County Commission studies wheel tax

Posted by | February 14, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
The proposed White County Wheel Tax was topic for intense discussion at the recent meeting of Steering Committee B, with members continuing to review the proposed tax as a means to increase the coffers of the County General fund.
A document concerning placing the Wheel Tax proposal on the May ballot was reviewed, and commissioners saw the suggested amount of wheel tax had been left blank in the document.
“We can’t really fill in an amount until tomorrow night’s budget meeting,” said Kenneth Milligan.
It was decided to have the Budget Committee review the document
during its Tuesday meeting.
A fee of $30 was suggested as … Read More


Owens charged with first degree murder

Posted by | February 14, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
The body of 75-year-old Clarence Davis was found at his residence on Darkey Springs Road early Wednesday morning. Mary Edith Owens, 48, of Sparta, has been charged with first degree murder in the incident.
According to a warrant obtained Wednesday night by Special Agent Tommy Calahan with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Owens had been Davis’ primary caretaker. The warrant stated Davis was “an elderly and frail man with limited ability to defend himself.” Owens had been observed by a witness “striking Davis about the face, head and upper body numerous times causing injury.” The warrant further stated “Owens failed to seek medical aid for … Read More


A Valentine love story that spans 72 years

Posted by | February 14, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Many love songs have been written over the years and sung by the greatest voices of the century, but there is not one love song that has topped the charts with the appropriate words to describe the love experienced between two people who have shared 72 years of their lives in marriage.
William Savage (Bill) Robinson and Mae Luna Robinson fell in love when they were very young and lived as neighbors in their little DeKalb County community, Mae said.
“We were raised up in each other’s faces.”
Bill was a little more verbal with his feelings about Mae and said, “I thought she was … Read More


Goldie Marie Harris Dycus

Posted by | February 11, 2002 12:00 am

Goldie Marie Harris Dycus was born in White County on March 2, 1917.
Dycus was the daughter of Belfield S. Harris and Nannie Oklahoma Brock Harris.
She had been employed as a clerk at The Factory Outlet Store from 1956-1974, where she thrived working with her customer friends and co-workers. After an accident in 1974 forced her early retirement, she spent much of her time working with flowers, quilting and other needlework. She also spent time with her family
While another accident in 1991 required a lengthy recuperation, she spent her last years on Anderson Street visiting daily with her special friends and family.
Dycus was preceded in … Read More


Bobby Edgar Haston

Posted by | February 11, 2002 12:00 am

Bobby Edgar Haston, 59, of Quebeck, passed away Feb. 8, 2002.
Haston was born Oct. 2, 1942, to Thomas Clifford and Louise Lowry Haston.
He attended Taft Church of Christ. Haston had served in the U.S. Army and was a truck driver.
Haston was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Kay Swindell Haston of Quebeck; mother, Louise Haston of Sparta; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald Lee and Kelley Haston and Darrell Gene and Jamie Haston all of Sparta; three daughters and one son-in-law, Carolee Ward of Sparta and Kelly Ann and Corey White and Bobbie Leigh Haston all of Quebeck; seven grandchildren, Alec … Read More


Edath Eugenia (Jean) Savage Lowe

Posted by | February 11, 2002 12:00 am

Edath Eugenia (Jean) Savage Lowe, 85, of Quebeck, passed away Feb. 7, 2002, at River Park Hospital in McMinnville.
Lowe was born Jan. 22, 1917, in White County, to Alexander Savage and Effie Raper Savage.
She attended Doyle Nazarene Church.
Lowe was preceded in death by her husband, Carl D. Lowe; her parents; and one infant son, Carl Edwin Lowe.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and Bobby White of Sparta; one brother, Paul Savage of Doyle; two grandchildren and spouses, Kim and Randy Ellis of Jackson, Miss. and Tammy and Mike Burrows of Cookeville; and two great grandchildren, Kimberly Danielle Burrows and Carla Nicolle Burrows.
Services … Read More


