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Bulldogs oust FHU Lions


JACKSON -- Tommy Winegardner and Mike Mandarino both homered and 4th-ranked Cumberland scored two insurance runs in the seventh and eighth innings, posting a 9-3 victory over Freed-Hardeman at Fesmire Field Thursday in the loser's bracket of the TranSouth Championships.

Cumberland advances to play at 3:30 p.m. Friday against either Union University, Trevecca Nazarene or Martin Methodist. The Bulldog (43-13) started sluggishly again, falling behind three times before Winegardner's three-run homer in the fifth put CU ahead for good.

Aaron Wilkerson (12-0) won his 26th consecutive decision, tossing six innings and allowing three runs on seven hits. The righthander walked two and struck out seven, throwing 113 pitches.  Daniel Kern got the final nine outs for his second save of the season, throwing just 22 pitches and striking out two.

The Lions scored single runs in the first, third and fifth innings, stealing six total bases in the game. The thefts set up all three of FHU's runs, including three from Kyle Dearing.

David Fanshawe added a two-run single in the seventh for the Bulldogs and an RBI single from Cory Farris and a sacrifice fly by Tommy Crews plated two more runs in the eighth. Mandarino had a sac fly in the first inning and a solo homer in the third, while T.J. Murphy collected two hits and scored three times for Cumberland.

FHU starter Andy Southard (3-5) took the loss, working five innings and giving up five runs on five hits. He walked four, hit a batter, tossed three wild pitches and struck out four.

The Lions scored a single run in the first to take an early lead after a leadoff single from Dearing, who stole second and third. Evan Mansell doubled to leftcenter with two outs for a 1-0 FHU edge.

CU tied the contest with a run in the bottom of the first but ran themselves out of the inning.

Greg Appleton and Murphy led off with a singles and Appleton moved to third on a wild pitch. The next pitch was also in the dirt and Murphy broke for second, but FHU catcher Leamond Arthur threw to second and Murphy got in a run-down. After two throws Appleton broke for home and was thrown out on a good throw from Mansell.

Winegardner walked and both runners moved up on a wild pitch before a sacrifice fly from Mandarino tied the contest at one.

The Lions stole another run in the third, with Tyler Wilson leading off with a single and stealing second and third. Justin Mackey's single to left gave FHU a 2-1 lead, but it was short-lived.

Mandarino tied the contest with a two-out solo homer in the bottom of the inning, his TranSouth Conference-leading 16th of the season.

A two-out walk to Dearing in the fifth turned into another run for Freed-Hardeman.  Dearing stole second and scored on a ground ball single through the middle from Mackey for a 3-2 FHU advantage.

Cumberland answered for the third time in the game, scoring three times in the bottom of the inning and following the Lions blueprint.

Antonio Butler led off with a single and stole second. Murphy was hit with one out and the runners executed the double steal perfectly before Winegardner lined a 2-0 pitch the other way, just inside the rightfield foul pole and over the wall for his seventh homer of the season and a 5-3 lead.

In the seventh Farris was hit and Crews doubled to leftcenter. Fanshawe fouled a pitch hard off his in-step but after some recovery time, he hit a long single off the leftfield wall, plating both runners.

Appleton and Murphy led off the eighth with singles and Mandarino reached on an infield single, loading the bases. Farris' infield single scored a run and Crews lined out to deep center, pushing across the final run of the game.

District 9AAA baseball brackets

The District 9AAA baseball tournament starts Friday night at two sites, Wilson Central High and Hendersonville's Drakes Creek Park. The two finalists will advance to the Region 5AAA tournament.

