Nuisance resolution proposal discussed

Posted by | June 13, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Steering Committee A & B met on Monday to discuss a resolution adopting authority over property usages, a resolution contract with Dr. Chet Gentry as Medical Director and a resolution to continue the 2001-2002 budget until the new budget for 2002-2003 is adopted.
County Attorney Denny Mitchell discussed the proposed resolution about adopting authority set out Pursuant to T.C.A. 6-2-201-(22) (23). This resolution would support White County in regulating certain acts, practices, conduct, businesses, occupations, trades, usage of property and other various things detrimental or liable to be detrimental to the health, morals, comfort, safety, convenience or welfare of the inhabitants of this county. It would … Read More


Man’s hand amputated in accident

Posted by | June 13, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Emergency personnel responded to Jeld-Wen after an employee, Victor Rievera, 36, of Algood, had his hand stuck in a conveyor belt. Rievera was transported to White County Community Hospital where he was met by Erlanger Life Force and flown to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.
According to James Bumbalough of the White County EMS, Rievera had his left hand amputated after it had been stuck in a chain. Authorities said Rievera was working on an assembly line when the accident occurred.
Bumbalough, Diane Steele and Dwayne Steele of White County EMS arrived on the scene at approximately 8:30 a.m., Tuesday. Emergency personnel assisted and transported Rievera … Read More


Fatherhood comes natural to Gardenhire

Posted by | June 13, 2002 12:00 am

Expositor Report
Called Coach Gary by a lot of children, Gary Gardenhire II is a mentor to numerous young children in White County. He is Junior to his mom and dad, Honey to his wife, Dannete, and just plain Daddy to his children. Gardenhire is 32 years old with a new family. He stepped in to the position when they had their first child, Isaiah, and then Madison. Not only did he change dirty diapers and help give baths, but if Mom had to work, he wasn’t afraid to put on an apron, wash dishes and cook.
He has truly been a Mr. Mom.
Also, when his wife … Read More


Ruby G. Farley

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Ruby G. Farley, 88, of Davis, Calif., passed away June 5, 2002.
Farley was born April 10, 1915, in Livingston, to William F. and Stella T. Allred Judd.
She was a member of Davis United Methodist Church. Farley worked as a riveter during World War II, building planes to help in the war effort. Several years later, she served as partner and bookkeeper for a garage and trucking business co-owned with her husband.
Farley was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Farley; one sister, Edna Selby; and one brother, Joe Judd.
Survivors include her children and thier spouses, Ervin and Carole Farley of Napa and Charlotte June … Read More


Virgie Mae Simmons

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Virgie Mae Simmons, 80, of Sparta passed away June 7, 2002.
Simmons was born Nov. 5, 1921, to Norman Burl and Lovie Mae Selby Simmons.
She was a homemaker.
Simmons was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Eston Simmons; her parents; one daughter, Betty Carol; one sister, Venna Davis; and two brothers, Merle Simmons and Buster Simmons.
Survivors include five sons, Virgle Lee Simmons, Herbert Eston Simmons II and Malcolm Simmons all of Sparta, Jesse Clay Simmons of Florida and Hershell Glenn Simmons of Cookeville; five daughters, Vernell Imogene Nash, Shirley Evelyn Zile, Martha Ann Sullivan and Rhonda Jean Barnes
all of Sparta and Norma Kay Highsmith … Read More


Barbara Joann Burris

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Barbara Joann Burris, 63, of Cookeville, passed away June 6, 2002.
Burris was born Jan. 24, 1939, in Putnam County, to Landon Garland and Vallie Phy Jackson.
She was a member of Wilhite Baptist Church and retired from Cookeville Regional Medical Center housekeeping department.
Burris was preceded in death by her parents and one sisters, Edna White.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Sandy Jackson and Ricky and Connie Jackson all of Cookeville; one daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Jim McCloud of Cookeville; one brother, Andrew Jackson of Sparta; two sisters, Ora Harris and Bonnie Sliger both of Cookeville; five grandchildren, Kevin Buhl, Sherry Jackson, Lucas … Read More


Ruby Maxine Bryant

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Ruby Maxine Bryant, 80, of Sparta, passed away June 7, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Bryant was born Oct. 8, 1921, in Fredonia, Kansas, to Emil Mike and Lottie Frances Stewart Gragert.
She was a homemaker.
Bryant was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Edward D. Bryant.
Survivors include two sisters, Mary Ann Jones of Sparta and Thelma Jean Gragert of Superior, Ariz.; two nieces, Reba Jones and Georgie Ann Jones both of Sparta; four nephews, Bailey Jones, Michael Jones and Calvin Jones all of Sparta and Jackie Lee Gragert of Superior, Ariz.; four great nieces; and six great nephews.
Services will be held … Read More


