Monthly Archives: April 2002

Wreck sends teen to Erlanger

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

Dawn Bailey
A teenager, Michelle Zayas, 16, of Sparta, was flown to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga after she sustained injuries when her vehicle landed in a creek bed off of Hutchings College Road on Wednesday morning. Emergency personnel worked together to carefully remove the injured teen from the vehicle.
At approximately 10:50 a.m., Wednesday, the Emergency 911 Center dispatched emergency personnel to a one vehicle accident in the area of Liberty Road and Hutchings College Road. Deputy Jeremiah Lintz and Lt. Chad Dodson of the White County Sheriff’s Dept. arrived on the scene. According to Dodson, Zayas was traveling on Hutchings College Road when she lost control of … 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


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.


Tennis teams split with Lebanon

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

Tammy Wilhite


Warrior baseball puts scare into Riverdale

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

Tammy Wilhite


John Edward Kerr

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

John Edward Kerr, 70, of Spencer, passed away April 23, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Kerr was born July 7, 1931, White County, to Williams Franes Kerr and Amanda Loreen Simmons Kerr.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a logger.
Kerr was preceded in death by one son, Donald Kerr; one daughter, Debbie Kerr; and one sister, Judy Sullivan.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Melton Kerr of Spencer; four sons, Ronnie Kerr Whitwell and Dudley Kerr, Lynn Kerr and David Kerr all of Spencer; three daughters, Sharon Kerr
and Kathy Kerr both of Whitwell; two step sons, James (J.R.) McCormick and … Read More


Billie Carter Kimbrough

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

Billie Carter Kimbrough, 81, of Miami, Fla., formerly of Sparta, passed away April 19, 2002.
Kimbrough was the daughter of Edward E. and May Goldtrap Carter.
She had worked at Officer Drug Store for many years.
Survivors include two nieces, Madeline Carter and husband, Jim, of Gainesville, Ga. and Ruth Dickson of Lookout Mt. and two nephews, Lewis Hines of Hendersonville and Robin Hines of Tullahoma.
Services were held at 11 a.m., April 23, 2002, in Florida.
This information is courtesy of Hunter Funeral Home


Right To Life organization to form local chapter

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

Kim Swindell Wood
Concerns of several White Countians who have been attending Right To Life organizational meetings in Putnam County sparked the desire to form a local chapter. According to Lowell Ebersole, a member of the state board of Right To Life and vice-president of the Cookeville chapter, the first meeting will be held at 7 p.m., April 30, 2002, on the second floor of the White County Courthouse.
“We want to see some common sense controls placed on the abortion laws,” said Ebersole.
According to Ebersole, Tennessee’s guidelines for abortion are ‘wide-open.’ He said the only way to change the laws is through a constitutional amendment. “I … Read More


Vivian Louise (Weezy) Selby Smith

Posted on April 22, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Vivian Louise (Weezy) Selby Smith, 79, of Sparta, passed away April 21, 2002, at Wharton Nursing Home.
Smith was born Aug. 11, 1922, in White County, to Robert F. Selby and Beulah Mae England Selby.
She was a nurse’s aid.
Selby was preceded in death by her husband, June Smith; parents; one brother, Billy Selby; and two sisters, Helen Baker and Elizabeth Smith.
Survivors include three brothers, C.B. Selby of Monterey, Robert E. Selby of Crossville and James L. Selby of Sparta and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., April 23, 2002, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with burial in New … Read More


Ida Lee Gum

Posted on April 22, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ida Lee Gum, 88, passed away April 19, 2002.
Gum was born Sept. 27, 1913, in Sparta, to W.D. Dodson and Mary Fowler.
She attended the Church of Christ and was a member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary VFW. Gum was self-employed as a hairdresser and was the oldest cosmetologist in Tennessee.
Survivors include one sister, Imogene Haston of McMinnville; one niece, Dorothy Basham of Morrison; and six great nephews, Jerry Basham and Jimmy Basham both of Rock Island and Ricky Basham, Steve Basham, Don Bost and Darrell Bost all of McMinnville.
Services were held at 1 p.m., April 21, 2002, at High Funeral Home Chapel with burial … Read More


