Crosslin charged with felony vandalism

Posted by | May 30, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
A pickup indictment was served on Tom Crosslin, 70, of Sparta, after authorities investigated and found he had allegedly vandalized and created over $1,000 in damage to city property.
Several weeks ago the Sparta City Police Dept. was advised about a subject who vandalized trees, plants and sod belonging to the City of Sparta. Crosslin allegedly caused $1,300 worth of damage to city property. According to authorities anything over $500 is considered a felony.
Chief Jeff Guth of the Sparta Police Dept. said Crosslin was picked up on Wednesday morning. Crosslin was released and is scheduled to appear in criminal court on felony vandalism charges on


Highway 111 crash proves deadly

Posted by | May 30, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
A fatal collision took the life of Harold T. Davis, 84, of Sparta, on Wednesday morning.
The Emergency 911 Center dispatched emergency personnel to a two vehicle accident on Highway 111 and Millers Point Road at approximately 6:00 a.m., Wednesday.
Davis was traveling on Millers Point Road and made an attempt to cross Highway 111 onto Valley View Drive in a 1995 Dodge Intrepid. According to Ptl. Dale Dodson of the Sparta Police Dept., Davis pulled into the path of a Chrysler and was struck by the vehicle. Davis was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident and was ejected from the … Read More


Hearts are wild on two Days

Posted by | May 30, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
The theme of a movie progresses through various stages of a plot that conclude in approximately two hours, but for Ted and Cari Anne Day, their recent musical travels have been a scenario of adventure that will last a lifetime for the White County couple.
Teddy (Ted) Keith Day began playing the piano at 7 years old. “I took lessons from Miss Mary Moyers,” said Ted. “My mother wanted me to take lessons, but I really loved it once I started. I didn’t like playing by sheet music. I liked playing by ear.”
Born into a musical family, Ted was destined to become a musical … Read More


Mary Lou Robinson

Posted by | May 28, 2002 12:00 am

Mary Lou Robinson, 89, of Sparta, passed away May 22, 2002 at Baptist DeKalb Hospital.
Mary Lou was a member of Johnson Chapel Freewill Baptist Church where she was the secretary for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess L. Robinson; parents, James and Kallie Jackson Robinson; one daughter, Shirley Foutch; one son-in-law, Waylon Foutch; five sisters, Pauline Billings, Auda Maynard, Bill Demple Maynard, Sally Cantrell and Edith Cantrell; and one great-grand son, Christopher Herron.
Survivors include one grandson and spouse,Ricky and Barbara Jean Foutch of Gallatin; one granddaughter and spouse, Waylonette and Stan Lee Trout of Sparta; four great grandchildren, Melissa Herron of … Read More


Versie Pauline Young

Posted by | May 28, 2002 12:00 am

Versie Pauline Young, 82, passed away May 21, 2002, at NHC Healthcare.
Young was born March 14, 1920, to Doc and Cynthia Simmons Pollard.
She attended Mt. View Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Young and her parents.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Norman and Mary Young of Nashville; one daughter and son-in-law, Delena and Gary Sellers of Smithville; six grandchildren, Byron Young of Alabama, David Young of Nashville, Paula Tindall of Maryville, Timothy and Mallorie Vanderpool of Smithville and Angie Skaggs of Texas; four great grandchildren, Jordan Tindall of Maryville and Kasey, Erin and A.J. Richie all … Read More


Douglas Armstrong Fuller

Posted by | May 28, 2002 12:00 am

Douglas Armstrong Fuller,77, passed away May 20, 2002,
at Floyd E. Fann Veteran’s Home.
Douglas was born August 9, 1924, in Cullman, Ala. to Forney Fuller and Eloise Armstrong Fuller.
He was a veteran of World War II and received a Bronze Star. He was a life-long resident of Decatur and Cullman, a well known Historic Architect, having restored many historical buildings and homes,. He was considered an expert in genealogy and belonged to the Kiwanis Club and Historical Society. He graduated from Auburn, March 16, 1950, with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Stewart Wilks Fuller of Cullman, Ala.; one step son, Robert … Read More


Alvin Barton McNeal

Posted by | May 28, 2002 12:00 am

Alvin Barton McNeal, 94, passed away May 20, 2002 at Carraway Medical Center.
Alvin was born April 27, 1908, in Cullman, Ala. to William McNeal and Maggie Moody.
He served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Cora Lee Lindsey McNeal of Cullman, Ala.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Linda Barnett of Manchester and Melanie and David Rule of Vine Grove, Ky.; one brother, Robert McNeal of Sparta; one sister, Elma Bradford of Hanceville, Ala.; one nephew, Ralph McNeal; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m., May 23, 2002, at Williams-McCracken Chapel with burial in Moody Union Hill Cemetery in Hanceville, Ala.… Read More


Jimmy Earl Norton

Posted by | May 28, 2002 12:00 am

Jimmy Earl Norton, 52, of Sparta, passed away May 24, 2002, at the V.A. Hospital in Murfreesboro.
Norton was born June 13, 1949, in Putnam County, to Paul L. Norton and Nettie Belle Norton.
He attended the Church of Christ and was a carpenter.
Norton was preceded in death by his father; two brothers, Albert and Harold; and one sister, Pauline.
Survivors include his mother, Nettie Belle Norton of Sparta; four sisters, Carrie Irene Jones and Alma Rose Johnson both of Sparta, Clara Haggard of Pennsylvania and Ruby Russell of Indiana; and six brothers, John Norton, Jerry Norton and Roger Norton all of Sparta, Marvin Norton of Lapeer, … Read More


Mary Jane Farley Marsh

Posted by | May 28, 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.
She had worked at the Shirt Factory.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Loanie and Huldie Jane Farley and one son, Melburn Marsh.
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; 7 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m., May 27, 2002, at




A love with no boundaries

Posted by | May 28, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
R.C. and Alice Frasier lovingly decorated the gravesite of R.C.’s first wife, Birdle Lee, on Sunday at the Old Bon Air Cemetery. Alice sweetly pointed to the right side of the headstone and explained, “This is where he will be buried.” The Frasiers, along with hundreds of other individuals in White County, observed the Memorial Day weekend by paying their respects at the gravesites of their loved ones.


Veteran left behind a precious jewel

Posted by | May 28, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Throughout the centuries, the perils of wars have touched the lives of individuals left on the home front as they anxiously awaited the safe return of their loved ones. For Jewell Reeves Anderson Wilson, the delivery of a Western Union telegram, sent at 5:48 p.m., Dec. 28, 1944, during the height of World War II, brought the harsh reality of losing her husband.
“I can remember seeing Mr. Arnold walking up the sidewalk,” said Jewell. “He always brought the telegrams to the families to notify them of a death or missing in action. I had a brother, Charles, who was also in service, so I … Read More


Accident sends one to Erlanger

Posted by | May 28, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Local law enforcement officers and emergency personnel worked together to assist Franklin D. Waldo, 57, of Crossville, after he sustained life threatening injuries in an accident on Saturday. Waldo was transported to the White County Community Hospital by White County EMS. An Erlanger Life Force helicopter arrived and Waldo was flown to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga where he is currently listed in stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit.
The Emergency 911 Center dispatched authorities to the accident scene at approximately 5:05 p.m. Ptl. Paul Sherrell, Ptl. Dale Dodson and Sgt. Jeff Hutson of the Sparta Police Dept. responded to the accident on Mayberry Street … Read More


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