New doctors welcomed to community

Posted by | August 22, 2002 12:00 am

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Dr. Bill Jones and Dr. Anbari, of White County Medical Associates, were recently welcomed to the community as new members of the Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce with a Red Carpet Ceremony.


Conley discovers father’s fate

Posted by | August 22, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
“I want the people to know the truth,” said Kenneth Conley, talking recently about the death of his father and his uncle. “There was a double murder that day. I remember that day just like it was yesterday.”
The winters were harsher in 1955, according to Conley. On Christmas Day of that year he was only 15 years old, when he found out his father, Herman Conley, had apparently drowned. “My uncle, Clay Conley, and my dad had gone down to Pate’s Ford with a boat to go fishing,” said Kenneth. “Sheriff Joe McCoy pulled into the driveway, and my mother new instantly something was … CONTINUED


Tommy Morrison relocates to Sparta

Posted by | August 22, 2002 12:00 am

Mike Dickerson
Many professional athletes make new starts after their athletic careers are finished, but few locate in a small town like Sparta.
However, such is not the case with former heavyweight boxing champion and actor Tommy Morrison.
Morrison moved his family to Sparta over the Memorial Day weekend, and says he is here for the long haul.
“This is where I want to raise my family,” Morrison stated from his White County home, “I plan on watching my grandkids grow up here.”
A strange set of circumstances brought Morrison, his wife Dawn, and son T.J. to our small town this spring.
“I was on the Internet looking … CONTINUED


Commissioners pass budget

Posted by | August 22, 2002 12:00 am

Sara Arthur
The financial status of
White County has been put on the back burner for the past two months, but commissioners finally passed this year’s budget by a narrow margin at last Monday’s monthly meeting.
The commissioners conducted business in front of a large crowd. Interested citizens watched quietly as the subject of this year’s budget was brought to the table. Chairman Terry Howard explained the county has been operating on a continuing budget since July 1, 2002, when the new fiscal year officially began. Since the budget’s passage was delayed, it will be applied retroactively to July 1, 2002.
Anita Eldridge, commissioner for the 3rd district, … CONTINUED


August marks the end of summer fun

Posted by | August 22, 2002 12:00 am

Rima Austin
Summer is winding down and the countdown for fall has begun. Children everywhere are preparing themselves for a new school year. Though the tan lines will eventually fade, the memories of how the summer was spent tend to linger on the mind like the bittersweet taste of lemonade lingers on the pallet.
Every year people looked forward to getting away from the old grindstone and heading into the great unknown for two weeks worth of adventure. Whether it was to go to the beach or head out to a mountain retreat, the main goal was, until this summer, have fun. In the wake of September 11, … CONTINUED


Ralph Edward Jones

Posted by | August 19, 2002 12:00 am

Ralph Edward Jones, 76, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 15, 2002.
Jones was born Jan. 18, 1926, in DeKalb County, to Charlie Waymon and Mary Alice Elrod Jones.
He had been a carpet layer and electrician.
Jones was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Rex Jones; and one sister, Marie Cortley.
Survivors include his wife, Nora D. Jones of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Gerald Cantrell of Sparta; two granddaughters, Michelle Wilhite and husband Paul and Kimberly Cantrell all of Sparta; one great granddaughter, Katie Wilhite of Sparta; one brother, Fred Jones of Sparta; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Thomas Smith of Sparta … CONTINUED


Fannie L. Wair Isbell

Posted by | August 19, 2002 12:00 am

Fannie L. Wair Isbell, 84, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 16, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Isbell was born Sept. 27, 1917, in Gibson County, to William Taylor and Carrie Inman Taylor.
She was preceded in death by Clyde William Wair.
Survivors include four sons, Clyde W. Wair, Virgil L. Wair and Wesley E. Wair all of Sparta and James E. Wair of Lebanon; four daughters, Brenda Wair Stewart of Townsend, Linda Wair Hailey of Murfreesboro and Patricia Wair Moseley and Peggy Wair Curtiss both of Sparta; and 12 grandchildren, Wesley Ray Wair, Anita Wair Cavallo, Teresa Wair Vokampchong, Virginia Wair, James Wair III, Kimberly Preston, Robert … CONTINUED


Frances Pauline Lowery Rowland

Posted by | August 19, 2002 12:00 am

Frances Pauline Lowery Rowland, 78, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 13, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Rowland was born Dec. 11, 1923, in White County, to Henry and Edna Knowles Lowery.
She had been a homemaker.
Rowland was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jeral Ross Rowland, one daughter, Donna Carole Hash; and two brothers, Hugh Gordon Lowery and W.H. Lowery.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Michael Adcock of Sparta and Marilyn and Danny Jolley of Doyle; one son, Jeral Stanton Rowland of McMinnville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Mildred Lowery of Sparta and Lon M. and June Lowery of Chapin, … CONTINUED


Thomas L. Miller

Posted by | August 19, 2002 12:00 am

Thomas L. Miller passed away Aug. 15, 2002.
Miller was a member and deacon of Two Rivers Baptist Church. He had retired from Genesco after 42 years.
Survivors include his wife, Grace A. Miller; two daughters and sons-in-law, Bonnie and H. Owen Maddux of Signal Mountain and Sarah and Michael D. Wingo of Decatur Ala.; six grandchildren, Will Maddux, Tom Maddux, Laura Maddux, Andrew Maddux, Jon Wingo and Matt Wingo; and two brothers, William B. Miller of Johnson City and Robert S. Miller of Daytona, Fla.
Services were held at 12:30 p.m., Aug. 17, 2002, at Hermitage Funeral Home with burial in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Dr. Jerry Sutton … CONTINUED


Dimple Shelton Moss

Posted by | August 19, 2002 12:00 am

Dimple Shelton Moss, 87, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 17, 2002.
Moss was born July 10, 1915, in White County, to James Marvin and Nevada Price Shelton.
She had been a store clerk.
Moss was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include three sons, Byron S. Moss Sr. of Ooltewah, Levon Moss of Chattanooga and William (Billy) Marvin Moss of Tullahoma; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Aug. 19, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Bro. Fate Wilson will officiate.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Sally Blaylock Dunn

Posted by | August 19, 2002 12:00 am

Sally Blaylock Dunn, 83, of Quebeck, passed away Aug. 17, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Dunn was born March 4, 1919, in White County, to Frank and Laura Tollison Blaylock.
She had been a homemaker.
Dunn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Evans Monroe Dunn; one son, Robert L. Dunn; one daughter, Rosell Brock; and two grandsons, Bobby Dunn and Dennis Dunn.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Willie Lee and Norma Dunn, Loyd and Barbara Dunn and Kenny and Gretta Dunn all of Sparta; three sisters, Leona Clemons, Gertrude Young and Estell Basham all of Sparta; one brother, Cordell Blaylock of Chattanooga; … CONTINUED


Business of the Week

Posted by | August 19, 2002 12:00 am

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