Ruby Maxine Bryant

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Ruby Maxine Bryant, 80, of Sparta, passed away June 7, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Bryant was born Oct. 8, 1921, in Fredonia, Kansas, to Emil Mike and Lottie Frances Stewart Gragert.
She was a homemaker.
Bryant was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Edward D. Bryant.
Survivors include two sisters, Mary Ann Jones of Sparta and Thelma Jean Gragert of Superior, Ariz.; two nieces, Reba Jones and Georgie Ann Jones both of Sparta; four nephews, Bailey Jones, Michael Jones and Calvin Jones all of Sparta and Jackie Lee Gragert of Superior, Ariz.; four great nieces; and six great nephews.
Services will be held … Read More


Betty Ruth Floyd Jones

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Betty Ruth Floyd Jones, 65 of Polk Street, passed away June 7, 2002.
Jones was born July 10, 1936, in Blythe, Ark., to Horace and Gladys Prichard Floyd.
She was a pawnbroker.
Jones was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Kerry Wynn Jones.
Survivors include her husband, Morgan Glenn Jones of Sparta; one daughter, Sherry Staggs of Sparta; three sons, Jerry Jones and Morgan G. Jones Jr. both of Millington and Morgan B. Jones of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; two sisters, Dorothy Steele of Walnut Ridge, Ark. and Margaret Golden of McMinnville
Services will be held at 11 a.m., June 11, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home … Read More


Evelyn Arrie Brasel Gardner

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Evelyn Arrie Brasel Gardner, 63, of Sparta, passed away June 5, 2002.
Gardner was born Aug. 23, 1938, in
Rockwood, to James Dalmas and Bessie Inze Davis Brasel.
She was a caretaker.
Gardner was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph Gardner; and one sister, Francis Ferguson.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Randell and Misty Gardner of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Ronnie McCulley of Sparta; one brother, Joe Brasel of Sparta; three sisters, Gloria Gordon, Judy Underhill and Joan Bussell all of Sparta; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Services were held at 4 p.m., June 9, 2002, at the chapel of … Read More


Glenda Gail Copeland

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Glenda Gail Copeland, 42, of Duncanville, Texas, passed away June 3, 2002, at Medical City Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
Copeland was born Aug. 22, 1959, in White County, to Phillip Glynn and Omazie Price Copeland.
She was a supervisor of accounts payable at Zales Corporation in Texas.
Survivors include her parents, Phillip Glynn and Omazie Price Copeland of Duncanville, Texas and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held at 1 p.m., June 7, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Saylors Cemetery. Stan Gatlin officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Good turnout for sports physicals

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
Warrior football player, Jimmy Wallace, took time off from his summer job as umpire at the Little League fields to get his physical.
Watch for more pictures in Thursday’s sports section.
Photos by Tammy Wilhite


WCHS Warrior and Warriorette hoopsters in team camp action

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
Jarvis Williams, an upcoming junior for the Warriors next season, takes the basketball strong to the basket against Knoxville Webb during team camp at White County High School.
More camp pictues are on page 2B.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite


Grant money received for domestic preparedness

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
During a brief meeting at approximately 8 a.m., Friday, at the White County Executive’s Office, Tenn. Emergency Management (T.E.M.A.) Agency Area Coordinator James Williams announced the forthcoming $20,000 grant that White County Emergency Management and Emergency Services have been working on for approximately three years.
The grant cleared the final stages with the Department of Justice and contracts were being signed as the group gathered for the impromptu meeting.
The money is for state domestic preparedness for rural counties to buy equipment necessary for a “weapons of mass destruction” event. Williams also informed White County Executive Herd Sullivan and White County Emergency Management Director Jerry … Read More


First HazMat team certified

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Emergency Management personnel began their training for the Hazardous Materials Technician Level Class on June 3, 2002. This team of volunteers underwent 40 hours of training from the instruction of U.S. Energy Systems, which is based in Newburgh, Ind. Instructors from American Enviro Services in Murfreesboro also participated.
These members were all volunteers and took vacation time to teach the classes, with two members taking “time-off” from their jobs. “I am very proud of each of these individuals and their dedication to be prepared, to help their fellow citizens and families in the event of an emergency or disaster and to serve a county that … Read More


Wreck sends two patients to hospital

Posted by | June 10, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Two drivers, Ronnie Christian, 60, of Pikeville and Danny Dobbs, 48, of McMinnville were taken to the hospital after they sustained minor injuries in a two vehicle accident on Highway 111 on Thursday. Both patients were treated and released.
At approximately 5:53 p.m., Ptl. Dale Dodson of the Sparta Police Dept. responded to a two vehicle accident on Highway 111. According to the report, Christian was traveling south on Highway 111 in a 1992 Chevrolet S10 when he was involved in an accident. Christian was wearing a seat belt.
Dobbs was attempting to cross Highway 111 from Bill Boruff toward Taft Church Road when he was … Read More


