Recreation on board agenda

Posted by | March 18, 2002 12:00 am

Mike Dickerson
Recreation was a major topic of conversation at the Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen at their regular meeting Thursday.
The board again discussed skateboards, roller blades and bicyles on public and private property. In previous meetings, the aldermen considered possible ordinances to address the problems the sports cause to private property, and what enforcement would be utilized. Some damage to private property had been reported as a result of teenagers participating in the sport in parking lots and streets.
At the Thursday meeting, the discussion was more of the creative nature, with the board looking into the possibilities of constructing a special park for the … CONTINUED


Victims of September 11 remembered by WCHS student

Posted by | March 18, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
After White County School Board members were treated to a special buffet prepared by students from the Food and Nutrition class, many were moved to tears while viewing a special media presentation conceived by White County High School (WCHS) student, Chad Marcum.
Marcum created a media show titled, “America Remembers” which focused mainly on the events of September 11, 2001, and he was also among other WCHS students honored by the board.
WCHS principal Charles Dycus and WCHS Assistant Principal Sandra Crouch, gave a profile of their school.
Dycus began by thanking the board for their work and stated, “I’m still thankful to be principal of … CONTINUED


Campers rescued at Scott’s Gulf

Posted by | March 18, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
A church group hiking and camping at Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness Area over the weekend ran into trouble before heading back to Decatur, Georgia. Rainfall waters rapidly rose, causing campers to take a different path to their destination with the help of rescue workers.
At approximately 2:50 p.m., the Emergency 911 Center dispatched the White County Sheriff’s Department, White County EMS and Sparta-White County Rescue Squad to Scott’s Gulf, off of Eastland Road, in reference to 14 stranded campers. Apparently, the Belvedere Seventh Day Adventist Church youth group had decided to camp at Virgin Falls area over the weekend. On Saturday, they camped on the other … CONTINUED


Vickie Suzette Schram

Posted by | March 14, 2002 12:00 am

Vickie Suzette Schram, 43, of Sparta, passed away March 9, 2002, at Park Ridge Hospital in Chattanooga.
Schram was born Feb. 12, 1959, in White County.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Teresa Gail Glover and grandparents, Jim and Myrtle Hensley and Lena Blount.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Joe Schram of Sparta; mother and step father, Evelyn Hensley Youngman and John Youngman; father and step mother, Howell and Ruth Glover of Johnson; two brothers, Keith Herbstreith of Sparta and Daniel Glover of McMinnville; one sister, Shirley Stewart of Sparta; and two nieces, Shannon Walbourn and Sara Joyce Herbstreith both of Sparta.
Services were held at … CONTINUED


Mary L. Irwin Hill

Posted by | March 14, 2002 12:00 am

Mary L. Irwin Hill, daughter of the late Frank and Amanda Lisk Irwin, was born May 26, 1904, in Sparta.
Irwin attended public schools in Tennessee. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age and united with the Methodist Church, where she remained a faithful member for 72 years.
She united in holy matrimony with John Dalton Hill and to his union eight children were born.
Irwin was baptized as a Jehovah Witness in 1983 and attended Washington Park Congregation.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.… CONTINUED


Nellie Brewer

Posted by | March 14, 2002 12:00 am

Nellie Brewer, 78, of Murfreesboro, passed away March 11, 2002, at St. Thomas Hospital.
Brewer was born Jan. 19, 1926, in Cumberland County, to Mach Barnes and Isabell Green Barnes.
She attended the Baptist Church and was a housewife.
Brewer was preceded in death by one grandson, Frank Goodman.
Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Pat and Tommy Sims of McMinnville, Betty and Bob McCormick of Murfreesboro and Pam Brewer of Cincinnati; three sons and one daughter-in-law, J.D. Phillips of Alabama, Ron Brewer of Murfreesboro and Joe and Lynn Brewer of Cincinnati, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one sister, Jewell Snyder of Huntsville.
Services will … CONTINUED


Mary Ellen Goodwin

Posted by | March 14, 2002 12:00 am

Mary Ellen Goodwin, 64, passed away March 10, 2002.
Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Teresa Clark, Debbie and Terry Fuller, Cindy and Jude Lenahan and Melissa and James Edwards; three sisters, Linda McCaleb, Barbara Hollingsworth and Phylis Nash; one brother, Rayburn Nash; and nine grandchildren, Charlie Clark, Stacey Clark, Tiffany Clark, Victoria Clark, Joshua Fuller, Jared Fuller, Brandon Johnson, Justin Edwards and Miranda Edwards.
Services were held at 1 p.m., March 13, 2002, at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Bond Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


Russell White

Posted by | March 14, 2002 12:00 am

Russell White, 87, of Cookeville, passed away March 11, 2002.
White was born March 22, 1914, in Overton County, to James Dillard and Leah Smith White.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Cookeville and served terms as elder, deacon and trustee
White served in World War II in the Pacific Theater, including
the invasion of Okinawa as a sergeant in the 147th Infantry Regiment. He was 45-year member of American Legion Post #46. White had been employed by Nabisco for 37 years. He had been a member of West Fork Lodge #648 F&AM since 1935.
White was preceded in death by one sister, Beulah Vaughn; … CONTINUED


Raymond Arthell Dobbs

Posted by | March 14, 2002 12:00 am

Raymond Arthell Dobbs, 77, of Walling, passed away March 11, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Dobbs was born Aug. 10, 1924, in White County, to Columbus and Lou Bain Dobbs.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was retired from Thomas Industries.
Survivors include four sons and two daughters-in-law, Roger and Linda Dobbs of Sparta, Danny and Sherry Dobbs of McMinnville, Johnny Dobbs of Walling and don Dobbs of Doyle; two daughters and one daughter-in-law, Connie and Landon Prater of Pikeville and Pam Layne of Sparta; four sisters, Dorothy Sullivan, Doris Roberts, and Thelma Brady all of Sparta and Mary Jelinek of Michigan; … CONTINUED


Lester Eugene Anderson

Posted by | March 14, 2002 12:00 am

Lester Eugene Anderson, 71, of Sparta, passed away March 11, 2002, at life Care of Sparta.
Anderson was born in Gainesboro to Lattie and Daisy Anderson.
He had been in the central heating and air conditioning profession.
Survivors include three children, Lisa Ann Sewell, Debra Jean Knight and Lester Eugene Anderson Jr. all of Sparta; one brother, Fowler Anderson of Lebanon; two sisters,Lonell Atnip of McMinnville and Rozella Bohannon of Nashville; four grandchildren, Johnny Knight II, Daniel Knight, Crockett Sewell and Ashley Anderson; and his twins, Autumn and Melissa.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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