Tennis team double faults to Cookeville

Posted by | April 22, 2002 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
Lauren Roper and Rachel Hammond pair up in doubles competition for the Warriorette tennis team.
Above, the team gets ready to receive a serve from a Lady Cavalier tandem in Cookeville last Thursday.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite


Terminally positive

Posted by | April 22, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
Not too many years ago, being diagnosed with a cancerous condition was akin to being handed a death warrant, but no longer: Cancer research has afforded millions of people with viable cures, and research is continuing.
Susan Fischer, a cancer survivor for over ten years, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1991, shortly after she was given her first mammogram, and she underwent a mastectomy only four days after her diagnosis.
Following the surgery, she received eight chemotherapy treatments three weeks apart, and she has been cancer-free ever since.
“My thought was always if I had to lose a part of my body, that would be … CONTINUED


1st Annual White County Breast Cancer Survivors’ and Nursing Scholarship Dinner

Posted by | April 22, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
An overwhelming response from White Countians and visitors from surrounding areas left standing-room-only at the Agricultural Complex on Thursday night as attendees gathered to honor survivors of breast cancer.
Melinda Williams, co-chairman for the 1st Annual White County Breast Cancer Survivors’ and Nursing Scholarship Dinner, explained to approximately 400 supporters how the idea of the celebration of life was formulated.
Williams, along with co-chairman, Dru Milligan, opened the ceremonies by explaining the step-by-step plans that resulted in honoring the women who had survived breast cancer.
Mary Clement, wife of U.S. Congressman Bob Clement, was the keynote speaker for the dinner. Mary Clement is a strong … CONTINUED


Vehicle flipped, pinning woman inside

Posted by | April 22, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Emergency workers assisted in a one vehicle accident on East Cole Road on Friday. The driver, Hope Gorham, 35, of Walling and a juvenile passenger, Dillan Wesley Sullivan, 8, were transported to the local hospital with minor injuries after their vehicle had flipped.
Authorities were dispatched to the scene of the accident at approximately 8:03 p.m.
Deputy Doug Goff of the White County Sheriff’s Dept. arrived on the scene
at approximately 8:08 p.m. and found a 1987 Suzuki JS3 laying on its side. The driver, Gorham, was trapped inside the vehicle. According to Goff, several concerned citizens watched as emergency personnel took control of the situation.… CONTINUED


Katherine Ann Nist Martin

Posted by | April 18, 2002 12:00 am

Katherine Ann Nist Martin, 69, of Sparta, passed away April 13, 2002, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Knoxville.
Martin was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years,m James F. Martin Jr. of Sparta; two daughters, Rebecca (Becky) Kincer of Sparta and Virginia Gardner of Monroe, N.C.; three sons, James F. (Buck) Martin III and Christopher M. Martin both of Sparta and Bret M. Martin of Monroe, N.C.; five grandchildren, Kenneth B. (Bud) Kincer III, Sarah A. Rittenberry, Christopher S. Martin and Matthew R. Martin all of Sparta and Brice C. Martin of Monroe, N.C. four great grandchildren; one nephew, John … CONTINUED


William Dean “Peanut” Hulan Sr.

Posted by | April 18, 2002 12:00 am

William Dean “Peanut” Hulan Sr., 56, of Sparta, passed away April 4, 2002.
Hulan was a restaurant and bar owner.
Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Deborah Cruz of Sparta and Frances Lynette and Thomas Raines of Nashville; two sons, William Dean Hulan Jr. of Kingston Springs and Brandon DeWayne Hulan of Sparta; one brother, John Preston Hulan of Nashville; one sister, Patricia Davids of Nashville; and mother, Frances Irene Hulan of Ashland City.
Memorial services were held April 6, 2002, at the chapel of West Harpeth Funeral Home.