District 9AAA Tournament
@ Wilson Central / Friday May 6
4:00  Game 1 -  Beech vs. Station Camp
7:00  Game 2 -  Wilson Central vs. Portland
Saturday May 7
1:00  Game 3 - Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser
4:00  Game 4 - Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner
Monday May 10
4:00  Game 5 – Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner
7:00  Game 6 -  Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner
Tuesday May 11
6:00  If Necessary Game

@ Hendersonville / Friday May 6
4:00  Game 1 -  Mount Juliet
vs. Gallatin
7:00  Game 2 -  Hendersonville vs. Lebanon
Saturday May 7
11:00  Game 3 - Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser
 2:00  Game 4 - Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner
Monday May 10
4:00  Game 5 – Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner
7:00  Game 6 -  Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner
Tuesday May 11
7:00  If Necessary Game

Wednesday May 12
District Championship game - 7:00
Hosted by highest seeded team remaining

Buying in Bulk

Somewhere in history, who knows when, it became clear that enough was not enough. It was probably somewhere between Cleopatra and Marc Antony’s demise at the Battle of Actium when they knew death was not far off that Cleo turned to Mark and said,

“Why didn’t you bring more than two spears? Now we are staring death in the face”
“Maybe if you would have packed more”
‘Maybe if you would have bought more”
“If you can tell me where I can buy more than two at a time, I’ll do it. Until then, shut up and fight!”

Locals participate in area marathons

Many area residents got their running shoes on this weekend and participated in the Country Music Marathon in Nashville. Saturday’s weather was perfect for the event and quite a few locals either took part or showed up at the finish line to lend their support.

While the course was hillier than last year’s, all those who participated finished in record times!

MJPDs Explorer Post 465 is recruiting

The Mt. Juliet Police Department Explorer Post 465 is currently recruiting students to join their post. The police department has a long tradition of promoting excellence in our area’s youth, and is looking for students who have a strong interest in the law enforcement career.

MJPD officers guide youth members in Exploring’s five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience. To these ends, Explorers have unique opportunities to receive training in various policing skills, ride along with officers on patrol, assist the police department at special events and parades, provide service to their community and take leadership roles within the organization.

Primary Requirements for Becoming a Police Explorer:

· Be at least 15 to 19 Years of Age when joining the program
· Have a general interest and appreciation for law enforcement
· Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0
· Not engage in alcohol and drugs
· Be of good moral character
· Have no pending criminal charges or convictions
· Parental consent and support to participate

Those interested in becoming a police explorer should contact Cpl. Tyler Chandler at (615) 773-6260 or email

Recruiting will be conducted throughout the month of May, and new explorers will begin participation with the program in June.

Our Feathered Friends- May 4

We couldn’t have bought better weather than what we were blessed with this past Friday and Saturday. The birds at Cedars of Lebanon State Park were out in numbers and a few even showed off at my cabin, by coming down from the tree tops to enquire about the bird songs emanating from my CD player.

Many thanks to Carole Young for taking me out to the park for my weekend programs. I thought Carole might enjoy some closeup action from a few woodpeckers and other species of birds since she is one of my readers with a passion for our feathered friends. I played the call for the Pileated Woodpecker and a pair showed up with in a minute and flew from limb to limb trying to locate the strange birds in their territory. Carole kept calling them “Woody” after the old cartoon character Woody Woodpecker.

Two more of the Woodpecker family decided to show up to see what the commotion was all about. A Red-bellied Woodpecker also answered the call of the CD player along with a small Downy Woodpecker.

I thought that maybe we could get a few more non-woodpeckers species to show up and say howdy. It couldn’t have been longer than two minutes before the White-breasted Nuthatch showed up trying to find his next of kin calling out from under the porch with the swing that Carole had commandeered for her sitting pleasure. I sat on the rocks that made up the floor of the porch.

Calendar - May 4

Government meetings
Wilson County Commission’s Finance Committee will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 5, in Conference Room 2, Wilson County Courthouse, Lebanon.

Animal Control Committee will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 5, in Conference Room 1, courthouse.

Emergency Management Agency Committee will meet Thursday, May 5, in the commission courtroom, courthouse.

Education Committee will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 5, in Conference Room 1, courthouse.

Minutes Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 5, in Conference Room 1, courthouse.

Steering Committee will meet at 6:45 p.m., Thursday, May 5, in Conference Room 1, courthouse.

Budget Committee will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 5, in Conference Room 1, courthouse.

Joint Economic & Community Development Board Executive Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m., Thursday, May 5, at the JECDB office at 115 N. Castle Heights Ave., Suite 102, Lebanon.

