Monthly Archives: June 2004

Celebrating the true meaning of Memorial Day

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

Jeanne Bruce
To some, Memorial Day is the unofficial first day of summer. It is a long weekend that is spent barbecuing on the deck, sunning at the beach or getting the pool ready for the season. But, relaxation isn’t the true meaning behind the holiday.
Originally, Memorial Day was set aside to honor those who were killed during the Civil War. Southern states refused to acknowledge the holiday, feeling it honored only the northern Union soldiers. After World War I, the holiday was expanded to recognize Americans who fought in any war. Thus, the southern states were persuaded to accept it as a holiday. In 1971, Congress … Read More

Alma Jewell Sherrell Moore

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

Alma Jewell Sherrell Moore, 88, of McMinnville, passed away May 31, 2004.
Moore was born Jan. 17, 1916, in White County, to Byrd Sherrell and Naomi Frances Pistole Sherrell.
She had been a homemaker.
Moore was preceded in death by husbands, Lloyd Sherrell and John R. Moore; one son, Lloyd E. Sherrell Jr.; step daughter, Brenda Moore Phillips; grandson, Keith Sherrell; and one brother, J.V. Sherrell.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Earl Bailey, of McMinnville, Gail and Jim Green, of Gallatin; grandchildren, Kim Sherrell, Kevin Marcom, Tina Marcom, all of McMinnville, Terrell Marcom, Dana Marcom, both of Clarksville, Penny Green, Tiffany Green, both of Gallatin, … Read More

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