TVCC Sports Notes: National softball tournament qualifiers

By Benny Rogers/TVCC Sports Information

Here are the schools having already qualified for the 2013 NJCAA National Softball Tournament May 15-18 in St. George, Utah:

  • Pima Community College, Ari. (46-17)
  • Odessa College (46-19)
  • Weatherford College (48-6)
  • Walters State Community College, Tenn. (38-7)
  • Santa Fe College, Fla (42-16)
  • Chipola College, Fla (43-9)
  • Pitt Community College, N.C. (28-13)
  • Paris Junior College (36-17)
  • Trinity Valley Community College (33-25)
  • Georgia Perimeter College (21-14)

The remaining six spots in the 16-team, double-elimination tournament will be filled by the end of the week.

Tournament seedings and pairings will be announced Sunday.

All tournament games will be webcast online here.

PWC donation

IMG_3727 (1)The Pinnacle Women’s Club recently made a $1,000 donation to the Christian Life Center Food Pantry. The pantry’s mission is to help families in the community with food and hygiene items. They also share employment opportunities with the unemployed as well as resource information from other agencies. The PWC is proud to provide support for this worthy effort. Pictured are Juanita Franklin (left) Director of Christian Life Center Food Pantry and Daryl Daniels, PWC President. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Obituary: Willadean Hooper

Services for Willadean Hooper, 85, of Eustace are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday May 6, 2013 at Eubank Funeral Chapel with Bro. Steve Glosup and Bro. David Harkins officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.

Burial will be in Baker Cemetery, Henderson County.

She passed away May 3, 2013 in Plano.

Mrs. Hooper was born June 21, 1927 in Walnut Springs to Robert Candler and Edna Davis Pennington.

Willadean was Baptist by faith and a member of the China Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing lead steel guitar. She was a great cook and she took great pride in her yard and flower beds. She was married 48 years to her husband, Clyde before his death in 1995.

Surviving are son, Mick Hooper of Arlington; brother, Bob and Hazel Pennington of Canton; brother, R. C. Pennington, Jr. of Canton; grandson, William Travis and Leisa Hooper of Grand Rapids, Mich.; granddaughter, Tracy White of Graham; five great-grandchildren, Cassie, Christian, Caitlyn Riley and Taylor.

Willadean was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Clyde Hooper; sister-in-law, Billie Ann Pennington; sister, Wilma Gean Pennington.

Family will receive friends Monday 9-10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Obituary: Sam DuBose

Sam DuBoseServices for Sam DuBose, 64, of Mabank, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday May 6, 2013 at Eubank Chapel with Pastor Mike Roberson, Bro. Ronnie Daniell officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.

Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery, Mabank.

He passed away May 3, 2013 in Dallas.

Mr. DuBose was born March 1, 1949 in Dallas to Joel and Imodene Gore DuBose.

Sam was a member of the First Baptist Church of Canton and a former member of Elm Grove Church. He grew up in Grand Prairie where he graduated and attended Dallas Baptist College. He loved baseball, Elvis, fishing and his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Nancy DuBose of Mabank; daughter, Angela DuBose of Mabank; daughter, Jana and Steven Taylor of Ben Wheeler; granddaughters, Samantha and Julianna Taylor of Ben Wheeler; sister, Sharon and Kirk Evans of Wills Point; sister, Sherrie Furguson of Grand Prairie; sister, Sarah Tucker and Eddie Ashford of Grand Prairie; aunt, Helen Hannah of The Colony; Bro-in-Heart, Jerry Lambert of Okla.;  a host of in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins nieces, nephews and friends.

Joel was preceded in death by his father, Joel DuBose; mother, Imodene DuBose; in-laws, Lewis and Aileen Gray.

Pallbearers are Ken Collins, Aaron Evans, Chris Evans, T J Gray, Guy Taylor, Issac Horton, Terry Kennedy, Jerry Lambert, Merritt Shephard, and Bobby Williams. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Crawford, Sears Line Hual, Wal-Mart Drivers-Palestine, Victory Sunday School Class-FB Canton.

Family will receive friends Sunday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Lokemia Lymphoma Society 1200 Summit Ave., Ft. Worth, TX 76102.

Obituary: Lenora Faulkner

Service for Lenora Faulkner, 71, of Tool will be held Monday, 2 p.m. May 6, 2013 at Huckabee Tomlinson Funeral Home Seven Points with Bro. Floyd Loven officiating. Lenora was born in Wichita Falls to William Scott and Viola (Heard) Fretwell, October 24, 1941 and died in Tool May 2, 2013.

She was a beautician by trade and worked in Seven Points for several years.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by daughters, Jennifer Ross and Joanna and husband Laney Paslay; sons Lynn Henry Toth and wife Maria, Samuel Frank Faulkner and wife Susan; five grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild.

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