Pauline Bankston Smith

Posted by | October 20, 2003 12:00 am

Pauline Bankston Smith, 77, of Van Buren County, passed away Oct. 15, 2003.
Smith was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Montgomery, Ala., to General Ewell Bankston and Susie Anna Feasel Bankston.
She had been a factory worker and was a member of Shockley Church of Christ.
Smith was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James A. Smith, Jr.; brothers, C.L. Bankston, Johnny Bankston, Lewis Bankston; sisters, Ruth Bankston Walling, Pear Bankston and Willie Bea Bankston Wainwright.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Terry Dean and Renette Smith; two grandsons and one grand-daughter-in-law, Joshua Todd Smith, Jason Dean and Angel Madewell; and one great grandchild, Ashlynn Madison Madewell, all … Read More


Clara Bethene Cole

Posted by | October 20, 2003 12:00 am

Clara Bethene Cole, 69, of Spencer, passed away Oct. 17, 2003.
Cole was born Sept. 17, 1934, in Pikeville, to Bridges Bayless and Margaret Jane Bolton.
She was of the Baptist faith and had been employed at Fall Creek Falls State Park.
Cole was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, T.B. Bayless and Garland Hink Bayless.
Survivors include her husband of fifty years, Glen ‘Red’ Cole; daughter, Glenece Cole; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jeff and Cheryl Cole and Dale Cole; grandchildren, Cody Cole and Carly Cole, all of Spencer; sisters, Neva Swafford, of Pikeville, Floella Pendergrass and her husband Bill, of Pikeville; brother, Tom … Read More


Inez Jolley Parris

Posted by | October 20, 2003 12:00 am

Inez Jolley Parris, 94, of Doyle, passed away Oct. 18, 2003.
Parris was born Jan. 7, 1909, in Pickett County to Dudley Jolley and Bertha Elder Jolley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Granville Andrew Parris and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Cleston and Helen Beeler Parris, of Knoxville, Clyde D. and Mildred Sorrell Parris, of Sparta; three grandchildren, Jeanne Parris Knight, of Kingsport, Babetta Scott and Chris Barlow, both of Sparta; five great grandchildren, Kristen, Bryan, Andrew, Leslie and Rachel and two sister-in-laws, Irene Elder, of Byrdstown and Maggie Garrett, of Sparta.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Oct. 20, … Read More


James A. Lewis

Posted by | October 20, 2003 12:00 am

James A. Lewis, 72, of Algood, passed away Oct. 17, 2003.
Lewis was born Dec. 20, 1930, in Putnam County to Jack Lewis and Pearl Lewis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Webster Lewis, Charles Lewis, Junior Lewis; one sister, Alta Mae Ramsey and first wife, Bernice Irene Lewis.
Survivors include his wife, Estella Lewis, of Algood; daughter and son-in-law, Keith Marie and Tim Farley, of Cookeville; two sons, Jim Connors and his wife, Ronnie, of Clinton, Mich., and Terry Connors, of Baxter; one sister and brother-in-law, Georgia Lewis Sherfy and Howard Sherfy, of Algood; stepchildren, Betty Chambers, of Cookeville, Donnie Mayberry, of Hilham, … Read More


Vicki Jane Anderson Copeland

Posted by | October 20, 2003 12:00 am

Vicki Jane Anderson Copeland, 49, of Penrod, formerly of Sparta, passed away Oct. 16, 2003.
Copeland was born Dec. 16, 1953, in Greenville, Ky., to Bobby Anderson and Logie Perry Anderson.
She was the co-owner of Landco Auction and Realty with her husband, Lloyd Copeland.
She was of the Baptist faith and an active member of the Circle of Love in Beechmont, Ky.
Survivors include husband, Lloyd Copeland, of Penrod; son, Sgt. Wesley Miller, of the United States Army National Guard now stationed at Fort Campbell; parents, Bobbie Anderson and Logie Perry Anderson, of Beechmont, Ky.; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Margaret Anderson, of Goodletsville; two sisters and … Read More


