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Ila Mae Howell Lothridge Slate, 85

LEBANON -- Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 16 in the Partlow Chapel for Ms. Slate, 85, of Lebanon. Owner of Southland Restaurant, Old Hickory Restaurant and a former waitress at Cherokee Steak House, she died Monday Dec. 14, 2009 in the Cedars Health Care Center.

Ms. Slate was a member of Barren River Baptist Church. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Services will be conducted by Dr. Larry Locke. Interment will follow at Barren River Baptist Church Cemetery in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Survivors include: son Tommy (Pam) Lothridge; grandchildren Lorie (Paul) Freitas of Florida and William (Michelle) Davis of Alabama; great grandchildren Rowan Freitas, Savannah and Sawyer Davis as well as numerous cousins.

She is preceded in death by parents Chester and Nannie Mae Hudson Howell; son Michael Douglas Slate; brother James H. Howell; uncle and aunt Gilbert and Mattie Kinser.
Friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Ms. Slate’s memory to the College Hills Church of Christ Library, 1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, 37087.

Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.


General News

State Trooper injured in I-40 wreck

The Wilson Post

A Tennessee Highway Patrol officer was in critical but stable condition after a wreck on Interstate 40 in Wilson County Monday afternoon.

A spokesperson with the Tennessee Department of Transportation reported the crash occurred at mile marker 228 near the Villages of Mt. Juliet, formerly Belinda City, shortly after noon.


General Sports

Campbellsville 77, CU 61

'DOGS CLOSE OUT 2009 3-10

LEBANON -- A barrage of 3-pointers by Campbellsville University killed Cumberland's chances of winning back-to-back games for the first time this season in a 77-61 decision over the Bulldogs Monday at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.

The Tigers knocked down 11-of-19 shots from beyond the arc -- 52 percent. The Bulldogs (3-10) shot just 48 percent from the floor, including 18 percent from 3-point range.
CU senior Brandon Springer, who came into the game averaging a double-double on the season, came two rebounds shy of recording his ninth of the year. The senior scored 21 points to lead the Bulldogs.

Campbellsville opened the second half on a 6-2 run to extend its lead to nine points. Following the final two points of the stretch, which came on a layup by Nestor Colmenares, the Tiger forward received a technical foul for taunting the CU student section.

Before Haris Batalevic had a chance to shoot the free throws, Campbellsville coach Keith Adkins was given a technical foul after loudly using profanity to reprimand Colmenares on the bench.

Batalevic, who scored eight points on the night, made all four shots from the charity stripe and Walter Simon drained a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession to bring the Bulldogs back to within a basket of regaining the lead. Simon finished with 10 points.

Campbellsville again stretched the lead, this time reaching double digits at 52-42 and the Bulldogs never got any closer than five with the Tigers holding a lead of at least 10 points for the final 4:37 of the game.

Cumberland scored six of the first seven points to open the game before the Tigers cut the deficit to one. The Bulldogs the next four points, capped by a Springer dunk. The slam came after the preseason All-TranSouth forward forced a turnover and took it the length of the floor.

The two teams swapped the lead three times and the score was tied on five occasions, the latest of which came at 25-25 before Campbellsville scored the last five points of the half.

Shawn Savage, who made six treys on seven shots, finished with a game-high 22 points to lead the Tigers.

Coach Lonnie Thompson's Bulldogs begin a three-week break, not playing again until January 7 when they open conference play at Lyon College. CU will next play at home against TranSouth Conference foe Freed-Hardeman on January 9.

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