Cheryl E. Petty, 67

first_imgCheryl E. Petty, 67 formerly of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 at the Columbus Regional Hospital after her battle with COVID-19. Cheryl was born on April 2, 1953 in Greensburg, the daughter of James Thomas and Marjorie Frances (Headlee) Bennett. She married Marvin JR Petty on June 20, 1970 at the First Baptist Church in Greensburg and he preceded her in death on July 3, 1999.Survivors include her daughter Sherri Petty of Central City, Nebraska; her son Bryan (Suzie) Petty of Westport; her sister – Tammi (Wade) Ryle of Greensburg; three grandchildren – Sydney Petty, Trenton Petty and Bennett Petty. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.Cheryl had many health problems throughout her life, but did work for DSI after her husband passed away as a support staff, which brought her much joy. She loved all animals, especially her dogs and cats.A private burial will be held at South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Columbus Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, 2100 Midway Street Columbus, IN 47201. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.last_img read more

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McIlroy on the charge in Ohio

first_img Press Association Torrential rain which forced play to be suspended earlier in the day meant the Ryder Cup team-mates did not tee off until 3:20pm local time at Firestone Country Club, 75 minutes later than scheduled. But McIlroy wasted no time in reducing a three-shot deficit to just a single stroke with birdies on the first two holes as he sought the victory which could see him reclaim the world number one spot for the first time since March 2013. The Open champion pulled his opening drive into the rough but had a gap through the trees and hit a superb low pitch to three feet, while Garcia had to settle for a par by two-putting from long range. McIlroy then two-putted from long range on the par-five second for another birdie as Garcia missed from six feet, and there was already plenty of evidence that the rain-softened course was vulnerable to low scoring. Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson had charged through the field with an eight-under-par 62 which featured 10 birdies and two bogeys, the left-hander having been disgusted with his opening three rounds. “I don’t know what to say, it kind of came out of nowhere,” Mickelson said after finishing five under for the tournament. “The first two rounds really threw me for a loop. I have been struggling getting my short irons close and today they were right on. “I made a lot of birdies and it was nice. Today was a big day to give me a lot of confidence and momentum heading into the US PGA next week.” England’s Lee Westwood had also found some welcome form after four consecutive missed cuts, the 41-year-old carding a flawless 63 that did not go unnoticed by watching Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley. “If you look at the one pillar that has been consistent throughout the Ryder Cup success we have had since the 90s it has been Lee Westwood but you want to see Lee in form,” McGinley said on Sky Sports 4. “He is not going to get in on his reputation alone. He needs some form, he knows that and it’s good to see him playing well today.” Westwood is currently outside the automatic Ryder Cup qualifying places. center_img Rory McIlroy quickly made major inroads into Sergio Garcia’s lead when the final pair belatedly began their closing rounds in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday.last_img read more

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Lakers have just enough to beat Sacramento

first_imgThe Lakers (20-39) shot themselves over the hump. They made a franchise-record 19 3-pointers and missed only eight times from distance.Farmar made 8 of 10 3-point shots, Jodie Meeks (22 points) went 8 of 8 from the field, MarShon Brooks added 23 off the bench, and Pau Gasol scored 22. It was the first time the Lakers had four players reach the 20-point mark in a game since 1998, when Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Eddie Jones and Nick Van Exel did it.The Lakers trailed by 11 at halftime, then completely ruined their reputation as a terrible third-quarter team. They made 14 of 19 shots, including 9 of 12 from the 3-point line, scored 41 points and had three players hit double figures for the period — Meeks (12), Farmar (11) and Brooks (10).Brooks tied the score at 105-105 with a 3-pointer early in the fourth, then Farmar broke the tie with a 3-pointer and the Lakers had the lead for good. They scored 72 points in the second half, when they hit 14 of 18 3-point tries.The Lakers had 35 assists on their 48 baskets. At stake was the worst in the West, and that might not be such a bad thing considering that NBA Draft lottery and all.The Lakers were having none of it against Sacramento on Friday at Staples. What they got was a little sweeter than what they’ve been experiencing most of the season.They began a 3-point barrage in the third quarter, and led by Jordan Farmar’s career-high 30 points, the Lakers scored a 126-122 victory over the Kings.“They need some sugar every once in a while and this is sugar,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said. “They’ve been playing hard but they haven’t been getting over the hump and we’ve had problems, obviously. They came through.” “We shared it pretty well, didn’t we?” Brooks said. “Basketball is a lot easier than we make it sometimes, but we’ve just got to take the shot that’s there and today they just happened to fall for us.“(Farmar) always could shoot it. That’s one thing about him, he got hot today but he always could shoot it. Jordan can definitely shoot the ball with the best of him. And he’s real smart.”Rudy Gay scored 32 to lead Sacramento (20-38), which played without DeMarcus Cousins (one-game suspension by the NBA). Derrick Williams and Isaiah Thomas each had 26.“I knew that we would be able to get anything we wanted on offense because they don’t defend either, but this was two bad defensive teams playing basketball tonight,” Kings coach Michael Malone said.As the Lakers roster thinned during a long season, so did the endurance of the players charged to find their way. Currently, rookie Ryan Kelly and second-year guard Kendall Marshall have run into trouble after flashes of brilliance.Has Marshall hit the wall after 31 games?“It might have been a Mack truck,” D’Antoni quipped. “It’s just normal. They scout you, they get into you, now he’ll have to adjust his game and get it back. You lose a little confidence, but he’ll find it.”Marshall missed his only two shots against the Kings but had 10 assists, but Farmar played the entire fourth quarter at point guard.Marshall began to tail off around the time the Lakers traded guard Steve Blake to Golden State for MarShon Brooks and Kent Bazemore.“That’s what happens,” D’Antoni said. “You never know how it affects other people and it takes a while to sort it out. It takes a while for these guys to learn how to play our system and to play without thinking. “Right now, they’re thinking a lot and hesitating, that makes you slow and you can’t play basketball without reacting. There are going to be some tough times until they get it.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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