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Stories from Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Guardsmen leave for Iraq (12/30/09)
Dozens of Tennessee Army National Guardsmen left Lewisburg by bus Monday afternoon when friends and family saw them off at the Armory on Fayettville Highway, bound for Camp Shelby, Miss. The soldiers were home for Christmas, courtesy of a chartered coach made available at cost by a Lawrenceburg businessmen who was paid by contributions from relatives, friends and businesses - people who support the troops and their families...
Interim board members uncertain of plans (12/30/09)
Both of the new school board members are ready and willing to get to work for the benefit of Marshall County's students and teachers, but both claim to be undecided about whether to run for election to the positions they now occupy. The County commission appointed Barbara Kennedy and Harvey Jones Jr. in November, to replace Todd Tietgens, who resigned, and Mark Wilkerson, who took a job out of state...
Tribune columnist Hastings remembered (12/30/09)
Marshall County, including the staff of the Marshall County Tribune, mourned the death of one of the county's great characters and the newspaper's longest-running columnist. Ruth Hastings, 90, died at her home Sunday morning. Her last column was delivered to the Tribune office in time to appear in the Christmas paper, and no one guessed that there would never be another one...
Briefs (12/30/09)
Signups for Marshall County Youth Baseball and Softball will be held each Saturday in January. They will be held in Lewisburg, Cornersville and Chapel Hill. More information will be released later. The Marshall County Memorial Library will be closed Jan. 1, 2, and 3. The library will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 30 and 31...
Crime reports (12/30/09)
Town applying for block grant (12/30/09)
CHAPEL HILL - The Board of Mayor and Aldermen here has authorized preparation and submittal of an application for federal funding to improve a section of sewer along Eveningside Drive. Sewer repair is important because broken pipes allow groundwater to seep into the collection system and that increases the work for a treatment system, according to state and federal environmental officials...
'Guardian angel' held him, he knew 'he was not alone' (12/30/09)
The Lewisburg man whose throat was cut during a robbery early this month is "recuperating well," according to a woman who kept pressure on the wound until an ambulance crew arrived. "He told me I'm his 'guardian angel,'" Linda Wallace said of her neighbor, Cleveland Holder, 52, of 432 First Avenue North, who nearly bled to death Dec. 3 on her front porch. "He's out of the hospital."...
Local author dies (12/30/09)
A Chapel Hill man who died last week left a lasting legacy in the form of a book that was just published and in the lives of the children he touched here in Marshall County. Eugene Pacetti, 75, died in Nashville on Dec. 23. He had visited the Tribune office earlier this month with a copy of the new book, "Heart, Laughter, and Sentiment - Poems and Short Stories for Your Every Day," which he wrote with his granddaughter. ...
Obituary: Eugene Pacetti (12/30/09)
Eugene Pacetti, 75, of the Caney Spring Community of Marshall County, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, in Nashville. Mr. Pacetti was a native of Barre, Vt. He was a former Jaycee, Moose Lodge member, Boy Scout Leader and basketball and baseball coach. ...
Obituary: Thomas Farrar Garrett (12/30/09)
Thomas Farrar Garrett, 99, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mr. Garrett was a native of Marshall County. He was retired from the Lewisburg Gas Department and was a member of the Wilson Hill Church of Christ where he had served as an elder. He was a member of the Mooresville Fire Department...
Obituary: Wayne Marshall Jones (12/30/09)
Wayne Marshall Jones, 54, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Jones was a native of Marshall County. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Edward and Mary Frances Haynes Jones...
Obituary: Dorothy L. Frank (12/30/09)
Dorothy L. Frank, age 74, of Wauseon, Ohio, and formerly of Lewisburg, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2009 at Fulton County Health Center. Prior to her retirement in 1999, she had worked as a Registered Nurse for over 40 years, having worked at the...
Obituary: Paul Lehman Carnell (12/30/09)
Paul Lehman Carnell, 89, of Culleoka, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Carnell was a native of Newbern, Tenn. He was a welder and electrician, and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Local 697) of Hammond, Ind. Mr. Carnell enjoyed nature, and designed and made camping and boating equipment. He was a member of the Methodist Church...
Obituary: Leonard Riggins (12/30/09)
Leonard "Hippie" Riggins, 63, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009. Mr. Riggins was a native of Madison County, Ala. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie James and Mattie Bea McPeters Riggins. He is survived by his sisters, Mary Faye Etapa and Annie B. ...
Obituary: Steve Reavis (12/30/09)
Steve Reavis, 66, of Petersburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Reavis was a native of Lincoln County. He was a process technician for CK&A, and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War where he received a Purple Heart. He was of the Church of Christ faith...
Obituary: Elizabeth Jones Murdock Owen (12/30/09)
Elizabeth Jones Murdock Owen, 83, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at Bordeaux Long Term Care in Nashville. Mrs. Owen was a native of Petersburg. She was retired as a sales clerk for Harvey's and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Lizzie Jones and Andy J. Murdock, and her husband, Alton Johnson Owen...
Obituary: Sara Prosser Willis (12/30/09)
Sara Prosser Willis, 90, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Willis was a native of Marshall County. She was a former employee of Genesco and was a member of the Church Street Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, W.L. and Effie Ramsey Prosser; husband, Berdell Willis; brother, John Allen Prosser; and sister, Katherine Andrews...
Obituary: Virginia Ruth Sawyers Hastings (12/30/09)
Virginia Ruth Sawyers Hastings, 90, of Petersburg, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Hastings was a native of Lincoln County. She was a member of the Catalpa Church of Christ for 70 years. Mrs. Hastings was a newspaper correspondent for the Lewisburg Tribune (later the Marshall County Tribune) for 64 years. As a homemaker, Mrs. Hastings prepared canned goods for the public for over 30 years...
Obituary: Willodean Shields (12/30/09)
Willodean Shields, 74, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Shields was a native of Lincoln County. She was a retired assembly line worker at American Can, and was a member of Chestnut Ridge Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Eldon "Foch" and Mary Lucille King Shields, and son, Doyle Beard...
Obituary: James Russell Adams (12/30/09)
James Russell Adams, 36, of Cornersville, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at St. Thomas Hospital. Mr. Adams was a native of Bedford County, the son of Edgar L. Adams and Beverley C. Harrell. He was formerly employed by Nichirin and was affiliated with the Presbyterian Church...
Public records (12/30/09)
Confehr: Passing of era in community journalism (12/30/09)
I never met Mrs. Doyle Hastings, the long-time community columnist who had readers so interested that they'd have their sister mail them a copy when they were finished reading the Tribune. However, I've come to know others with such a calling at a few other local papers who've been just as dedicated to chronicling their neighborhoods, towns, church life and simple gossip, sometimes, and found it useful for myself...