Monthly Archives: October 2001

Boston Roberts

Posted on October 29, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Boston Roberts, 91, of Walling, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Roberts was born July 6, 1910, in Walling, to Alfred and Hassie Bill Manning Roberts.
He was a farmer.
Roberts was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite Goodson Roberts and son-in-law, Dariel Wayne Humphrey.
Survivors include one son and daughter, Verble and Lucille Roberts of Walling; two daughters and one son-in-law, Elise and Joe Holder of Quebeck and Doris Humphrey of Walling; three grandchildren, Barbara Kay Farley and husband, Larry, Jan Fletcher and husband, John, and Kevin Humphrey; two great grandchildren, Brent Farley and wife, Mylinda and Jason Farley and wife, … CONTINUED


Judith M. Baker

Posted on October 29, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Judith M. Baker, 55, passed away October 24, 2001.
Baker was born August 12, 1946.
She was Executive Senior Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Survivors include her husband, William (Bill) H. Baker; father, Elmer Scott Minnix; sister and brother-in-law, Bill and Jane Parker; and niece and nephew, Bill and Jane Parker.
Memorial services were conducted Saturday, October 27, 2001, at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home. J.V. Lowery and Bobby Colvert officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Stan’s Trailer Sales moves to new location

Posted on October 29, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mike Dickerson
New location
Stan and Marie Jordan have moved their business, Stan’s Trailer Sales to a new location, and the Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce conducted a Red Carpet ceremony October 17 to celebrate. The business has been operating since October 1 of last year, and has now moved to 1011 Smithville Highway. Stan explained he is now sharing the sales lot with Gus Parrish. “We appreciate Gus inviting us to share his space,” Stan said. The new location provides the business with good exposure to the traffic on Highway 70. The couple is also expanding the line to include golf carts and used trucks and autos … CONTINUED


Doil Edward Vick

Posted on October 29, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Doil Edward Vick, 53, of Doyle, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2001.
Vick was born April 7, 1949, in Kentucky, to Jessie Ed and Mildred Lee Vick.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Fraze Vick of Doyle; two sons, Larry Edward Allen and Michael Gene Fraze both of Doyle; one daughter, Katherine Lynn Young of
Sparta; three brothers, Lamon Ray Vick, Ricky Vick, and Jessie Ed Vick, Jr. all of Kentucky; six sisters, Wilma Lee Houle, Irene Vick, Marilyn Boyd, Jeanette Bratcher, Judy Boyd, and Tammy Arnold all of Kentucky; and 10 grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, October 27, 2001, at … CONTINUED


Clara F. Colwell

Posted on October 29, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Clara F. Colwell, 87, of Smithville, passed away Monday, October 22, 2001, at Baptist DeKalb Hospital.
Colwell attended Brethren in Christ Church and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Hessie Elkins Summers; husband, Abe Colwell; five sisters, Martha Summers. Cora Williams, Betty Calhoun, Jean Caldwell, and Lorene Redmon; and one brother, Jack Summers.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and James Dunn of Smithville, Ella Rhea and Tommy Hale of Watertown, and Sandra and Roger Kirby of McMinnville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Len and Brenda Colwell and Austin and Gracie Colwell all of Smithville; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; three … CONTINUED


Judith A. Williams

Posted on October 29, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Judith A. Williams, 45, of Sparta, passed away Friday, October 26, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Williams was born November 19, 1955, in Richmond, Virginia, to Paul Harold McCoy and Sarah Louise Dailey.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Angie Williams and Brandy Williams both of Sparta; one son, Tommy Williams of Sparta; parents, Paul and Sarah McCoy of Athens, Ohio; two brothers, Roger Mitchell of Cutler, Ohio and David McCoy of Athens, Ohio; and one grandson, Will Kirkpatrick of Sparta.
No services were planned.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


J. C. Linder

Posted on October 29, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

J. C. Linder, 71, of Smithville, passed away Friday, October 26, 2001, at St. Thomas Hospital.
Linder attended House of Prayer and had been a Chevron employee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Classie and Flossie Bain Linder.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Stafford Linder of Smithville; four sons, Danny Linder of Texas, Jerry Linder of Lebanon, and David Linder and Roger Linder both of Smithville; five daughters, Joyce Mayo, Lois Ann Page, Zettie Ervin, and Sue Caldwell all of Smithville, and Peggy Coppinger of McMinnville; 31 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; nine brothers, Bill Linder, Buford Linder, and Bobby Linder all of Smithville, Carl Linder and … CONTINUED


Dariel Wayne Humphrey

Posted on October 29, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dariel Wayne Humphrey, 65, of Walling, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at St. Thomas Hospital.
Humphrey was born November 13, 1935, in Tennessee, to Elbert and Ruth Felton Humphrey.
Humphrey was a member of Springhill The Baptist Church of Christ and was retired from Transportation Industries. He had been a farmer and cattleman prior to his death.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Neil Felton Humphrey.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Roberts Humphrey of Walling; one son, Kevin Humphrey of Walling; and parents, Elbert and Ruth Felton Humphrey of Walling.
Services were held Saturday, October 27, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Springhill The Baptist Church … CONTINUED


Lula Ethel Robinson

Posted on October 29, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lula Ethel Robinson, 90, of Sparta, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at Generations of Spencer.
Robinson was born May 12, 1911, in Cumberland County, to Jonce Reeves and Becky Ella Ford Reeves.
She had been employed at the Shirt Factory.
Robinson was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Lewis Robinson and one son, Freddie Talmage Robinson.
Survivors include one daughter, Loretta Elrod of Sparta; two sons, Edward Lewis Robinson and James Kenneth Robinson both of Sparta; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, October 27, 2001, at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with burial in Old Zion Cemetery. Bro.


Erbie Earl Brown

Posted on October 25, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Erbie Earl Brown, 84, of Oregon, formerly of White County, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2001.
Survivors include four sisters, Ruby Brown, Lucille Henry, Willene Brown, and Dorothy Brown all of Sparta and three brothers, Ernest “Runt” Brown and J.B. Brown, both of Sparta, and Charles Brown of Michigan.
No funeral services are planned.
This information is courtesy of Thurman Funeral Home.


William C. England

Posted on October 25, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

William C. England, 64, of Lebanon, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at University Medical Center in Lebanon.
England was born December 12, 1936, in White County, to Carl Andrew England and Aretta Gertrude Stamps England.
He attended the Church of Christ. England served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and was in construction. He was also a member of The American Legion.
England was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife, Faye Wheeler England of Lebanon; mother, Aretta Gertrude England of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and J.D. Johnson of Lebanon; two sons, Andy England of Lebanon and Barry Parker … CONTINUED


Homer G. Austin

Posted on October 25, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Homer G. Austin, 79, of Sanford, Florida, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2001.
Austin was born in Sparta and was a retired automobile mechanic.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Austin of Sanford, Florida; four sons, G. Powell Austin of Sanford, Florida, Douglas Austin of Sparta, Tommy Austin of Wythville, Virginia, and Rick Austin of Knoxville; three daughters, Wanda Sue Williams of Orange City, Florida, Jan Barnett of Leesburg, Florida, and Patty Cook of Sanford, Florida; one brother, Venton Austin of Crossville; one sister, Beulah Johnson of Sparta; 11 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday, October 25, 2001, at 10 a.m. at the chapel of … CONTINUED


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