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Obituaries

Alma Enoch Patterson, 89

WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, December 21 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Patterson, 89, of Murfreesboro. Born in New Middleton to the late Lillie Mai Garrison Enoch and Jessie Edward Enoch, she died Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 at NHC Healthcare in Murfreesboro.

A retired seamstress, she was a member of the United Pentecostal Church. Services were conducted by Brother Roger Grisham with burial at the Brush Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include: sons David (Gloria) Patterson of Murfreesboro, William "Bill" Patterson of Goodletsville, Thomas (Martha) patterson of Greenbrier and James (Kathy) Patterson of Hermitage. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, sisters Marie Neal Lorance of Watertown and Patty Compton of Alpharetta, GA along with a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Thurman Patterson, brothers James, Hubert and Dewey Patterson and sister Eddie Lee Reeves. Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown.

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Henry Warren Moser, 62

LEBANON -- A memorial service was held Tuesday afternoon, Decembeer 22 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Moser, 62, of Lebanon. A US Navy veteran, he passed away Dec. 17, 2009.

South East Sales Manager for the Linde Company, "Hank" was a member of the Lebanon Country Club and a duck hunter who loved just “being Poppy”.

Survivors include: wife Margaret Moser; children Stephanie (Morgan) Stoner, Kevin Moser, Cami Bailey, Shane Irving and Megan (Shane McClanahan) Moser. Also surviving is sister Alice McKinney; grandchildren Joey Timbs, Alex Wisdom, Andrew Wisdom, Shawn McClanahan, Maddie Stoner, Baylee McClanahan and Sydney Irving; two great-grandsons; and a host of friends.

He is preceded in death by parents Paul Warren and Beatrice Ramsey Moser. Please make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society (2000 Charlotte Ave, TN 37203, 800.227.2345) in honor his honor.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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J.M. Loftis, 73

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, December 24 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Loftis, 73, of Farmington Hills, Michigan. He passed away Dec. 21, 2009.

The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in between the hours of 1-9 p.m.  Wednesday. Interment will be in Morgan Pippin Cemetery, Cookeville, later Thursday.

Survivors include wife of 52 years Rose M. Bacarella Loftis; children John Loftis, James (Dianna) Loftis, David (Jacqueline) Loftis, Ray (Tammy) Loftis and Diane (Robin) Belisle;   siblings  Ruby, Walter (Helen), Donald (Gladys), Bob (Hattie), Pearl; sister-in-laws:  Betty and Anna Be; grandchildren:  Barbara, Anna, Tammy, Kimberly, Rosie, James, April, Christina, Crystal, Robin, David; great-grandchildren Clayton, Andrew, Sofia, Ryan, Rachel, Donavan, Kurtis, and Anthony. 

He is preceded in death by daughter Tammy Loftis, brothers William, Joe, and Charles Loftis, sisters Jean Whitfeld, Martha Frances and Ina Loftis.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home,  Lebanon.

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Riley Henderson Lea, 85

WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Monday morning, December 21 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Lea, 85, of Lebanon. A native of the Norene Community and a farmer, he died Dec. 19, 2009 at his residence.

The son of the late Elizabeth Williams Lea and J.H. Lea, he was a member of the Spring Creek Presbyterian Church. Services were conducted by Brother Billy Trice. Burial was at the Fairview Cemetery in the Norene Community.

Survivors include: wife Edith Weaver Lea and children Phillip Riley Lea and Mary Beth (Jeff) Buchanan -- all of Lebanon. Also surviving are siblings Melvin Lea of Watertown, William Lea of Watertown, Mary Baines, Ola Mai Hackney and Raymond Lea -- all of Lebanon, Ella Knowles of Mt. Juliet and Pauline Keith of Nashville; along with a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sister Agnes Lea. Nephews served as pallbearers.

Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown.

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Virginia Gail Farley, 67

LEBANON -- A memorial services was held Tuesday evening, Dec. 22 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Farley, 67, of Lebanon. She passed away on Monday, Dec. 21, 2009.

Survivors include husband Bob D. Farley Sr.; children  Bobby D. (Debbie) Farley Jr. and Jackie S. Farley; grandchildren  Kristen (Scott) Thorbjornsen, Autumn Maynard, Zach (Heather) Thompson, Shawn Holloway, Summer Farley and Jacqlyn Holloway; along with great-grandchildren Nathan and Hope Thorbjornsen.

Please make memorial donations to the Webbs Baptist Chapel (120 Davis Road, Lebanon 37087. 615.449.8932) and/or any fund to provide Christmas toys for children, in her name.

Mrs. Farley is preceded in death by daughter Tammy Farley Kittrel, grandson Bryson Maynard and parents Mack and Lilly Mae Hollis Jones.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.

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Wendell Steven Moore, 49

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Monday evening, December 21 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Moore, 49, of Hermitage. He died Dec. 14, 2009.

Services were conducted by Pastor Morgan Gordy. Inurnment was Tuesday, Dec. 22 at Nashville National Cemetery.   Survivors include children:  William and Sarah; brothers:  Carey Moore, Tom (Patricia) Moore and Robert (Lindy) Moore; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers:  Reed Brummitt, Chris Heflin, Thomas Moore, Carey Moore, Robert Moore, Mark Watson and Alan Weisbrot.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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General News

Music City Star, truck collide

From Post staff reports

No one was injured in a collision involving the Music City Star commuter train and a dump truck on Tuesday.

