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Frances Ann Bryan Hoffman, 77

LEBANON -- A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Friday, August 29 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Hoffman of Lebanon.

Affectionately known by her family as "DeeDee" or "Ganny", Mrs. Hoffman died August 26, 2008 following an extended illness. Born March 31, 1931, she spent her blessed years on this earth giving of herself in boundless measures.

The family will receive friends Friday from 4 p.m. until the service. Brother David Freeman will officiate the memorial.

Survivors include: Melissa Prowell, Shelly Coluccio, Shane (Peggy) Hoffman, Tammy Baker and Angie (Brad) Batts.

Also surviving are grandchildren Luke and Clifton Sepulveda, Dex Snider and A.J. Snider, Joshua and Chad Hoffman, Christina Coluccio, Austin, Brent and Zachary Baker and Trevis and Preston Batts; great-grandchildren, Alexis and Madalyn Hoffman; sisters, Mary Hightower and Dora Palmer; as well as an abundance of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by parents Eddie and Mattie Bryan; father of her children Laurel E. "Bud" Hoffman; grandson Daniel Anthony "Bubba" Coluccio; son-in-law Michael Ralph "Mike" Baker; and nine brothers and sisters.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the March of Dimes, The Ronald McDonald House or the organization of your choice. Grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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Ethelyn Mabel Ryerson, 80

LEBANON – A memorial service was held Monday evening, August 25 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Ryerson, 80, of Lebanon. She died Friday Aug. 22, 2008 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Della Vecchia Funeral Home in Southington, Conn. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in New Britain, Conn.

Mrs. Ryerson was a member of Lebanon’s College Hills Church of and president of the Cedar Seniors in Lebanon. She was a member of the Southington Arts & Crafts, Apple Valley Quilters and Southington Garden Club in Connecticut.

Survivors include: husband Alvah William Ryerson; children Stanley (Cheryl) Wiecek, David (Margaret) Wiecek, John (Martine) Wiecek, Diane (George) Meyer and Carol (Harold) Ludlow; step-sons John (Charlotte) Ryerson and Thomas Ryerson.

Also surviving is brother Harold (Katherine) Nelson; sister Janet (George) Bennett; grandchildren Thomas Ludlow, James (Sue) Ludlow, Andrew Ludlow, Robert Ludlow, Eric (Kim) Meyer, KaytLynn Wiecek, David Wiecek and Adam Wiecek; great grandchildren Thomas Ludlow Jr., Samantha Ludlow, Mason James Ludlow, Joshua Patrick Ludlow and Jenna Mae Meyer.

She is preceded in death by parents George and Mabel Nelson; husband Stanley S. Wiecek; daughter Rose Wiecek; brothers George Nelson and Richard Nelson and sister Doris Whitfield.

Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of local arrangements.

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Eloise Harris Robertson, 59

WATERTOWN – Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, August 25 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mrs. Robertson, 59, of Lebanon.

A beloved educator with over 35 years of service at Watertown High and Watertown Elementary Schools, Mrs. Robertson passed away Aug. 23, 2008 at Lebanon’s University Medical Center following an extended illness.

Longtime sponsor of the Watertown High yearbook, Mrs. Robertson was a member of the Shop Springs Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Watertown High School and earned both her B.S. and Masters Degrees from Middle Tennessee State University.

Services were conducted by Rev. Carl Price, Rev. Brad Brandon and Rev. Sam Parks. Burial was the Jones Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include: son Andy Robertson of Gordonsville, granddaughter Lauren Robertson of Watertown, sister Mary (Jerry) Pritchett of Watertown and brother Doug Harris of Norene.

Also surviving are friends and caregivers Lisa and John Hutchinson of Watertown and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband William Terry Robertson; parents Edgar F. and Callie Mae Harris and brother Eddie Harris.

Pallbearers included: Terry Pritchett, Tony Pritchett, Seth Pritchett, Bobby Harris, Mike Harris and John Harris.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Charles Elmo Kuykendall, 82

LEBANON — Graveside services for Mr. Kuykendall, 82, of Lebanon were held Monday afternoon, August 25 at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Kuykendall passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Murfreesboro where he had lived for five years.

Born May 27, 1926, in Algood, he was the son of the late Charles Thurman and Sally Florence Bilbrey Kuykendall. He was a 1949 graduate of Tennessee Tech with a degree in accounting and served in the U. S. Navy during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theatre.

