Monthly Archives: April 2002

Willie Etta (Bill) Cantrell Stupak

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

Willie Etta (Bill) Cantrell Stupak, 69, passed away March 29, 2002.
She was a dance instructor for Arthur Murray Dance Studios during the 1950’s.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Stupak; two brothers, J.C. Cantrell and William Cantrell; and one sister, Ellen Green.
Services were held at 10 a.m., April 2, 2002, at Andrew Price United Methodist Church with burial in Fuston Cemetery in Smithville. Rev. Denman Frazer officiated.
Hibbet & Hailey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Shelie Paul Anderson

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

Shelie Paul Anderson, 69, passed away April 1, 2002, at VA Hospital in Nashville.
Anderson was born May 22, 1932, in Putnam County, to Dillard Anderson and Clauda Martin Anderson.
He attended a Church of Christ and had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. Anderson was a carpenter.
Anderson was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Wallace Anderson and Robert Anderson; and two sisters, Wellaedea Frank and Onadee Anderson.
Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, L.D. and Joyce Anderson of Baxter; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mildred and Carson Cannon of Baxter and Evon and Kenneth Hunter of
Illinois; and numerous … CONTINUED


Willie S. Blaylock

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

Willie S. Blaylock, 79, of Michigan, passed away Jan. 3, 2002.
Blaylock was born Nov. 19, 1932, to Mary and John Blaylock.
He was retired from Chrysler.
Blaylock was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings.
Survivors include one daughter, Marianne Nye; two sons, William Blaylock and Michael Blaylock; two brothers, James C. Blaylock and Herman Blaylock; two sisters-in-law; several cousins; and several nieces and nephews; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
A celebration of Blaylock’s life will be at the Watering Hole in Eastland at 4 p.m., April 6, 2002.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., April 7, 2002, at Clifty Cemetery. Jack … CONTINUED


Georgia Vandergriff

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

Georgia Vandergriff, 90, of Spencer, passed away March 31, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Vandergriff was born April 30, 1911, in Van Buren County, to John Bouldin and Lou Payne Bouldin.
Vandergriff attended Highland Church of Christ and was retired from Rock Textile Mills.
Vandergriff was preceded in death by one son, J.L. Bouldin; one granddaughter, Sherry Anne Bouldin Cope; one sister, Fannie Bouldin; and five brothers, Elgar Bouldin, Clyde Bouldin, Ivory Bouldin, Lloyd Bouldin and Herman Bouldin.
Survivors include one grandchild, Johnny Bouldin of Spencer; five great grandchildren, Keith Cope, Andera Bouldin, Amelia Bouldin, Abbie Bouldin and (name unknown) Cope all of Spencer; and several nieces … CONTINUED


Jerry Allan Patton Sr.

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

Jerry Allan Patton Sr., 46, of Spencer, passed away April 2, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Patton was born Sept. 3, 1955, in Fayetteville, N.C., to James H. Patton Jr. and Nellie Ruth Wilson Patton.
He attended First Baptist Church in Spencer. Patton served in the U.S. Army and was a disabled veteran. He was a
member of American Legion Post #173 and VFW Post 5064.
Patton was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Janice McCormick.
Survivors include his wife, Tina Humphrey Patton of Spencer; one daughter, Christina Michelle Patton of Spencer; one son, Jerry Allen Patton Jr. of Sparta; two grandchildren, LaTinha Louise … CONTINUED


Softball falls in doubleheader with Blackman

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

Tammy Wilhite


Baseball splits games to start week

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

Tammy Wilhite


Saving those who cannot save themselves

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

Kim Swindell Wood
Having a mission in life is a strong and powerful motivation. Shirley McDonald, chief nursing officer at White County Community Hospital (WCCH), is adamant when she talks about child abuse and her plans to educate the community.
McDonald wants to instruct hospital personnel about child abuse and domestic violence, especially in the clinical areas. “I want to educate the staff on the signs and symptoms of abuse,” said McDonald. “I want them to know what to look for and how to respond.”
McDonald instituted similar programs at other hospitals. Last year, WCCH started distributing blue ribbons to staff and visitors in remembrance of National Child … CONTINUED


Living a dream

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

Bank on Highway 111 in Sparta, thought she was dreaming when it was announced she had won a trip to the 2002 Winter Olympics. Brock is pictured at the Salt Lake City events, which she attended with her husband. More photos of the trip will be featured in next Thursday’s edition of The Expositor.
Photo submitted


Women’s show promises to be a healthful experience

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

Emily Moorehead
Plans are continuing to progress for the many health clinics to be offered by White County Community Hospital (WCCH) at the second annual Upper Cumberland Showcase for Women.
“I’m glad we have the opportunity to be involved with such a great community event,” said Beth Nadeau of WCCH, a corporate partner of the event, and the hospital has planned a special drawing for five free mammography screenings to be given away the day of the show.
WCCH’s Generations facility will be represented at the women’s show as well, featuring complimentary screenings for depression.
Increasingly, physicians are recognizing a woman’s mental health is just as important as … CONTINUED


Upper Cumberland Women to unite!

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

Emily Moorehead
“I loved it,” said Kathy Sullivan of last year’s Upper Cumberland Showcase for Women.
“I’ve been to a lot of women’s shows in other counties, and ours was better in comparison.”
Will Sullivan be returning this year?
“I already have my ticket,” she said.
“I’ve had it for a week.”
Sullivan said one of the features of the show she most enjoyed was the medical booth as well as the many products available for sale from area merchants.
Already, many clinics are scheduled for the women’s show.
The 2002 Upper Cumberland Showcase for Women takes place on April 13 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Many … CONTINUED


Cancer concerns tops agenda at health council meeting

Posted on April 1, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
With concerns about the growing rates of cancer in this area, White County Health Council members have been attempting to get answers to their questions. On Tuesday, Dr. Toni Bounds, program director for the Tennessee Cancer Registry, spoke at the health council meeting and addressed the concerns of the group.
According to Bounds, cancer registries collect data about the occurrences of cancer, the types of cancer that occur, the body site location, the extent of disease at the time of diagnosis, the kinds of treatment received by cancer patients and the outcome of treatment and clinical management. Cancer data are reported to a central statewide … CONTINUED


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