Harrison Kendrick Clark

Posted by | May 13, 2004 12:00 am

Harrison Kendrick Clark, 87, of Sparta, passed away May 10, 2004.
Clark was born Oct. 7, 1916, in Overton County, to Bennie Chatten Clark and Maggie Stella Maynard Clark.
He had been employed by Middle Tennessee Natural Gas.
Clark was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Sybil Hawkins Clark.
Survivors include one daughter, LouAnn Thomas and her husband, Glenn, of Sparta; one son, Ben Clark and his wife, Donna, of Sparta; one sister, Marie Sevier and husband Ordon, of Crossville; two brothers, Joe Pat Clark and wife Janell, of Cookeville, Richard Clark and wife, Martha Jane, of Sparta; six grandchildren, Andy Thomas, Kellie Thomas, Laura … Read More


Paul Howard Stanton

Posted by | May 13, 2004 12:00 am

Paul Howard Stanton, 74, of Sparta, passed away May 5, 2004.
Stanton was born Nov. 12, 1929, to Otie P. Stanton and Ruby Medlin Stanton.
He had been a brick mason.
Stanton was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Judy Bolton; two brothers, Gene Stanton and Ralph Stanton.
Survivors include his wife, Abbie Ellen Harris Stanton, of Sparta; three stepchildren, James Graham, of Nashville, Kathy Pack, of Mt. Juliet, Bruce Graham, of California; three sisters, Patsy Bruner, of Maynardville, Sue Giles, of Marietta, Ga., Joyce Gazaway, of Dalton, Ga.; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were at 11 a.m., May 8, … Read More


Ella Christia Bailey

Posted by | May 13, 2004 12:00 am

Ella Christia Bailey, 40, of Rutherford County, passed away May 8, 2004.
Bailey was born Dec. 1, 1963, in Painesville, Ohio, to Artie Pierce and Ella Sullivan Oakes.
She had been a barber.
Bailey was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include her husband, Barry Bailey, Murfreesboro; mother, Ella Oakes, of Spencer; two sisters, Patricia Moore, of Spencer, Treva Allen, of McMinnville; two brothers, Eugene Sullivan, Ronnie Oakes, both of Spencer; one niece, Ellana Sullivan; one nephew, Dalton Sullivan; aunts and uncles, Iva J. Madewell, Braddie and Irene Sullivan, all of Spencer.
Services were at 2 p.m., May 12, 2004, at Love-Cantrell and Cope Spencer Chapel with … Read More


James Russell Bennett

Posted by | May 13, 2004 12:00 am

James Russell Bennett, 64, of Sparta, passed away May 8, 2004.
Bennett was born March 31, 1940, in Hartford City, Indiana, to Walter Bennett and Mary Fetty Bennett.
He had been a factory worker.
Bennett was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Bennett, of Sparta; brothers and sisters, Arthur Eugene Bennett, Janice Marie Bennett, Jack Bennett, Diana Bennett, Joseph Bennett, of Hartford City, Ind., and Mary Ellen Bennett, of Ohio.
Services were at 11 a.m., May 12, 2004, at Hunter Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Gregory Keller officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thomas B. Bouldin

Posted by | May 13, 2004 12:00 am

Thomas B. (T.B.) Bouldin, 90, of Spencer, passed away May 10, 2004.
Bouldin was born Feb. 12, 1914, in Van Buren County, to Virgil Bouldin and Lillie Walling Bouldin.
He had been a farmer and school bus driver.
Bouldin was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Loretta Greene; four brothers, Arnold Bouldin, Daniel Bouldin, James Bouldin, and L.S. Bouldin.
Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Notie Bouldin, of Spencer; two sons and daughters-in-law, Clifford and Mary G. Bouldin, of Spencer, Carl and Cleta Couldin, of McMinnville; grandchildren, Lanny Bouldin, Alisa and Kenny Farmer, all of Spencer, Dwight Couldin, of McMinnville, Darryl Bouldin, of Nashville; four … Read More


Oceia’s offers wide variety of gifts with style

Posted by | May 11, 2004 12:00 am

Jeanne Bruce
Oceia’s Jewelry, Gifts and Accessories opened in November 2003, has moved to a new location and is open for business, just down the street from its original home, to 1683 C on South Jefferson Street in Cookeville. Oceia’s is in the newly built shopping complex with colorful storefronts, between Cookeville Outdoors and Cookeville Security Fence.
Brenda Saylors, owner of Ocieia’s, and a resident of White County, named the shop after her maternal grandmother.
“My grandmother was a very loving and giving person and I wanted my store to reflect her love of God,” Saylors said. “You know, it all reflects back to what’s in your heart.”… Read More




Surviving cancer through prayers

Posted by | May 11, 2004 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
For Kate Cole, her cancer diagnosis was devastating, but through prayers from her family and church members, she has survived a form of the disease that is not well known.
Cole was almost 41 years old when she was diagnosed with anal rectal canal cancer. She had suffered with problems for more than a month, but never expected that she would hear the word “cancer.” As a nurse, her medical knowledge had never prepared her for such a personal crisis.
“They thought I had a thrombosed hemorrhoid,” said Cole, “and when I went to the doctor, he found the tumor and they confirmed it the … Read More