He was a member of the Algood Church of Christ, the American Legion Post No. 15 in Lebanon, and was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner. Mr. Kuykendall made his home in Algood before becoming disabled and had lived in Lebanon for the past 35 years.

Services were conducted by Brother Frank Batson.

Survivors include: brother, Frank (Bobbie) Kuykendall of Donelson; nephew Ronald Kuykendall of Petaluma, CA; nieces Joan Kuykendall Hurt of Hermitage; Beth Kuykendall Leary of Brentwood and Kathy Peery Gunn of Millbrook, AL.

Also surviving are 10 great nieces and nephews; aunt D. M. Kuykendall of Cookeville; and several cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Peery.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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James Clifford Jackson, 79

LEBANON – Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, August 26 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Jackson, 79, of Lebanon.

Known as "J.C." to his friends and family, the US Navy veteran died Aug. 23, 2008 at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The son of the late Samuel Russell and Clara Mae Jackson, Mr. Jackson was a member of College Grove Church of Christ, a retired truck driver with Roadway, a member of the Al Menah Shrine Temple, member of the American Legion in Donelson Post No. 88, and a 32nd degree Mason.

A Masonic service was held Monday evening at the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. Larry Locke with interment in the Hollis Wright Cemetery.

Survivors include: wife Anna Griffin Jackson of Lebanon; daughter Debbie Moore of Hermitage; step-daughter Polly (Ben) Cook, step-son Spook (Cindy) Spickard, step-daughter Mary Lou Jennings; brother Ralph (Dorothy) Jackson of Murfreesboro; sisters Joyce (Arlis) Anderson and Jean (Jim) Haines; grandchildren Rob Spickard, Eli Spickard, Stroud Cook and Sully Cook.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Jackson is preceded in death by sister Provie Sexton; uncle and aunt Ernest and Alli Bell Jackson. Friends served as pallbearers.

Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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Martha Mires, 68

MT. JULIET – Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 27 at the Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mrs. Mires, 68, of Mt. Juliet.

Known as "Poodle-Doo" to her family and friends, Mrs. Mires passed away August 25, 2008.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Services will be conducted by Brother Darrell Duncan. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: her husband of 50 years Jerry Mires; and children Buddy (Tina) Mires and Pam (Wesley) Neely. Also surviving are brothers-in-law Monty (Kellie) Mires and Eddie Mires; nephews John and Chad Mires; niece Shane Lofton; grandchildren Brooke, Rob and Jenna Neely, Jenny (John) Lamb, and B. J. and Harley Mires.

Mrs. Mires was preceded in death by parents, Robert & Virginia Benson.

Active pallbearers will include: John Mires, Chad Mires, Monty Mires, Eddie Mires, John Lamb, Rob Neely, B. J. Mires and Josh Sloan.

Memorial contributions may be made to Center Chapel Church of Christ, 9500 Central Pike, Mt. Juliet, 37122.

Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.

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Charlie Corder, 81

LEBANON — Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 27 at the JC Hellum Funeral Chapel for Mr. Corder, 81, of Lebanon. He died Aug. 23, 2008 at Lebanon’s University Medical Center.

Family visitation is set for 1 p.m. Services will be conducted by Elder Brewer Hall, Jr., with burial at the Corder Family Cemetery.

Survivors include wife Emma L. Corder; daughters Teresa (Vincent) Joyner of Lebanon, Linda and Faye Corder — both of Nashville; sons Charles Thomas Corder of Nashville and Tony Stewart of Lebanon.

Also surviving are step-daughters Patricia (Will) Rutland and Barbara League— both of Lebanon, Kathy (Ben) Gardenhire of Sparta and Milinda League, Smithville; brother Buford Corder, Lebanon, sisters-in-law Emilie Corder, Christine Corder, Notie Rutland, Dorothy Rutland, Frances Gaines and Helen Abston; brothers-in-law Priest Rutland, Porter Rutland and Lee Ray Rutland; grandchildren Candice, Latoya, Amy, Tila, Chris,C.J. (Carl, Jr.), Jeramy, Aurbrey, Brooklyn, Brystal, Faedra, Veronica, Maurine (Tink) Stewart, Jamaal League, Antonio Stewart and Marvin Stewart; eight great grandchildren as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A special thank you to care giver Noval Richardson.

JC Hellum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Maple Hill Sports Center offers Fit-4-Life program

LEBANON -- Maple Hill Sports Center, 105 Carver Lane, is holding sign-ups for a fun after-school recreation program for elementary children in grades 1-6, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.