Wilson County Road Commission will meet at 9 a.m., Friday, May 6, in the Road Commission Office and will be followed by the Urban Type Public Facilities Board. A work session will immediately follow.

Emergency Communications District “911” Board will meet on Monday, May 9 at 4 p.m. at the “911” office located at 1611 West Main Street in Lebanon.

Wilson County Election Commission will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, in Conference Room 1, Wilson County Courthouse.

Wilson County Board of Health will meet from noon until 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, at the Wilson County Health Department Conference Room, Lebanon.

Public Records Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 11, at 3 p.m. at the Wilson County Archives.
Health & Welfare Committee will meet Thursday, May 12 at 5 p.m. in the commission courtroom at the Wilson County Courthouse.

Rodeo nets $40,000 for charities

From Post staff reports
In its second year and despite horrendous weather on the first night, Lebanon’s Whip Crackin’ Rodeo managed to raise more than $40,000 for local charities.

In a letter addressed to supporters of the annual event, Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead said “I’m overwhelmed by the generosity of this community adding that the rodeo had raised over $40,000 this year.

He said the increase in profits over last year was made possible by additional new sponsors who came on board this year in support of the event. Last year’s rodeo netted just over $36,000 although attendance for the two nights last year was greater than this year.

Thompson family files suit


From Post staff reports
A wrongful death suit has been filed by the family of Greg Thompson, who was killed by a Lebanon Police officer on April 28, 2010.

Thompson was killed last year after a police chase down Carthage Highway from Lebanon ended and officers Mitch McDannald and David McKinley asked Thompson to exit his vehicle.

When Thompson would not get out of the vehicle, McKinley approached the car with his firearm drawn and slipped down the ditch, accidentally discharging his weapon. McDannald, who thought his fellow officer was being fired upon, shot Thompson and killed him at the scene.

Citizens unhappy with TV report on Craighead

The Wilson Post

Official business took a backseat at Lebanon City Council’s Tuesday night meeting as citizens spoke out and argued with councilors regarding a recent television news report that alleged Mayor Philip Craighead is violating the city charter.

Ward 1 Councilor Alex Buhler asked City Attorney Andy Wright if it was legal for the Mayor to hold two jobs. A WKRN News2 report on Monday night claimed Craighead is currently operating a real estate business on top of his duties as mayor.

“According to our charter, he is not supposed to have two jobs,” Wright said, adding “it could be unethical and still be lawful.”

New LHS field to bear "Tribble" name

By TOMMY BRYAN, sports editor
The football facility at the new Lebanon High School will honor the accomplishments of Clifton Tribble -- generally recognized as the greatest player to ever wear the Blue & White.

Thanks to a vote Monday night by the Wilson County Board of Education, the playing surface at the new LHS under construction on Hart-mann Drive will be named “Clifton Tribble Field.” The measure passed without opposition 5-0.

Tribble, a 1954 graduate of Lebanon High, was named First Team All-State in 1953 and was a three-time All Mid-State selection.

In his senior season “Twinkletoes Tribble” led the state in rushing (1,968 yards) and points scored (163) from the fullback position.

He signed out of high school with then-University of Kentucky head coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, then transferred closer to home at Middle Tennessee State University after Bryant left UK to take the job at Texas A&M.

Tribble became the head coach at Lebanon High in 1960 and coached the Blue Devils for eight seasons -- twice being named Mid State Coach of the Year.

At Lebanon, he coached a pair of Alabama signees: tackle Louis Thompson and split receiver Bruce Skeen as well as Mid-State Player of the Year Billy Sellars.

Upon stepping down as varsity coach at LHS, he coached the Blue Devil freshmen for a time and served many years as the principal of the Wilson County Vocational Center.

His head coaching tenure of eight years was the longest in the school history until Bobby Brown’s nine year run ended after the 2010 season. He was lured back onto the practice field for the 1974 season when he served as offensive coordinator under then-Coach Ralph Overton -- helping the Blue Devils roll to a record of 10-1 and the championship of the Mid-State Bowl.

