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Showing 7 articles from May 11, 2010.


Daisy Mai Winget Burdett, 74
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 11 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Burdett, 74, of Shelbyville. She passed away May 8, 2010.
Services were conducted by Brother Jerry Smith. Entombment followed at the Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: husband Bennie Burdett and son Robert Earl Adams.
Also surviving: sisters Jessie (Andy) Gammon and Inez (Jimmy) Rowland; brothers J. C. (Janie) Maynard, Bobby Maynard, Tommy (Sue) Maynard, Ronnie (Vicki) Maynard and Mike (Betty) Maynard; along with many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Burdett was preceded in death by parents, Cecil and Ovie Maynard; and sisters Maggie Fite and Jo Marie Maynard.   Family and friends served as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
Delphine Lanetta Dobson, 51

GLADEVILLE -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, May 14 at the Gladeville Baptist Church for Ms. Dodson, 51, of Mt. Juliet. Born June 19, 1958, she died May 9, 2010.
Family visitation, Thursday, May 13, 2010, from 6-8 p.m. at the JC Hellum Funeral Chapel, 107 Stokes Street, Lebanon. The body will lie in-state 12 Noon - 1 p.m. at the church.Services will be conducted by Rev. Jerry Majors. Burial will follow at the Rutland Cemetery.
Survivors include: children Derrick (Kimberly), Chalonda, Cheree and Myron Dobson, Jr.; nine grandchildren; siblings Mildred (Curtis) Muirhead, Dexter (Mae Charles) Majors, Cynthia Stewart, Carol, Larry, Bobby, Phyllis, Keith (Catranda) and Tracey Majors, LaNitra (Ricky) Ford, Nora (Geary) Jackson, Deatrice Butler; along with a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services are in the care of JC Hellum Funeral Home.

Ledia Lucille Sebers, 59
LEBANON -- Services for Mrs. Sebers, 59, of Carthage, were held Tuesday afternoon, May 11 at Wilson County Funeral Home. A member of Lighthouse Church of God, she passed away May 6, 2010.
Interment was in Wilson County Memorial Park.
Survivors include: mother Virginia Craigmile; children Barbara Dianna (Kenneth) Butler, Angela Marie Beason, Martha Jean Williams, Miranda Nicole (Brian) Cook, Milton Jr. Shearl, William Edward Sebers, Isaac Lee Boles, Billy Paul Boles, Titus Job Sebers.
Also surviving are siblings Geraldine Mobley, JoAnn Neal, Helen Wooden, William Shearl and Edward Shearl; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; as well as other friends and relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband Keith Sebers; and father Hulen Shearl.
Wilson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mary Underwood Dotson, 86
LEBANON -- Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Dotson, 86, of Lebanon.
Born August 28, 1923, in Smith County, she was the daughter of the late Green R. and Ruthie Jane Hankins Underwood.
Mrs. Dotson passed away Sunday, May 9, 2010, at the University Medical Center in Lebanon.
Retired from the Lebanon Tennessee Woolen Mills where she worked for 42 years, she was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church and the LLL.
Visitation after 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ligon & Bobo. Services will be conducted by Rev. Don McElroy and Bro. Jeff Avveduti. Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens. 
Survivors include: daughter Peggy Curtis of Lebanon; grandsons Tim (Dawn) Curtis of Mt. Juliet and James (Charlotte) Curtis of Mansfield, OH; great grandchildren Will and T. J. Curtis -- both of Mt. Juliet and Kayla Curtis of Camden, OH; brother Marvin Underwood of Evansville, IN and a special friend Carmen Winkler of Columbia, SC.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Bill Dotson in 2008; sisters Clara Nell Woodall and Louise Grandstaff; and brothers Bill, Richard and Millard Underwood.
Pallbearers: Tim Curtis, Mike and Franklin Grandstaff, Ronnie Woodall, Phillip and Kenneth Underwood.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.
Patricia Bible Jenkins, 70
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 11 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Jenkins, 70. A member of Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, she died Saturday, May 8, 2010.
Mrs. Jenkins was a Master Gardener and the widow of the late William Jenkins.
Services were conducted by Rev. Sam Hinkson. Interment will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 13 at Sunnyside Cemetery in Kenton.
Survivors include: sons Russ Jenkins and Jeremy (Katie) Jenkins; brother Henry (Libba) Bible; sister Betty Bible; sister-in-law Pat Hurt; grandsons Caleb and Eli Jenkins along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by siblings W.C. Bible, Freda Adams and Mary Parris.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Tennessee Chapter, 404 BNA Drive, Suite 102, Nashville, 37217-2571.
Bond Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

General Sports

Local sports in brief


Betty Rushing tennis camp -- The 10th annual Betty Rushing Tennis Camp will run for five Saturdays from May 29 - June 26 at the Buddy Maddox Tennis Courts in Baird Park. Elementary and junior novice (beginners) will go from 10-11:30 a.m. and high school (advanced) players from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Fee is $40 per camper. Advanced registration is advised by calling Coach David Howell at 202-8817 or Nancy Lee at 449-0303. The camp is held each year in memory of the late Betty Rushing, longtime Lebanon High tennis coach.

