MT. JULIET -- Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Strickland, 87, of Mt. Juliet. Mrs. Strickland passed away at University Medical Center Thursday, Mar. 11, 2010.
Visitation with the family will be Friday, March 12 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, March 13 from 11 a.m. until time of service. Services will be conducted by Brother Danny Sellars. Interment will follow the service at Cowgill Cemetery in Mt. Juliet.
Survivors include: daughter Brenda Joyce Strickland of Mt. Juliet; son-in-law Jerry E. Flynn of Mt. Juliet; grandson Jeffrey Dale Strickland of Mt. Juliet; and daughter-in-law Joyce M. Strickland of Tullahoma.
She is preceded in death by father Horace Cole; mother Arena J. Anderson; her husband of over 54 years James Odell Strickland; and son Oscar Odell Strickland.
Active pallbearers: Jeffrey Dale Strickland, James F. Hopper, Jimmy Hopper, Matt Flynn, Andy Martin and George Robinson. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. Roger McKinney, Dr. Bernard Sy, Dr. Bill Robertson, Odyssey Hospice and the staff at UMC.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
LEBANON -- Martha “Mert” Jennings passed away on March 11, 2010 at age 88. The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon from 2-8 p.m. Friday, March 12th and from 11 a.m. until service on Saturday.
The chapel service, conducted by Brother Danny Sellars, Brother Gary Miller, and Brother Carl Bailey, is 3 p.m. Saturday, March 13.
Pallbearers: Allen Hicks, Bryson Phillips, Steven Young, Chris Craighead, Dewayne Sadler, and Sladen Bradley. Honorary Pallbearers: Jerry Davis and Joe Batey. Interment in Bethlehem Cemetery.
Survivors include son Larry (Cassie) Bain; sister-in-law: Ruth Baine; grandchildren; Lynn Bain, Angilia Bain Matthews, Amanda Hicks, Melaine “Splenda” Young, Jan Presley, Carol McDaniel, Sissy Cozart, Lisa Sadler, Allen Hicks, Joe Batey, Dean Batey, Billy Batey, and Jeremy Bain; several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
She is preceded in death by husbands Claude “Slim” Jennings and Ova Jay Bain, parents Calvin and Alice Spurlock Baine, son Roy Dale Bain, daughters Wilma Batey and Linda Parrish, siblings Edward “Poodle” Baine, Clara May Dutton, and Dorothy Vickers.
Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, 615.444.9393. Obits 615.758.8818.
SEASON OVER FOR LADY BEARS
MURFREESBORO -- In a game that was certainly worth the price of admission, Riverdale held off a desperate Mt. Juliet comeback attempt and defeated the Lady Bears 64-63 in double overtime Thursday afternoon in the TSSAA Class AAA quarterfinals at MTSU’s Murphy Center.
Riverdale, advances to the state semifinal today at 4 p.m. against Memphis Overton -- a 47-42 winner over Oak Ridge earlier Thursday. Riverdale sophomore Shacobia Barbee scored the final four points for the Lady Warriors.
Barbee finished with a game-high 26 points to lead three Lady Warriors in double figures. Natalie Lanning and Tyisha Petty had 10 points each.
Sophomore post Caya Williams scored 23 points for Mt. Juliet (32-2), while senior Carissa Peterson came off the bench and scored 18 points -- including four big three-pointers.
The Lady Warriors streaked to an early 18-5 lead, taking advantage of several Mt. Juliet floor mistakes.
Coach Chris Fryer’s team rallied and outscored Riverdale 20-6 in the second quarter and took a a 25-23 lead into the locker room at intermission.
The game was a see-saw affair from halftime on as both teams took turns with narrow leads. Held scoreless in the first three quarters due to fouls trouble and an active Riverdale defensive effort, senior Britt Bell scored all 10 of her points in the fourth period and overtimes. The game was tied at 48-all at the end of regulation and 54-54 following the first overtime.
Thanks to a pair of Barbee free throws with :29 seconds left, Riverdale held a three-point lead in the final 10 seconds. However, needing a 3-pointer to tie, Mt. Juliet’s Helen Mitchner hit a driving layup at the buzzer to leave the Lady Bears one-point short.