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Showing 7 articles from March 30, 2010.


Brady Elden Bale Sr., 86

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, March 30 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Bale, 86, of Lebanon. Known as "Johnny" to his friends and family, Mr. Bale passed away Saturday, Mar. 27, 2010, at the University Medical Center in Lebanon.

Born Dec. 16, 1923, in Green County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Charles Bronston and Myra Ora Wright Bale. Mr. Bale was a US Army veteran of World War II and had received the Purple Heart. He was a Civil Service employee and a clock builder, having built 510 clocks. Mr. Bale was a Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Wilson County Sportsman’s Club.

Services were conducted by Brother Todd Elliott. Crypt side services are planned 2 PM EDT Wednesday at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Tucker, Georgia.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Eleanor Jenkins Bale; children Patricia (Robert) Morneau of Port Charlotte, FL; Elden (Cathy) Bale Jr. of Nashville; and Daniel Bale and Bruce Mancill of Mt. Juliet; grandchildren Robert (Sue) Morneau of Elkton, MD; Joseph (Betty) Morneau of Smyrna, DE; and Jeffrey (Cori) Morneau of Wilmington, DE; nine great grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers included: Frankie’s Coffee Drinkers. Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Grace Vaught Donnell, 91

WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, March 30 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Donnell, 91, of Watertown. A native of Wilson County and a homemaker, Mrs. Donnell died Mar. 27, 2010 at NHC Health Care in Murfreesboro.

The daughter of the late Albert and Carrie Patton Vaught, she was a graduate of Watertown High School and a member of the Watertown First Presbyterian Church. Services were conducted by Rev. Tim Diffenderfer with burial at the Jones Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include: children Albert (Susan) Donnell of Auburntown and Diane Warren of Dallas, GA. Also surviving are grandchildren Tammy (Mike) Griffin of Alexandria, Tony (Jennifer) Donnell of Watertown, Donna (Clay) Myers and Bo Warren -- both of Gerogia; great grandchildren Tara and Tyler Griffin, Brandon (Kalah) Donnell, Travis, Logan and Jacob Donnell, Cole, Garrett and Owen Myers; great grandchild Carson Donnell.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Donnell was preceded in death by husband Oscar Howard Donnell, son Jimmy Donnell, daughter-in-law Joan Donnell and sister Sarah Griffin.

Pallbearers included: Tony Donnell, Bo Warren, Mike Griffin, Clay Myers, Richard Griffin, David Griffin and John Griffin. Memorials may be directed to: Watertown First Presybterian Church, c/o James Kidwell, 6677 Sparta Pike, Watertown 37184. Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, was in charge of arrangements.

Mervyn L. Stephen, 69

OLD HICKORY -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 12 Noon Wednesday, March 31 at the Stateland Baptist Church, 4616 Old Hickory Blvd., for Mr. Stephen, 69, of Old Hickory.

Born Feb. 27, 1941, he died Mar. 27, 2010 at his residence.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 11 - 12 Noon. Services will be conducted by Pastor Robert Willis, Jr. Interment will follow at the Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: his devoted wife Lyris Stephen; children Mervyn, Jr. (Angela), Dexter (Darlene) and Lisel Stephen; sister Claire Stephen; brother Ledwyn Mitchell; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.  Service are in the care of JC Hellum Funeral Home, Lebanon.

Minerva Bone Bassett, 94

JACKSONVILLE, TX -- A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 31 at the City Cemetery in Jacksonville for Mrs. Bassett, 94, of Tyler, TX. Born May 17, 1915, in Jacksonville, TX to the late Dr. John N. and Roxie Brasfield Bone, she died Mar. 27, 2010.

She earned a B. A. degree with honors from Cumberland University, Lebanon. Married to the late William Kerr Bassett on January 14, 1939, in Berkeley, CA, she has made her home in San Francisco, Ca, Washington D.C.; Long Beach, CA, Alexandria, VA and Bethesda, MD.

