Monthly Archives: June 2002

Reba Eastland

Posted on June 27, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Reba Eastland, formerly of White County,
passed away on June 23, 2002, at her residence, in Bend, Oregon.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. at Mt. Gilead Cemetery with Bro. Kenneth Clayton officiating.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Patricia Ann Rice

Posted on June 27, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Patricia Ann Rice, 55, of Sparta, passed away June 21, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
She was born March 4, 1947, in Akron, Ohio, to Anthony J. and Iona B. George James.
Rice had been employed at Mallory Controls.
Survivors include one son, Jon Anthony Rice of Sparta; one step daughter, Christy Keener of Pikeville; her former husband, Jimmy Keener; one brother and sister-in-law, Wallace and Connie James, Atlanta, Ga.; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha and David McEwen and
Diane and Oscar Clarin all of Akron, Ohio, Marion and Charles Foster of Decatur, Ill. and Charlene James of San Francisco, Calif.
Graveside services were held at 1 … Read More


Bryant speaks at Republican Party meeting

Posted on June 27, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
An unexpected change of plans became the highlight of the Republican Party meeting on Monday when U.S. Congressman Ed Bryant spoke to the large crowd at the White County Courthouse.
Bryant, who had originally planned to send his son to speak on his behalf, rearranged his schedule to appear before the local party. He explained his decision to seek the U.S. Senatorial seat, which was formerly held by Fred Thompson. “My wife and I agreed if the seat came open, I would run for it,” said Bryant. “This country needs leadership and I want to be a part of it.
Guest speakers on the agenda … Read More


Cope charged with attempted murder

Posted on June 27, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dawn Bailey
Tena Gail Cope, 42, of Sparta, was arrested for attempted murder and several additional charges after Detective Allen Selby of the Sparta Police Department and the Department of Children Services worked together on an incident of child abuse on Friday.
According to authorities, Cope was placed under arrest and charged with two counts of child abuse/neglect, sexual battery and attempted murder. Cope’s bond is set for $105,000 and her court date is scheduled for June 28 at 9 a.m.
– Quebeck residence destroyed by fire
Firefighters extinguished a structure fire at the residence of Connie Clark on Tuesday evening. The home was a total loss.
Authorities … Read More


Curves of hourglass proportion at local business

Posted on June 27, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Every woman’s desire is to have a gorgeous, shapely body, and the ultimate goal is to look as good as possible with as little effort as possible. The dream has come true, with only a 30-minute workout offering astounding results at a local fitness centeer especially designed for women.
Ruth Minor, and her husband Jim, moved to Sparta four years ago. Ruth said she had been used to a regular exercise routine, and when she came to Sparta, there was no place that specialized in programs for women. “I was a very avid exercise person and taught classes,” said Ruth. “When I moved to Sparta, … Read More


James Willard Lollar

Posted on June 27, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Willard Lollar, 83, of Cookeville, passed away June 26, 2002 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Lollar was born March 22, 1918, in Kansas City, Mo. to James Harvey and Ollie Mai Hitchcock Lollar.
He was a member of Jere Whitson Church of Christ. Lollar was a veteran of World War II and a retired factory worker.
Holman was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Marie Blaylock Lollar of Cookeville; one son, David Lynn Lollar of Murfreesboro; one daughter and son-in-law, Virginia Lois and Max J. Gaw of Anderson, Ind.; one son and daughter-in-law, Junior and Lana Sue Lollar of Hilham; one sister, … Read More


Freedom’s price tag is paid by those who serve

Posted on June 27, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The day of celebration is just around the corner, and Americans are gearing up for vacations that are focused around the birth of our nation’s freedom.
Independence Day can be defined in many different ways by many different people. Most individuals simply refer to the holiday as July 4th, but the true meaning of this special tribute to our country holds a much deeper meaning for the veterans who have served in defense of America.
Donny Haley, White County superintendent of schools and a combat-wounded veteran, will be presenting a special speech on patriotism during the opening ceremonies at the July 4th celebration in White … Read More


James Louis Holman

Posted on June 27, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Louis Holman, 73, of Quebeck,
passed away June 25, 2002, at his residence.
Holman was born April 14, 1929, in White County, to Jimmy and Monerva Jane Bryant Holman.
He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and worked in construction.
Holman was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Robinson Holman of Quebeck; one son, James E. Holman of Quebeck; three daughters and one son-in-law, Jeanette Holman of Quebeck, Frances “Shortie” Poindexter of Sparta and Darlene and Royce Young of Doyle; four brothers, R.T. Holman and Ray Holman both of Sparta, Clay Holman of Pleasant Hill and Charles Holman … Read More


Martin Driver

Posted on June 27, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Martin Driver, 83, of Smithville, passed away June 24, 2002, at River Park Hospital.
Driver was retired from McMinnville Mfg. Co. and a member of the Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lizzie Driver and his parents, Lonnie and Minnie Pedigo Driver.
Survivors include one son, Willie Driver of McMinnville; one brother, Thurman Driver of Sparta; two sisters, Jennie Driver of Ohio and Katie Driver of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 11 a.m., June 26, 2002, at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Young Cemetery. Bro. Donnie Kelly officiated.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville was in charge


Dorothy Paulette Reece Landers

Posted on June 27, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dorothy Paulette Reece Landers, 49, of Smartt, passed away June 21, 2002, at River Park Hospital.
Landers was born September 17, 1952, in Warren County, to William H. and Edith C. Matthews Reece.
She was a member of the Baptist church.
Landers was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Ed Landers of Smartt; one son, Donald Hugh Pack of Smithville; five stepchildren, Jennifer Landers, William Landers, Marie Young, Shane Landers and Michelle Landers, all of Alabama; three brothers, Jerry Wayne Reece and Jimmy Hugh Reece of McMinnville and William Junior Reece of Gaston, Ind.; one sister, Helen Golden of Smithville; four grandchildren; and six … Read More


Babe Ruth All Stars win one, forfeit one

Posted on June 27, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Get ready to be beautiful

Posted on June 27, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Suzanne Dickerson
Remember how your skin feels at a young age? Remember being able to wear
shorts without showing off those purple spider veins? Time does take its toll , but now Sparta has a warrior against the time bandit and its name is TLC, Touchless Laser Clinic.
Dr. Don Pate, who is well known for his caring and concern for all his patients, saw the need for this new technology, and with his wife, Helen, who is president of TLC, has brought this innovative health care to White County.
“We love our patients, and they will always be treated with kindness and appreciation,”
said Dr. Pate, while … Read More


U.S. Bank captures Babe Ruth title

Posted on June 27, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Sparta prepares for lack of state funding

Posted on June 24, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
With the legislature still debating the budget situations, the City of Sparta is concerned about the revenue received each fiscal year from the state. On Thursday, the Board of Mayor and Alderpersons adopted an interim continuing budget to fund the city’s daily functions and services.
The current budget is in effect until June 30, 2002, and without knowledge of the state’s funding to be shared with local governments, board members voted unanimously to extend the financial plan. Alderwoman Margaret Pearson requested further explanation about the funding and stated she would like to have the board participate in a workshop before any budgetary plans were finalized.… Read More


Gribble named TSWA College All-State First team

Posted on June 24, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Country Club Scramble very competitive

Posted on June 24, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Four teams ended the 18-hole scramble at the Sparta Country Club tied at 15 under par.
The teams all head over the fairway to play off the tie on hole number one.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite


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