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Showing 5 articles from November 19, 2009.


Carolyn Sue Ladd, 62

NASHVILLE — Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, November 21 at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, 9090 Highway 100, for Mrs. Ladd, 62, of Lebanon.

Born October, 14, 1947 in Nashville, she died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at Hearthside of Lebanon.

Visitation is 11 a.m. 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will follow the service at the Lynn Cemetery.

Survivors include: sons David Dearmon of Lebanon and Jason Minchey; grandsons David J. Dearmon, Russell Dearmon and Gregory Dearmon. Also surviving are siblings William (Vickie) Blaylock and Linda (Danny) Tobitt.

Harpeth Hills Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Infant Tyler William Howard

WATERTOWN — A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, November 22 at the Hunter Funeral Home for infant Tyler William Howard, age two months, of Lebanon.

Son of Cassie Renee Howard of Lebanon, he died Nov. 13, 2009 at Summit Medical Center. The family will receive friends prior to the service.

Survivors include: mother Cassie Howard, grandparents Lisa and Jared Fisher of Lebanon, aunts Chloe Howard of Lebanon and Chelsi Howard of Colorado Springs, CO, and uncles Chayton Fisher of Lebanon and Austin Stamps of Birmingham, MI.

Also surviving is great grandfather George Howard of Flint, MI; special friends Troy and Sherry Johns of Ashland City as well as several cousins and other family members.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Winston F. Steelman, Sr., 67

MT. JULIET — Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, November 21 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Steelman, 67, of Mt. Juliet.

A master craftsman and an avid outdoorsman, he died Nov. 18, 2009. A hospital estimator for 35 years, he was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.

Visitation with the family will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 Noon until time of service. Services will be conducted by Brother Russ Stephens. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens

Mr. Steelman was preceded in death by son, Frank Steelman and brother, Richard Carlin Steelman.

Survivors include: his wife of 48 years Elaine Steelman; children Stacey (Curtis) McLaughlin, Mandy (Randy) Hood and Barry (Victoria) Steelman; daughter-in-law Ronda Steelman Gugenheim; mother Geneva Seagraves Brady.

Also surviving are siblings Doris Verble, Deanna (Johnny) Smith and Marvin (Kathy) Steelman; grandchildren Cody Steelman, Winston Steelman, III, Parkker Barron, Shelby Gray, Alex McLaughlin, Jesse Steelman, Rebecca Steelman, Peyton Gray, Briggs Ashworth, Jake Hood and Claire Hood.

Grandsons and sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers include: Marvin Steelman and James Duschek.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.


General Sports

CU baseball picked to win TSAC


Cumberland is ranked 19th nationally in the NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll announced this week. The Bulldogs were also picked to win the TranSouth, receiving five of the eight first-place votes, in a poll of league coaches published in conjunction with the national poll.

Cumberland finished the 2009 season 33-25 overall, advancing to the NAIA Regionals in Hattiesburg, Miss. The Bulldogs won the TranSouth regular season last year with a 15-5 mark and return only three position starters but six pitchers, including three of the top four hurlers, and welcome 36 newcomers to this year’s club.

Cumberland was the only TranSouth team ranked in the Top 25. Union Univ. received the other three first-place votes in the TranSouth poll. Union just missed a Top 25 ranking, garnering 94 total points to finish 27th.

Trevecca Nazarene and Freed-Hardeman were third and fourth, respectively, in the TranSouth poll, and both clubs received votes in the Top 25. Martin Methodist, Lyon College, Bethel Univ. and Mid-Continent rounded out the TranSouth selections.

2010 TranSouth Baseball Preseason Poll (as voted by the coaches)

No. School POINTS (1st Place Votes)

1. Cumberland Univ. 59 (5)

2. Union Univ. 56 (3)

3. Trevecca Nazarene 53

4. Freed-Hardeman 32

5. Martin Methodist 28

5. Lyon College 28

7. Bethel Univ. 19

8. Mid-Continent 13

D-Stew looks at the playoffs


Two playoff weeks are in the books and several big storylines played out in the second round.

Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold- There were 11 district rematches in the second round and four teams that were defeated in the regular season got big wins to knock out their district rivals such as:

MBA Beats Ensworth On Last Second FG- The Big Red (7-4) got a 43 yard field goal from Mr. Football Kicker finalist Andrew Fletcher with 41 seconds left to stun the nationally ranked Tigers 27-24 in the Division II-AA quarterfinals. Ensworth, ranked No. 64 by Rivals, blasted MBA ten weeks ago 50-21 as running back Orleans Darkwa rushed for 342 yards and five touchdowns in the blowout win. Ensworth (10-1) got another great performance from Darkwa who rushed for 240 yards but blew a 17-0 lead as MBA fought back -- running back Fitz Lassing ran for 92 yards and scored the game-tying TD at 24. MBA now advances to play another big rival in Brentwood Academy who defeated the Big Red three weeks ago 26-7.

Anderson Co. Rallies to Beat Clinton Late- Two weeks ago Clinton celebrated a district title by beating Anderson Co. 35-21. But Friday, behind the strong arm of junior quarterback, Tanner Williams, the Mavericks rallied from a 28-24 deficit to win 31-28 as Williams hit Chad Blakley on fourth and 5 with 42.9 seconds left to give Anderson Co. the win and kill Clinton’s (10-1) undefeated season. Williams passed for 387 yards and 4 TDs for the Mavericks -- who travel to Columbia (10-1) for a quarterfinal game.

Daniel Boone Slows Down Tennessee High Offense- Tennessee High quarterback Taylor Harmon had his way in week 9 as he passed for a school record 339 yards and five touchdowns in a 51-26 win. But Daniel Boone avenged the loss three weeks ago as the Trailblazer defense stuffed the Viking running game as they allowed only six yards rushing and 156 yards of total offense in a 23-14 win over the previously unbeaten Vikings (11-1).

Riverdale Manhandles Blackman- Two weeks ago in the rain, Riverdale’s offense was contained and Blackman won their first game ever against Riverdale for the Blaze’s first district title. What a difference two weeks and a dry field makes. The Warriors (10-2) avenged their 14-13 overtime loss in week 10 in dominating fashion as they physicially manhandled Blackman (10-2) to win 31-7 to advance to the third round of the playoffs. Riverdale feasted on four Blackman turnovers something that didn’t happen in the earlier meeting. The Warriors jumped to a 17-7 lead at the half and never looked back scoring twice in the second half to put away the Blaze.

Loudon Beats Polk Co. At Their Own Game- All season long Polk Co. overwhelmed opponents with their hard charging ground game. The Wildcats went through the regular season pounding teams with a fierce running game that averaging nearly 300 yards on the ground. But Loudon turned the tables on Polk Co. by shutting down the potent Wildcat running game as they held Polk Co. to only 16 yards rushing as Loudon won 24-13. Loudon rushed for 255 yards as running back Matthew Wallace had 103 yards and scored two touchdowns and was a sparkplug on defense as well as he intercepted two passes.

Revenge Is Ours A Year Later -- Boyd Buchanan 28, Marion County 6- Last season an underdog Marion County team went to Boyd Buchanan and took advantage of five Buccaneer turnovers to beat Boyd 7-6. A year later it was Marion Co. that turned it over five times as Boyd got 145 yards rushing and one touchdown from running back Ben Beasley who helped the Marion cause last season with a crucial fumble. Boyd quarterback Andrew Crowe had a touchdown run and threw two touchdowns as the Bucs gained a measure of revenge on the Warriors.

Giles Co. 32, David Lipscomb 6- For Giles County beating David Lipscomb erased years of frustration at the hands of the Mustangs. Behind Class 4A Mr. Football Back Finalist Bo Wallace’s 225 yards rushing and two touchdowns, Giles closed the Mustangs out this season something they couldn’t do last season winning 32-6. In 2008, David Lipscomb defeated Giles twice once in the regular season 31-28 and 17-16 in the third round of the playoffs. Lipscomb had beaten Giles six straight times and had a winning margin of 30-12 over the Bobcats, but Wallace and running back Tobias Houston wouldn’t allow another Lipscomb comeback.

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