Monthly Archives: August 2003

County budget still undecided,

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

animal control funds out again
Kim Swindell Wood
“We’re not joking here,” said Dewayne Howard, White County budget committee chairman. “This is a serious, tough thing. We’re not trying to hurt any department.”
Howard, 6th district commissioner, spoke to a small group of White County citizens, including numerous White County employees, during a special meeting of the budget committee Thursday. Several county elected officials also attended the meeting.
“We have met several times per week,” said Howard, referring to budget committee members trying to resolve the financial crisis. “Some of the things may not seem fair. It’s not fair the city owes us money.”
Howard’s reference to the … CONTINUED

Local Purple Heart

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

chapter raises money
Coleen Gorski
Thursday, several members of the local Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) were out in the community accepting donations for services and programs needed by returning veterans.
August 7 is the official Purple Heart Day, and members, in support of combat troops, collected in excess of $230.
“It was a very good event,” said Gordon Scott, commander of the local chapter of the Purple Heart. “We met a lot of people, talked to some veterans and collected money to fund our programs. We’re very pleased with it.”
Many people are not aware of the meaning behind the purple heart, or how important … CONTINUED

Adjutant General Carl Wallace

Posted on August 11, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Former state Adjutant General Carl Wallace, 72, who led the Tennessee National Guard for more than 16 years, passed away Aug. 6, 2003, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Wallace joined the National Guard in 1955 and worked his way up the ranks, serving under three governors in the top Guard post.
A native of Stewart County, Wallace graduated from high school and attended Austin Peay State University and graduated from Cumberland University.
In addition to his wife, Wallace is survived by one son, Doug.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Aug. 9, 2003, at First Baptist
Church in Lebanon with burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Sellars Funeral … CONTINUED

Bobby Parks

Posted on August 11, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bobby Parks, 69, of Rossville, Ga., passed away Aug. 9, 2003.
Parks served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was retired from Covenant Transport.
He was preceded in death his parents, Bob Parks Sr. and Easter Parks and two brothers, Johnny Parks and Clyde Parks.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Parks, of Rossville, Ga.; four daughters, Mary Headrick and Charlotte Ladd, both of Rossville, Ga., Elaine Qualls, of Nashville, and Cathy Lance, of Crossville; two sons, Charlie Parks, of Rossville, Ga., and Michael Parks, of Crossville; two step sons, Shelby Potter, of Ringgold, Ga., and Bill Potter, of Crossville; two step daughters, Bertha Goff, of … CONTINUED

Haskle J. Mabe

Posted on August 11, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Haskle J. Mabe, 90, of Walling, passed away Aug. 9, 2003.
Mabe was born Aug. 15, 1912, in White County, to Jim Mabe and Fannie Hutchings Mabe.
He was retired from Thomas Industries.
Mabe was preceded in death by his wife, Ozella Luna Mabe; one son, Wilford; and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include two sons, Leonard Mabe, of Sparta, and Dillard Mabe, of Doyle; one sister, Lula Hutson, of Smithville; nine grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Aug. 11, 2003, at Thurman Funeral Home with burial in Taylor’s Providence Cemetery. Bro. James Parham and Bro. David Lee England will officiate.
Thurman Funeral

Thomas Gillen Fancher

Posted on August 11, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Thomas Gillen Fancher, 79, of Brentwood, passed away Aug. 6, 2003, at Summit Medical Center, in Nashville.
Fancher was born Jan. 15, 1924, in White County, to Samuel Thomas Fancher and Maggie Lou Gillen Fancher Swift.
He was a retired real estate broker and a Tennessee Walking Horse enthusiast. Fancher was also a Scottish Rite Mason.
Fancher was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Brock Fancher, of Brentwood; one son, Charles (Chuck) Hampton Fancher, of Franklin; and two grandson, Drew Hampton Fancher and David Wells Fancher, both of Franklin.
Services were at 3 p.m., Aug. 9, 2003, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial … CONTINUED

Albert (A.G.) Lowe

Posted on August 11, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Albert (A.G.) Lowe, 88, of Spencer, passed away Aug. 6, 2003, at Erlanger Hospital.
Lowe was born May 4, 1915, to Joseph Lowe and Nancy Houk.
He had been an iron worker with Baltimore Electric and Gas Company.
Lowe was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Lola Lowe of Spencer; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Chuck Corzine, of Decatur, Ala., Evelyn Lowe, of Chattanooga, and Claudia and Vince Clark, of Marietta, Ga.; one brother, C.L. Lowe, of Knoxville; one sister, Frances Dodson, of Sparta; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.
Services were at 2 p.m. Aug. 9, 2003, at the chapel of Thurman … CONTINUED

Haston named to preseason All Region 5-4A football team

Posted on August 8, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite

Attempts at ending lawsuit fail

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

Jarrod Conner
After months of negotiations, the Doyle Board of Mayor and Aldermen attempted to resolve the lawsuit against them on Tuesday.
Attorney Elizabeth McDonald attempted to present the board with the Order of Dismissal they needed to sign to end the lawsuit between them and McDonald’s clients, Donna and Eric Jones. The papers were not signed by the board.
Vice-Mayor Robert Meeks led the meeting of the board because of an illness of Doyle Mayor George Barlow. Barlow was present for the meeting, but turned the meeting over to his vice-mayor.
All members of the board were present except for Alderman John Murphy and Kay Doyle, attorney … CONTINUED

Linda Faye Wilmoth Bradley

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

Linda Faye Wilmoth Bradley, 57, of Sparta, passed away August 5, 2003.
Bradley was born April 12, 1946, in White County, to George Finley Wilmoth and Cora Bell Luna Wilmoth.
She was retired from Mallory Controls.
Bradley was preceded in death by her father and three brothers, Leonard Wilmoth, William Wilmoth and Earl Wilmoth.
Survivors include her husband, Hayden Bradley Jr.; her mother, Cora Bell Wilmoth of Sparta, four daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and David Winn, of Murfreesboro, Lisa Conners and John David Young, Lindy and Mike Carr and Cindy Kirkpatrick and Joe Oliver, son, Donald Kirkpatrick and Talsa Scott, brother, Charles Wilmoth and wife Lori, sister, Brenda … CONTINUED

QB Club BBQ a huge success /

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

Week number one of football practice is in the books
Tammy Wilhite
Warrior football coach, Dickie Brown, speaks to the crowd at the Quarterback Club BBQ and auction thanking them for their support.
He said he hoped everyone was as supportive at the end of the first game as they are now.

Willard Lincoln Hayes

Posted on August 4, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Willard Lincoln Hayes, 86, of Sparta, passed away July 31, 2003.
Hayes was born June 2, 1917, in White County, to Jesse McNeil Hayes and Allie Belle Mason Hayes.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He had been an electrical engineer with Dept. of Navy.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Opal Geneva Susie Hayes, of Sparta; 4 daughters, Christina Miller, of Maryland, Jean Rader of Hixson, Geneva Hayes, of Sparta, Sharon Simmons, of Spencer; sister and brother-in-law, Will Thomas and Clarence Barrons, of Arkansas, grandchildren, Jonathan Halstead, Bruce Fike, Robert Honaker, Denise Qualls, Erin Hutchings, Michael Honaker, Melissa Rader, Katherine Garland, … CONTINUED

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