Mrs. Bettie Josephine (Rook) Gullion, age 94, of Carrollton, Georgia, entered this life on April 20, 1923, in Vevay, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, James Frederick and Bessie L. (Furnish) Rook. She was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana where she was a 1941 graduate of the Vevay High School. Bettie was united in marriage on August 20, 1945 at the Long Run Baptist Church in Moorefield, Indiana, to the late, Robert W. Gullion and to this union arrived two sons, Mark and John and two daughters, Emily and Linda to bless their home. Bettie and Robert shared nearly 33 years of marriage together until Robert passed away on January 27, 1978. Bettie was a former teller for American Fletcher National Bank in Indianapolis, Indiana, retiring in 1981, after 19 years of service. She was a member of the Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority in Indianapolis, Indiana and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Speedway Post #500. She was of the Methodist faith and was a wonderful homemaker. Bettie resided in Switzerland County, Indianapolis, Indiana and for the past 22 years in Carrollton, Georgia. Bettie passed away at 7:38 a.m., Monday October 2, 2017, at the Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Georgia. Bettie will be deeply missed by her sons, Mark Alan Gullion and his wife: Jeanne of Indianapolis, IN and John Robert Gullion of Indianapolis, IN; her daughters, Emily Jane Pedlow and her husband: Steven of Ellajay, GA and Linda Jo Bohannon and her husband: Rick of Carrollton, GA; her 9-grandchildren; her 16-great-grandchildren; her great-great-grandson; her sister, Helen Marie Lock Nelson and her husband: Darwin of Roswell, New Mexico and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, James Frederick Rook, died April 7, 1945 and Bessie L. (Furnish) Rook, died March 27, 1977; her husband, Robert W. Gullion, died January 27, 1978; her brothers, Billie, Harold and James Raymond “Jake” Rook.Graveside Services will be conducted Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 2:00 pm, at the Vevay Cemetery, 800 East Main Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Private Family Visitation.Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Jackson converted and the home side were now 21-3 ahead and looking good for their bonus point. It duly came with two minutes of the half remaining when flanker Reidy crashed over close-in which Jackson again converted and the half ended with Ulster leading 28-3. It took just seven minutes for Ulster to get their fifth try with Gilroy diving over from Trimble’s pass and Jackson, yet again, landing the conversion this time from a tight angle. The sixth score came four minutes short of the hour when Diack drove over and was awarded the score after some delay and TMO consultation with replacement Humphreys converting. Humphreys then bagged his own try, which he converted, to put Ulster 49-3 ahead. Payne was next which Humphreys again converted but a ninth try eluded Ulster in the final minutes. Ulster produced the bonus point victory they needed from their final European Champions Cup pool game against Oyonnax but must now wait on other results to secure qualification to the knockout stages as one of three best runners-up. Les Kiss’ squad scored eight tries to beat their ragged visitors 56-3 and boost their points differential to plus 60 which may also come into play in the final shakedown. Ulster, who had narrowly beaten Oyonnax in France, put in a huge performance in front of their home crowd with star turns coming from Jared Payne, Luke Marshall, Paddy Jackson and Nick Williams. The home side had their bonus point wrapped up by half-time when they led 28-3 after tries from Rob Herring, Darren Cave, Rory Scholes and Sean Reidy, which were all converted by Jackson. They then racked up another four scores in the second half from Craig Gilroy, Robbie Diack, Ian Humphreys and Payne with Jackson converting one and replacement Humphreys nailing the other three. Ulster opened with clear intent and had a try after only two minutes. After Cave had been high-tackled, near the Oyonnax line, Paul Marshall took a quick tap penalty and from the breakdown stand-in skipper Herring dived over. Jackson converted and Ulster were off 7-0. But Oyonnax came back seven minutes later with a Rory Clegg penalty after Cave was penalised for holding on. Ulster again turned down a kickable penalty shot in the 13th minute to go for the corner only to be penalised for crossing after securing the lineout and the chance was wasted. But the home side made no mistake from their next visit to the Oyonnax 22 and Payne broke and put Cave in for Ulster’s second touchdown. Jackson converted and Ulster now led 14-3. Clegg then missed a 22nd minute penalty chance and Kiss’ men had their third four minutes later when a wonderful pass from Payne released Luke Marshall with Jackson delivering the scoring pass for sub Scholes – who had just come on after Andrew Trimble’s blood injury – who dotted down under the posts with his first touch. Press Association
THIS weekend’s first round of the National Drag Championship is fast approaching and the proverbial warnings are already being sent out.One workshop on the East Bank of Demerara, in particular, is sending strong messages to the faster classes.S&D Performance, with owner/mechanic Shawn Persaud, believes that it has what it takes to cause an upset come this weekend.S&D, who have five cars entered in this weekend, are confident that their machines will be able to retain all their titles and maybe even give the unlimited class a run for their money.Shawn, the 1000ft eight and 10-second champion cars of the GMR&SC Drag Championship 2018 are both housed under the garage with Shawn’s son Damion holding the 10-second title.Apart from the two Caldinas, Persaud’s shop also has included two Mazda RX-7s belonging to Peter Daby as well as Randel Daby’s Toyota Supra.It is unclear what challenges they bring to the Ekanoo/Magnus GTR, recently acquired by Team Mohamed’s Enterprise, but one thing is for sure, the times will be longer.However, the team is confident of putting on a good show, come this weekend.Meanwhile, Chronicle Sport has been able to confirm more than 90% of the newly-constructed launch pad at the South Dakota Circuit.Cars were seen testing on the venue yesterday ahead of Sunday’s meet and the unofficial feedback is one of pleasure.The interest by international competition in drag racing locally is now renewed with the installation of the pad.That, along with the fact that the strip is being extended from 1000ft to 1320ft or a quarter-mile, is also something that the local dragsters are keen on trying.Competition is also expected from Suriname.Ticket prices for fans desirous of witnessing the action will cost $1 000 for adults and $500 for children.The event is sponsored by Mohamed’s Enterprise, BM Soat Auto Sales, Motor Trend Service Centre, Delco Ice Factory, Trans-Pacific Motor Spares, Supreme Ventures, Air Services Limited, PowerLine Auto, Cyril’s Taxi, Omega Brokers, E-Networks, Prem’s Electrical, Miracle Optical, Choke Gas Station and Super Bet, R. Kissoon Contracting Services, Top Brandz Distributors and Hand-in-Hand Insurance.