Monthly Archives: April 2004

State director conducts E-911 town hall meeting

Posted on April 6, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
In an effort to keep E-911 boards of directors and personnel better informed, Anthony C. Haynes, executive director of the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board, recently conducted a regional town hall meeting in Cookeville.
Several counties were in attendance at the April 2, 2004, meeting, including White County, which was represented by E-911 board members Ben Gardenhire and Tommy Austin; Wallace Austin, chairman of the White County Board of Commissioners; Margaret Pearson, City of Sparta alderwoman; and Harry Cole, White County E-911 director.
Haynes opened the meeting with informative updates on issues affecting E-911 centers across the state. He talked about the state board’s plan for … Read More


Clifford Horace Payne

Posted on April 5, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Clifford Horace Payne, 74, of Sparta, passed away April 1, 2004.
Payne was born May 17, 1929, in White County to Charlie Payne and Cassie Lee Payne.
He served the United States during the Korean War and was self-employed in auto paint and body work.
Payne was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include two daughters, Connie Elaine Gentry, of Cookeville, Vickie Jean Carmack, of Beaver Creek, Ohio; two sons, Buddy ‘Jay’ Payne, Ricky Lynn Payne, both of Sparta; one stepdaughter, Lisa Whitaker, of Crossville; one brother, William “Bill” Payne, of Sparta; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Services were at 2 p.m., April 4, 2004, at … Read More


Daisy Steele Stone

Posted on April 5, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Daisy Steele Stone, 86, of Sparta, passed away April 1, 2004.
Stone was born Sept. 16, 1917, in White County to Ben Steele and Bertha Hicks Steele.
She had been a homemaker.
Stone was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Dennis T. Stone.
Survivors include four daughters, Dixie Phifer, Dean Fleaher, Sandra Lewis, Paula Tompkins, all of Sparta; two sons, Charles Stone, of Cookeville, Jimmy Stone, of Maryville; one sister, Jane Graves, of Sparta; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Services were at 2 p.m., April 4, 2004 at Hunter Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Tommy Lee Davis and … Read More


Allen Lee Mason

Posted on April 5, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Allen Lee ‘Burrhead’ Mason, 62, of Quebeck, passed away April 1, 2004.
Mason was born April 23, 1941, in White County to Elbert Lee Mason and Ila Mae Price Mason.
He had been employed as an inspector at a tool factory.
Mason was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Catherine McBride.
Survivors include his wife, Davina Mason, of Quebeck; three sons, Tim Mason, Gary Mason and wife, Mary Ann, Brad Mason, all of Quebeck; one sister, Juanita Moore, of Quebeck; one aunt, Georgia Whitey Helton, of Spencer; and two grandsons, Dustin Mason and Cody Mason, of Quebeck.
Services were at 11 a.m., April 3, 2004, … Read More


Johnnie Jewell Hitchcock Seabolt

Posted on April 5, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Johnnie Jewell Hitchcock Seabolt, 99, of Rogersville, formerly of Sparta, passed away April 1, 2004.
Survivors include a host of relatives and friends in White County.
Services were at 7 p.m., April 3, 2004, at First Baptist Church in Rogersville.
Information courtesy of Thurman Funeral Home.


Elizabeth Ann Patton

Posted on April 5, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Elizabeth Ann Patton, 65, of Big Ridge, passed away April 1, 2004.
Patton was born to Charles McKinley Smith and Myrtice Elizabeth Smith Ezell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Thomas Ray Patton; sisters, Evelyn Smith, Lillian Smith, Charlene Ezell; three brothers, Floyd H. Smith, Floyd and Lloyd Ezell.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, William ‘Bill’ Patton; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Patrick Carter, Billie and David Smith, Marie and Kevin Fritts; three sons and two daughters-in-law, David and Lori Patton, Kenny and Tammy Patton, Joe Patton; several grandchildren; one sister Ella Dean Manley; brothers, Roy Smith, Jerry Ezell, Ronnie Ezell, … Read More


Ethel Clayton Young Cope

Posted on April 5, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ethel Clayton Young Cope, 81, of Sparta, passed away April 3, 2004.
Cope was born Feb. 14, 2004, in DeKalb County, to Oscar W. Young and Ollie Mae Adcock Young.
She had been a beautician.
Cope was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank L. Cope; three brothers, Calbert Young, Barnett Young, Harold Young; and one sister, Ruth Adcock Taylor.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and John Cloyd, Regina and Les Davis, all of Sparta; grandchildren, Laurinda and Joe Hallums, John Cloyd Jr, Joey and Heather Cloyd, Lorie Cloyd, Michael and Tena Davis, Matthew David, all of Sparta; great grandchildren, Nick Hallums, April Hallums, Josh … Read More


