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Gallatin to be site of Tennessees first Transit Ready Development

Greensboro North mixed-use community will be a stop on Nashvilles proposed Northeast Corridor transit line

Gallatin has the green light to become the site of the first Transit Ready Development (TRD) in Tennessee following an unanimously vote of the Gallatin City Council to approve a rezoning request for the development of 150 acres of land in Gallatin for the Greensboro North mixed-use community. It was also a signal that developers and municipalities are taking a long-range look at the importance of transportation options.

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Community Calendar, March 14 - 23, 2012

March 14

The Gallatin Chapter of TVA Retirees meets at King Solomon Masonic Lodge on East Main Street at 1 p.m. Guest speaker is Sumner County Sheriff, Sonny Weatherford. For more information, call Al Goguen at 325-6938.

March 16

The Col. Jethro Sumner Chapter, D.A.R., will have a chapter meeting at 1 p.m., at the Hartsville Pike Church of Christ, 744 Hartsville Pike. The Women's Issues program will feature a representative from Home Safe, Advocates for Domestic Violence. Hostesses for the meeting will be Carolyn Compton and Yvonne McCrary. For more information, please call 596-2331.

March 17

St. Patricks Potluck and Dance is from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Gallatin Senior Center. Music is by Southern Country.

Volunteers are needed to assist in planting trees at Triple Creek Park, 1350 East Broadway beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m.

March 18

The Senior Choir of Rome Missionary Baptist Church, 1277 Avondale Road, invites the public to come and help celebrate their annual choir anniversary at 2:30 p.m.

The Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance is hosting a Feral Cat Clinic. The cost of the surgery and rabies vaccine is a donation. SSNA has feral cat traps to lend. Appointments are necessary. Schedule yours by calling 452-2233. Preference is given to TNR persons or feral cat colony caregivers. No household pets will be done on this day. This project was made possible through a grant received from the ASPCA.

March 19-24

The Gallatin Civic Center is offering American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification classes. CPR/AED certification is also offered during these classes. For prices and times call 451-5911.

March 23

Gallatin Arts Council is hosting Nashville Ballets Aesops Fables at 7 p.m. at the Palace Theater. The ballet is sponsored in part by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Community Foundation of Middle TN. Free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. www.gallatinartscouncil.org

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Mid-Cumberland Head Start/Early Head Start is currently recruiting children and Mothers-to-be through age four for the 2012-2013 school years. This nationally accredited and 3-star preschool program is federally subsidized and offers medical and dental screenings, individual education plans for each child and a researched curriculum. There are also limited number of full year, full day slots for parents who are interested in paying for quality program or have a child care broker certificate. For more information contact Sandi Cummings, Family Service Coordinator at 451-0323 or Jackie Mungle, Family Service Coordinator at 451-9804.

Gallatin C.A.R.E.S. is hosting a program called Back on Track every Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at 241 W. Eastland Avenue. The program addresses hurts, habits and hang-ups. Call 452-5732 for more information.

The following Sumner County locations will provide free VITA tax preparation assistance. Please bring photo ID, Social Security card(s) and last years tax return. Gallatin: Gallatin Senior Citizens Center, 200 East Franklin Street, every Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 3 p.m. beginning January 31 through April 12. Portland: Elmer Hinton Public Library, 201 Portland Blvd., every Saturday beginning February 4 though March 31, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. E-filing provided no charge, but all parties must be present.

Senior Citizens Center serves a hot lunch, meat and two vegetables, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. weekdays. The cost is $3 and is open to the public.

A Support group for Parkinsons patients and spouses/caregivers meets at The Blackeyed Pea restaurant in Hendersonville the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m.

Alzheimers Support Group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Elmcroft of Hendersonville, 1020 Carrington Place, 264-2440.

Sertoma of Gallatin has a drop off box at the Gallatin Senior Citizens Center on East Franklin St. near the square for anyone who would like to donate a used hearing aid to be given to HEAR Nashville to refurbish and provide hearing for someone who cannot afford a hearing aid on their own.

