliver and took a 41-34 edge into intermission. Simms scored 12 points in the period for the Bulldogs, as did Truvillion.

WOMEN'S GAME -- Cumberland's Lady Bulldogs shot 17 percent in the first half and never recovered, falling to top-ranked Union University, 96-45, Thursday at the Floyd Center.

The Bulldogs (7-19, 3-10 TSAC) made just six field goals in the opening half, including starting the contest only 2-of-18 from the field. CU had a four-minute and seven-minute drought in the first half and trailed 47-9 late in the opening period.

Cumberland embarks on a three-game road swing beginning Monday at Martin Methodist at 6 p.m.

The Bulldogs final home game of the season is Saturday, February 28 vs. rival Trevecca at 2 p.m. Senior Day activities will take place between the women’s and men’s game.

J. Doyle Griffin, 93

WATERTOWN – Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, February 14 at Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Griffin, 93, of Watertown. Son of the late Ballard and Mettie Cunningham Griffin, he passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009.

A graduate of Watertown High School, Mr. Griffin was a longtime member and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church, a charter member of the Watertown Lions Club and actively involved in other civic endeavors.

He was owner and operator of Griffin’s Grocery for many years, was an avid sports fan and loyal supporter of the Vanderbilt Commodores and New York Yankees.

The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Friday. Services will be conducted by Rev. Tim Diffenderfer. Interment will follow at Jones Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Griffin is survived by sons John (Joyce) Griffin, David (Brenda) Griffin and Richard (Virginia) Griffin — all of Nashville. Also surviving is sister Dara Shaver of Murfreesboro; grandchildren Ben (Kate) Griffin, Eric (Emily) Griffin, Michael Griffin, Ginger and Lynne Griffin; great grandchildren Jackson, Charlie, Lindsey and Mason; sisters-in-law Juanita Griffin and Grace Donnell.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Griffin is preceded in death by his wife Sarah Vaught Griffin; brothers Wayne, Layne and Fred; sisters Ellen and Edith.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, c/o Jim Kidwell, 6677 Sparta Pike, Watertown, TN 37184.

Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown.

Flora Mai Harper, 100

GORDONSVILLE -- Graveside services were held at the Gordonsville Cemetery Thursday, February 5 for Mrs. Harper, 100, of Gordonsville. She died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 at Sumner Hospice at Gallatin Healthcare Center.

Mrs. Harper was born January 22, 1909 in New Middleton, the daughter of the late Minnie Frances Turner and Willie Baker.

She worked as a cook at Gordonsville School, at the Carthage Shirt Corporation and Precision Rubber Company in Lebanon. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Gordonsville.

Services were conducted by Brother Mike Christian.

Survivors include: sons Glenn McClanahan of South Carthage and Bobby Harper of Lebanon, five grandchildren, seven great granchildren, five great, great granchildren; sisters Myrtle Reed of Nashville and Delia Preston of Carthage, brothers Rev. Howard Baker of Indiana and Thayer Baker of Nashville.

In addition to her parents, seven siblings preceded her in death, as did son Clyde William McClanahan and husband Erle D. Harper (January 26, 1981).

Gordosnville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.

William Dumas Boles, 95

GORDONSVILLE -- Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, February 13 at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes for Mr. Boles, 95, of New Middleton.

Retired from Ross Gear Division of TRW Industries, Lebanon, he died Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at Smith County Health Care Center, Carthage.

Mr. Boles was born January 31, 1914 in Overton County, the son of the late Myrtle Pigg and William Perry Boles. He was a farmer and was a member of the Flat Rock Church of Christ.

The family will receive friends Friday from 10 a.m. until service time.

Services will conducted by Wayne Hunt and Edward L. Anderson. Interment will follow in Brush Creek Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include children: T. S. (Barbara) Boles of Hawaii, Roger (Phyllis) Boles of Lebanon, Gail (Robert) Hall, Sherry Gentry and Doyle (Freda) Boles -- all of Watertown and Beverly (Dale) White of New Middleton.

Also surviving is daughter-in-law Jan Boles, son-in-law, James Shrum, 16 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, two great, great grandchildren and brothers Robert Boles of Livingston and James Boles of Brush Creek.

Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline M. Morgan Thorson, 92

NASHVILLE -- Funeral services will be conducted 12 Noon, Friday, February 13 at the Baha’i Faith Community Center, 1556 Bell Road, for Mrs. Thorson, 92, of Mt. Juliet.

The daughter of the late Walker and Opal Boroughs Morgan, she died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, following an extended illness.

Mrs. Thorson graduated Sherwood School of Music and later, Seattle Pacific College. She lived a full and productive life as a wife, mother, classroom teacher and active member of the Baha’i Faith. She devoted her life to education, whether in a public school, tutoring neighborhood children or teaching Baha’i children’s classes.  The burial will be private.

Survivors include: her husband of 62 years Theodore Thorson; daughter Janine (Wayne) Ray; granddaughters Lily Ray and Lea (Tracy Feldman) Ray; sister Dorothea (Wells) Brocklehurst; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by brothers Keith, Max, Roger and Gilbert Morgan, and sister Rhea Shorts.

Memorials may be made to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038. The family wishes to thank the staff of Donelson Place and Alive Hospice.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

William Doyle Bilbrey, 72

JAMESTOWN -- Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 14 at the Mundy Funeral Home in Pickett County for Mr. Bilbrey, 72, of Mt. Juliet.

Retired from the U.S. Navy and Wright Industries after 25 years of employment, he died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 at the home of his daughter in Lenoir City.

The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Mundy Funeral Home.

Services will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Pritchard West Cemetery, with military honors conferred by the Pickett County VFW.

Survivors include: daughter Denisa Dayle (David) Matlock Lenoir City and Kimberly Jo Bilbrey Finchum of Mt. Juliet. Also surviving is brother James Bilbrey of Hermitage; grandchildren Maddison Emily Matlock, Jonathan Cole Matlock and Jason Lane Matlock -- all of Lenoir City and Landon West Finchum of Mt. Juliet; as well as several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews; and special mother-in-law, Stella West.

Mr. Bilbrey is preceded in death by his wife of 37 years Joretta West Bilbrey; parents Ina Jane Crisp Bilbrey Wilson and Joe Landon Bilbrey; and stepfather Sam Wilson.

Pallbearers: Johnny Dwight West, Evan West, Cole Matlock, Lane Matlock, Jimmy Bilbrey, Kenny West and Landon West Finchum.

Mundy Funeral Home, Jamestown, is in charge of arrangements.


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