Space is limited so please call today. The program (FIT-4-Life) will begin in September and will offers recreational fun that encourages fitness and builds coordination and agility; daily inspirational motivation and positive life skills; fun games and sports training for a variety of different sports.

Brian Gaines, a licensed sports trainer and coach, and owner of “Knowledge of the Game” sports training company, along with other athletes will provide the sports training.

“We just completed our second year in business, and we are excited to take the Sports Center to a new level, and offer a positive youth sports training/recreation program,” said Sports Center owner, Sue Siens.

“Brian Gaines comes highly recommended, and we are so pleased that he will be coordinating the training at our facility.  We have a fun, sports-oriented center with miniature golf, batting cages, aeroball (a trampoline/basketball game), arcade, and an event room.

"Since opening, we’ve had more than 300 birthday parties and group events.  It’s a perfect place for the recreation program".

For sign-ups and more information, call Siens at 557-7838 or email rangekid1@yahoo.com.  To see the facility, visit www.MHSportsCenter.com 
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Cumberland wins season opener 48-38

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY -- Cumberland Universty and Campbellsville staged a track meet of sorts Saturday afternoon as the Bulldogs opened up the 2008 football season with a 48-38 road victory.

Junior quarterback Matt Eads threw for 401 yards and four tuchdowns, two to WR Josh Crouch.

"We weren't sure what we were going to get today," said CU coach Dewayne Alexander. "We had a little letdown in the fourth quarter. We had some things we were disappointed in, but bottom line, we went on the road and came away with a win. I'm awfully proud of our guys."

Temperatures hovered in the mi-90's as both teams went deep into their bench with Campbellsville reeling off an incredible 103 offensive plays. The two teams combined for 1,208 yards -- 526 for the Bulldogs.

Cumberland returns to action next Saturday as they travel to UT-Chattanooga.

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Beech 27, Lebanon 6
BLUE DEVIL KICKOFF CLASSIC

LEBANON -- Three turnovers on Lebanon’s first four offensive snaps ruined an otherwise perfect night for football at the annual Kickoff Classic Thursday night, hosted by the Blue Devil Football Foundation.

Opportunistic Beech converted those mistakes into two early touchdowns and came away with a 27-6 win over LHS in two quarters of play.

Operating out of the Smokestack-I for most of the night, the Bucs played some of their best ball of the preseason.

"I don’t know where that just came from," said Beech head coach David Crabtree.

"We’ve struggled in some of our scrimmages. I hope we can build on this effort next week."

Lebanon was somewhat limited on offense due to holding several players out with minor injuries.

"We did get some things accomplished, even if the score was out of whack," said LHS coach Bobby Brown.

In a bright note, the ninth grade Blue Devils defeated Beech 14-6 as QB Patrick Maynard scored both touchdowns.

The varsity Blue Devils open the season Aug. 29 at home against Gallatin. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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Phillip Michael Roddy, 57

LEBANON – A memorial service was held Thursday evening at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Roddy, 57, of Lebanon. A supervisor at Peterbilt Motors in Madison, Mr. Roddy died at his residence Tuesday, August 19, 2008.

Memorial services were conducted by Walter Smart.

Survivors include: wife, Va-Rissa H. Roddy; son Phillip Michael (April) Roddy, Jr. and daughter Chelsea Roddy – all of Lebanon.

Also surviving is mother Betty P. Roddy and brother Dennis (Unye) Roddy – both of Dayton; granddaughters Bailey Roddy and Ashley Lehew —both of Lebanon.

He is preceded in death by father Paul D. Roddy.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sara Cannon Cancer Center, 250 - 25th Ave. North, Nashville 37203.

Partlow Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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Truman Walter Shahan Sr., 84

LEBANON – Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, August 22 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mr. Shahan, 84, of Lebanon.

Retired from TRW / Ross Gear, Mr. Shahan died August 19, 2008.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Army and Air Force for 18 years.

The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home Friday from 10 a.m. until the funeral.

Services will be conducted by Brother Danny Sellars with interment in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include children Truman (Elizabeth) Shahan, Jr. of Lebanon, Carson Shahan of Georgetown, Frenchie Shahan of Cleveland and Glenda Davis of Lebanon.

Also surviving are sisters Savannah Runyan and twin Gertrude "Perk" Hickman; grandchildren Walter (Rebekah) Shahan, Daniel Shahan, Jennifer (Daniel) Demay of Hartsville, and Rebecca (Lance) Troutt of Hartsville; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by parents Walter Lee and Lula Stinnett Shahan, wife Gladys Shahan, daughter Kay Carver, brothers Elmer Shahan, Freeland Shahan, and Windell Shahan and sisters Virginia Cofer and Linnie Cofer.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.

