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Obituaries

Betty Potts, 75

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 11 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Potts, 75, of Lebanon. The widow of the late Walter Potts Sr., she passed away Nov. 8, 2009.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 12 Noon until the funeral. Services will be conducted by Reverend Glenn Denton with interment in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include children: Walter (Vivian) Potts Jr. of Pennsylvania, Sonya (David) Sanders, Carrie (Edward) Walker and Donnie (Patrice) McMurtery — all of Lebanon.

Also surviving is sister Margaret Barker of Arkansas; grandchildren: Tim Sanders, Regina Baird, Keith Potts, Brian Potts, Brandon Potts, Bridget Bishop, Stanley Potts Jr, Kaleigh Walker, Courtney Galloway, Justin McMurtery and Josh McMurtery; as well as numerous great-grandchildren.

In addition to her late husband, she is preceded in death by son Stanley Potts Sr., grandson Kurtis Sanders, sister Lila Weir, and parents Henry and Maggie Garner Russell.

Active pallbearers: Justin McMurtery, Tim Sanders, Brian Potts, Stanley Potts Jr., Mark Lucas, Ronnie Presley, Tommy Presley and Frank Duchesne. Honorary: Donnie McMurtery and Edward Walker.

Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, is in charge or arrangements.

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Bob D. Weaver, Sr., 75

SHERMANS DALE, Pa. – Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church for Mr. Weaver, 75, formerly of Lebanon.

Born December 31, 1933 in Nashville to the late Jack and Goldie (Hall) Weaver, he died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 in the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Retired from Texas Eastern Gas Transmission Co. in 1989, he was a graduate of Lebanon High School and Cumberland University. Mr. Weaver was a member of Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church and was a US Navy veteran.

Services will be conducted by Rev. Arthur Montgomery. Burial with military honors, will be in the church cemetery.

Survivors include: his wife of 56 years Verdana Weaver and children Bob D. Jr., of Elliottsburg, Tim C. of Shermans Dale, David B. of Landisburg and Teresa Metz of Loysville. Also surviving: brother Charles Weaver of Lebanon, nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church, 958 Windy Hill Road, Shermans Dale, Pa. 17090.

Arrangements by Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield / Duncannon, PA. Notice courtesy of Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

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Edward Woodall, 84

NORENE – Graveside funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Fairview Cemetery in the Norene Community for Mr. Woodall, 84, of Lebanon. A lifelong farmer and a native of Wilson County, he died Nov. 5, 2009 at his residence.

The son of the late John and Ada Robinson Woodall, he was a member of the Barton’s Creek Baptist Church. He is survived by sister-in-law Erlene Woodall and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers Howard, Walter, Oscar, Peyton and Robert Woodall, sisters Audie Woodall and Mary Elizabeth Dedman. Nephews served as pallbearers.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Elizabeth Mimms Bates, 79

LEBANON – Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Nov. 8 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mrs. Bates, 79, of Lebanon. Retired from the US Postal Service, she died Nov. 5, 2009 at the Summit Medical Center.

Born in Raleigh, NC, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Corinth Watkins Mimms and was a member of the West Hills Baptist Church.

Services were conducted by Rev. Jonas Taylor and Rev. Rodney Duckett. Entombment was at the Graceland East Memorial Park in Greenville, SC.

Survivors include: children Elaine (John) Foley of Lebanon and David Bates of Wendell, NC; grandchildren Richard Wade, Jr., of Lebanon, Jason (Victoria) Bates and Elizabeth Bates – both of Wendell, NC; siblings Mary (Leland) Weather and Jesse Mimms – both of North Carolina.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Carl McBee Bates, Jr., two brothers and two sisters. Memorials may be directed to West Hills Baptist Church, Building Fund, Lebanon.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Lucille Hale Ferrell, 84

WATERTOWN – Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, November 8 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Ferrell, 84, of Alexandria. Born in DeKalb County, she died Nov. 5, 2009 at her residence.

