Elmer Eastwood Humphrey

Posted by | November 26, 2001 12:00 am

Elmer Eastwood Humphrey, 91, of Stanford, Ky., formerly of Sparta, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at Stanford Nursing Home.
Humphrey was born October 17, 1910, in Sparta, to Amon F. and Lela Mary Johnson Humphrey.
He was a member of The Baptist Church in Walling. Humphrey served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was retired from self-employment as a Tennessee Walking Horse trainer and farmer.
Humphrey was preceded in death by one son, Gaines Moore Humphrey.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Edmonds Humphrey; three children, Hulon Humphrey and Gleason Humphrey both of Winchester, Ky. and Dale E. Humphrey of Stanford, Ky.; one … Read More


George Finley Wilmoth

Posted by | November 26, 2001 12:00 am

George Finley Wilmoth, 80, of Walling, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at White County Community Hospital.
Wilmoth was born Nov. 20, 1921, in Overton County, to William Finley and Nancy Lou Judd Wilmoth.
He was a farmer.
Wilmoth was preceded in death by his parents and three sons, Leonard Wilmoth Sr., William Thomas Wilmoth and Earl Reed Wilmoth.
Survivors include his wife, Cora Bell Luna Wilmoth of Walling; one son, Charles Wilmoth of Sparta; two daughters, Brenda Sue Matheney and Linda Faye Bradley both of Sparta; one brother, Andrew Jackson Wilmoth of Dickinson, Texas; 17 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, … Read More


Thomas Merritt Parker Jr.

Posted by | November 26, 2001 12:00 am

Thomas Merritt Parker Jr., 38, of Sparta, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001.
Parker was born April 25, 1963, in Sparta, to Thomas Merritt Parker Sr. and Georgina Kimsey Parker.
He was a laborer.
Survivors include one son, Thomas M. Parker III of Sparta; one brother, Richard T. Howard of Newport Beach, Calif. and one sister, Katherine S. Howard of Sparta.
Services were held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Highland Cemetery. Rev. Susan Gardner officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Margaret Sue Rigsby

Posted by | November 26, 2001 12:00 am

Margaret Sue Rigsby, 58, of Spencer, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at Erlanger Hospital.
Rigsby was born Jan. 29, 1943, in Van Buren County, to Walter Sullivan and Novella Green Sullivan.
She attended the Methodist Church and was retired from Textron Fastening System.
Rigsby was preceded in death by her husband, E.O. Rigsby Jr.; one son, Chris Rigsby; one brother, Alton Sullivan; and one sister, Dora Bell.
Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Phillip and Darlene Rigsby of McMinnville and Wendell Brent Rigsby of Kansas; two brothers, Dan Sullivan and Johnny Sullivan both of Spencer; four sisters, Betty Forsythe, Luedean Martin, Shirley Clendenon and Vella Sellers … Read More


Arrie Christine Miller Cobble

Posted by | November 26, 2001 12:00 am

Arrie Christine Miller Cobble, 79, of Sparta, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at White County Community Hospital.
Cobble was born May 6, 1922, in White County, to Aaron Daniels and Zadia Eller Daniels.
She attended the Church of Christ and was a homemaker.
Cobble was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Miller and one son, Riley Miller.
Survivors include two daughters, Marie Sewell of Sparta and Mary B. Smith of Smithville; two sons, Robert Miller and Frank Miller both of Sparta; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Hensley Chapel Church with burial in Young … Read More


David Matthew Clouse

Posted by | November 12, 2001 12:00 am

David Matthew Clouse, 34, of Sparta, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2001, at White County Community Hospital.
Carr was born February 14, 1967, in White
County, to David and Carolyn Rollins Carr.
He was logistics manager with Tri-State Distributors.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tommie Rollins and Roy R. and Mary Bell Carr.
Survivors include his wife, Ginger Ruth Carr of Sparta; one daughter, Erica Noelle Carr of Sparta; parents, David and Carolyn Carr of Sparta; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Lynn Carr of Fayetteville and Greg and Susan Carr of Mooresville, N.C.; and grandmother, Martha Rollins of Sparta.
Services were held Sunday, November … Read More


Lionel Harvey Wesgate

Posted by | November 12, 2001 12:00 am

Lionel Harvey Wesgate, 74, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2001, at Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas.
Wesgate was born June 13, 1927, in Canada to Reginald Rymal Wesgate and Ellen Mae Cameron Wesgate.
He was in the retail business.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Wesgate of Franklin; four daughters, Melissa Tokarski of Hamilton-Ontario, Canada; Brenda West of Franklin, Paula Cook of Brentwood and Susan Urquhart of Anniston, Ala.; three sons, Lionel “Chip” Wesgate, Jr. and Mark Wesgate both of Hamilton-Ontario, Canada, and Sean Cameron Wesgate of Las Vegas; two brothers, Murray Wesgate of Las Vegas and Reggie Rymal of La Habra, Calif.; one sister, Evelyn … Read More


Eula Claudine Clouse Cassel

Posted by | November 12, 2001 12:00 am

Eula Claudine Clouse Cassel, 62, of Summertown, passed Wednesday, November 7, 2001, at Maury Regional Hospital.
Cassel was a native of Sparta and the daughter of Claude and Eula Henry Clouse.
She was retired from General Motors.
Cassel was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, J. L. Cassel of Summertown; two sons, Gregory Cassel of Canton, Mich. and Jerry Lynn Cassel of Belleville, Mich.; two daughters, Teresa Nadolski and Cassandra Cassel both of Westland, Mich.; two brothers, Charles Clouse and Truman Clouse both of Sparta; two sisters, Retha Hunter of Cookeville and Netta Mullican of Sparta; and six grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, November … Read More