Taking steps back in time

Posted on April 5, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Dust off those dancing shoes, brush up on a few swing steps and waltzes, and get ready to dance to the sounds of music that made memories.
Beginning April 8, 2004, at Sparta-White County Senior Center, individuals can hear music of an era when women swooned at the site of Frank Sinatra and men tried to imitate the suave and debonair mannerisms of the cabaret singers. Brenda Roberts, senior center director, is proud of the new addition to the entertainment schedule, which will feature Woody Phillips, who became a familiar household name in White County as a radio personality and journalist.
“I am so excited,” … Read More


Take a day off and go to the Women’s Show

Posted on April 5, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanne Bruce
All women seem to have a million things on the “to do” list. But, The Expositor would like to invite the women of White County and the Upper Cumberland to a day planned especially with them in mind. For one day, April 17, 2004, the focus will be on women only. Schedules will be laid aside, and women will be treated to a day of fun, relaxation, and pampering at the Ag Complex on the White County Fairgrounds.
A fashion show, food, and door prizes will round out the day, allowing women a chance to dream about a new outfit, enjoy a bite to eat, and … Read More


Hacker escapes serious injuries

Posted on April 5, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
An early morning crash Monday sent a White County teenager to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.
According to a report by Trooper Mark Dial, of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Hannah Hacker, 17, of Sparta, was traveling west on Roy Null Road and lost control on a curve.
Hacker’s 2003 Jeep traveled off the south side and impacted with a ditch. The Jeep then traveled through a fence and rolled several times, ejecting Hacker from the vehicle. She was not wearing a seat belt.
Hacker was transported by Life Force helicopter to Erlanger. The Expositor spoke with Hacker’s mother, Cathy Hacker, Wednesday night about Hannah’s condition.
Cathy … Read More


Something for everyone

Posted on April 5, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanne Bruce
This year’s Women’s Show promises to be a great “getaway” for women.
There will be so much to enjoy. Browsing the booths, watching the fashion show, seeing good friends, buying something new, eating good food, and winning some great prizes – all at an event designed specifically for women.
Three of the many vendors at the Women’s Show shared their plans for the day. At Cookeville Kia, employees know that safety is important to a woman.
“We know that safety is important to women,” said Janice Cole, customer relations manager at Cookeville Automotive. “Our vehicles offer a 5-star rating, all at affordable prices.”
Cole added the … Read More


Harry Lee Manus Sr.

Posted on April 1, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Harry Lee Manus Sr., 59, of Sparta, passed away March 29, 2004.
Manus was born Aug. 24, 1944, in White County to Andrew Jackson Manus and Isie Beth Hutson Manus.
He had been a truck driver.
Manus was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Manus, of Sparta; two daughters, Christina Lou Phillips, Sonia Kathleen Hartman, both of Sparta; two sons, Harry Lee Manus Jr, of Dover, Russell Craig Manus, of Doyle; two sisters, Gladys Allbritton, of Lake City, Fla., Glenda Faye Smith, of Plant City, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Gregory Lee Young, Katie Leavonna Hartman, Andrew Craig Manus, Kayla Elaine Manus, Deidrea Allysun Hartman, … Read More


Emma Lucille Barlow Lynn

Posted on April 1, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Emma Lucille Barlow Lynn, 85, of Sparta, passed away March 30, 2004.
Lynn was born Oct. 10, 1918, in Jackson County, to Walter and Mattie Phillips Barlow.
She had been a homemaker.
Lynn was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, James Lynn.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Frasier and husband, Leon, of Sparta, Beverly Barlow and husband Aaron, of Walling; two sisters, Lesby Carr and husband Hanson, of Sparta, Hattie Johnson, of Gainsboro; three grandchildren, Michael Lynn, Wendy Gentry and her husband, Jeff, and Dustin Barlow; and one great grandson, Tyler Gentry.
Services will be 2 p.m., April 2, 2004, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial … Read More


William Henry Camp

Posted on April 1, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

William Henry Camp, 94, of Sparta, passed away March 27, 2004.
Camp was born Oct. 5, 1909, to Harry Camp and Lena Breeding Camp.
He served in World War II, received the Purple Heart and was a member of the VFW. Camp was a retired letter carrier, was a Rotarian of long standing and was active in the Sparta Senior Citizen Center.
Camp was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth Wilhite Camp; one sister, Frances Camp; four brothers, Jim Camp, Scott Camp, Frank Camp, and Lucius Camp.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary C. Pruett and her husband, Bob, of Granville; one son, Bill Camp and … Read More


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