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Showing 5 articles from April 5, 2010.


Emilie Dean Estes Brewer, 62

NORENE -- Funeral services are set for 1 a.m. Tuesday, April 6 at the Salem Church of Christ for Mrs. Brewer, 62. The daughter of the late Clayborn and Inez Huddleston Estes, she died at her residence Saturday, Apr. 3, 2010.

The widow of the late Jesse Brewer, Mrs. Brewer was a member of Salem Church of Christ and a Sporting Goods sales clerk with Wal-Mart for over 20 years. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the funeral.

Services will be conducted by Brother Jaime Harper. Interment follows at the Huddleston Cemetery in Cainsville.

Survivors include: children Larry Wayne Lowe, Terry Shayne (Charlene) Lowe, Leon (Rachel) Brewer, Lisa Lowe (Tommy) Waters and Katreece (Branden) McGrath. Also surviving are brothers William (Earlene) Estes and Raymond (Dixie) Estes; 13 grandchildren; step-children Jesse Eugene (Kim) Brewer, Mike (Jennifer) Brewer and Steve (Stephanie) Brewer.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Brewer is preceded in death by granddaughter Destiny Lowe and infant brother Eugene Estes. Family and friends will serve as active pallbearers.

Memorial donations be made in her memory to the Maple Hill Church of Christ Breast Cancer Support Group or to the Salem Church of Christ.   Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Glenn W. Kent, Sr., 81

LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mr. Kent, 81, of Lebanon, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street. A 22-plus year veteran of the US Air Force and a veteran of the Korean War, Mr. Kent died Sunday, Apr. 4, 2010, at the University Medical Center in Lebanon.

Born January 17, 1929, in Hickman to the late Edgar M. and Effie May Grisham Kent, he had been in the landscaping and construction business and had owned a trucking company. Mr. Kent was a longtime member of the Barton’s Creek Baptist Church.

Visitation Friday 4-8 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo. Services will be conducted by Rev. Terry Cathey. Interment with military honors will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: his wife of 52 years Joyce C. Taylor Kent; sons Glenn W. Kent Jr. and Raymond L. Kent -- both of Anchorage, Alaska and David M. (Wanda) Kent of Lebanon.

Also surviving are grandchildren: Malissa M. Burch, Brian (Robin) Kent, Hayward L. (Stacy) Kent, Stephanie (Jammie) Ware and Windy (Johnnie) Bogle; siblings Ray J. (Betty) Kent of Portland, Ella M. Brown of Lebanon, Billy Denham of Murfreesboro, Irene Martin of Smyrna and Betty Carolyn Davenport of Hendersonville; several nieces, nephews and great grandchildren; special friends: Brother James R. (Betty) Crutchfield, James (Pat) Jones, Sam (Ann) Beck, Kenny (Dale) Burns, David Fugate and Roger (Terry) Campbell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Caril E. & Kenneth M. Kent.
Vietnam veterans of Wilson County will serve as pallbearers.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Louise M. Martin, 90

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Monday morning, April 5 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Martin, 90, of Lebanon. A member of Fairview Baptist Church and an inspector with Lebanon Woolen Mill for over 50 years, Mrs. Martin died Thursday Apr. 1, 2010 Cedars Health Care Center.

Services were conducted by Brother Lane Fordham. Interment followed at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include: son Pat (Barbara) Martin of Mt. Juliet; grandchildren Zach (Angie) Martin of Lebanon, Matt Martin of Lewisburg and Mandi (Steadman) Marlin of Columbia; great grandchildren Andrew Martin, Anna Leigh Martin, Matti Martin, Stirlin Marlin and Langley Marlin; step-grandchildren Jimmy (Kristi) Adkins of Mt. Juliet and Christie (Larry) Crowder of Donelson; step-great-grandchildren James Edward Adkins and Travis Adkins.

Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by parents Harris Baker and Mamie Kirby McIntyre; husband James Hughes Martin; infant son Michael Martin; twin sister Eloise Johnston and sister Willie Martin.

Active pallbearers: Zach Martin, Andrew Martin, Jimmy Adkins, Travis Adkins, Steadman Marlin and Matt Martin. Honorary: Gary Johnston along with the staff and employees of Cedars Health Care Center.

Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.

Virginia Ricketts Fuqua, 83

LEBANON -- Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, April 6 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Fuqua, 83, of Mt. Juliet. A homemaker and a childcare provider from 1965 - 2007, she died Saturday, Apr. 3, 2010.

Mrs. Fuqua was a member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet where she taught in the Pre-School Department for 40 years. The family will receive friends Monday 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. at Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Services will be condutced by Rev. Greg Bell. Interment follows at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: children Rick (Karen) Fuqua of Brentwood and Jennifer Perry of Lebanon; siblings Floyd (Nell) Ricketts, Clyde (Betty) Ricketts and Lyda Ragsdale; sisters-in-law Louise Ricketts and Mary Ann Ricketts; grandchildren Kelly (Will) Swiggart and Marty Harris; great–grandchildren Jacob, Mason and Logan Swiggart. 

She is preceded in death by parents Gershon & Floy Ricketts; husband Walter Eugene Fuqua; brothers Hall & Ed Ricketts; sister Nettie Ruth Ricketts and brother-in-law Sonny Ragsdale. 
Pallbearers: Clifton Ricketts, Johnnie Ricketts, Charles Ricketts, Will Swiggart, Tim Bell and Tommy Hibbett.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pre-School Dept. of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet 735 N. Mt. Juliet Rd. Mt. Juliet, 37122 or Our Kids Center 1804 Hayes St. Nashville, 37203.

Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon, iss in charge of arrangements.


General Sports

Greener claims TSC award

3rd baseman leads NAIA in HR's

LEBANON -- See if this has a familiar ring to it. Cumberland third baseman Matt Greener has picked up yet another weekly award from the TranSouth Conference.

Greener and Aaron Wilkerson were named the TranSouth Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, on Monday after helping the fourth-ranked Bulldogs to a 3-1 record last week, including a pair of victories over No. 13 Bethel University.

Greener and Trevecca Nazarene’s Chris Hale were named Co-Players of the Week. It is Greener’s third consecutive Player of the Week honor and fourth this season from the TranSouth. Cumberland has now claimed 10 of the 14 league POW accolades this season.

Greener continued his assault on opponent pitching, collecting eight hits in 13 at-bats (.615) with three home runs, seven RBIs and six runs scored. The Jupiter, Fla., native went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs in a 12-10 victory over Lambuth Univ. and recorded five hits with a double, one home run, three RBIs and four runs scored in three games versus Bethel.

His three-run homer in the fourth inning of Friday’s doubleheader opener against Bethel proved to be a game-winner. The senior third baseman has hit safely in 34 of CU’s 35 games this season and is currently on a 23-game hitting streak. He currently leads the nation in home runs (15), total bases (122) and hits (61), ranks second in RBIs (54) and slugging percentage (.992) and is eighth in batting average (.492).

Wilkerson tossed a one-hit shutout in Friday’s second game versus Bethel, allowing just three baserunners with four strikeouts in the five-inning victory. The righthander walked one and hit a batter while throwing just 68 pitches.

The Waco, Texas, native is now 5-1 this season with a 1.93 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 37.1 innings of work. The righthander has victories this season over Oklahoma City Univ., Embry-Riddle, Union Univ. and Bethel.

Cumberland hosts eighth-ranked Lee University in a single game Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Ernest L. Stockton Field.

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