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Marie C. Buehler, 74

LEBANON – Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 22 at the St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church for Mrs. Buehler, 74, of Hartsville.

Born in Breese, Illinois, she died August 20, 2008 at the Trousdale Medical Center.

Services will be conducted by Father Michael O’Brien. Burial will follow at the National Veterans Cemetery in Madison.

Survivors include: sons Albert (Joann), Paul (Holly) – all of Lebanon, Michael (Gloria) of Watertown and Richard of Gallatin.

Also surviving are brothers Vincent (Mary Ann) Deiters of Highland, Illinois; Edward (Jean) Deiters of Highland, Illinois; sisters Catherine Schrage of Highland, Ill. and Agnes (Paul) Hilmes of Breese, Illinois; a granddaughter and two grandsons.

Mrs. Buehler is preceded in death by her husband Rudolph A. Buehler, three brothers and two sisters. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Wilson County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Glenn Johnson, Jr., 59

LEBANON — A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date for Mr. Williams Glenn Johnson, 59, of Lebanon. A corporate partner with Factory Sales Agency, Inc., he passed away August 18, 2008.

A veteran, he served in the US Army Reserves, initially as a paratrooper and then as a parachute rigger for a period of seven years.

As a civilian, his many achievements were in the lighting field where he planned, along with his partners, the lighting for Ryman Auditorium, Shelby Street Bridge, Demonbreun Street Bridge, Monroe/Carell Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Country Music Hall of Fame, the Convention Center, LP Field, the Sommet Center and many other venues.

His humanitarian works included being a major fundraiser for Special Olympics serving on the Board of Directors, the first Sara Lee Golf Classic, the Nashville Golf Classic and Cumberland Heights where he was honored as Volunteer of the Year.

Survivors include mother Billie Baggett Roney of Hermitage; sister Kendy (Dwight) Staggs of Hermitage; brothers Kevin (Sheron) Johnson of Hendersonville and Bruce (Michele) Johnson of Augusta, GA; step-mother Lucy Johnson of Augusta, GA; many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by father Glenn Johnson Sr., grandparents Willie and Lillie Johnson of Lebanon and Jesse and Clara Baggett of Old Hickory.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Glenn’s favorite charities: Cumberland Heights (8283 River Rd, Nashville TN 37209), Special Olympics of TN Inc. (1900 12th Ave South, Nashville TN 37203), and Able Youth (4316 Prescott Rd, Nashville TN 37204).

Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.

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Teresa Lynn Miller Walker, 39

LEBANON – Ms. Walker of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at Alive Hospice in Nashville. Survivors include: father Jerry (Judy) Miller and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Prowell – all of Lebanon.

Also surviving are sisters Tammy Jane Woods of Chicago, IL; Wendy Miller of Nashville, Sandra E. Buscher of Madison, MS and Glenda Montierth of McKinney, TX; half-sisters Valerie Jeffries of Rogers, AK and Melissa Garcia of Plano, TX; half-brother David Leidy of Plano, TX.

There will be a memorial service will be scheduled for a later date in Allen, Texas where Teresa will be buried by her mother, the late Lois Evon Miller.

In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by her brother Gerald Miller II.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.

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To Camp

I grew up in the suburbs of a big city. Most everyone I knew had an identical looking house in a subdivision. Your house was either a “ranch” or a “colonial”. Every home was surrounded by a big gray concrete sidewalk in the front and a large wooden fence in the back.

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Council nods rezoning, site could include amusement park

By CONNIE ESH

Lebanon City Council passed on second reading an ordinance to rezone 33.74 acres on Tater Peeler Road, from R-2 (medium density residential) and RM-6 (high density multi-family residential) to B-4 (highway business) at Tuesday night’s meeting.

The ordinance said the characteristic uses are retail, restaurant and convenient stores. The B-4 zone it could also be used for an amusement park, an auction house, bowling alleys, nursing homes, a miniature golf course, skating rinks, kennels or a race track.

The Tater Peeler Road area is in fact one of several sites under consideration for the Bible Park if it should be located in Wilson County, according to City Liaison Sue Akins Siens. Others are along I-40 and State Routes 840 and 109, she said.

