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Showing 6 articles from September 22, 2011.


Diane Knott, 48

KEMPVILLE -- Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home for Ms. Knott, 48, of Watertown.
She died Sept. 18, 2011. The family will receive friends Friday after 11 a.m. at Sanderson of Kempvlle. Services will be conducted by ONeal Huffine. Interment will follow at the Campground Cemetery in Wartrace.

Survivors include: daughter Jasmine Chandler Caray and husband Casey of Villa Rica, GA; parents Larry and Frances Knott of Watertown; brothers Doug (Kathy) Brown of Lebanon, Chris (Rhonda) Knott of Difficult; grandchildren Alyssa Chandler, Jacob Lewis and Caden Caray. Pallbearers include: Gary Allen, Justin Niznik, Steven, Mike, Ralph and Draper Cook.

Arrangements by Sanderson Funeral Home of Kempville.

Erica T. Petty, 23

LEBANON -- Erica T. Petty, 23, of Cookeville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway Friday, sept. 23 from 11 a.m. until the service.
The chapel service, conducted by Brother Roger Grisham, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.

Survivors include: parents Donette and Bill Petty; son Hayden Watts; brothers Dwayne (Kim) Garcia and Mac (Leigh) Petty; grandparents Don and Shirley Mitchell and Maxie and Loretta Petty; nieces Kristen and Madasyn Garcia; nephews Will and Cage Petty; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.Pallbearers will include: Dwayne Garcia, Mac Petty, Tim Mitchell, Wade Mitchell, Donnie Petty and Don Zeck.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.

Lori Lee Bolander, 53

LEBANON -- In loving memory of Lori Lee Bolander who left us at age 53.
She touched many lives in her short time with us. She leaves behind three children, Angela Bolander, Nicholas Bolander, Jamie Bolander and the memory of her son lost at birth Daniel Bolander.

Also surviving are grandchildren Hayley, Isabell, Joey, Tatum, Alexis and Mason; her three sisters Connie Roberts, Cary Chapman, Tessie Colson, and brother Thomas Casley; along with many other friends and relatives too many to mention that will miss and love her forever.
Last but not least, the two loves in her life, Steven Bolander and Larry Bogle who will keep her in their hearts for eternity. We will all miss her and try to live the lives she would have wanted us to live. Love you Lori.

A private memorial service was held for Lori earlier this week.
Arrangments by Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel.

Sherry Alsup Easterly, 50

LEBANON -- Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at Fairview Church for Mrs. Sherry Alsup Easterly, 50, of Lebanon.
Born January 13, 1961, in Nuremberg, Germany, she passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at her home.

The daughter of Wallace and Sue Graves Alsup of Lebanon, she was a member of the Fairview Church. Visitation Friday and Saturday between the hours of 2-8 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and after 1 p.m. Sunday at Fairview Church.Services will be conducted by Rev. Mark Caruth, Pastor Jon Akin, Rev. Terry Fesler and Rev. Larry Bullard. Interment will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 30 years Mark Easterly; sisters Susan (Joe) Eskew and Sylvia (Mark) Tuggle -- all of Lebanon; mother in law Barbara Easterly as well as several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers: Kip, Kyle, and Kramer Tuggle, Will Eskew, Daniel, Tyler, Travis and Ryan Easterly.

Memorials may be made to the Fairview Church Hope Fund. Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home of Lebanon in charge of arrangements.


General News

TSU band performs at MJCA Sept. 30

Approximately 50 members of the famous Tennessee State University Aristocrat of Bands will join the Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Pep Band for an exciting night of football and music during the Saints game with Zion Christian Academy Friday, Sept. 30 at Suey Field on the MJCA campus.

The Aristocrat of Bands is the main athletic band and marching band of the University Bands system at Tennessee State University. The band is known for its energetic and diverse repertoire and has performed on television and many professional venues.

The band has been called "one of the top show bands in the entire nation".

The two bands will join for some rousing music during the game with a special treat coming in the form of a TSU halftime performance. TSUs band is led by Associate Director, Dr. John McDonald.

MJCA Band Director, Josh Davis says the TSU band will make a real impression on his students.

Our kids will get to see what practice and working together can achieve when it comes to performing, Davis said. I know our students will be inspired by the quality of the sound and the performance level of the TSU musicians.

Hopefully, they will take this experience as a challenge to further develop their skill level when they see how much fun you can have performing.

The public is invited to join the Saints for a great night of football and music.


General Sports

Timbs sets new state bench record

Lebanons Denise Timbs set the state bench press record with a lift of 300 pounds Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Son Light Power Tennessee State Fair Bench Press / Deadlift Championship at Nashvilles Creative Arts Center.

Timbs, at a bodyweight of just 152-lbs., hit her first 300 pound bench, which also broke the existing state record for the open womens 165-lb. class. Denise trains with her husband Harley.

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