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James Oliver, 69

LEBANON -- Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Oliver, 69, of Lebanon.
Known as "Brownie" to his family and friends was a member of Hurricane Baptist Church and a 32 year retired employee with TRW / Ross Gear died at his residence Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011.
Visitation will be held 11 a.m. Friday until funeral services.
Rev. Kenneth Trammel will officiate. Interment will follow Hurricane Cemetery.
Survivors include: Jeffrey B. (Regina) Oliver of Smith County, Kevin (Bonnie) Oliver, Linda Jean (Roy) Barrett and Todd (Jenifer) Oliver -- all of Lebanon; sisters Juanita (Charles) Jackson of Hartsville of Lebanon; grandchildren Justin, Jessica, Parker, Darian, Josh, Chasity, Courtney, Luke, Allison and Cameron; great granddaughter Lily.
He is preceded in death by his parents Johnny and Sylvia Oliver; wife Nellie Sue Oliver.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in memory of Mr. Oliver to the Hurricane Cemetery Fund.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Kathryn Bowling Davenport, 84

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Ms. Davenport, 84.
A graduate of Nashville's Central High School, a member of Radnor Church of Christ and a former employee of Hippodrome Oldsmobile, she died Oct. 5, 2011 in Hartsville.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home between the hours of 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday.
Services will be conducted by Brother Buddy Neal. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include daughters Beverly (Russ) Ansley and Debbie (John) Woodroof; sons William (Norma) Combow Jr., Craig (Cheri) Combow and Allen Combow; father of children William White Combow Sr.; siblings Iris Holt and Edward Bowling Jr.; grandchildren Stephanie (Chris) Harman, Levi (Amber) Woodroof, Emiley (Brian) Friel, Matthew (Nicole) Tate, Paulina Combow, Porsche Combow, Colton Combow and Cameron Combow; great-grandchildren Wade, Sophie, Wyatt, Myrrhyn and Claire.
She is preceded in death by parents Lola Mae and Henry Bowling.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers: Dr. Sara Martin, Deanna Hulse, and the staff at Hartsville Convalescent Center.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Richard Eugene Hearn, 62

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 12 Noon Saturday, Oct. 8 at the JC Hellum Funeral Home for Mr. Hearn, 62.
Born Oct. 21, 1948, he died Oct. 3, 2011 at the StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna.
Family visitation will be held Saturday from 11 a.m - 12 Noon. Funeral will follow with interment at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: wife Patricia Hearn; children Little Richard (Christy) Hearn, Christel (Chris) Thompson, Ashley and Sherman (Sherri) Kirk; mother Laura Hearn, mother-in-law Vera Kirk; brothers Rellie, Jr. (Emma) and Rhea (Gina) Hearn; sister Donna Hearn as well as many other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements by JC Hellum Funeral Home, Lebanon.


General Sports

CU visits Shorter Saturday

From Post staff reports
Well rested and healthy following an off week, the Cumberland football team has turned up the tempo in practice in preparation for Saturday's Top 25 showdown with rival Shorter College.

Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. (CDST) at Barron Stadium in Rome, GA. Live radio coverage begins at 12 Noon on WANT FM-98.9 and on the Internet at

The Hawks (3-1, 1-0 Mid-South) are ranked No. 22 in the NAIA after a 52-34 win over Faulkner last week and will be looking to stay atop the division standings with a win over the Bulldogs (3-1, 0-0), who are making their Mid-South West debut against the Hawks.

Shorter leads the all-time series with Cumberland 4-2, but the Bulldogs have won the last two meetings between the schools.

Cumberland stunned Shorter 14-13 with a touchdown in the final seconds in its last trip to Barron Stadium on Halloween 2009, then outscored the Hawks 15-0 in the fourth quarter while forcing five Shorter turnovers to rally for a 22-14 win over the Hawks in Lebanon last season.

"You plug in the film from our 2006 game with them and it looks just like this year," said CU coach Dewayne Alexander. "They do what they do. They're a Wishbone style option team, they'll throw it maybe five times a game.

"You'd better be prepared for a physical, hard hitting football game whenever Shorter comes around on the schedule. We'll be playing assignment football on defense and we must tackle well."

This years showdown has major implications on the conference and national levels.

Both Shorter and Cumberland made a return to the NAIA poll this week and a win on Saturday would give the victor an inside track to a West Division title.

Cumberland was picked to finish second in the West Division according to the preseason coaches poll, and the Hawks were predicted third.

"Winning Saturday won't make your season, or losing won't break you," Alexander said, "but the winner will come out of that game feeling pretty good with some momentum for the rest of the season."

West Division favorite University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) has already lost two divisional games this season.

Both Shorter and Cumberland are looking to keep pace with current West front-runner Bethel, which stands at 2-0 in league play entering Saturdays action.

HOMECOMING FOR TWO CU PLAYERS -- A pair of former Floyd County stars will get a chance to suit up in front of their hometown fans during Saturdays game.

Former Pepperell star BJ Stewart and ex-Coosa standout Desmond Curtis are members of the Cumberland squad. Curtis is a red-shirt freshman and Stewart is a senior defensive end.

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