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Monthly Archives: March 2017

John Thomas Jenkins

Posted on March 20, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

John Thomas Jenkins, 79, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, formerly of Sparta, passed away March 13, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. Jenkins was born on June 22, 1937, to Hershel Jenkins and Notie Jane Rose Jenkins.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This information is courtesy of Oak Lawn Funeral Home.


Mary Lynne Nash

Posted on March 20, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Mary Lynne Blair Nash, 49, of Sparta, passed away March 13, 2017, at the Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

She was born Aug. 25, 1967, in Memphis.

Funeral service was 11 a.m., March 17, 2017, at Old Country Church, in Quebeck, with burial in Lost Creek Cemetery.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Bettye Jean Selby Wilson

Posted on March 20, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Bettye Jean Selby Wilson, 84 of Sparta, loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully at her home, in Ocala, Florida, on March 14, 2017.

She was born March 21, 1932, in Sparta.

A graveside service was 1 p.m., March 18, 2017, at Plainview Cemetery, in the Cassville community.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


George O. Divine

Posted on March 20, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

George O. Divine, 59, of Sparta, passed away March 14, 2017, at his home.

Mr. Divine was born June 13, 1957, in Hackettstown, New Jersey, the son of George and Evelyn Yonkers.

He grew up in San Jose, California.

Mr. Divine was a great car salesman for 35 years. He never met a stranger and was loved by everyone.

Mr. Divine was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law, Charles “Brother” Bradley.

Survivors include his wife, Felicia Divine, whom he married May 5, 1996, in Mobile, Alabama; his mother-in-law, Edith Bradley, of Sparta; one sister, Kathy Sullivan, of Seattle, Washington; nephew, Greg Jamison; one niece, Kris … Read More


David Clark Brymer

Posted on March 20, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

David Clark Brymer, 51, of Sparta, passed away March 15, 2017, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Brymer was born Jan. 2, 1966, in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of Tilbert Clark Brymer Sr. and Barbara Bohn Brymer.

He was a member of Bethel Free Will Baptist Church. He loved owning and driving race cars. He was the owner of Brymer Nursery and Landscaping, in New Jersey.

Mr. Brymer was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred and Anna Mary Bohn and Will and Catherine Brymer.

Survivors include his parents, Tilbert Clark Brymer Sr. and Barbara Jean Brymer, of Sparta; brothers, Tilbert Clark Brymer Jr. and wife Leslie … Read More


Henry Earl Walling

Posted on March 20, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Henry Earl Walling, 78, of Spencer, passed away March 16, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. Walling was born Oct. 19, 1938, in Spencer, the son of James “J.G.” Walling and Treva Clouse.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Everett Lee Walling, Harold Dean Walling; and a granddaughter, Shalla Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Walling, of Spencer; daughters, Melinda Walling, of Spencer,Lisa Smith, of Spencer; son, Robert Walling (Vicki), of Spencer; grandson, Ethan Walling, of Spencer; sisters, Maude Christian, of Spencer, Gaynell Meeks, of McMinnville; brothers, Roy L. Walling, of Spencer; and several nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.

The family has chosen cremation. No … Read More


Yard sale, March 24 and 25

Posted on March 20, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Large crowd at the Ben Lomand Annual Meeting 

Posted on March 18, 2017 12:12 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley


The Ben Lomand Connect Annual Shareholders Meeting is taking place today March 18 at Warren County High School. A large crowd of Ben Lomand customers have gathered to vote, enjoy entertainment, and see the latest technology that’s available. Voting will continue til 2 pm. More pictures and election results will be posted at later time. 


Sparta Head Start event

Posted on March 18, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood


United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting April 5

Posted on March 18, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Captain Sally Tompkins 2123 will have its monthly meeting at noon, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in the upper level of the Putnam County Library.  Please call (931) 738-5869 if you have a Confederate ancestor or further questions.


Bailey and Williams receive Legislator of the Year awards

Posted on March 18, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Senator Paul Bailey and Representative Ryan Williams have received “Legislator of the Year” Awards from the Tennessee Development District Association. The awards were made by the Upper Cumberland Development District and several Upper Cumberland mayors on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 during TDDA’s Day on the Hill.

The TDDA is an association of Tennessee’s nine development districts, which are regional planning and economic development organizations. These policy boards within each District are made up of the state’s 95 counties and 340 municipalities. Development districts assist with regional issues including planning and economic development coordination, transportation, solid waste, loans and grants for critical infrastructure such as water and sewer systems, … Read More


State Senate honors 9-year-old White County girl for program

Posted on March 18, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The State Senate paused on Thursday morning to recognize Prescott South Elementary student, Lillian Upchurch, for creating a program at her school to make sure every student, regardless of financial difficulties experienced by their family, has a happy birthday. Upchurch received a framed copy of Senate Joint Resolution 210, sponsored by Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta), which was signed by Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday. State Representative Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) and State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) were on hand to commend the 9-year-old girl for her uplifting effort to bring joy and happiness to her classmates and her community.

The counselors at Lillian’s school pick two families that … Read More


 

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