Monthly Archives: February 2003

Local deputy recognizes career rewards, challenges

Posted on February 20, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Billy Jarvis
The career challenges encountered in law enforcement often range from mundane to life threatening.
Professionals agree that only a select few within society possess the enduring qualities required to answer the daily demands of wearing a uniform.
For deputy Lewis Carrick, three-year veteran of the White County Sheriff’s Department, the career satisfaction of law enforcement motivates him to answer the challenge.
“I get a great sense of accomplishment from being a part of the law enforcement team here,” said Carrick. “We all support one another, and it is comforting to know that we can always rely on each other when needed.”
A 1988 graduate of White … Read More


Freshman Warriorettes are district champs again

Posted on February 20, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Molly McFadden was just too tough inside for Riverdale to handle in the championship game.
McFadden led the way for the Warriorettes with 17 points, eight of which came in the first quarter.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite


Clarence Henry “Big Boy” Writtenberry

Posted on February 20, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Clarence Henry “Big Boy” Writtenberry, 67, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 17, 2003.
Writtenberry was born Oct. 7, 1935, in White County, to Dolph and Rosie Williams Writtenberry.
He had been owner and operator of Writtenberry Roofing Company and Writtenberry Sanitation Company.
Survivors include his children, Clarence Writtenberry Jr. of Kissimmee, Fla., Kathy Moore and Pamela Farris both of Cookeville and Margie Jimnez of Washington; one brother, Jimmy Writtenberry of Sparta; two sisters, Betty Neely of Sparta and Joyce Myers of Iowa; nine grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Feb. 20, 2003, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Old Blue Springs Cemetery. … Read More


Trip to Crossville results in another split for WCHS varsity teams

Posted on February 20, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Seth England gets fouled just a bit as he tries to take the ball to the basket during Tuesday’s game.
He converted this foul into two points from the free throw line.


Johnnie Lee Baker

Posted on February 20, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Johnnie Lee Baker, 69, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 17, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Baker was born Aug. 3, 1933, in White County, to Beecher and Lizzie Green Baker.
He was retired from the White County Highway Department.
Baker was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Tommy Lee Baker; and one brother, Dan Baker.
Survivors include his wife, Willie Bell Fletcher Baker of Sparta; two daughters, Brenda Green and Linda “Susie” Harris both of Sparta; one son and daughter-in-law, Bobby L. and Mary E. Baker of Sparta; two sisters, Mary Effie Delk of Crossville and Nannie Lou Gentry of Sparta; three grandchildren, Michael Shane … Read More


Icy overpass leads to single vehicle accident

Posted on February 20, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Billy Jarvis
A combination of rain-slick roads and freezing temperatures led to a single-vehicle accident on the morning of Feb. 17, 2003.
Law enforcement officials from the White County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol were called to the scene of an overturned van on Highway 111 South near the Hampton’s Crossroad exit at approximately 8:20 a.m.
Gary Welch, 49, an employee of Carwile Mechanical Contractors of Cookeville, was traveling south on Highway 111 in route to a service call when he encountered a slick overpass just south of the Hampton’s Crossroads exit.
According to a statement by Welch, he lost control of the company vehicle as … Read More


Wilsie Mae Davis Dodson

Posted on February 20, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Wilsie Mae Davis Dodson, 80, of Doyle, passed away Feb. 18, 2003, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Dodson was born June 12, 1922, in White County, to Tillman Davis and Martha Helen Dodson Davis.
She had been employed at Sparta Shirt Factory and Doyle Shirt Factory as in the pressing and trimming departments.
Dodson was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Clinton Dodson.
Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Sarah Dodson and Gary and Pat Dodson all of Sparta and Kenneth and Frances Dodson and Jackie Ray and Rhonica Dodson all of Doyle; one sister, Rae Kirby Lollar of Cookeville; one sister-in-law, Ruth Mayfield of … Read More


