Monthly Archives: May 2003

Harold Glenn Worthington

Posted on May 29, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Harold Glenn Worthington, 74, of Spencer, passed away May 28, 2003.
Worthington was born Feb. 3, 1929, in Van Buren County, to Joseph William Worthington and Nellie Baldwin Worthington.
She attended a Baptist church and was a retired mechanic.
Survivors include one daughter, Deborah Ann Worthington of Cookeville; one step daughter, Shirl Lewis of Crossville; two sons, Tony Michael Worthington of Spencer and Jerry Lynn Worthington of Ringgold, Ga.; one sister, Ruth White of New Market, Ala.; seven grandchildren; one step grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be at 2 p.m., May 31, 2003, at Love-Cantrell & Cope Spencer Chapel with burial in Long Cemetery. … Read More


Sarah “Linda” Jones Smith

Posted on May 27, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sarah “Linda” Jones Smith, 79, of Sparta, passed away May 22, 2003, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Smith attended Peeled Chestnut Church and had been a purchasing agent at Cumberland Swan Drug.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Waymon and Mary Alice Elrod Jones; one sister, Marie Kortley; two brothers, Rex Jones and Ralph Jones.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas W. Smith of Sparta; one step son, Maurice Smith of Hermitage; two step grandchildren, Kellie Dodson of Bell Buckle and Kevin Smith of Hermitage; two step great grandchildren, Dillon and Karley Dodson of Bell Buckle; one brother, Fred Jones of Sparta; one sister, Charlie … Read More


Beecher Bradley Farley

Posted on May 22, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Beecher Bradley Farley, 99, of Sparta, passed away May 20, 2003, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Farley was born Feb. 2, 2003, in White County, to Lona Dee and Ardella Adkins Farley.
He had been a shipping clerk.
Farley was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Margaret Louise Farley.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Neldia Farley and Jack and Sylvia Farley all of Sparta; two grandchildren and spouses, Phyllis and Jerry Dale Cole and Mark and Carla Farley all of Sparta; one sister, Rose Norris of Dayton, Ohio; one brother, Clarence “Charlie” Farley of Dayton, Ohio; and six great grandchildren, Amanda … Read More


Warriors wrap up spring drills with scrimmage at Mt. Juliet

Posted on May 19, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Simmons wins $100k in Gracemoor golf tourney

Posted on May 19, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Just when the day seemed to be rather hum-drum, the swing of a favorite golf club sent a little white ball into a spin for that coveted hole-in-one at the Gracemoor Golf Tournament, which was worth $100,000 for the lucky winner. Allene Simmons, who was a last-minute replacement, proved her skill on the green outwitted the tricky shot, which was said to have made a couple of grown men shed a few tears.
The 2nd Annual Gracemoor Golf Tournament was Saturday, at RiverWatch Golf Club, with several teams participating in the fundraising event for Gracemoor Inc.
“This couldn’t have been more wonderful,” said Al Grebel, … Read More


Seminar on meth to educate businesses

Posted on May 19, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
White County is a great place to live. However, the community, even though small in size, is still plagued with the same problems as larger metropolitan areas. The problem of methamphetamine (meth) has become a major focus of local law enforcement. To help educate the community on this crisis, The Expositor will be sponsoring a special seminar on June 5, 2003, at the Sparta Civic Center, which will be organized by Detective Allen Selby, of the Sparta Police Department.
Selby has spent over a decade in local enforcement. He is DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) and FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) certified in meth lab clean-up, … Read More


City board passes skateboard measure

Posted on May 19, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mike Dickerson
The Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen passed the second reading of an ordinance prohibiting skateboarding in certain areas of the city at their meeting last Thursday.
City Attorney Lynn Sparkman explained, after talking with Sparta Police Chief Jeff Guth and Judge Sam Benningfield, she has determined the city cannot punish juveniles under the ordinance proposed, at least in city court.
However, Sparkman went on to say Judge Benningfield will hear any cases the ordinance might create in general sessions court. Sparkman explained to the board this action means the city will not receive any monies from fines, however, there is an advantage as far as … Read More


Clyde C. Wilson III

Posted on May 19, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Clyde C. Wilson III, 67, of Sparta, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, passed away May 13, 2003, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
Wilson had been an electrical foreman and member of IBEW #683 for over 45 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde C. Wilson Jr. and Louise Lee Wilson.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice C. Wilson; two sons, Clyde C. Wilson IV of Columbus, Ohio, and Stephen Lee Wilson of Pickerington, Ohio; two grandchildren, Jessica Wilson and Michael Wilson both of Worthington, Ohio; and two sisters, Rebecca Ray Watts of Galloway, Ohio, and Hallie Reed of Columbus, Ohio.
The family received friends at a … Read More


