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


Strange phenomenon engulfs community of Central View

Posted by | July 25, 2002 12:00 am

Rima Austin
Twenty-six years ago, 73-year-old Herod McPeak, was gunned down as a man tried to rob a local store he happened to be shopping in that day.
McPeak spent twelve days in the hospital with his wife by his side. The fact that a man got shot three times in the chest during a robbery gone bad and lived to tell about it, is not the only amazing part of this story. The amazing part is what happened while he was in the hospital one hundred miles away.
While Herod lay fighting for his life in a Nashville intensive care unit, back home his hay was being … CONTINUED


Sam Holland Jr.

Posted by | July 22, 2002 12:00 am

Sam Holland, Jr., 80, of Eaton, Ohio, passed away July 18, 2002, in Eaton.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Holland of Eaton, Ohio; one son, Phillip Holland of Ohio; one daughter, Tharon Randall of Eaton, Ohio; four brothers, James Holland, Monroe Holland, Everette Holland and Cordell Holland all of Sparta; four grandchildren; and several niece and nephews.
Services will be held July 22, 2002, at Barnes Funeral Home in Eaton, Ohio.
Barnes Funeral Home in Eaton, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.
This information is courtesy of Thurman Funeral Home.


Alma Sue Hurst Hollingsworth

Posted by | July 22, 2002 12:00 am

Alma Sue Hurst Hollingsworth, 59, of the Cummingsville community, passed away July 19, 2002, at Vanderbilt Hospital.
Hollingsworth was born Feb. 5, 1943, in Rhea County, to James Albert Hurst and Eleanor Dunn Hurst.
She attended Cummingsville United Methodist and was a member of the Methodist Woman’s Group. Hollingsworth was a homemaker.
Hollingsworth was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Wilson and one brother, Ivan Hurst.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Hollingsworth of Spencer; one son, Donald Keith Hollingsworth of Spencer; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Brent Jones of McMinnville; five sisters, Rohena Blankenship and Juanita Simmons both of Pikeville and Camellia Holt, Wanda Bean and … CONTINUED


Carl Robert “Bob” Young

Posted by | July 22, 2002 12:00 am

Carl Robert “‘Bob” Young,
77 of Knoxville, passed away at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center on July 9, 2002.
Young was a member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden and Board of Directors of First National Bank of Loudon County.
Survivors include one daughter, Dianne Young McMillin; grandchildren: Robert Woodson McMillin, Kenneth Young McMillin and Louise Callaway McMillin all of Knoxville; sister, Mary Young Maples of Lenoir City; brother and sister-in-law, Eddie and Loretta Young of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Young was well known around the Southeast for his cattle brokerage,, as co-owner of Young Livestock Company of Knoxville, and owner … CONTINUED


Marie Allison Davis

Posted by | July 22, 2002 12:00 am

Marie Allison Davis, 80, of Sparta, passed away July 17, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Davis was born Dec. 7, 1921, in White City, Kansas, to William Herbert and Mary Ann Ferguson Allison.
She was a beautician.
Davis was preceded in death by her husband, Harold T. Davis and four brothers, Johnny Allison, Hollis Allison, Bill Allison and Wallis Allison.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and David Cassety of Gainesboro; three sisters, Dorothy Nell Hargis, Dimple Howard and Margaret Maxwell all of Cookeville; two brothers, Jimmy Allison of Cookeville and Ralph Ferguson of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Melissa Vance of Carthage, John Cassetty of … CONTINUED


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