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Obituaries

David Johnson Gammons, 68

WATERTOWN -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, October 2 at the Round Lick Baptist Church for Mr. Gammons, 68, formerly of Watertown.

A teacher and artist, Mr. Gammons died September 24, 2008 in White Plains, New York at the White Plains Hospital following a brief illness.

Born February 16, 1940 in Old Hickory, he was the son of the late Andrew Johnson Gammons and Nora Louise Orrand Gammons.

A 1958 graduate of Watertown High School, he earned degrees from Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Maryland.

Mr. Gammons taught art and English in Silver Springs, Maryland from 1962 to 1970. He then moved to New York City and taught art at the Valhalla School District until his retirement in 1966.

An accomplished artist, he exhibited his work locally in New York as well as in Lebanon. He also hosted a painting show on the local cable channel called "Let’s Paint".

A man of many talents and hobbies, he was also a successful breeder and exhibitor of miniature poodles.

Visitation will be held prior to the services Thursday morning at the church.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Steve Mayle with burial at the Jones Hill Cemetery.

He is survived by his life partner of 33 years Robert F. Distasio of White Plains, NY as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins in Tennessee; along with friends in New York, Tennessee and Connecticut.

A memorial service to celebrate Mr. Gammons’ life is planned for early November in White Plains, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or the Humane Society of America.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

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Kevin Massey, 50

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, October 2 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Massey, 50, of Lebanon.

Mr. Massey passed away suddenly Monday, September 29, 2008, while working on his farm.

Born May 21, 1958, in Wilson County, he is the son of Haywood and Claudine Highers Massey.

He was a 1976 graduate of Lebanon High School and a 1978 graduate of Cumberland University. He was a farmer and had worked at University Medical Center in the purchasing department for 25 years. He was a member of the Tuckers Cross Roads United Methodist Church.

The family will recieve friends Wednesday between the hours of 2-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Thursday at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Brent Davis. Interment will follow at the Bethlehem Cemetery at Tuckers Cross Roads.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years Sylvia Clark Massey; daughter Mandy (Alex) Rogers; parents, Haywood and Claudine Massey; and brothers, Larry (Shirley) Massey and Mike Massey -- all of Lebanon.

Pallbearers: Alex Rogers, Lee Clark, Tom Bobo, David Buck, Rusty Thompson and Jeff Lannom. In Lieu of flowers make meorials to the American Heart Association, New Leash of Life (Wilson Co. Humane Association), or Westland United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

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Mary Ellen Baty Murray, 83

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, October 2 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Murray, 83, of Lebanon.

She passed away Monday, September 29, 2008 at the University Medical Center.

Born September 5, 1925, in DeKalb County, Mrs. Murray was the daughter of the late Anderson and Effie Sandlin Baty. She retired from Texas Boot with 36 years service and was a member of the West Hills Baptist Church.

Visitation is set for 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday after 10 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo.

Services will be conducted by Rev. W. L. Baker and Rev. Jonas Taylor. Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: her husband of 63 years Hubert Murray; children Warren (Janice) Murray of Watertown and Elaine (Ward) Winfree of Brush Creek; grandchildren Chad Murray of Mt. Juliet; Kristi (Michael) Marsh of Watertown; Michael Winfree and Ryan Winfree -- both of Brush Creek; and a great granddaughter Cheyenne Renee Spencer of Watertown.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter Jeanette Murray; sister Katie Nell Owens and brothers Dink and Dillard Baty.

Active pallbearers: Chad Murray, Michael Winfree, Ryan Winfree, Jerry Baty, Michael Marsh and Billy Baty.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Phillip Wayne VanHook, 59

LEBANON -- Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon, September 29, 2008 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. VanHook, 59, of Hartsville.

An employee of South Tech in Lebanon and a native of Wilson County, Mr. VanHook died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at Hendersonville Medical Center.

A 1967 graduate of Lebanon High School, he served in the U.S. Air Force and the U. S. Navy during Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm.

Retired from the Navy with 21 years service, he attended the Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Services were conducted by Rev. Glenn Denton. Interment was in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: his wife Linda Stacey VanHook; mother Willa Dean Ogle VanHook of Lebanon; step-children Kim (Rob) Dell’Agnese of Donelson and Darren Danforth of Antioch; step-grandchildren Drew Binkley and John Dell’Agnese; sister Sylvia (Eddie) Fields of Lebanon; uncle Jr. (Liz) Ogle, aunt Christine Rogers and niece Denise Fields of Lebanon – all of Lebanon.

Mr. VanHook is preceded in death by his father Francis Marion VanHook.

Active pallbearers included: Eddie Fields, Mackie Fields, Pat Patterson, Brian Patterson, Crockett Carr, and James Driver. Honorary pallbearers were: Jr. Ogle and Wayne Hackett.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Sara Nelle Turner King, 82

LEBANON -- Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, September 30 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. King, 82, of Lebanon.

A homemaker and a member of the Shop Springs Baptist Church, she died Sunday, September 28, 2008, at the Cedars Health Care in Lebanon.

Born June 21, 1926, in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Marcellus and Lalla Augusta Smith Turner.  

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Kenneth Tramel and Rev. Brad Brandon. Interment was at the Neal Cemetery in Watertown. 

Survivors include children Robert E. "Bob" (Susan) King; Charles W. King and Janet Brewington -- all of Lebanon; grandchildren, Blake (Heidi) King, Amber (Austin) Burton, Shelly (Scott) Satterfield -- all of Lebanon and Brandy King of Santa Monica, CA; as well as nine great granddaughters.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. King was preceded in death by her husband of over 58 years Robert Walter King on May 1, 2007; sister Martha Johnson and a brother Charles Turner.

Honorary pallbearers included:  Deacons of Shop Springs Baptist Church, Gene Farley, Jim Van Sickle, Kenneth and Phillip Underwood.

Active pallbearers:  John Turner, Tommy Turner, Jimmy Johnson, Austin Burton, Scott Satterfield, Blake King and Tom Means.

Memorials may be made to the Shop Springs Baptist Church Building Fund or to the American Cancer Society.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Virginia Ingram Williams, 93

LEBANON -- Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning, September 30, at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Williams, 93, of the Norene Community.

A homemaker and a member of the Fall Creek Baptist Church, she passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at Quality Care Nursing Home.

Born in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Ida Vaughter Ingram.

Services were conducted by Rev. Billy Trice. Interment followed in the Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville.

Survivors include: sister Francis Davis of Murfreesboro; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husbands: Aubrey Howse and Marvin Williams; siblings Jack, Dude and Howard Ingram; Elsie Barrett and Margaret Floyd.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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General Sports

Sheehan earns TSAC soccer honor

LEBANON -- Cumberland University senior Angela Sheehan has been named the TranSouth Athletic Conference’s women’s soccer offensive player of the week for the week ending Sept. 28, 2008.

Sheehan, a midfielder from Bradenton, Fla., scored four of Cumberland’s seven goals and added two assists as the Lady Bulldogs went 1-0-1 on the week.

She scored twice in a 3-3 tie against Campbellsville (Ky.) University, including the game-tying goal late in regulation. She later played a part in every goal in a 4-0 win over Crichton College, scoring two goals and assisting on the other two.

Cumberland presently stands 4-3-1 on the season.

"Angela is an outstanding player and leader. She is a great person to have on the team. We could use four or five more of her," said CU coach Jeff Loucks.

The Lady Bulldogs return to action Thursday for a 5 p.m. at Freed Hardeman in Henderson.

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