A love with no boundaries

Posted by | May 28, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
R.C. and Alice Frasier lovingly decorated the gravesite of R.C.’s first wife, Birdle Lee, on Sunday at the Old Bon Air Cemetery. Alice sweetly pointed to the right side of the headstone and explained, “This is where he will be buried.” The Frasiers, along with hundreds of other individuals in White County, observed the Memorial Day weekend by paying their respects at the gravesites of their loved ones.


Veteran left behind a precious jewel

Posted by | May 28, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Throughout the centuries, the perils of wars have touched the lives of individuals left on the home front as they anxiously awaited the safe return of their loved ones. For Jewell Reeves Anderson Wilson, the delivery of a Western Union telegram, sent at 5:48 p.m., Dec. 28, 1944, during the height of World War II, brought the harsh reality of losing her husband.
“I can remember seeing Mr. Arnold walking up the sidewalk,” said Jewell. “He always brought the telegrams to the families to notify them of a death or missing in action. I had a brother, Charles, who was also in service, so I … Read More


Accident sends one to Erlanger

Posted by | May 28, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Local law enforcement officers and emergency personnel worked together to assist Franklin D. Waldo, 57, of Crossville, after he sustained life threatening injuries in an accident on Saturday. Waldo was transported to the White County Community Hospital by White County EMS. An Erlanger Life Force helicopter arrived and Waldo was flown to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga where he is currently listed in stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit.
The Emergency 911 Center dispatched authorities to the accident scene at approximately 5:05 p.m. Ptl. Paul Sherrell, Ptl. Dale Dodson and Sgt. Jeff Hutson of the Sparta Police Dept. responded to the accident on Mayberry Street … Read More


Jaimon Zayne McKissack

Posted by | May 23, 2002 12:00 am

Jaimon Zayne McKissack, seven months, passed away May 15, 2002 at White County Hospital Emergency Room.
Jaimon was born October 28, 2001 in White County to James Nathaniel McKissack and Jennifer Gay.
Jaimon was preceded in death by grand father, James Knowles & James Gay.
Survivors include his parents, James & Jennifer of Sparta; sister, Leah Nichole Metcalf of Sparta; brother, Devin Jordan McKissack of Sparta; grandparents, Terry & Sandra Faught of Sparta and grandmother, Kim Sue McKissack of Michigan; Uncle, Christopher Faught; Special aunts and uncles, Steve and Linda Hull, Roger Lee McKissack, Joshua Paul Knowles, John Anthony Knowles, Chyna Nicole Knowles; Great uncle, Shawn Christopher Knowles … Read More


Vera Dimpie Roberts Johnson

Posted by | May 23, 2002 12:00 am

Vera Dimpie Roberts Johnson, 93, passed away May 19, 2002 at White County Hospital.
Vera was born September 17, 1908 in White County, Tenn. to Virgil and Dissie Etta Smith Roberts.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include: three daughters, Pauline Raper of Detroit , Mich., Frances Maynard of Sparta, Tenn. and Ruth Foster of Doyle, Tenn.; one son, Rev. Willard Johnson and wife Beulah of Chattanooga, Tenn.; twenty two grandchildren; forty one great-grandchildren and eleven great-great grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 2:00 pm at Hunter Funeral Home. Burial will be … Read More


John A. Horton

Posted by | May 23, 2002 12:00 am

John A. Horton, 90 passed away May 17, 2002 at Cookeville Regional Hospital.
John was born May 31, 1911 in White County to Walter Horton & Florence Moore Horton.
He was a farmer.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mildred Sims Horton and parents.
Survivors include: one son, Keith Horton of Quebeck, Tenn.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday, May 19, 2002 at Chapel Thurman Funeral Home. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery in Sparta, Tenn. Bro. John Murphy officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Flossie Bush Jared Vetitoe

Posted by | May 23, 2002 12:00 am

Flossie Bush Jared Vetitoe, 88, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2002 at Bethesda Health Care Center.
Flossie was born October 8, 1913 in Smith County, Tenn. to Francis Asberry “Duck” & Fannie Victoria “Vic”Bush.
She retired from McCloud Corportation.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Jared and Willie Vetitoe, her sister, Bessie almeda and two brothers, Sidney and Hershel Bush.
Survivors include: one son and daughter in law, Clarence & Gail Jared of Cookeville, Tenn.; one daughter and son in law, Francis & Roscoe Mahan of Cookeville, Tenn.; one grandson and wife, David & Kathleen “Kay) Mahan of Cookeville, Tenn.; one grandson, Lynn Jared … Read More


Kathleen Tollison Sullivan

Posted by | May 23, 2002 12:00 am

Kathleen Tollison Sullivan, 69, passed away May 19, 2002 in Palm Garden, FLA.
Kathleen was born June 28, 1932 in Sparta, Tenn.
She was a school bus driver.
Survivors include: husband, William Sullivan of Winter Haven, FLA.; two sons, Ronald G. Sullivan of Winter Haven, FLA. and William G. Sullivan of Durham, NC; two sisters, Ruth McCulley of St. Claire Shores, Mich. and Linda Billings of LaGrange, KY.; two brothers, Billy Tollison of Doyle, Tenn. and Doyle Tollison of Imlay City, Mich. ; three grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 11:00 am at Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta, Tenn. Burial will be at Saylors … Read More


