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Beverly Baxter Cain, 78
CONNELLSVILLE, PA -- Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 7 at the Chapel of Green Ridge Memorial Park for Mrs. Cain, 78, of Mt. Juliet.
Mrs. Cain died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church where she was an organist and choir director for many years. She was very proud that she had won three 1st place Blue Ribbons at the Wilson County Fair for her cross stitching.
Mrs. Cain was the daughter of the late, Rene and Elizabeth Harris Verkleeren. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Frank Baxter and John Cain and her brother Eugene Harris.
Survivors include: children David (Caroline) Baxter, Zane (Gillian) Baxter and Cynthia Baxter (Richard) Schultz; granddaughter Elizabeth Bowden; great-grandchildren Sam and Evelyn Kimble.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements by  Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.
Edna Mai Pharris, 87
WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 7 at Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Pharris, 87, of Watertown.
A factory worker and homemaker, she died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at University Medical Center.
Services were conducted by Rev. Jimmy Atnip. Interment was at Wilson County Memorial Park.
Survivors include: sons James T. and Gary (Kim) Blythe, both of Watertown; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother Raymond Ray Harris of Watertown; sister-in-law Carolyn Harris of Hermitage; and step-children Marvin Pharris of Maryville and Tammie Oliver of Lebanon.
She was preceded in death by husband Alton D. "Mutt" Pharris; granddaughter Kendall Grace Scott; parents Dave and Lora Hardin Harris; and brothers Charles, Jesse and James Carl Harris.
Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Frankie Oakley Tucker, 88
LEBANON -- A memorial service was held Monday afternoon, Dec. 6 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Tucker, 88, of Lebanon.
She passed away December 1, 2010, at Quality Care Nursing Home.
Born Feb. 26, 1922, in DeKalb County, she was the daughter of the late Chester A. and Lassie Parker Oakley.
Mrs. Tucker worked at the May Hosiery Co. in Nashville for many years and was a Baptist.
Services were conducted by Chaplain Judy Gray.
Survived by brothers: Thomas Oakley of Lebanon, Bob Oakley of Brush Creek, George Oakley of Nashville; sister-in-law Margie Oakley of Lebanon.
She was preceded in death by husbands, Garland Snider and Bill Tucker; brothers Clyde, Howard and Alf Oakley and sister Frances Griffin.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.
Georgia Marie Barr Hill, 79
NASHVILLE -- Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at The Donelson Fellowship for Mrs. Hill, 79, formerly of Mt. Juliet.
Mrs. Hill, born January 29, 1931, in Steelville, Missouri, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2010, under hospice care at The Lafayette-Kindred Center near the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sherry Camp, in Peachtree City, Georgia.
Mrs. Hill battled cancer and liver failure for over a year and a half, and joined her husband Dr. Bob Hill, 10 years to the day of his sudden passing.
They had served together in vocational ministry for over 55 years.
The Monday prior to her death brought the arrival of her 7th great-grandchild, a baby girl, named Georgia, in her honor.
Over the years, she served as President of the Republican Women of Wilson County, President of the Christian Women of Nashville, and National President of the Women's Auxiliary of the Free Will Baptist.
Before moving to Georgia in 2008 she was an honored substitute teacher for Wilson County Schools.
Georgia married Bob Hill on November 23, 1947. She ran her home and helped her husband through five pastorates and two professorial positions in four states, including Tennessee, Virginia, Illinois and Georgia.
They started two businesses, ran two political campaigns, and Georgia went back to school late in life, earning her bachelors degree in Political Science from Belmont College in 1991. She authored 5 books, and helped in the writing and editing of 60 books and numerous publications.
She was always the perfect hostess, as well as a teacher and conservative women's leader.  Together with Bob, she made eight missions trips to Russia, Bosnia and Croatia, and they were honored by various Christian organizations for contributions in many areas of ministry.
Mrs. Hill is survived by her daughter Sherry (Dan) Camp, Peachtree City, GA; sons William Terry (Dianne) Hill, Jerusalem, Robert C.  (Tammy) Hill II, Lebanon, Rev. Captain Ruston L. (Pamela) Hill, US Army - Germany; grandchildren Laurie (Jason) Cole, Kellie (Josh) Johnson, Kimmie Hill, W. Terry (Aunna) Hill II; Lainey (Tom) Conroy, Lindsey (Jon) Lech, Lorey (Brian) Wetmiller, Daniel Hill Camp, K. Lyle (Bethany) Camp; Sarah Hill (Tim) Holbrook, Rob III, Rachel, Ryan Lee Hill; Alexandra, Rusty II, Catherine, Sophia, Victoria Hill; great-grandchildren Grace and Marcus Cole, and Joseph Robert, Ellee, and Georgia Conroy; sister Erma Lea (Jesse) Hogan, Doris (Rev. John) Gibbs, Marilyn (Rev. Don) Dungan, Janet (Lindell) Wood; brothers Finis (Diane) Barr, Ron - deceased (Joan) Barr, Tommy (Patty) Barr; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Robert C and Georgia B. Hill Memorial Fund, Donelson Fellowship, or Gideons International.
