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Showing 26 articles from December 23, 2014.

Obituaries

Ami Elizabeth Smith, 37

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Dec. 21 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Ms. Smith, 37, of Lebanon.

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David A. Morel, 57

Funeral services will be held 12 Noon Saturday, Dec. 27 at The Bridge Fellowship, 5066 Lebanon Road, for Mr. Morel, 57, of Hermitage.

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Frances Marie Evans, 88

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Dec. 22 at Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Evans, 88, of the Norene Community.

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Gary Morgan, 63

A memorial service was held Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 23 at Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Morgan, 63, of Lebanon.

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George W. Page, Sr., 82

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Dec. 20 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Page, 82, of Mt. Juliet. Mr. Page died Dec. 17, 2014.

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Gladys Ann Agee, 70

Graveside services were held Saturday morning, Dec. 20 at the Bethlehem Cemetery for Mrs. Agee, 70, of Lebanon.

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Hazel Frances Moss Taylor Ellis, 80

Mrs. Ellis, 80, passed from this life Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 in Lebanon.

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James Edward Dedman, 79

A local memorial service will be held at a later date for Mr. Dedman, 79, of Midlothian, VA.

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Jerry Dean Kilgore, 80

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Kilgore, 80, of Lebanon.

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Kenneth Fuson Fite, 84

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 26 at Watertown's Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Fite, 84, of Lebanon.

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Larry Ray Blackburn, 61

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 23 at Cedar Creek Baptist Church for Mr. Blackburn, 61, of Lebanon. An employee of the U.S. Postal Service, he died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.

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Leroy "Fuzzle" Smith, 83

A memorial service was held Monday afternoon, Dec. 22 at Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Smith, 83, of Lebanon.

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Lynda C. Wood, 51

A celebration of life was held Saturday evening, Dec. 20 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown for Ms. Wood, 51, of Alexandria.

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Mable Wrye Mofield, 80

Funeral services were held Monday morning, Dec. 22 at Fairview Church for Mrs. Mofield, 80, of Lebanon.

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Paul Briscoe Shortridge, 89

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 23 at Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway, for Mr. Shortridge, 89, of Lebanon.

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Robert Earl "Bob" Buhler, 69

Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Buhler, 69, formerly of Lebanon.

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Wesley D. Waldrum, 62

A private celebration of life for the family will be held at a later date for Mr. Waldrum, 62, of Lebanon.

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William Haskel Swack, 86

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Swack, 86, of Lebanon. Born Jan. 22, 1928 to the late Perry and Onia Ashburn Swack, he died Dec. 22, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

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Willie Mae "Billie" Bradley, 92

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Bradley, 92, of Mt. Juliet.

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Zuelma Hazel Simpson Goodall

Mrs. Goodall, 94, of Lebanon and formerly of Greeneville, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2014.

She was born to the late William and Anna Simpson on May 9, 1920 in Tusculum, TN. Zuelma graduated from Doak High School in 1938. She married the late Walter Goodall in 1955.

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John Sloan - Outdoors

Here Comes Santa Claus

"There's a jolly fat man in a silly red suit, stuck in the smoke hole of my teepee."

That line from a Lakota Sioux parody on our Christmas songs has always made me laugh. Over a month ago, the hustle and bustle of Christmas for the G-kids started at our house. For a while, I thought Jeanne was going to finally fill the empty rooms with boxes of toys.

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Our Feathered Friends

Beware of the Kestrals, Especially Mice
Great Horned Owl Caught in the Chicken Pen
Beware of the Kestrals, Especially Mice

Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. I thank God for the birth of his son, and let us all rejoice, because Jesus is the reason for the season.

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General News

Five Oaks gets go-ahead without changes

Although a neighbor, Michael Hershey, asked the Lebanon Planning Commission to expand rear setbacks to 40 feet or require wider landscape buffers for a new section of Five Oaks, the commissioners voted this week to allow it to be built the way the developers requested.

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General Sports

 LHS boys place 3rd in Gatlinburg
LHS boys place 3rd in Gatlinburg

GATLINBURG -- Lebanon High's Blue Devils wrapped up the 2014 portion of their schedule with a sparking 8-3 mark following a third place finish in the inaugural Smokey Mountain Christmas Classic at Rocky Top Sports World.

Coach Jim McDowell's club managed to grind out a tough 41-38 decision over off Sevier County in Saturday's consolation game.

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CU men fall to 5-10 overall
CU men fall to 5-10 overall

'Dogs lose twice in Roadrunner Classic
Cumberland's basketball Bulldogs will take a record of 5-10 into the holiday break after dropping a pair of weekend games at the annual Roadrunner Classic, hosted by Dalton State College [GA].

Saturday afternoon Concordia University-Selma hung a 51-48 loss on Cumberland.

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Lady 'Cats play Memphis ECS Dec. 27
Lady 'Cats play Memphis ECS Dec. 27

EVENSVILLE -- Wilson Central's Lady Wildcats won two games Saturday, Dec. 20 to claim the championship of the Holiday Hoops Classic, hosted by Rhea County High School.

WCHS (now 11-4) defeated Hamilton Heights Christian Academy of Chattanooga 50-41 in Saturday night's tournament finals.

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