Monthly Archives: February 2002

Lillie Mae Simmons

Posted on February 4, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lillie Mae Simmons, 93, passed away Feb. 2, 2002, at St. Thomas Hospital.
Simmons was born Sept. 17, 1908, in Putnam County, to George Henry and Mona Belle Smith Henry.
She attended Spencer Church of Christ. Simmons was a retired furniture dealer and a member of VFW Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Simmons Sr.; one son, Joe Simmons Jr.; three sisters; and two brothers.
Survivors include one daughter, Dorotha Page of Spencer; four grandchildren, Ann Brady of Huntsville, Ala, Joe L. Simmons and Renee Soldwedel both of Dunlap and Ricky Simmons of Palmer; eight grandchildren, Michelle Burleson, Andrea Lusk, Joe Brandon Simmons, Jennifer … CONTINUED


Robert Dalton Davis

Posted on February 4, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Robert Dalton Davis, 84, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 1, 2002, at Baptist DeKalb Hospital in Smithville.
Davis was born Nov. 19, 1917, in Sparta, to Riley Dalton and Effie Ann Terry Davis.
He had been employed by McDonnell-Douglas.
Davis was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Daniels Davis and his parents.
Survivors include two sisters, Nancy D. Davis of Savannah, Ga. and Betty D. Bunch of Birmingham, Ala.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Feb. 4, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Highland Cemetery. Don Burns will officiate.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Elza C. Spivey

Posted on February 4, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Elza C. Spivey, 73, of Springfield, formerly of Sparta, passed away Jan. 28, 2002.
Spivey was born Feb. 25, 1928, in Jackson County, to Bedford Spivey and Littie Rosette Emerton Spivey.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Spivey was a retired brick layer.
Spivey was preceded in death by his mother; two daughters, Mary Cynthia and Janet Faye Spivey; his wife, Mary Alice Williams Spivey; and one son, Billy D. Spivey.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Hauskins of Springfield; four daughters, Barbara J. Arney of Gastonia, N.C., Shirley Ann Draughn and Katherine Richie both of Ravenscroft and Rita Rosettia Parrish of Midland N.C.; three … CONTINUED


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