In 2007, Tribble and 12 other former Lebanon standouts, were in the first induction class of the Blue Devil Sports Hall of Fame.

Harold W. Babcock, Jr., 47
ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- Former Smith County resident Harold W. Babcock Jr. died Monday, March 28, 2011 at the Edward White Hospital in Saint Petersburg, FL following a short illness.
A Celebration of Life was conducted at the Indian Rocks Beach Baptist Church at Fort Desoto Park March 31 with Bro. Scott Harris officiating.
Born on January 7, 1964 in New York, he was the son of Harold & Sandra Baker Babcock of Gordonsville, who survive.
He was preceded in death by a brother John Eugene Babcock, and by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Mr. Babcock was a 1982 graduate of Northeast High School in St. Petersburg. He enlisted in the United States Army following graduation and was stationed in Pgorzheim, Germany and El Paso, Texas before completion of his military service in 1989.
Mr. Babcock later moved with his family to Gordonsville where he was employed with World Finance.
Following a two-year battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, he was self-employed doing framing and construction until returning to St. Petersburg in 2005.
He had worked with Rick York’s Tree Service and received his Horticulture license.
Surviving in addition to his parents are sons Cullen “C.J.” (Kelly) Babcock of MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL, Cody Babcock of Gordonsville, Alexander Cole Babcock of St. Petersburg; wife and mother of Alexander, Elisa Dicarlo-Babcock of St. Petersburg; step-son Adam Gomez; brothers Stephen (Jennifer) Babcock of St. Petersburg, Mickey (Angel) Babcock of Gordonsville; cousins raised as brothers Kevin (Lorena) Babcock of California, Peter (Nhi) Babcock of St. Petersburg; granddaughter Jayde Alexis Babcock; several nieces and nephews.
Obituary information placed by Sanderson Funeral Home of Carthage as a courtesy to the Babcock family.
Hailee Faith Elmore, 10
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, May 1 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Hailee Elmore, 10, of Lebanon.
She passed away on April 28, 2011.
Services were conducted by Brother Danny Tomlinson. Interment followed in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: mother Kim Elmore and father Terry (Renee) Elmore; sister Brittany Elmore; step-brothers Tyler Larkin and Hunter Larkin; grandparents Clyde Elmore, and Ross and Bernice Swallows; aunts and uncles Jennifer Swallows, Stephanie White, Chad (Kerry) Swallows, Pam (Mark) Gill, and Scott (Gina) Elmore; as well as numerous cousins.
She is preceded in death by grandmother Lorene Elmore.
Pallbearers: Chad Swallows, Shan Thorne, Nick Thorne, Aaron Elmore, Caleb White, Hunter White, Tyler White, Travis Thorne, Hunter Larkin and Tyler Larkin. Honorary: Maxim Health Care, Darlene Stutts, Carol Inman, Sheila Spector and Nicole.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
Ruth Walker, 87
LEBANON -- Graveside funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, April 30 at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens for Mrs. Walker, 87, of Lebanon.
Mrs. Walker passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011.
Services were conducted by Brother Carl Price.
Survivors include: numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by husband James Gray and husband of nearly 50 years W.E. Walker, parents Monroe and Nancy Tabitha Hawks Malone Jr., brothers Jack Malone and George Malone, and sister Violet Bouchey.
Pallbearers: Kenneth Winfree, Stephen Piercey, Steve Duff, Kirk Malone, Ken Morgan, and Jeff Ford. Honorary: Dr. Joe Bryant, Don Lancaster, the Domino Girls, and the Oakland FCE Club.  Memorial donations should be directed to the Oakland FCE Club.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
Veda Malone Shepherd, 92
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, May 1 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Shepherd, 92, of Lebanon.
