|Donna Rittenberry Vaughn
Donna Rittenberry Vaughn, 80, of Cookeville, passed away Sunday, August
12, 2001, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
Vaughn was born December 14, 1920, in Putnam County, to Willie Robert
and Mary Lee Welch.
She was retired from the Dietary Department of Cookeville Regional
Vaughn was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Marie
Dixon and Ruby Hembree.
Survivors include her husband, Sam Vaughn of Cookeville; five daughters
and four sons-in-law, Mary Sue and Louis Rasera of New Jersey, Faye and
Jim Ashley, Kaye and Billy Dubree, Janie and Larry Cunningham, and Patsy
Allen all of Cookeville; three sons and daughters-in-law, J.B. and Petty
Rittenberry and Phillip and Brenda Rittenberry all of Cookeville and Sam
Vaughn, Jr. and Barbara Vaughn of Brentwood; one sister, Bonnie Anderson
of Cookeville, 18 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
Services will be held Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at 12 noon at the chapel
of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home with burial in Crest Lawn Memorial
Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home in Cookeville is in charge of
William Thomas Clifford Copeland
William Thomas Clifford Copeland, 88, of Sparta, passed way Saturday,
July 28, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Copeland was born August 23, 1912, in White County, to Wilburn Copeland
and Ova Bradley Copeland.
He was a member of Copeland Chapel Church and was a farmer.
Copeland was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Julia Mills;
and three brothers, Edward D. Copeland, David Copeland, and Charlie Copeland.
Survivors include two brothers, Freddie Copeland and Alex Melvin Copeland
and four sisters, Mattie Henry Lafever and Reba Haynes both of Sparta,
Geneva Mason of Ohio, and Linda Keir of Maryland.
Services were held Monday, July 30, 2001, at 3 p.m. at Copeland Chapel
Church with burial in Copeland Chapel Church Cemetery. Bro. Gerald England,
Bro. Marvin Horton, Bro. Robert Wright, and Bro. Wayne Copeland officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
James Robert (Jim) Snodgrass
James Robert (Jim) Snodgrass, 82, of Dandridge, passed away Tuesday,
August 7, 2001, at St. Mary’s Residence Hospice.
Snodgrass was a member of Dandridge First United Methodist Church and
a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Dandridge Lions Club
and the Elks Club and was a a life-long banker serving as President of
Bank of Morristown.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Chris.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Charlene Snodgrass; three sons
and daughters-in-law, Lee and Missy Snodgrass of Nashville and George and
Susan Snodgrass and Charles and Ann Snodgrass all of Knoxville; grandchildren,
Katherine, Elizabeth, and David Snodgrass; two brothers and sisters-in-law,
Joe and Pat Snodgrass of Sparta and William and Faye Snodgrass of Nashville;
and one nephew, Bill Snodgrass, Jr.
Graveside services were held Thursday, August 9, 2001, at Tennessee
Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville. Rev. Dan Moore officiated.
Farrar Funeral Home in Dandridge was in charge of arrangements.
This information is courtesy of Thurman Funeral Home.
James Patton Still
James Patton Still, 87, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2001.
Still was born in Sweetwater to J. Frank and Mattie Patton Still.
He was a member of Central Church of Christ, the American Legion, the
Half-Century Club, and the National Association of Hairdressers. Still
was active in community volunteer work. He served in the Army Air Corps
in World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Jane Sutton Still; one daughter
and son-in-law, Ellen Margaret Still-Kell and Patrick Anthony Kell of Columbia,
South Carolina and several cousins.
Services will be held Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Hunter
Funeral Home with burial in Highland Cemetery. Minister David Schenhoff
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mattie Helton Dodson
Mattie Helton Dodson, 92, of Memphis, formerly of Sparta, passed away
Wednesday, September 26, 2001.
Dodson was a member of Berclair Church of Christ. She was a dental
assistant for Dr. Robert Thurman for many years. She moved to Memphis in
She was preceded in death by her husband, Murphy Dodson and one daughter,
Fransola Dodson Todd.
Survivors include one daughter, Joan Dodson of Memphis; two grandchildren;
five great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, September 29, 2001, at 10 a.m. at Memphis
Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial in Memphis Memory Gardens.
Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Roy Nathan Looney
Roy Nathan Looney, 88, of Sparta, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2001,
at White County Community Hospital.
Looney was born September 30, 1913, in Marion County, to George and
Mary Colston Looney.
He was a retired night watchman at White County Farmers Co-op and a
Looney was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Russell Looney and
one son, Dr. G. Russell Looney.
Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Sarah and Donald
Dodson and Lorena McKay all of Sparta; one son and daughter-in-law, Joe
and Dottie Looney of Sparta; one brother, J. W. Looney of Grove Oak, Alabama;
13 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Hunter
Funeral Home with burial in Shady Grove Cemetery. A. J. Looper and David
R. Sauer officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Sam Hill Pack
Sam Hill Pack, 82, of Sparta, passed away Monday, October 8, 2001.
Pack was born October 3, 1919, in Smithville, to James Lafayette and
Mary Etta McGinnis Pack.
He had been a farmer and worked in general processing.
