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H. Clifton Tribble, 76

Funeral services were conducted 1 p.m. Monday, March 19, at the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 522 Castle Heights Ave. for Blue Devil football legend Clifton Tribble.

Tribble, 76, died Friday, March 16, 2012, at Quality Care Nursing Home following an extended illness.

Born in Lebanon to the late Howell Clifton Tribble, Sr. and Beatrice Suite Tribble Moore, Tribble was a former All-State football player for Lebanon High. He went on to coach the Blue Devils to great success in the 1960's and was among the first inductees into the LHS Sports Hall of Fame.

Tribble attended the Flat Rock School and was a 1954 graduate of LHS. He attended Middle Tennessee State University and the university of Kentucky. Before retiring in 1996, he spent some 36 years in education as a teacher, coach and eeventually principal of the Wilson County Vocational Center.

A longtime TSSAA football official, he was a member of the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Services were conducted by Rev. Kevin Medlin. Interment followed in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: his wife of 15 years, Peggy Horner Tribble; children Kathie (Jim) Davies, Jimmy (Deana) Tribble, Connie (Darrell) Kington, Mary Ann (Mark) Taylor, Deborah "Dobe" Tribble; step-son Keith Horner; sisters: Joyce Ann (Ray) Sanford, Jane (Mac) Hollis; brother, James (Mary) Tribble; 15 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

Active pallbearers: members of the 1961 Lebanon High School Football Team: Eddie Callis, Bobby Byrd, Louis Thompson, Henry Harding, Jimmy Nokes, Billy Sellars, Bruce Skeen and Douglas Raines.

Honorary pallbearers: football teammates, former players, fellow coaches, Billy Denton and Jim Walker.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Peggy Jennings Tribble; grandson Shane Barnes; grandparents Hatti and Carter Suite and an infant brother.

The family requests memorial contributions may be made to the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Building Fund, Lebanon High School Football or the charity of your choice.

Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

R. H. Petty, 85

Mr. R.H. Petty, age 85 of Lebanon died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Quality Care Nursing Home.

Born March 13, 1927 in Trousdale County, to the late Charles Orvin and Mary Ann Nixon Petty. He was preceded in death by two sisters: Juanita Rankin and Mildred Petty.

Mr. Petty was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and a retired pipefitter. He was a member of the Local 572 Pipefitter's Union and was a US Army veteran -- having served during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara Stone Petty; children Leslie (Van) Irwin of Spring Hill, Lee Petty and Larry (Laura) Petty -- all of Lebanon; grandchildren Sean and Sloan Irwin, Emma and Mae Petty; brother Charles Petty of Hermitage; sister Ruth Huddleston of Lebanon; several nieces and nephews; brother in law Robert Stone of Lebanon.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Owens officiating.

Interment will follow at the Dixon Springs Cemetery. Visitation Sunday after 12 Noon. The family requests in lieu of flowers make memorials to the charity of your choice.

Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


General Sports

Bulldogs earn split with MMU

PULASKI -- Lebanon native Cody Ferrell collected two hits and two RBIs and Mike Mandarino tossed a complete game for the victory, as 7th-ranked Cumberland earned a doubleheader split with a 7-5 victory in the second game Saturday against Martin Methodist at Sam Davis Park.

The Bulldogs (17-12, 6-3 TranSouth) dropped the first game 3-2 after losing Fridays opening 7-5.

The RedHawks (19-12, 3-3) scored all three runs in the opener with two outs, posting three straight singles in the sixth inning to plate the winning run.

MMC tied the second game with a single and home run with two outs in the fifth before Cumberland scored twice in the seventh, taking advantage of a Martin Methodist two-base error to start the inning.

CU managed just four hits in the opener against MMC pitching, including one earned run and three hits in six innings by starter Josh Brown (5-3). He walked five and struck out four before Brock Glass got the final three outs for his second save in two games of the series.

Keith Kirby (2-3) was again the tough-luck loser, allowing three runs on eight hits with two walks and one strikeout in six innings.

Mandarino (5-1) endured on the mound in the second game, giving up five runs on seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Cory Urquhart, Nick Sydnor and Ferrell each posted two hits for the Bulldogs and Sydnor scored twice in the victory.

MMC starter Steven Dodson (2-4) allowed five runs in the second inning but then kept the Bulldogs off the scoreboard until the seventh inning. He gave up 10 hits, walked five and struck out three.


MURFREESBORO -- Friendship Christian completed the third leg on its championship triple crown Saturday with a 38-34 victory over Perry County in the finals of the TSSAA's BlueCross State Championships at MTSU's Murphy Center.

The first state title for the boys basketball program comes on the heels of a Class AA football crown and a Class A volleyball championship for the school earlier this academic year.

The Commanders (28-3) got keyfree throws down the stretch from Dalton Patterson, Austin Defevers and Hunter Anderson to hold off Perry County (30-5).

"I don't know what this feeling is," said FCS second year head coach Cleve Harris, "All I know -- I'm so proud of those guys. They really earned it."

Choosing a patient style of offense for the championship game, the Commanders managed to frustrate Perry County enough to force their opponents into a terrible night from behind the arc. All told, Perry County went 3-of-28 on 3-point attempts.

Team leader Cannon Rhodes struggled, going just 2-of-16 on three's and finishing with 11 points.

Patterson led Friendship with nine points, followed by Mark Sandoval and Allen Heaston with eight each. Anderson added seven points.

ALL TOURNAMENT -- Mark Sandoval was voted tournament MVP. Allen Heaston and Dalton Patterson were voted to the all-tournament team.

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