Christmasland in Doyle

Posted by | December 11, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
The holiday season brings a sense of excitement to every boy and girl, but for one Doyle woman, the world of Christmas has become a labor of love.
Myrna Lowery Carter began decorating her house at Christmas just like any other ordinary mother would do for her children. She would put up a tree and purchase decorations at bargain prices.
Now the grandmother of seven has turned her yearly ritual into a breathtaking world of holiday beauty. Carter said some people might think she goes a “little overboard,” but her home is tastefully decorated with every Christmas piece of adornment in its proper place.
Even … Read More




Carl Thomas Price

Posted by | December 8, 2003 12:00 am

Carl Thomas Price, 56, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 7, 2003.
Price was born March 12, 1947, in White County to Charles Herbert Price and Florence Baker Price.
He had been a dairy farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Marlen Ann Fletcher Price, of Walling; his parents; three daughters, Connie L. Price Hooper, Donna Gail Price Baska, Tracy Charlene Price Farris, all of Sparta; two step daughters, Debbie Fletcher Dalton, of Sparta, Deanne Fletcher Anderson, of Cookeville; two brothers, Herbert Ray Price, William Harrison Price, both of Sparta; three sisters, Ruth Ann Price Sparks, Jeanetta Price Stick, Wanda Dean Price Young, all of Sparta; eight grandchildren; six nieces; nine … Read More


James Richard Mackie

Posted by | December 8, 2003 12:00 am

James Richard “Jim” Mackie, 65, of Cookeville, passed away Dec. 2, 2003.
Mackie was born May 10, 1938, in Mt. Vernon, Ill., to James Mackie and Dorothy Imogene Albrecht Mackie.
He served in the U.S. Army.
Mackie was preceded in death by his mother; one son-in-law, Paul Bohon and one brother-in-law, Dan Knoth.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Bradley Mackie; three daughters and one son-in-law, Cheryl and Lynn Taylor, of Humboldt, Laura Bohon, of Cookeville, Teresa Burton and fiancee, William Rains, both of Cookeville; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Steve Mackie, of Cookeville, Paul and Heather Mackie, of Jackson; two stepsons, Marty Privett, Tom Privett, both of Norman, … Read More


Johnny Davis Barnes

Posted by | December 8, 2003 12:00 am

Johnny Davis Barnes
Services were at 11 a.m., Dec. 6, 2003, at Love Cantrell Funeral Home Chapel in Smithville with burial in Webb Cemetery. Bro. Ricky Tubbs and Bro. Eddie Cantrell officiated.
Love Cantrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Barbara Sue Phy

Posted by | December 8, 2003 12:00 am

Barbara Sue Phy, 63, of Cookeville, passed away Dec. 3, 2003.
Phy was born Feb. 7, 1940, in Putnam County to Daniel Johnson and Anna Lee Bohannon Johnson.
She had been employed in the Putnam County School System.
Phy was preceded in death by her parents; and one grandson, Douglas Gaw.
Survivors include husband, Owen Phy, of Cookeville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Steve Gaw, Martha and Charles Henley, of Cookeville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Franklin and Donna Phy, Danny and Debbie Phy, all of Cookeville, Jimmy and Aloha Phy, of Algood; three brothers and one sister-in-law, Tommy Johnson, of Detroit, Mich., Rodger and Ester Johnson, of … Read More


James Douglas Norris

Posted by | December 8, 2003 12:00 am

James Douglas Norris, 60, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 2, 2003.
Norris was born April 25, 1943, in Detroit, Mich., to Charlie Coatney Norris and Jessie
Christine Douglas Norris.
He was a retired factory worker.
Norris was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Charles Douglas Norris.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Ann Norris, of Sparta; six children, Pamela Jo Luke and husband, Charles, of Winter Haven, Fla., Darlene Wilson and husband Sam, of Quebeck, James Edward Norris and wife Emily, of Sparta, Donna Annette Tayse and husband Jack, of Walling, Tracy LeAnn Farris and husband Jeff, of Spencer, Ronald Scott Norris and wife, Stormie, of … Read More


