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Blanche Ricketts, 82
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Friday morning, Sept. 24 at Grace United Methodist Church for Mrs. Ricketts, 82, of Old Hickory.
A member of Grace UMC since 1981, she died Sept. 20, 2010.
Services were conducted by Dr. Ron Brown. Interment followed at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: children Cheryl Ricketts, Don (Carolyn) Ricketts and Skip Ricketts; sisters Rita (Sam) Sherrill and Ruth Corley; grandchildren Jamie (Mark) Milele; Mandie Healy, Trey (Tammy) Healy and Wendi Ricketts; and great-grandchildren Justin Milele, Caleb Ricketts, Marissa Milele, Lindy Ricketts, Hannah Ricketts, Sara Capps, David Capps and Jessica Lavender.
She was preceded in death by parents William & Esther Hancock; husband Donnell Ricketts, Sr.; siblings Jim Hancock, Whaley Hancock, Charles Hancock, William Hancock and Sarah Chambers.
Pallbearers: Trey Healy, Quinn Corley, Mark Milele, Justin Milele, David Witt, Walter Hamilton, David Hood and Randy Mathis. Honorary: the Bible Seekers Sunday School Class.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Grace United Methodist Church.
Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet was in charge of arrangements.
George L. Summers Sr., 84
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Oct. 3 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Summers, 84, of Lebanon.
A veteran of the US Army and former plant manager of the Lebanon Democrat, he died Thursday Sept. 30. 2010 at the Nashville V.A. Hospital.
Mr. Summers was a member of Maple Hill Church of Christ.
Services were conducted by Bro. Wayne Miller and Bro. Joe Widick. Interment followed at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors includeL his wife of 67 years Gladys Summers; son George L. (Stephonia) Summers, Jr.; sister Ann Cunningham; grandchildren Laura (Jeremy) Tudor and Bradley Summers; great grandchildren Alayna & Nicholas Summers.
He is preceded in death by his parents John nad Nancy Hill Summers; son Garry Lee Summers.  
Pallbearers: Carlin Brooks, Bob Chaffin, Mike Flanagan, Kai Grissim, Trice Sampson, Brian Cluck, Jeremy Tudor and Pete Heckman.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Harry Fleenor, Jr., 78
PEAGRAM -- Graveside services were held Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 5 at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery for Mr. Fleenor, 78, of Mt. Juliet.
A veteran of the US Army, he died Oct. 2, 2010.
Survivors include: his wife of 56 years Peggy Fleenor; daughters Patricia Mohon, Mary Dunsavage and Beverly Fleenor; sister Juanita Mills; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by parents Harry & Delia Fleenor, Sr.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
Helen Cunningham Miller, 57
LEBANON -- Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon, Oct. 2 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Miller, 57, of Lebanon.
She died Sept. 30, 2010 following an extended illness.
Services were conducted by Brother Rodney Haskins. Interment followed in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include husband of 39 years, Andy Miller; sons Brian (Elizabeth) Miller, Adam Miller and Travis Miller; mother Dorothy Cunningham; siblings Norma Jean “Fuzzy” (Michael) Gregory, John Wayne Cunningham, Doyle “Bebo” Cunningham and Teresa (Ron) Robinson; grandchildren Annaleece Miller, Landon Miller Izabella Miller; best friend Darlene Smith; along with numerous loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by father Dallas Cunningham.
Pallbearers:  Chad Cunningham, Corey Cunningham, Will Kennedy, Waylon Kennedy, Gordon Smith and David Humes.
Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, was in charge of arrangements.
Jerry Albert Smith, 41
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Smith, 41, of Mt. Juliet.
He died Sept. 29, 2010.
Services were conducted by Rev. Mark Youngman. Interment followed in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. 
Survivors include: his wife of 15 years Donna Fant Smith; children Kylie Smith, Lindi Smith, Joey Parkhurst and Brandi (Kurt) Richards; mother Lois Woodcock Smith; brother Bill Smith; and grandchildren Lincoln Richards and Mela Richards.
He is preceded in death by father Jerry Lane Smith.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
John S. Evans, 61
WATERTOWN -- Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 4-9 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Evans, 61, of Watertown.
A surveyor and member of Trinity Lodge No. 88 of Mississippi, he died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at his residence.
Masonic rites are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6.
Survivors include: wife Desiree Charlton Evans and son Cody Evans -- both of Watertown; mother Frances Evans of Kosciusko, Miss.; nephews Matthew J. (Joy) Evans of San Diego, Ca. and Erick G. Evans and fiancee' Kimbrell Spencer of Jackson, Miss.; great niece Audrey Evans.
He was preceded in death by his father John S. Evans, Sr.
Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Kevin Ray Dancey, 51
MT. JULIET -- A celebration of life will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Dancy, 51, of Mt. Juliet.
He died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010.
Mr. Dancey attended Providence United Methodist Church. He was involved in coaching numerous youth sports teams and devoted much of his time to children.
Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel
Services will be conducted by Pastor Jacob Armstrong.
Survivors include: wife Lisa Dancey, sons Kyle and Cole Dancey, parents Gordon and Shirley Davis Dancey and brother Greg Dancey.
Also surviving: mother-in-law Doris Olson; brother-in-law Brent Olson; sister-in-law Amy Falkenstein; five nieces and two nephews along with numerous loving family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and father-in-law, Carl Olson.
Honorary pallbearers: Joe Pharr, Donnie Rogers, Todd Murray, Troy Rains and Shane Ray.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Betty Adams, 14270 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory, 37138.
Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Rebecca Evelyn Craig, 84
MT. JULIET -- Graveside service were held Monday morning, Oct. 4 at the Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens for Mrs. Craig, 84, formerly of Mt. Juliet.
Known as "Becky" to her family and friends, Mrs. Craig died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 in Mesquite, TX.
Survivors include: children Tom (Terri) Craig, Jr. and Kathey (Ken) Berman; grandchildren Parker Craig, Jonathon Craig, Allyson Rozwood, Christopher Berman; and great-granddaughter Abigail.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Irene Caughron; and husband Thompson Sloan Craig, Sr.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. 
Sandra Joyce McDaniel Berry, 63
LEBANON -- Memorial services were held Monday evening Oct. 4, at the Sellars Funeral Home for Mrs. Berry, 63, of Lebanon.
Born in Brewton, AL and a resident of Lebanon since 1998, she died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010.
Survivors include: sister and friend Dianne (Don) Shephard of Lebanon; daughters Heather (Robert) Stafford of Lebanon and Sheryl Hieght of Rye, TX; son Wesley (Malery) Berry of Lebanon; adopted children China Mackey of Nashville, Nikki Marsh of Lebanon and numerous others; grandchildren Emily Lee Taylor, Mason Stafford, Shayla Stafford, James Berry, Eric Berry Jr., Chyanne Berry, Anthony Berry, Adam Jerkins, Nick Mackey and Maliyia Marsh; and great-grandchild Eli Mackey.
She was preceded in death by parents, Nannie Ruth and Cecil Sherrer and her son, Eric Berry.
Lebanon's Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

