Monthly Archives: August 2017

Be an ombudsman volunteer

Posted on August 8, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Aging Services for the Upper Cumberland, Inc. is looking for people who are empathetic, diplomatic, and skilled communicators to be volunteer Ombudsmen.

As a volunteer ombudsman, you will be assigned to a specific long-term care facility, working to ensure that the resident’s rights are being protected. You will help residents with problems they are unable to resolve alone.

Volunteer ombudsmen dedicate three (3) hours per week to this job. Ongoing training and support are provided. This could be the most challenging and rewarding volunteer opportunity you may ever have.

For more information, please call Kim Fowler at (931) 432-4210.

UCDD announces 2018 Arts Build Communities grant recipients

Posted on August 8, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The Upper Cumberland Development District is pleased to announce the Arts Build Communities grants for 2018. This year a total of $15,852 was awarded to ten applicants from six counties. A panel of five members reviewed the applications on line, met briefly with the applicants to ask questions and submitted their scores. These scores were averaged and awards were made by a funding formula approved by the Tennessee Arts Commission.

For several years, the Algood Senior Center has coordinated the Upper Cumberland Quilt Trail using ABC funds matched by consumer funding to create quilt squares on over 300 plus barns and buildings in 13 counties. This year, they … CONTINUED

Carl Stanton Young

Posted on August 8, 2017 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Carl Stanton Young, 83, of Goleta, California, formerly of Sparta, passed away Aug. 2, 2017.

Mr. Young was born Feb. 25, 1934, in DeKalb County, to Oscar Young and Ollie Mae Adcock Young.

He was a locksmith.

Mr. Young was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Charlotte Louise Young; son, Michael Stanton Young; brothers, Calbert, Barnett, and Harold Young; sisters, Ruth Taylor, Clayton Cope; and a son-in-law, Mark Warrick.

Survivors include his children, Carl Douglas (San Juana) Young, of Sparta, Stephen (Holly) Moore, of California, Linda Warrick, of Colorado, Cheryl (Boyd) Moore-Hernandez, of California; two sisters, Edmonda Stephens, Dora (Dan) Cummings, both of Sparta; brother, … CONTINUED

Putnam County Sheriff Department completes sex offender checks

Posted on August 8, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Putnam County Sheriff Department and United States Marshals Service recently teamed up to complete 90 sex offender registry checks in an effort code named “Operation Eagle Eye.” This effort normally takes six months, and it was completed in three days.

Deputies go out into the county to the sex offender’s listed address and conduct on-site interviews to ensure the offender and the offender’s residence are in compliance. While conducting the interview, the deputy fills out a form to verify the sex offender’s information (ex: who lives in the residence, phone number, make and model of vehicles present, license plate number(s), if they have a social media account, etc.), … CONTINUED

Old fashioned congregational singing

Posted on August 8, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sunday, Sept. 3

Who: Copeland Chapel Church

What: Old fashioned congregational singing

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Church

Contact: (931) 738-5513

Ruby Joyce Fish

Posted on August 8, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Ruby Joyce Fish, 87, passed away Aug. 6, 2017, at her home, in Sparta.

Mrs. Fish was born May 10, 1930, in Big Creek, in Pikeville, Kentucky, to Anthony Stepp and Lushie Fraley Stepp.

She grew up in a large family and always wanted one of her own. In fact, she wanted to have 12 children. Mrs. Fish, along with her husband of over 40 years, James, nearly succeeded but stopped at seven. She loved family and friends, and everyone who knew her considered her to be “mom.” Mrs. Fish always had a kind, encouraging word and a great sense of optimism about life. She also had a … CONTINUED

Wanda Joyce Woods Luna

Posted on August 8, 2017 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Wanda Joyce Woods Luna, 67, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 7, 2017, at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital, in Smithville.

She was born May 26, 1950.

Funeral service will be 4 p.m., Aug. 9, 2017, at Hunter Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 1-4 p.m., Aug. 9, at the funeral home. It was the wish of Mrs. Luna to be cremated following her funeral.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Hunter Funeral Home P.O Box 90, Sparta, Tennessee 38583 to help with funeral expenses.

Funeral and cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Hunter Funeral Home.



Class of 1977

Posted on August 8, 2017 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, Sept. 2

Who: White County High School Class of 1977

What: Reunion

When: 5-10 p.m.

Where: Northfield Vineyards

Contact: (931) 261-2799 (Deadline to submit reservations is Aug. 17)

Margaret Ann Marlowe

Posted on August 7, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Margaret Ann Marlowe, 89, former owner of Sparta Flowers and Gifts, passed away today at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clark R. McGee

Posted on August 7, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Clark R. McGee, 74, a McMinnville resident and Warren County native, passed away Aug. 6, 2017, at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital, in McMinnville, following an extended illness.

Mr. McGee was born May 26, 1943, the son of William Jennings Bryan McGee and Gladys Rhea McGee.

He was a retired foreman with Century Electric and a member of the Baptist Church.

Mr. McGee was preceded in death by parent; two sisters, Dot Bogle, Barbara Denton; and a brother, Bill McGee; and his father-in-law, Boyd Haston.

Mr. McGee was married May 25, 1963, to Marilyn Haston McGee, who   survives.

Other survivors include his children and their spouses, Jeff and … CONTINUED

Richie Shubert

Posted on August 7, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Richie Shubert, 63, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 5, 2017, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mr. Shubert was born June 26, 1954, in Putnam County, to Laurine Rich Shubert and Robert Lee Shubert.

He was a logger in his family’s sawmill business. Mr. Schubert was known as a standout basketball player during his sports days as a Cookeville High School Cavalier.

He was preceded in death by his father; an infant daughter, Catherine Laurine Shubert; and a brother, Bobby Ross Shubert.

Survivors include his mother, Laurine Rich Shubert, of Cookeville; two sons, Nathan Adam Shubert, of Atlanta, Robert Mitchell Shubert, of Knoxville; daughter, Laura Mae Shubert, … CONTINUED

Dedicated to saving history on Bridgestone-Firestone property

Posted on August 7, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

James Douglas, Bridgestone/Firestone Centennial Wilderness manager, TWRA officer has been saving history on Bridgestone/Firestone Centennial Wilderness since he started work there in 2000. He maintains historical records and four cemeteries of the six families that lived on the 15,000-plus acres.

The smallest cemetery has only two graves, whereas the Davis Cemetery, located in the Big Bottom area of the WMA, has 64 known graves. Thirty of the Davis Cemetery headstones need to be replaced. Douglas and his crew are not removing the old headstones; they are simply adding a newly inscribed small stone to each grave. They have completed five, and have three more headstones to add at … CONTINUED

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