Pack was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Velma Lowery Pack of Sparta; one daughter
and son-in-law, Debbie and Sam Arthur of Clarksville; two sons and daughters-in-law,
Edward Hill Pack, Sr. and Lorene Pack of Sparta and Randall Alan and Sandy
Pack of Ventura, California; one brother, Lucian L. Pack of Boyd, Texas;
seven grandchildren, Eddie Hill Pack, Jr., Martin Wayne Pack, Jackie Cummins,
Michelle Pack, Michael Myers, Christina Brown, and Cory Hacker; and 12
Services were held Thursday, October 11, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Hunter
Funeral Home with burial in Old Bon Air Cemetery. Lonnie Hickey and Jimmy
Scott will officiate.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James Onnie Baker
James Onnie Baker, 84, of Cookeville, passed away Monday, October 15,
Baker was born March 20, 1917, in White County, to Haskell and Zillie
He served in the United States Army during World War II and was a coal
Baker was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Minnie Laurenzi,
Linnie Pearl Baker, and Pauline Rittenberry; and three brothers, Linville
Baker, Lonnie Baker, and Willie C. Baker.
Survivors include three sisters, Clara Adams of Cookeville, Lizzie
Vee Moore of Eaton, Ohio, and Joann Long of White House and a special friend,
Jane West of Cookeville.
Services were held Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the chapel
of Whitson Funeral Home with burial in Cookeville City Cemetery. Bro. Carles
Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville was in charge of arrangements.
Elmer Eastwood Humphrey
Elmer Eastwood Humphrey, 91, of Stanford, Ky., formerly of Sparta,
passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at Stanford Nursing Home.
Humphrey was born October 17, 1910, in Sparta, to Amon F. and Lela
Mary Johnson Humphrey.
He was a member of The Baptist Church in Walling. Humphrey served in
the United States Navy during World War II. He was retired from self-employment
as a Tennessee Walking Horse trainer and farmer.
Humphrey was preceded in death by one son, Gaines Moore Humphrey.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Edmonds Humphrey; three children,
Hulon Humphrey and Gleason Humphrey both of Winchester, Ky. and Dale E.
Humphrey of Stanford, Ky.; one brother, Elbert Humphrey of Sparta; six
grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Services were held Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Spurlin Funeral
Home Chapel with burial in Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford, Ky. Rev.
Kenny Speakes and Rev. Max Hester officiated.
Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford, Ky. was in charge of arrangements.
George Finley Wilmoth
George Finley Wilmoth, 80, of Walling, passed away Wednesday, Nov.
21, 2001, at White County Community Hospital.
Wilmoth was born Nov. 20, 1921, in Overton County, to William Finley
and Nancy Lou Judd Wilmoth.
He was a farmer.
Wilmoth was preceded in death by his parents and three sons, Leonard
Wilmoth Sr., William Thomas Wilmoth and Earl Reed Wilmoth.
Survivors include his wife, Cora Bell Luna Wilmoth of Walling; one
son, Charles Wilmoth of Sparta; two daughters, Brenda Sue Matheney and
Linda Faye Bradley both of Sparta; one brother, Andrew Jackson Wilmoth
of Dickinson, Texas; 17 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at Hunter Funeral Home with
burial in Plainview Cemetery. Fate Wilson and James Rittenberry officiated.
Thomas Merritt Parker Jr.
Thomas Merritt Parker Jr., 38, of Sparta, passed away Sunday, Nov.
Parker was born April 25, 1963, in Sparta, to Thomas Merritt Parker
Sr. and Georgina Kimsey Parker.
He was a laborer.
Survivors include one son, Thomas M. Parker III of Sparta; one brother,
Richard T. Howard of Newport Beach, Calif. and one sister, Katherine S.
Howard of Sparta.
Services were held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Hunter Funeral
Home Chapel with burial in Highland Cemetery. Rev. Susan Gardner officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Sue Rigsby
Margaret Sue Rigsby, 58, of Spencer, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001,
at Erlanger Hospital.
Rigsby was born Jan. 29, 1943, in Van Buren County, to Walter Sullivan
and Novella Green Sullivan.
She attended the Methodist Church and was retired from Textron Fastening
Rigsby was preceded in death by her husband, E.O. Rigsby Jr.; one son,
Chris Rigsby; one brother, Alton Sullivan; and one sister, Dora Bell.
Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Phillip and Darlene
Rigsby of McMinnville and Wendell Brent Rigsby of Kansas; two brothers,
Dan Sullivan and Johnny Sullivan both of Spencer; four sisters, Betty Forsythe,
Luedean Martin, Shirley Clendenon and Vella Sellers all of Spencer; two
grandsons, Keith Rigsby and Zachery Rigsby both of McMinnville; two granddaughters,
LaShonda Rigsby and Marisa Rigsby both of McMinnville; and two step grandsons,
Allan Tubb of Knoxville and Jacob Tubb of McMinnville.
Services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Love-Cantrell
& Cope Spencer Chapel with burial in the family cemetery. Wayne Sullivan
Love-Cantrell & Cope Spencer Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Arrie Christine Miller Cobble
Arrie Christine Miller Cobble, 79, of Sparta, passed away Friday, Nov.
23, 2001, at White County Community Hospital.
Cobble was born May 6, 1922, in White County, to Aaron Daniels and
Zadia Eller Daniels.
She attended the Church of Christ and was a homemaker.
Cobble was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Miller and one
son, Riley Miller.
Survivors include two daughters, Marie Sewell of Sparta and Mary B.
Smith of Smithville; two sons, Robert Miller and Frank Miller both of Sparta;
several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at 1 p.m. at Hensley Chapel
Church with burial in Young Cemetery. Randy White officiated.
Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville was in charge