Nominating committee prepares for new White County County Commission

Posted by | September 16, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
A brand new term for county commissioners will officially begin tonight, and several new faces will be seen as representatives of the various districts. However, the first order of business began last week, with the nominating committee’s recommendations, which will be presented to the full commission.
Kenneth Milligan, current nominating committee chairman, opened the meeting on Sept. 9, 2002. The committee is comprised of the commissioners who are returning for another term and the new members who received the most votes during the election.
The recommendations for 2002-2006 are as follows:
– Steering Committee B: Loyd Hutchings, Terry Alley, Dewayne Howard, B.K. Luna, Raymond England, … CONTINUED


Pledge Across America set for September 17

Posted by | September 16, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
The events of Sept. 11, 2001, have made Americans become aware of their sense of patriotism and freedom. This week has been designated as Constitution Week, and Tuesday has been set aside as an observance of Pledge Across America.
All United States school systems have been asked to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the designated time, which is 1 p.m. Central Standard Time. Geeta McMillan, principal of Doyle Elementary School said, “Teachers have used the days prior to ‘Pledge Across America’ to talk to the children about the history and importance of our flag and the meaning of our pledge.
Doyle Elementary teachers and … CONTINUED


Mt. Gilead community meets in effort to save fire department

Posted by | September 16, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
The Mt. Gilead Volunteer Fire Department, which was recently shut down by the county government because of financial mismanagement, was the topic of discussion during a community meeting held on Thursday night.
Mark Holland, White County Firemen’s Association president, told the large crowd he and the other members of the organization want to see a viable fire department remain active in the Mt. Gilead community. “If the community wants a department, it can happen with enough support,” he said.
A person in the crowd asked if the newly formed department would start with a clean slate. “Anyone who takes on this department will start fresh,” … CONTINUED


Clifford McDonald

Posted by | September 12, 2002 12:00 am

Clifford McDonald, 72, of Doyle, passed away Sept. 9, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
McDonald was born July 7, 1930, in White County, to Joe McDonald and Lounette Swindell.
He attended the Church of Christ and served his country in World War II. McDonald had been employed in the maintenance profession.
McDonald was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Bessie Henry; three brothers, Wallace, Joe Gordon and Rayborn.
Survivors include five nephews, Mike Henry of Quebeck and Joey McDonald, Donald McDonald, Bennie McDonald and Carrol McDonald all of Sparta and three nieces, Sue Turner and Janice Cole both of Sparta and Judy Thomas of Nolensville.… CONTINUED


Cosby Arnold Cross

Posted by | September 12, 2002 12:00 am

Cosby Arnold Cross, 75, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 8, 2002, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
Cross was born April 4, 1927, in Fentress County, to Alexander and Winnie Carmack Cross.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Cross had been self-employed.
Cross was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; two sons, Jerry and Gary Cross; his parents; one grandson, Scottie Lowe; and one granddaughter, Suzanne Wacker.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jane and Eddie Barnwell of Pleasant Hill; five sons and four daughters-in-law, William and Deborah Cross of Pleasant Hill, Larry and Betty Cross, Dennis Cross and Jeffrey and Kara … CONTINUED


Eugene “Gene” Seibers

Posted by | September 12, 2002 12:00 am

Eugene “Gene” Seibers, 70, of Walling, passed away Sept. 9, 2002, at
White County Community Hospital.
Seibers was born Feb. 25, 1932, in White County, to Jonas and Iva Tindle Seibers.
He had served in the U.S. Army and had been a sawmill worker.
Seibers was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Florida Nation Seibers of Walling; one daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Don Sullivan of Sparta; two grandchildren, Justin Lee Sullivan and Cordell Gene Sullivan; eight brothers, Jimmy, Allen, Tommy, Billy, Wayne, Michael, David and Roy Seibers; and
10 sisters, Lois Gentry, Rita Burke, Mary Lee Moore, Kathleen Seibers, Laura Hensley, Starleine Seibers, … CONTINUED


