Posted on February 28, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live
Willie Lee “Bill” Geer, of the Derossett community, passed away peacefully, on Feb. 23, 2013, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Geer was born Sept. 12, 1930, in the Derossett community of White County, to Beecher and Maggie Lee Jordan Geer.
He was raised in Kentucky and returned to White County in 1958.
Mr. Geer served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and was a lifelong member of the Derossett Church of Christ. By all accounts, he was a man who spoke his mind, when needed. He entertained his family and friends with stories of his boyhood in the coal camps of Kentucky.
When unemployed, … CONTINUED
Posted on March 5, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live
Betty Lavera Fouser Yocum, 87, of Sparta, passed away March 2, 2010, at White County Community Hospital.
Mrs. Yocum was born June 10, 1922, in Pitcairn, Penn., to Wilbur and Violet Bonney Fouser.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Yocum was preceded in death by her parents; husband Elmer Donald Yocum; and a son William Elmer Yocum.
Survivors include her four sons, Ricky Lee Yocum, of Sparta, Robert Allen Yocum, of Orange Park, Fla., Donald Howard Yocum, of Allentown, Penn., James Wilbur Yocum, of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Susan Agnes Haas, of Rock, Island, Patricia Ann Metz, of Cookeville; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Fouser, of … CONTINUED