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Showing 5 articles from October 8, 2009.


Arthur Gerald Willingham, Jr., 50

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, October 9 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Willingham, 50, of Mt. Juliet.

A 1977 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School and a graduate of Nashville Tech, "Jai" died Tuesday, October 6, 2009. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet and was a truck driver.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel Services will be conducted by Rev. Greg Bell.

Survivors include sons Brennan and Ethan Willingham; father and best friend Jerry Willingham; sisters Jerri Lynn Frazier and Susan Ledbetter; nephews London Frazier and Bradley Ledbetter and niece Brandy Resnick.

He is preceded in death by his mother Ollie Stuart Willingham and brother Jeffrey Stuart Willingham.

Honorary pallbearers: Tom Page, Greg Bell, Phillip Crowder, Johnny Adams, Mike Gray and Mark Gray.  A memorial trust fund has been established for Brennan and Ethan c/o Susan Ledbetter at Regions Bank. 

Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Roy Mason, 98

LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, October 9 the First United Methodist Church for Mrs. Mason, 98, of Lebanon. A retired teacher (33 years) and a member of the First United Methodist Church, she died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 in the Quality Health Care Center.

Mrs. Mason will lie in state at the church from 9 a.m. until the service at the church. Dr. Martin Thielen and Eddie Callis will conduct the services. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: son Bill (Pam) Mason and daughter Helen Mason; grandchildren Elizabeth (Shane) Bazzell, Lindsey (Rich) Craycroft, Rob (Shanae) Mason, Julie (Jared) Watkins, Laura (Brian) Brown; great grandchildren Allison Bazzell, Zoie Mason, Belinda Mason, Jared Watkins, Hayden and Benjamin Craycroff; nephew Jim (Betty) Mason; great niece Katherine (Rob) Barnes and great great niece Claire Barnes; great nephew Andy (Tara) Mason.

She is preceded in death by parents, Rob & Carrie Simpson Roy; husband, Robert D. Mason; son, Robert Dee "Bobby" Mason Jr.

Active pallbearers: David Tomlinson, Larry Stephens, Ray Perrin, Eddie Callis, Jimmie Harper, David Harrison, Chuck Craig and Tony DeMatteo. Honorary: Virginia Newsom, J.O.Y. Sunday School Class, The Ruth Circle and Mrs. Mason’s "Bridge" friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lebanon’s First United Methodist Church or to the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Baker Schaub, 64

SMYRNA -- Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 10 at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Smyrna for Mrs. Schaub, 64, of Murfreesboro.

A Wilson County native and a 1962 graduate of Watertown High School, she died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 at her home. Mrs. Schaub was the daughter of the late Homer and Easter Lemons Baker.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Services will be conducted by Rev. Jim Hargrove. Burial will be in Brush Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include: children Billy (Judy) Schaub and Marlana (Mike) Edwards — all of Murfreesboro and Maria (Thomas) Treadway of Bradyville. Also surviving are brothers Larry (Sandy) Baker of Ashville N.C. and Clifton (Frances) Baker of Lebanon along with seven grandchildren.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by husband William H. Schaub who died in 1995, brother Jimmy Baker and sister Kay Baker.

Woodfin Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangments.

San Roberts Norton, 74

Wilson County native San Roberts Norton, 74, passed away October 7, 2009 in Rabun Gap, GA after a battle with cancer. She was born Grace Ann Roberts in Lebanon on March 2, 1935 to William C. and Claudine Seagraves.

In 1977 she moved her family to the campus of Rabun Gap Nacoochee School where she worked and raised her children. San served as an elder in the Presbyterian Church, served with distinction as Clerk of Session of Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church more than a decade and three pastors, and served in many capacities within the denomination, and as a member of Northeast Georgia Presbytery Committee on Ministry.

A memorial service is planned Saturday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. at Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church with Rev. Don Barber officiating.

She is survived by her children David (Kitty) Norton of Cumming, GA; Steve (Susan) Norton of Conyers, GA; Leith (Mark) McDonough, Richard and Laura Vollmer — all of Rabun Gap; seven grandchildren; nephew Jon Roberts of Knoxville and sister Claudine Roberts of Franklin, NC.

Memorial donations may be made to the Macon Citizens for the Handicapped, C/O Jean Pinkston, P.O. Box 698, Franklin, NC or to the Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 333, Rabun Gap, GA. 30568

Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements.


General Sports

D-Stew looks at TN preps

By DONOVAN STEWART, dstew4vu@yahoo

A lot of things happened in 1997, Bill Clinton was President, the world mourned the loss of Princess Diana and Mother Theresa. The Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl, the Bulls won the NBA title and the Florida Marlins won the World Series Hong Kong was returned to Chinese rule after 156 years of British rule, a stamp cost 32 cents and the cholesterol lowering pill Lipitor was introduced to the world.

It was also the last season that Baylor beat arch-rival Baylor. The Red Raiders finished just 3-8 in 1997 but defeated the Blue Tornado twice that season. Then McCallie rolled off 11 straight wins which in turn cost Baylor head coaches in Fred Hubbs and David Bibee their jobs.

For these two proud programs it’s all about beating your rival. The series record is close at 37-35-3, but in the last decade, the Blue Tornado has dominated as only three games in the streak had been decided by less than 10 points.

In fact McCallie had outscored Baylor 348-129 during the streak, but that all changed for Baylor last Friday night, as the Red Raiders snapped the streak winning 24-10.

Baylor took an 8-3 lead on a Jacob Huesman touchdown run and upped the lead to 14-3 after Sam Williams scored from 17 yards to give the Red Raiders a 14-3 halftime lead.

Williams, coming back off a hamstring injury, had his second 100-yard game of the season as he rushed for 118 yards and QB Huesman was a duel threat as he ran for 84 yards and passed for 75 yards in the win.

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