Monthly Archives: November 2002

Cleo Curtis Anderson

Posted on November 18, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Cleo Curtis Anderson, 90, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 14, 2002, at Bethesda Healthcare in Cookeville.
Anderson was born April 16, 1912, in Overton County, to David Arthur and Vina Fleming Curtis.
She attended Burgess Falls Baptist Church. Anderson had been a homemaker and employed in Dayton, Ohio, for several years as a department store sales clerk.
Anderson was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Anderson; four brothers, Haskell Curtis, Paskell Curtis, John H. Curtis and William Howard Curtis; and two sisters, Mary Beulah Brown and Lula Moore.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Norma and Harold Leonard of Sparta and Wanda and Jack Gregory of … CONTINUED


Thanksgiving Day can be less hectic with a little help

Posted on November 14, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The Courthouse Grill
The decorations are scattered throughout the house and the menu planning has just begun. A grocery list is awaiting any new additions for that last minute trip to the grocery store. Family members are calling and making schedules for sleeping arrangements for the long holiday weekend. Nerves are frazzled! However, there is one simple way to stop all the hassle and anxious contemplation about that huge Thanksgiving meal. Don’t cook!
That’s right! Don’t cook! Let the experts solve the dilemma of all your procrastination, and Sparta has the finest locations for cuisine in the Upper Cumberland. So, tell the children, Mom, Dad … CONTINUED


Lula M. Green

Posted on November 14, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lula M. Green, 92, of Spencer, passed away Nov. 11, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Green was born Feb. 14, 1910, in White County, to Elbert Parrish and Manizza Cokely Parrish.
She had been a homemaker.
Green was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eli Green; two daughters, Nell Simmons and Marie Panzer; and one grandson, Allen Simmons.
Survivors include her children, Diana Willett of Sparta, John e. Green of Auburndale, Fla.,, Donald and Gladys Guy both of Spencer and Gene Ed Green of Doyle; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 3 p.m., Nov. 14, 2002, at Thurman Funeral Home … CONTINUED


Tommy William Rowland

Posted on November 14, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tommy William Rowland, 78, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 12, 2002, at NHC of Sparta.
Rowland was born Nov. 23, 1923, in Van Buren County, to Will D. and Mary Miller Rowland.
He was retired from Thomas Industries.
Rowland was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Loretta Rowland of Doyle; one son, Roger Rowland of Doyle; and one granddaughter, Sandra Rowland of Doyle.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Nov. 14, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in McElroy Cemetery in Van Buren County. Rev. Fate Wilson will officiate.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Terry Lebron Minton Sr.

Posted on November 14, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Terry Lebron Minton Sr., 55, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 11, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Milton was born July 12, 1948, in Dunlap, to Hershel and Olavene Waters Minton.
He had been a truck driver.
Milton was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Vinson of Sparta; three sons, Terry Minton Jr., Raymond Minton and Ronnie Minton all of McMinnville; two brothers, Stanton Minton of McMinnville and Larry Minton of Scottsboro, Ala.; three sisters, Dee Hall and Brenda Minton both of McMinnville and Eva Hayes of Nevada; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Nov. … CONTINUED


Dolly Rice Stewart

Posted on November 14, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dolly Rice Stewart, 88, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 9, 2002, at NHC of Sparta.
Stewart was born June 16, 1914, to Thomas and Nora Ann Bumbalough Rice.
She had been a homemaker.
Stewart was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Steward and one son, Charles Clifton Stewart.
Survivors include three brothers, Fred Rice of Yardley, Pa., Richard Rice of Sparta and Billy Rice of Warrington, Pa.; and nine sisters, Mildred Smith of Battle Creek Michigan, Dimple Holzberg of Arizona, Ruth Ada, Lena Bailey and Joyce Dearing all of Michigan City, Ind., Elise Nellums of Tampa, Fla., Reba Morgan of Bay Ark., and Peggy Reece and … CONTINUED


William Willard “Bill” Hooton

Posted on November 14, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

William Willard “Bill” Hooton, 77, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 11, 2002.
Hooton was born May 29, 1925, in Tipton, Ind., to Gilbert T. Hooton and Audra Miller Hooton.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Hooton was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Margaret Fox Hooton.
Survivors include three daughters, Marilyn Hargrove of Murfreesboro, Debbie Krisnow of Virginia and Linda Secrest of Arrington; one son, James Owenby of Maryville; nine grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 15, 2002, at Thurman Funeral Home with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Bro. Hillier Duke will officiate.
Thurman Funeral


David Lee Young

Posted on November 14, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

David Lee Young, 41, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 10, 2002.
Young was born March 18, 1961, in
White County, to James A. and Merkey Miller Young.
He had been employed as a sawmill worker.
Young was preceded in death by three sisters. Loretta, Mary Etha and Rose Mary Young.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Margeson Young of Sparta; one daughter, Christel Margeson of Sparta; one son, David Martin Young of Sparta, four sisters, Betty Joe Young, Mary
Alice Dodson and Hattie Kleisley all of Sparta and Frances Gunter of Rock Island; three brothers, James Steven Young, Arthur Merril Young and Joel Kim Young all of Sparta; and … CONTINUED


The Vineyard complete with women’s apparel

Posted on November 14, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dawn Bailey
A charming little clothing shop, on the west side of town, will amaze many customers as they enter the doors. There are many sizes and styles to choose from such as Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne, DKNY, Jones of New York and many others.
According to the owner, Linda Cook, shipments arrive from the overstock items from Macys and Lane Bryant. “It’s all brand new,” said Cook.
She said, “The store is comparable to T.J. Max and everyone has been saying that Sparta needed another clothing store.”
The customer can relax and enjoy the atmosphere as they search the isles for the perfect outfit. The clothing sizes … CONTINUED


Judicial commissioners’ selection still questioned

Posted on November 14, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
County commissioners had delayed the selection of two judicial commissioners during the October meeting, which necessitated one of the current judicial commissioners to retain her on-call status an additional two weeks, without any assistance.
Lori Wilson, who was appointed to serve from Nov. 1, 2001-Oct. 31, 2002, was requested to continue her position until the commission could reestablish guidelines for the job.
Wilson had reapplied for the position, along with several other individuals. However, a decision on the selection for the two openings for the upcoming term could not be finalized last month.
Terry Alley, chairman of the judicial commissioner selection committee, had previously stated … CONTINUED


Debate continues over nuisance resolution

Posted on November 14, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
“I am against it,” said Commissioner Dewayne Howard, responding to discussion about a nuisance resolution. “I will be against it even if you vote for it.”
Howard continued with his comments during the Monday night meeting of Steering Committee B and challenged the wording of the resolution. “That’s a lie,” he said, “the third paragraph.”
Commissioner Jerry Lowery, of the 2nd District said, “Define why you think it’s a lie.”
The paragraph in question states: “Whereas, it is in the best interest of White County to adopt the powers granted to municipalities…….”
Howard referred to the portion of the clause that said ‘in the best … CONTINUED


Cookeville man found dead

Posted on November 14, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dawn Bailey
A Cookeville business man was found dead, the victim of an apparent accidental gun shot wound, on Friday. Rex Hitchcock, 40, a director of the Bank of Putnam County, had traveled to the rural property in White County, where he allegedly was target practicing with a 9 mm pistol.
At approximately 11 p.m., Friday, the Emergency 911 Center dispatched the Sparta-White County Rescue Squad to the area of Old Cookeville Road, off of Highway 136 north, to assist in the search for Hitchcock. According to informed sources, when Hitchcock did not return home by late Friday, family members contacted friends, who went to the Hitchcock property … CONTINUED


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