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Tax sale set Sept. 13

19 PARCELS ON LIST

Wilson County will conduct a delinquent tax sale at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 13 in the Chancery Courtroom at the Wilson County Judicial Center, located at 134 South College Street, Lebanon.

Potential buyers are encouraged to arrive on time to hear about the terms of a tax sale. Back Tax Attorney Bob Rochelle said he will warn that this is a "buyer beware" sale where the buyer takes much more risk than if buying from a Realtor or an individual.

Potential purchasers are encouraged to thoroughly investigate the parcels before the sale.

The county will sell 19 parcels. A list of the parcels slated for sale may be obtained from the Office of the Clerk and Master.

"There may be parcels paid before the sale date. Of course, they will be dropped from the sale," Rochelle said. "Prospective purchasers should make their own inquiry into the state of the title and condition of each parcel."

The sale is part of the continuing effort by Wilson County and the cities of Lebanon and Watertown to reduce the amount of delinquent taxes owed, he added.

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Astronaut Wilmore visits Parker Seals

FORMER MJ FOOTBALL STANDOUT

By TOMMY BRYAN, The Wilson Post

There’s a sign in the break room at Lebanon’s Parker Seals which reads, "We’ve got friends in high places."

One of those high-flying friends popped in for a visit Friday morning – none other than NASA Astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore.

In the fall of 2009 Commander Wilmore expects to be at the controls of a space shuttle mission to the International Space Station – certainly going faster and higher than anyone who grew up on West Wilson County’s Vanderbilt Road.

A 1981 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School and a former Golden Bear football standout, Wilmore was on hand to brief Parker Seals employees on the importance of team work and dedication to excellence.

Parker Seals manufactures rubber which is used for the 23-foot long "o-rings" so vital to the solid rocket boosters used to help launch the space shuttles.

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Meet the 'Dogs event is Saturday

By TOMMY BRYAN, The Wilson Post

LEBANON -- Cumberland University’s football program will stage a "Meet the Bulldogs" event Saturday, Aug. 23 between the hours of 9-11 a.m. at Lindsey Donnell Stadium.

Plans call for the players to be available for autographs, pocket schedules and posters will be distributed and a few free tickets to upcoming games will be awarded.

Third year head coach Dewayne Alexander is hoping the community will recognize his program as "fan friendly".

"We’ve got an outstanding group of young men on this football team, certainly the best since I’ve been here," Alexander said.

"I’d especially like to invite the junior pro, junior high and high school players to come meet these guys Saturday morning."

Cumberland will wrap up serious two-a-day practices today and is scheduled to hold "Picture Day" activities Thursday morning.

A game-type intrasquad scrimmage is on tap for Thursday afternoon followed by two light practices on Friday in helmets, shirts and shorts.

Alexander was particularly pleased with the effort dur-ing Saturday afternoon’s nearly 90 minute scrimmage.

"I was pleased with our concentration and execution," Alexander said.

"We were on our 12th consecutive practice session and I thought our guys were a little leg weary, but they battled through it.

"Our offense didn’t have any bad plays, no bad snaps, no bad exchanges between the quarterbacks and backs.

"Our receivers ran good routes and I thought our offensive play was very physical."

Senior tight end Michael Thrasher pulled in several tough catches.

On the other hand, the Bulldog defense of first-year coordinator Donnie Suber didn’t give up big plays.

"Our defense kept things pretty well bottled up, no busts in the secondary -- well played overall," Alexander said.

Lebanon safety Freddie Hall had a leaping interception of a tipped pass to snuff out a late drive.

CU is set to open its’ 11-game season Saturday, August 30 on the road at conference rival Campbellsville.

Aug. 30 at Campbellsville, KY

Sept. 6 at UT-Chattanooga

Sept. 13 at Georgetown, KY

Sept. 27 at U. of the Cumberlands

Oct. 4 BETHEL COLLEGE*

Oct. 11 at Faulkner, AL

Oct. 18 VIRGINIA-WISE

Oct. 25 at Belhaven, Mississippi

Nov. 1 SHORTER COLLEGE

Nov. 8 KY CHRISTIAN

Nov. 15 LAMBUTH

home games in ALL CAPS

* homecoming

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James Houston Driver, 64

WATERTOWN – Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, August 16 at the Hunter Funeral Home for Mr. Driver, 64, of Watertown.

Born in Smithville and a graduate of Cumberland County High School, Mr. Driver died Aug. 14, 2008 at the St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

A steam fitter, he was a veteran of the US Air Force and a member of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters of America, Local No. 52.

