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Showing 12 articles from February 17, 2009.


Dorothy Mattie Bell, 69

LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 12 Noon Wednesday, February 18 at the Second Missionary Baptist Church for Ms. Bell, 69, of Lebanon.

Born September 10, 1939, she died Feb. 13, 2009 at Lebanon’s University Medical Center.

The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. Services will be conducted by Rev. Raymond Burns, Officiant, and Rev. C.L. Haynie, Eulogist.

Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Garden.

Survivors include: son Willis Jerome Bell; grandchildren Tony Jerome Vernon Bell, Evelyn Dorothrea Anderson and Tatyana Onsree La’nette Weir Bell; sisters, one devoted Mary Cason and Brenda Saddle; brother Douglas Howell; aunt, Ora Richardson; as well as a host nieces, one devoted, Melba White, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mrs. Woodard Hankins Bryan, 95

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, February 15 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Bryan, 95, of Lebanon and the Providence Community .

A retired school teacher, Mrs. Bryan died Feb. 12, 2009 at the University Medical Center.

A native of Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Terry Woodard and Katherine Puryear Calhoun. She taught for 40 years at Taylorsville School, at Tuckers Cross Roads and Sam Houston Schools.

Mrs. Bryan received her Masters Degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She was a member of College Hills Church of Christ, Wilson County Retired Teachers and Taylorsville Home Demonstration Club.

Services were conducted by Dr. Larry Locke with burial at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include: step-daughter Anita (Glenn) Farmer and step-grandchildren: Patrick and Lauren Farmer -- all of Lebanon. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews; caregivers Mary Alice Adams, Robbie Mathis, Frances Kirkendoll, Marie and Patricia Brewington, Faye Brown, Diana Griffith, Kim Holloway and Britney Dailious.

She is preceded in death by husbands Edward Hankins, 1964, and Robert L. Bryan, 1982; siblings: Puryear and Jim Calhoun and Edna Kittrell.

Pallbearers: Don, Mike, Dwight, Rick Cornwell, Phil Petty, Steve Linville and Patrick Farmer.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo 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.

Vickey Julia Barrett, 50

BATON ROUGE, LA -- Beloved sister and friend, Vickey Julia Barrett, 50, passed away Monday, February 9, 2009, at Landmark Nursing Facility, following a valiant battle with cancer.

Born Sept. 25, 1958 in Lebanon, Vickey served in the U.S. Army, she went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology from LSU-Shreveport in 1988 and two master’s degrees from LSU: a master’s in social work in 1991 and a master’s in public administration in 2004. She was was employed with Capital Area Human Services District in Baton Rouge.

She is survived by siblings Marty (Bobby) Queener, Betty Lea, Lynn Olle, Joe (Lori) Hutton, Phillip (Pat) Powell, David (Jarvis) Barrett and Nickey Barrett; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother Thelma Hutton; and brother-in-law Kenneth Lea.

A memorial was held at First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge Friday, Feb. 13 conducted by the Rev. Chris Andrews.

Special thanks to Life Source Hospice, the members of First United Methodist Church, the LSU School of Social Work and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity for all their love and support.

Memorial donations may be made to the LSU Foundation for the School of Social Work Scholarship Fund or to Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge.

Arrangements by Resthaven Funeral Home.

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General Lifestyle

Galley Nippers to perform at Suttons

The Galley Nippers will perform for Suttons Ole Time Music Hour on Saturday, Feb. 21.

Music will begin at 6 p.m. with radio taping at 7 p.m. with family style dinner served at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Here the Galley Nippers Bank performs on the Corner Stage at Suttons General Store in Granville.

Upcoming bands to perform are Bailey Cook on Feb. 28, Valley Grass on March 7, Stoney Lonesome on March 14 and Marty Lanham & Dixie Café on March 21.

There is no admission to the show and dinner reservations may be made by calling (931) 653-4151.


General Sports

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.

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