Monthly Archives: September 2015

Little Miss Pageant winners

Posted on September 8, 2015 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

4th runner-up- Treeah Isabella Powell

3rd runner-up- Harper Lynn Pelfrey

2nd runner-up- Renzi Anniston Heady

1st runner-up- Sophia Joyce Austin

Queen- Reagan Shay Fowler


Miss Tiny Tot Pageant winners

Posted on September 8, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

4th runner-up- Kylie Mae McCulley

3rd runner-up- Lexi Marie Zuller

2nd runner-up- Mila Marie Cantrell

1st runner-up- Reagan Kell Howell

Queen- Kerah Rose Lewis


Miss Toddler Pageant winners

Posted on September 8, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

4th runner-up- Avalei Renee Randolph

3rd runner-up- Caleigh Ray Locke

2nd runner-up- Tayla Kayte Portilla

1st runner-up- Anniston Marie Pryor

Queen- Aliannah Jane Cunningham


Mr. Tiny Tot Pageant winners

Posted on September 8, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

4th runner-up- Brylan Douglas Hutchings

3rd runner-up- Colin Thomas Fisher

2nd runner-up- Daniel Lee Sumner

1st runner-up- Brantley Lee Lumpkin

King- Nolan Reed Peacher


Baby Girl Pageant winners

Posted on September 8, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

4th runner up – Zoey Grace Francisco

3rd runner up – Lilly Mae Oakes

2nd runner up – Ayva Reign Miller

1st runner up – Aaliyah Harper McCulley

Queen- Louella Irene Weston


Mearline Hibdon Dodson

Posted on September 8, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Mearline Hibdon Dodson, 74 of Quebeck, passed away Sept. 7, 2015, at St. Thomas River Park Hospital. in McMinnville.

Mrs. Dodson was born July 6, 1941, in White County.

She is preceded in death by her father, Toy Hibdon; mother, Alma Rittenberry Young; sister, Rita; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years Fred Dodson, of Quebeck; four daughters, Mary Evon Mandoza, Kimberly (Micheal) Parks, Lisa (Alan) Lytle, Janie (Tony) Whitman; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Bobby, Verlia, Mildred, Marie; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m., Sept. 9, 2015, at Jericho Church of Christ, with burial in … CONTINUED


William “Billy” Earl Anderson

Posted on September 8, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

William “Billy” Earl Anderson, 69, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 6, 2015, at his home due to complications of lung cancer.

Mr. Anderson was born Feb. 25, 1946, in Nashville, and grew up in Jackson County, Tennessee.

He graduated from Jackson County High School, in 1964, where he was a member of the state tournament basketball team, the number five student in his class, and a Boys State Representative.

After high school, he attended Tennessee Tech before beginning his work with the Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After 30-plus years, he retired in 2005.

He was a member of Sparta First United Methodist Church and an … CONTINUED


Casper “Cap” Sewell

Posted on September 8, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Casper “Cap” Sewell, 95, of Cookeville, passed away Sept. 5, 2015.

Mr. Sewell was a member of North East Church of Christ, in Cookeville. He was a charter member of Farragut Church of Christ.

After his retirement from the Federal Land Bank, in 1982, he returned to what he loved the most – farming, training and showing mules with his brothers and his grandsons.

Mr. Sewell was a very proud “Daddy” of seven daughters.

He was preceded in death by parents, Roy Alvin Sewell and Dovie Watson Sewell; first wife, Mary Jean Marcom Sewell; daughters, Betsy Hanks, Joyce Swain; brothers, Willie Roy Sewell, Chester Sewell, Roy Sewell Jr.; … CONTINUED


Bike Sparta

Posted on September 8, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Nearly 40 women artists honor legacy of Sally Crain-Jager

Posted on September 8, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

An exhibition of new work by nearly 40 women artists in three venues in downtown Cookeville all opening on the same day — that’s an artistic event nearly as ambitious as its namesake, artist Sally Crain-Jager.

The “Sally Forth” exhibit opens Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center on Broad Street, at the Putnam County Library on Broad Street, and at the Magical Muse gallery on Cedar Avenue. All three locations will host opening receptions 6-9 p.m., allowing dedicated patrons an opportunity to attend each.

Crain-Jager passed away last fall, leaving an unmatched legacy in the area. She was co-founder of the Cookeville Arts Council, the … CONTINUED


Mearline Hibdon Dodson

Posted on September 8, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Mearline Hibdon Dodson, 74 of Quebeck, passed away Sept. 7, 2015, at St. Thomas River Park Hospital, in McMinnville.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sept. 9, 2015, at Jericho Church of Christ, with burial in Jericho Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 5 p.m., Sept. 8, at the church.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Holocaust panel to speak at TTU

Posted on September 7, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

A survivor, a rescuer and a child who were hidden from the Nazis will come to Tennessee Tech University, on Oct. 1, 2015, to share their memories and experiences of the Holocaust.

Danielle Kahane-Kaminsky, executive director of the state’s Holocaust Commission, will moderate the panel. The conversation begins at 7 p.m., in the Roaden University Center’s first-floor Tech Pride Room, 1000 N. Dixie Ave., in Cookeville.

The event is free and open to the public.


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