Services were conducted by Rev. Don Rigsby with burial at the Prosperity Funeral Home.

Survivors include children: Norman (Deborah) Ferrell, Jean (William) Edmonds and Betty Cantrell – all of Alexandria, Rosemary Bane and Martha Eatherly — both of Brush Creek and Betty Cantrell of Alexandria. Also surviving are sisters Bea (Kenneth) Christian of Watertown and Dellia Mae (Richard) Poston of Smithville, 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by parents Selmer D. and Bettie Ferrell Hale, husband Joe D. Ferrell, children Lou Ann, Joe and John Ferrell, three grandchildren and five siblings.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Robert Thomas Ricketts, 82

LEBANON – Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, November 9 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Ricketts, 82, of Lebanon. He passed away Nov. 6, 2009.

Services were conducted by Brother Bill Trice. Interment was in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years Mary Ruth Ricketts; sons Robert A. "Doc" Ricketts and Joe Wayne "Cat" Ricketts; along with grandchildren Robert "Robbie" Ricketts, John Wayne Ricketts, Nicholas Austin Ricketts, Cody Adam Ricketts, and Chrystal LouVada Ricketts.

Also surviving are great-grandchildren Dominick and Cheyenne; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Family and friends served as pallbearers.

He is preceded in death by parents James Carley and Nadie Davenport Ricketts, sisters and Allie Mae and Vivian Weaver, Frances (Calvin) Roberts, brother James E. (Elizabeth) Ricketts, and great grandbaby Leland Tyler Williams.

Sellars Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Ruth McBride, 80

WATERTOWN – Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, November 10 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. McBride, 80, of Watertown. A retired radio dispatcher for the Watertown Police Department, she died Nov. 7, 2009 at her residence.

A graduate of Watertown High School, she was the daughter of the late James Odell and Bessie Irene Davis Osborne.

Burial was at the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lebanon.

Survivors: brother Frank D. Osborne of Brentwood and children Michael McBride, Pam (Howard) Kello and Nancy (David) James – all of Lebanon, Pat (Bob) Fuller of Smyrna, Debbie (Lawrence) Patterson of Greenvale and Kenny (Cathy) McBride of Auburntown. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, three great, great grandchildren, two nieces, three nephews and special friend Priscilla Thomas.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Kenneth Clark McBride; siblings Billie Francis Weaver and James T. Osborne.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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General News

Wilson County Public Records Committee will meet
Wilson County Public Records Committee will meet at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Wilson County Archives, Lebanon.
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General Sports

Bethel ousts CU soccer
McKENZIE -- Rafael Karaoglan scored in the 66th minute and Armando Orozco netted an insurance goal in the 89th minute, giving top-ranked Bethel Univ. a 2-0 victory over Cumberland in the semifinals of the TranSouth Men’s Soccer Championships Tuesday afternoon.

Cumberland (6-7-2) ends the season after winning for the first time in the conference tournament since 2005 when the Bulldogs won the regular season and the tournament.

Bethel (14-0-3), the defending national champion, moves on to the tournament finals this Friday.

The Wildcats outshot CU, 18-4, in the match, though CU keeper Michael Michailidis made seven saves to keep it close. Thirteen of Bethel shots came in the second half after a scoreless first period.

Karaoglan put Bethel on the board in the 66th minute on an assist from Dawyne Smith and Eric Rosas, and Orozco’s tally in the final two minutes came from Felix Obilo.

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MJ qb Mr. Football finalist

By TOMMY BRYAN, The Wilson Post

Mt. Juliet quarterback Reed Gurchiek, one of the top play-makers in Middle Tennesse, is a finalist for the Tennessee Titans Class AAA Mr. Football Award.  A 6-1, 215, senior, Gurchiek helped lead the Golden Bears to a record of 9-2 and a berth in the TSSAA playoffs.

A committee of statewide sports writers selected winners based on performance in the 2009 regular season. Academics and character were also taken into consideration. High school head coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists.

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