Monthly Archives: December 2003

Wayne Thomas Palmer

Posted on December 1, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Wayne Thomas Palmer, 57, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 29, 2003.
Palmer was born Aug. 3, 1946, in White County, to Jack Trail Palmer and Edith Palmer.
He was retired from Thomas Industries.
Palmer served in the U.S. Navy and worked with Boy Scouts for over 40 years and served as Troop Leader of 175 Troop for 30 years.
Palmer was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Dennis Palmer; and one nephew, Denny Palmer.
Survivors include wife, Jan Henley Palmer; one son, Garrett Palmer; mother, Edith Palmer; step-son, Randy Parker; step daughter, Tammy Parker; step grandchild, Leslie Palmer, all of Sparta; three brothers, Jack Palmer, of … Read More


Audrey Gladys Madewell

Posted on December 1, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Audrey Gladys Madewell, 82, of Spencer, passed away Nov. 27, 2003.
Madewell was born Nov. 1, 1921, in Van Buren County, to Marion A. Simmons and Ida Mary Mooneyham Simmons.
She had been a retired factory worker.
Madewell was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Elbert Madewell.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Maxine and Rob Jones, of McMinnville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Shirley Madewell, and Eugene and Wilma Madewell, of Spencer; grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Services were at 2 p.m., Nov. 30, 2003, at Love-Cantrell and Cope Spencer Chapel, with burial in Town Cemetery. Bro. Danny Rogers officiated.
Love-Cantrell and Cope Funeral


Paul L. Orr

Posted on December 1, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Paul L. Orr, 82, of Tullahoma, passed away Nov. 27, 2003.
Orr was born Aug. 9, 1921, in Doyle, to John A. Orr and Phoebe C. Hollingsworth Orr.
He served in the U. S. Coast Guard during World War II and had been an electrical supervisor with Arnold Engineering.
Orr was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Survivors include his wife, Francis Orr, of Tullahoma; two sons, William Orr, of Murfreesboro and Randy Orr, of Tullahoma; one brother, John Orr, of Hermitage and one nephew, David Orr, of Sparta.
Services were graveside at 2 p.m., Nov. 28, 2003, at Doyle Cemetery. Bro. Randy White officiated.… Read More


Ellen Norwood Broyles

Posted on December 1, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ellen Norwood Broyles, 83, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 25, 2003.
Broyles was born July 1, 1920, in White County, to Charles Hill Broyles and Birdie B. Broyles.
She was a retired mail carrier.
Broyles was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one niece, Lois Grizzell, of Cookeville and one nephew, Charles A. Sewell, of Sparta.
Services were at 3 p.m., Nov. 29, 2003, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Highland Cemetery. Bro. Charlie Myers officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Maude Lawson Young

Posted on December 1, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Maude Lawson Young, 92, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 29, 2003.
Young was born Oct. 1, 1911, in White County, to Will Lawson and Cora Belle Lawson.
She was retired co-owner of Young’s Grocery Store.
Young was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Claude Young; infant daughter; one son-in-law, Lester Norris; one grandson, Steve Norris; one infant great grandson; three sisters, Rosie Holloway, Mattie Yarber and Grace England; and two brothers, Marvin Lawson and Orville Lawson.
Survivors include two daughters, Christine Norris, of Dearborn, Michigan; Lorene Briggs and her husband, Walter, of Sparta; two grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Dec. 1, … Read More


Lena B. Howell

Posted on December 1, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lena B. Howell, 81, of Cookeville, passed away Nov. 26, 2003.
Howell was born Oct. 24, 1922, in Van Buren County, to Lonnie Yates and Louella Wilson Yates.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George Lewey Howell; and two brothers, Odell Yates and Edward Yates.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Terry Thomas; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jessie Wayne Howell and Rita Howell, and George Larry ‘Bean’ Howell, all of Cookeville; one sister and brother-in-law, Hanna and Charles Tyler, of Clinton, Ind.; two sisters-in-law, Geneva Brown, of Arkansas, Lucy Weber, of Texas; four grandchildren, Trisha and Kenneth Young, Brandi and Jeff … Read More


Willie Cameron Clark Austin

Posted on December 1, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Willie Cameron Clark Austin, 86, of Murfreesboro, passed away Nov. 24, 2003.
Austin was born in White County, to Erbie B. Clark and Henry Lou Cameron Clark.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband Merrill D. Austin.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Merrill D. and Becky Austin, of Monument, Colo., John L. and Linda Austin, of Memphis, and William C. and Charlotte Austin, of Murfreesboro; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Hutson, of Sparta; two brothers, Thomas A. Clark, of Fairfield Glade, Erbie Clark, of Sparta; and five grandchildren.
Services were at 11 a.m., Nov. 29, 2003, at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro, with burial in … Read More


Robert Ray Davis

Posted on December 1, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Robert Ray Davis, 74, of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, passed away Nov. 9, 2003.
Davis served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Mable Imogene Dodson Davis, of Sparta; one son, Robert E. Davis, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sisters, Christine Grogan and Elmarie Hardin, both of Sparta; one brother, J.C. Davis, of Sparta; and several nieces and nephews.
Private graveside services were at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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