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Obituaries

Bettye Swaffer Manning Young, 72

LEBANON -- Mrs. Young passed away Wednesday morning, December 15, 2009. The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16 on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the service.

The chapel service will be conducted by Brother Kevin Medlin.  Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers: Jerry Scudder, Matt Gordon, Matt Manning, Chip Smith, Lee Grosch, Jackson McFarlin and Blake Grosch. Honorary: 4th Tuesday Bridge Club, Village Women’s Club, Frank Lamar, Margaret Nelson and the staff at Dr. Bradshaw’s office.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to The Brooks House (219 Virginia Ave, Lebanon, 615.547.9132) or New Leash on Life (507 Jim Draper Blvd, Lebanon, 37087, 615.444.1144).

Survivors include children Brenda (Gary) McFarlin, Sharon Grosch  and Mike Manning; grandchildren Courtney McFarlin, Paige McFarlin, Jackson McFarlin, Lee Grosch, Blake Grosch, Matt Manning and Aubrey Manning; sister-in-law Katie Petty; extended family Tereke, Keosha and Yareziah Young; along with beloved companions Isabella and Sophia.

She is preceded in death by parents Walter Lee and Pauline Johnson Swaffer and husband Thomas F. Young.

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

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Clyde John Simpson, 67

HERMITAGE -- A Celebration of Life was held Tuesday afternoon, December 15 at Hermitage UnitedMethodist Church for Mr. Simpson, 67, of Mt. Juliet. A member of Hermitage United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, Mr. Simpson died Dec. 12, 2009. He was the maintenance manager for Prestige Printing in Madison for nearly 30 years.

Services were conducted by Rev. Susan Gardner, Rev. Allen Black and Dr. Ed Johnson. Interment with military honors followed at Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Clarksville.

Survivors include: wife Christine "Chris" Jarratt Simpson; children Richard (Tami) Simpson, Michael (Kristi) Simpson and Celia (Wayne) Clair; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Family and friends served as active pallbearers. Honorary: the J.P.O.Y. Sunday School Class and the Mid-TN Happy Campers. Memorials be made to Alive Hospice.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

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Delsie Lee Knight, 86

LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Knight, 86, of Lebanon. She passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2009.

The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon between the hours of 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until service on Thursday. Services will be conducted by Brother Greg Moser and Brother Danny Sellars.  Interment will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as active pallbearers.

Survivors include children:  Roger (Melanie) Knight and Phillis (Jim) Zimmerman; sister Polly Jordan; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by husband Miles Clifford Knight, daughter Shirley Willis, son Melvin Knight and numerous brothers and sisters. The family extends a special thank you to Hartsville Convalescent Center.

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

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Earl Marks, 84

Mt. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Monday morning, December 14 at Sellars at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Marks, 84, of Mt. Juliet. A US Marine Corps veteran, he died Dec. 11, 2009. Mr. Marks served during World War II in the South Pacific and Iwo Jima.

The son of the late Sampson Bradley Marks and Mahaly Eugenia Thomason Marks, he was a member of the Leeville Church of Christ.

Services were conducted by Brother Doy Hollman. Interment followed at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens
Survivors include: his wife of 64 years Naomi Pauline “Polly” Marks; children Donnie (Donna) Marks of Lebanon, Sam (Sandi) Marks of Mt. Juliet and Sheila Marks of Nashville; special daughter Robbie (Bill) Dotson of Springville.

Also surviving is sister Bea McClure, sister-in-law Ada Ruth Marks, grandchildren: Kristi (Joe) Lindholm, Todd (Susie) Marks, Troy (Ginger) Marks, Brad (Rachelle) Haney, Denise Marks and Lora Nicole Haney; special grandchildren: Wayne (Patsy) Bumbalough and Jeff Bumbalough; great-grandchildren Brianna Marks, Sarah-Beth Marks, Cody Marks, T. J. Marks, Dylan Marks, Joseph Spicer, Carson Marks and Carson Lindholm; special great-grandchildren Michael Bumbalough, Samantha Bumbalough and Jacob Bumbalough.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Marks is preceded in death by brother Tolbert Marks.

Arrangements by Sellars at Mt. Juliet.

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Freddie Paul White, 81

LEBANON -- A Celebration of Life will held 12 Noon Saturday, December 19 at the Market Street Church of Christ Lebanon for Mr. Freddie Paul White, 81, of Lebanon. A decorated veteran of the U.S. Army and an ordained Elder of the Market Street Church of Christ, Mr. White died Dec. 12, 2009.

