Thomas Gillen Fancher

Posted by | August 11, 2003 12:00 am

Thomas Gillen Fancher, 79, of Brentwood, passed away Aug. 6, 2003, at Summit Medical Center, in Nashville.
Fancher was born Jan. 15, 1924, in White County, to Samuel Thomas Fancher and Maggie Lou Gillen Fancher Swift.
He was a retired real estate broker and a Tennessee Walking Horse enthusiast. Fancher was also a Scottish Rite Mason.
Fancher was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Brock Fancher, of Brentwood; one son, Charles (Chuck) Hampton Fancher, of Franklin; and two grandson, Drew Hampton Fancher and David Wells Fancher, both of Franklin.
Services were at 3 p.m., Aug. 9, 2003, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial … Read More


Haskle J. Mabe

Posted by | August 11, 2003 12:00 am

Haskle J. Mabe, 90, of Walling, passed away Aug. 9, 2003.
Mabe was born Aug. 15, 1912, in White County, to Jim Mabe and Fannie Hutchings Mabe.
He was retired from Thomas Industries.
Mabe was preceded in death by his wife, Ozella Luna Mabe; one son, Wilford; and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include two sons, Leonard Mabe, of Sparta, and Dillard Mabe, of Doyle; one sister, Lula Hutson, of Smithville; nine grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Aug. 11, 2003, at Thurman Funeral Home with burial in Taylor’s Providence Cemetery. Bro. James Parham and Bro. David Lee England will officiate.
Thurman Funeral


Bobby Parks

Posted by | August 11, 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 preceded in death 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 Potter, of Ringgold, Ga., and Bill Potter, of Crossville; two step daughters, Bertha Goff, of … Read More


Albert (A.G.) Lowe

Posted by | August 11, 2003 12:00 am

Albert (A.G.) Lowe, 88, of Spencer, passed away Aug. 6, 2003, at Erlanger Hospital.
Lowe was born May 4, 1915, to Joseph Lowe and Nancy Houk.
He had been an iron worker with Baltimore Electric and Gas Company.
Lowe was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Lola Lowe of Spencer; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Chuck Corzine, of Decatur, Ala., Evelyn Lowe, of Chattanooga, and Claudia and Vince Clark, of Marietta, Ga.; one brother, C.L. Lowe, of Knoxville; one sister, Frances Dodson, of Sparta; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.
Services were at 2 p.m. Aug. 9, 2003, at the chapel of Thurman … Read More



Linda Faye Wilmoth Bradley

Posted by | August 7, 2003 12:00 am

Linda Faye Wilmoth Bradley, 57, of Sparta, passed away August 5, 2003.
Bradley was born April 12, 1946, in White County, to George Finley Wilmoth and Cora Bell Luna Wilmoth.
She was retired from Mallory Controls.
Bradley was preceded in death by her father and three brothers, Leonard Wilmoth, William Wilmoth and Earl Wilmoth.
Survivors include her husband, Hayden Bradley Jr.; her mother, Cora Bell Wilmoth of Sparta, four daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and David Winn, of Murfreesboro, Lisa Conners and John David Young, Lindy and Mike Carr and Cindy Kirkpatrick and Joe Oliver, son, Donald Kirkpatrick and Talsa Scott, brother, Charles Wilmoth and wife Lori, sister, Brenda … Read More


Attempts at ending lawsuit fail

Posted by | August 7, 2003 12:00 am

Jarrod Conner
After months of negotiations, the Doyle Board of Mayor and Aldermen attempted to resolve the lawsuit against them on Tuesday.
Attorney Elizabeth McDonald attempted to present the board with the Order of Dismissal they needed to sign to end the lawsuit between them and McDonald’s clients, Donna and Eric Jones. The papers were not signed by the board.
Vice-Mayor Robert Meeks led the meeting of the board because of an illness of Doyle Mayor George Barlow. Barlow was present for the meeting, but turned the meeting over to his vice-mayor.
All members of the board were present except for Alderman John Murphy and Kay Doyle, attorney … Read More


QB Club BBQ a huge success /

Posted by | August 5, 2003 12:00 am

Week number one of football practice is in the books
Tammy Wilhite
Warrior football coach, Dickie Brown, speaks to the crowd at the Quarterback Club BBQ and auction thanking them for their support.
He said he hoped everyone was as supportive at the end of the first game as they are now.


