Monthly Archives: January 2017

Tech basketball hits road for Tuesday night OVC match-up at Southeast Missouri

Posted on January 9, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team heads back out on the road for a single contest, making the trip west for a Tuesday night match-up at Ohio Valley Conference foe Southeast Missouri at 6:30 p.m. CT.

Tennessee Tech (7-11, 3-0) at Southeast Missouri (6-12, 1-2)

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

6:30 p.m. CT

Show Me Center – Cape Girardeau, Mo.

The Broadcasts

TV: None

Radio: 106.1 The Eagle (Dylan Vazzano)

Webcast: OVC Digital Network

ABOUT SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

Southeast Missouri is in its second season under the direction of head coach Rick Ray.

The Redhawks return just four letterwinners from last year’s squad, including … Read More


Phil Gordon McDonald

Posted on January 9, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Phil Gordon McDonald

1951-2017

Phil Gordon McDonald, 65, of Doyle, passed away Jan. 7, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. McDonald was born Jan. 26, 1951, in White County, to Ernest Gordon “Nappy” McDonald and Misty Rose Harris McDonald.

He was a truck driver and served in the National Guard. He loved NASCAR and music.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean McDonald, of Doyle; daughters, Porsche Lyn ( Joseph Thomas), Michaela Henry (Bryon Howell), all of Sparta; sons, Tucker G. McDonald, of Cookeville, Ruskin Jade McDonald, of Sparta, Byron Shone Henry, of Sparta; grandsons, Kasen Dean Thomas, Gregory Brystin Lee Howell, both of Sparta; mother-in-law and father-in-law, James C. … Read More


Otis Lee Simmons

Posted on January 9, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Otis Lee Simmons, 81, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 7, 2017, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Jan. 11, 2017, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Jan. 11, at the funeral home.

A complete obituary will be available Jan. 10, 2017.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


William Michael Graham

Posted on January 9, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

William Michael Graham, of the Cherry Creek community of White County, passed away Jan. 7, 2017, at Saint Thomas Mid-Town Hospital, in Nashville.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Warriors finish the game on a 11-2 run to get the win

Posted on January 7, 2017 4:04 pm by Andy Southard

With the Warriors trailing by 5 with 5 minutes remaining the Warriors would end the game on an 11-2 run to beat the Dekalb County Tigers 64-60. The Warriors were lead in scoring by Pierce Whited with 27 points and Jared Carter also added 18 points.


Warriors lead Tigers at the half 

Posted on January 7, 2017 4:04 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriors are leading Dekalb County Tigers 33-28 at the half. Leading the Warriors in the first half are Jared Carter with 10 points, Pierce Whited with 9 points and Malik Murray with 8 points.


Warriorettes defeat Dekalb County

Posted on January 7, 2017 3:03 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes took care of business against Dekalb County winning 63-44. Deandra Luna led the way for the Warriorettes with 22 points. Hannah Leftwich also added 19 points.


Warriorettes lead DeKalb County at the half

Posted on January 7, 2017 2:02 pm by Andy Southard

Warriorettes lead Dekalb County High School 32-18 at the half. Deandra Luna led the Warriorettes in scoring in the first half with 11 points. Hannah Leftwich added 9 points also.


Ozrel “Ozzie” E. Holeman

Posted on January 7, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Ozrel “Ozzie” E. Holeman, 91, was called to his heavenly home, on Jan. 6, 2017.

Mr. Holeman was born Nov. 13, 1925.

He was a 1944 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School, in Mt. Vernon, Arkansas. He served his country in World War II, Third Army and European Theatre, 1944-1946. After returning to civilian life, he married and started a family, in 1946, moving to southern Wisconsin.

In the summer of 1954, he, along with his family, moved to Abilene, Texas, where he attended Abilene Christian University. After graduation he returned to southern Wisconsin where he lost his wife in death, in 1959. He and his two young … Read More


Melinda Ann Jeffries

Posted on January 7, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Melinda Ann Jeffries, 39, passed away Dec. 1, 2016, at   Cumberland County Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 14, 1977, in Sommers Point, New Jersey, to Robert Jeffrey Leeds Sr. and Suzanne Kennedy Leeds.

She was preceded in death by her mother and a brother, David James Rauschert .

She is survived by her daughter, Savannah Jeffries; son, Tyler Jeffries; father, Robert (Bob) Leeds Sr.; brothers, Richard W. Rauschert, Robert Leeds Jr., Daniel Leeds, Jeff Leeds, Steven Leeds; and sisters, Suzanne White, Victoria Leeds, Linda Leeds and Deborah Hargett Leeds.

A memorial service will be Jan. 7, 2017, at Sparta Civic Center. No time was provided.

Thurman Funeral


Mrs. Willie Elrod Ashburn

Posted on January 7, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Mrs. Willie Elrod Ashburn, 77, of Baxter, passed away Jan. 6, 2017, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mrs. Ashburn was born June 28, 1939, in Putnam County, to Albert “Alb” Riley and Gladys Effie Hayes Elrod.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Columbus D. Ashburn, on Oct. 27, 1988; and several brothers and sisters.

She attended Rock Castle Church and was an ordained minister. She loved to crochet, cook, sing and make chocolate pies. She loved being with family and friends.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Renee and Rick Qualls, of Cookeville, Peggy Ashburn, of Cookeville; son and daughter-in-law, Albert … Read More


James E. McCormick

Posted on January 7, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

James E. McCormick, 82, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 6, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. McCormick was born Nov. 10, 1934, in Sparta, to Rama Arthur McCormick and Lillie Austin McCormick.

He was retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service and retired from his family business, which he started more than 40 years ago, McCormick Heating and Cooling. He loved talking politics and spending time in the garden on his tractor, but he mostly loved visits from his children and grandchildren.

Mr. McCormick was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Rama Jean McCormick; and twins, Austin Raye and Lena Faye McCormick.

He … Read More


Overton County Patriots meeting

Posted on January 7, 2017 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The Overton County Patriots will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at the Millard Oakley Public Library, in Livingston. The speaker this month will be Pastor Tim McLauchlin from Teen Challenge. The OCP is a non-partisan group that keeps Overton and surrounding counties informed as to what is going on in the community. Come see what we’re all about. Everyone is invited.


Warriors and Warriorettes game vs Dekalb has been moved up

Posted on January 6, 2017 2:02 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriors and Warriorettes game vs. Dekalb County has been moved up. The Warriorettes will play at 2 tomorrow and the Warriors game will follow directly after.


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