Margie Lucille Nabors

Posted by | June 6, 2002 12:00 am

Margie Lucille Nabors, 86, of Baxter, passed away June 3, 2002, at NHC Healthcare.
Nabors was born Nov. 30, 1916, in White
County, to William Andrew and Eula Farley McCulley.
She was a homemaker.
Nabors was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three sisters, Rowena Bray, Cova Graham and Ida Bell McCulley; and four brothers, Benton, Harvey, Clifford and Loyd McCulley.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James David and Bobbi Nabors of Cookeville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and Gerald Tinch of Cookeville and Maureen and Wayne Upchurch of Baxter; one sister and brother-in-law, Enzena and Houston Mullins of Sparta; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Lee … Read More


Anna Margaret Scott Ogletree

Posted by | June 6, 2002 12:00 am

Anna Margaret Scott Ogletree, 70, of Cookeville, passed away June 3, 2002.
Ogletree was born in Putnam County to Hiram P. and Sara Dunn Chaffin.
She was of the Baptist denomination.
Ogletree was a nurse’s aid.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Haul Scott; one brother, Horace Chaffin; and one son-in-law, Flix Chappellet.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Lisa Scott of Baxter; two daughters and one son-in-law, Joy Scott Chappellet and Teresa and Mike Johnson of Walling; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Hubert and Shirley Chaffin of Baxter and Howard and Nancy Chaffin of Valdez, Alaska; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Reba and … Read More


Timothy J. Brady

Posted by | June 6, 2002 12:00 am

Timothy J. Brady, 82, of Sparta, passed away June 3, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Brady was born Oct. 4, 1919, in White County, to Timothy and Effie Beam Brady.
He was retired from Chrysler Automotive.
Brady was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Brady of Sparta; two step sons and their spouses, David and Dianne McClendon of Cleveland and Jerry and Terrye McClendon of Soddy Daisy; two step daughters and their spouses, Ruth and John Llewellyn of Rossville, Ga. and Donetta and Tommy Harris of Ringgold, Ga.; 17 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., … Read More


Thomas Henry Poston

Posted by | June 6, 2002 12:00 am

Thomas Henry Poston, 63, of Sparta, passed away June 2, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Poston was born Aug. 21, 1938, in Sparta, to George Dewey and Sara Emaline Flatt Poston.
He was a truck driver.
Poston was preceded in death by one brother, Fred Poston; one sister, Shirley Simpson; and his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Jernigan Poston of Sparta; two daughters and one son-in-law, Teresa and Anthony Hutchings and Denice Poston all of Sparta; two brothers, Carl Poston of Quebeck and Bill Poston of Sparta; five sisters, Lucille Goines, Dimple Adcock, Lois Kirby, Christine Kirby and Sue Graham all of Sparta; three grandsons, Daniel … Read More


Mary Jane Farley Marsh

Posted by | June 6, 2002 12:00 am

Mary Jane Farley Marsh, 93, of Sparta, passed away May 25, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Marsh was born July 13, 1909, in White County to Lona and Della Farley.
She was a member of the Gum Springs Baptist Church and had worked at the Shirt Factory.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Marsh; one son, Milburn Marsh and parents, Lona and Della Farley .
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Wilma and Gary Greene of Crossville; one son, Willard Marsh of Sparta; one sister, Rose Farley Norris of Ohio; two brothers, Beecher Farley of Sparta and Charlie Farley of Ohio; six grandchildren; … Read More


Brownie Lee Madewell

Posted by | June 6, 2002 12:00 am

Brownie Lee Madewell, 88, of Cookeville, passed away May 27, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center Hospital.
Madewell was born June 17, 1913, in White County, to George Madewell and Mattie Nash Morgan.
She was a charter member of Wilhite Baptist Church and a seamstress for Wilson Sporting Goods.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roosevelt Madewell; her parents; one son, Kenneth Ray Madewell; one brother, Sam Morgan; and one sister, Gladys Walker.
Survivors include daughters and son-in-laws, Marie Dennis of Laport, Texas, Lois and Don Tarpley of Sparta, Barbara and Terry Ray of Arcanum, Ohio; one sister, Jewel Henry of Sparta; five grandchildren, Jerry Lee … Read More


Mary Donavee Harris Puckett

Posted by | June 6, 2002 12:00 am

Mary Donavee Harris Puckett, 67, of Sparta, passed away June 3, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Puckett was born April 4, 1935, in Michigan, to Harvey Edgar and Katherine Elrod Harris.
She was a factory worker.
Puckett was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Darnell Harris.
Survivors include her husband, Morris Lee Puckett of Sparta; two daughters and one son-in-law, Nena and Dan Daily of Kansas City, Kan. and Tina Puckett of Sparta; three grandchildren, Aaron Puckett, Kaitlin Daily and Samuel Daily; and three sisters, Alvaree Holland, Hazel Felts and Louise Henderson all of Sparta.
Services were held at 2 p.m., June 5, 2002, … Read More


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