Anna Frances Rogers Northcutt

Posted by | August 28, 2003 12:00 am

Anna Frances Rogers Northcutt, 75, of Spencer, passed away Aug. 25, 2003.
Northcutt was born Nov. 21, 1927, in Warren County, to Willie D. Rogers and Ethel Baker Rogers.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Spencer.
She had been employed as Supervisor and Assistant Plant Manager of USA Enterprise.
Northcutt was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clenzy Northcutt and brother-in-law, Buddy Sutton.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Polia and Eugene Davis, of Spencer; granddaughter and her husband, Shana and Chris Smith;
great-granddaughter, Jenna Smith, all of Spencer; brother and sister-in-law, Willie Joe and Ruth Rogers, of Spencer; sister, Yvona Sutton, of Spencer; … Read More

Congressman Davis holds Town Hall meeting

Posted by | August 26, 2003 12:00 am

Jody Sliger
Congressman Lincoln Davis held a Town Hall meeting Friday at the White County Courthouse. Over 50 people attended the informal gathering that included a question and answer session. This was only one of several meetings like this held recently in the 4th Congressional District of Tennessee, which is made up of 24 counties.
Davis told the audience, “Being a part of what is going on in Washington, I am living a dream to be serving there. But my hope is that my dream never becomes a nightmare for you, the people who live in the district.”
Davis serves on three committees in the house, which include … Read More

Water and sewer rates to increase for city residents

Posted by | August 26, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
“We’ve been talking about this for two years and how we’ve lost money,” said Wayne Rogers, Sparta utilities manager. “We’ have worked with MTAS (Municipal Technical Advisory Service) on a study they did and what they recommend we do.”
Rogers said he had been working with Bill Young, of MTAS, in examining the current water rates to determine how much they should be increased. The new projections are based on a 15 percent increase in water rates to the utility districts and a 13 percent increase to all other water and sewer customers
According to Rogers, he has compared rates with other cities. “Even with … Read More

Budget committee tries new strategy

Posted by | August 26, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Three times the White County budget for the 2003-2004 fiscal year has failed to pass for lack of a majority vote. Friday night, budget committee members met to try a different plan of action.
Commissioners have been debating the controversial budget for several months. For what is believed to be the first time in the history of White County government, commissioners have voted down the budget three times.
The Friday meeting lasted approximately 15 minutes. Committee member Patrick Haller, who has attempted to work with all the commissioners about their problems with the budget, immediately made a motion as soon as the meeting was called … Read More

Bobby Parks

Posted by | August 25, 2003 12:00 am

Bobby Parks, 69, of Rossville, Ga., passed away Aug. 9, 2003.
Parks served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was retired from Covenant Transport.
He was born Sept. 8, 1933, in White County, to Bob and Easter Parks.
Parks was preceded in death by his parents, Bob Parks Sr. and Easter Parks and two brothers, Johnny Parks and Clyde Parks.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Parks, of Rossville, Ga.; four daughters, Mary Headrick and Charlotte Ladd, both of Rossville, Ga., Elaine Qualls, of Nashville, and Cathy Lance, of Crossville; two sons, Charlie Parks, of Rossville, Ga., and Michael Parks, of Crossville; two step sons, Shelby … Read More

Lem Spiva

Posted by | August 25, 2003 12:00 am

Lem Spiva, 63, of Cookeville, passed away Aug. 21, 2003.
Spiva was born to Lem and Lillie Hale Spiva.
He was retired from Bend of the River shooting center. He was a life-long member of the National Rifle Association and Amateur Trapshooting Association.
Spiva was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila Spiva; one stepdaughter and spouse, Mary and Eddy Overstreet, of Marietta, Ga.; stepson, Michael Glass, of Fort Bragg, NC; one granddaughter, Hannah Overstreet; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Marie Spiva and Edward and Betty Spiva, all of Sparta.
Services were at 2 p.m., Aug. 23, 2003, at Crest Lawn Funeral Home … Read More

J.C. Conley

Posted by | August 25, 2003 12:00 am

J.C. Conley, 73, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 19, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Conley was born Aug. 1, 1930, in White County, to Herman Conley and Nora Clouse Conley.
He had been a truck driver for Real Transportation.
Conley was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, J.C. Conley Jr. and James Curtis Conley; and two brothers, Quinton Conley and Milburn Conley.
Survivors include his wife, Melba Conley, of Sparta; one daughter, Jackie Conley, of Sparta; one son, Gary Simmons, of Antioch; two sisters, Naomi Keathley, of Sparta, and Nell Royer, of Louisiana; two brothers, Kenneth Conley and Doug Conley, both of Sparta; one grandchild, … Read More

Randy Delano O’Neal

Posted by | August 25, 2003 12:00 am

Randy Delano O’Neal, 58, of Winchester, passed away Aug. 23, 2003.
O’Neal was born Aug. 23, 1945, in Eastland, to Robert Shelton O’Neal and Geneva E. Black.
He served in the U.S. Navy and had been a sector manager with Federal Aviation.
O’Neal was preceded in death by his father and one brother, James O’Neal.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Roberts O’Neal, of Winchester; children, John Todd O’Neal, of Lavergne, Taunya Smith, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Rhonda Sandlin, of Dallas, Texas; mother, Geneva Black Wissing, of Chattanooga; four brothers, Robert O’Neal, of Dayton, Bill O’Neal, of Chattanooga, Neal O’Neal, of Spencer, and Hugh O’Neal, of Huntsville, Ala.; three … Read More

William Ernest (Slick) Parker

Posted by | August 25, 2003 12:00 am

William Ernest (Slick) Parker, 76, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 21, 2003.
Parker was born Sept. 6, 1926, in White County, to William Floyd Parker and Emmie Ann Rittenberry Parker.
He had been employed as a service station attendant by Robert Agee Inc.
Parker was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Nancy Klein Parker.
Survivors include two sons, Robert William Parker, of Livingston, Texas, and Michael Lynn Parker, of Sparta; one sister, Ruth Manus, of Sparta; one sister-in-law, Linda Klein, of Knoxville; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Services were at 11 a.m., Aug. 22, 2003, at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oaklawn … Read More

Juanita Tindell Seivers

Posted by | August 25, 2003 12:00 am

Juanita Tindell Seivers, 70, of Sparta, passed away Aug., 21, 2003, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Seivers was born Jan. 23, 1933, in White County, to Nathan and Era E. Seibers Tindell.
She was a retired factory worker.
Seivers was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Wanda R. Seivers; and two sons, Terry G. Seivers and Waymon M. Seivers.
Survivors include her husband, Edward Terry Boles Seivers, of Sparta; five sons, Chris J. Seivers, of Quebeck, Wetzel Z. Seivers, of Unionville, Ronald E. Seivers, of Marbleton, Wyo., Randall V. Seivers, of McMinnville, and Raymond M. Seivers, of Nashville, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Services … Read More

The need for speed

Posted by | August 22, 2003 12:00 am

Coleen Gorski
Robinson Racing Products has evolved. A business that started from welding and fabrication, has expanded to include chassis setups, truck hitches, fifth wheel hitches and a sign shop.
Owned by Bobby and Lisa Robinson, Robinson Racing Products has been in business since 1988. Recently, they built a diesel truck from the ground up that measures 24 feet long by 42 inches wide. This truck has already set a land speed record on the East coast and will be racing in Utah this fall.
Robinson Racing Products also helps sponsor and maintain a race car that is driven every Saturday night by Floyd Turner, at the Golden … Read More

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