Monthly Archives: January 2008

Ishver M. Parek

Posted on January 17, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ishver M. Parek, 59, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 15, 2008.
Parek was born June 1, 1948, in India, to Maganbhai Patel and Gulabben Patel.
Survivors include his wife, Laxmi Patel, of Sparta; one daughter, Taru Patel, of North Carolina; two sons, Dennis Parek, of Florida, Rakesh Parek, of Crossville; his mother, Gulabben Patel, of India; one sister, Sumanben Patel; and one brother, Ramesh Patel, both of Sparta.
Services will be 11 a.m., Jan. 18, 2008, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home Chapel.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mildred Ruth Manus

Posted on January 17, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mildred Ruth Manus, 87, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 12, 2008.
Manus was born Sept. 19, 1920, in White County, to William Floyd Parker and Emma Ann Rittenberry.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Howard J.B. Manus; and four brothers, Ray Parker, Clay Parker, Jerry Parker and Ernest Parker.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Dwight Lee and Gayle Winnett, and one grandson, Stephen Winnett, all of Sparta.
Services were 1 p.m., Jan. 14, 2008, at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Highland Cemetery. Bro. Dwight Fuqua officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Jack Pearson

Posted on January 17, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jack Pearson, 80, of Franklin, formerly of Sparta, passed away Jan. 11, 2008.
Pearson was born Jan. 21, 1927, in White County, to William Edward Pearson and Zola Mae Hennessee.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. An avid sports fan, Pearson retired with more than 30 years service as a social worker with the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
Pearson was preceded in death by parents.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Katherine Mayes Pearson; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Bonnie Pearson, Terry and Evelyn Pearson, all of Franklin; grandchildren, Will Pearson and wife Kim, Erik Pearson and fianceé Andrea McClure, Jaclyn … CONTINUED


William Thaddus “Bill” Ellis

Posted on January 17, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

William Thaddus “Bill” Ellis, 78, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 12, 2008.
Ellis was born July 29, 1929, in White County, to Ernest Monroe Ellis and Olive Austin Ellis.
He was retired from Greene’s Auto Parts.
Ellis was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Buster Ellis; and two sisters, Jewel Jones and Marie Ellis.
Survivors include his wife, Willodene McBride Ellis, of Sparta; two daughters, Tamara Neely, Dana Ellis, both of Sparta; one brother, Lonnie Ellis; one sister, Maxine Sparkman, both of Hixon; two grandchildren, Misty Pinegar, Lee Narramore, both of Sparta; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler Pinegar and Austin Pinegar.
Services were 2 p.m., Jan. 15, … CONTINUED


Franklin D. Mason

Posted on January 17, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Franklin D. Mason, 73, of Quebeck, passed away Jan. 16, 2008.
Mason was born April 24, 1934, in White County, to Ray Mason and Augustis Cox Mason.
He was retired and was a member of the Baptist church.
Mason was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Survivors include his wife, Donnie McCormick Mason, of Quebeck; two sons, Kenny Mason, Dwight Mason, both of Quebeck; one daughter, Kathy Mason, of Collierville; stepchildren, Carol Lee Crouch, of Morrison, Peggy Woods, Walton Blair, both of McMinnville; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one brother, R. L. Mason, of Quebeck; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m., Jan. … CONTINUED


Margie Mai Gilliam Hamilton

Posted on January 17, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Margie Mai Gilliam Hamilton, 96, of Cookeville, passed away Jan. 11, 2008.
Hamilton was born Dec. 17, 1911, in White County, to Nathaniel Barnett Gilliam and Effie Della Howell Gilliam.
She had been a homemaker.
Hamilton was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herman Lee Hamilton; one son, Jim Hamilton; two sisters, Mattie Selby, Christine Burks; and two brothers, Hubert Gilliam and Herbert Gilliam.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Clara Mae and Erskine Bozarth, of Madison, Jessi Lee and Ralph Anderson, of Old Hickory; one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Shelby Jo Hamilton, of Double Springs; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
Services were … CONTINUED


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