Monthly Archives: September 2005

Warrior golfers win three of four

Posted on September 16, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Key region contest looms at Cleveland

Posted on September 16, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Ruby Robinson Holman

Posted on September 15, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ruby Robinson Holman, 68, of Quebeck, passed away Sept. 7, 2005.
She was born June 14, 1937, in DeKalb County, to William Savage and Vera Mae Luna Robinson.
Holman retired from Mallory Controls.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Louis Holman; and three brothers, Gene, Hebron and David Robinson.
Survivors include one son, James E. Holman and wife Sandy, of Quebeck; three daughters, Jeanette Holman, of Quebeck, and Frances Poindexter, of Sparta, and Darlene Young and husband Royce, of Doyle; two sisters, Rose Brown, Thelma Spears and husband Guan, all of Sparta; one brother, Doug Robinson and wife Naomi, of Georgia; three grandchildren, Jennifer … CONTINUED


Elizabeth Cantrell Terry

Posted on September 15, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Elizabeth Cantrell Terry, 93, passed away, Sept. 11, 2005.
She was born July 30, 1912, in Warren County, to Andrew Jackson and Artimitia Amelia Blanks Cantrell.
Terry was a member of First United Methodist Church and retired from Orchid Beauty Shop.
She was preceded in death by her husband, R.V. Terry, and one brother, John H. Cantrell Sr.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Van and Terri Terry, of McMinnville; three grandchildren, Lisa Terry, of Grafton, Maine, Lynn Terry, of McMinnville, Will Terry, of Hillsboro; six great-grandchildren; one cousin, Jackie Haley, of McMinnville; one niece, Ellen Cogley, of Bradenton, Fla; and one nephew, John H. Cantrell Jr., of … CONTINUED


Clata Mae Perritt

Posted on September 15, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Clata Mae Perritt, 65, of Florida, formerly of Sparta, passed away Sept. 11, 2005.
Perritt was born Feb. 15, 1940, in White County, to Gaines and Jessie Mae Harris.
She was a member of the 1958 graduating class of WCHS.
Survivors include one son, Victor M. Perritt Jr., of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Stanley Harris, of Umatilla, Fla.; and one sister, Martha Palmer, of Apopka, Fla.
Services were at 2 p.m., Sept. 15, 2005, at Woodlawn Funeral Home, in Orlando, Fla. with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Fla.
Pastor Benjamin Castaldo officiated.
Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Orlando, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.


Ima Dimple Elrod

Posted on September 15, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ima Dimple Elrod, 80,
of Sparta, passed away Sept. 10, 2005.
She was born Nov. 4, 1924, in White County, to John Wesley and Mary Lou Baker Carter.
Elrod had worked at Thomas Industries.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Varris Elrod; and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include one daughter, Lou Ann Simmons; six sons, Mark Elrod, Jerry Elrod, Johnny Elrod, Arnold Elrod, Paul Elrod, all of Sparta, Harold Elrod, of Baxter; one brother Thurman Carter, of Sparta; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great- grandchildren.
Services were at 11 a.m., Sept. 13, 2005, at Black Oak Church of God, with burial in Carter … CONTINUED


Geneva Pearl Norris Willoughby

Posted on September 15, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Geneva Pearl Norris Willoughby, 86, of Lebanon, passed away Sept. 10, 2005.
Willoughby was born in White County, the oldest of six children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank C. Willoughby, and one grandson, David Lee Willoughby.
Survivors include one daughter, Joyce Pike, of Sparta; two sons and daughters-in-laws, Joe and Barbara Willoughby, of Mt. Juliet, Gene and Jamie Willoughby, of Georgia; eight grandchildren and spouses, Sherryl and Patrick Byrd, Cynthia Embry, Michael Willoughby, Kenneth Willoughby, Jeanie and Bobby Teeples, Kevin Pike, Robba and Gene Davis, Ricky Willoughby; seven great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Bill Norris, Gene Norris and Ed Norris.
Services were 1 p.m., Sept. … CONTINUED


Ada Mae Sparks Cole

Posted on September 15, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ada Mae Sparks Cole, 87, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 12, 2005.
She was born May 26, 2005, in Putnam County, to James Thomas and Frances Katherine Brewington Sparks.
Cole had worked at a shirt factory.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband Marion Cole.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda Edwards, Juanita Tollison and her husband Steve, all of Sparta, Leatha Hickey and her husband Winnell, of Baxter; one son, William Cole and wife Sharon, of Cookeville; two sisters, Fancie Davis, Vencie Marshall, both of Sparta; 10 grandchildren, Robert Edwards, Chris Hickey, Sherry Anderson, Dane Hickey, Eddie Cole, Stephen Tollison, Brandy Fusion, Michael Ward, … CONTINUED


John Harold Wallace

Posted on September 15, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

John Harold Wallace, 78, of Nashville, passed away Sept. 9, 2005.
Wallace was born in White County, to Mal C. and Emma P. Wallace.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, a U.S. Navy veteran and owner of Harold Wallace Company.
Wallace was preceded in death by his parents and brother Joe P. Wallace.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Landon Wallace, of Nashville; son and daughter-in-law, John Harold II and Carol Wallace, of Nashville; daughter, Leslie Wallace Gray, of Oakwood, Ohio; brother and wife, Carl C. and Leta Wallace, of Sparta, and four grandchildren, Paul Thomas Gray, Landon William Gray, Christian Wallace Gray and Elliott A. Gray.… CONTINUED


Kathleen Belcher Bowling

Posted on September 15, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kathleen Belcher Bowling, 87, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 13, 2005.
He was born in Wilder, Va., to Leonard and Rassie Lockhart Belcher.
Bowling was a member of the Church of God, and was retired from General Motors.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Claud Powers; her second husband, Finley Bowling; and one sister, Stella Belcher Senter.
Survivors include one son, Ronald G. Powers and his wife Carol, of Cincinnati, Ohio; one brother, Denver Belcher, of Bartley, W.Va.; two grandsons, Matt Powers, Martin Powers; and two great-grandchildren, Marty Powers and Maria Powers.
Services will be 2 p.m., Sept. 15, 2005, at Hurst-Scott Funeral … CONTINUED


Helen Joan Lewis

Posted on September 15, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Helen Joan Lewis, 79, of McMinnville, passed away Sept. 13, 2005.
She attended Temple Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
Lewis was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Ethel Shafer Ashby.
Survivors include her husband, Hobert L. Lewis, of McMinnville; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Sue Lewis, of McMinnville; six daughters and son-in-laws, Lavetta and Bill Westberry, of Murfreesboro, Teresa and Herschel King, Robin and Charles Rolley, Katie and Jackie Matheny, Rita and Lonnie Rogers, Linda and Jeff McGee, of McMinnville; sisters Louise Pickering, of Anderson, Ind., Barbara Bevelhimer, of Lake Okeechobee, Fla.; brother, David Ashby, of Fort Lapel, Ind.; 23 grandchildren; and 16 great … CONTINUED


Charles E. Johnson

Posted on September 15, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Charles E. Johnson, 79, of Marion, passed away Sept. 11, 2005.
He was born Dec. 20, 1925, in Warren County, to Melvin and Lela Ellen Goldtrap Johnson.
Johnson served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a member of Marion Baptist Church and had retired from Ford Motor Company.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James
Johnson, Melville Johnson; and two sisters, Eleanor and Pauline.
Survivors include his wife Lillian; two children, Sandy Johnson, of Georgia, Karen Orful, of Washington; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Howard Johnson, of Florida, Virgil Johnson, of Mansfield, Ohio; and one sister, Luriene Meyers, of Doyle.
Services were … CONTINUED


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