Debra Cheryl Seals

Posted by | April 29, 2002 12:00 am

Debra Cheryl Seals, 46, of Morrison, passed away April 25, 2002, at St. Thomas Hospital.
Seals was born Oct. 7, 1955, in Sequatchie County, to John Tucker and Ava Lee Hatfield Fults.
She was of the Baptist denomination.
Seals was preceded in death by her father; one nephew, Terry Burks, one great nephew, T.J. Burks; one great niece, Chelsie Smith; and special mother-in-law, Mary Sue Seals.
Survivors include her husband, Samuel Seals of Morrison; her mother, Ava Lee Fults of Dunlap; one daughter and son-in-law, Kristi and Jacob Lynch of McMinnville; one sister, Lois Burks of Spencer; two brothers, Jerry Tucker and Randy Tucker both of Dunlap; two … Read More


Irene Roberts Howell

Posted by | April 29, 2002 12:00 am

Irene Roberts Howell, 82, of Sparta, passed away April 25, 2002, at Southern Hills Hospital in Nashville.
Howell was born April 16, 1920, in White County, to Virgel and Dissie Etta Smith Roberts.
She was a factory worker.
Howell was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Thelma Irene Jones; and one son, Charles Wendell Johnson.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Sorrell of Sparta; six grandchildren, Ruby Irene Vanetta, Charles Wendell Johnson, Richard Wendell Fuson and Michael Jones all of Sparta, Barbara Sue Palmer of Nashville and Renee Moore of McMinnville; 12 great grandchildren; and one sister, Vera Johnson of Sparta.
Services were held at 2 p.m., … Read More


Anna Louise Baker Brady

Posted by | April 29, 2002 12:00 am

Anna Louise Baker Brady, 63, of Sparta, passed away April 26, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Brady was born Aug. 21, 1938, in White County, to Horace Wesley Baker and Clustie Elizabeth Brown Baker.
She was a secretary with Tenn-Meter.
Brady was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Raymond Brady.
Survivors include two step sons, Ernest P. Brady of Nashville and Steve W. Brady of Cumberland Furnace; two brothers, Raymond Baker and Jake Baker both of Sparta; two step grandchildren, Greg and Christy Brady; four step great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 11 a.m., April 26, 2002, at Thurman … Read More


Martha L. Adkins

Posted by | April 29, 2002 12:00 am

Martha L. Adkins, 83, of Akron, Ohio, passed away April 23, 2002.
Adkins was a member of Akron Baptist Temple.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee A. Adkins; three brothers; and two sisters.
Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Ringeis of Uniontown, Ohio and Jenette Blair of Akron, Ohio; one son, Dennis Adkins of North Myrtle Beach S. C.; and one sister, Mary Kate Roberts of Pennsylvania.
Services were held at 11 a.m., April 26, 2002, at Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home in Akron with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Akron. Dr. Charles Billington officiated.
Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home in Akron, Ohio, was in charge of arrangements.


Cardiopulmonary services close at hand

Posted by | April 29, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
“Scott and Vince are very professional, are good in their field, and they make it an enjoyable experience every time I come here,” said George Carroll of the services provided by Upper Cumberland Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics Services (UCCDS).
Carroll takes part in an exercise program at UCCDS, and was recommended to the firm by local doctor, Chad Griffin.
Carroll said he didn’t really know what to expect, and he was pleasantly surprised with all aspects of UCCDS.
“I would recommend anyone interested in this type of therapy to visit Vince and Scott,” he said.
Scott Acuff, RN, and Vincent Gamble, CRT, RRT, together with Dr. Jeffry Belknap … Read More




Cummings feels blessed as survivor of colon cancer

Posted by | April 29, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
There are many words in the English language that are associated with fear, but the one that casts the greatest feeling of uncertainty and alarm is cancer.
In 1985, Billy Cummings was 31 years old when he was diagnosed with colon cancer and told he had only a 40 percent chance of survival. “I had never had any symptoms,” said Cummings. “I developed a severe case of diarrhea that lasted about three or four weeks. I was just about worn out by then, so I went to the doctor.”
Cummings’ physician recommended more extensive tests and he went to Smithville. “They suspected something was wrong, … Read More


