Monthly Archives: December 2001

Sidney A. “Sid” Stacy Sr.

Posted on December 3, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sidney A. “Sid” Stacy Sr. of Painesville, Ohio, passed away Nov. 26, 2001.
He attended the Painesville Assembly of God Church where he played the organ and was a former deacon. Stacy enjoyed gospel music and was a pianist for a gospel quartet for 15 years.
Stacy was preceded in death by his parents, Lester Porter and Georgia Bell Stacy; one sister, Darrell Dee Guttschalk; and one brother, Estelle Kewsen Stacy.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Stacy; children and their spouses, Faye and Larry Harpster of Concord, Ohio, Sidney Stacy Jr. and Kristin Stacy of Painesville, Ohio, William Paul and Edie Stacy of Asheville, N.C., Karen and Mark … CONTINUED


Margie Lee Billings

Posted on December 3, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Margie Lee Billings, 93, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 30, 2001, at White County Community Hospital.
Billings was born Aug. 16, 1908, in Graceson, Va., to Benjamin and Mazie Phipps Halesy.
She was a homemaker.
Billings was preceded in death by her husband, Conley A. Billings.
Survivors include three daughters, Carrie Jones, Retha Dixon and Evelyn Wagoner all of Sparta; one sister, Ada Halsey of Sparta, N.C.; 30 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
Services were held at 1 p.m., Dec. 8, at the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Highland Cemetery. Eugene Lawson officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Doris Martha Watkins

Posted on December 3, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Doris Martha Watkins, 91, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 21, 2001, at White County Community Hospital.
Watkins was born March 17, 1910, in Pickett County, to Benjamin Harrison and Mattie Robins Harrison.
She was a retired school teacher.
Watkins was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Quinn Harrison.
Survivors include one daughter, Joan Johnson and one sister-in-law, Thelma Watkins of Somerset, Ky.
Graveside services were held at 9 a.m., Nov. 22, 2001, at Elrod Cemetery. Bro. Don Johnson officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Patricia Jo Stacy

Posted on December 3, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Patricia Jo Stacy, 44, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 25, 2001, at Vanderbilt Hospital.
Stacy was born July 1, 1957, in Painesville, Ohio.
She was a housekeeper.
Stacy was preceded in death by her father, Estelle K. Stacy.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Alissa and Chris Clark of Doyle; mother and step father, Geneva and John Judkins of Sparta; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda S. and Al Winfield of Madison, Ohio, Carolyn and Bob Polana of Madison, Ohio, and Sandy and Herminio Antonetti of Painesville, Ohio; one brother
and sister-in-law, Kevin and Brooke Stacy of Buffalo Valley; two grandchildren, Christen Clark and Trenton Clark; and several nieces … CONTINUED


Rubye Jewell Wright

Posted on December 3, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Rubye Jewell Wright, 69, of Doyle, passed away Nov. 26, 2001.
Wright was born March 27, 1932, in Tennessee, to Charlie Theodore Clouse and Laura Young Clouse.
She had been employed at the Shirt Factory.
Wright was preceded in death by her husband, Buryl Houston Wright.
Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Donna and Robert Breeding of Shelbyville and Sandy Jordan of Doyle; one son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Peggy Robbins of Sparta; two sisters, June Lowery and Joyce Howell both of Sparta; five grandchildren, Jennifer Delffs, Rebecca Reed, Ashley Smith, Joey Young and Laura Robbins; two great grandchildren, Joshua Reed and Matthew Reed; and one sister-in-law, … CONTINUED


Fredna Jewell Dewett

Posted on December 3, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Fredna Jewell Dewett, 64, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 1, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Dewett was born Sept. 27, 1937, in Coleman, Texas, to Fredd and Hazel Hallmark Jewell.
She was a retired secretary.
Dewett was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Lee Dewett; one son, Lewis Lee Dewett Jr. and her parents.
Survivors include two sons, Tony Dewett of Sparta and Vance Dewett of Baycliff, Texas; two daughters, Geneva Holsto f Sparta and Rosetta Stevenson of Splendora, Texas; one sister, Toni Tuttle of Splendora, Texas; 15 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Dec. 6, 2001, at Brookside Funeral … CONTINUED


Glin Dallas Emerton

Posted on December 3, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Glin Dallas Emerton, 70, of Indianapolis, Ind., passed away Nov. 27, 2001.
Emerton was born July 14, 1931, in Celina, to Joe and Linnie Goolsby Emerton.
He served in the United States Air Force. Emerton was retired from Conrail after serving as customer service representative for 28 years. He taught school for two years in Clay County and also served as principal for four years. Emerton played football for Western Kentucky and graduated from Tennessee Technological University.
Emerton was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Richard Keith Emerton;
three sisters, Rose Copeland, Elsa Hampton and Thelma Jo Emerton; and one brother, Howard Willis Emerton.
Survivors include … CONTINUED


Shirley Ellen Boyd

Posted on December 3, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Shirley Ellen Boyd, 66, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 30, 2001, at White County Community Hospital.
Boyd was born Nov. 12, 1935, in Elkridge, W. Va., to William Howard Oney and Bertie Ellen Collins.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Samuel Peter Boyd.
Survivors include five daughters and three sons-in-law, Sharon and Steve Kelley and Pat and Donnie Woolridge all of Sparta and Rose Prince and Debbie and Carter Prince all of Alliance, Ohio; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Faye Boyd of Hendersonville; 15 grandchildren, Samantha Kelly, Rebecca Kelly and Emily Kelly all of Sparta, Julie Marconi, Justin … CONTINUED


Pamela Faye “Pam” Wilson

Posted on December 3, 2001 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Pamela Faye “Pam” Wilson, 38, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 29, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Wilson was born May 30, 1963, in White County, to Jimmy Dodson and Dola Jean Bennett Dodson.
She attended East Sparta Church of God. Wilson was a cashier at Kroger.
Survivors include her husband, Tim Wilson of Sparta; parents, Jimmy and Dola Dodson of Sparta; one brother, Edward S. Dodson of Cookeville; one sister, Paula Henry of Sparta; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dorothy and David Wilson.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Dec. 2, 2001, at East Sparta Church of God with burial in Old New Hope Cemetery. Bro. Jerry Barnwell … CONTINUED


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