Monthly Archives: July 2003

Marietta Katherine Carter

Posted on July 31, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Marietta Katherine Carter, 74, of Doyle, passed away July 29, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Carter was born July 30, 1928, in White County, to Smith Rogers Swindell and Ethel Swope Hayes.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl Knowles, of Doyle; one son, Edward Carter, of Vonore; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m., July 31, 2003, at the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Bro. Bobby Wilhite officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Patricia Elise Simmons White

Posted on July 28, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Patricia Elise Simmons White, 59, of Sparta, passed away July 23, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Simmons was born June 22, 1944, in McMinnville, to Dillon Simmons and Josephine Black Simmons Ford.
She had been a homemaker.
Simmons was preceded in death by her father and one sister, Virginia Humphrey.
Survivors include her mother, Josephine Simmons Ford of Sparta; step father, Wilbert Ford of Sparta; one brother and sister-in-law, Joe J. and Brenda Simmons of Quebeck; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Wilma and Gary Copeland and Renae Floyd all of Sparta; three step daughters and their spouses, Sherry and Johnny Eldridge of Birmingham, Ala., Debbie and Charles … Read More


Blanche Bandy Howard

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

Blanche Bandy Howard, 82, of Sparta, passed away July 18,2003, at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville.
Howard was born June 7, 1921, in White County, to Otis Sullivan Bandy and Huda Simms Bandy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Arvil Curtis Howard; sister, Alice Bandy Copeland; brothers, Otis G “Cy” Bandy, Robert Merrill Bandy, and James Smith Bandy; and daughter, Marilyn Howard Keathley.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce Howard Bradley and Ron Bradley, of Nashville; one son and daughter-in-law, Edward Curtis Howard and Wanda, of Sparta; one brother, John Rufus Bandy and wife Dot, of Hendersonville; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Services were … Read More


Robert Gaines Qualls

Posted on July 21, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Robert Gaines Qualls, 59, of Sparta, passed away July 17, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Qualls was born Oct. 31, 1943, in Sparta, to Robert Odell and Dorothy Randolph Qualls.
He had been a brick mason.
Qualls was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Earl Qualls.
Survivors include his wife, Bernie Ruth Kirby of Sparta; two sisters and brothers-in-law Martha and Jimmy Presley and Joyce and Jimmy Woody all of Sparta; one brother, David Qualls of Sparta; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were at 2 p.m., July 20, 2003, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Highland Cemetery. Jerry Barnwell and Fate Wilson … Read More


Bertha L. Parrish

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

Bertha L. Parrish, 77, of Walling, passed away July 8, 2003, at Generations of Spencer.
Parrish was born Nov. 26, 1925, in Kentucky, to Horace Dallas Savage and Sara Callthorpe Savage.
She had been a homemaker.
Parrish was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Lee Parrish; and one sister, Mary Lucille Dukes.
Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Jean and Terry Wilson of Walling, Wilma and John Norris of Chicago, Ill., Helen and Gregg Allen of West Monroe, La. and Dorothy and Bobby Hood of Sparta; one brother, James Lloyd Savage of Quebeck; four sisters, Rebecca Pope of Cleveland, Iva Louise Wagoner of Doyle, … Read More


Benjamin Ernest Judd

Posted on July 14, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Benjamin Ernest Judd, 39, of Sparta, passed away July 8, 2003.
Judd was born Aug. 4, 1963, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Joe Judd and Betty Ruth LaFever Judd.
He had been a financial advisor.
Judd was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents, Vernal and Ethel LaFever and Josie Green and Ernest Judd.
Survivors include his father and step mother, Joe and Norma Judd of Ellicot City, Md.; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Jonathan Judd of North Carolina and John and Joan Williams of Maryland; one sister, Suzanne Williams of Florida; aunts and uncles, Jo Cawthon, Susan LaFever, John LaFever, Cindy Johnson and David LaFever and wife … Read More


Ruby Jane Boles

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

Ruby Jane Boles, 88, of Hilham, passed away July 2, 2003.
Survivors include two sons, William Thomas Boles of Hilham and Eugene Boles of Gainesboro; two daughters, Dora Mae Parks of Sparta and Wilma Boles of Hilham; 14 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
Services were 10 a.m., July 5, 2003, at Upton Funeral Home with burial in Turkeytown Cemetery.
Upton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Carl Henry

Posted on July 7, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Carl Henry, 59, of Sparta, passed away July 3, 2003, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Henry was born June 21, 1944, in White County, to Alva Lee Henry and Dovie Mae Clouse Henry.
He had worked in a saw mill.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Louise Henry of Sparta; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Carol Henry of Sparta; one daughter, Jennifer Henry of Sparta; four brothers, Troy Henry, Roy Henry, Horace Henry and R.V. Henry all of Sparta; and two sisters, Ruth Phifer and Maryetta Usrey both of Sparta.
Services were at 2 p.m., July 6, 2003, at Findlay … Read More


Myrna Rhea Pittman Brown

Posted on July 3, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Myrna Rhea Pittman Brown, 62, of Nashville, passed away June 27, 2003, at Bay Medical in Panama City, Fla.
Brown was born Nov. 23, 1940, in
White County, to Zollie Pittman and Hattie Slatten Pittman Adcock.
She had been a truck driver for Celdon Trucking.
Brown was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include her mother, Hattie Slatten Pittman Adcock of Sparta; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Vickie Pittman of Nashville, Billie Ruth and Gerald Harris of Walling and Janice and Lyn Spakes of Sparta; one brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Ruth Pittman of Cookeville; one special nephew, Cole Vinson of Nashville; and several other nieces and … Read More


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