For further information contact the church office (615.871.4769,
Glenn Elvis Hunt, 72
WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Dec. 6 at Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Hunt, 72, of Gordonsville.
He died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at Alvin C. York Veterans Medical Center. He worked in cable communications.
Services were conducted by Jackie Gaddes. Interment was in Union Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include: children David (Debbie) Hunt of Norene, Jackie Wooden of Carthage, Greg Hunt of Gordonsville and Sandra (Glenn) Hall of LaVergne; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister Helen (Robert) Hall of Orlando, Fla.; a niece and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by parents, Dewey Elvis and Jennie Mae Bennett Hunt.
Arrangements by Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home.
Jordan Jair Turner, 18
Jordan Jair Turner
NASHVILLE -- Funeral services wiere conducted Sunday afternoon, Dec. 5 at the Nashville Baha’i Community Center for Mr. turner of Mt. Juliet.
A 2010 honors graduate of Mt. Juliet High and a former member of the Golden Bear baseball team, he died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. He was a member of Baha’i Faith.
Burial was private.
Survivors include: parents Craig and Carmen Turner; brothers Stanley, Gabriel, Garrison and Julian Turner; sisters Cara and Maya Turner; grandparents Landson and Leslie Drummond, Theodore and Renee Journigan and Gene and Margaret Turner as well as other relatives and members of his Baha’i family in the Nashville area.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.
Lois Anne Mills, 72
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Mills, 72, of Nashville.
A member of Two Rivers Baptist Church, she died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010.
Mrs. Mills was the daughter of the late James T. and Ruby Lathrop Jeremiah.
Visitation 3-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Matt Surber and Dr. David Jeremiah officiating. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: he husband of 48 years David R. Mills; children Tammi (Ken) Wagner, Denise (Mike) Dize and Scott (Kelly) Mills.
Also surviving are siblings: David (Donna) Jeremiah, James (Sherri) Jeremiah and Mary Alyce Jeremiah; grandchildren Melonie Wagner, Andy Wagner, Hannah Dize, Shelby Mills, Katie Wagner, Matthew Dize and Tate Mills.
Members of the Bible Searchers Sunday School Class at Two Rivers Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.
Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Jean Buhler Dillard, 80
Margaret Jean Buhler Dillard
LEBANON -- A memorial service was held Sunday afternoon, Dec. 5 in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Old Murfreesboro Road, for Ms. Dillard, 80, of Lebanon.
The daughter of the late Henry and Elmus Parton Buhler, she died Dec. 1, 2010 at the Cedars Health Care Center.
Ms. Dillard was one Jehovah’s Witnesses, and had previously worked as a manager for Goodwill. 
She is survived by brother, Charles Buhler of Atlanta and Douglas Buhler of Nashville; aunt Margaret Parton Jones of Lebanon; and a number of nieces and nephew.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by sisters Barbara Moore and Rebecca Weinhart.
Her family & friends wish to gratefully acknowledge the kindly personal care she received from current and former staff while at Quality and Cedars Health Care Center.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.
Roger Adam Turner, 31
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Dec. 6 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Turner, 31, of Smithville and formerly of Lebanon.
He died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010.
Mr. Turner attended and played football for Lebanon High School and was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church.
Services were conducted by Brother Buford Bane. Interment was at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include: father Roger (Jan) Turner of  McMinnville, mom Deborah (Jerry) Short of Murfreesboro; paternal grandmother Lorene Jenkins; maternal grandmother Gearldean (Lee) Nave; daughters Brooklyn Villamor and Alexus Turner; son Cameron Ervin Turner.
Also surviving are brothers Dennis Christopher (Jeanene) Randolph, David (Toni) Turner and Jeremy Short; mother of his daughter Amanda Ervin; nephew Franklin Short; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Prentice Sisco and paternal grandfather, Frank Turner.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Ross Gilbert O'Neal, 84