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Election 2012: precinct by precinct results of primary vote

Click Here to view the precinct by precinct results from the March 6, 2012 primary election

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Obituaries for March 9, 2012

Christine Spears Martin

age 94, of Gallatin, passed away Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Funeral service was Saturday, March 3 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Reverend Lorin Pedigo and Brother Noel Quinn officiating. Interment followed in Sumner Memorial Gardens with Scott Martin, Patrick Roark, Laik Martin, Hunter Goad, Barry Butler, Chase Butler, John Major and Phil Roark serving as pallbearers. Mrs. Martin was born July 17, 1917 in Westmoreland, daughter of the late Johnnie W. Spears, Sr. and Carrie Graves Spears. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband, Raymond Martin; brothers, Johnnie W. Spears, Jr., Gerald Spears and Mayner Spears and sisters, Beatrice Graves and Ruby Durham. She is survived by daughter, Janice Roark (Bill); son, Carsey Martin (Nancy Jo) all of Gallatin; brother, Cordell Spears (Bobbie) of Hendersonville; sister, Jean Dickens (Joe) of Nashville; grandchildren, Cindy Butler (Barry), Mitzi Goad, Scott Martin (Amanda) all of Gallatin, Jackie Major (John) of Hopkinsville, KY and Patrick Roark of Nashville; step grandchildren, Tony Roark (Rita) of McCalla, Alabama and Phil Roark (Wanda) of Gallatin; great grandchildren, Chase Butler, Morgan Goad, Hunter Goad, Laik Martin, Madison Major and Lauren Major; step-great grandchildren, Kyle Roark, Cliff Pond, Jenny Conner and Tyler Way. Online condolences may be submitted at alexanderfh.info.

James Jim Ira White

age 65, of Gallatin, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012. Graveside service was Friday March 2, 2012 at 10 a.m. from Sumner Memorial Gardens with Bill Jones officiating. Mr. White was born in Cambridge, MA on September 12, 1946, son of the late Malvin and Ellen Hackney White. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Jordanne and twin brother Michael White. He is survived by his wife, Lynne White of Gallatin; sister, Susan Fradkin (Michael) of Florida; brother Lyndon White (Linda) of Alaska; children, James White, Jr. (Dawn Wallace-White) of New Jersey, Michael White of Florida, Jasmine White of Gallatin, Tiffany White of Indiana, Stephanie White of Florida, Joseph Utera and Richard Utera both of New York; step-sons, Stephen Jones (Jennifer) of Florida and Mark Jones (Mary) of Hendersonville; seven grandchildren, Gabriel and Willow Wallace, Austin and Hailie Jones, Charlene Toledo, Kris and Zavyer Jones. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the Jimmy Fund, a cancer fund through the Red Sox Baseball organization.

Patrick Joseph Tucker

age 63, of Gallatin, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012. Funeral service was Tuesday, March 6 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with Dr. Larry Yarborough and Reverend Brian Prince officiating. Interment followed in Crestview Memorial Park. Mr. Tucker was born December 22, 1948 in West Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Leslye Phillips Tucker; daughters, Lauren Ashley Tucker, Cayce Danielle Tucker and Bailey Paige Tucker; son, Timothy Patrick Tucker; grandson, Lee Tucker all of Gallatin; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dan and Martha Phillips; grandmother-in-law, Louise Phillips, all of Hendersonville; brother-in-law, Jim Phillips of Florida; sister-in-law, Nickie Phillips of New York; mother, Mary B. Tucker of Kentucky and nine brothers and sisters and their families. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Glendon Tucker. Mr. Tucker was a devoted husband and father and was a member of Gallatin First Baptist Church. Online condolences may be submitted at familyheritagefh.com.

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Dev. board committee recommends full bond pay off

IDB Ad Hoc members recommend county pay off TIF bonds

Keith Dennen, legal counsel for the Hendersonville Industrial Development Board, presented a memorandum report to its Ad Hoc Committee of Mike Fussell and Ed Spurlock at a special called meeting Wednesday morning. Dennen recommended that Sumner County pay off the bonds that back the Tax Increment Financing used for development of the Saundersville Road Extension, a bridge, and some infrastructure in Indian Lake Village by Halo Properties, LLC.

My suggestion would be for the county to pay off the bonds, Dennen stated. Saving six percent makes sense. My recommendation is to make a formal recommendation to the county. Fussell and Spurlock were in agreement with that recommendation and it moves forward to the full IDB which normally meets the second Thursday of the month.

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United Way of Sumner County nears fundraising goal

Campaign enters final month only $43,000 below goal, a new record

Depending on the circumstances, 31 days can be an eternity, or the blink of an eye. For United Way of Sumner County staff and volunteers, the month of March will represent both.

As of March 1, the local charity has raised $672,000 during its 2011 campaign, which means only $43,000 more needs to be raised before March 31 to reach the organizations goal of $715,000. If the goal is reached, it will mark the best fundraising campaign in the 35-year history of the organization. According to United Way of Sumner County President/CEO Dana M. Given, the final four weeks of the campaign are critical in more ways than one.

