Monthly Archives: April 2002

WCHS to premiere Hello, Dolly! this week

Posted on April 29, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Emily Moorehead
Hello, Dolly! based on the Thornton Wilder play, The Matchmaker, opens at White County High School (WCHS) with a special dinner theater performance on May 2, and regular theater performances on May 3 and May 4.
“The students learn a lot during the play,” said Sandy Lewis, WCHS theater teacher.
“They learn how to cut out patterns; they learn to sew; they’ve designed a lot of the set pieces.
This is really, truly a fine arts department project.”
Lewis said Ed Howell (WCHS art director), Sean Powell (WCHS band director) and David Schroeder (WCHS music and vocals coach) had also lent tremendous guidance to the students … Read More


Anna Louise Baker Brady

Posted on April 29, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Anna Louise Baker Brady, 63, of Sparta, passed away April 26, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Brady was born Aug. 21, 1938, in White County, to Horace Wesley Baker and Clustie Elizabeth Brown Baker.
She was a secretary with Tenn-Meter.
Brady was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Raymond Brady.
Survivors include two step sons, Ernest P. Brady of Nashville and Steve W. Brady of Cumberland Furnace; two brothers, Raymond Baker and Jake Baker both of Sparta; two step grandchildren, Greg and Christy Brady; four step great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 11 a.m., April 26, 2002, at Thurman … Read More


Motorcycle accident sends Myers to Erlanger

Posted on April 29, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dawn Bailey
A motorcycle accident sent Jeff Myers, 48, of Sparta, to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga on Sunday. As of this morning, authorities said Myers was placed in a regular patient room and was listed in fair condition.
Sgt. Ben Prichard of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said Myers was traveling northbound on Highway 136 on a 1970 Harley Davidson. At approximately 2:05 p.m., Myers was near mile marker 9 when he was involved in an accident. According to the report, he was traveling on a wet roadway, started into a curve and lost control of the motorcycle. Myers fell from the motorcycle, landing in a barbed wire … Read More


Cardiopulmonary services close at hand

Posted on April 29, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Emily Moorehead
“Scott and Vince are very professional, are good in their field, and they make it an enjoyable experience every time I come here,” said George Carroll of the services provided by Upper Cumberland Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics Services (UCCDS).
Carroll takes part in an exercise program at UCCDS, and was recommended to the firm by local doctor, Chad Griffin.
Carroll said he didn’t really know what to expect, and he was pleasantly surprised with all aspects of UCCDS.
“I would recommend anyone interested in this type of therapy to visit Vince and Scott,” he said.
Scott Acuff, RN, and Vincent Gamble, CRT, RRT, together with Dr. Jeffry Belknap … Read More


Warrior baseball loses another close one

Posted on April 29, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Linda Faye Bumbalough

Posted on April 29, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Linda Faye Bumbalough, 56, of Murfreesboro, formerly of White County, passed away April 27, 2002, at Middle Tenn. Medical Center.
Bumbalough was born July 23, 1945, to Ernest Writtenberry Sr. and Irene Flatt Writtenberry Whitaker.
She attended Cason Lane Church of Christ and was a realtor with Bob Parks Realty Co.
Survivors include her husband, Hershel Bumbalough of Murfreesboro; one daughter, Donna bond of Murfreesboro; four brothers, Donald Lee Rittenberry of Bossier City, La, Ernest Writtenberry of Rockvale and Clifford Writtenberry and Franklin Writtenberry both of Murfreesboro; two sisters, Pat Crawford of Murfreesboro and Reba Young of Sparta; and one grandchild, Dallas Hurst.
Services will be held at … Read More


Cummings feels blessed as survivor of colon cancer

Posted on April 29, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
There are many words in the English language that are associated with fear, but the one that casts the greatest feeling of uncertainty and alarm is cancer.
In 1985, Billy Cummings was 31 years old when he was diagnosed with colon cancer and told he had only a 40 percent chance of survival. “I had never had any symptoms,” said Cummings. “I developed a severe case of diarrhea that lasted about three or four weeks. I was just about worn out by then, so I went to the doctor.”
Cummings’ physician recommended more extensive tests and he went to Smithville. “They suspected something was wrong, … Read More


Debra Cheryl Seals

Posted on April 29, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Debra Cheryl Seals, 46, of Morrison, passed away April 25, 2002, at St. Thomas Hospital.
Seals was born Oct. 7, 1955, in Sequatchie County, to John Tucker and Ava Lee Hatfield Fults.
She was of the Baptist denomination.
Seals was preceded in death by her father; one nephew, Terry Burks, one great nephew, T.J. Burks; one great niece, Chelsie Smith; and special mother-in-law, Mary Sue Seals.
Survivors include her husband, Samuel Seals of Morrison; her mother, Ava Lee Fults of Dunlap; one daughter and son-in-law, Kristi and Jacob Lynch of McMinnville; one sister, Lois Burks of Spencer; two brothers, Jerry Tucker and Randy Tucker both of Dunlap; two … Read More


