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Showing 7 articles from August 19, 2008.


James Houston Driver, 64

WATERTOWN – Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, August 16 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Driver, 64, of Watertown.

Born in Smithville and a graduate of Cumberland County High School, Mr. Driver died Aug. 14, 2008 at the St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

A steam fitter, he was a veteran of the US Air Force and a member of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters of America, Local No. 52.

Services were conducted by Jack Stone and Tollie Cantrell with burial at the Poplar Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include: wife Darlene Breeding Driver and children: Deanna (Scott) Jennings, Jimmy (Tracy) Driver – all of Watertown and Brandee (Roger) Beadle of Lebanon.

Also surviving are grandchildren: David (Melanie) Jennings of Lebanon, Sonia Jennings, Reagan Hendrickson, J.T. Driver and Josh Driver – all of Watertown, mother Merle Driver Dorsey of Donelson and sister Glenda (Max) King of Nashville. He is preceded in death by father Thomas Driver.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Janis Lynn Carver, 52

MT. JULIET – Funeral services were conducted Monday morning, August 18 at Rutland Baptist Church for Ms. Carver, 52, of Mt. Juliet. Known as "Lynn" to her family and friends, she died August 15, 2008.

Ms. Carver attended Rutland Baptist Church. A 1974 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School, she attended Tennessee State University.

Services were conducted by the Rev. Stanley E. Southall. Interment followed at Rutland Community Cemetery.

Survivors include: devoted mother Grace Oldham Carver and sisters Jamie (Larry) Brooks and Jackie Carver — all of Mt. Juliet.

Also surviving are: aunts Katherine Garrett of Gallatin, Ruby Lloyd and Sadie (Robert) Majors — both of Nashville, uncles Bob (Carey) Oldham, Curry Oldham and Jim (Margaret) Oldham — all of Gallatin; George Robert Gaines and Johnny (Mary) Gaines — both of Nashville as well as numerous cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Curtis Carver.

Memorials may be made to The Nashville Red Cross Blood Bank, 2201 Charlotte Ave., Nashville 37203 or The American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Ave., Nashville 37203.

Bond Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Kathleen Thomas McClanahan, 87

NASHVILLE — Graveside services were held Tuesday morning, August 19 at the Woodlawn Cemetery for Mrs. McClanahan, 87, of Lebanon. Born September 27, 1920, in Shreveport, LA, she died Saturday, August 16, 2008, at the Cedars Health Care in Lebanon.

The daughter of the late Monroe and Ella Lee Thomas, she was a homemaker and a Baptist in belief.

Services were conducted by Dr. Ray Cleek.

Survivors include: sons Ron (Kathy) McClanahan of Arrington and Richard "Rick" McClanahan of Cookeville.

She was preceded in death by husband Eugene Douglas McClanahan; and siblings:  Robert, Russell, William, Bud Thomas, Ruby Shane and Betty Gibbs as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon, was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Graham, 67

MT. JULIET – Funeral service were held Tuesday morning, August 19 at the Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Graham, 67, of Nashville.

Known as "Bobby" to his family and friends, Mr. Graham passed away August 15, 2008. He was the son of the late William and Robbie Graham.

Services were conducted by Brother Dean Campbell and Bob Hamm. Interment followed at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

Survivors include: his wife of 45 years Ethelene Graham; and children William Clay (Kim) Graham, Tyler Eugene Graham and Bobbie Lea Graham. Also surviving is brother Roy Eugene (Ann) Graham; nephew Chuck (Janie) Waggoner; and grandchildren Joshua Trinity Graham and Denali Rose Graham.

Pallbearers included: Chuck Waggoner, Bruce Hammock, Raymond Martini, Phillip Kennedy, Tommy Inman, Josh Probo, Daniel Sullivan and Bob Hamm.

Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet was in charge of arrangements.

Virgle Buck, 91

MT. JULIET – Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 20 at the Mt. Juliet AME Church for Mrs. Buck, 91, of Mt. Juliet. A beloved mother and grandmother, she died August 15, 2008.

Services were conducted by Rev. Timothy Bryant with interment at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include daughters Mary Ann Hancock and Betty Christine Clay, step-daughter Flayetta Wright and step-sons, Edmund (Ida) Buck and Joe Buck.

Also surviving are grandchildren Loyd, Ambrose, Dorothy and Sylvia Branch, Ruby and Senica Hancock, Christopher Clay, Brother Daniel Sweatt; other family members and friends.

JC Hellum Funeral Home, Lebanon, was in charge of arrangements.

Willie Frank Seay, 59

PONTIAC, MI – A memorial services was held Saturday, August 16 at the Cobb Funeral Home for Mr. Seay, 59, of Pontiac, Michigan. Formerly of Lebanon, he died Aug. 11, 2008. He was the son of the late Hubbert and Beautie Seay of Lebanon.

Survivors include: wife Gloria Seay, son Stevie Seay and siblings Nancy Seay, Hubert (Patricia) Seay, Wayne Seay and Russell (Deborah) Seay.

Also surviving is mother-in-law Juanita Rhodes, sister-in-law Gale Rhodes, brother-in-law Charles (Cornelia) Robertson, aunt Louise Seay, uncle Claude (Rosa) Seay and a host of other relations.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Seay is preceded in death by daughter Tina Seay Austin and siblings Mary Frances Seay, Pauline Crawford, Sammie Carter, Loretta Owens, Luke, Ben, Buford and Andrew Seay.

Information provided by Disyal Funeral Home, Lebanon.


General Sports

Week Zero heroes


Two Wilson County football teams posted Week Zero wins Friday night as the 2008 prep season got underway.

At Robinson Stadium, Watertown defeated Class AA Upperman High 31-14 as senior Blaze Eaton (pictured) scored a pair of touchdowns, recorded three quarterback sacks and recovered a fumble.

Eaton returned the opening kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown, then added an 8-yard TD pass reception from Dalton Phillips just before intemission.

Receiver Ethan Patterson caught seven passes for 62 yards including two for scores. Phillips completed 14-of-27 attempts for 130 yards and three scores.

IN WINCHESTER -- Wilson Central defeated Franklin County 21-0 as the Wildcat defensive unit forced four turnovers -- including threeinterceptions.

JaJuan Brooks intercepted two Rebel passes while Alex Raines scored twice on runs of 13 and 1 yards. Raines led the Wildcats with 50 yards on 13 carries.


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