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U.S. Treasurer: one year until Social Security goes all-digital

Encourages remaining check recipients to switch now to the safety and convenience of electronic payments and help save taxpayers $1 billion

Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios today started an official countdown clock, marking one year until the March 1, 2013 deadline when all federal benefit recipients must receive their Social Security and other federal benefit payments electronically. Treasurer Rios urged remaining paper check recipients to switch now and help taxpayers save $1 billion over 10 years.

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Tax Scam Warning: Beware of Phony Refund Scheme

Senior Citizens, Working Families and Church Members Are Targets

The Internal Revenue Service today warned senior citizens and other taxpayers to beware of an emerging scheme tempting them to file tax returns claiming fraudulent refunds.

The scheme carries a common theme of promising refunds to people who have little or no income and normally dont have a tax filing requirement. Under the scheme, promoters claim they can obtain for their victims, often senior citizens, a tax refund or nonexistent stimulus payment based on the American Opportunity Tax Credit, even if the victim was not enrolled in or paying for college.

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Sumner County FSA announces 2012 DCP payment sign-up

Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The Sumner County Farm Service Agency Committee has announced the beginning of sign-up today for the 2012 Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment Program (DCP). This program provides for a one-time payment in the fall. Contracts are available today at USDA Service Centers and signup will continue until June 1.

Sumner County CED Dave McDole said, The major change in the 2008 Farm Bill is that under most situations we can no longer make DCP payments on farms with 10 or less base acres.

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July 4th Re-opening Planned for Wynnewood

Bledsoe Lick Historical Association President Mark McKee III told members attending the associations annual dinner last week that plans are being made to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Historic Wynnewood log home on the 4th of July.

The state has officially turned the site back over to us so it is no longer a construction site, McKee said. We hope that everything will be completed in time to open the site back up for visits on July 4th.

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Photo: City Hall a Shelter in the Storm

More than 80 people and one dog took cover from the impending storms Friday afternoon at the Gallatin City Hall basement/dining room. The city had alerted the media earlier that day that both the city hall and the Gallatin Police Department were open to any of the public to gather as possible tornados were forecasted. Our city departments are on alert and very prepared to assist, Mayor Jo Ann Graves said. I want to thank all our employees who work so hard to relieve the anxiety of our citizens and help them in times like this. By 6 p.m. the safety threat had passed the crowd went back to their homes.

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Food Bank Moves Into Old Armory Building

The church that runs the Sumner County Food Bank is moving from its location on East Main Street to South Water Street in two months.

Liberty Baptist Church has bought the old National Guard Armory building, which also has housed The Cattleman's Club and The New Orleans Manor, according to Pastor James Gill.

It took a miracle to get it, he said. What they were asking for and what we paid was quite a variance. But our payments for purchase will be the same as the rent (payments).

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Junior League announces second annual 5K Race

Junior League members are currently training to run in the 5K race. Pictured are Rachel Perry (left), JSL president-elect, and Joni Hudson, league member and owner of Fit Stop. Fit Stop is a major sponsor for this year's run.The Junior League of Gallatin will be hosting the second annual 5K race and family fun run on Saturday, April 14 at the Gallatin Civic Center. Registration is currently underway at www.active.com. In order to be guaranteed a race t-shirt and goody bag, participants need to register by March 15. Individual, family and team rates are available online. Registration forms can also be picked up at Fit Stop or at Tennessee Ace Hardware, both located in Gallatin.

All proceeds from the race will be used to fund programs that benefit women and children in the Gallatin area. The League currently works with the Gallatin Downtown Public Library, Guild Elementary School, Children are People, Gallatin Day Care and Shalom Zone. The League also works with women who are retraining and returning to the workforce, assisting them with the purchase of interview and work attire.

For more information, contact Kathryn Kisner at 202-7692.

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Sumner County Government Meetings for March 2012

Sumner County

Monday, March 12

E-911 Board, 4 p.m.

General Operations Committee, 5 p.m.

Legislative Committee, 6 p.m.

Budgete Comimttee, 7 p.m.

Sumner County Administration Building

Tuesday, March 13

Election Commission, 4 p.m.

Health and Safety Committee, 5 p.m.

Sumner County Administration Building

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Epic Event Centre Site of Networking Event

The Chocolate Blues & Business Networking Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13 at The Epic Event Centre, located at 392 West Main Street in Gallatin.

