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Showing 8 articles from December 28, 2010.


Infant Gage Bastian Sloan
MT. JULIET -- Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 1 pm at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens for infant Sloan.
Born Oct. 27, 2010, he passed away Dec. 24, 2010.
Visitation Wednesday, Dec. 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
Survivors include: father Dewey Sloan; mother Brittney Sharoff; sister Alayna Sloan; brothers Dustin Whidby and Thomas Sloan; grandparents Elizabeth Davis, Gerald Johnson, and John and Tina Brough.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
James Hunter Reasonover, 89
LEBANON -- Memorial services will be held 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 3, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 2101 Lebanon Road, for Mr. Reasonover, 89, of Lebanon.
Born August 26, 1921 in Wilson County, Mr. Reasonover died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 in Lebanon, after a brief illness.
He attended Lebanon High School, Castle Heights Military and MTSU, where he excelled both academically and on the football field.
He was a veteran of World War II, fighting throughout France and central Europe from 1942 to 1945. He was a member of the 698th Engineering Petroleum Division and received many medals and honors for his service.
After returning home, Jim married his longtime sweetheart, Jean Evelyn Fambrough. The newlywed couple moved to Knoxville where he received his Masters Degree in Education from the University of Tennessee.
He began his teaching and coaching career at East High School in Knoxville. Memories of those happy and rewarding Knoxville days remained with him all his life.
Mr. reasonover and his family moved to Hialeah, FL in 1959. He continued to teach at the high school level and coach football, his first love.
He became involved with AAU Swimming in the 1960's and it soon encompassed the whole family.
Jim coached, Jean helped out at swim meets, and his children, Dell and Art, competed.
He retired from the school system in 1978 and he and Jean moved to Ocala, FL to be near to their daughter and her family.
In Ocala, Jim made many friends and touched many lives through his love of woodworking and furniture construction.
Mr. Reasonover was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years Jean Evelyn Reasonover; his sister Evelyn Mason; and his parents Virginia and Howard Reasonover.
He is survived by his daughter Virginia Dell (Hal) Karp of Lebanon; his son Howard Art Reasonover of Montreal, Canada: grandchildren Aaron Michael (Kelly Ann) Karp, Chad Hunter Karp and Mackenzie Marie Karp; along with great grandchild Lily Ann Evelyn Karp; brother Dan Reasonover; and many nieces and nephews.
He was greatly loved and will be forever missed and remembered.
Jim and Jean will be laid to rest at Nashville National Cemetery on Jan. 4, 2011.
You may sign his on-line registry at
The Cremation Society of Tennessee was in charge of arrangements.
James Ira Bates, 94
LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Bates, 94, of Lebanon.
A lifetime member of LaGuardo Baptist Church, he died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010.
Mr. Bates graduated from Lebanon High School in 1935 and graduated from Cumberland University in 1939 with a double major in mathematics and chemistry. 
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until the chapel service on Wednesday.
Services will be conducted by Brother Carl Price. Interment will follow in LaGuardo Cemetery. 
Survivors include: his wife of 55 years Glorice Nivens Bates; children Sam (Rhee) Bates, Brenda (Bill) Baird, and Susie (Mark) Gibson; grandchildren Jessica Asadsangabi, Courtney Bates, Ben Bates, Dylan Gibson, Caleb Gibson and James William Baird; step-grandsons Jamy Gibson and Ryan Crook; niece Rita Bates; and nephew Butch Heckman.
He is preceded in death by parents James Yeager and Jesse Mae Patrick Bates, sisters Mary Sue Bates and Lassie Sauls, and brothers Roger Bates and Wilson Bates.
Pallbearers: Dylan Gibson, Caleb Gibson, Ben Bates, James William Baird, Ricky Jennings and Butch Heckman. A special thank you to Dr. Wayne Wells and staff, and N.H.C.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.
James Malcolm Westmoreland, 66
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Westmoreland, 66, of Lafayette.
Born May 22, 1944 in Clay County to the late John Fowler Westmoreland and Millie Spivey Westmoreland, he died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Care Stone Assisted Living in Madison.
