Monthly Archives: January 2007

Cathy Lynn Baldwin Dabbs

Posted on January 4, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Cathy Lynn Baldwin Dabbs, 48, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 25, 2006, at White County Community Hospital.
Dabbs was born Sept. 19, 1958, in Dayton, Ohio, to Ralph Ray Baldwin and Shirley Hall Baldwin Burress.
She had been a housewife.
Dabbs was preceded in death by her mother.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth David Dabbs; one son, Kenneth Lee Dabbs, of Sparta; stepfather, Ronnie Burress, of Pensacola, Fla.; and two sisters, Wadena Grow and Ettia Gail Schlipf, both of Dayton, Ohio.
Services were 11 a.m., Dec. 28, 2006, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Cemetery.
Mitchel D. Bean officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of


Roy Neal Tribble

Posted on January 4, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Roy Neal Tribble, 65, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 29, 2006, at White County Community Hospital.
Tribble was born Sept. 24, 1941, in Lebanon, to Lofton and Pauline Midgett Tribble.
He had been an auto mechanic and had served in the U.S. Army.
Tribble was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Tribble.
Survivors include two sons, Bob and Tom Whitman, both of Washington; two daughters, Leslie Gennin, of Oklahoma and Peggy Vickers, of Lafayette; two sisters, Martha Layton, of Florida, and Frankie Floyd, of Rock Island; two step-brothers, Georgie Givens, of Lebanon and Thomas Givens, of South Carolina; and seven grandchildren.
The family requests … Read More


James Edward Johnson

Posted on January 4, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Edward Johnson, 80, of Walling, passed away Dec. 30, 2006, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Johnson was born Jan. 25, 1926, in White County, to James Herman Johnson and Nancy Eller Atnip Johnson.
He had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Johnson had attended Plainview Baptist Church.
He enjoyed farming, family and friends.
Johnson was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Dallas Johnson, Dennie Reed Johnson and Earl Johnson; and two sisters, Marie Kirby and Teresa Pearl Johnson.
Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Margaret Louise Johnson; two sons, David and his wife Linda Johnson, of Walling, and Lynn Johnson, … Read More


Delma Ray Wallace

Posted on January 4, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Delma Ray Wallace, 93, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 29, 2006, at NHC Healthcare, in Sparta.
Wallace was born May 27, 1913, in White County, to Samuel A. Moore and Mamie Lena Knowles Moore.
She had taught school for many years and had coached the White County High School Warriorettes basketball team.
Wallace retired from White County High School.
She had been very active in the community in her latter years.
Wallace had been a member of the Retired Teachers Association. She was a talented artist, as well as serving on White County Fair Association Board, Cattlemen’s Association, White County Red Cross, Senior Olympics and Sparta-White County Genealogical … Read More


Grundy Lee Young

Posted on January 4, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Grundy Lee Young, 78, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 1, 2007, at his residence.
Young was born May 30, 1928, in Grundy County.
He had been a furniture maker, logger, farmer and member of the Hensley Chapel Baptist Church where he was a deacon and Sunday School superintendent.
He was a big man, known for his kind heart and gentle hands.
He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a paratrooper.
Young was preceded in death by his parents, William Clay Young, Zemma Knowles Young and Nanie Katherine Lee Young; six brothers, Oliver, William Finley, Rhea, Paul, Clay and Daniel Young; two sisters, Mary … Read More


Lizzie Jane Chandler

Posted on January 4, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lizze Jane Chandler, 79, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 26, 2006, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Chandler was born March 20, 1927, in Clay County, to William Mitchell Chandler and Florence Hattie Sanders Chandler.
She had been a homemaker.
Chandler was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include eight cousins, Carl Roberts, Ola Mae Dial, Dora Weaver, Gail Blanton Dial, Bob Young, Charles Young, Cleva Dell Young Rich and Mary Gaines Steele; and special friend, Loretta Winnett, of Sparta.
Services were 2 p.m., Dec. 28, 2006, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Cemetery.
Billy Hawkins officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Margret Ann McKeehan

Posted on January 4, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Margret Ann McKeehan, 48, of Rock Island, passed away Jan. 1, 2007, at St. Thomas Hospital.
She had been a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church.
McKeehan was preceded in death by her parents, Jack Frank and Samantha Green McKeehan and one daughter, Stephanie Cantrell.
Survivors include one daughter, Bridgett Vientos, of Maryville; one son, Brandon Whiting, of McMinnville; three sisters, Penny and her husband Carl Brimmer, of Spencer, Bobbie Jo Mellulis, of Hot Springs, Ark., and Oma and her husband Gene Eller, of Rock Island; six brothers, Terry and his wife Mary McKeehan, of McMinnville, Bruce McKeehan, of McMinnville, Danny McKeehan, of McMinnville, Jack Jr. … Read More