Deborah Callahan

Posted by | April 18, 2002 12:00 am

Deborah Callahan, 32, passed away April 13, 2002, at Centennial Medical Center.
Callahan was born May 18, 1969, in Putnam County.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Scotty Childress of Sparta; two sons, Geoffory Callahan and Joseph Childress both of Sparta; one daughter, Tiffany Childress of Sparta; father, Jimmy Nabors of Sparta; mother and step father, Betty and Don
Goney of Algood; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Triva and Eddie Gentry of Sparta and Tracey and Jason Childress of Cookeville; paternal grandmother, Sarah Childress of Sparta; and maternal grandmother, Kay Braddom of Sparta.
Services were held at 2 p.m., April 5, 2002, at the chapel of Whitson … CONTINUED


Mary Louise Price

Posted by | April 18, 2002 12:00 am

Mary Louise Price, 83, of Sparta, passed away April 12, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Price was born Oct. 20, 1918, in White County, to Beecher and Girtie Bell Officer Price.
She was a homemaker.
Price was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include Dee Dee Price Jones and husband, Dwayne of Nashville; Nicholas Jones of Nashville; Walter Stewart
and Ernestine Shockley both of Detroit, Mich.; Ella Mae Price and Nelda Joyce Pincheon both of Sparta; Daisy Officer of Biloxi, Miss.; Shirley Moore of Washington, D.C.; and special friends, Arthur Gist, Gwendolyn Elligan and Henry Carrick.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., April 19, 2002, … CONTINUED


Cecil Victor Smith

Posted by | April 18, 2002 12:00 am

Cecil Victor Smith, 74, of Sparta, passed away April 15, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Smith was born Feb. 6, 1928, in Jackson County, to Cordell Hull Smith and Fannie B. Anderson Smith.
He was a retired service station manager from Mapco.
Smith was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charlie Ray Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Enloit Smith of Sparta; two sons, Dr. Kevin Cecil Smith of Sparta and Roger Dale Smith of Illinois; two brothers, Paul Smith of Warren, Mich. and James Harold Smith of Cookeville; eight sisters, Kathleen Ragland, Christine Bryant, Norma Bennett Stewart, Mary L. Burgess all of Cookeville, Jewell … CONTINUED


Roy Melvin Burchett

Posted by | April 18, 2002 12:00 am

Roy Melvin Burchett, 72, of Quebeck, passed away April 15, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Burchett was born Dec. 2, 1925, in Clay County, to Elmer Winton Burchett and Sara Etta Davis Burchett.
He was a logger.
Burchett was preceded in death by his parents; brothers; one son; and one daughter.
Survivors include his wife, Hallie Burchett of Quebeck; three daughters, Lill Marie Burchett of McMinnville and Sarah Hillis and Melba Hennessee both of Rock Island; one son, James “Jimmy” Burchett of Nashville; four sisters, Arrie Belle Neely of Manchester, Thelma Cunningham of Sparta, Venita Tindle of Memphis and Reba Clark of Quebeck; three brothers. Delbert Burchett … CONTINUED


Floyd Eugene Hamby

Posted by | April 18, 2002 12:00 am

Floyd Eugene Hamby, 74, of Sparta, passed away April 14, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Hamby was born Oct. 3, 1927, to Landon Hamby and Anna Mae Porter Hamby.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and a floor constructionist.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Lee Hamby and David Eugene Hamby; three daughters, Barbara E. Jones, Rita Kay Hamby and Anita Ann Hamby; two sisters, Jackie Ruth Bright and Peggy J. Bailey; three brothers, Carmen Hamby, Ben Hamby and bill “Joe” Hamby; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Services were held at 10 a.m., April 17, 2002, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home … CONTINUED


Robert L. Thompkins

Posted by | April 18, 2002 12:00 am

Robert L. Thompkins, 64, passed away April 10, 2002.
Thompkins was born Dec. 3, 1937, in Bladenboro, N.C., to John Franklin Thompkins and Eliza Jane Thompkins
He was a member of North Mullins Baptist Church and Woodmen of the World Thompkins was retired from American Bakeries and a retired carpenter.
Thompkins was preceded in death by his wife, Annie
Margaret Strickland Thompkins.
Survivors include his children, Robert Michael Thompkins, Wanda Brayfield, Joel Thompkins and Kenneth Thompkins; 12 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; four brothers, Lloyd Thompkins, Donald Thompkins of Sparta, Wendell Thompkins and Edward Thompkins; and two sisters, Gracie Watson and Cindy Creach.
Services were held at 3 p.m., … CONTINUED


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