Chocolate Blues is one of the largest business-to-business (B2B) networking events in the country. It brings "business decision makers" together in a fun and productive environment. This event is for every type and size of "local" business. Please visit our website, www.BizFestival.com to see a list of thousands of previous vendors.
Vendor fee is $200, which includes a table, WIFI, electricity (available upon request), 20 printed admission tickets valued at $10 each, printed and electronic VIP tickets to distribute as you see fit. To reserve your table, complete the application on our website, www.bizfestival.com.

Admission to attend is $10. Attendees may bring and distribute business cards ONLY.

For more information, contact Regina Hoover or Jennifer Martin at 812-9158 or 339-6233, or by e-mail at regina@bizfestival.com or jennifer@bizfestival.com. Submitted.

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Gallatin Hosts Tree Planting Day

The City of Gallatin is partnering with the Tennessee Environmental Council to make a treemendous impact in our area by planting 5,000 trees across Middle Tennessee.

Communities with more trees have less crime, less lung disease, people have a greater sense of community when trees are present, and trees increase ones sense of well-being. Healthy trees and forests provide clean air and clean water, recreational opportunities, and an enhanced quality of life for all Tennesseans.

Tree will be planted along creeks and streams. This effort will greatly improve the health of the waters by increasing natural vegetation to reduce erosion and shade the water making it more hospitable to fish and other aquatic life.

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Community Calendar, March 8 - 16, 2012

March 8

Heart-to-Heart Storytellers invite you to celebrate Womens History month at Open Mic Night at Mimis Caf, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Stories Spoken and Sung features Mark Strength, author of award-winning book Bonny Kates Honeymoon: Victory at Kings Mountain and nationally known storyteller/musician Susan Ramsay who performs with traditional musical instruments the dulcimer pennywhistle and others. Guests are encouraged to arrive by 6 p.m. to get seated and dinner ordered. The admission free event is offered as a community service and benefit for the development of youth storytelling. For information contact: Irene Erickson 826-4785 and James Perdue 336-2181.

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Nashville Ballett to Perform in Gallatin

The Gallatin Arts Council is pleased to announce the Nashville Ballet is bringing a new ballet to Gallatin. Aesop's Fables, an engaging children's ballet features four popular tales by the world-famous storyteller: The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Crow, The Wind and the Sun, and The Ants and the Grasshopper. Woven together with an original narrative, these stories creatively depict Aesop winning his freedom from slavery through his cautionary storytelling. Audiences are transported from Ancient Greece with period costumes and elaborate masks, to present day as each of the four memorable fables come to life through movement.

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Alabama Coach Saban to Speak at Jason Foundation Fundraiser

University of Alabamas Head Football Coach, Nick Saban, will be the featured speaker of The Jason Foundations Inaugural Jasons Friends Tailgate Fundraiser on March 20 at LP Fields West Club space. Tickets to the event will be limited, so those interested will want to purchase their tickets as soon as possible. This is an amazing opportunity to hear Coach Saban speak, and help The Jason Foundation provide its youth suicide prevention programs at no-cost.

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City of Gallatin provides two public storm shelters

Gallatin city officials are spreading the word of two public locations that people can go for shelter in preparation of the anticipated storms today.

During the storm, go to the basement/dining hall of Gallatin City Hall on Main Street or the Gallatin Police Department on Franklin Street.
After the storm, if people are displaced from their homes, they may go to the Civic Center, assuming it is not damaged or inhabitable. An alternate site would the City Hall basement.

Officials have been asked about going to the Fire Halls, but it is very likely the firefighters will be out of the fire halls working the disasters and the fire halls have limited rooms where there are no windows.
People are reminded to stay away from windows. Go to a basement or an internal room, like a bathroom. Even climb in the tub and cover up with blankets or pillows to help prevent being cut by flying debris.

Here are other safety suggestions:

If a warning is issued or if threatening weather approaches:

In a home or building, move to a pre-designated shelter, such as a basement. If an underground shelter is not available, move to an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor and get under a sturdy piece of furniture. Stay away from windows. Get out of automobiles. Do not try to outrun a tornado in your car; instead, leave it immediately. Mobile homes, even if tied down, offer little protection from tornadoes and should be abandoned.