Born May 31, 1918, in St. Francis, Arkansas, she died April 28, 2011 at Quality Care in Lebanon.
A homemaker and a member of the Highland Heights Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Icie Simms Malone.
Services were conducted by Bro. Barry Keene and Bro. Michael Grooms.
Interment followed at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens. 
She is survived by son, Thomas (Jan) Shepherd of O’Fallon, MO and Phillip Shepherd of New Hope, PA; granddaughter Jeana (Eric) Newbauer of Lake St. Louis, MO; grandson Thomas (Leah) Shepherd of Chicago; and great grandchildren Samantha Barthel, Sydney Newbauer, and Nicholas Newbauer.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam H. Shepherd.
Active pallbearers: Tommy Shepherd, Eric Newbauer, Jody Atwood, Donald Barnes, Lee Mangrum, and Carl Woods. Honorary: Garland Wilson and Walter Goodall.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.
Sherry G. Collins, 61
MT. JULIET --  Funeral services were conducted Monday morning, May 2 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Ms. Collins, 61, of Old Hickory.
A member of New Hope Baptist Church and a registrar at Antioch High School, she died Friday, April 29, 2011.
Services were conducted by Pastor Raymond Vogtner. Interment followed at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: son Andy (Rebecca) Collins and daughter Kami (James) Urquhart; brother Terry (Brenda) Gray; grandchildren Eli and Gideon Urquhart; nephews Mickey and Chris Gray and niece Brandy Coker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Owen and Doris Aldene Dunn Gray.
Active pallbearers included friends. Gene Ray served as honorary pallbearer.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road.
Charles Edward Gray, 74
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, May 3 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Gray, 74, of Lebanon.
A member of the Baptist faith, a retired school bus driver and custodian for Lebanon Special School District, he died Sunday May 1, 2011 in the Hartsville Convalescent Center.
Services were conducted by Rev. Russ Stephens and Rev. Billy Price. Interment followed at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: wife Wilma Sue Gray of Lebanon; daughters Sharon (Robert) Mahler of Walter Hill, Linda (Roger) Mann of Lebanon and Janet (Larry) Mathis of Mt. Juliet.
Also surviving are three brothers, three sisters; four grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Grayson and Almedia Morgan Gray; step-mother Auda Gray and brother Clyde Gray.
Family and friends served as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.
Verna Mae Belle Cargille, 75
MT. JULIET -- Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road for Mrs. Cargille, 75, of Mt. Juliet.
She died Saturday, April 30, 2011.
Survivors include: husband Curtis Wayne Cargile; children Wayne Cargile, T.W. (Shana) Cargile, Yvonne Parks, Skeeter Hodges and Pamela Osborne;
Also surviving grandchildren Misty Cargile, Derrik Hogan, Bubba Dees, Curtis Ray Cargile, Trisha Cargile, Colten Dees, Tyffany Cargile, Kyle Dees, Angela Cargile, Haylie Dees, Roxanne VanHoosen, Kami VanHoosen, Michael VanHoosen, Matthew VanHoosen, Christopher Osborne, Stephen Osborne, Donnie Parks, Pamela Parks and Michael Parks as well as several great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Cargile was preceded in death by her mother, Luvada Porter; daughter, Cynthia Cargile and son Johnny Dees.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.
Martha Whitson Judkins, 71
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 at Sellars Funeral home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Judkins, 71, of Mt. Juliet.
She died May 2, 2011.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, 12 Noon - 2 p.m.
Services will be conducted by Brother Danny Sellars. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville.