Gentry Koger

Posted by | December 8, 2003 12:00 am

Gentry Koger, 89, of Monterey, passed away Dec. 3, 2003.
Koger was born April 5, 1915 to Horace Porter Koger and Vernie Sams Koger.
He was the owner and operator of Koger Garage in Monterey, a member of Monterey Methodist Church, Monterey Masonic Lodge #751 and the Old Timer’s Mechanics Organization.
Koger was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Cassie Snodgrass and one brother, Herman Koger.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Edna Lindsey Koger, of Monterey; one sister, Zelpa Martha Nicholson, of Hampton, Va.; one niece, Carolyn Edgemon, of Ft. Ogelthorpe, Ga.; two nephews, James Snodgrass, of Tipton, Ind., Charles Nicholson, of Hampton, Va.; … Read More


James H. Meadows

Posted by | December 8, 2003 12:00 am

James H. Meadows
Services were at 10 a.m., Dec. 6, 2003, at the Chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, Crossville. Bro. Eliot Roberts officiated.
Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Don Goney

Posted by | December 8, 2003 12:00 am

Don Goney, 57, of Algood, passed away Dec. 6, 2003.
Goney was born Sept. 26, 1946, in Fentress County, to Lottie Avo Goney.
He was preceded in death by his mother; one step-daughter, Deborah Callahan; three sisters, Artie Goney, Verda Goney, Morine Goney; four brothers, Corbert ‘Boots’ Goney, Alfred Goney, Billy Goney and Junior Goney.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Braddom Goney, of Algood; one daughter, Margie Farley, of Sparta; three sons, Donald Ray Goney, Christopher Adam Goney, Gary Wayne Bennett, all of Cookeville; two daughters, Tracey Childress, of Cookeville, Treva Gentry, of Sparta; twin sister, Dean Schnepf, of Algood, one brother, Walter H. Goney, of Algood and … Read More


Willie Everette Holland

Posted by | December 8, 2003 12:00 am

Willie Everette Holland, 90, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 4, 2003.
Holland was born March 24, 1913, in White County to Samuel Seborn Holland and Mary Etta Cope Holland.
He had been a farmer and carpenter.
Holland was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Ernest Holland, Monroe Holland, Seborn Holland and Samuel Holland; four sisters, Bessie Hutchings, Mattie Belle Wilson, Novella Keathly and Lucille Hutchings.
Survivors include one son, William Ben Holland, of Sparta; three daughters, Audrey M. Richmond and husband Bob, of Nashville; Mildred Elaine Feltner and husband Troy, of Mt. Juliet, Andrea Faye Halliburton and husband Charlie, of Sparta; two brothers, Cordell Holland and … Read More


Mary Alice England Little

Posted by | December 8, 2003 12:00 am

Mary Alice England Little, 87, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 5, 2003.
Little was born June 22, 1916, in White County to Dallas Carmichael England and Althea Alcorn England.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe Perry Little; and two sisters, Eloise Massey and Jean Ruttledge.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Bettye and Joe Evans, of Tampa, Fla.; one son and daughter-in-law, Joe Jr, and Becky Ford Little, of Knoxville; one brother and sister-in-law, Don and Kay England, of Sparta; four grandchildren and their spouses, Ford and Malinda Little, John and Jennifer Little, Mary Helen and Hammond Story, and Chris Evans and Kate … Read More




Shoupe recognized for 30 years with THP

Posted by | December 8, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
As a Vietnam veteran, Oddie Shoupe was still looking for a way to continue to serve his fellow man, and in 1973, he chose to become one of the members of the elite group of public servants know as the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP).
Now holding the rank of lieutenant, Shoupe’s career with the THP has spanned three decades, and he has been stationed in numerous counties during his 30 years as a trooper.
“There has not been a place that Oddie has cared to go,” said Captain John Eldridge, commanding officer. “His belief has always been to willingly relocate to any region where he … Read More


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