Monthly Archives: January 2003

Bond reduction denied for alleged multiple sexual battery offender

Posted on January 30, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Billy Jarvis
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motion requesting a bond reduction was heard by Judge Lillie Ann Sells during the Jan. 27, 2003, White County Criminal Court proceedings.
Defense attorney Joe Finley requested the court reduce the bail for his client, Eddie Dean Clark, from $50,000 to $10,000. Clark is charged with four counts of aggravated sexual battery, with two of the alleged counts reportedly against victims under the age of 10.
White County Criminal Investigator Chris Isom was called to testify on behalf of the State. Isom stated his investigation showed a pattern of criminal conduct relative to the defendant.
“My investigation revealed that he [Eddie Dean Clark] has a … Read More


Valentine’s Day can be special with Blooms for Babies 2003

Posted on January 30, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Valentine’s Day is the time when everyone’s thoughts turn to love, and tokens of affection are given to special individuals. The March of Dimes in this area has created a unique way of expressing those sentimental feelings, while also helping fight birth defects.
Blooms for Babies, which was originated in the Chattanooga office of the March of Dimes, has been a successful fundraiser. This campaign focuses on Valentine’s Day by offering individuals and companies the opportunity to purchase a vase five gorgeous purple tulips, which are purchased from Holland, and come with a clear glass, full-cut vase, with a ribbon tied around the center. The … Read More


Dorothy L. Dow

Posted on January 30, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dorothy L. Dow, 72, of Camden, passed away Jan. 27, 2003.
Dow was born Oct. 19, 1930, in Sparta, to Paul Davis and Dannie Davis.
She was a retired boat dock owner.
Survivors include her husband, Charles B. Dow; one son, Ricky Dow of Eva; one brother, Douglas Davis of Sparta; and one granddaughter, Lee Ann Dow.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Jan. 29, 2003, at Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home in Camden with burial in Phifer Cemetery. Bro. Walter Lockhart officiated.
Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home in Camden was in charge of arrangements


Arrie Lena Rice Mason Kirby

Posted on January 30, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Arrie Lena Rice Mason Kirby, 89, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 26, 2003.
Kirby was born May 10, 1913, to Georgie Rice and Novella Davidson Rice.
She had been employed at the Doyle Shirt Factory and Sparta Shirt Factory.
Kirby was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include five daughters, Lena Roberts of Walling, Dorothy Webster of Homer, Mich., Pat Hollingsworth and Sandra Spakes of Sparta and Sharon Reed of McMinnville; one son, Calvin Mason of Sparta; one sister, Clara McDonald of Doyle; 16 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Roberts Rice of Cookeville and Willie Rice of McMinnville.
Services were held at … Read More


WCHS drops two heartbreakers to Cookeville

Posted on January 30, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Amanda Lewis was four of seven from three point range tallying 14 points in Tuesday night’s game with Cookeville.
However, Cookeville swept the season series defeating the Warriorettes 46-39.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite


Horace Lynn Dewvall

Posted on January 30, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Horace Lynn Dewvall, 63, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 26, 2003.
Dewvall was born Oct. 28, 1939, in Johnson County, Texas, to Jesse and Opal Johnson Dewvall.
He had been a truck driver.
Dewvall was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Prater Dewvall of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Krystal and Michael Moore of Austin, Texas; one step daughter and husband, Donna and Jeff Biggs of Cleburne, Texas; two stepsons, Kevin Crawford and wife Rena and Stacy Crawford all of Sparta; two brothers, Ross Dewvall of Henrietta, Texas and Coleman Dewvall of Sherman, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Services were held … Read More


Something for everyone at Brasel’s

Posted on January 30, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Terri Brock
Whether you favor antique glassware, old cookbooks, collectible Barbies, or a pocket knife, Brasel’s Antiques and Collectibles has something for you.
“I want people to just come in and look around,” said owner Carl Brasel, “because if they stop in, they’ll find something they just can’t get out of here without buying.”
Located at 222 W. Bockman Way, owners Carl and Martha Brasel have definitely created a haven for a mass variety of unique treasures for all individuals.
Just one stroll through the sanctuary of antiques and collectibles and you’ll find old quilts, authentic antique paintings, antique furniture, iron skillets, oil lams, handmade crafts, isles of … Read More


Richard Davis

Posted on January 30, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Richard Davis, 49, of Folkston, Ga., passed away Jan. 24, 2003, in Folkston, Ga.
Davis was born in Madison County, Ind., to James Harold Davis and Earline Fish.
He had been a self-employed contractor.
Fish was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Davis Davis of Folkston, Ga.; two daughters, Pamela Davis of Sparta and Janice Davis of Folkston, Ga.; two sons, Robert L. Davis of Folkston, Ga. and Jeffrey A. Davis of Woodbury.; mother, Earline Fish of Sparta; one sister, Patricia Bridges of Sparta; two grandchildren, Courtney Nichole Davis and Jacob Allen Davis.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Jan. 31, 2003, … Read More