Willard Lincoln Hayes

Posted by | August 4, 2003 12:00 am

Willard Lincoln Hayes, 86, of Sparta, passed away July 31, 2003.
Hayes was born June 2, 1917, in White County, to Jesse McNeil Hayes and Allie Belle Mason Hayes.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He had been an electrical engineer with Dept. of Navy.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Opal Geneva Susie Hayes, of Sparta; 4 daughters, Christina Miller, of Maryland, Jean Rader of Hixson, Geneva Hayes, of Sparta, Sharon Simmons, of Spencer; sister and brother-in-law, Will Thomas and Clarence Barrons, of Arkansas, grandchildren, Jonathan Halstead, Bruce Fike, Robert Honaker, Denise Qualls, Erin Hutchings, Michael Honaker, Melissa Rader, Katherine Garland, … Read More



Marietta Katherine Carter

Posted by | July 31, 2003 12:00 am

Marietta Katherine Carter, 74, of Doyle, passed away July 29, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Carter was born July 30, 1928, in White County, to Smith Rogers Swindell and Ethel Swope Hayes.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl Knowles, of Doyle; one son, Edward Carter, of Vonore; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m., July 31, 2003, at the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Bro. Bobby Wilhite officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Patricia Elise Simmons White

Posted by | July 28, 2003 12:00 am

Patricia Elise Simmons White, 59, of Sparta, passed away July 23, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Simmons was born June 22, 1944, in McMinnville, to Dillon Simmons and Josephine Black Simmons Ford.
She had been a homemaker.
Simmons was preceded in death by her father and one sister, Virginia Humphrey.
Survivors include her mother, Josephine Simmons Ford of Sparta; step father, Wilbert Ford of Sparta; one brother and sister-in-law, Joe J. and Brenda Simmons of Quebeck; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Wilma and Gary Copeland and Renae Floyd all of Sparta; three step daughters and their spouses, Sherry and Johnny Eldridge of Birmingham, Ala., Debbie and Charles … Read More


Blanche Bandy Howard

Posted by | July 24, 2003 12:00 am

Blanche Bandy Howard, 82, of Sparta, passed away July 18,2003, at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville.
Howard was born June 7, 1921, in White County, to Otis Sullivan Bandy and Huda Simms Bandy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Arvil Curtis Howard; sister, Alice Bandy Copeland; brothers, Otis G “Cy” Bandy, Robert Merrill Bandy, and James Smith Bandy; and daughter, Marilyn Howard Keathley.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce Howard Bradley and Ron Bradley, of Nashville; one son and daughter-in-law, Edward Curtis Howard and Wanda, of Sparta; one brother, John Rufus Bandy and wife Dot, of Hendersonville; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Services were … Read More


Robert Gaines Qualls

Posted by | July 21, 2003 12:00 am

Robert Gaines Qualls, 59, of Sparta, passed away July 17, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Qualls was born Oct. 31, 1943, in Sparta, to Robert Odell and Dorothy Randolph Qualls.
He had been a brick mason.
Qualls was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Earl Qualls.
Survivors include his wife, Bernie Ruth Kirby of Sparta; two sisters and brothers-in-law Martha and Jimmy Presley and Joyce and Jimmy Woody all of Sparta; one brother, David Qualls of Sparta; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were at 2 p.m., July 20, 2003, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Highland Cemetery. Jerry Barnwell and Fate Wilson … Read More


Bertha L. Parrish

Posted by | July 17, 2003 12:00 am

Bertha L. Parrish, 77, of Walling, passed away July 8, 2003, at Generations of Spencer.
Parrish was born Nov. 26, 1925, in Kentucky, to Horace Dallas Savage and Sara Callthorpe Savage.
She had been a homemaker.
Parrish was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Lee Parrish; and one sister, Mary Lucille Dukes.
Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Jean and Terry Wilson of Walling, Wilma and John Norris of Chicago, Ill., Helen and Gregg Allen of West Monroe, La. and Dorothy and Bobby Hood of Sparta; one brother, James Lloyd Savage of Quebeck; four sisters, Rebecca Pope of Cleveland, Iva Louise Wagoner of Doyle, … Read More


Benjamin Ernest Judd

Posted by | July 14, 2003 12:00 am

Benjamin Ernest Judd, 39, of Sparta, passed away July 8, 2003.
Judd was born Aug. 4, 1963, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Joe Judd and Betty Ruth LaFever Judd.
He had been a financial advisor.
Judd was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents, Vernal and Ethel LaFever and Josie Green and Ernest Judd.
Survivors include his father and step mother, Joe and Norma Judd of Ellicot City, Md.; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Jonathan Judd of North Carolina and John and Joan Williams of Maryland; one sister, Suzanne Williams of Florida; aunts and uncles, Jo Cawthon, Susan LaFever, John LaFever, Cindy Johnson and David LaFever and wife … Read More


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