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Showing 13 articles from September 6, 2011.


Albert Ballentine, 58

HERMITAGE No services are planned for Mr. Ballentine, 58, of Hermitage.
He passed away Monday, September 5, 2011.
He is preceded in death by parents Elvis and Jane Ballentine.
Survivors include: cousins Larry (Trina) Byers, Gene (Janice) Byers, Bobby (Brenda) Byers, Brenda Gotto, and Brent (Laura) Martin; and several nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to Travis Byers and Steve Pruitt of Donelson Home Health.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

HERMITAGE No services are planned for Mr. Ballentine, 58, of Hermitage.
He passed away Monday, September 5, 2011.
He is preceded in death by parents Elvis and Jane Ballentine.
Survivors include: cousins Larry (Trina) Byers, Gene (Janice) Byers, Bobby (Brenda) Byers, Brenda Gotto, and Brent (Laura) Martin; and several nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to Travis Byers and Steve Pruitt of Donelson Home Health.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

Donnie Crosslin, Jr., 22

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 6 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Crosslin, 22, of Old Hickory.
He passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011.
Services were conducted by Brother Dave Davis. Interment followed at the Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: father Donnie (Beth) Crosslin, Sr.; mother Tina (Tony) Giorgianni; son Trey Crosslin; brother Tristan Giorgianni; sister Andrea McBroom; grandparents Tommy & Marsha Crosslin, Sr.; aunt Tiffany (David) Wiggins; uncle Tim Carver; and cousin Kayla Carver.
He is preceded in death by great-grandparents Ralph and Nora Boyers and Hugh and Ethel Crosslin; and great-aunt Dorothy Boyers.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Mt. Juliet.

Edward W. Creamer, Sr., 80

Mr. Creamer, 80, of Islip Terrace, New York passed away on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011 at Southside Hospital in New York.
A retired manager for Pfizer Pharmaceutical Co. in Brooklyn, NY, he is survived by his wife, Maryrose Creamer of New York; son Edward (Jane) Creamer Jr. of Lebanon; grandchildren Jane Creamer and Catherine Creamer; sister Therese Hansen; stepsons Anthony Matz and Angelo Matz.
Memorial services will be held in New York Thursday, Sept. 8 at the St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church.
Visitation will be held in Saturday, Sept. 10, between the hours of 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Partlow Funeral Chapel.
A prayer service will follow visitation with entombment in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Father Michael OBryan will officiate the prayer service.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.

Elizabeth Gayle Layne, 70

Elizabeth Gayle Layne
LEBANON -- A visitation was held Sunday, Sept. 4 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Ms. Layne, 70, of Nashville.
Retired after 32 years as a teacher in the Metro-Nashville Public Schools, she died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at the Summit Medical Center in Hermitage.
Survivors include: her sister Rebecca (Dr. Graham) Rose of Manhatten, Kansas; special cousin Brad Mangrum of Atlanta, GA; a niece, several nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Chalmer Lee and Lily Clara Mangrum Layne.
Memorials may be made to the Nashville Humane Association, 213 Oceola Ave., Nashville, 37209.
Arrangements by Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

Mary Davis Dunaway Hunt, 68

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been set for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Hunt, 68, of Lebanon.
A former employee of Lux Clock, farmer and homemaker, and a real estate agent with Agee & Johnson Realty, she died at her residence Sunday Sept. 4, 2011.
Mrs. Hunt was a member of the Philadelphia Church of Christ.
Visitation Wednesday from 12 Noon until funeral services at the Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Brother Tom Watson will conduct the service. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include: children Keith Ray (Donna) Hunt and Charlotte Gayle Hunt (Edwin) Nokes; grandchildren Richard Paul Hunt, Jessica Lacey Hunt Carr, Aaron Scott Langford and Zachary Charles Langford; great grandchild Andrew Charles Carr; sister Gayle Wilson Dunaway (Walter) Booker; sister-in-law Nadine Richardson Dunaway Hawkins; brothers and sisters-in-law Billy Dean Renee) Hunt, Don (Rosie) Hunt, Larry (Cindy) Hunt, Carolyn Hunt Eastes; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents Leonard Earnest and Ada Roberta Huddleston Dunaway; husband Charles Richard Hunt, infant brother L.E. Dunaway; brothers Glen Huddleston Dunaway and Fred Leon Dunaway; mother and father-in-law; Richard Benton Hunt and Frances Louise Carpenter Hunt; brother-in-law Kenneth Lynn Eastes.
Active pallbearers: Richard Hunt, Aaron Langford, Zachary Langford, Landon Dunaway, David Dunaway, Dan Dunaway, Kenny Eastes and Richard Eastes. Honorary: Troy Booker and Kevin Hunt.
In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be made in Mrs. Mary Hunts memory to the Philadelphia Church of Christ.
Arrangements by the Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.