Faye Jlene Smith

Posted by | February 11, 2002 12:00 am

Faye Jlene Smith, 83, of Van Buren County, passed away Feb. 5, 2002.
Smith was born Feb. 10, 1918, in Van Buren County, to Aaron Mitchell and Bessie Cummins Mitchell.
She attended Spencer Church of Christ and was a retired school teacher. Smith was a member of Retired School System Association.
Survivors included one son, Greg Smith of Spencer; three step daughters, Eleanor Mooneyham, Melba Mooneyham and Marilyn Baker all of Spencer; nine step grandchildren; 19 step great grandchildren; and five step great-great grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Feb. 8, 2002, at Love-Cantrell & Cope Spencer Chapel with burial in Cummingsville Cemetery. Bobby Wilhite officiated.
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Edna Price Jarvis

Posted by | February 11, 2002 12:00 am

Edna Price Jarvis, 87, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 5, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Jarvis was born Aug. 11, 1914, in White County, to Buck and Flossie Finley Price.
She was a homemaker
Jarvis was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Alex Jarvis; one son, Finley Erwin Jarvis; and one sister Ollie Bell Lollar.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Marlin and Connie Jarvis of Havana, Ill.; two grandchildren, Russell William Jarvis of Dallas, Texas and Marlene Suttles of Murrayville, Ill.; two brothers, James Lee Price and Thurman Price both of Sparta; one sister, Mollie McCurley of Detroit, Mich.; and five great grandchildren.
Services were … Read More


Winton Dallas Goolsby

Posted by | February 11, 2002 12:00 am

Winton Dallas Goolsby, 95, of Morrison, passed away Feb. 6, 2002, at NHC Healthcare of McMinnville.
Goolsby was born Dec. 28, 1906, in Clay County, to Allen and Minnie Burks Goolsby.
He attended Morrison First Baptist Church and was a retired farmer.
Goolsby was preceded in death by his wife, Amelia Goolsby; two sons, Marvin Goolsby and Walton Goolsby; two brothers, Champ Goolsby and Wallace Goolsby; and six sisters, Easter Ellis, Ovie Boles, Lydia Cook, Linnie Emerton, Mary Boles and Dee Robinson.
Survivors include three daughters, Minnie Lou Anderson of Louisville, Ky., Marvenia Watkins of Huntsville, Ala. And Henrietta Welch of Orlando, Flor.; two sons, William A. (Bill) … Read More


Oma Herron Slatton

Posted by | February 11, 2002 12:00 am

Oma Herron Slatton, 64, of Warren County passed away Feb. 6, 2002, at River Park Hospital.
Slatton was born Aug. 27, 1937, in DeKalb County, to Walter S. Herron and Delma Lou Gramble.
She attended Unity Church of Christ. Slatton was a retired carrier and former NASA employee.
Slatton was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter Bill Herron, Carrol Herron and Doug Herron and two sisters, Blaine Dobbs and Mary Sue Seals.
Survivors include her husband, Teddy Slatton of McMinnville; one daughter and son-in-law, Cherly S. Templeton and Keith Volchko of McMinnville; one son and daughter-in-law, Max E. and Tammi Slatton of McMinnville; one sister, Florene Lynn … Read More


William Darce Brimer

Posted by | February 11, 2002 12:00 am

William Darce Brimer, 75, of Van Buren County, passed away Feb. 7, 2002.
Brimer was born May 26, 1926, in Van Buren County, to John Ed Brimer and Della Rae Brimer.
He attended the Church of God and was a retired custodian for Van Buren County High School.
Brimer was preceded in death by three brothers, Harvey Brimer, Lloyd Brimer and Ernest Brimer; one sister, Audrey Brimer; one daughter, Wanda Brimer; and two sons, Charles William Brimer and Johnny William Brimer.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Marie and Arthur Thomas Rogers of Morrison, Betty Sue and Lewis Roberts, Sr. of Shelbyville and Elizabeth Alene and Robert … Read More


Rev. Joseph Smith

Posted by | February 11, 2002 12:00 am

Rev. Joseph Smith, 88, of Doyle, passed away Feb. 9, 2002, at Carthage General Hospital.
Smith was born Jan. 24, 1914, in Jackson County, to Patrick Henry and Allie Smith.
He was a pastor of United Methodist churches from 1965 until his retirement in 1984, He served churches on the Elmwood, Doyle, Shady Grove and McMinnville circuits during his pastorate. Smith was also pastor of Doyle United Methodist Church before his retirement. He was a member of Smith Memorial United Methodist Church in Smith Bend.
Smith was a preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Edith Cook Smith and one son, Thomas Ford (Tommy) Smith.
Survivors include three … Read More




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