Ather E. Brown

Posted by | September 23, 2002 12:00 am

Ather E. Brown, 83, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 18, 2002.
Brown was born Aug. 23, 1919, in Hilham, to William Henry and Florence Rich Brown.
He was a retired farmer.
Brown was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include five sons, Thomas Brown, Eddie Brown and Steve Brown all of Cookeville, Jeff Brown of Livingston and Mike Sorter of Indiana; two brothers, Oscar Brown of Sparta and Ed Brown of Nashville; three sisters, Rose Beulah Smith of Hilham, Josie McCarmack of Indiana and Marion Fannon of Dayton, Ohio; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m., Sept. 21, 2002, at Hunter Funeral … Read More


Zona Cunningham

Posted by | September 23, 2002 12:00 am

Zona Cunningham, 87, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 21, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Cunningham was born Jan. 24, 1915, in Overton County, to David Crockett Tollison and Marion Frances Carter Tollison.
She was a member of East Sparta Church of God. Cunningham had worked in the garment industry in the sewing division.
Cunningham was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William Cunningham.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Pearl Crowell of Anderson, Ind., Jack and Evelyn Cunningham of Tipton, Ind., Pat Munns and Gladys Armagost both of Sharpsville, Ind., Sandra and Robert Johnson of Sparta and Jean and Kent Reynolds of … Read More


Kenneth Sapp

Posted by | September 23, 2002 12:00 am

Kenneth Sapp, 66, of Pikeville, passed away Sept. 21, 2002.
Sapp was a member of Wheeler Hill Church of Christ. He was a former deputy sheriff with Bledsoe County and a farmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carmack and Oval Lee DeBord Sapp.
Survivors include his wife, Bettye Panter Sapp; children and their spouses, Ronnie and Tammy Sapp and Connie and Wayne Holland all of Pikeville and Kenneth Lynn Sapp of Sparta; five grandchildren, Amanda Slavin, Chris Holland, Caroline Sapp, Tyler Sapp and Zachery Sapp; three great grandchildren, Jesse Holland, Julie Ann Holland and Alexander Slavin; and two brothers, Henry Clay Sapp and Edward Sapp … Read More


Mr. Bobbie Clark

Posted by | September 23, 2002 12:00 am

Mr. Bobbie Clark, 76, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 21, 2002, at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.
Clark was born Jan. 1, 1926, in White County, to Crowder and Dora Mae Bumbalough Clark.
He was retired from the tool and die industry in Pontiac, Mich.
Clark was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Ora Kathryn Cunningham Clark of Sparta; one son, Robert Dale Clark of Brentwood; one daughter, Lisa Ann Weber of Franklin; one brothers, Willie J. Clark of Pontiac, Mich.; six sisters, Ruby Denton and Joyce Clark both of Dayton, Ohio, Mattie Polston and Katie Polston both of Cookeville, Elsie Roberts of Corinth, … Read More


Shelby Aaron Rhinehart

Posted by | September 23, 2002 12:00 am

Shelby Aaron Rhinehart, 75, of Van Buren County, passed away Sept. 19, 2002, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Rhinehart was born May 1927, in White County, to Shelby Alexander Rhinehart and Lura Esther Underwood.
He attended the Baptist Church. Rhinehart served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He had been a pharmacist and served as a Tennessee state representative for 36 years.
Rhinehart was preceded in death by his parents; one son; and two brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Rhinehart of Spencer; one son, James Barney Rhinehart; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Ruth and Dan Boatright and Jeanette and Bill Garner; and several nieces and … Read More


Democratic Party hosts Bredesen campaign

Posted by | September 23, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
The Bredesen for Governor campaign was held at 6 p.m., Sept. 17, 2002, at the White County Courthouse. Representatives brought Bredesen bumper sticks, buttons, signs and pamphlets for local supporters to distribute and display.
After Bredesen representatives finished with their campaign, Chairman Geeta McMillen began the regular monthly meeting by asking for a motion to accept the previous meeting’s minutes. The motion was accepted. Treasurer Brenda Simmons gave the treasurer’s report and explained various bills that were paid.
McMillen thanked everyone for coming and gave a special thanks to Sheriff James O’Conner for being present at the meeting. She also announced the secretary had resigned and … Read More


Collision on one-way street

Posted by | September 23, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
A two vehicle collision sent one patient, William Corey Young, 16, of Sparta, to the hospital with injuries.
Ptl. J.T. King of the Sparta Police Department arrived on the accident scene at approximately 6:04 p.m., Wednesday. Matthew Cody Scoggins, 16, of Sparta, and the passenger, Young, were traveling north on Sparkman Street in a 1994 Dodge pickup truck when they were involved in the accident.
According to the report, Scoggins was unable to stop before the two vehicles hit head-on. The Dodge was owned by Timothy L. Scoggins, of Sparta.
According to authorities, Jeremy Merle Morgan, 25, of Cookeville, was allegedly traveling south on Sparkman Street, … Read More


Austin voted chairman of commissioners

Posted by | September 23, 2002 12:00 am

Sara Arthur
Wallace Austin, commissioner from the first district, was voted chairman of the board of commissioners at the meeting on Sept. 16, 2002.
The full court of commissioners conducted their first official meeting with newly elected members.
Among the first items on the agenda was the election of chairman, vice-chairman and parliamentarian.
Nominations were called for by acting chairman, Milligan. Wallace Austin and Kenneth Milligan were nominated for the position and Austin was named chairman by a 8-6 vote.
Austin thanked the board for having the confidence to put him in the position. He stated one of his main goals was to “keep the board informed of … Read More


Wanda Jean Bookheimer

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Wanda Jean Bookheimer, 65, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 17, 2002.
Bookheimer was born Sept. 13, 1937, in Monterey, to Rev. William Leslie and Cora Edna Madewell Long.
She had been a certified nurse’s assistant.
Bookheimer was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Wilma Joyce Swiney; and one granddaughter, Angela K. Perkins.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald R. and Kristine Poteet of Sparta, Ricky E. Bell of Phoenix, Ariz. and Charles A and Juanita Bell of Cookeville; tow daughters, Denise Poteet Smith and Candace L. Dodson both of Sparta; three brothers, Charles L. Long and Leslie Dewayne Long both of Prescott, Ariz. and Larry … Read More


William Reed Johnson Sr.