He was construction worker and a Church of God in belief.
The family will receive friends Thursday 2-8 p.m. and Friday after 9 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo.
Services will be conducted by Brother Johnnie Clayton Brewer. Interment will be in the McDonald Cemetery in Hilham.
Survivors include: sisters Cenda Fisher of Lebanon, Ruby Hodges and Lola Graves -- both of Mt. Juliet and Lillie Pugh of Highland, Indiana; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant son and brothers Robert and Dee Westmoreland.
Pallbearer will include:  James Richard Westmoreland, Robert Kellow, Donnie Matchinske, John Fisher, Johnnie Brewer and John Santee.
Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John Elliott, 85
MT. JULIET – Funeral services were held Monday evening, Dec. 27 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Elliott, 85, of Pleasantville.
He passed away Dec. 24, 2010.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Odd Fellow Cemetery in Ponca City, OK.
Survivors include: daughter Jessie (Joe) Chalfin; son Jack (Diane) Elliott; grandchildren Todd (Jennifer) Elliott, Troy (Angie) Elliott, John (Jolynn) Dotson, Ralph (Surina) Dotson and DeeAnna (Jermaine) O'Quinn; great-grandchildren Gregory, Wesley, and Zachary Elliott, Jake, Cooper and Cort Dotson, Luke and Reese Elliott, Kaitlin Philpott and Brandon Adams.
Mr. Elliott was preceded in death by wife Peggy Keating Elliott; son Jerald "Jerry" Elliott; parents John R. and Jessie Allen Elliott; as well as his brothers and sisters.
Mr. Elliott's grandsons served as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
Juanita Stewart, 75
LEBANON -- Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Stewart, 75, of Lebanon.
She died Dec. 27, 2010.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday.
Services will be conducted by Brother Wayne Miller. Interment will follow in the John L. Clark Cemetery in Gainesboro.
Survivors include: her husband of 58 years Kenneth Stewart of Lebanon; children Ken (Barb) Stewart of Lebanon and Sharon (Neil) Bagozzi of Virginia Beach VA; sisters Bonnie Sands, Edith Scarbo, Jo Gore, and Betty Fausnight; brother Larry Jones; and grandchildren Karie (Kelly) Green of Nolensville, Kelly (John) Julian of Cabot, AR, Heather Bagozzi and Nicole (Dusty) Pate of Virginia Beach, VA, and Kristin Stewart of Nashville.
She is preceded in death by parents John and Genie Forkum Jones, and siblings Bill Jones, Jordon Jones, Hester Coons and Linda Gregory.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be directed to: Sherry’s Run (PO Box 8, Lebanon 37088).
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN.
Sue McGee, 74
OLD HICKORY -- Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, Dec. 28 at Hermitage Funeral Home for Mrs. McGee, 74, of Mt. Juliet.
A loving mother, grandmother and sister as well as an active member of Cook's United Methodist Church for over 40 years, she died Dec. 25, 2010.
Services were conducted by conducted by Rev. Lee Stevens and Rev. Chuck Groover. Burial followed at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: son Jimmy R. (Terri) McGee; granddaughter Mandy McGee; siblings Jewell, Bobby, Roger, Eddie and Jerry.
Mrs. McGee is preceded in death by her husband Jimmy Ples McGee and sister Sandra Holland.    Family and friends served as pallbearers.
Family request donations be made to American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Hermitage Funeral Home.

General Sports

Lady Bears win big over UC


GREENEVILLE --  Defending GreenBank Ladies’ Classic champion Mt. Juliet began its 2010 title defense with a solid 69-33 day one win over Unicoi County Tuesday morning.

Junior post Caya Williams, last year’s tournament MVP, led the Lady Bears with 21 points, nine rebounds and three steals to hand the Lady Blue Devils their first loss of the season.

Unicoi County (7-1)  scored the game’s opening basket, then Mt. Juliet used its strong defense to spark an 11-0 run that kept the Lady Bears (11-1) out front for good.

Mt. Juliet forced Unicoi County into 11 first half turnovers, converting them in 19 points for a 35-10 halftime lead.

The Lady Bears limited Unicoi County to only two made field goals in the first half and nine for the game.

Paige Baugher, Helen Mitchner and Katie Scott scored eight each for the Lady Bears.

Unicoi County was led by 10 points from Emily Edwards and nine from Rilie King.

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