From apples to antiques

Posted by | October 17, 2003 12:00 am

Coleen Gorski
Carl Brasel, the local fruit market entrepreneur decided to try something different. In fact, he decided to try something totally different.
Most people know Carl Brasel because of the fruit market that he owned for over 20 years.
But about two years ago, he decided to try something different, and going from fruits and vegetables to antiques, was just the change he needed.
He and his wife Martha, now own Brasel’s Antiques and Collectibles located on West Bockman Way, and have been there for about two years.
“We try to get something for everyone,” said Brasel. “We want to have enough different items that when you … Read More



Warriorettes are one win away from state tourney

Posted by | October 17, 2003 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
The Warriorettes, who are now 50-9 overall, finished as runner-up in the Region 4AAA tournament and will travel to Ooltewah tonight to take on the Lady Owls.
The loser will see their season come to an end while the winner heads to the state tournament.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite



WCHS Band receives superior ratings

Posted by | October 17, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Senior members of White County High School Marching Band display the awards presented during the 22nd Annual Upper Cumberland Marching Festival, which was Oct. 11, 2003, at Cumberland County High School. Bands competed in three categories, including overall band, color guard and drum major.
The criteria for judging was music, marching and general effect. Scores were evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5, with “1” denoting a superior rating. White County High School Band, which currently has a membership of 50, received a score of “1” in every category. The plaque was presented for Outstanding Performance and trophies were for Superior Color Guard and … Read More


Correction Department improved

Posted by | October 17, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
“It’s a major accomplishment,” said Commissioner Terry Alley, who serves on the jail committee. “Don Wilson [correction supervisor] has been checking to make sure costs are in conjunction with inmates who are in jail as opposed to inmates who have already been released.”
During the Monday meeting of Steering Committee B, Alley praised the efforts of Wilson and the correction department staff for working to alleviate problems that previously existed with the records-keeping system. Commissioner Jerry Denton, also a member of the jail committee, said Wilson has been screening the medical bills because he has been receiving bills for individuals who were no longer incarcerated. … Read More


Woodland Park student center of corporal punishment issue

Posted by | October 17, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
A Woodland Park Elementary School student is the center of a debate about a spanking given to him by his teacher on Monday.
According to Woodland Park Principal Gary Sparkman, he thought the issue had been settled after he had spoken with the mother of the child on Tuesday. However, a Channel 2 news crew appeared at the school Tuesday afternoon, near the end of the school day.
Sparkman said he did not speak with the television reporters, but he was aware they did speak with the child’s mother. The child is a student in the Comprehensive Development Class (CDC), which, according to Sparkman, is … Read More


Cookie lovers unite

Posted by | October 17, 2003 12:00 am

Coleen Gorski
Almost everyone loves cookies, and somewhere in their childhood memories, they remember watching their mother or grandmother baking cookies, just waiting for the first batch to get out of the oven.
For those who are not sweet eaters, they can still probably relate to the closeness and warmth of the kitchen when cookies were baking.
Baking cookies is not just an activity. In many ways, it is a tradition. Christmas cookies, shaped like bells, angels and snowmen, covered with colored sugar sprinkles, are a sure way to enjoy the festivities of the holiday season. Traditions vary from family to family, and many recipes are passed from … Read More


Gene M. Webb

Posted by | October 16, 2003 12:00 am

Gene M. Webb, 77, of Smithville, passed away Oct. 10, 2003.
Webb was born to Herbert Webb and Sarah Jane Bain Webb.
He was formerly employed by Haley Nursery Co and was Service Manager at Amonette Nixon Chevrolet. He was the founder and owner of Flatwoods Nursery.
Webb served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a member of Webb’s Chapel Methodist Church.
Webb was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Chris Webb; four sisters, Christine Magness, Irene Webb, Prudell Judkins and Betty Jo Little.
Survivors include his wife, Rubye Webb, of Smithville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Jackie Webb, Dwayne … Read More


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