Clata Ray Brady Parrish

Posted on May 19, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Clata Ray Brady Parrish, 61, of Sparta, passed away May 16, 2003.
Parrish was born May 22, 1941, in White County, to Square Emmit and Cora Kelsey Brady.
She had been a machine operator at Red Kap Industries.
Parrish was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Eugene Parrish of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Larry Hall of Sparta; three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Kathy Parrish and Gary and Brenda Parrish all of Sparta and Jeff and Lorene Parrish of Walling; three sisters, Ethel Young, Lillie Miller and Brenda Henry all of Sparta; one brother, Roy Brady of Sparta; and five … Read More


Warrior football gets three new coaches

Posted on May 15, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Vickie Darlene Jessup

Posted on May 15, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Vickie Darlene Jessup, 45, of Spencer, passed away May 13, 2003.
Jessup was born Dec. 11, 1957, in Tell City, Ind., to Victor Hempfling and Janice Clark.
She attended Welchland Baptist Church and had been a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Malcolm Jessup of Spencer; four step children, Kimberly McKinny of Beechmont, Ky., Kristy Butcher of Watertown, N.Y., Angie Jessup of Spencer and Malcolm Jessup II of Central City, Ky.; father, Victor Hempfling of Evansville, Ind.; mother, Janice Clark of Livermore, Ky.; step father, Bobby Clark of Livermore, Ky.; one sister, Bobby Ann Watkins of Henderson, Ky.; and two brothers, Rick Hempfling and Ed Hempfling both of Owensboro, … Read More


Freddie Martin

Posted on May 15, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Freddie Martin, 47, of Spencer, passed away May 12, 2003, at River Park Hospital, in McMinnville.
Martin was born Jan. 25, 1956, in Van Buren County, to Elmer Martin and Luedean Sullivan Martin.
He had been a timber cutter.
Martin was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Martin and grandparents, Joe and Mary Martin and Walter and Novella Sullivan.
Survivors include three daughters and one son-in-law, Leah and Cody Roberts of Cummingsville and Cassie Lynn Martin and Amanda Beth Martin both of Spencer; one son, Freddie Ray Martin of Spencer; parents, Elmer and Luedean Martin of Spencer; one grandchild, Madison Roberts of Cummingsville; six sisters and brothers-in-law, … Read More


White County High School Top Ten, in their own words

Posted on May 15, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

CHAD MARCUM
VALEDICTORIAN
I am Chad Steven Marcum, valedictorian of the 2003 graduating class of White County High School.
My parents are Carl and Dorcas Marcum.
I have one sister, Callie, who is nine years old.
My grandparents are Alton and Pearl Marcum, and Ruth Stewart and the late James Edward Stewart.
I have lived all of my life in the Cassville community and attended Cassville Elementary School for my entire elementary school career.
After graduating from sixth grade, I moved on to White County Middle School.
My teachers in both schools were very influential in providing me with the necessary background to realize this educational achievement.
Many … Read More


Lewis Thomas Wood

Posted on May 15, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lewis Thomas Wood, 79, of Walling, passed away May 13, 2003, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.
Wood was born March 16, 1924, in White County to Ellis B. Wood and Nancy Luester West Wood.
He was a life-long member of Spring Hill The Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Wood had been a farmer, former grocery store operator and factory worker at Magnetek.
Wood was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mamie Ruth Swoape Wood; one son, Burl Thomas Wood; one sister, Lula Wood; and three brothers, Elbert Wood, Jessie Wood and Kenneth Wood.
Survivors include his wife, Opal Wright Wood of Walling; … Read More


Landfill concerns commissioners

Posted on May 15, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
“We’ve got a compactor with a busted head and the transmission out of a dozer,” said commissioner B.K. Luna, ” and I’ve had reports of a truck that ran three stop signs.”
Luna had a list in hand Monday night, as he addressed other members of Steering Committee B. He read several complaints from concerned citizens and talked about problems of which he had personal knowledge. Commissioner Loyd Hutchings, who retired from the landfill several years ago, agreed with Luna there were several problems that needed immediate attention.
According to county executive Herd Sullivan, landfill director Terry Messenger is currently on medical leave, and a … Read More


Citizens Bank announces promotions

Posted on May 15, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Robert Verble, president of Citizens Bank of White County, recently announced two promotions.
Howard Hutcherson has been promoted to the position of assistant vice-president. Hutcherson graduated from Mississippi State University in 1990. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in General Business, with a specialization in management, finance and real estate. Hutcherson has been working in banking since 1993.
He and his wife, Melanie, have two children, Courtney, 10, and Cody, 4. “I look forward to meeting and serving the people of this community,” said Hutcherson. “I hope that with my experience, I can be an asset, not only to Citizens BanK, but to the community as well.”
Kathy Flatt, … Read More


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