Monthly Archives: June 2003

Flossie Tinsley

Posted on June 30, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Flossie Tinsley, 90, of Red Boiling Springs, passed away June 26, 2003.
Tinsley was born Dec. 7, 1912, in Jackson County, to William Spivey and Nancy Brown Spivey.
She was a member of Lafayette Church of Christ and had been a homemaker.
Tinsley was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Kay Tinsley and four brothers, Bedford, Mack Roscoe and Comer Spivey.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Ruby and Kenneth Swan of Lafayette; one son, Roy Tinsley of Hendersonville; two sisters, Vera Fletcher of Sparta and Flora Likens of Lebanon; three grandchildren, Ryan Henderson, Rachel Henderson, Andrew Weaver and Caleb weaver;
Services were at 10 a.m., June 28, … Read More


Vernon Clinton Black

Posted on June 26, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Vernon Clinton Black, 78, of Oak Ridge, passed away June 21, 2003, at Methodist Medical Center, in Oak Ridge.
Black was born May 21, 1925, in the Ravenscroft community, of White County, to Andy Black and Ersia Dotson.
He was a member Trinity United Methodist Church and Faith Masonic Lodge #756. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Black was also retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems after 36 years.
Black was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Lloyd Black; and one sister, Leola Black.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Patricia Black of Oak Ridge; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and … Read More


WCCH golf tournament a success

Posted on June 24, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Rev. Danny Ray Payne

Posted on June 23, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Rev. Danny Ray Payne 49, of Sparta, passed away June 21, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Payne was born Dec. 31, 1953, in Whitwell, to Joe Parker Payne and Jessie Faye Green Payne Dukes.
He was a minister.
Payne was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Guy Payne of Sparta; two daughters, Jessica Nicole Payne and Sara Elizabeth Payne both of Sparta; three brothers, Randy Payne and Michael Payne both of Chattanooga and Greg Payne of Murfreesboro; one sister, Sharon Lack of Sparta; and grandfather, Charlie Rhea Green of Sparta.
Services will be at 11 a.m., June 25, 2003, at East Sparta … Read More


Herman Alfred Denton

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

Herman Alfred Denton, 71, of Sparta, passed away June 17, 2003.
Denton was born Jan. 5, 1932, in White County, to Barlow Denton and Flossie Whitaker Denton.
He had been an electrician.
Denton was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lassie Selby; and four brothers, Willis Denton, Elmer “Red” Denton, Eskel “Eck” Denton and Willard Denton.
Survivors include his wife, Carrie Denton of Sparta; children, Dickie Denton and wife Martha of Watertown, Ricky Denton and wife Gwen of Cookeville, Randall Dean Denton and wife Jennifer of Sparta and Tracy Daylean Denton of Sparta; brothers and sisters, Joe Denton of Ohio, Stella Floyd of Sparta, Arlene George … Read More


Pearl Lee Young Young

Posted on June 16, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Pearl Lee Young Young, 90, of Sparta, passed away June 13, 2003, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Young was born Nov. 21, 1910, in White County, to Charlie and Florence Cunningham Young.
She had been a homemaker.
Young was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Earnest, Estle and William Young; and one sister, Zettie Horton.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Erbie Gene and Faye Young of Smithville, Ben F. Young Jr. and wife Judy of McMinnville and Charles Young of Sparta; three daughters and one son-in-law, Wilma Miller and Sherry and Neil Woods all of Sparta and Darline Young of Morrison; one brother, Herbert … Read More


Roy Lee Cravens

Posted on June 12, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Roy Lee Cravens, 89, of Sparta, passed away June 8, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Cravens was born Oct. 13, 1913, in White County, to General Morgan and Myrtle Demps Cravens.
He was a retired bus driver and farmer.
Cravens was preceded in death by his wife, Florence M. Selby Cravesn; parents; one brother, Casto Cravesn; and one sister, Vernell Polston.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Dave and Carolyn Cravens, of Walling, and Jimmy and Peggy Cravens, of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Dianna and Gary Meeker, of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Tim Boyd and wife Lisa, of Hampton, Va. LeAnn Boyd, of Nashville, and Christopher … Read More


Ann Simmons

Posted on June 9, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ann Simmons
Ann Simmons, 57, of Cookeville, passed away June 5, 2003, at Baptist Select Care Rehab Center.
Simmons was born June 16, 1945, in White County, to Thomas Levi Clouse and Glena Conley Clouse.
She had been employed at CM Clothing.
Simmons was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Lonnie Vestle Simmons, of Cookeville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Robert Shoemake and Pam and Tracy Tollison, all of Sparta; one sister and brother-in-law, Beulah and Robert O’Brien, of Sparta; and three grandchildren, Ethan, Kayne and Jewel Tollison.
Services were at 8 p.m., June 8, 2003, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home … Read More


Parker Edward Shockley

Posted on June 5, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Parker Edward Shockley, 73, of Van Buren County, passed away June 2, 2003.
Shockley was born Dec. 27, 1929, in Van Buren County, to Louis Shockley and Emma Paine Shockley.
He was employed in a factory.
Shockley was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Edward Shockley Jr. and Michael Shockley; and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Ruth Shockley; five daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and J.L. McReynolds of Spencer, Phyllis and Randy Hill of Ethridge, Sandra and Allen Simmons of Spencer, Faye and Bruce Dunn of Spencer, and Pearlene Shockley and special friend, David Earl Swindell of Spencer; one son, Gary Shockley of … Read More


James H. Ledford

Posted on June 2, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James H. Ledford, 51, of Walling, passed away May 28, 2003, at St. Thomas Hospital, in Nashville.
Ledford was born April 9, 1952, in Guthrie, Ky.
He was employed by Sparta Electric and Water Department.
Ledford was
preceded in death by his father, Joe Matt Ledford.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Fay Ledford of Walling; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shannon and Eddy Womack and Buffy and Terry Howard, all of Sparta; one son, Shane R. Ledford, of Walling; mother, Orlena Jewel Golden Cope, of Sparta; three granddaughters, Keann Robbins, Kibby Womack and Karly Anne Womack; two grandsons, Cameron Robbins and Jared Howard; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe M. … Read More


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