James W. (Bill) Simmons

Posted on April 22, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James W. (Bill) Simmons, 73, of Hixson, formerly of White County, passed away April 20, 2002.
Simmons was the son of Nasby and Edna Simmons.
He served in the Korean Conflict and was retired from Conoco Oil Company.
Simmons was preceded in death by his parents, Nasby Simmons and Edna McKinney and two brothers, Byrle Simmons and Charles McKinney.
Survivors include his wife, Willene Webster Simmons of Hixson; one son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Susan Simmons; one daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Chris Lanier; three grandsons, Matthew Lanier, Jeff Simmons and Scott Simmons; one sister, Katherine Strickland of Doyle; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held … Read More


James (Jack) Thomas Dyer

Posted on April 22, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James (Jack) Thomas Dyer, 85, of Sparta, passed away April 16, 2002, at V.A. Hospital in Murfreesboro.
Dyer was born May 6, 1916, in Clifty, to Rex Dyer and Eunice Jaco Dyer.
He served in the U.S. Army where he received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal.
Dyer was the grandson of the late James Jaco, who served as sheriff of White County in the early 1900’s. For the past 35 years, he had made his home with Madge Foster and her husband, Havern “Bo” Foster, who has since passed away.
Dyer was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Cecil Sherrill; and three brothers, Rex … Read More


James Franklin (Frank) Cannon

Posted on April 22, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Franklin (Frank) Cannon, 59, of Quebeck, passed away April 20, 2002, at White County Hospital.
Cannon was born Jan. 6, 1943, in White County, to O.T. and Lois Simmons Cannon.
He was a factory worker.
Cannon was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Roy Lester Cannon.
Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Elaine Johnson of Quebeck and Tammy Greenwood of Florida; one son, Franklin Todd Cannon of Quebeck; and five grandchildren, Jessica Greenwood, Kayla Greenwood, Mary Ann Greenwood, Tiffany Johnson and Tyler Johnson.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., April 22, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Anderson Cemetery. Rev. J.V. Lowery … Read More


1st Annual White County Breast Cancer Survivors’ and Nursing Scholarship Dinner

Posted on April 22, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
An overwhelming response from White Countians and visitors from surrounding areas left standing-room-only at the Agricultural Complex on Thursday night as attendees gathered to honor survivors of breast cancer.
Melinda Williams, co-chairman for the 1st Annual White County Breast Cancer Survivors’ and Nursing Scholarship Dinner, explained to approximately 400 supporters how the idea of the celebration of life was formulated.
Williams, along with co-chairman, Dru Milligan, opened the ceremonies by explaining the step-by-step plans that resulted in honoring the women who had survived breast cancer.
Mary Clement, wife of U.S. Congressman Bob Clement, was the keynote speaker for the dinner. Mary Clement is a strong … Read More


Vehicle flipped, pinning woman inside

Posted on April 22, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dawn Bailey
Emergency workers assisted in a one vehicle accident on East Cole Road on Friday. The driver, Hope Gorham, 35, of Walling and a juvenile passenger, Dillan Wesley Sullivan, 8, were transported to the local hospital with minor injuries after their vehicle had flipped.
Authorities were dispatched to the scene of the accident at approximately 8:03 p.m.
Deputy Doug Goff of the White County Sheriff’s Dept. arrived on the scene
at approximately 8:08 p.m. and found a 1987 Suzuki JS3 laying on its side. The driver, Gorham, was trapped inside the vehicle. According to Goff, several concerned citizens watched as emergency personnel took control of the situation.… Read More


Terminally positive

Posted on April 22, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Emily Moorehead
Not too many years ago, being diagnosed with a cancerous condition was akin to being handed a death warrant, but no longer: Cancer research has afforded millions of people with viable cures, and research is continuing.
Susan Fischer, a cancer survivor for over ten years, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1991, shortly after she was given her first mammogram, and she underwent a mastectomy only four days after her diagnosis.
Following the surgery, she received eight chemotherapy treatments three weeks apart, and she has been cancer-free ever since.
“My thought was always if I had to lose a part of my body, that would be … Read More


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