Eva Frances Killian

Posted on January 4, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Eva Frances Killian, 84, of Beersheba Springs, passed away Jan. 1, 2007, at her son’s residence in Knoxville.
Killian was born Dec. 3, 1922, in the Irvin College Community, to Arsey and Wallie Gross.
Killian was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Carl Gross; and one infant sister.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Bro. Glyn Killian; two sons, Mike and his wife Sue Killian, of Chattanooga, and Jerry and his wife Trish Killian, of Knoxville; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Services will be 2 p.m., Jan. 4, 2007, at The Layne Funeral Home, in Grundy County, with burial in the Philadelphia Cemetery. Joe D. … Read More


Betty Josephine Bell McDonald

Posted on January 4, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Betty Josephine Bell McDonald passed away Dec. 20, 2006, at NHC Healthcare, in Cookeville.
McDonald was born May 29, 1926, in Columbia, to Joseph Fearon Bell and Gladys Grissom Bell.
She was a retired public school teacher who had taught at Jere Whitson, Capshaw, Sycamore and Bloomington Springs schools, in Putnam County, and Walling Elementary, in White County.
McDonald had attained a master’s degree in school counseling at TTU.
She had been a member of Jere Whitson Road Church of Christ, in Cookeville.
McDonald had been a charter member and first president of the Sally Tompkins Chapter #2123 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
McDonald had served … Read More


January is Get Organized Month

Posted on January 3, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
You are constantly misplacing things.
It takes hours to find that important item you laid down to answer the phone.
The hallway is so messy it could be mistaken for a landfill, and forget about trying to open a closet door because the landslide would take over the whole street.
What would the neighbors think?
The car doesn’t fit in the garage, the exercise equipment is being used as a clothes rack and the dust on the television makes a person think it is snowing on every show.
There is actually a National Association of Professional Organizers, and business is booming for professional organizers. There is … Read More


WEOC wraps up year with roundtable discussion

Posted on January 3, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Plant managers and human resource managers, as well as business owners, gathered for the year-end meeting for Workforce Employer Outreach Committee to discuss each of their concerns for the upcoming year.
In March 2005, the White County chapter of WEOC held its first meeting. The committee was the brainchild of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development and incorporates business people into a forum to gain knowledge about ways to enhance the community and its employees.
Peggy Mahaney, employers’ services specialist for the department, explained the program is designed to reach out to the community and find out about the interests and concerns of employers, … Read More


What’s Cooking bought by familiar faces in the industry

Posted on January 3, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
Stan and Marie Jordan are probably best known as the former owners of Stan’s Diner, but recently decided to get back into the restaurant business and bought What’s Cooking Restaurant and Grill.
The couple has added a fun, tropical island-themed atmosphere, as well as a big screen television to add to their patrons’ enjoyment. Live music is provided Tuesday and Friday nights, with standing room only usually available.
“We want to invite all our former customers from Stan’s diner to come join us,” said Stan.
What’s Cooking offers a buffet, a full menu of new dinner items, a full salad bar, homemade desserts, soups and stews.… Read More


Kathy Brock Long

Posted on January 3, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kathy Brock Long, 54, of Doyle, passed away Jan. 2, 2008.
Long was born May 23, 1953.
Arrangements were incomplete at press time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Lola Mae ‘Betty’ McBride Bumbalough

Posted on January 3, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lola Mae ‘Betty’ McBride Bumbalough, 68, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 29, 2007.
Bumbalough was born March 23, 1939, in White County, to John McBride and Mary Presley McBride.
She had been a housewife.
Bumbalough was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Huey McBride, Robert Roland; and one sister, Mildred Ramos.
Survivors include her husband, Gordon H. Bumbalough, of Sparta; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Dean Bender, of Indianapolis, Ind., Sandra and Duane Day, of Loganville, Ga.; five grandsons, William Daniels, Bryant Bender, Kenneth Day, Russell Day, Blake Day; six sisters, Helen Irwin, Louise Holly, Rudy Irwin, Elizabeth McBride, Juanita Beavers, Shirley Torres; and one … Read More


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