Monthly Archives: March 2002

Lamb steps down from head football coaching position

Posted on March 25, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Livingston man dies in wreck

Posted on March 25, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dawn Bailey
Three victims sustained injuries in a two vehicle accident off Highway 111 at Hampton’s Crossroads on Saturday, while one man, Johnny R. Houser,
30, of Livingston, was airlifted by Medevac helicopter to Vanderbilt Hospital where he later died.
Concerned citizens watched from a nearby church as emergency personnel treated the patients and law enforcement officers directed traffic. “Alcohol was involved and charges are pending,” said Trooper Mark Dial of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
George A. Clayburn, 50, of Celina, and his son, Daniel Clayburn, 15, were transported to the White County Community Hospital (WCCH). George Clayburn sustained a non-life threatening injury in the accident and Daniel … CONTINUED


Renaissance Spring Pageant winners

Posted on March 25, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Emily Moorehead
The 2002 Renaissance court
Winners at the recent 2002 Renaissance Spring Pageant were (L to R) Sonya Murphy, Miss Congeniality Queen; Rebecca Clouse, second runner-up Queen; Lindsay Anne Greene, first runner-up Queen; Jaclyn Suzette Pitman, Renaissance Queen; Becky Farley, Renaissance Princess; Penny Renae Douse, second runner-up Princess and Miss Congeniality Princess; and Dakota Hickey, first runner-up Princess.
Photo by Emily Moorehead


Tech season comes to close at Memphis

Posted on March 25, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Rev. Leonard Nash

Posted on March 25, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Rev. Leonard Nash, 68, passed away March 15, 2002, at Marshall Medical Center.
Nash was the son of Dolli Allison Nash and Charles Nash.
He was a Methodist minister.
Survivors include his wife, Eva Mae Sandlin Nash; three daughters, Gayle Boles of Brush Creek, Brenda Ivy of Somerville and Debra Wasson of Chapel Hill; two sons, Dwight Nash of Nashville and Mark Nash of Kingsport; two sisters, Geneva Elrod and Juanita Martin both of Sparta; one brother, Don Nash of Cookeville; and nine grandchildren.
Services were held at 11 a.m., March 18, 2002, at East End Methodist Church in Savannah, Tenn., with burial in Swanson Cemetery in Chapel … CONTINUED


Hattie Lillian Hicks

Posted on March 25, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Hattie Lillian Hicks, 97, of Crossville, passed away March 20, 2002, in Cumberland Medical Center.
Hicks was born March 18, 1905, in Putnam County, to William and Lota Josephine Ellis Stewart.
She attended the Methodist Church and was a homemaker.
Hicks was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Lee Hicks.
Survivors include one daughter, Beatrice (Bea) Parsons of Crossville; two grandsons, Steve Parsons and his wife, Connie, of Kingston and Charles Parsons of Crossville; three great grandchildren, Matt Parsons of Bluff City and Nicole LeAnna and Shane LeAnna both of Nashville; one brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Carrie Stewart of Springfield; one sister, Noble Marie Swack of … CONTINUED


Clyde B. Dodson

Posted on March 25, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Clyde B. Dodson, 93, of Sparta, passed away March 18, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Dodson was born Sept. 29, 1908, in Van Buren County, to William Isaac Dodson and Ellen England.
He was a farmer.
Dodson was preceded in death by his wife, Tula Wright Fields Dodson; one step daughter, Colleen Fields Yoho; one step grandchild, Mary Yoho; and one brother, E. Rodger Dodson.
Survivors include one sister, Grace Olexy of Sparta; one brother, R. Duke Dodson of Atlanta; step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren, Michele Yoho Kline, Natasha Yoho Spencer, David Yoho, Mary Spencer, and Peter Yoho all of Wisconsin.
Graveside services were … CONTINUED


John Ben (J.B.) Sparks

Posted on March 25, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

John Ben (J.B.) Sparks, 77, of Unionville, formerly of Sparta, passed away March 20, 2002, at Middle Tenn. Medical Center of Murfreesboro.
Sparks attended New Life Family Tabernacle and was retired from U.S. Pen and Pencil Co.
He was the son of George Hayden Sparks and Bessie Mae England Sparks.
Sparks was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Walker Sparks; one son, Billy Sparks; and one brother, Arnold Gene Sparks.
Survivors include two daughters, Willa Mae Hart of Unionville and Helen Bennett of Sparta; one step daughter, Judy Cook of Shelbyville; one sister, Ina Marie Thompson of Sparta; one brother, George H. Sparks Jr. of Sparta; 15 … CONTINUED


Novella Mae Richards

Posted on March 25, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Novella Mae Richards, 83, of Sparta, passed away March 22, 2002, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Richards was born May 1, 1918, in Bledsoe County, to Mary Elizabeth Martin and James Dykes.
She attended the Jehovah’s Witness Church and was self-employed in the boarding home business.
Richards was preceded in death by one daughter, Freida Adams and one sister, Beattie Hillis.
Survivors include three sons, William Templeton of Sparta, Raymond Carl Millraney of Missouri and Willie Joe Millraney of Paris; one granddaughter, Jeannie Caryl Templeton of Sparta; also 11 other grandchildren; several great grandchildren; one brother, Odie Dykes of Campaign; several nieces and nephews; and former spouse, George … CONTINUED


Confiscated weapons bring much discussion

Posted on March 21, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Emily Moorehead
During the March meeting of White County Steering Committee B, the question was asked by several commissioners of what happens to weapons confiscated as evidence by the sheriff’s department.
Harold England raised the initial inquiry, stating any weapons confiscated in the course of an investigation or crime were county property.
Then, he and other commissioners expressed the desire for an accounting of all weapons confiscated and held by the White County Sheriff’s Department.
England asked if said weapons were turned into the Circuit Court Clerk (currently Henry Foster).
Kenneth Milligan stated he had asked that question before and never received an answer, and he added it … CONTINUED


Trisdale rides his way into championship finals

Posted on March 21, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
A young man’s hobbies and interests usually change with age, but a true rodeo rider makes a commitment, which sometimes lasts a lifetime. That is why Jason Trisdale is making the most of his recent claim-to-fame and hoping to continue to hone his skills for many years.
Trisdale, 27, began his rodeo career during his senior of high school in 1992 and has continued to pursue the nationwide attraction that draws young men and women from diversified backgrounds. A mechanic when he is not on the rodeo trail, Trisdale has taken home several thousand dollars from his wins, from approximately 50 rodeos over the southeastern … CONTINUED


Upper Cumberland Showcase for Women is coming soon!

Posted on March 21, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Emily Moorehead
It’s almost here!!
The second annual Upper Cumberland Showcase for Women will arrive in just a few weeks and this year promises excitement and big prizes.
Last year marked the first year of the event, and this year the grand prize is a $3,000 shopping spree from Morgan Furniture Center.
All ticket holders will be eligible for the drawing and must be present to win.
The $3,000 shopping spree includes all merchandise of regular retail price —big screen television, entertainment center, carpeting, home furnishings, home accessories— that Morgan Furniture Center offers, and Don Blalock, owner of Morgan’s, is including sales tax in the prize amount (sales … CONTINUED


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