Clennie Clinton Huddleston

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Clennie Clinton Huddleston, 87, of Sparta, formerly of Cookeville, passed away Nov. 16, 2002.
Huddleston was born April 12, 1915, in Putnam County, to Jordan David and Mary Price Huddleston.
Huddleston served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, where he received five Battle Stars. He was the retired assistant district director of the Small Business Administration in Columbia, S.C.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Barnett Mitchell Huddleston.
Survivors include three sons, David Clennie Huddleston and Frank James Huddleston both of Columbia, S. C. and Joe Barnett Huddleston of Franklin and two grandchildren, Tracy Wyman and John Wyman.
Services will be … Read More


Hubert H. Scott

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Hubert H. Scott, 74, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 16, 2002, at Cumberland Medical Center.
Scott was born Sept. 8, 1928, in White County, to Marion and Lassie Prater Scott.
He was retired from Thomas Industries.
Scott was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Lynn; one sister, Jennie Detharidge; and four brothers, Burl Scott, James Scott, Joe Scott and Tom Scott.
Survivors include eight grandchildren, Kristy Scott, Tony Scott, Jonathon Yott, Jamie Yott, Michael Scott, Chad Scott, Cody Scott and Tracy Witt; six great grandchildren, Justin Yott, Taylor Yott, Anna Yott, Nathan Thomas, Roger Witt and Lonnie Witt; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be … Read More


Ruth Hutson Brown McNeal

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Ruth Hutson Brown McNeal, 72, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 13, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
McNeal as born Dec. 22, 1929, in Putnam County, to Lemon Alva and Winnie Leona Guider Hutson.
She had been a restaurant owner.
McNeal was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Robert McNeal of Sparta; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Heather Brown of South Glen Falls, N.Y.; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Kay and Roger Roome of Arab, Ala.; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Rubie Greene of Edgewater, Fla., Louise Stacy of Painesville, Ohio, and Dimple and William Austin Mullican of Sparta; one brother and sister-in-law, … Read More


Dallas Harland Smith

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Dallas Harland Smith, 64, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 13, 2002.
Smith was born Oct. 15, 1938, in Detroit, Mich., to Harland and Betty Allan Smith.
He had been a diesel mechanic.
Smith was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dennis V. Smith; and one great grandson, Austin Rice.
Survivors include his wife, Nell Ruth Smith of Sparta; three sons, Greg Smith and Gerald Smith both of Michigan and Gene Parton of Sparta; two brothers, Gerald Smith and Allan Smith both of Michigan; two sisters, Karen Arthur of Kentucky and Sue Smith of Michigan; step mother, Grace Smith of Michigan; special brother-in-law, John Arthur; three grandchildren; … Read More


Elsie A. Rascoe

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Elsie A. Rascoe, 85, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 16, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Rascoe was born June 22, 1917, in Missouri, to Williams F. and Myrtle A. Adams Helterbrand.
She had been a clerk.
Rascoe was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Rascoe and one son.
Survivors include a special friend, Robert Wright of McMinnville; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Rascoe of Conyers, Ga.; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Services were held at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 17, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Perry Clayton and Roy Dyer officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Daisy Lydia Sullivan Davis

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Daisy Lydia Sullivan Davis, 69, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 15, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Davis was born Feb. 15, 1933, in Van Buren County, to Henry and Oma Williams Sullivan.
She was retired from Red Kap Industries.
Davis was preceded in death by her husband, George Donald Davis and one son, Jerry Davis.
Survivors include two sons, Donald Davis and Randall Eugene Davis both of Sparta; one brother, Sammy Sullivan of Spencer; two sisters, Barbara Potter of Spencer and Bonnie Bohannon of Sparta; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
Services were held at 3 p.m., Nov. 16, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in … Read More


Cleo Curtis Anderson

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Cleo Curtis Anderson, 90, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 14, 2002, at Bethesda Healthcare in Cookeville.
Anderson was born April 16, 1912, in Overton County, to David Arthur and Vina Fleming Curtis.
She attended Burgess Falls Baptist Church. Anderson had been a homemaker and employed in Dayton, Ohio, for several years as a department store sales clerk.
Anderson was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Anderson; four brothers, Haskell Curtis, Paskell Curtis, John H. Curtis and William Howard Curtis; and two sisters, Mary Beulah Brown and Lula Moore.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Norma and Harold Leonard of Sparta and Wanda and Jack Gregory of … Read More