Paul Basil Petretzky, 93

LEBANON -- The family of the late Paul Petretzky will receive friends between the hours of 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Petretzky, 93, a resident of Lebanon since 2007, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at University Medical Center.
Born July 12, 1918 in Perryopolis, PA, he was the son of Rev. Basil and Anna Petretzky.
Mr. Petretzky joined Tennessee Eastman Corporation as a chemist in 1945 and retired from the Y-12 Plant of Union Carbide in 1983 as head of the Metallogaphy Laboratory.
Earning a B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, he was a member of the American Society of Metals, The American Chemical Society and the International Metallographic Society.
Relative to his work at Y-12, he authored and co-authored several technical papers. For his many years of dedicated service, a scholarship was awarded in his honor to a metallurgy student at the University of Tennessee.
He was active in the early life of the First United Methodist Church on Oak Ridge where he served in leadership roles in the church programs of education, missions, evangelism and history. For more than 30 years he was a member of the Chancel Choir.
He was an active member of the Oak Ridge Lions Club serving as President and other offices. Mr. Petretzky was also an active participant in the Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic for many years.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 at the First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge. Visitation from 12 Noon until service time at the church.
Services will be conducted by Pastor Stella Roberts with interment in the Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
Survivors include: his wife of 66 years Ruth Petretzky; daughters Nancy (robert) Caldwell of San Jose, CA, and Judee (Jay) Barry of Lebanon; granddaughters Jennifer (Chad) Brown of Rogers, AR, Melodee (Jeff) Barry-Conklin of Hendersonville, TN, and Alicia Caldwell of San Francisco, CA; great-grandsons Clayton and Caiden Brown and Ben Conklin; brother-in-law Allison (Peggy) Burton of Clinton; sister-in-law Maxine Burton of Billings, MT; nephew Richard Maggart of Oak Ridge; nieces Anne Maggart (Glen) Teasley of Knoxville and Darra Romick of North Canton, OH.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Basil and Anna Petretzky and sister Irene (Darrell) Romick.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.

Porter Felts Ford, 82

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Ford, 82, of Hermitage.
Know as "T-Model" to his friends, Mr. Ford died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011.
A member of Center Chapel Church of Christ, he was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Mt. Juliet Lodge #642 F&AM and a member of the Al Menah Shrine.
Retired from Consolidated Freight, he was the son of the late, C.W. and Maude Felts Ford.
Services will be conducted by Brother August Ruff. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: his wife of 65 years Mary Frances Ford; children H. Dennis (Gloria) Ford and Vicki F. (Bill) Sorey; brother Joe Ford; grandchildren Steven D. (Crystal) Ford, John T. (Ashley) Hunter and Jamie D. White; great-grandchildren Taylor White, Madalyn Ford, Nathan Ford, Miley Ford and Hunter Hodges and three nephews.
Active pallbearers: Steven Ford, John Hunter, Frank LaRue, Tommy Conn, Dan Howland, Lindrell Barrett, Mike Slagle and Troy Hall, Jr.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road.

