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Showing 7 articles from October 15, 2009.


Barbara Mercer, 69

MADISON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 at the Chapel of Madison Funeral Home for Mrs. Mercer, 69, of Lebanon.

Formerly of Madison and known to her friends and family as "Little Bobbie", she died Oct. 14, 2009.

Visitation with the family will be Sunday 1 p.m. until service time at the Madison Funeral Home. Interment 10 a.m. Monday at Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery.

Survivor include: her husband of 48 years, Bob; children John (Debbie) Horton, Chris (Sherry) Mercer, Sandra Binkley, Penny (Clinton) Gentry and Roberta (Glenn) Ferguson; along with six grandchildren.

Madison Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Doris Pennington Payton, 93

LEBANON – Family and friends will assemble 12 Noon Friday, October 16 at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens for graveside services for Mrs. Payton, 93, of Lebanon.

A member of the Pickett-Rucker United Methodist Church, she died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 at the University Medical Center.

A native of Wilson County, Mrs. Payton was the daughter of the late John Payne Pennington and Florence Hughes Pennington. She worked for many years at the former Ideal Cleaners in Lebanon.

Services will be conducted by Brother Wayne Malone.

Survivors include children William Payton of Fayetteville, NC, Johnie, Lewis, Billy and Michael Payton – all of Lebanon; grandchildren Bryanna Payton, Alena Voun and Malik Payton.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Payton is preceded in death by husband William Lee Payton, sister Johnie Odell harris and brother BoZo Pennington.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

J.C. Derting, 71

WATERTOWN -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, October 16 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Derting, 71, of Liberty.

A farmer and a graduate of Liberty High School, Mr. Derting died Oct. 14, 2009 at DeKalb Community Hospital in Smithville.

A member of the Cave Springs Baptist Church, he was the son of the late Roy and Laura Mae Derting.

The family will receive friends Friday from 9 a.m. until the funeral. Services will be conducted by Rev. Tommy Ashford with burial at the Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include: son Dennis Stacy of Liberty and numerous cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Bobbie Stacy Derting.

Pallbearers include: Wilson Williams, Robert Robinson, Stein Prichard, Charles Prichard, Dalton Fish and Greg Fish.

Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, is in charge of arrangements.

John Wallace Lannom, 89

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, October 17 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Lannon, 89 of Gladeville.

Retired from AVCO (Vaught) and a longtime farmer, and owner of Lannom’s Plant Farm, he passed away on Oct. 14, 2009.

The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon Friday from 2-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until service.

Services will be conducted by Brother Jim Minor and Brother Robert Spickard. Interment follows in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include children: Bob (Brenda) Lannom of Gallatin and Lugene (Eddie) Snipes of Tallahassee FL; grandchildren Lee Lannom, Julie Lannom, Amy (Seth) Wilhite, Risha Lannom, Micah Lannom, Whitney Snipes and Taylor Snipes; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will include: Eddie Snipes, Lee Lannom, Ralph Comer, Jeff Fennessey, James Woodall and Micah Lannom.

Mr. Lannom is preceded in death by wife Martha Louise Comer Lannom, son Larry Stephen Lannom, parents Lee Dempse and Pearl Sanders Lannom and sisters Marie Lannom Howard and Maggie Lee Lannom Bramwell.

Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, is in charge of arrangements.


General Lifestyle

Patriotic ceremonies to get Oktoberfest off to early start Saturday

To accommodate a series of new patriotic opening activities, Oktoberfest at Wilson Bank & Trust will get off to an earlier-than-usual start this Saturday morning. 

The public is invited to arrive at Oktoberfest early this year for a flag retirement ceremony beginning at 7:30 a.m. The ceremony, part of a special kickoff to the bank’s annual fall event, will incorporate a performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” and the landing of a Blackhawk helicopter.  The Blackhawk, along with other military and emergency vehicles, will also be on display for viewing inside and out throughout the rest of the day on Saturday, Oct. 17.


General Sports

CU golf team places 5th
BURKESVILLE, KY -- Sophomore Dustin Thomas tied for fourth with a second-round 70 and sophomore Paul Vaughan tied for 10th, leading the Cumberland men’s golf team this week at the Lindsey Wilson Fall Invitational at Dale Hollow Lake State Park.

Thomas posted the second lowest round of the tournament Wednesday with his two-under 70. The Cookeville native was four-under on the par-fives in the two rounds, tied for second in the field, and finished with a tournament-best one-under score on the par-threes. He also had one eagle.

Vaughan shot an opening-round 73 and stood tied for second heading into Wednesday’s final round. The Springfield native was two-under on the par-fives in his first round and posted four birdies altogether. He was also tied for third in the field in the opening round in par-four scoring at plus-two.

Sophomore Guy Nardo tied for 24th overall in the field after rounds of 81 and 76, while junior Austin Whitmere tied for 31st with scores of 78 and 81. Freshman Evan Phillips finished 40th overall with rounds of 82 and 79.

Cumberland placed fifth in the eight-team with an overall score of 613 (310-303), just six shots from third place. The University of the Cumberlands won the event with a team score of 597.

The Bulldogs play again October 19-20 at the Martin Methodist Fall Invitational at the Lawrenceburg Country Club in Lawrenceburg,

FCS wins 8A volleyball title



LEBANON -- Led by tournament MVP Kaitlyn Teeter, Friendship Christian School defeated Red Boiling Springs 3-1 Tuesday for the District 8A volleyball tournament championship at the Bay Family Sportsplex.

The region tournament opens Tuesday at the home site of the District 7A champion.

Game scores were: 25-23, 25-21, 22-25 and 25-8 as the Lady Commanders improved to 37-18 overall.

Teeter, a ninth grader, had 20 kills against RBS. Whitley Rowlett had 33 assists and three kills while Taylor Drake had eight kills and a pair of blocks. Traci Allison had seven kills and an ace for the winners.

Rowlett and Allison joined Teeter on the all-tournament team.

FCS reached the tournament finals with a 3-0 sweep of Trousdale County in the semis.

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