Willia Mae Henley Hart

Posted by | September 12, 2002 12:00 am

Willia Mae Henley Hart, 66, of Unionville, passed away Sept. 9, 2002.
Hart was the daughter of Warren Henley and Josephine Walker Sparks.
She was a member of the New Life Family Tabernacle of Lewisburg and had been a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Richard E. Umberger of Unionville; seven daughters, Connie Sneed of Murfreesboro, Daisy Cron, Helen Bellew, Sherita Rodriguez and Tammy Kay Peacock of Shelbyville, Lois Melissa Donaldson of Smyrna and Patricia Marsh of Unionville; three sons, Harold Donaldson of Unionville, William Ben Waters of Louisiana and Roger Dale Lewis of Cookeville; one sister, Helen Bennett of Sparta; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Services will … CONTINUED


Merlene Woody

Posted by | September 12, 2002 12:00 am

Merlene Woody, 67, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 8, 2002, at NHC of Sparta.
Woody was born Jan. 6, 1935, in Monterey, to Bill and Bessie Mae Norrod Isabell.
She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and had been employed in the dietary profession.
Woody was preceded in death by one sister, Thelma Jean Buckner and two brothers, Johnny Isabell and Junior Isabell.
Survivors include her husband, Floyd Woody Jr. of Sparta; two daughters, Marsha Walker of Cookeville and Cindy Woody of Sparta; one son, Danny Walker of Cookeville; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Emma Jean Tudor of Cookeville and Wanda Bowman of Monterey; and … CONTINUED


Martha Rochelle

Posted by | September 12, 2002 12:00 am

Martha Rochelle, 68, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 10, 2002.
Rochelle was born Sept. 22, 1934, in White County, to Clarence Turpin and Ora Frances Hyder Turpin.
She attended the Church of Christ and had been in the nursing profession.
Rochelle was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Clarence Turpin Jr.
Survivors include three daughters, Renee Elmore of Sparta, Carol Lee Housley of Cookeville and Vicky Pitts of Centerville; one son, Rodney Rochelle; seven grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m., Sept. 11, 2002, at Lower Cherry Creek Cemetery. Bro. Randy White officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of


New Beginnings with endless possibilities

Posted by | September 12, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Years of experience is the key to success for New Beginnings in Sparta, and Jill McCulley adds her expertise and special touch to make the business enticing for every customer. McCulley moved into her new location at 109 South Wilson Street in July, and a grand opening is planned September 14.
A corner vacant lot in the middle of town has now been turned into a beautiful addition to the business community. “My husband Bryan came up with the idea for this building,” said McCulley. “The lot was sort of an eyesore for a while, but we’ve had lots of compliments about the building since … CONTINUED


Board passes property annexation ordinances

Posted by | September 12, 2002 12:00 am

Mike Dickerson
The Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen passed two annexation ordinances, after some discussion from members of the public concerning one of the properties.
The board heard from Bob Breeding and Jeff Young in a public hearing for the annexation of 17 acres of property owned by Young in Gillen subdivision.
Breeding explained his late father and former mayor
Bailey Bockman had reached an agreement over 50 years ago concerning the annexation of the family property. He said both parties had made the agreement in good faith, and it has been beneficial to the city and the Breeding family.
“The city has over three and one-half … CONTINUED


Crash sends one patient to hospital

Posted by | September 12, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Susan Armstrong, 30, of Spencer, was transported to White County Community Hospital, with minor injuries, after she was involved in a two vehicle accident on Wednesday afternoon.
Emergency personnel responded to the intersection of Memorial Highway and Worley Road at approximately 12:56 p.m.
According to Trooper R.C. Christian of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Armstrong was attempting to cross Memorial Highway from Levon Sparkman Road to Worley Road in a 1986 Chevy Astro van. Armstrong allegedly told authorities she did not see anything coming when the impact occurred.
Linda Witt, 59, of Quebeck, was traveling westbound on Highway 70S in a 1998 Infinity when the vehicles hit … CONTINUED


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