Services were conducted by Jack Stone and Tollie Cantrell with burial at the Poplar Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include: wife Darlene Breeding Driver and children: Deanna (Scott) Jennings, Jimmy (Tracy) Driver – all of Watertown and Brandee (Roger) Beadle of Lebanon.

Also surviving are grandchildren: David (Melanie) Jennings of Lebanon, Sonia Jennings, Reagan Hendrickson, J.T. Driver and Josh Driver – all of Watertown, mother Merle Driver Dorsey of Donelson and sister Glenda (Max) King of Nashville. He is preceded in death by father Thomas Driver.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Willie Frank Seay, 59

PONTIAC, MI – A memorial services was held Saturday, August 16 at the Cobb Funeral Home for Mr. Seay, 59, of Pontiac, Michigan. Formerly of Lebanon, he died Aug. 11, 2008. He was the son of the late Hubbert and Beautie Seay of Lebanon.

Survivors include: wife Gloria Seay, son Stevie Seay and siblings Nancy Seay, Hubert (Patricia) Seay, Wayne Seay and Russell (Deborah) Seay.

Also surviving is mother-in-law Juanita Rhodes, sister-in-law Gale Rhodes, brother-in-law Charles (Cornelia) Robertson, aunt Louise Seay, uncle Claude (Rosa) Seay and a host of other relations.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Seay is preceded in death by daughter Tina Seay Austin and siblings Mary Frances Seay, Pauline Crawford, Sammie Carter, Loretta Owens, Luke, Ben, Buford and Andrew Seay.

Information provided by Disyal Funeral Home, Lebanon.

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Kathleen Thomas McClanahan, 87

NASHVILLE — Graveside services were held Tuesday morning, August 19 at the Woodlawn Cemetery for Mrs. McClanahan, 87, of Lebanon. Born September 27, 1920, in Shreveport, LA, she died Saturday, August 16, 2008, at the Cedars Health Care in Lebanon.

The daughter of the late Monroe and Ella Lee Thomas, she was a homemaker and a Baptist in belief.

Services were conducted by Dr. Ray Cleek.

Survivors include: sons Ron (Kathy) McClanahan of Arrington and Richard "Rick" McClanahan of Cookeville.

She was preceded in death by husband Eugene Douglas McClanahan; and siblings:  Robert, Russell, William, Bud Thomas, Ruby Shane and Betty Gibbs as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon, was in charge of arrangements.

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Janis Lynn Carver, 52

MT. JULIET – Funeral services were conducted Monday morning, August 18 at Rutland Baptist Church for Ms. Carver, 52, of Mt. Juliet. Known as "Lynn" to her family and friends, she died August 15, 2008.

Ms. Carver attended Rutland Baptist Church. A 1974 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School, she attended Tennessee State University.

Services were conducted by the Rev. Stanley E. Southall. Interment followed at Rutland Community Cemetery.

Survivors include: devoted mother Grace Oldham Carver and sisters Jamie (Larry) Brooks and Jackie Carver — all of Mt. Juliet.

Also surviving are: aunts Katherine Garrett of Gallatin, Ruby Lloyd and Sadie (Robert) Majors — both of Nashville, uncles Bob (Carey) Oldham, Curry Oldham and Jim (Margaret) Oldham — all of Gallatin; George Robert Gaines and Johnny (Mary) Gaines — both of Nashville as well as numerous cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Curtis Carver.

Memorials may be made to The Nashville Red Cross Blood Bank, 2201 Charlotte Ave., Nashville 37203 or The American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Ave., Nashville 37203.

Bond Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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Robert Graham, 67

MT. JULIET – Funeral service were held Tuesday morning, August 19 at the Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet for Mr. Graham, 67, of Nashville.

Known as "Bobby" to his family and friends, Mr. Graham passed away August 15, 2008. He was the son of the late William and Robbie Graham.

Services were conducted by Brother Dean Campbell and Bob Hamm. Interment followed at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

Survivors include: his wife of 45 years Ethelene Graham; and children William Clay (Kim) Graham, Tyler Eugene Graham and Bobbie Lea Graham. Also surviving is brother Roy Eugene (Ann) Graham; nephew Chuck (Janie) Waggoner; and grandchildren Joshua Trinity Graham and Denali Rose Graham.

Pallbearers included: Chuck Waggoner, Bruce Hammock, Raymond Martini, Phillip Kennedy, Tommy Inman, Josh Probo, Daniel Sullivan and Bob Hamm.

Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet was in charge of arrangements.

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