Survivors include: sons William Kerr Bassett II of Castalian Springs and John Bone (Carla) Bassett of Newark, DE; granddaughters Jennifer Bassett (Rick) Rudzinski of Castalian Springs, Deborah Bassett (Christian) Parrish of Bowling Green, KY and Miriam (Wayne) Scherer Benton, PA; great grandchildren Kyle Burk Rudzinski and Jacquelyn Rachel Scherer.  Also surviving are siblings Dr. Robert (Marsha) Bone of Emerald Bay, TX, Mrs. Frances (Robert) Urban of Tyler, TX; and Dr. Mary Alice Bone (Judge John Robert) Adamson of Jacksonville, TX along with many nephews and nieces.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband William Kerr Bassett, sisters Mrs. Alma Ruth Beall and Mrs. Kathryn Chatfield.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to The Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.   Arrangements by Autry Funeral Home.

Timothy Wayne Nichols, 34

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Saturday morning, March 27 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Nichols, 34, of Watertown. Born May 12, 1975, in Davidson County, he died Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2010, at his home. Mr. Nichols was a 1997 graduate of Watertown High School.

Services were conducted by Brother Robert Long. Interment followed at the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Survivors include: father and stepmother Charles D. and Shelia West Nichols of Watertown; siblings John Nichols of Watertown, Shelia Renee (Jimmy) Barrett of Hartsville, Douglas R. (Ansley) Nichols of Marietta, GA Mary Elizabeth West of Nashville.

He was preceded in death by his mother Emma J. Likens Nichols. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home of Lebanon was in charge of arrangements.


General News

65th Easter Sunrise Service planned


Lebanon's Kiwanis CLub will hold its 65th annual Community Easter Sunrise Service Sunday, April 3. This year's service will begin at 7 a.m. in Memorial Hall on the campus of Cumberland University.

Everyone in the community is invited to come hear special music by Elliott McClain and Terry Weeks. The Easter message will be delivered by Brother Leonard Diebold. 

This event was the very first service project the Kiwanis Club of Lebanon sponsored on Easter Sunday morning in 1946. It has been held every year since then. 

Refreshments consisting of coffee, juice and donuts will be provided following the benediction which should occur no later than 8 a.m. in order to allow everyone to participate in the Easter Sunday service with their own congregation.


General Sports

Prep baseball from Monday

-- Friendship Christian improved to 6-2 on the season and 2-0 in District 8A Monday night with a 9-1 home win over Gordonsville High. The game was the first “official” contest played under the new lights at FCS.

Righthander Kyle Wood  (2-1) picked up the pitching decision, working six innings and allowing just one hit while striking out six.  Lee Maasen had two hits, including a first inning solo homer. Evan Shelton belted a two-run triple, Connor Gaines contributed a pair of singles and Chris Hall had two run producing sac flies.

Mt. Juliet 16, LaVergne 6
LaVERGNE -- Mt. Juliet pounded out 14 hits Monday night in a 16-6 victory at District 9AAA rival LaVergne High. Shortstop Ethan Gross drove in six runs with three hits, including a three-run HR in the top of the seventh inning.

T.J. Diffenderfer and Logan Dalton each added three hits for the Golden Bears -- who improved to 8-1 on the season. Cody Carroll went 5 and two-thirds inning to get the decision, upping his record to 3-0. Carroll allowed one earned run, struck out eight and surrendered just one hit.

Hendersonville 3, WCHS 1
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central dropped to 3-6 on the season with a 3-1 loss to District 9AAA foe Hendersonville High Monday night. Commando starter Zach Curtis was overpowering, striking out 13 Wildcats and allowing just three hits and seven walks.

Allen Ecton took the loss, working five innings of four-hit ball. He struck out three. Britte Underwood’s three-run homer in the top of the first provided all the offense for Hendersonville. Ecton, Jacob McEintire and Devin Fish had Wilson Central’s hits.

Lebanon 7, Portland 0
LEBANON -- Cain Sloan threw a five-inning two-hit shutout as Lebanon defeated Portland 7-0 Monday night at Veterans Field. The game was shortened due to light failure.

The big righty struck out nine and didn’t walk a batter as the Blue Devils improved to 7-2-1 overall and 1-2 in District 9AAA. Sloan helped his own cause with three RBI on a pair of doubles.

Trevor Davis was a perfect 3-for-3. Jessep Polk added two RBI on a single and a fielder’s choice while Jack Partlow drove in a run with a third inning single.  Jack McKeon had Lebanon’s other hit.

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