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Monday morning, Dec. 6, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Woodridge Place, Mt. Juliet, for Mr. O'Neal, 84, of Gallatin.
Born May 6, 1926 to Ross and Dora Albright O’Neal, he died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010.
In March 1944 Mr. O'Neal married Chesta Ann Ford. Ross and Ann were the loving parents to four children who honored their parents with a 65th wedding anniversary party in March 2008.
Ross and Ann moved to Mt. Juliet in 1963 where they raised their children and later moved to Gallatin.
They were faithful in their service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Ross served as Branch President several times as well as Bishop, High Councilor, Storehouse Manager, Stake Patriarch, Ward Mission Leader and various other callings.
In 1993 Ross and Ann O’Neal were called to serve as missionaries for the Billings, Montana Mission. Within three months of their return home, they were called to service in the Atlanta Temple from 1994-2000.
The Nashville Temple was dedicated in May 2000 and both Ross and Ann continued their temple service at this temple.
Ross enjoyed his many years of volunteering with the Boy Scout Program. In 1962 he led a 70 mile hike across the Appalachian Trail and a year later he led a 104 mile hike. He was a natural leader and had fun with the boys as he taught them survival techniques. Ross was known for his kind heart and generous nature.
Survivors include: his loving wife of over 67 years Chesta Ann Ford O'Neal and children Danny Ford O’Neal (Joni) of Tualatin, OR, Deborah Lynn O’Neal of Woodstock, GA and Kenneth Ross O’Neal (Cindy) of Valley Springs, CA.
A son, Kerry Dale O’Neal, preceded in him death in 1982 as do his brothers, H.B., John Kymball, Leonard Grover and sister Flora Mai Smith.
Interment was at the Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
Roy Dale Cherry, 64
LEBANON -- Roy Cherry died Dec. 6, 2010 at age 64.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon 10 a.m. until service on Wednesday.
The chapel service, conducted by Brother Larry Locke, is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010.  Interment will be in Clemmonsville Cemetery, Celina.
Pallbearers: Carlton Ferrell, Dewayne Ferrell and Jerry Cherry Jr.
Survivors include son: Christopher Allen Cherry; sisters: Lillie Mae (Frank) Christian, Eva (Jovas) Ferrell, Jane (James) Ferrell and Margaret (Tony) Ferrell; brother Jerry (Carlene) Cherry Sr.; and numerous nieces.
He is preceded in death by parents Raymond and Lelia Copass Cherry, and brothers Richard, Kenneth, Charles, and Douglas Cherry.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
Terry Pearson, 48
MT. JULIET -- Memorial services were held Monday evening, Dec. 6 at the Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Pearson, 48.
Owner of Pearson Hardwood Flooring, he died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010.
Services were conducted by Rev. Danny Sellars.
Survivors include: his wife of 12 years Kimberly Pond Pearson; father Billy (Kitty) Pearson; mother Betty (Aaron Watts) Scarlett; brothers Steve (Mitzi) Pearson, Robert Pearson, and Randy (Lynne) Martin; children Ben Pearson, Tamara Carey and Ashley (Chris Morgan) Tuck; grandchildren Wyatt Carey, Courtney Parrott and Emilie Parrott; and special friend Todd Hansen.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
Virginia D. Johnson, 95
LEBANON -- Mrs. Johnson, 95, of Lebanon passed away Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 at her residence.
Mrs. Johnson was retired from Wal-Mart where she was employed for 38 years and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Visitation Wednesday from 4 – 8 p.m. at Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 at Wilson County Memorial Park -- conducted by Chaplain Judy Gray.
Survivors include: daughter Donna G. (Danny) Luna and sister Connie (Raymon) Underwood.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
She is preceded in death by parents Porter Clay and Lou Kate Dixon; husband Edgar Johnson; son Phillip D. “Skippy” Johnson; brothers Clay M. Dixon, Thomas H. Dixon, Jack E. Dixon and Riley H. Belcher.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.

General Sports

Alexander earns AFCA honor

LEBANON -- Cumberland University’s Dewayne Alexander was named the NAIA Region I Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Associated this week. Alexander will be recognized during the upcoming AFCA Convention set for January 9-12 in Dallas, Texas.

Alexander led Cumberland to an 8-3 record this season, just the second eight-win campaign since the program was revived in 1990. The Bulldogs played in a de facto conference championship game the final week of the year, losing at the Univ. of the Cumberlands to miss the playoffs.

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