Mr. White earned the Bronze Star Combat Infantry Badge in the Korean War, Korean Service Metal and the United Nations Service Medal. He was retired from Ford Glass Plant after 32 years. Mr. White served on the board of directors for the Wilson County Civic League and was a member of the Lebanon Planning Commission.

Visitation will be Friday at Disyal Funeral Home, 400 E. Market Street, between the hours of 12 Noon and 7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. at the church until the service. Interment with military honors will follow at Mt. Lebanon Memorial Gardens. 

Survivors include: his wife of 54 years Catherine White and sons Dr. Gregory “Greg” Paul (Patricia) White of Chattanooga, Timothy Orlando White and Winston Fitzgerald White – both of Lebanon.

Also surviving are grandchildren Orlando Steverson, Gregory Paul White II, Olivia White, Jessica White and Freddie P. White II; great grandchildren: Jakiya Steverson, and Omaria Steverson.  Brother, Perry O’Neal (Bernice) White of Lebanon; sisters Lucille (Fred) McKinley and Jimmy Dean White-Hill -- both of Nashville; brothers-in-law Jean (Margaret) Stafford, Donald Stafford, Arnold Stafford, Robert (Gwen) Stafford, Charles Stafford and  Robert Williams, sisters-in-law, Margaret and Emma Jean Stafford.

He was preceded in death by his parents Magellan and Willie Neal White, siblings Alfred and Lonale White, Mary Helen Williams, Madora Haynie and Lenora Bethea.

Arrangements by Disyal Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Hugh Doyle Martin, 72

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 14, at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Martin, 72, of Mt. Juliet. A member of the Al Menah Shrine and the Mt. Moriah Lodge #18 in Murfreesboro, he died Dec. 9, 2009.

Mr. Martin was a veteran of both the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict and was previous owner of Four Corners Boat Dock.

Services were conducted by Rev. Bill Speight. Interment followed at Woodlawn Memorial Park with military honors conducted by the U.S. Army. Survivors include: wife Wilene Wiggins Martin; daughters Tanya (Terry) Crawford of Mt. Juliet and Renee (Bill) McMurray of Nashville.

Also surviving is brother Bill (Sue) Martin of Clinton, sister-in-law Gail Martin of Powell; grandchildren Ashley Bean, Justin and Paige Crawford and great-grandchild Seria Bean.

Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his parents Daniel Martin and Gretchen Williamson Martin; son Hugh Doyle Martin II; daughter Elma Page and brother James Martin. A Masonic service was held Sunday evening.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.

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Irma Ray Glisson England, 90

MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon, December 14 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. England, 90, of Mt. Juliet. A  member of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet and a member of the former Builder Sunday School Class, she died at home on Dec. 12, 2009.

The daughter of the late James Raymond and Gennette Mae Deaton Glisson, she was a member of Harvey Freeman Chapter #181, Order of the Eastern Star.

Services were conducted by Rev. David Fallin. Private interment was held at Highland Memorial Gardens in Jackson. Survivors include daughter Betty (Al) Frakes and granddaughter, Lisa Kyle.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her late husband, Cramer Avnet England, Sr. and her son Cramer Avnet "Buddy" England, Jr.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Juliet Animal Control Center, 115 Industrial Drive, Mt. Juliet, 37122.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.

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James Edward Murphy, 61

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Saturday morning, December 12, in the Partlow Chapel for Mr. Murphy, 61, of Lebanon. Known as "Slim" to his family and friends, he died Dec. 10, 2009 at his residence. He was a painter and construction worker.

Interment was in the Poplar Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include: mother Dale Reynolds; wife Mary Murphy; daughters Renee Murphy Scott, Jimmie Lou Murphy Butler, Tina Brown, Jamie Michelle Murphy and Bettie Murphy Zelke. Also surviving: siblings Michael “Sam” (Pinky) Murphy and Debra Lee Brown; 12 grandchildren and a great grandchild.

He is preceded in death by father James Ivory Murphy and infant sister Shirley Ann Murphy.

Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.

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John Harvey Jones, 85

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, December 15 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home for Mr. Jones, 85, of Lebanon. The son of the late Homer and Frances Foster Jones, he died Dec. 12, 2009.