Ray Thomas Howell

Posted on February 20, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ray Thomas Howell, 85, of Morristown, passed away Feb. 16, 2003, at Morristown Hamblen County Hospital.
Howell was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Howell was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Third Armored Division during the Battle of the Bulge. He was an active member of the VFW and former commander of the DAV in Morristown.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Myers Howell.
Survivors include one daughter, Catherine Bailey of Wheatland, Wyo.; one son, John Howell of Bailey, Colo.; three grandchildren; four sisters, Jessie Howell of Athens, Nellie Howell of Chicago, Wilma Howell and Laverne Fuqua both of Nashville; … Read More


Joene G. Bouldin

Posted on February 17, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Joene G. Bouldin, 82, of Van Buren County, passed Feb. 15, 2003.
Bouldin was born Jan. 28, 1921, in White County, to Joseph Edgar Guy and Mary Elizabeth Lawson Guy.
She attended a Church of God and was a retired nurse’s assistant with the Van Buren County Health Department.
Bouldin was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Bouldin and two brothers, Edgar Lee Guy and J.D. Guy.
Survivors include two daughters, Imogene Delong of Spencer and Margie Simmons of Germantown; three grandchildren, Earl Delong and Johnny Delong both of Spencer and Alecia Simmons of Germantown; three great grandchildren, Nick Delong, Cole Delong and Drew Delong all … Read More


Golden Apple Teacher Award will be presented February 25

Posted on February 17, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The excitement is mounting and hundreds of individuals are making plans to attend the 7th Annual Expositor Awards Ceremony, which will include prestigious Citizen of the Year, Unsung Heroes and Photography Contest, as well as the Golden Apple Teacher Award. The event honoring several White County men and women, who have unselfishly contributed to the betterment of his or her community, will begin at 6 p.m., Feb. 25, 2003, at the White County High School Multipurpose.
Each portion of the program has special significance, with the Citizen of the Year and Unsung Heroes remaining a secret until the night of the event. However, last year, … Read More


Jeanie Bell McKay

Posted on February 17, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanie Bell McKay, 95, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 14, 2003, at white County Community Hospital.
McKay was born June 6, 1907, in White County, to David Russell McKay and Ellen Ross McKay.
She had been a secretary at Sparta Spoke Factory.
McKay was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers, John Baxter McKay, James Russell McKay, Pete McKay, Ben McKay and David McKay.
Survivors include seven nieces, Shirley Morgan of Kingsport, Jean Ann Howell and Helen Grissom both of Sparta, Elizabeth Cole of Virginia, Mable Cockray of Maryland, Jeri Lowaree of Chattanooga and Lois Smyre of Sevierville and five nephews, Paul McKay of Ohio, David … Read More


Walter Keith Horton

Posted on February 17, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Walter Keith Horton, 65, of Quebeck, passed away Feb. 10, 2003, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Horton was born May 29, 1937, in White County, to John A. Horton and Mildred Sims Horton.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Mott Horton of Sparta; one son, Danny Horton of Quebeck; one daughter, Jennifer Adcock of Quebeck; and four grandchildren, Hannah Horton, Hallee Horton, Jessica Ray and Sarah Ray all of Sparta.
Services were held at 8 p.m. Feb. 12, 2003, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with burial at 1 p.m., Feb. 13, 2003,
in Oaklawn Cemetery. Bro. John Murphy officiated.


Darlene White

Posted on February 17, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Darlene White, 81, of Cookeville, passed away Feb. 15, 2003.
White was born July 6, 1921, in Jenkins, Ky., to James Calvin and Minnie Boggs Mullins.
She had been office manager at Arhor Packing Company.
White was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one son, Edward R. Gilley of Sparta; one daughter, Barbara Ritchie of Lawton, Okla.; four sisters, Mary June Gellins of Alexander, Va., Delcia Marie Moneypenny of Weston, Va., Joann Singer of Sarasota, Fla. and Phyllis Jean Mullins of Alvardo, Texas; three brothers, Otis Ray Mullins of Portsmouth, VA, Robert Lee Mullins of Silver Creek, Wash. and Douglas Mullins of Denton, Md.; nine grandchildren; … Read More


Business of the Week

Posted on February 17, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Expositor Report
They warm your home, cook your food, heat your water and dry your clothes! They provide outdoor lighting and cozy fireplaces. They are your neighbors, your friends and your supplier of America’s efficient, affordable natural gas. Stop by their location at 606 West Bockman Way or call 836-2825.


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