Monthly Archives: November 2002

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 … Read More


Keith Arnold Erney

Posted on November 11, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Keith Arnold Erney, 63, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 6, 2002, at Masters Health Care Center.
Erney was born Jan. 9, 1939, in Noblesville, Ind., to Clarence E. Erney and Ada L. Statzer Erney.
He had been a factory worker and a member of the National Guard.
Erney was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Clarence E. Erney.
Survivors include two daughters, Julie Higgin and Tammy White both of Noblesville, Ind.; two sons, Bryan Erney of Atlanta, Ind. and Robert Erney of Indianapolis, Ind.; mother, Ada L. Erney; one brother, Fred A. Erney; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held at 1 p.m., Nov. 9, 2002, … Read More


David Cade Cagle

Posted on November 11, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

David Cade Cagle, infant son of Tracy and Tracy Qualls, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 6, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Zack Cagle and Alex Cagle, both of Pikeville; and his grandparents, David Qualls of Sparta, Brince Cagle of Pikeville and Barbara Johnson of Dunlap.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m., Nov. 7, 2002, at Highland Cemetery. Haskel Randolph officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Velma Mae Hodge Vinson

Posted on November 11, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Velma Mae Hodge Vinson, 85, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 9, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Vinson was born April 2, 1917, in White County, to Phid and Nellie Kate Shadrick Hodge.
She had been a homemaker.
Vinson was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Earl Vinson; her parents; one son, Jerome Vinson; and one son-in-law, Junior Henry.
Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Wilma Henry, Ann and Donnie Hickey and Kathy and Mark Wilkerson all of Sparta and Angela and Marvin Hardwick of Lakeland, Fla.; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Leroy and Evelyn Vinson, Hillard and Carolyn Vinson, Calvin and Linda Vinson and … Read More


Business of the Week

Posted on November 11, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Expositor Report
The Clock Shop offers unique gifts, clock restorations, repair and clock sales.
They also offer the Howard Miller line of clocks, including wall, mantle, desk, cuckoo, radio controlled and the Rhythm and Lacrosse line.
Unique gifts include:
china, crystal and hour glasses.
The Clock Shop is open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5- p.m., Wed. 9-1 and Sat. 9-1.


Grant awarded to BonDeCroft

Posted on November 11, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dawn Bailey
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Fire Administration recently announced the BonDeCroft Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $84,782 in grant money from the 2002 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
The funds will be used by the BonDeCroft Fire Department to purchase new equipment. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is designed as an opportunity for the United States Congress to work with FEMA to enhance basic fire service across the United States. Over 5,000 departments will receive $360 million dollars to support fire protection, EMS delivery, vehicle purchase and prevention programs in 2002.
“When we applied for this grant, we had two … Read More


Body recovered in Johnson’s Chapel

Posted on November 11, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dawn Bailey
DeKalb County Rescue Squad members and Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) assisted in the recovery of a body found at Johnson’s Chapel recreation area on Sunday.
According to Sheriff Lloyd Emmons, of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, two deer hunters were traveling to Johnson’s Chapel area of Center Hill Lake, to hunt, when they discovered a body in the water. The hunters alerted authorities, and members of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene at approximately 10:45 a.m., Sunday.
Authorities said they believe the body may be David Lee Young who was reportedly last seen in the area several weeks ago. Emmons said the … Read More


Honoring the brave protectors of freedom

Posted on November 11, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The freedoms of Americans have long been paid for with the sacrifices and blood of men and women who fought on distant shores. Their duty was to protect the citizens of the United States from attack of foreign enemies and to preserve the nation’s security. These are the individuals for whom Veterans’ Day is observed, and White Countians will have the opportunity to pay tribute to them on Nov. 11, 2002.
American Legion Commander Gordon Scott, with the help of several veterans from all branches of service, will participate in a special Veterans’ Day parade. The line-up will start at 5 p.m., at Bank of … Read More


Charles Monroe Holland

Posted on November 7, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Charles Monroe Holland, 85, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 4, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Holland was born Jan.
20, 1917, in White County, to Samuel Holland and Marietta Mary Cope Holland.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Dollie Steele Holland; children, Linda Adams and Billy Holland; two brothers, Sam Holland and Seebern Holland; four sisters, Lucille Hutchings, Mattie Bell Wilson, Bessie Hutchings and Novella Keithley.
Survivors include his wife, Alvaree Holland of Sparta; eight sons and seven daughters-in-law, Jack and Marilyn Holland, Charles and Nancy Holland, Howard and Bea Holland, Michael Holland, Albert and Nancy Holland, John and Patti Holland … Read More


