Payless Drugs is Chamber Member of the Month

Posted by | February 7, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
Pharmacist Alan Tatum of Payless Drugs in Sparta, was named Sparta/White County Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month in February.
Tatum, a resident of the area since 1977, is a pharmacist at Payless Drug Store in Sparta, and a member of the Chamber since 1994.
He considers Sparta his home.
“I’m honored to be the Chamber person of the month,” said Tatum.
“I strongly believe in the Chamber of Commerce and wish every business owner in town would join.
They are always very helpful and will provide at no charge to any member demographic information which assists in the offering of new products or services … Read More


Warriors plowed by Pioneers and Anderson’s buzzer-beater lifts Warriorettes

Posted by | February 7, 2002 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
Sam Agee dribbles through the Warren County pressure to get the ball down the court in Tuesday night’s action.
The Warriors were soundly defeated by Warren County to remain winless in the district race.
The Warriors have one last shot at a regular season district win when Oakland visits Roy Sewell Gymnasium Friday night.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite


Failure to yield results in crash

Posted by | February 7, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Authorities were dispatched to the scene of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Dibrell Street and Bockman Way on Feb. 5, 2002. One driver was traveling the wrong way on a one way street and received a citation for failure to yield.
Patrolman J.T. King and Sgt. Elmore Carter Jr. of the Sparta Police Department were dispatched to the scene of the accident at approximately 9:40 a.m. Regina Ann Henderson, 30, of Sparta, was driving a 1995 Ford Taurus when she was involved in an accident. Henderson was traveling east on the inside lane of Bockman Way when the impact occurred.
According to the … Read More


Gardenhire speaks on intolerance

Posted by | February 7, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
“It’s one of the most evil things a person can have in their heart,” said Ben Gardenhire of prejudice.
“You’re hating something that God made.”
The classes of Mrs. Connie Harris at the White County High School were treated to a talk from Gardenhire, a Sparta resident, recently.
He spoke eloquently about racial prejudice and intolerance.
Gardenhire told a story of when he was a young man and on a trip to South Carolina.
Traveling by bus, he told of how the transport stopped at a terminal where food and beverage was available.
Gardenhire said he entered the terminal and waitied patiently as the waitress took … Read More


Genlyte Thomas saved by hard work

Posted by | February 7, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Genlyte Thomas has been a prominent member of the White County business community for almost 40 years. As a major employer of several generations of families, the company has witnessed growth and experienced the threat of plant closure.
However, last Friday a dream came true for the administrative staff and employees at Genlyte Thomas when Tenn. Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Michael Magill announced a grant for Incumbent Worker Training. The $10,000 grant will be utilized for nine company employees in the light fixture production plant to upgrade their skills. These designated employees began their training at Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville in … Read More


Attracting winter birds to your home

Posted by | February 7, 2002 12:00 am

There’s nothing more delightful than watching birds flit from one area of your garden to the next.
Attracting birds to your yard is really quite simple: if you supply their three basic needs — food, shelter and water — you will have an avian oasis in your own backyard.
The experts at Garden Artisans, www.gardenartisans.com, offer these tips for enjoying birds in your backyard all winter long:
Food
In winter, the natural food supply for birds dwindles, and they become dependent on bird feeders for seeds and suet.
Although, there is debate about whether artificial feeding disrupts the migration urge of some birds, research shows this is not … Read More


Elza C. Spivey

Posted by | February 4, 2002 12:00 am

Elza C. Spivey, 73, of Springfield, formerly of Sparta, passed away Jan. 28, 2002.
Spivey was born Feb. 25, 1928, in Jackson County, to Bedford Spivey and Littie Rosette Emerton Spivey.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Spivey was a retired brick layer.
Spivey was preceded in death by his mother; two daughters, Mary Cynthia and Janet Faye Spivey; his wife, Mary Alice Williams Spivey; and one son, Billy D. Spivey.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Hauskins of Springfield; four daughters, Barbara J. Arney of Gastonia, N.C., Shirley Ann Draughn and Katherine Richie both of Ravenscroft and Rita Rosettia Parrish of Midland N.C.; three … Read More


Sandra Kay Snavely

Posted by | February 4, 2002 12:00 am

Sandra Kay Snavely, 66, passed away Jan. 28, 2002, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Snavely was born Aug. 2, 1935, in Mansfield, Ohio, to Rosaire Callahan and Evelyn Waldruff Callahan.
She graduated high school in Mansfield and attended Ohio State University where she obtained a degree in education. Snavely had worked as a realtor in Sardusky, Ohio, and as an executive secretary. She was a founding member of The Friends of Fall Creek Falls.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Blank; her second husband, Trent Snavely; and one step son Michael Snavely
Survivors include one son, Eric Blank of Norwark, Ohio; two brothers, Russell … Read More


Bill N. Reeves

Posted by | February 4, 2002 12:00 am

Bill N. Reeves, 65, of Cookeville, passed away Jan. 29, 2002, at Master’s Healthcare in Algood.
Reeves was born May 14, 1936, in Sparta, to Henry and Pearl Brown Reeves.
He was a member of Hampton’s Crossroads Baptist Church. Reeves was a retired automobile salesman.
Reeves was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Terri Beth Hitchcock.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Reeves of Cookeville; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Terry Hitchcock of Cookeville; two granddaughters, Amber Ashburn and Bethany Hitchcock; one grandson, Dakota Hitchcock; and one great granddaughter, Alexis Ashburn.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Jan. 31, 2002, at the chapel of Whitson … Read More