The Red Cross suggests that you assemble a "disaster supplies kit" that you keep in your shelter area. It should contain:

A first aid kit with essential medication in addition to the usual items. A battery powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries. Canned and other non-perishable food and a hand operated can opener. Bottled water. Sturdy shoes and work gloves. Written instructions on how to turn off your homes utilities.
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No Free Lunch in TDOT Project

Dear Editor,

Will Rogers wisely thought, When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is to quit digging. As far as I can tell, December 2014 is nearly three years away. So why was a vote mandatory right this moment for realigning the Walton Ferry Road and Old Shackle Island road connection to a four-way intersection?

If it is because there is money available from the Federal Government to the tune of $4.6 million dollars, by now everyone should realize that the country is broke. Not only broke, but borrowing huge amounts of money from foreign countries that promote political ideals we disdain. This money that you may call a grant if you want to is based on a Federal Budget that requires you to pay higher taxes just to pay for the interest on that money. This is not free money by any definition of the word free. There is a reliable precept called the law of unintended consequences. We can no longer generalize where this money comes from and to be honest- Local, State, or Federal, it is all coming from us. We are paying the entire bill one way or the other not just the $1.2 million the city has to belly up.

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County finances looking up

Sumner County Executive Anthony Holt projected a favorable view of the countys financial status in comments made to those attending the Government Relations Meeting held last week at Sumner Regional Medical Center.

As CEO of the county, a large part of my job is sharing the financial status of the county and I can tell you, I feel a whole lot better about it this year, Holt said. At the end of February, we are two-thirds through this fiscal year and this gives us a pretty good picture of how we are doing and, if trends hold true, we are going to be in good shape as far as revenues by the end of the year.

Holt reported that sales tax is a bright spot for the county. In December, collections were up 4.6 percent compared to budgeted revenues. We were worried we might be lower in January but we were actually up five percent, he said. Property taxes right now, we are about three percent above our projections. Wheel tax, we were down slightly last month but we are up one percent now. Business tax we are up one percent.

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Obituaries for March 2, 2012

William C. Autrey (Gene)

age 85, of Gallatin, passed away Monday, February 27, 2012. Funeral service will be Thursday, March 1 at 10 a.m. from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crestview Memorial Park with grandsons and nephews serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be today, February 29, 2 8 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. until time of service. Mr. Autrey worked for South Central Bell for 42 years. He was born in Gallatin, on May 1, 1926. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Autrey, parents, John Henry and Virgie Massey Autrey, brother Fred Autrey and sister Ophelia Hudgins. He is survived by two daughters, Betty Davis and husband Scott, of Murfreesboro and Sandra Hayslip and husband Gary, of Gallatin and one son, Mike Douglas of Gallatin; six grandchildren, Darrell, Melissa, Melinda, Madelyn, Eli and Asa and five great grandchildren; Ashley, Brittany, Lyndsey, Kayla and Brooke. Online condolences may be submitted at alexanderfh.info.

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Obituaries for March 2, 2012

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William C. Autrey (Gene)

age 85, of Gallatin, passed away Monday, February 27, 2012. Funeral service will be Thursday, March 1 at 10 a.m. from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crestview Memorial Park with grandsons and nephews serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be today, February 29, 2 8 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. until time of service. Mr. Autrey worked for South Central Bell for 42 years. He was born in Gallatin, on May 1, 1926. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Autrey, parents, John Henry and Virgie Massey Autrey, brother Fred Autrey and sister Ophelia Hudgins. He is survived by two daughters, Betty Davis and husband Scott, of Murfreesboro and Sandra Hayslip and husband Gary, of Gallatin and one son, Mike Douglas of Gallatin; six grandchildren, Darrell, Melissa, Melinda, Madelyn, Eli and Asa and five great grandchildren; Ashley, Brittany, Lyndsey, Kayla and Brooke. Online condolences may be submitted at alexanderfh.info.

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Obituaries for February 28, 2012

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William Billy Dagnan

age 50, of Hendersonville, passed away on February 20, 2012. Billy enjoyed bowling as a pastime, but his true passion was hockey. He loved the Nashville Predators, and considered himself to be one of their biggest fans. He also served his country as a Marine, which he was very proud of. He is survived by his wife of nine years, Mary Evelyn Dagnan; children, Jakob and Janna Dagnan; parents, Bill and Gerri Dagnan; sisters, Debra (Kenny) Lynch and Patty (David) Schleicher; stepson, David Seat, Jr.; stepdaughter, Jackie Perrine; two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was a loving husband, and a great son, father, brother, and friend. He had a heart of gold, and loved his family very much.A Life Celebration service will be held today, Friday, February 24, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Hendersonville Funeral Home Chapel, with Johnny Carver officiating. Interment will follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens with David Schleicher, Kenny Lynch, David Seat, Jr., Tyler Pegram, Josh Cunningham and Jakob Dagnan serving as pallbearers.Remaining visitation is today from 11 a.m. until service hour at Hendersonville Funeral Home, 353 Johnny Cash Pkwy. (615) 824-3855 hendersonvillefh.com