Survivors include: brothers Jack (Joyce) Whitson and James (Carol) Whitson; sisters Jon Ann (Bob) O'Kelly, Rebecca (Jack) Goodwin, Mary (Cliff) Klugh, and Debbie (Michael) Gaskill; daughters Alma L. Judkins, Dolly M. Law and Reathia (David) Boyce; grandchildren Sharon Law and Daniel Souviron; and great-grandson Braiden Law Watson. 
She is preceded in death by husband, Luther Judkins; father John L. Whitson; and mother Eva Louise Whitson.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral home at Mt. Juliet.
Larry "Coon" Baker, 44
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 4 at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Baker, 44, formerly of Lebanon.
He died April 29, 2011 as his residence in Richlands, VA.
Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service.
Services will be conducted by Bro. Kenneth Bowen. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: son Caleb (Trista King) Baker; mother Bettie Kilby; siblings Billy Baker, Sr., Daniel Baker, Debbie (Kenneth) Hutchings, Linda (Allen) Hutchings and Brenda (Michael Miller) Brewington; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Baker was preceded in death by father, Neal Baker.
Active pallbearers: Robert Baker, Richard Driver, Kenneth Hutchings, Justin Roberts, Caleb Baker, Curtis Walden and David Roberts.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
Jerry Kent Carr, 65
LEBANON -- Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5 at Immanuel Baptist Church for Mr. Carr, 65, of Lebanon.
A member of Immanuel Baptist Church and the son of the late Vincent and Ethel Waybright Carr, he died Monday, May 2, 2011.
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Services will be conducted by Bro. Carl Sherman, Bro. John Hunn and Bro. Carl Jones. Interment will follow at Bartons Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include: wife Marilyn Carr of Lebanon; and children Mark (Felicia) Carr and Steve (Robin) Carr -- all of Lebanon; Angie (Nate) Strum of Longwood, FL and step-sons Andy (Tracey) Bond of Mt. Juliet and Tim Bond of Nashville.
Also surviving: siblings Keith (Janet) Carr of French Creek, WV and Carol (Carl) Sherman of Pineville, NC; grandchildren Brandi Carr, Cameron Carr, Madalyn Carr and Carrlee Crocker as well as several nieces and nephews.
Active pallbearers:  Raymond Lea, Howard Wrye, Charlie Bissinger, Bobby Joe Reed, Eric Sherman and Nate Strum. Honorary: Charles Coffee, Ted Hammon, Kenneth Cunningham, Dr. Wayne Johnson, Randy Johnson, Paul VanHook, Eddie Reed and Charlie Wix.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet.
Clinton Ray Harkey, 76
ALBEMARLE, NC -- Funeral services have been scheduled Saturday, May 7 at the Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle, NC for Mr. Harkey, 76, of Brush Creek.
Formerly of Locust, NC, the US Army veteran passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Alive Hospice in Nashville.
Born April 22, 1935, in Stanley County, NC, he was the son of the late Daniel and Dora Bell Burris Harkey.
A member of Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church in Locust, NC, he and his wife moved to Middle Tennessee after he retired from Enterprise Rendering Co. in Oakboro, NC to be near his only daughter and grandchildren.
He worked part-time for Mueller Industries in Carthage and attended the Lebanon First Presbyterian Church for the past 11 years.
Interment will be in the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon, Wednesday between the hours of 3-7 p.m.
Survivors include: his wife of 56 years Aileen Lambert Harkey; daughter Tammy Harkey Cagle of Antioch; grandchildren Wesley and Courtney Cagle of Antioch; sisters Shirley Paige of Locust, NC, Beulah Sides of Albemarle, NC and Frances Tucker of Lakeland, FL; brothers Junior Harkey of Concord, NC, Grady Harkey of Albemarle, NC and Bill Harkey of Evington, VA.
He was preceded in death by brothers Fred and Theodore Harkey.
The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Alive Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.
Services set Friday, May 6 for Eddie L. Sellars, 67


Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, May 6 at the Mt. Juliet Worship Center, 495 Mt. Juliet Rd. for Mr. Eddie Lee Sellars, Sr., 67, of Old Hickory.

A native of Wilson County and one of the all-time great football players at Lebanon High, Mr. Sellars died Tuesday, May 3, 2011 following an extended battle with cancer.

Mr. Sellars made health and physical conditioning his life’s work – having been affiliated with the fitness industry for 50 years. He was the owner of Nashville’s Hermitage Fitness Center, recently celebrating 23 years of business. Prior to opening his Hermitage center, Mr. Sellars was the former owner of Lebanon’s Grecian Health and Fitness Center, the Donelson Health Club and the Nashville Downtown Athletic Club.

TranSouth All-Conference baseball


JACKSON -– The 2011 TranSouth Conference baseball postseason awards have been released. Martin Methodist College senior Travis Garcia has been selected as the TranSouth Player of the Year. Trevecca Nazarene University head coach Jonathan Burton earns the TranSouth Coach of the Year.

Garcia, a 5-foot-11 senior from Nolensville, started at third base for the RedHawks and was also a starting pitcher. Garcia was named to the first team all-conference list as a third baseman and was voted second team all-conference as a starting pitcher. Garcia hit .399 with 29 RBI and four home runs this season, while also posting a 6-2 record with a 3.21 ERA in 11 starts on the mound.

Burton, in his third season as head coach of the Trojans, takes home his first coach of the year honor. Burton led the Trojans to a 34-20 overall record and an 18-6 conference record. His team is the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament after finishing seventh last season and not qualifying for the tournament.

The TranSouth Rawlings Gold Glove Team will be announced on Monday, May 2.

The 2011 TranSouth Baseball Tournament will be played at Fesmire Field on the campus of Union University in Jackson May 2-5.

2011 TranSouth Baseball All-Conference Awards
Player of the Year: Travis Garcia, Martin Methodist College
Coach of the Year: Jonathan Burton, Trevecca Nazarene University
Regular Season Champion: Cumberland University

First Team All-Conference
Catcher:  David Fanshawe, Cumberland

Catcher:  Doug Joyce, Union
First Base:  Mitch McClay, Trevecca
Second Base:  Tommy Crews, Cumberland
Third Base:  Travis Garcia, Martin Methodist
Shortstop:  Craig Massey, Bethel
Extra Infielder: Chad Reynolds, Trevecca
Outfield:  Chris Cain, Bethel
Outfield:  Cory Farris, Cumberland
Outfield:  Jordan Foreman, Trevecca
Outfield:  Matt Tidwell, Trevecca
Designated Hitter:  Mike Mandarino, Cumberland
Starting Pitcher:  Jared Davis, Union
Starting Pitcher:  Will Locante, Cumberland
Starting Pitcher:  Jeremey Stack, Union
Starting Pitcher:  Aaron Wilkerson, Cumberland
Relief Pitcher:  Dylan Kuhn, Trevecca

Second Team All-Conference
Catcher:  Leamond Arthur, Freed-Hardeman
Catcher:  Kyle Kallsnick, Lyon
First Base:  Greg Appleton, Cumberland
Second Base:  Cody Crocker, Bethel
Third Base:  Cole McAdams, Union
Third Base:  TJ Murphy, Cumberland
Shortstop:  Tommy Winegardner, Cumberland
Extra Infielder: Celtic Rush, Bethel
Outfield:  Tony Allen, Martin Methodist
Outfield:  Michael Armenteros, Lyon
Outfield:  Seth Kennedy, Blue Mountain
Outfield:  Nathan Lawrence, Mid-Continent
Outfield:  Jay Lowery, Bethel
Designated Hitter:   Jordan Stack, Bethel
Starting Pitcher:  Travis Garcia, Martin Methodist
Starting Pitcher:  Josh McNatt, Lyon
Starting Pitcher:  Craig Stem, Trevecca
Starting Pitcher:  Joey Wilder, Bethel
Relief Pitcher:  Hunter Burge, Mid-Continent

Thursday night softball action

Lebanon 6, Wilson Central 5
LEBANON -- Paige Sellars drilled a two-out single in the bottom of the seventh to lift Lebanon to a 6-5 softball win over Wilson Central Thursday at Baird Park.
The win lifted LHS to 15-14 overall and 4-5 in District 9AAA while Central slipped to 17-14-1 and 6-2 in league play.
Kelci Swafford had a three-run homer in the third for the Lady Wildcats, her third of the season.
Soph Beth Swartwout went the distance for LHS, scattering eight hits.
Sidney Smith (11-7) took the loss for Central.
Lebanon will be back in action Friday at 5 p.m. as Gallatin comes to Baird Park for a 9AAA contest. Lebanon will celebrate Senior Night following the game.

Ezell-Harding 10, MJCA 3
ANTIOCH -- Mt. Juliet Christian Academy slipped to 14-5 overall and 8-5 in the East-Middle region Thursday with a 10-3 loss at Ezell-Harding.
Emily Threadgill took the loss for the Lady Saints, allowing 10 hits and striking out two.
Shelby  Leech and Threadgill each had two hits in the loss.


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