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Showing 5 articles from April 8, 2010.


Carl Winford Cannady, 65

NASHVILLE -- Graveside funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, April 9 at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery for Mr. Cannady, 65, of Watertown. Mr. Cannady died Apr. 6, 2010 at his residence.

A chef and a veteran of the US Air Force, he was born in Nashville to the late John L. and Nancy Barnes McRannolds. 

Survivors include: siblings Rachel (William) Hartley of Knoxville, John (Linda) Cannady and Daniel (Doris) Cannady -- all of Mt. Juliet; as well as several nieces and nephes.

Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Patrock, 73

MT. JULIET -- Mr. Patrock, 73, of Hermitage, died April 6, 2010 following an extended battle with cancer. Mr. Patrock proudly served his country in the US Navy and the Air Force (SAC) during the Korean War. He had a lifelong love for aviation and retired from American Airlines after 30 years of service. Mr. Patrock was a member of the Central Tennessee 2-way Communication Operations Group. His call sign was Pat#624.

The family will receive friends 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 10 at 1012 Lakeview Drive, Hermitage.

Survivors include: children Francis Wilson, Dr. Richard Patrock, Dorothy “Dody” Patrock, RN, Donald Patrock, Jr., Victoria Ann Patrock and Nick Patrock. Also surviving are grandchildren Patricia, Amanda, Dustin, Danielle Joy, Brandon, Agam, Victoria, Donald, III, Sophia-Joy, Nicole, Christopher, Andrew and Caitlin Marie; great-grandchildren Isaiah, Breanna, Ramiro and Lilly Anna; nieces and nephews Sherry, Patricia, DeeDee, Bryce and Brian; cousin and friend Dorothy Poluna; dog Nike; as well as family in his second home of Melbourne, Australia, the birthplace of his beloved wife.

He was the son of the late Nick and Anna Ruttner Patrock. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Joy Patrock and his brother and sister-in-law, Nick and Marie Patrock.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Betty Adams, Memorial Chair, 14270 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory, 37138 or New Leash on Life, 507 W. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon, 37088.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the sweet friends and neighbors who provided friendship and caring especially after Joy’s death.    Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.

Janice McKaig Homeyer, 80

MT. JULIET -- A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Homeyer, 80, of Mt. Juliet. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 26, 1929, to Col. and Mrs. Nelson McKaig, she died Apr. 3, 2010 at Providence Assisted Living Facility.

A longtime educator in Mt. Juliet, she retired from the Wilson County Schools in 1992. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Social Work from the University of Alabama. Her genuine affection for her students was felt by all who knew her. Her other passions included her own children, her many, many animals, her cheerleaders, feeding the hummingbirds of Wilson County and Alabama football.

Mrs. Homeyer was also active in the Mt. Juliet community, as a founding member of Our Father’s House, an active volunteer with Summit Medical Center, the Flying Aces and the Mt. Juliet Help Center.
Memorial services will be conducted by Brother Jim Rowlett.

Survivors include: her sister-in-law June McKaig, and nephews James and Keller McKaig, of Birmingham, Alabama. She is also survived by many friends who loved her as family.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Homeyer is preceded in death by her brother James McKaig, her husbands Frank Homeyer and Gene Davis and her children William “Rusty” Hembree and Dinah Lee Homeyer Zimmerlee.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Father’s House, 11380 Central Pike, Mt. Juliet, TN or New Leash on Life, 507 W. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon, 37088.

Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry D. Johnson, 76

LEBANON -- A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10 at Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 1500 Hickory Ridge Road for Mr. Johnson, 76, of Mt. Juliet. Mr. Johnson passed away April 5, 2010.

Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Services will be conducted by Rev. Ann Fraley. Interment will be at a later date in Iowa.

Survivors include: wife Sherry Johnson; sons Terry Johnson of Des Moines, IA and Craig Johnson of Birmingham, AL; step-sons Ron (Ty) Keegan, Richard Keegan of Silvis, IL, and John (Michelle) Keegan of Hendersonville; brothers Don (Karen) Johnson of Clarence, IA and Francis (Joann) Johnson of Ankey, IA; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice and the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.


General Sports

Clark drafted by San Antonio

BULLETIN -- Alysha Clark, former Miss Basketball from Mt. Juliet High and the two-time top scorer in the nation, is taking her game to the next level. Clark, a 5-10 All-American forward from Middle Tennessee State, was selected with the fifth pick in the second round (17th overall) in Thursday's WNBA draft by the San Antonio Silver Stars.

San Antonio went 15-19 last season and nearly upset Phoenix in the Western Conference playoffs.

In college, Clark was a four-time Player of the Year, the last two seasons in the Sun Belt Conference with MTSU and her frehsman and sophomore years in the Atlantic Sun Conference with Belmont.

Clark scored 28.7 ppg as a senior at MTSU, helping lead the Lady Raiders to the Sun Belt Conference tournament championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament.

She helped lead Mt. Juliet High to the 2005 Class AAA state championship. That season Clark was named MVP of the state tournament, the Gatorade Tennessee Player of the Year, was named an AAU All-American and was named to the Girls All-Southern Basketball Team by the Orlando Sentinel.

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