Services were conducted by Brother Bob Curtis Entombment at Wilson County Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Survivors include: his wife of 66 years Sabra McNeely Jones; children: Shelia Wood of Seneca, SC; Sharon Moore of Cleveland; Sandra (Armando) Trujillo of Loxahatchee, FL; John (Gayle) Jones Jr. of Birmingham, AL; Jim (Pam) Jones of Lebanon and Selena (Bob) Cunningham of Murfreesboro.

Also surviving sister-in-law Mary Emma Jones of Maryville; 12 grandchildren, seven and great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brother Irie Jones, son-in-law Jim Wood and grandson Eric Jones. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Arrangments by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.

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Randy Hugh Mahaffa, 54

WATERTOWN -- Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, December 12 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Mahaffa, 54, of Woodbury. The son of the late Herbert and Margaret Bogle Mahaffa, he died Dec. 9, 2009 at his residence.

Burial was at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include: children Peggy (Bobby) Hamlet of Watertown, Randell (Stacey) Mahaffa and Jeremy (Ashley) Mahaffa -- all of Carthage; eight grandchildren and two sisters.

Arrangements by Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown.

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S.H. Harkreader, Jr., 92

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, December 15 at the Partlow Chapel for Mr. Harkreader, 92. Known as "Tump" to his family and friends, he died Dec. 12, 2009 at the Brandywood Golden Living Center in Gallatin. He was an employee of DuPont and attended the Methodist Church.

Services were conducted by Rev. Charles L. Walker. Interment was in Gladeville's Caraway Cemetery.

Survivors include: sisters Nannie Lou Brown of Mt. Juliet and Edna Mae Burke of Hermitage; nephews and nieces Edwin (Gertie) Brown, Jim (Diane) Harkreader, Mike Harkreader, Phil (Gin) Burke and Linda Adams as well as numerous great nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by parents Sylvanus H. and Dora Mae Patterson Harkreader, Sr.; brothers Jesse, James and Johnny Harkreader.

Pallbearers: Jason Harkreader, Ed Burke, Bryan Harkreader, Joe Brown, Bob Brown and Tony Brown. Honorary: Troy Smith, Nealand Smith and Trey Harris.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Caraway Cemetery, or the Asera Care Hospice, 441 Donelson Pike, Suite 400, Nashville, 37214. Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.

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Sarah Ann Lyon, 60

MT. JULIET -- A memorial service was held at Cooks United Methodist Church Monday afternoon, December 14 for Ms. Lyon, 60, of Lebanon. Administrative assistant at the Labry School of Business at Cumberland University and former administrative assistant at the Vera Institute of Criminal Justice in New York City, she died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 at University Medical Center.

The daughter of the late John G. and Sarah W. Westbrook Lyon, Ms. Lyon was a member of Cooks United Methodist Church.

Interment will take place in the Dr. O.A. Kirk Memorial Cemetery in Linden Thursday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m.
Survivors include: siblings John G. Lyon III of Nashville, Janet (J. L.) Driver and Jean E. (Bill) Markie -- both of Lebanon and Patty (Wes) Graff of Michigan along with special nieces and nephews.

The family has requested memorial contributions be made to Wilson County Habitat for Humanity or Cook’s United Methodist Church, 7919 Lebanon Rd. Mt. Juliet 37122.

Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel.

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General Sports

CU night at Predators game

The Cumberland University Alumni Association will host the third annual CU Night with the Nashville Predators Saturday, January 9 when the Preds take on the Anaheim Ducks at the Nashville Arena. The puck drops at 7 p.m.

Cumberland University faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends in the community are invited to an exclusive, pre-game reception at the nashville Arena scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. The pre-game reception will include a full dinner buffet and a raffle, with prizes slated to include Predators jerseys, apparel and autographed items provided by the Nashville Predators.

Those who attend the exclusive reception will enter the Nashville Arena via the 501 Broadway entrance, located at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Broadway. Tickets for CU Night with the Nashville Predators are $35, which includes admission to the game, the pre-game reception/dinner and all taxes and service charges. Fans purchasing a ticket through the University will be seated together in the Sideline Balcony, with seats near Center Ice.

For more information, please contact Justin Bradford, Coordinator of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving at 547-1253 or via e-mail at jbradford@cumberland.edu. More information may also be found at http://www.cumberland.edu/alumni/cupreds.

 

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