WCHS to premiere Hello, Dolly! this week

Posted by | April 29, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
Hello, Dolly! based on the Thornton Wilder play, The Matchmaker, opens at White County High School (WCHS) with a special dinner theater performance on May 2, and regular theater performances on May 3 and May 4.
“The students learn a lot during the play,” said Sandy Lewis, WCHS theater teacher.
“They learn how to cut out patterns; they learn to sew; they’ve designed a lot of the set pieces.
This is really, truly a fine arts department project.”
Lewis said Ed Howell (WCHS art director), Sean Powell (WCHS band director) and David Schroeder (WCHS music and vocals coach) had also lent tremendous guidance to the students … Read More


Motorcycle accident sends Myers to Erlanger

Posted by | April 29, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
A motorcycle accident sent Jeff Myers, 48, of Sparta, to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga on Sunday. As of this morning, authorities said Myers was placed in a regular patient room and was listed in fair condition.
Sgt. Ben Prichard of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said Myers was traveling northbound on Highway 136 on a 1970 Harley Davidson. At approximately 2:05 p.m., Myers was near mile marker 9 when he was involved in an accident. According to the report, he was traveling on a wet roadway, started into a curve and lost control of the motorcycle. Myers fell from the motorcycle, landing in a barbed wire … Read More


Billie Carter Kimbrough

Posted by | April 25, 2002 12:00 am

Billie Carter Kimbrough, 81, of Miami, Fla., formerly of Sparta, passed away April 19, 2002.
Kimbrough was the daughter of Edward E. and May Goldtrap Carter.
She had worked at Officer Drug Store for many years.
Survivors include two nieces, Madeline Carter and husband, Jim, of Gainesville, Ga. and Ruth Dickson of Lookout Mt. and two nephews, Lewis Hines of Hendersonville and Robin Hines of Tullahoma.
Services were held at 11 a.m., April 23, 2002, in Florida.
This information is courtesy of Hunter Funeral Home


Reubin Nathaniel “Mackie” Frady

Posted by | April 25, 2002 12:00 am

Reubin Nathaniel “Mackie” Frady, 21, of Algood, passed away April 21, 2002.
Frady was born July 8, 1980, in Livingston, and was the son of Elizabeth Frady Slaven.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Elmo Frady and cousin, William Miller.
Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth Frady Slaven of Algood; step father, Darrell Slaven of Baxter; one sister, Celestea Slaven of Algood; one brother, Darrell J. Slaven of Algood; best friend, Robert Owens of Algood; grandparents, Dora and Franklin Lewis of Hilham; great grandmother, Annie Frady of Gainesboro; and a host of aunts, uncles and other family and friends.
Services were held at 1 p.m., April 23, … Read More


Sarah Katherine Chambers

Posted by | April 25, 2002 12:00 am

Sarah Katherine Chambers, 81, of Sparta, passed away April 22, 2002.
Chambers was born April 6, 1921, in Painesville, Ohio, to Clarence and Leah Davis Holly.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and three sisters.
She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church and a retired factory worker from Hubbell Ind. Controls.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Clara and Johnnie Forsyth of Sparta; one sister, Clarice Gebeau of Painesville,Ohio; and one grandson, Scott Baker.
The family chose cremation and a memorial service was held April 24, 2002, at Dyer Funeral Home with burial in Acola Creek Cemetery.
Dyer Funeral Home in Cookeville


John Edward Kerr

Posted by | April 25, 2002 12:00 am

John Edward Kerr, 70, of Spencer, passed away April 23, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Kerr was born July 7, 1931, White County, to Williams Franes Kerr and Amanda Loreen Simmons Kerr.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a logger.
Kerr was preceded in death by one son, Donald Kerr; one daughter, Debbie Kerr; and one sister, Judy Sullivan.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Melton Kerr of Spencer; four sons, Ronnie Kerr Whitwell and Dudley Kerr, Lynn Kerr and David Kerr all of Spencer; three daughters, Sharon Kerr
and Kathy Kerr both of Whitwell; two step sons, James (J.R.) McCormick and … Read More


Rotary International members visit Sparta

Posted by | April 25, 2002 12:00 am

Expositor Report
A group of Rotary International Club members visited Sparta recently and were ecstatic about meeting such wonderful individuals as local Rotarians Helen Pate, Suzanne Dickerson and Jean McFall.
All the men are engineers, one woman is a graphic artist and the diminutive young woman on the front is a ballerina.



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