Monthly Archives: November 2001

NHC Homecare hosts luncheon

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

Kim Swindell Wood
Henrietta Goodwin, Director of Services at NHC Homecare, recently hosted an informal luncheon with several local business people, emergency services personnel and representatives of the community. The luncheon is NHC’s way of saying thank you to everyone in the community for their help throughout the year.


Thomas Merritt Parker Jr.

Posted on November 26, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Thomas Merritt Parker Jr., 38, of Sparta, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001.
Parker was born April 25, 1963, in Sparta, to Thomas Merritt Parker Sr. and Georgina Kimsey Parker.
He was a laborer.
Survivors include one son, Thomas M. Parker III of Sparta; one brother, Richard T. Howard of Newport Beach, Calif. and one sister, Katherine S. Howard of Sparta.
Services were held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Highland Cemetery. Rev. Susan Gardner officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Elmer Eastwood Humphrey

Posted on November 26, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Elmer Eastwood Humphrey, 91, of Stanford, Ky., formerly of Sparta, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at Stanford Nursing Home.
Humphrey was born October 17, 1910, in Sparta, to Amon F. and Lela Mary Johnson Humphrey.
He was a member of The Baptist Church in Walling. Humphrey served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was retired from self-employment as a Tennessee Walking Horse trainer and farmer.
Humphrey was preceded in death by one son, Gaines Moore Humphrey.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Edmonds Humphrey; three children, Hulon Humphrey and Gleason Humphrey both of Winchester, Ky. and Dale E. Humphrey of Stanford, Ky.; one … Read More


Margaret Sue Rigsby

Posted on November 26, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Margaret Sue Rigsby, 58, of Spencer, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at Erlanger Hospital.
Rigsby was born Jan. 29, 1943, in Van Buren County, to Walter Sullivan and Novella Green Sullivan.
She attended the Methodist Church and was retired from Textron Fastening System.
Rigsby was preceded in death by her husband, E.O. Rigsby Jr.; one son, Chris Rigsby; one brother, Alton Sullivan; and one sister, Dora Bell.
Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Phillip and Darlene Rigsby of McMinnville and Wendell Brent Rigsby of Kansas; two brothers, Dan Sullivan and Johnny Sullivan both of Spencer; four sisters, Betty Forsythe, Luedean Martin, Shirley Clendenon and Vella Sellers … Read More


Arrie Christine Miller Cobble

Posted on November 26, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Arrie Christine Miller Cobble, 79, of Sparta, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at White County Community Hospital.
Cobble was born May 6, 1922, in White County, to Aaron Daniels and Zadia Eller Daniels.
She attended the Church of Christ and was a homemaker.
Cobble was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Miller and one son, Riley Miller.
Survivors include two daughters, Marie Sewell of Sparta and Mary B. Smith of Smithville; two sons, Robert Miller and Frank Miller both of Sparta; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Hensley Chapel Church with burial in Young … Read More


George Finley Wilmoth

Posted on November 26, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

George Finley Wilmoth, 80, of Walling, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at White County Community Hospital.
Wilmoth was born Nov. 20, 1921, in Overton County, to William Finley and Nancy Lou Judd Wilmoth.
He was a farmer.
Wilmoth was preceded in death by his parents and three sons, Leonard Wilmoth Sr., William Thomas Wilmoth and Earl Reed Wilmoth.
Survivors include his wife, Cora Bell Luna Wilmoth of Walling; one son, Charles Wilmoth of Sparta; two daughters, Brenda Sue Matheney and Linda Faye Bradley both of Sparta; one brother, Andrew Jackson Wilmoth of Dickinson, Texas; 17 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, … Read More


David Matthew Clouse

Posted on November 12, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

David Matthew Clouse, 34, of Sparta, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2001, at White County Community Hospital.
Carr was born February 14, 1967, in White
County, to David and Carolyn Rollins Carr.
He was logistics manager with Tri-State Distributors.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tommie Rollins and Roy R. and Mary Bell Carr.
Survivors include his wife, Ginger Ruth Carr of Sparta; one daughter, Erica Noelle Carr of Sparta; parents, David and Carolyn Carr of Sparta; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Lynn Carr of Fayetteville and Greg and Susan Carr of Mooresville, N.C.; and grandmother, Martha Rollins of Sparta.
Services were held Sunday, November … Read More


Eula Claudine Clouse Cassel

Posted on November 12, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Eula Claudine Clouse Cassel, 62, of Summertown, passed Wednesday, November 7, 2001, at Maury Regional Hospital.
Cassel was a native of Sparta and the daughter of Claude and Eula Henry Clouse.
She was retired from General Motors.
Cassel was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, J. L. Cassel of Summertown; two sons, Gregory Cassel of Canton, Mich. and Jerry Lynn Cassel of Belleville, Mich.; two daughters, Teresa Nadolski and Cassandra Cassel both of Westland, Mich.; two brothers, Charles Clouse and Truman Clouse both of Sparta; two sisters, Retha Hunter of Cookeville and Netta Mullican of Sparta; and six grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, November … Read More