Health Council hears information about smallpox vaccinations

Posted on January 30, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Preparedness is the key to implementing a plan of action in the event of a bioterrorism act on American. With the Homeland Security Act now in place, a uniform plan has been established for all states that would be implemented if a case of smallpox were reported anywhere in the United States.
Pam Grossberg, emergency response coordination for the Upper Cumberland region, told White County Health Council members during a Tuesday meeting a $20 million grant was issued to help establish the necessary infrastructure for mass vaccination. “There will be 117 clinics across Tennessee,” she said. “However, the 14-county region within the Upper Cumberland will … Read More


Local Battle of Bulge commander places wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Posted on January 30, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Billy Jarvis
Few battles in the history of international warfare have the enduring legacy that is reserved for the Battle of the Bulge.
Perhaps it is the severe brutality resulting from two days of grueling combat that gives this epic battle a special mention in the archives of WWII history.
Or, maybe it was the momentum toward Allied victory this battle seemed to spark.
Whatever the reason, poll Americans from all generations and almost everyone has heard of the Battle of the Bulge.
Likewise, ask most residents of White County if they are familiar with Dr. Charles Mitchell and the answer is he is just as common in … Read More


Carl Hubert Dilldine

Posted on January 30, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Carl Hubert Dilldine, 75, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 27, 2003.
Dilldine was born April 3, 1927, in White County, to James Monroe and Margaret Susan Phillips Dilldine.
He was a retired police officer with the City of Sparta, where he also served as chief.
Dilldine was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Loucinda Tollison Dilldine of Sparta; one daughter, Beverly Luna of Sparta; two sons, Ricky Dilldine and Randy Dilldine both of Sparta; five grandchildren, Chris, Jimmy, Brandi, Shane and Tanner; and four great grandchildren, Aarey Ann, McKenna, Daylon and Dayston.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Jan. 30, 2003, at Hunter … Read More


Kenneth Vaughn Welch

Posted on January 30, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kenneth Vaughn Welch, 91, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 28, 2003, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Welch was born Aug. 9, 1911, in the Clifty community of White County.
He had been a loan officer with Federal Land Bank.
Welch was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ben J. Welch Sr. and Basil C. Welch; two sisters, Grace Ellen Smith and Cecil Muriel Chittick; and one grandson, Kyle Billingsley.
Survivors include his wife, Beulah Erwin Welch of Sparta; one son and daughter and daughter-in-law, James A. and Barbara Welch of McMinnville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Afif Srouji of Brentwood, Patricia and Dan Billingsley … Read More


Business of the Week

Posted on January 27, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Expositor Report
Scissor Shack offers cuts, perms, colors, manicures, highlights, waxing, pedicures and paraffin dipping.
They also carry a full line of products by Matrix and Catwalk by Tigi.
Scissor Shack is located at 767 Millers Point Road in Sparta.
Call for an appointment today at (931) 738-2500.


Bill Slatten’s record speaks for itself

Posted on January 27, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Daniel Beecher Young

Posted on January 27, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Daniel Beecher Young, 80, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 24, 2003, at Livingston Regional Hospital.
Young was born Dec. 2, 1922, in White County, to Will C. and Zemma Knowles Young.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Young had also been a merchant.
Young was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mary Ellen Taylor Young; one daughter, Brenda Elaine Young; two sisters, Mary Evelyn Young and Margie Lorene Young; and five brothers, William Findley Young, Rhea Young, Paul Young, Oliver Young and Clay Young.
Survivors include his wife, Christine Barnes Young of Sparta; three daughters and one son-in-law, Nelle Greulich and … Read More


Lyles Thomas “Tom” Frasier

Posted on January 27, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lyles Thomas “Tom” Frasier, 77, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 24, 2003, at the V.A. Hospital in Murfreesboro.
Frasier was born May 12, 1925, to Albert F. Frasier and Bessie Lyles Frasier.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Beulah Stamps Frasier; step mother, Morean Phillips Frasier; one brother, Samuel O. Frasier; one sister, Martha Baldin; one grandson; and two great grandsons.
Survivors include four daughters and two sons-in-law, Bessie Selby, Eula Faye and Bo Young, Mary and Sidney Williford and Brenda Frasier all of Sparta; two sons, Tommy Frasier and Jimmy Frasier both of Sparta; three brothers, Carl Frasier of Colorado, Robert Frasier of … Read More


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