Monthly Archives: February 2003

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 … CONTINUED


E-911 voting in question; secret ballots deemed illegal

Posted on February 13, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The E-911 Board of Directors conducted a secret ballot on Tuesday night during the election of a board chairman, in action designated as illegal in the Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA).
[TCA 8-44-104 (b): All votes of any such governmental body shall be by public vote or public ballot or public roll call. No secret votes, or secret ballots, or secret roll calls shall be allowed. As used in this chapter, “public vote” means a vote in which the “aye” faction vocally expresses its will in unison and in which the “nay” faction, subsequently, vocally expresses its will in unison.
TCA 8-44-102 (b) (1): “Governing body” … CONTINUED


Mary Pauline Martin Hyder

Posted on February 13, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mary Pauline Martin Hyder, 77, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 11, 2003.
Hyder was born Dec. 20, 1925, in White County, to George Martin and Polly Selby Martin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard Hyder; one son, David Hyder; sister, Katherine Randolph; and three brothers, Benny Martin, George Martin and Gene Martin.
Survivors include one daughter, Judy Robbins of Sparta; two sisters, Roberta Hall and Jo Ann Able both of Sparta; grandchildren, Jeff Robbins and wife Katherine, Mitch Robbins and wife Deneane, Sam Robbins, Arthur Robbins and Lori and Joe Howard; and 13 great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Feb. … CONTINUED


Walter Keith Horton

Posted on February 13, 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 will be held at 1 p.m., Feb. 13, 2003, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Bro. John Murphy will officiate.
Thurman Funeral Home is


Ruth Parrish

Posted on February 13, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ruth Parrish, 83, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 11, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Parrish was born Dec. 22, 1919, in
White County.
She had been a homemaker.
Parrish was preceded in death by her husband, James Elbert Parrish and two sons, Bobby Dean Parrish and James Elbert Parrish Jr.
Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Smith of Atlanta, Ga., Diane Allen of Ringgold, Ga. and Dreama Moceri of Sparta; one son, Gus Parrish of Sparta; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Feb. 13, 2003, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Davis Cemetery. Rev. Billy Hawkins will officiate.
Hunter Funeral


Mark Anthony Jr.

Posted on February 13, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mark Anthony Jr., 84, passed away Feb. 10, 2003, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Anthony was born March 1, 1918, in Robertson County, to Mark Anthony Jr. and Sally Fort.
He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II and had been self-employed as an auto mechanic.
Anthony was preceded in death by his twin brother, George Anthony and two other brothers, Jones Anthony and Sterling Anthony.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Jean Moffitt Anthony; one son, Neal Moffitt Anthony; one sister-in-law, Kay Anthony; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Feb. 13, 2003, at the chapel of High Funeral Home with … CONTINUED


Ward Lewis Lyon

Posted on February 13, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ward Lewis Lyon, 82, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 10, 2003.
Lyon had been employed by General Electric.
He was of the Catholic faith.
Lyon was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis Cooper and Josephine Geihecker Lyon.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol Lyon of Nashville and Jean Lyon of California; four sons, Richard Lyon of Sparta, Dean Lyon of Washington, John Lyon of California and David Lyon of Florida; and one sister, Bernadette Hoyte of Missouri.
Services will be held at 3 p.m., Feb. 17, 2003, at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home with burial in Farview Cemetery in Waterloo, Iowa.


Pioneer pressure upends Warriors;

Posted on February 13, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Warriorettes roll over Lady Pioneers 70-26
Tammy Wilhite
Daniel Johnson has to dish off after he penetrates toward the basket against Warren County and get cuts off by a defender.
Warren County won the turnover plagued game by a score of 78-60.
The Warriors are now 7-17 overall and 0-10 in the district.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite


2003 Farmers of the Year announced

Posted on February 13, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ed and Eddie Ray Cole of the Coles Chapel Community were selected as the White County Soil Conservation District Farmers of the Year for 2002. The Coles are widely respected for their exemplary farming operation, SCD officials stated. Their 750-acre operation includes 275 acres of corn silage; 200 acres of wheat double cropped for hay or silage, 170 acres of pastureland and 200 acres of hayland. All crops are grown using the minimum-tillage method (30 percent of the soil surface covered with the prior crop residue after the new crop has been planted). Ray Cole, Clifton Dunn, Vernice Howell Billy Turner and Erbie Howell have helped the Coles … CONTINUED


E-911 director addresses county commissioners

Posted on February 13, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Questions and answers were the top priority on the agenda for a joint meeting of Steering Committees A and B, as White County Commissioners met with the E-911 Board of Directors and the director, Harry Cole.
Gary Witt, E-911 board chairman, asked to make an opening statement before the question and answer portion of the meeting. Wallace Austin, commission chairman, said he would give him time for public comment at the end of the agenda. Witt told Austin by law he was the legal representative for E-911 and asked again to make his statement. Austin once again told Witt the agenda would be followed, and … CONTINUED


An unforgettable love story

Posted on February 13, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The world has heard hundreds of love songs, written by the greatest composers in history, and almost every couple remembers the music that was playing the moment they fell in love.
However, for Wenonah Greene Copeland, Nat King Cole best described her love affair with her husband when Cole sang his signature song called “Unforgettable.”
The years have not diminished the light in Wenonah’s eyes when she talks about Lonnie Lee Copeland, the handsome blue-eyed man she married 50 years ago.
“He was the most handsome man I had ever seen,” she said, with a little mischievous grin. “His hair was almost black, and he … CONTINUED


Linda Chaffin Whaley

Posted on February 10, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Linda Chaffin Whaley, 56, of McMinnville, passed away Feb. 5, 2003.
Whaley was born June 26, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio.
She had been a medical transcriptionist with River Park Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Pink Whaley of McMinnville; one daughter, Amy Whaley of McMinnville; one son, Paul Whaley of McMinnville; mother, Geraldine Chaffin of McMinnville; one brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Edna Chaffin of Sparta; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 1 p.m., Feb. 7, 2003, at McMinnville Funeral Home with burial in Mt. View Cemetery. Bro. Billy Robinson officiated.
McMinnville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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