Robert Kerr, 82

CARTHAGE -- Retired U. S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Robert Kerr of the Rome Community died shortly after arrival at University Medical Center on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at University Medical Center where he was being treated after transport from Quality Care. He was 82.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home with Brother Steve Maile and Mr. Kerrs pastor Brother Donie Payne officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at Sanderson in Carthage Wednesday after 9 a.m.
Masonic Chapel services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 6 by Comer Masonic Lodge #417 F & AM of Watertown -- of which Mr. Kerr was a member. He was a 32nd Degree Mason.
Born Robert Quarles Kerr in the Stone Community of Jackson County on January 18, 1929, he was one of three children of the late Edward Glover Kerr and Ova Vella Scott Kerr.
A sister, Ione Kerr Harris preceded him in death.
On May 12, 1989 he was married to the former Nola Mae Savage of Rome.
They were preceded in death by her son, Mackie Wayne Manion in 1995.
After retiring from the US Air Force with 42 years military service and military reserve service, Mr. Kerr was employed at Avco-Textron for 22 years before retiring from there.
Mr. Kerr was a veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the Carthage Road Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters Debbie (James) Stephens and Bobbye Lou Hudson and friend Jeff Troupe -- all of Watertown; step-daughters Janie (Don) Jordan and husband Don of Gulf Shores AL, Lisa (Kent) Taylor of Riddleton; brother Nelson (Frances) Kerr of Livingston along with nine grandchildren.
Arrangements by Sanderson Funeral Home of Carthage.

Services set Sept. 7 for former Co. Commissioner Jerald Phillips

From Post staff reports
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 7 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Jerald T. Phillips, 68, of Lebanon.

Mr. Phillips, who served the 23rd District on the Wilson County Commission for eight years, passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011.

Mr. Phillips worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers for 33 years and worked with the Wilson County Civil Defense the forerunner of Wilson County Emergency Management Agency -- for 17 years. In his younger days he was active in youth sports, working as a Little League umpire.

Services were conducted by Brother Billy Trice. Interment followed in the Fairview Cemetery, located in the Norene Community.

Survivors include: his wife of 48 years Patsy Agee Phillips; children Cindy (Bobby) Lackey, Randall (Britt) Phillips and Micheal (Tammy) Phillips; brother-in-law Vaughn Akins; grandchildren Pamela (Bobby) Pruitte, Rebecca Fisher, Jeff Shaffer, Micheal Shaffer, Bryson Phillips, Alyssia Lackey, Branton Phillips and Logan Lackey; and great-grandsons Aaidan Bollenbeck and Jesse Shaffer.

He is preceded in death by father James Thomas Buddy Phillips, mother Eura Mae Hall Phillips, and great-grandson Justin Dakota Pruitte.

Active pallbearers included: Harold Scoot Edwards, Jackie Jenkins, Tommy Phillips, Bubba Phillips, Gordy Graves and Robert Hutson. Honorary: WEMA, Corps of Engineers, Charles Morris Jones, Randall Hall and Emmanuel Harris.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Thelma Lorraine Barrett, 82

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Sept. 4 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Barrett, 92, of Mt. Juliet.
A member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and a former employee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, she died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011.
Services were conducted Rev. Susan Gardner. Interment followed at Williamson Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: daughter Sonja Lorraine (James A.) Boswell; step-son Lionel R. Barrett, Jr.; granddaughters Robin (John) Roberts and Michelle (John) Sloan and great-grandchildren Christian and Hannah Roberts and David Sloan.
She was preceded in death by parents Roy and Margaret Taylor Hoewischer and her husband, Lionel R. Barrett, Sr.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alive Hospice or the Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff of Providence Place at Mt. Juliet for the care given to Mrs. Barrett.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.


General News

Walk Now for Autism Speaks set Sept 10

Autism Speaks, North Americas largest autism science and advocacy organization, announces that the 4th annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks fundraising and awareness event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville.

All event proceeds will support Autism Speaks work, both locally and nationally, to increase awareness about the growing autism health crisis, fund innovative autism research and family services, and advocate for the needs of individuals with autism and their families in the Nashville area and beyond. Autism spectrum disorder is now diagnosed in 1 in every 110 children, including 1 in 70 boys, making it the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.

Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a unique fund raising event that offers a safe and fun day for families impacted by autism.The day includes a 2- to 3-mile Walk and Community Resource fair with educational sources, therapists, schools, recreational organizations, and creative child-friendly activities a true one-stop-shop for families affected by autism.

For the fifth straight year, Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us will serve as the North American sponsors of Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Additional sponsors include: Wholesale Inc, Cunningham, The Childrens Treatment Center, Dollar General, Reeves-Sain Family of Medical Services, Demos Restaurant, Vi-Jon Inc, River Oaks Learning Center, Tennessee State Parks, Therapy Buzz, Fox 17, The CW 58, MY 30, Clearchannel Radio, 98.1 WSIX and 107.5The River.

The Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are the signature fund raising events for Autism Speaks, raising nearly $26 million in 2010 alone to support autism research, awareness and advocacy. Last years Nashville Walk Now for Autism Speaks attracted more than 2,500 walkers and raised more than $175,000.

Autism Speaks has made a significant impact in the Nashville area, a spokesperson said. Locally, 17 projects representing $1,718,737 in investments have been funded. In addition to its national efforts, the organization has provided over $50,000 in funding to local services providers, including TRIAD - Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for ASDs and The TEAM Center in Chattanooga through its Family Services Community Grant program. It also provides funding to Vanderbilt University, which is part of the Autism Treatment Network (ATN), the nation's first network of hospitals and physicians aiming to improve treatment for individuals with autism. Autism Speaks science grants have supported research at Vanderbilt University as well.

For more information about the 2011 Tennessee Walk Now for Autism Speaks, visit or contact Kathy Streng at 238-1625 or


General Sports

CU announces 2011-12 women's basketball schedule

LEBANON -- The Cumberland University womens basketball team opens the season at home against Fisk University on October 31 in the first of 11 home contests during the 2011-12 season, as announced by head coach Jeremy Lewis this week.

The Bulldogs take on five teams who participated in the 2011 NAIA National Tournament, including TranSouth Conference foes Union University, Bethel University and Freed-Hardeman, as well as Mid-South Conference teams Lindsey Wilson and Campbellsville University.

Cumberland will also host the eighth annual Rosa Stokes Classic on December 29-30, taking on the University of the Cumberlands on the 30th at 2 p.m.

CU will play nine consecutive road games after the October 31 opener against Fisk, but seven of the nine outings are within two-and-a-half hours of campus, including exhibition contests at Austin Peay and Tennessee State, road games at Lindsey Wilson, Campbellsville, Oakwood University and St. Catharine College, and a meeting with Talladega College in a tournament at Trevecca Nazarene. The Bulldogs also take on Georgetown College and the University of Rio Grande in a tournament at Georgetown.

Cumberland begins TranSouth Conference action on January 5 at Lyon College and play nine home games after the New Year, including contests against the seven TranSouth Conference teams (Union, Bethel, Freed-Hardeman, Mid-Continent, Lyon, Blue Mountain and Martin Methodist) as well as Trevecca Nazarene and Oakwood. The Bulldogs conclude the regular season February 25 at home against Mid-Continent on Senior Day.

The entire 2011 Cumberland womens basketball schedule may be found at

Watertown's Brannon Hill is Music City Star Player of the Week

Watertown High School running back Brannon Hill has been named the Music City Star Game-Day Express Player of the Week in Wilson County for Week Two.

Hill had 15 carries for 209 yards rushing and three touchdowns in Watertowns 54-7 victory over Huntland.

Honorable mentions for Week Two are Kyron Hart of Lebanon and Tyler Magalei of Mt. Juliet.

Each week during the high school football season, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) recognizes a football player of the week among the four public high schools in Wilson County.

Game-Day Express, the RTAs Music City Star train service to Riverfront Station for Tennessee NFL home games at L.P. Field, will operate again for the 2011 season and begin with the Sept. 18 game against the Baltimore Ravens.

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