Herbert Earl Clouse

Posted on November 12, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Herbert Earl Clouse, 73, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2001.
Clouse was born September 25, 1928, in Cookeville.
He was a driver for Johnston Catering in Ohio.
Clouse was preceded in death by Rolus Bevy and Pearlie Lee Finley Clouse.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Michael E. and Dee Clouse of Fla.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Melody and Larry Barnett of Ark., Kitten and Phillip Dillon of Dayton, Ohio, and Darlene and Jose Chapa of Clayton, Ohio; one brother, Obey Gene Clouse of Cookeville; three sisters, Nancy Kathleen Flatt, Waunette Perry and Isabel Conley all of Cookeville; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
Services … Read More


Bill L. England

Posted on November 12, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bill L. England, 74, of Sparta, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001.
England was born April 14, 1927.
He attended Bear Cove Baptist Church and served in World War II in the United States Air Force.
England was a buyer for Mallory.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Helen England of Sparta; three sons, Chuck England of Ill. and Ed and JoAnn and England and Tom England all of Sparta; two grandchildren, Angie and Matt; and one brother, Richard England of Ill.
Services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at 3 p.m. at Bear Cove Baptist Church with burial in Oaklawn … Read More


Lionel Harvey Wesgate

Posted on November 12, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lionel Harvey Wesgate, 74, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2001, at Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas.
Wesgate was born June 13, 1927, in Canada to Reginald Rymal Wesgate and Ellen Mae Cameron Wesgate.
He was in the retail business.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Wesgate of Franklin; four daughters, Melissa Tokarski of Hamilton-Ontario, Canada; Brenda West of Franklin, Paula Cook of Brentwood and Susan Urquhart of Anniston, Ala.; three sons, Lionel “Chip” Wesgate, Jr. and Mark Wesgate both of Hamilton-Ontario, Canada, and Sean Cameron Wesgate of Las Vegas; two brothers, Murray Wesgate of Las Vegas and Reggie Rymal of La Habra, Calif.; one sister, Evelyn … Read More


Timothy Goodson

Posted on November 5, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Timothy Goodson, 44, of Sparta, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2001.
Goodson was born September 21, 1957, in White County, to Fred Hillis Goodson and Rose Ellen Caldwell Goodson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Janine Goodson of Sparta; one son, Braxton Hillis Goodson of Sparta; two step daughters, Amber Denton and Shasta Pinegar both of Sparta;
two brothers, Tommy Goodson of Anderson, Ind. and Fred Leon Goodson of Sparta; four sisters, June Howell of Garland, Texas,
Barbara Roberts of Chesterfield, Ind.,
Mattie Patricia Parks of Liberty and Helen Mae Lack of Sparta; and one step grandson, Sebastian Matthew Tyler Denton.
Graveside … Read More


Arthur Miller Cummings

Posted on November 5, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Arthur Miller Cummings, 90, McMinnville, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2001.
Cummings was born October 30, 1911, in Warren County, to Homer Cummings and Arrie Mitchell.
He attended Way of the Cross Baptist Church.
Cummings was a retired truck driver with the State Highway Department in Van Buren County.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Treva Cummings; one son, Gerstil Leon Cummings; one grandson, Lawton Brown, Jr.; two granddaughters, Brenda and Belinda Howell; and one brother, Clifford Cummings.
Survivors include his wife, Lodemia McCoy Cummings of McMinnville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Stella and Lawton Brown of McMinnville and Reba Hale of Doyle; four grandchildren, … Read More


Isaac Elbert Madewell

Posted on November 5, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Isaac Elbert Madewell, 83, of Spencer, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2001.
Madewell was born November 12, 1918, in Van Buren County, to James Madewell and Srilda Yates Madewell.
He attended Clark’s Chapel Church of God in Spencer and had been employed at Spencer Shirt Factory for 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Madewell of Spencer; one daughter, Maxine Jones of McMinnville; two sons, Ray Madewell and Eugene Madewell both of Spencer; one sister, Mary Katherine Brock of Spencer; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and three step great grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday, November 4, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home with burial … Read More


Matilda Walker Mills

Posted on November 5, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Matilda Walker Mills, 104, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, October 22, 2001.
Walker was the last of 13 children of Charlie and Cynthia Bowman Walker of Overton County.
She was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church and the Bethany Sunday School Class. Walker was a resident of Chattanooga for 78 years and retired from Miller Bro. company as a fur restylist. She continued her work at home past her 100th birthday.
Walker was preceded in death by her husband, Bertis Leo Mills, Sr. and two sons, Cecil Ray Mills and Charles Douglas Mills.
Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Groner and Ruth Land; one son, Bertis Leo Mills, Jr. … Read More


James Ray Rice

Posted on November 5, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Ray Rice, 50, of Cookeville, passed away Monday, October 29, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Rice was born October 2, 1951, in White County.
He was the son of Reba Montgomery of Cookeville and the late James Rice.
Rice was a pipeline construction employee.
Survivors include his mother and step father, Reba and Bill Montgomery; four sons, James Otis, Jacob Michael and Jared Edward Rice all of Cookeville and Jason Rice of Algood; two daughters, Rachel Nicole Rice of Cookeville and Maggie Jo Rice of Germantown; four brothers, William and Richard Rice both of Baxter, Anthony Rice of Memphis and Johnny Montgomery of
Texas; three sisters, … Read More


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