Realtors Bass Classic -- The Eastern Middle Tennessee Association Of Realtors will host the 18th annual Realtors Bass Classic Saturday, June 5 at Bulls Creek Launch on Old Hickory Lake. Plans call for a 6 a.m. blast off. For information call Fred VanHook at 477-2984 or Flipper at 452-7719. Proceeds will go to local nonprofit organizations.

Watertown basketball camps -- Watertown High varsity coaches Matt Bradshaw and Lane Price will hold a basketball camp June 7-10 at the WHS gymnasium. Designed for children in grades 2-7, the girls camp is set for 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. followed by the boys 12 Noon - 3 p.m. Cost per camper is $50. For a registration form, send an email to

Junior golf tourney at HP -- Hunters Point will hold the annual Coca-Cola Junior Golf Tournament Wednesday, June 9 and Thursday, June 10.  Entry fee is $29 for ages 11 and up, and $15 for ages 10 and under. Age Divisions are 10 & under (3 holes Wednesday, June 9), 11 & 12 (9 holes each day), 13 to 15 (9 holes each day), 16 & 17 (18 holes each day). Lunch will be served daily. For more information or to sign up, call the Pro Shop at 444-7521.

Sean Putman Memorial -- The fifth annual Sean Putman Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 14 at Five Oaks Country Club. A nine-hole recreational round for golfers 12 & under will tee-off at 8 a.m. followed by a four-man scramble at 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Sean Putman Memorial Scholarship Fund at Cumberland University providing educational opportunities for Wilson County high school graduates. Main event fees: $125 per player ($500 per team). Junior event fees: $25 per player (12 and under) and $25 per accompanying or playing adult. For information, call 547-5629 or 548-1387 or check the website:

Lebanon Jr. Pro football -- Registration for the fall 2010 season of City of Lebanon Junior Pro Football are now being accepted at the Harold Dean Greer Recreation Building in the Baird Park Complex. The City of Lebanon has sponsored junior pro football since the late 1970s with a junior league for kids ages 7, 8 and 9 and a senior league for players 10, 11 and 12. Registration cost for the Junior Pro League is $30 per player which includes a jersey and a post-season trophy. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 449-0303.

CU baseball camps -- Cumberland University will hold five baseball camps this summer starting June 7 at Stockton Field and Benton Jennings Indoor Hitting Facility on the CU campus. A pair of hitting camps are set June 7-10, with Session I for ages 6-9 (9 a.m.-Noon) and Session II for ages 10-12 (1-4 p.m.). The Fundamental Camp is June 14-17 (9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) for ages 8-14. The Pitching Camp will take place June 21-24 from 9 a.m.-Noon for ages 8-14, while an Advanced Fundamental Camp will be held July 5-8 from 9 a.m.-Noon for ages 13-18. Camp prices and other information may be found on the camp brochure on the baseball page at

CU sports hall of fame -- The Cumberland University Athletic Department is now accepting nominations for the Class of 2010 Sports Hall of Fame.  Nominations must be made in writing and include full justification for the nomination, including statistics, honors, awards, and any other pertinent information pertaining to the nominee. Nominations will be accepted through June 1. A prerequisite for induction into the Sports Hall of Fame is the ability of the nominee to attend the induction dinner. Mail nominations to: Jo Jo Freeman,  Sports Information Director; One Cumberland Square, Lebanon, TN 37087.

Local fastpitch camps -- Cedar Creek Sports / Tennessee Lightning 97 will hold summer camps for girls fast-pitch softball.  Pitching camps will start in late May and run through August for girls ages 6-8, 10-12 and 12 and up. Bring your own catcher, classes will be no more the three girls per session. IPFW pitching coach Mandy Laurers will be head instructor. Cost for ten classes is $200 with a $100 deposit before the first lesson. Hitting camps will be held Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at Cedar Creek Sports in Mt Juliet. Classes will be an hour $20 per lesson. Coach Mickey Sheppard will be working with several area instructors as well as Billy Johnson of Maryland and Dean Wilkerson of Virginia. Tennessee Lighting will hold a three day defensive camp in June with a focus on infield, outfield, base running, bunting catching and throwing. For more information, call Sheppard at 615-477-1034 or email him at

Townsend leaving MJCA

By TOMMY BRYAN, sports editor
Paul Townsend has resigned as head football coach at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy in order to take a teaching and coaching position at Wilson Central High. Townsend coached four seasons at MJCA after having spent several seasons at Donelson Christian Academy.

 “Four years ago I came to MJCA with a vision to continue to grow the football program. I believe the program has not only grown but also improved,” Townsend said Tuesday morning.

“The program has gone from 18 players the first season to nearly 30 at this time. There have been numerous school records, all--region players, as well as, a TSWA all-state player during my tenure. It has been my privilege to coach at MJCA and be a part of these great things. I hope that the players I am leaving behind will use the experiences of the past four years as building blocks for the future.

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