Irene Roberts Howell

Posted on April 29, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Irene Roberts Howell, 82, of Sparta, passed away April 25, 2002, at Southern Hills Hospital in Nashville.
Howell was born April 16, 1920, in White County, to Virgel and Dissie Etta Smith Roberts.
She was a factory worker.
Howell was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Thelma Irene Jones; and one son, Charles Wendell Johnson.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Sorrell of Sparta; six grandchildren, Ruby Irene Vanetta, Charles Wendell Johnson, Richard Wendell Fuson and Michael Jones all of Sparta, Barbara Sue Palmer of Nashville and Renee Moore of McMinnville; 12 great grandchildren; and one sister, Vera Johnson of Sparta.
Services were held at 2 p.m., … Read More


Martha L. Adkins

Posted on April 29, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Martha L. Adkins, 83, of Akron, Ohio, passed away April 23, 2002.
Adkins was a member of Akron Baptist Temple.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee A. Adkins; three brothers; and two sisters.
Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Ringeis of Uniontown, Ohio and Jenette Blair of Akron, Ohio; one son, Dennis Adkins of North Myrtle Beach S. C.; and one sister, Mary Kate Roberts of Pennsylvania.
Services were held at 11 a.m., April 26, 2002, at Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home in Akron with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Akron. Dr. Charles Billington officiated.
Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home in Akron, Ohio, was in charge of arrangements.


Bernice Williams

Posted on April 29, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bernice Williams, 82, of Cookeville, passed away April 25, 2002, at Bethesda Health Care Center.
Williams was born March 26, 1920, in White County, to Bob and Lillie Selby Johnson.
She was a member of Northeast Church of Christ. Williams was retired from Dixie Home Furniture and had worked many years at Sparta Shirt Factory.
Williams was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Effie Mabe; and three brothers, Gaines Johnson, Comer Johnson and Wesley Johnson.
Survivors include her husband, Jay Williams of Cookeville; one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Brenda Williams of Cookeville; one daughter, Mary Phillips of Cookeville; special caregiver, Eddie Brymer of Cookeville; twin … Read More


Tennis team takes split at Warren Co.

Posted on April 29, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Linda Ann Brymer

Posted on April 29, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Linda Ann Brymer, 56, of Signal Mountain, passed away April 26, 2002, at Erlanger North Hospital in Red Bank.
Brymer was born June 29, 1945, in Van Buren County, to Elmos Troglen and Geneva Berryhill.
She was a backline supervisor at Hardee’s.
Brymer was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one son, Michael Brymer of Dunlap; two daughters, Sharon Dykes and Joann McCrary both of Signal Mountain; two sisters, Shirley Mitchell of Spencer and Pansy Watson of Pikeville; one brother, Eugene Troglen of Bone Cave; seven grandchildren; and one great grandson.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., April 29, 2002, at Love-Cantrell & Cope Spencer … Read More


Reubin Nathaniel “Mackie” Frady

Posted on April 25, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Reubin Nathaniel “Mackie” Frady, 21, of Algood, passed away April 21, 2002.
Frady was born July 8, 1980, in Livingston, and was the son of Elizabeth Frady Slaven.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Elmo Frady and cousin, William Miller.
Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth Frady Slaven of Algood; step father, Darrell Slaven of Baxter; one sister, Celestea Slaven of Algood; one brother, Darrell J. Slaven of Algood; best friend, Robert Owens of Algood; grandparents, Dora and Franklin Lewis of Hilham; great grandmother, Annie Frady of Gainesboro; and a host of aunts, uncles and other family and friends.
Services were held at 1 p.m., April 23, … Read More


Sarah Katherine Chambers

Posted on April 25, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sarah Katherine Chambers, 81, of Sparta, passed away April 22, 2002.
Chambers was born April 6, 1921, in Painesville, Ohio, to Clarence and Leah Davis Holly.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and three sisters.
She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church and a retired factory worker from Hubbell Ind. Controls.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Clara and Johnnie Forsyth of Sparta; one sister, Clarice Gebeau of Painesville,Ohio; and one grandson, Scott Baker.
The family chose cremation and a memorial service was held April 24, 2002, at Dyer Funeral Home with burial in Acola Creek Cemetery.
Dyer Funeral Home in Cookeville


Rotary International members visit Sparta

Posted on April 25, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Expositor Report
A group of Rotary International Club members visited Sparta recently and were ecstatic about meeting such wonderful individuals as local Rotarians Helen Pate, Suzanne Dickerson and Jean McFall.
All the men are engineers, one woman is a graphic artist and the diminutive young woman on the front is a ballerina.


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