Joshua Michael Tucker

age 28, of Gallatin, passed away Friday, February 17, 2012. Funeral service was Monday, February 20 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with Brother Johnny Tucker and Brother Doyle Farris officiating. Interment followed in Crestview Memorial Park with Justin Thompson, Jeff Austin, Johnny Tucker, Denny Galloway, Jason McMahon and Mike Tucker serving as pallbearers. Joshua was born July 20, 1983 in Sumner County. He is preceded in death by grandparents, Dean Ausbrooks and Shine Tucker and aunt, Gayla Ayers. He is survived by parents, Tommy and Karen Ausbrooks Tucker; brother, Stephen Tucker; sister, Rachel Holleman (Morris); niece, Harper Holleman and nephew, Hayden Holleman all of Gallatin; grandparents, Hester Tucker of Gallatin and Bobby and Bonnie Ausbrooks of Portland; uncles, Steve Tucker (Linda) and Bubba Tucker (Sherry) of Gallatin, Brent Ausbrooks (Heather) of Portland; aunts, Bettie Jane Marshall and Tina Havens of Gallatin and Ryan Kroser (Jonathan) of White House. Online condolences may be submitted at familyheritagefh.com.

Mary Elizabeth Yancey Claybrooke,

age 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 18, 2012, in Gallatin. She was the daughter of the late Bessie Peed and Hugh Yancey of Mays Lick, Kentucky. ??Born in Mays Lick, Kentucky, on August 31, 1919, Mrs. Claybrooke was pre-deceased by her husband David Lewis Claybrooke, brother Hugh Yancey, Jr, and son David Lewis Claybrooke, Jr.?? The deceased is survived by her daughter, Barbara Claybrooke Harover (Pierce), of Hendersonville; daughter-in-law, Cheri Strode Claybrooke of Murfreesboro; niece, Catherine Yancey Southworth (Richard) of Austin, Texas, sisters, Josephine Yancey and Dorothy Yancey Sohl of Lexington, Kentucky.??Grandchildren: Lynn Harover Takacs (Tim), Laura Harover Lessley, Nelson Harover, Amy Claybrooke Vinson (Jim), Emily Claybrooke Jenkins (David); great grandchildren: Jeremy Lessley, Jordan Russell, Brittany Russell, Heidi Harover, Adam Harover, Luke Vinson, Cale Vinson, Harper Jenkins and Hunter Jenkins.?? Mrs. Claybrooke was a member of the Bluegrass Baptist Church in Hendersonville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bluegrass Baptist Church library.?? A graveside service will be held at the Mays Lick Cemetery in Mays Lick, Kentucky today, Wednesday February 22, 2012 at 2 p.m. EST. Palmer Funeral Home will be providing arrangements in Mays Lick. Hendersonville Memory Gardens will be providing arrangements prior to transportation to Kentucky.

Paul W. Holmes

age 44, of Bethpage, passed away Monday, February 20, 2012. Funeral service for Mr. Holmes is today, Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 11 a.m. from Woodard Funeral Home. Remaining visitation is today 9 a.m. until time of service with Brother Rick Duffer officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Marty Cothron, Casey Shaff, Herman Moore, Faron Troutt, Will Holmes and Blake Holmes. Mr. Holmes was preceded in death by his father, William Richard Holmes, grandparents, Clyde & Eugene Keen and Bill and Viola Holmes. Mr. Holmes is survived by his mother and step-father, Betty and Warner Bell, Westmoreland; wife, Tammy Holmes, of Westmoreland; daughters, Kelsey Holmes, Gallatin, Brittany Holmes, Westmoreland; sons, Will Holmes, Westmoreland, Blake Holmes, Westmoreland; grandchild, Peyton William Holmes, Scottsville, KY; brothers, Rick (Roxanne) Holmes, Hendersonville, Roger (Burnadette) Holmes, Dublin, GA; uncles, Mike Keen, Lebanon, Chris Keen, Gallatin. Mr. Holmes was a member of the Westmoreland Methodist Church. NOTE: In lieu of flowers the family requests you make memorial contributions in the form of donations to the Westmoreland United Methodist Church. These can be made at Woodard Funeral Home.

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