Charles Eston Knowles

Posted by | July 25, 2002 12:00 am

Charles Eston Knowles, 87, of Sparta, passed away July 21, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Knowles was born June 3, 1915, in White County.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Minnie Holder Knowles.
Survivors include one son, Carson Knowles of West Palm Beach, Fla.; one great nephew, Chad Holder of Sparta; two granddaughters; and three great grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m., July 24, 2002, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Bro. Bobby Wilhite officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Zora V. Flatt

Posted by | July 25, 2002 12:00 am

Zora V. Flatt, 85, of Cookeville, passed away July 23, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Flatt was born Sept. 23, 1916, in Jackson County, to Jeff and Polly Martin Mayberry.
She as a member of Sycamore Church of Christ.
Flatt was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Joe Flatt and Logan Flatt; one daughter, Opal Jean Flatt; two sisters, Ethel Flatt and Aline Flatt; and one brother, Ewin Mayberry.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, William (Buddy) and Brenda Flatt of Marietta, Ga.; three daughters and one son-in-law, Jessie McCloud and Pauline Moceri both of Cookeville and Barbara and Clayton Walker of Gainesboro; five children … CONTINUED


Mercia Vacova Brewington

Posted by | July 25, 2002 12:00 am

Mercia Vacova Brewington, 77, of Sparta, passed away July 21, 2002, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
Brewington was born Dec. 11, 1924, in White County, to Dillard Dodson and Nora Lee Bumbalough.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Birch Brewington.
Survivors include her children, Lea Robinson, Dorothy Bruch, Jenica Light and Elsie Tayse all of Sparta, Willene Clemons of Quebeck, Christine Bumbalough of Cookeville, Bernice McClean of Columbus, Ga., Gary Brewington of Spartanburg, S.C. and Beverly Ross of Columbia; 23 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m.,. July 24, 2002, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with … CONTINUED


Bill Wilson Martin

Posted by | July 25, 2002 12:00 am

Bill Wilson Martin, 80, of Sparta, passed away July 22, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Martin was born Nov. 19, 1921, in Lansing, Mich., to Wilson and Wilsie Le Womack Martin.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a retired tobacco company salesman.
Martin was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Martin of Sparta; three children and their spouses, Janet and Al Wasetis of Chattanooga, Bill and Janice Martin of Athens and Tim and Gail Martin of Owensboro, Ky.; two step children and their spouses, Thomas A. and Ann Smith of Murfreesboro and Freddie and Ed Metcalf … CONTINUED


Candler Marvin Erwin

Posted by | July 25, 2002 12:00 am

Candler Marvin Erwin
Services were held at 11 a.m., July 23, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Old Zion Cemetery. Roy Graves and Jeff Jones officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Retha M. Wood

Posted by | July 25, 2002 12:00 am

Retha M. Wood Dixon, 68, of Sparta, passed away July 10, 2002.
Dixon was born April 7, 1934, in Sparta, N.C.
She was a homemaker.
Dixon was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe J. Dixon.
She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Strong of Havre de Grace and Staci Wood Ayres of Sparta; one son, Rick Wood of Millers Creek, N.C.; three brothers, Larry Billings of Havre de Grace and Jimmy Billings and Mike Billings both of Sparta; two sisters, Evelyn Wagoner of Aberdeen and Carrie Jones of Sparta; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Services were held July 12, 2002, at Evans Funeral Home with burial … CONTINUED


Billy Earl Underwood

Posted by | July 25, 2002 12:00 am

Billy Earl Underwood, 74, of Sparta, passed away July 23,2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Underwood was born March 25, 1928, in Hamilton County, to George Bates Underwood and Mary Eller Hendrick Underwood.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Alene Pendergrass Underwood.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Gina Rae and Kenneth Bumbalough of Sparta, Beverly and Tommy Cantrell of Nashville and Brenda and Clyde Boles of Chattanooga; two brothers, Hoyt and Kenny Underwood both of Chattanooga; and one sister, Joyce Bartley of Atlanta, Ga.
Services will b e held at 2 p.m., July 25, 2002, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home … CONTINUED




Thomas discusses numerous services provided by Frontier

Posted by | July 25, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Becoming acquainted with various entities of the business community is the objective of the Chamber Membership Luncheon, and Danny Thomas, account manager for Frontier Communications spoke to members on Wednesday about the services provided by his company.
As members of the Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce gathered in the meeting room at White County Community Hospital, Thomas spoke about the telecommunications industry that has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade. He said in June 2001, Citizens Communications completed its acquisition of Frontier Corporation and therefore was able to provide a larger telecommunications company with an extended reach.
Thomas gave a brief history, … CONTINUED


Candidates speak at Republican meeting

Posted by | July 25, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
There are only a few days left until election day, and candidates of various races took the opportunity to express their views before a small group of White Countians during the Republican Party meeting on Monday night.
Donald Holman, chairman, stated according to national statistics, 20 percent of voters have not decided on a candidate when they pull up to the polls. He said for that reason, it is very important for the Republicans to be available to work the various districts throughout the county on election day.
The main focus of the meeting was to listen to several Republicans who are candidates for the … CONTINUED


Firefighters battle blaze in Cherry Creek

Posted by | July 25, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Firefighters responded to a structure fire at the Denton residence on Mary Gardner Road on Tuesday.
At approximately 7:30 p.m., the Emergency 911 Center dispatched the Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department to the location. According to authorities, the ceiling fan in the living room had caught on fire and the firemen spread a tarp on the floor and removed the ceiling fan, along with insulation and debris surrounding the area.
There were 10 firemen on the scene until approximately 8:30 p.m. Firemen were dispatched a second time due to a relight at approximately 9:18 p.m. No additional information was available at press time.
– Residence burglarized … CONTINUED


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