Kinda old to be using a commercial w/b, but who knows. Local woman dies after freak mowing mishap By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer Published Sunday, September 10, 2006 6:00 AM EDT A local woman died late Friday morning after a freak accident involving a lawnmower. Shirley Torbett, 70, died from a severe cut to one of her legs, according to officials with Bradley County Sheriff's Office. A call for help was received shortly after 11 a.m. Friday. Emergency first responders with Bradley County Emergency Medical Service and the BCSO rushed to the scene on Crawford Drive. Torbett was reportedly mowing a neighbor's yard with a large industrial walk-behind lawnmower when the accident occurred. LifeForce helicopter landed at Wal-Mart South as paramedics worked to save the woman's life. The victim suffered a significant loss of blood due to the wound and passed away before she could be airlifted, according to reports. She is survived by her husband of 52 years James Bill Torbett of Cleveland; children Mickey Torbett of Cleveland, Tim Torbett and Kevin Torbett, both of Murfreesboro; four grandchildren: Jason Rogers of Cleveland, Amanda Torbett of Cleveland, Will Torbett and Justin Torbett, both of Murfreesboro; four sisters and five brothers. Her funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Hicks officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Cemetery.