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Showing 7 articles from March 2, 2010.


Dock Young Murphy, 77

WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Hunter FUneral Home for Mr. Murphy, 77, of the Statesville Community. A native of Wilson County and a member of the Smith Fork Baptist Church, Mr. Murphy died Feb. 27, 2010 at his residence. A farmer, he was the son of the late William Frank and Lily Caroline Ferrell Murphy.

Services were conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Atnip with burial at the Jennings Cemetery. Survivors include: wife Montie Bly Murphy and children Tammy (John) Hodge of Murfreesboro and Zendel (Tracy) Murphy of Statesville.

Also surviving are grandchildren: Lindsey (Bob) Sirising and Cody Murphy; step granddaughter Aly Sirising; siblings Bessie Dodd, Betty Jean Wosyluk and Clyde Murphy along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Murphy is preceded in death by siblings Jessie Vanatta, John, Roy, Jimmy and Frank D. Murphy.  Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Gloria Faye Martin, 61

WATERTOWN -- Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 3 at the Hunter FUneral Home for Mrs. Martin, 61, of Watertown. Retired from Precision Rubber Products and a Baptist, she died feb. 28, 2010 at her residence.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time.  Services will be conducted by Pastor Robert Scales with burial at the Hearn Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include: husband David Martin of Watertown; children Theresa (Jerry) Merryman of Lebanon, Kelly (Mike) Stuart of Granville and Charles "Bud" Taylor of Smithville. Also surviving are five grandchildren and four great, grandchildren; special friend Pat (Jimmy) Crittenden of Carthage and brothers Jim (Jan) Paris, Bob Paris and Sid (Glenda) Paris -- all of Lebanon.

She is preceded in death by parents Earl and Lela Rose Paris and brother Chuck Paris.  Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Infant Michael Dean Selby

LEBANON -- Infant Michael Selby passed away on February 23, 2010 at age five months.

A graveside service, conducted by Brother Gary Miller, was held Saturday afternoon, Feb. 27 at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Survivors include parents David and Ashley Selby, sisters Sydney Selby and Maddison Wall, and grandparents Terry and Debbie Selby, Tena Hughes and Mike and Debbie Wall.

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

Mary G. Murphy, 74

LEBANON -- Mrs. Murphy, 74, passed away Friday February 26, 2010 at the University Medical Center. The daughter of the late Thomas & Eva Knobel Knowles, Mrs. Murphy was a member of Gladeville United Methodist Church and a retired clerical employee with the State of Tennessee Revenue Department.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, March 2 at the Partlow Chapel. Brother Charles Walker officiated the services with interment at Wilson County Memorial  Gardens.

Survivors included: son Philip (Kathy) Murphy; grandsons Heath Murphy and Jarren Murphy; brother Thomas (Janice) Knowles and sister Fay (Bobby) Murphy; niece Stephanie Sovine; nephews Tim Murphy and Terry (Linda) Murphy; great nephews Nash Murphy and Brandon Murphy.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband, Marvin E. Murphy. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Gladeville United Methodist Church.    Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Mildred Ann York, 72

MT. JULIET -- Funeral Services were held Tuesday afternoon, March 2 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. York, 72, of Mt. Juliet. The daughter of the late Cecil “Corky” and Lorene Bennett Roberts, Mrs. York passed away February 26, 2010. She was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

Services were conducted by Brother Charles Gentry. Interment followed the service at the Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens Survivors include: her husband of 54 years Kenneth York; brother Lewis Roberts; sister Helen Smith; children Stephen (Carolyn) York, Jennifer (Duane) Allison; granddaughters Kimberly Allison, Meghann Hackett, Shelby York, Emily Allison, and Sarah Allison; great-grandson Joshua Moran; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother -- Bobbie Roberts. The family is requesting memorial donations to the PKD Foundation, 9221 Ward Pkwy, Suite 400, Kansas City, Mo. 64114-336.  Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Shannon Lea Wall, 16

LEBANON -- Shannon Wall passed away on March 1, 2010 at age 16. The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon between the hours of 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 3 and from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service Thursday March 4.

The chapel service will be conducted by Brother Gary Miller. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.  Family and friends will serve as Pallbearers.

Survivors include parents Mike and Debbie Wall of Lebanon; sisters Ashley (David) Selby and Maddison Wall; grandparents Gary and Shirley Holbert and J.C. and Sue Wall; niece Sydney Selby; special friend Heather Hamilton; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.  She is preceded in death by grandmother Lorene Wall and nephew Michael Dean Selby.

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


General Sports

Springer is TranSouth Player of Year


LEBANON - Following a stellar senior season, Cumberland University's Brandon Springer was named the TranSouth Conference Player of the Year the league announced Wednesday.

Springer, who edged out Union University's Greg Truvillion for the honors, was the only CU player named to the All-Conference first team, and Walter Simon made the league's All-Freshman Team.

The 6-foot-5 Springer leads the conference in scoring, posting 22.3 points per game on the year, including 22.4 in Cumberland's 16 conference games. Truvillion is next in the league with 18.7 points per outing.

Springer, who earned conference Player of the Week honors four times this year and was named the NAIA Player of the Week once, led the nation in scoring for several weeks of the season, getting his average to more than 24 per game at one point.

The Hunters Lane High School product is also in the top five of three other major statistical categories in the TranSouth as well, including rebounds (second, 9.63 per game), steals (second, 2.3) and field goal percentage (fifth, 56.2 percent). He recorded 15 double-doubles on the year, including seven straight to open conference play.

Simon, a 6-9 forward from Dresden, Germany, was CU's second-leading scorer, averaging 10.6 points per game and starting all but one game. Simon averaged nearly a block a game to lead the team and was fourth in the league, while his rebounding average of 6.3 per contest is eighth in the conference.

The Bulldogs (11-16) travel to Trevecca Nazarene Thursday for a 7 p.m. quarterfinal matchup in the TranSouth Championships.

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