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

William Reed Johnson Sr., 76, of Brentwood, formerly of Sparta, passed away Sept. 12, 2002, at V.A. Medical Center in Murfreesboro
Johnson was born June 2, 1926, in Silver Point, to Oscar Staley and Sally Daisy Cole Johnson.
He was senior vice-president of Baptist Hospital.
Johnson was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Hershell Johnson; and two sisters, Mildred Trump and Maddie Johnson.
Survivors include his wife, Hilda Lydia Johnson of Brentwood; one daughter, Katrina Norris of Brentwood; one son, William Reed Johnson Jr. of Homewood, Ala.; two brothers, Oran Johnson and Carl Johnson; five sisters, Ivah Hayes, Geneva Thompson, Patricia Green, Marcella Bilbrey and Vivian … Read More


Alton L. “Shorty” Myers

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Alton L. “Shorty” Myers, 81, of Doyle, passed way Sept. 17, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Myers was born April 15, 1921, to Charlie Carson Myers and Patty Ann Smith Myers.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was retired from McMinnville Concrete.
Myers was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Elmer Lee and Haskel Irl Myers; one daughter, Linda Kay Taylor; and one granddaughter, Rhonda Mason.
Survivors include his wife, Opal Myers of Doyle; two daughters, Rita Baker of Sparta and Patsy Mason of Quebeck; nine grandchildren; 16 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 … Read More


Clifford McDonald

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Clifford McDonald, 72, of Doyle, passed away Sept. 9, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
McDonald was born July 7, 1930, in White County, to Joe McDonald and Lounette Swindell.
He served his country during the Korean Conflict. McDonald had been employed in the maintenance profession.
McDonald was preceded in death by his parents; one sisters, Bessie Henry; three brothers, Wallace, Joe Gordon and Rayborn.
Survivors include five nephews, Mike Henry of Quebeck and Joey McDonald, Donald McDonald, Bennie McDonald and Carrol McDonald all of Sparta and three nieces, Sue Turner and Janice Cole both of Sparta and Judy Thomas of Nolensville.
Graveside services were held at 1 … Read More


Wayne Moore

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Wayne Moore, 65, of Fayetteville, passed away Sept. 15, 2002, at Lincoln Memorial Medical Center.
Moore was a native of White County and the son of Orville Clay and Maudie Mitchell Moore.
He operated the Zip-In Market, retired from Cooperweld, a member and past Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge and a member and elder of the Kelso Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Crawford Moore; several nieces; and four great nephews.
Services were held at 11 a.m., Sept. 18, 2002, at Higgins Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. A graveside service will be held at Mt. Pisgah at 3 p.m.
This information … Read More


Joyce Fowler Sanders

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Joyce Fowler Sanders, 73, of Smyrna, passed away Sept. 16, 2002, at Southern Hills Hospital in Nashville.
Sanders was born Sept. 23, 1928, to Jim Lee and Reba Gertrude Hensley Fowler.
She had been employed at Chromalox.
Sanders was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Sanders; her parents; one brother, Thurman L. Fowler; and one sister, Mary E. Wilson.
Survivors include one son, Ron Vinson of Independence, Ky.; one grandson, Ron Vinson II of Mason, Ohio; and one nephew, Johnny Richards of Woodbury.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sept. 21, 2002, at Smith Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Chaplin Allen Withers … Read More


Dorothy Lee Sissom

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Dorothy Lee Sissom, 79, of Cookeville, passed away
Sept. 14, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Sissom was born Dec. 19, 1922, in Clay County, to Sidney Edward Bilbrey and Ada Condra Bilbrey.
She attended the Church of Christ and had been a department store clerk.
Sissom was preceded in death by Lester Odle.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Joan Odle of Muncie, Ind.; one daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Jim Lynn of Sparta; one step daughter and spouse, Joyce and Matt Weaver of Muncie, Ind.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Donald and Mabel Bilbrey of Lafayette, David Bilbrey of Celina and James and Linda … Read More


Lindsay Elizabeth Floyd

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Lindsay Elizabeth Floyd, 23, of Huntsville, Ala., formerly of Sparta, passed away Sept. 18, 2002, in Corinth, Miss.
Floyd was born Feb. 16, 1979, in Putnam County, to William Robert and Carol Elizabeth Walker Floyd.
She was an assistant coach for the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
Floyd was preceded in death by her grandfather, Silas Floyd.
Survivors include her parents, Bill and Carol Floyd of Sparta; one brother, Greg Floyd of Sparta; fiance’, Mark Price of Huntsville, Ala.; grandparents, Wendell and Katherine Walker of Spring City and Stella Floyd of Sparta; aunts and uncles, Larry and Donna Walker of Crossville and Jim and Frankie Floyd, Steve and Debbie Floyd … Read More


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