General Sports

Mt. Juliet 48, Lebanon 20

LEBANON -- Mt. Juliet quarterbacks only completed 3-of-6 pass attempts in Friday’s 48-20 win at Nokes-:asater Field -- but they certainly made them count. All three hookups went to senior Vaughn Cornelia and all three went for long touchdowns as the Bears improved to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in District 9AAA.

All told, Mt. Juliet scored five times on plays of 40 yards or longer. “You look at the first half stats and they only had one first down,” said LHS coach Bobby Brown, but they had the long touchdowns -- a run and two passes. They hit the big play and when you play a team with those kind of athletes, you can't let that happen.”

Coach Roger Perry’s team cranked out 479 yards in total offense, but only seven first downs thanks to the big plays.

Lebanon got on the scoreboard first as the Blue Devils went 33 yards on seven plays to open the game. Michael Stokes’ 26 yard field goal gave LHS a 3-0 lead at the 7:52 mark of the first quarter.

Mt. Juliet answered just 39 seconds later as junior wingback Brannon Garza swept right end for a 76 yard scoring run.

Later in the period, QB Caleb Chowbay connected with Cornelia for a 78 yard TD bomb as the Bears took a 14-3 lead.

Following a 37 yard kickoff return by Pat Maynard, Lebanon marched 45 yards in eight plays as Jarvon Neal slashed six yards for a Blue Devil TD to cut the margin to 14-10 with 11:15 left before halftime.

Mt. Juliet needed just three plays to answer as Colt Carver found Cornelia deep down the middle for a 46 yard TD pass and a 21-10 Bear lead.

Mt. Juliet outscored Lebanon 27-7 after intermission, despite losing Cornelia for most of the second half after he was flagged for his second unsportmanlike conduct penalty while celebrating a touchdown. Unless there is a successful appeal to the TSSAA, he will miss Friday night’s District 9AAA game at Wilson Central.

TCHS 10, Friendship 6

From Post staff reports
LEBANON -- No. 1-ranked Trousdale County dodged a bullet Friday night with a narrow 10-6 victory over Friendship Christian at Pirtle Field. TCHS remained undefeated at 6-0 overall and 4-0 in Region 4A. FCS fell to 5-2 / 3-2 vs. league opponents.

The Yellowjackets mounted a 10-0 lead at intermission, but hit a brick wall in the second half as the underdog Commander defense made stop after stop.

“I would say that if you polled everyone in that stadium, our people, their people -- nobody gave us a chance,” said FCS coach John McNeal. “I’m awfully proud of our kids, the way they prepared. Watching ‘em before the game, getting taped, in the locker room, they were focused and ready to play. They did the work getting prepared during the week. Our defensive coaches did a great job preparing a plan, making sure we were lined up correctly and the rest was up to the kids. They played unbelievable football.”

Late in the first quarter, Trousdale County converted a fourth and 13 at the Commander with a 24 yard pass play -- setting the ‘Jackets up first and goal at the FCS eight yard line.

On third and goal from the three, Tyler McMillan scored on a sweep of left end for the game’s first points at the 4:29 mark. Mack Sanders knocked down a 28 yard field goal for TCHS with just 00:08 left before intermission as the two-time defending state champs took a 10-0 lead into intermission.

Friendship came out roaring to start the second half by mounting a 66 yard, 12 play drive that ended with a five yard touchdown run by Dekolas Reeves. The point after touchdown attempt was blocked -- leaving the score at 10-6.

Friendship had a couple of big plays negated by penalty -- including a run of some 44 yards by eighth grade wingback Stephen Hollis that was called back on a hold. A 36 yard punt return by Chris Hall was negated by a block in the back.

FCS limited the ‘Jackets to 241 yards on 44 plays while the Commanders had 233 yards on 53 snaps. Kyle Neal had 46 yards rushing on 11 attempts while Reeves added 45 on 20 tries. Hall had two carries for 39 yards.  FCS plays at Watertown Friday, Oct. 8.

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