Bill L. England

Posted by | November 12, 2001 12:00 am

Bill L. England, 74, of Sparta, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001.
England was born April 14, 1927.
He attended Bear Cove Baptist Church and served in World War II in the United States Air Force.
England was a buyer for Mallory.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Helen England of Sparta; three sons, Chuck England of Ill. and Ed and JoAnn and England and Tom England all of Sparta; two grandchildren, Angie and Matt; and one brother, Richard England of Ill.
Services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at 3 p.m. at Bear Cove Baptist Church with burial in Oaklawn … Read More


Herbert Earl Clouse

Posted by | November 12, 2001 12:00 am

Herbert Earl Clouse, 73, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2001.
Clouse was born September 25, 1928, in Cookeville.
He was a driver for Johnston Catering in Ohio.
Clouse was preceded in death by Rolus Bevy and Pearlie Lee Finley Clouse.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Michael E. and Dee Clouse of Fla.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Melody and Larry Barnett of Ark., Kitten and Phillip Dillon of Dayton, Ohio, and Darlene and Jose Chapa of Clayton, Ohio; one brother, Obey Gene Clouse of Cookeville; three sisters, Nancy Kathleen Flatt, Waunette Perry and Isabel Conley all of Cookeville; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
Services … Read More


Ellen Louise Bumbalough

Posted by | November 5, 2001 12:00 am

Ellen Louise Bumbalough, 82, of Sparta, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Bumbalough was born July 7, 1919, in Cumberland County, to Marvin Stone and Bertha Smith Stone.
She attended the Church of Christ and was a homemaker.
Bumbalough was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Judy Bumbalough; one brother, Wayne Stone; one sister, Audie Smith; and one grandson, Bobby Glen Bumbalough.
Survivors include her husband, Thurman Bumbalough of Sparta; six children, Roy Bumbalough, Patty Jones, Buddy Bumbalough and Randy Bumbalough all of Sparta, Sue Jones of Miamisburg, Ohio and Lynn Bumbalough of McMinnville; one brother, Hershell Stone of Little Rock, … Read More


Arthur Miller Cummings

Posted by | November 5, 2001 12:00 am

Arthur Miller Cummings, 90, McMinnville, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2001.
Cummings was born October 30, 1911, in Warren County, to Homer Cummings and Arrie Mitchell.
He attended Way of the Cross Baptist Church.
Cummings was a retired truck driver with the State Highway Department in Van Buren County.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Treva Cummings; one son, Gerstil Leon Cummings; one grandson, Lawton Brown, Jr.; two granddaughters, Brenda and Belinda Howell; and one brother, Clifford Cummings.
Survivors include his wife, Lodemia McCoy Cummings of McMinnville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Stella and Lawton Brown of McMinnville and Reba Hale of Doyle; four grandchildren, … Read More


Timothy Goodson

Posted by | November 5, 2001 12:00 am

Timothy Goodson, 44, of Sparta, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2001.
Goodson was born September 21, 1957, in White County, to Fred Hillis Goodson and Rose Ellen Caldwell Goodson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Janine Goodson of Sparta; one son, Braxton Hillis Goodson of Sparta; two step daughters, Amber Denton and Shasta Pinegar both of Sparta;
two brothers, Tommy Goodson of Anderson, Ind. and Fred Leon Goodson of Sparta; four sisters, June Howell of Garland, Texas,
Barbara Roberts of Chesterfield, Ind.,
Mattie Patricia Parks of Liberty and Helen Mae Lack of Sparta; and one step grandson, Sebastian Matthew Tyler Denton.
Graveside … Read More


William H. Henrich

Posted by | November 5, 2001 12:00 am

William H. Henrich, 82, of Sparta, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2001, at White County Community Hospital.
Henrich was born May 4, 1919, in New York, to Louis Henrich and Esther Beck Henrich.
He was a graduate of Harvard and received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Alabama in electrical engineering and physics.
Survivors include his special friend, Frances Phifer of Doyle; one daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Bill Cavanaugh of Auburn, N.H.; one son and daughter-in-law, William Henrich, Jr. and Linda Henrich of Syosset, N.Y.; one sister, Millie Berstein of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Scott Cavanaugh and Jonathan and Michael Henrich.
Services were held … Read More


Huey Barnes McBride

Posted by | November 5, 2001 12:00 am

Huey Barnes McBride, 65, of Sparta, passed away Friday, November 2, 2001, at White County Community Hospital.
McBride was born June 7, 1936, in White County.
He had been employed at Savage Builders Supply
McBride was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Jewell Rittenberry McBride of Sparta; one son, Jackie McBride of Sparta; one brother, Darr McBride of Fla.; one sister, Mildred McBride, of Wash.; seven half sisters, Liz McBride of Knoxville, Ruby McBride of Georgia, Helen Irwin of Knoxville, Betty Bumbalough of Sparta, and Minnie McBride, Juanita McBride and Shirley McBride all of Florida; step mother, Mary McBride of Sparta; two grandchildren, Deana … Read More


Andrew Davis (Andy) Howell

Posted by | November 5, 2001 12:00 am

Andrew Davis (Andy) Howell, 94, of Sparta, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2001, in White County Community Hospital.
Howell was born February 25, 1907, in White County, to Tillman and Laura Frances Tallent Howell.
He had been a restaurant owner.
Services will be held Monday, November 5, 2001, at
2 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Saylors Cemetery. Douglas Downs will officiate.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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