The accident occurred as the train was headed toward Lebanon to pick up passengers. The train struck a dump truck that was on a construction crossing east of Highway 109 in Wilson County, said a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

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General Sports

3 locals named 2A all-state

By TOMMY BRYAN
Three Wilson County athletes have been named Class 2A All-State in football by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association. The premier all-state team in the prep ranks, the team is chosen by members of the TSWA following nominations from its statewide membership. Local honorees include:

Watertown senior defensive lineman Nick Lennox, a two-time member of the squad. Lennox was in on 74 tackles as a senior, 46 solo, and 11 tackles for loss.

Joining him on the all-state team was his quarterback Dalton Phillips. A four-year starter for the Purple Tigers, Phillips accounted for more than 2,000 yards in total offense -- throwing for 1,781 yards and rushing for 304 yards. He threw for 14 TD’s and ran for nine, completing 127-of-234 attempts, a percentage of 54.2 percent.

The other quarterback on the team was Friendship Christian’s Lee Maasen. The District 8A Co-MVP, Maasen accounted for 31 touchdowns -- 15 rushing and 16 passing. Maasen completed 79-of-126 passing attempts (62.7 percent) for 1,514 yards -- an average of 19.2 yards per completion -- with only four interceptions. He rushed for 1,056 yards on 115 carries -- an average of 9.2 per attempt. He was also named as one of 13 members of the Tennessee Football Coaches Association Class 2A team.

Tennessee Sports Writers Class 2A All-State Football team
Coach of the Year: Kevin Creasy (Trousdale Co.)
Offense
QB - Lee Maasen (Friendship Christian)
QB - Dalton Phillips (Watertown)
RB - Ben Beasley (Boyd Buchanan)
RB - Bryce White (Riverside)
RB - Tyler Edwards (Trousdale County)
RB - Davey Templeton (Rockwood)
WR - David Woodard (East Robertson)
ATH - Jabriel Washington (Trinity Christian Academy)
ATH - Jeff Inman (Rockwood)
OL - Ian Walls (Rockwood)
OL - Cody Newman (Riverside)
OL - Tyler Harper (Oliver Springs)
OL - Devin Caldwell (Boyd-Buchanan)
OL - Zach McEwen (McKenzie)
K - Josh Lenoir (Trinity Christian Academy)
Defense
DL - Nick Lennox (Watertown)
DL - Jake Lockert (Boyd-Buchanan)
DL - Dallas Gregory (White House Heritage)
DL - Ronald Harris (Mt. Pleasant)
LB - Tacola Seay (Trousdale County)
LB - Matt Crowe (Boyd-Buchanan)
LB - Josh Carroll (Adamsville)
LB - Evan Rogers (McKenzie)
LB - Whitt Siton (Signal Mountain)
DB - Joey Cox (Trousdale County)
DB - Clinton Babb (Boyd-Buchanan)
DB - Chris Harness (Rockwood)
DB - Dylan West (Oneida)
DB - Sam Woodard (Oneida)
P - Austin McKinney (McKenzie)

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FCS tourney opens Dec. 28

16 TEAMS VIE FOR TITLES

LEBANON -- Friendship Christian School will be a hot-bed of high school basketball next week as 16 teams will participate in the Mid-State Christmas Tournament. Play begins 10 a.m. Monday, December 28 with eight games a day for three consecutive days at the Bay Family Sportsplex.

Here’s a look at the complete schedule.
Boy’s Bracket
Dec 28 11:30am (G1) Ezell Harding vs. Aaron Acad.
Dec 28 2:30pm (G2) MTCS vs. Portland
Dec 28 5:30pm (G3) Cascade vs. Gordonsville
Dec 28 8:30pm (G4) Friendship Christian vs. Franklin Road Acad.
Tuesday
Dec 29 11:30am (G5) Loser G1 vs Loser G3
Dec 29 2:30pm (G6) Loser G2 vs Loser G4
Dec 29 5:30pm (G7) Winner G1 vs Winner G3
Dec 29 8:30pm (G8) Winner G2 vs Winner G4
Wednesday
Dec 30 11:30am (G9) Loser G5 vs. Loser G6
Dec 30 2:30pm (G10) Winner G5 vs. Winner G6
Dec 30 5:30pm (G11) Loser G7 vs. Loser G8
Dec 30 8:30pm (G12) Winner G7 vs. Winner G8

Girl’s Bracket
Dec 28 10 am (G1) Ezell Harding vs. Gordonsville
Dec 28 1 pm (G2) Westmoreland vs. Cascade
Dec 28 4 pm (G3) MTCS vs. Portland
Dec 28 7 pm (G4) FCS vs. Aaron Academy
Tuesday
Dec 29 10 am (G5) Loser G1 vs. Loser G3
Dec 29 1 pm (G6) Loser G2 vs. Loser G4
Dec 29 4 pm (G7) Winner G1 vs Winner G3
Dec 29 7 pm (G8) Winner G2 vs Winner G4
Wednesday
Dec 30 10 am (G9) Loser G5 vs. Loser G6
Dec 30 1 pm (G10) Winner G5 vs. Winner G6
Dec 30 4 pm (G11) Loser G7 vs. Loser G8
Dec 30 7 pm (G12) Winner G7 vs. Winner G8

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