Nolen Troy Gilreath

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Nolen Troy Gilreath, 55, of Hillsboro, formerly of Sparta, passed away Nov. 15, 2002.
Gilreath was born May 9, 1947, in Putnam County, to William Melton Gilreath and Evelena Carter Gilreath.
He had been employed with Batesville Casket Company for 22 years.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Virginia Wilder Gilreath of Hillsboro; three children, Lonnie Gilreath of McMinnville, Jeffrey Gilreath of Hillsboro and Karen Steele of Keith Springs; seven grandchildren, Becca Gilreath, Jonathan Gilreath, Kayla Meers, Candace Meers, Justin Gilreath, Ryan Steele and Magen Steele; six brothers, Porter Gilreath of Brookwood, George Gilreath of LaFayette, Bobby Gilreath of Crossville, William Gilreath of Cookeville and Paul Gilreath … Read More


Business of the Week

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Expositor Report
Citizens Bank has three locations to serve you.
They offer full banking services with a personal touch.
For your convenience, they are also open until noon on Saturdays.
Stop by and see them today.


Leo Club is off to a roaring start

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
The rewards of community service are numerous, and the youth of White County have joined the ranks of the adult population by participating in clubs designed specifically for their age bracket. During a special ceremony held Thursday, 36 students from White County Community High School signed the charter to officially establish a Leo Club.
Dewey Howard, Lions Club president, opened the meeting by introducing special guest Willard Cummings, past district governor, and his wife Carol, who are both active members of the Lions Club in Cookeville.
Carol spoke to the Leo Club members and their parents about the challenges of being a member of the … Read More


Burglar is apprehended

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Authorities placed Aubrey Lee Kilgore, 38, under arrest on burglary charges, after he allegedly broke into Sparta Discount Drugs at 425 North Spring Street over the weekend.
At approximately 12:51 a.m., Sunday, the Sparta Police Department responded to an alarm at Sparta Discount Drugs. When officers arrived, they found the front door had been knocked out with a concrete block and several types of medication had been stolen. The burglar had allegedly fled the scene.
According to Sgt. Jeff Hutson the Sparta Police Department and the White County Sheriff’s Department helped in the search for the alleged criminal for several hours in the area of Vista … Read More


First responder assaulted and robbed

Posted by | November 18, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
A first responder was assaulted while he was attempting to help a man who was allegedly laying in the roadway on Cricket Road.
According to Chad Pryor, a 1st responder with Central View Volunteer Fire Department, he was traveling to Cricket Road on Friday evening and as he got down to the bottom of the road, a man was laying in the roadway.
Pryor stopped and said he thought the man had been run over so he got out to check if he was alright. When Pryor was about 20 feet from the man, he said the man jumped up and shot at him. Pryor said … Read More


David Cade Cagle

Posted by | November 14, 2002 12:00 am

David Cade Cagle, infant son of Tracy and Tracy Qualls Cagle, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 6, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Zack Cagle and Alex Cagle, both of Pikeville; and his grandparents, David Qualls of Sparta, Brince Cagle of Pikeville and Barbara Johnson of Dunlap.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m., Nov. 7, 2002, at Highland Cemetery. Haskel Randolph officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


William Willard “Bill” Hooton

Posted by | November 14, 2002 12:00 am

William Willard “Bill” Hooton, 77, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 11, 2002.
Hooton was born May 29, 1925, in Tipton, Ind., to Gilbert T. Hooton and Audra Miller Hooton.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Hooton was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Margaret Fox Hooton.
Survivors include three daughters, Marilyn Hargrove of Murfreesboro, Debbie Krisnow of Virginia and Linda Secrest of Arrington; one son, James Owenby of Maryville; nine grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 15, 2002, at Thurman Funeral Home with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Bro. Hillier Duke will officiate.
Thurman Funeral


Lula M. Green

Posted by | November 14, 2002 12:00 am

Lula M. Green, 92, of Spencer, passed away Nov. 11, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Green was born Feb. 14, 1910, in White County, to Elbert Parrish and Manizza Cokely Parrish.
She had been a homemaker.
Green was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eli Green; two daughters, Nell Simmons and Marie Panzer; and one grandson, Allen Simmons.
Survivors include her children, Diana Willett of Sparta, John e. Green of Auburndale, Fla.,, Donald and Gladys Guy both of Spencer and Gene Ed Green of Doyle; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 3 p.m., Nov. 14, 2002, at Thurman Funeral Home … Read More


Tommy William Rowland

Posted by | November 14, 2002 12:00 am

Tommy William Rowland, 78, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 12, 2002, at NHC of Sparta.
Rowland was born Nov. 23, 1923, in Van Buren County, to Will D. and Mary Miller Rowland.
He was retired from Thomas Industries.
Rowland was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Loretta Rowland of Doyle; one son, Roger Rowland of Doyle; and one granddaughter, Sandra Rowland of Doyle.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Nov. 14, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in McElroy Cemetery in Van Buren County. Rev. Fate Wilson will officiate.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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