Myrtle Marie Lance Bray

Posted by | February 4, 2002 12:00 am

Myrtle Marie Lance Bray, 75, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 24, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 6, 1926, in Pennsylvania, to James Lance and Victoria Price Lance.
Bray had been employed at Mallory Controls.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Amos Arley Bray of Sparta; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Von and Betty Bray, Denny and Donna Bray and David Bray all of Sparta and Dale and Brenda Bray of Doyle; one daughter, Tammy Bray of Sparta; two sisters, Alma Dickerson of Sparta and Mary K. Campbell of Webster, Flor.; and four grandsons, Tony Bray, Brandon Rice, … Read More


Bessie Fannie Morgan

Posted by | February 4, 2002 12:00 am

Bessie Fannie Morgan, 95, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 25, 2002,
at NHC of Sparta.
Morgan was born May 20, 1906, in Livingston, to John and Nessa Jane Hammock Ledbetter.
She had been a homemaker.
Morgan was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jim Morgan; and husband, John Lee Morgan
Survivors include two daughters, Key Ledbetter of Monterey and Carolyn Morgan of Sparta; two sons and one daughter-in-law Bruce Morgan of Sparta and Johnny and Bobbie Morgan of Smyrna; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Jan. 28, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Highland Cemetery. … Read More


Jean Cashion

Posted by | February 4, 2002 12:00 am

Jean Cashion, 54, of Cookeville, passed away Jan. 25, 2002.
Cashion was born Nov. 22, 1948, in McMinnville, to Lester Trueman Hughes and Judy Grace Jones Berryhill.
She was a member of Cookeville First Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Cashion of Cookeville; one daughter, Michelle Cashion of Cookeville one sister, Liz Milner of Sparta; and three brothers, Teddy Hughes of Sparta and Jack Hughes and Walter Hughes both of Nashville.
Services were held at 11 a.m., Jan. 29, 2002, at Cookeville First Baptist Church with burial in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Nashville. Dr. Randall Adkisson and Rev. Charlie Hutchinson officiated.
Hooper … Read More


Robert “Bob” Smith

Posted by | February 4, 2002 12:00 am

Robert “Bob” Smith, 75, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 26, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Smith was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Frankfort, Ind., to Clayton and Effie Mae Wilson Smith.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was retired from the railroad.
Smith was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Mae; two daughters, Teresa Smith and Marilyn Melton; and two grandchildren, Sonja Melton and Daniel Alan Smith.
Survivors include two daughters, Roberta Pippenger of Indiana and Deborah Hicks of Sparta; three sons, Robert L. Smith Jr. of Washington, Freddy Smith of Indiana and Bruce A. Smith of Sparta; one step daughter, … Read More


Herschell Buford Johnson

Posted by | February 4, 2002 12:00 am

Herschell Buford Johnson, 81, of Cookeville, passed away Jan. 27, 2002.
Johnson was born Aug. 21, 1921, in Putnam County, to Herschell Jo and Nannie Pearl Johnson.
He attended Antioch Church of Christ. Johnson was a retired from the U.S. Postal Service and had been a farmer. He had also been a member of Tenn. Farm Bureau and served as director of Putnam County Coop Board and ASCS Committee. He worked for Tenn. Dept. of Agriculture as state livestock inspector for three years and was employed with Peoples Stockyard for 15 years.
Johnson was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie May Myers Johnson; two brothers, William Herman … Read More


Pastor James Thomas Holman

Posted by | February 4, 2002 12:00 am

Pastor James Thomas Holman, 87, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 31, 2002, at his residence.
Holman was born May 2, 1914, in Putnam County, to James Riley Holman and Mary Jane Mitchell Holman.
He had been a Baptist minister.
Holman was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Floria Judd Holman of Sparta; five sons, James K. Holman of Wilmington, Del., Daniel T. Holman, Paul E. Holman and Donald S. Holman all of Sparta and Phillip Holman of Michigan; three daughters, Kay Walker of Sparta, Brenda Reed of Scottsdale, Ariz. And Becky Smith of Duncan, Okla.; three brothers, Ray Holman and Art Holman both of … Read More


James Robert (Buster) Bennett

Posted by | February 4, 2002 12:00 am

James Robert (Buster) Bennett, 78, of Doyle, passed away Jan. 29, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Bennett was born Oct. 9, 1923, in White County, to Robert Payne and Mary Jane Little Bennett.
He had been a truck driver.
Bennett was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Robert Garland Bennett.
Survivors include his wife, Elise Kirby Bennett of Doyle; one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Pat Bennett of Sparta; four sisters, Pauline Hale, Pearlie Johnson and Mary Lull all of Sparta and Alice Crowell of Donelson; three granddaughters and their spouses, Vicki and Paul Jarvis of Lebanon and Jeri-Lynn Holman and Kim and Stephen … Read More


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