City denies beer permit

Posted by | May 11, 2004 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
After three separate filings for a beer permit and three failed inspections, the City of Sparta denied the issuance of the permit to Discount Tobacco and Beer Mart.
During the May 6, 2004, meeting of the Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Mayor Tommy Pedigo adjourned the board and then convened as the Sparta Beer Board to conduct business about a beer permit application from Discount Tobacco and Beer Mart.
The current name of the business is A1 Cleaners and Discount Tobacco. However, the owner, Manoj Patel, applied for the beer permit for the location as Discount Tobacco and Beer Mart. At the time of … Read More


Jail fight cries out for more staffing

Posted by | May 11, 2004 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
In less than two years, one inmate at the White County Jail has assaulted eight members of the correction staff, with his latest victim being Chief of Correction Don Wilson.
Wilson was assaulted at approximately 7:45 a.m., May 6, 2004, when he went into the booking area of the White County Jail. Roberson, 29, whose lengthy criminal record has kept him incarcerated off and on for the past three years, had attacked one of the male correction officers on Wednesday, during the second shift.
According to Wilson, Roberson had been allowed “recreation time,” which meant he was in the area where inmates are allowed to … Read More


Martha Jane Bennett McHood

Posted by | May 10, 2004 12:00 am

Martha Jane Bennett McHood, 72, of Cookeville, passed away May 8, 2004.
McHood was born Aug. 25, 1931, in White County, to Ernest Denton Bennett Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Roberts Bennett.
She had worked at Wilson’s Sporting Goods and Rose’s Department Store.
McHood was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Floyd C. Bennett.
Survivors include her husband, T. J. McHood; two sons, Tim McHood, Jeff McHood, all of Cookeville; five brothers, Ernest D. Bennett Jr., of Sparta, Eugene Bennett, of College Grove, Frank Bennett, of Crossville, Bill Bennett, of Chattanooga, and Dean Bennett, of Crossville.
Services will be at 2 p.m., May 11, 2004, at … Read More


Willie Ethel Crabtree

Posted by | May 10, 2004 12:00 am

Willie Ethel Crabtree, 87, of Sparta, passed away May 8, 2004.
Crabtree was born Nov. 24, 1916, in Overton County to Thomas Franklin McCulley and Mary Erness Bilbrey McCulley.
She had been a homemaker.
Crabtree was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Oscar Crabtree; one brother, Herman Lester McCulley; and one sister, Mary Lou Ledbetter.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Jane Steward; two sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Dora Qualls, Thomas and Wanda Qualls, all of Sparta; one sister, Lillie Parragin, of Springfield; five grandchildren, Shelia Rhea Cockcroft, Kimberly Dawn Bodner, Ramonia Hunter, Tonia Holman and DeWayne Steward; and six great grandchildren.
Services will be at … Read More


Alma Mai Shelton Dickerson

Posted by | May 10, 2004 12:00 am

Alma Mai Shelton Dickerson, 89, of Sparta, passed away May 8, 2004.
Dickerson was born Aug. 8, 1914, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Bill Shelton and Victoria Price Shelton.
She had been a homemaker.
Dickerson was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry Thomas Dickerson; and two sons, Henry Thomas Dickerson Jr., and Billy Gene Dickerson.
Survivors include one daughter, Helen Frazier and husband Gordon; two sons, Ray Dickerson, Joe Dickerson and wife Larona, all of Sparta; one sister, Mary Catherine Campbell, of Florida; five grandchildren, Marsha Ray, Billy Ray, Kim Ward, Veronica Cantrell, Darrell Dickerson; and 11 great grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m., May … Read More


Paul Howard Stanton

Posted by | May 10, 2004 12:00 am

Paul Howard Stanton, 74, of Sparta, passed away May 5, 2004.
Stanton was born Nov. 12, 1929, to Otie P. Stanton and Ruby Medlin Stanton.
He had been a brick mason.
Stanton was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Abbie Ellen Harris Stanton, of Sparta; three stepchildren, James Graham, of Nashville, Kathy Pack, of Mt. Juliet, Bruce Graham, of California; three sisters, Patsy Bruner, of Maynardville, Sue Giles, of Marietta, Ga., Joyce Gazaway, of Dalton, Ga.; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were at 11 a.m., May 8, 2004, at Hunter Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. … Read More


Fred Dan “Sandie” Hollandsworth

Posted by | May 10, 2004 12:00 am

Fred Dan “Sandie” Hollandsworth, 83, of Doyle, passed away May 4, 2004.
Hollandsworth was born March 25, 1921, in Doyle to Mollie Hollandsworth.
He had been an electrician and mechanic.
Hollandsworth was preceded in death by his mother.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Sparkman Hollandsworth; one daughter, Elva Lynn Troglen and husband Jim; two grandchildren, Christel Troglen Ward and husband, William;
Danny Troglen and wife, Lisa, all of Doyle; and seven great grandchildren, Lee, Twyla, Tyler, Kwame, Wayne, Anjelica and Kyshawn.
Services were at 11 a.m., May 7, 2004, at Greenwood Baptist Church with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Tom Farmer officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of


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