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"Sister" Susan Stroud, 89

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 12 Noon Saturday, Nov. 19 at the JC Hellum Funeral Home for Ms. Stroud, 89. Known as "Sister" Stroud to her many friends, she died Nov. 11, 2011 at Summit Medical Center.

Considered a trailblazer in the Mt. Juliet Africian American community, Ms. Stroud purchased a bus in the 1940s and began driving the vehicle herself in 1946 -- transporting area children to school.

The Wilson County Board of Education assigned her to drive a county bus in the 1960s. By all accounts, she was the first African American female bus driver in Wilson County.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Rev. Stanley Southall will be the eulogist. Interment will follow in Mt. Juliet's Rutland Cemetery.

Survivors include: daughters Bobbie Majors, Tiffany (George) Dalton and Ontario Stroud; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by JC Hellum Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Caroline Stilley Sawler, 88

Mrs. Sawler, 88, of Westmoreland, died Nov. 14, 2011 at age 88.
Services will be held at a later date in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.

Dorothy Margaret Larkin, 88

Dorothy Larkin died Nov. 15, 2011 at age 88.
A celebration of life will be held is 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.

Eva Christine LeMieux, 80

Mrs. LeMieux, 80, of Hermitage died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011.
Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at Beechwood Cemetery in Cornersville.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road.


General Sports

Bears host Brentwood tonight

Standing in the way of Mt. Juliets quest toward a perfect season is a surprising Brentwood High team. Kickoff for tonights Class 6A quarterfinal contest is set for 7 p.m. at Mt. Juliet.

Live radio coverage on WANT FM-98.9 begins at 6:30 p.m. An audio link is also available at

The youthful Bruins entered the playoffs 6-4, but as underdogs have knocked off two tough opponents on the road -- Independence and Franklin High.

Brentwood quarterback Austin Winfree had perhaps his best game as a passer in a 23-14 victory over Franklin last week. Winfree, the son of BHS offensive coordinator and former Mt. Juliet head coach Dan Winfree, completed eight of 12 passes for a season-high 143 yards and two touchdowns.

The bell-cow for the Bruin offense is fullback Chudi Echetebu who has rushed for 1,233 yards on 229 carries and has scored 11 touchdowns.

The Brentwood defensive unit has been solid all season, allowing a mere 12 points per game on average.

Mt. Juliet (12-0) counters with one of the top offensive units in Middle Tennessee -- averaging a mind-boggling 43 points per game. Top weapons include Contrez McCathern, 1,335 yards on 150 carries -- 8.9 per attempt and 15 TDs.

QB Caleb Chowbay has completed 58-of-104 pass attempts (56%) for 1,440 yards, 21 touchdowns and just three interceptions.

Wideout Harris has caught 25 balls for 738 yards, an average of 29.5 per reception, and 12 touchdowns.

FCS visits Boyd Buchanan

From Post staff reports
It was back to work this week on Coles Ferry Pike as the Commanders of Friendship Christian put last weeks thrilling 24-14 victory at Trousdale County behind them and started working on tonights quarterfinal opponent -- the 10-1 Boyd Buchanan Bucs.

The Class 2A quarterfinal game cranks up at 6 p.m. CST at David L. Boyd Field -- also known around Chattanooga as The Swamp.

Friendship enters tonights contest 9-3 overall and winners of five consecutive games.

Boyd Buchanan has won two straight in the post season following a 26-10 loss to South Pittsburg back on Oct. 14. Last weeks 17-13 victory over Rockwood was a come-from-behind affair as the Bucs trailed 10-0 at intermission.

The winner of tonights game will take on the winner of the Oneida - Oliver Springs game. With a win tonight. FCS would travel for the semifinal contest.

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