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Showing 9 articles from December 30, 2010.


Betty Kathleen Gillen, 67
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Bond Memorial Chapel for Ms. Gillen, 67, of Madison.
Known as "Bobbi" to her family and friends, she died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 of endometrial cancer.
The daughter of the late Joe and Florence Boyer Gillen, she was a nurses' aide and home health aide for many years.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel.
Survivors include: daughter Christina (Chad) Layman of Hermitage; brothers Cecil Gillen of Murdock, KS and Bill Gillen of Wichita, KS; nieces Brenda Becker and Amber Gillen Parisho; nephew Alan Dean of Kansas; great-niece Crystal Becker and beloved Dashund Roscoe.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Gillen is preceded in death by her brothers Joe “Bo”, Tom, Jim and John, who died in infancy and sisters, Rosella “Rosie”, Theresa and Mary Frances.
Memorials may be made to the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center or the Madison Humane Society.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.
Betty West Hall, 78
Betty West Hall
WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, Dec. 30, at Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Hall, 78, of Watertown.
A homemaker and a member of the Watertown Cumberland Presbyterian Church, she died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at University Medical Center.
Services were conducted by Rev. Rodge McCann. Interment followed in Wilson County Memorial Park.
Survivors include: children Sherrie (Hank) Gore of Hendersonville, Wesley (Tiwanda) Hall of Watertown and Mike (Gina) Hall of Abilene, Texas.
Also surviving are grandchildren Zack Gore, Carl (Cara) George, Olivia, Dylan, Kaysee and Katie Hall and Toy (Bobby) Parham; great-grandchildren Malachi, Lyric, Ellie and Josiah Parham and Jemma George.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bobby Lee Hall; daughter Yolanda Hall and parents Clarence and Effie Maggart West.
Pallbearers: Tony Griffin, Clint Butcher, Bob Smith, Edward Appleby, Robert Keith and Dale Corley.
Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Eva Davis, 90
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, Dec. 30, at the JC Hellum Funeral Home for Mrs. Davis, 90, of Lebanon.
Mrs. Davis, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at Lebanon's University Medical Center.
Services were conducted by Bishop A.J. Valentine. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery.
Survivors include: children Charles Reece (JoAnn), Burnis (Gloria) Elder Gerald (Barbara) and Eddie (Naomi) Davis, Annie G. Ward and Alicia (Clifton) Teamer.
Also surviving is sister Evelyn Rouse of O'Fallon, Ill.; daughter-in-law Hazel Davis; 28 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; brother-in-law the Rev. Curtis Bender; sister-in-law Mary Wharton; nephew James Jones of Alberta, Canada; as well as many other relatives and friends.
Lebanon's JC Hellum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Helen Bernice White, 78
LEBANON -- A celebration of life service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Market Street Church of Christ for Mrs. White, 78, of Lebanon.
A member of the Market Street Church of Christ, she died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010.
Mrs. White enjoyed cooking, growing vegetables, and traveling with her husband -- Perry O. White, who survives.
Visitation will be prior to the service on Friday at the church.
Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include: husband Perry O. White Sr.; children Connie (Donald) Bradley, Perry White Jr., Duane White, Anthony (Tammie) White, David (Michelle) White and Magellan (Tataniaha) White; grandchildren Duane Jr., Raquel, Nicole, Tabitha, Tara, Tangela, Trevor, Joshua, Jacob and Jaellan; brother Willie E. Figgins of Trenton, N.J.; sister-in-laws Lucille (Fred) McKinley, Jimmie Hill, Catherine White and Edwina White; brother-in-law Robert Williams; a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends; as well as church member and friend Sis. Mary Wharton.
Mrs. White was preceded in death by her parents Alfonzo and Cornova Price Figgins; siblings Trafford and Lonnie Figgins, Mary Francis Figgins McCathern, Ruby Lee Figgins Corley, Dorothy Figgins Smith and Elizabeth Figgins Fowler.
Lebanon's Disyal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mattie Ogle Thomas Patton, 92
GORDONSVILLE -- Graveside services were held Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at the Gordonsville Cemetery for Mrs. Patton, 92, of Lebanon.
Born May 23, 1918 to the late Ulas Shy and Mattie Florence Tuggle Ogle, she died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at University Medical Center, Lebanon.
Mrs. Patton worked as an inspector at the Carthage Shirt Factory and as a nurse technician at McFarland Hospital in Lebanon.
Services were conducted by Elder James Thomas Gibbs.
Survivors include: devoted daughter-in-law Jo Ann Hunter Thomas of Lebanon and several nieces and nephews as well as special Caregiver Ella Mae Hamer of Lebanon.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband William Harold Thomas (who passed on Jan. 28, 1970, and her second husband, Kenneth Carlton Patton (who died in June of 1991); sons Billy Claudine Thomas (April 17, 1943) and William Gary Thomas (September 27, 2010).
Arrangements by Bass Funeral Homes, Gordonsville Chapel.
Terry Thomas Haines, 58
LEBANON -- Funeral services are set for 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Haines, 58, of Watertown.
He passed away Dec. 28, 2010.
The family will be receiving friends from 1 p.m. until service on Friday.
Services will be conducted by Brother Judd Sellars.
Survivors include: his wife of 37 years Sharon Rose Truszkowski Haines of Watertown; siblings Juanita (Bill) Dustin of Maine, Patricia (Gary) Maiers and John (Ann) Haines -- all of New Jersey; in-laws Mary and Frank Truszkowski of Lebanon as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Mr. Haines is preceded in death by parents John and Mildred Miller Haines and brother James Haines.
Honorary pallbearers: Robert, Barry, David, Karl, Dennis and Kevin Truszkowski, Joyce and Butch Osifchin, Donna Truszkowski and Bud Czar, Gail Burla and John Hunt.
In lieu of flowers, make memorial donations to New Leash on Life (507 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon 37087) and The Potters House Ministries (402 E. Forrest Ave, Lebanon 37087).
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
Wanda Goolsby Smith, 50
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Smith, 50, of Carthage.
Born May 15, 1960, in Wilson County, she died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Mrs. Smith operated a day care for several years and was a Baptist in belief.
Visitation Friday after 11 a.m. 
Services will be conducted by Brother Kenneth Bowen. Interment will be in the Leeville Cemetery.
Survivors include: husband Chris E. Smith; children Angel (Daniel Watson) Soucy and Travis Wooden -- all of Carthage.
Also surviving is father Hugh Goolsby of Lebanon; brothers Kenny (Robert Breon) Goolsby and Scotty (Donna) Goolsby -- all of Lebanon, Carl (Betty) Goolsby of Brush Creek, Timmy (Jennifer) Goolsby of Mt. Juliet and Tony (Beth) Goolsby of Gordonsville; grandchildren: Caleb Wooden, McKenzie Watson, Jenna Soucy, Brian Soucy, Otis Wooden, Rayonna Douglas and Celina Duffy; Special Sister-in-law Pam Blair of Lebanon; father and mother-in-law Mike and Gwen Smith of Lebanon; several nieces and nephews and in-laws.
She was preceded in death by son Mark Wooden; mother Bertha Lackey Goolsby; and brother Otis Wayne Goolsby.
Pallbearers: Daniel Watson, Gene Blair, John Williams, Seth Breon, Kevin Smith and Phillip Smith. 
Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