Keith Arnold Erney

Posted on November 7, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Keith Arnold Erney, 63, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 6, 2002, at Masters Health Care Center.
Erney was born Jan. 9, 1939, in Noblesville, Ohio, to Clarence E. Erney and Ada L. Statzer Erney.
He had been a factory worker and a member of the National Guard.
Erney was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Clarence E. Erney.
Survivors include two daughters, Julie Higgin and Tammy White both of Noblesville, Ind.; two sons, Bryan Erney of Atlanta, Ind. and Robert Erney of Indianapolis, Ind.; mother, Ada L. Erney; one brother, Fred A. Erney; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Nov. 9, … Read More


Road service available with Simpson Diesel Repair

Posted on November 7, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dawn Bailey
Simpson Diesel Repair, owned and operated by James A. and Tracy Simpson, has been in business since 1989. The business originally had one bay to operate from, but now they are equipped with four bays. They offer a complete line of parts and service for all trucks, trailers and forklifts.
The truck specialties include Power Stroke Diesels and International. They are fully equipped with computerized diagnostic software to diagnose diesel engines, Cummins, Cat and Detroit. Customers may drop their trucks off for repairs. Some of the common features include clearing codes in trucks and/or changing their perimeters.
Simpson Diesel Repair is also equipped to travel to … Read More


Traffic stop leads to DUI charges

Posted on November 7, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dawn Bailey
Michael Dale Paul was charged with DUI and possession of marijuana after he was involved in a traffic stop on Nov. 2, 2002.
Deputy Charles Sims, of the White County Sheriff’s Department, stopped a vehicle on Highway 70W, at approximately 9 p.m., because of a non-functioning headlight.
According to the report, Sims came into contact with the driver, Paul, who allegedly had a strong odor of alcohol about his breath and person. Sims observed an open can of beer in the console area of the vehicle and asked Paul how much he had to drink. Paul allegedly stated he had drunk three beers.
According to the … Read More


Democrats carry White County in election

Posted on November 7, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
After several months of hard fought campaigns and accusations of negative advertisements, the ballots have been cast, and White County voters chose Democratic candidates, with the exception of one Republican newcomer to the political arena.
The high point of the entire election was the governor’s race, with Democratic candidate Phil Bredesen keeping in close rank with Republican candidate Van Hilleary. Bredesen carried White County, with a total of 3.653 votes. Hilleary, who has maintained a close relationship with local Republicans, lost by a mere 89 votes in a predominantly Democratic county.
Bob Clement, Democratic candidate for the United States Senate seat, defeated Lamar Alexander, Republican … Read More


Lottery amendment passes

Posted on November 7, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Local churches poured their dollars into advertising with area media in an attempt to defeat the lottery. Numerous organizations and individuals jumped on the band wagon to support the religious segment of the community during their campaign to stop legalized gambling in the state of Tennessee. However, White Countians, along with other Tennesseans, cast their votes in favor of the controversial issue, winning by a 15 percent margin, with 893,646 voting in favor of the amendment and 658,543 in opposition.
Charles Curtiss, state representative for the 43rd District, stated on Wednesday afternoon he personally voted against the lottery amendment. “I am against the lottery,” said … Read More


Calling all holiday enthusiasts, Christmas is just around the corner

Posted on November 7, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Expositor Report
Every November it happens – out come the boxes of tinsel and the tree baubles. Off children go with Dad, if they are lucky enough to live in the country, to find the best berried holly, and other evergreens to decorate their homes in festive style. Even the grumpies, who moan and groan about the fuss and the bother, will decorate a tree, grumbling all the while.
Many millennia ago, ancient man believed by decorating the bushes in the winter time, they could make them attractive for the spirits, which they believed had fled for shelter from the harsh weather.
It is not known, of course, … Read More


William “Bill” Brimer

Posted on November 7, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

William “Bill” Brimer, 77, of Doyle, passed away Nov. 3, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Brimer was born May 12, 1925, in Van Buren County, to Charlie Parker Brimer and Lula Brimer.
He attended the Spencer Church of God.
Brimer had been employed as a timber worker.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Evelyn Ruth Brimer.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Scott of Spencer; three sons, Charles Burton Brimer of Sparta, Herbert Brimer of Rock Island and Bobby Wayne Brimer of Spencer; two sisters, Bedie Dukes Ruddy of Spencer and Mattie Dukes of Doyle; seven grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 … Read More


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