Ora Alice Johnson

Posted by | May 23, 2002 12:00 am

Ora Alice Johnson, 99, passed away May 17, 2002 at National Health Corp. of Sparta.
Ora was born August 19, 1902 in White County, Tenn. to Thomas Walter and Sally Brown Johnson.
She was a clerk and master of Sparta and retired school teacher.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters.
Survivors include: two nieces, family and friends.
Services
were held Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 2:00 pm at Highland Cemetery and burial to follow. Johathan Angel officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Lemo Jewell Jones

Posted by | May 23, 2002 12:00 am

Lemo Jewell Jones, 72, passed away May 18, 2002 at Livingston Regional Hospital in Overton County.
Lemo was born January 27, 1930 in Van Buren County, Tenn. to James W. Simmons and Eliza Hillis Simmons. She resided in Spencer, Tenn.
She was a house wife.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include: husband, Albert Jones of Spencer; sons and daughter in
law, Austin Jones Livingston and David and Debra Jones of Randolph, NJ; two grandchildren, Tate Jones and Brent Jones; four sisters, Sylvia Malugen of McMinnville, Reba Gladden of Parrish, AL., Emogene Hodges of McMinnville and Anna Haston of Bone Cave; one brother, James W. … Read More


Glena C. “Sally” Clouse

Posted by | May 23, 2002 12:00 am

Glena C. “Sally” Clouse, 88, passed away May 18, 2002 at NHC of Cookeville.
Glena was born April 29, 1914 to Huron Conley and Beulah Walker Conley in White County.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Thomas Levi Clouse and son, Norman Richard Clouse.
Survivors include: two daughters and son in laws, Beulah “Bee” O’Brien and Robert of Sparta and Ann Simmons and Lonnie of Sparta; one sister, Willie Sandefur of Sparta; one brother, Norman Conley of Sellersburg, Ind.; grandchildren, Mary Cook
and husband Graham, Leonard England and wife Pam, Connie Shoemake and husband Robert and Pam Tollison and husband Tracey;… Read More


Benny D. Fish Jr.

Posted by | May 23, 2002 12:00 am

Benny D. Fish Jr., 44, passed away May 19, 2002 at White County Hospital.
Benny was born February 24, 1958 to Ben and Rose Vinson Fish in Rockwood, Tenn.
He was a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Brenda Wilson and three brothers, Glen, Ronnie and Donnie Fish.
Survivors include: his wife, Conie Graham Fish of Sparta; one son, Jason Fish of Crossville; one step son, Josh Howard of Sparta; parents, Ben and Rose Fish of Sparta; one sister, Joyce Allen of Sparta; three brothers, Bobby Fish of California, Russell Fish of Sparta and Herbert Fish of Sparta; several nieces and nephews.
Services will … Read More


Woodrow Wilson

Posted by | May 23, 2002 12:00 am

Woodrow Wilson, 86, passed away May 18, 2002.
Woodrow was a member of Lonewood Baptist Church and a Veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Cecil Wilson; three sisters, Mary Sommons, Matt Wallace and Addie Bell Graham; one grandson, Ricky Wilson, Jr.
Survivors include: his wife, Ola VanWinkle Wilson; three sons, Burrford Wilson, Anthony Wilson and Ricky Wilson; five grandchildren, Brian, Priscilla, Kimberly, Marcia and Michelle; five great-grandchildren, Charlie, Alex, Cory, Diana and Mariah; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held May 21, 2002 at 2:00 pm CST at Lonewood Baptist Church. Burial will be in Graveyard Ridge Cemetery.
Putnam-Reed Funeral Home… Read More


Lulu Virgie Jones Brendle

Posted by | May 23, 2002 12:00 am

Lulu Virgie Jones Brendle, 91, passed away May 20, 2002 at Calhoun County Medical Center in Battle Creek, MI.
Lulu born November 11, 1910 in White County to Earl Lafate Cates and Virgie Young Cates.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, Robin C. Jones and Dan Brendle.
Survivors include: one son and daughter in law, Bobby and Helen Jones of Battle Creek, MI.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be held May 24, 2002 at 1:00 pm at Chapel Thurman Funeral Home. Burial will be at Old New Hope Cemetery. Bro. Carson Whiteaker will officiate.
Thurman Funeral Home


Taylor keeps Sparta rolling

Posted by | May 23, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
Charles Taylor, owner of Sparta New and Used Tires, offers many services through his shop located at 146 Mayberry Street.
Besides offering the tire lines of Regal, B. F. Goodrich, Michelin and Kumho, Taylor offers alternate brands as well, and he performs tire alignments, balancing and brakes service on most makes and models of vehicles.
His address was 156 Mayberry until a few weeks ago when local 911 services informed him his address was changed to 146 Mayberry.
His address may have changed but his building remains in its original location where Taylor has been in the vehicle services business for ten years.
“I worked for … Read More


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