Monthly Archives: April 2002

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., … CONTINUED


Warrior baseball puts scare into Riverdale

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

Tammy Wilhite


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


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 … CONTINUED


One day at a time

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

Emily Moorehead
Patricia Rice has cancer.
“This is my second time around with it,” said Rice, explaining she was first diagnosed with breast cancer when she discovered a tiny lump in her right breast.
“I could feel something smaller than a size of a pea in my breast and it was getting bigger, so they had me go for a mammogram,” she said, adding she had ignored the lump at first, not wanting to believe it could be cancer.
“By then, it had gotten big enough that when I had my mammogram, they sent me right over to have a sonagram.
Then I came to see Dr. Pate … CONTINUED


Davy Crockett Day Dinner discussed by Republicans

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

Kim Swindell Wood
The annual fundraiser dinner held by the Republican Party has been modified and will now be called Davy Crockett Day Dinner, according to Chairman Donald Holman.
The dinner, which is scheduled for 7 p.m., June 1, 2002, at White County Middle School, was formerly known as Showcase of Elected Officials. According to Doris Sanders, secretary for organization, the executive committee decided to only permit candidates who are running on the Republican ticket to participate. In the past, all party affiliations were allowed to take part in the event. Holman said, “We have races where we can have a real impact. We’ve got to get out … CONTINUED


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, … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


Tennis teams split with Lebanon

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

Tammy Wilhite


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 … CONTINUED


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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