General Sports

LHS wins in Florida

DAVENPORT, FL -- Post man Cameron High pumped in 21 points Wednesday to lead Lebanon High to an 82-60 win over University High in the consolation bracket of the Rumble on the Ridge Tournament. 

The victory was the first in the tournament for the Blue Devils (4-9) after a couple of tough losses Monday and Tuesday. LHS led 18-13 after one quarter and 48-25 at intermission.

Zimmer Hunn had 16 points with two 3-pointers and Brandon Fox added 15 and two more 3-pointers for Lebanon.

On Tuesday, Lebanon dropped a 71-68 loss to East Lake High.

Lebanon is scheduled to host District 9AAA rival Wilson Central High Tuesday, Jan. 4 in a 6:30 p.m. twinbill at Campbell Brandon Gymnasium.

MJ topples Oak Ridge

From Post staff reports
GREENEVILLE -- Defending GreenBank Ladies Classic champion Mt. Juliet High blew out Oak Ridge 53-29 Wednesday in a quarterfinal contest at Hal Henard Gymnasium.

Mt. Juliet (12-1) was scheduled to take on Rockcastle County, Ky., (9-0) Thursday evening in the tournament semifinal round. Rockcastle defeated South Greene 66-37 on Wednesday. Tournament finals and consolation finals are on tap for Friday. Mt. Juliet will face either Hoover, AL or host Greeneville on Friday.

The Lady Bears roared out of the starting blocks to an 18-4 first quarter lead, owned a 29-9 advantage at halftime and spent the second half in cruise control.

Guard Helen Mitchner was efficient, requiring just six shots to score a game-high 15 points for Mt. Juliet. Mitchner, who canned 4-of-5 three-pointers, also contributed four of the team’s 14 steals.

Junior center Caya Williams added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Lady Bears, who drew assists on 15 of their 21 field goals. Mt. Juliet has connected on  46 buckets in two tournament games, 35 coming off an assist.

Armeka Booker scored 11 points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked four shots for the Wildcats (8-4), but made just 4-of-14 shots. Oak Ridge’s other starters combined for only 10 points.

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