Betty Ruth Floyd Jones

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Betty Ruth Floyd Jones, 65 of Polk Street, passed away June 7, 2002.
Jones was born July 10, 1936, in Blythe, Ark., to Horace and Gladys Prichard Floyd.
She was a pawnbroker.
Jones was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Kerry Wynn Jones.
Survivors include her husband, Morgan Glenn Jones of Sparta; one daughter, Sherry Staggs of Sparta; three sons, Jerry Jones and Morgan G. Jones Jr. both of Millington and Morgan B. Jones of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; two sisters, Dorothy Steele of Walnut Ridge, Ark. and Margaret Golden of McMinnville
Services will be held at 11 a.m., June 11, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home … Read More


Evelyn Arrie Brasel Gardner

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Evelyn Arrie Brasel Gardner, 63, of Sparta, passed away June 5, 2002.
Gardner was born Aug. 23, 1938, in
Rockwood, to James Dalmas and Bessie Inze Davis Brasel.
She was a caretaker.
Gardner was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph Gardner; and one sister, Francis Ferguson.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Randell and Misty Gardner of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Ronnie McCulley of Sparta; one brother, Joe Brasel of Sparta; three sisters, Gloria Gordon, Judy Underhill and Joan Bussell all of Sparta; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Services were held at 4 p.m., June 9, 2002, at the chapel of … Read More


Glenda Gail Copeland

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Glenda Gail Copeland, 42, of Duncanville, Texas, passed away June 3, 2002, at Medical City Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
Copeland was born Aug. 22, 1959, in White County, to Phillip Glynn and Omazie Price Copeland.
She was a supervisor of accounts payable at Zales Corporation in Texas.
Survivors include her parents, Phillip Glynn and Omazie Price Copeland of Duncanville, Texas and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held at 1 p.m., June 7, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Saylors Cemetery. Stan Gatlin officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Good turnout for sports physicals

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
Warrior football player, Jimmy Wallace, took time off from his summer job as umpire at the Little League fields to get his physical.
Watch for more pictures in Thursday’s sports section.
Photos by Tammy Wilhite


WCHS Warrior and Warriorette hoopsters in team camp action

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
Jarvis Williams, an upcoming junior for the Warriors next season, takes the basketball strong to the basket against Knoxville Webb during team camp at White County High School.
More camp pictues are on page 2B.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite


Grant money received for domestic preparedness

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
During a brief meeting at approximately 8 a.m., Friday, at the White County Executive’s Office, Tenn. Emergency Management (T.E.M.A.) Agency Area Coordinator James Williams announced the forthcoming $20,000 grant that White County Emergency Management and Emergency Services have been working on for approximately three years.
The grant cleared the final stages with the Department of Justice and contracts were being signed as the group gathered for the impromptu meeting.
The money is for state domestic preparedness for rural counties to buy equipment necessary for a “weapons of mass destruction” event. Williams also informed White County Executive Herd Sullivan and White County Emergency Management Director Jerry … Read More


First HazMat team certified

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Emergency Management personnel began their training for the Hazardous Materials Technician Level Class on June 3, 2002. This team of volunteers underwent 40 hours of training from the instruction of U.S. Energy Systems, which is based in Newburgh, Ind. Instructors from American Enviro Services in Murfreesboro also participated.
These members were all volunteers and took vacation time to teach the classes, with two members taking “time-off” from their jobs. “I am very proud of each of these individuals and their dedication to be prepared, to help their fellow citizens and families in the event of an emergency or disaster and to serve a county that … Read More


Wreck sends two patients to hospital

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Two drivers, Ronnie Christian, 60, of Pikeville and Danny Dobbs, 48, of McMinnville were taken to the hospital after they sustained minor injuries in a two vehicle accident on Highway 111 on Thursday. Both patients were treated and released.
At approximately 5:53 p.m., Ptl. Dale Dodson of the Sparta Police Dept. responded to a two vehicle accident on Highway 111. According to the report, Christian was traveling south on Highway 111 in a 1992 Chevrolet S10 when he was involved in an accident. Christian was wearing a seat belt.
Dobbs was attempting to cross Highway 111 from Bill Boruff toward Taft Church Road when he was … Read More


Margie Lucille Nabors

Posted by | June 6, 2002 12:00 am

Margie Lucille Nabors, 86, of Baxter, passed away June 3, 2002, at NHC Healthcare.
Nabors was born Nov. 30, 1916, in White
County, to William Andrew and Eula Farley McCulley.
She was a homemaker.
Nabors was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three sisters, Rowena Bray, Cova Graham and Ida Bell McCulley; and four brothers, Benton, Harvey, Clifford and Loyd McCulley.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James David and Bobbi Nabors of Cookeville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Gerald Tinch of Cookeville and Maureen and Wayne Upchurch of Baxter; one sister and brother-in-law, Enzena and Houston Mullins of Sparta; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Lee … Read More


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