Monthly Archives: March 2003

Rogowski’s arm carries

Posted on March 13, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Warriors to win in opener
Tammy Wilhite
Scotty Rogowski showed his form in the first outing of the season for the Warriors.
He pitched the entire game leading the Warriors to a 4-1 win over Coffee County.
He struck out 14 batters while only giving up one hit and walking only one.


Girl Scouts builds a

Posted on March 13, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

bridge to leadership
Kim Swindell Wood
Girl Scouts nationwide are celebrating Girl Scout Week with interesting and challenging activities planned to educate the members of this 91-year-old organization.
The Girl Scout tradition began on March 12, 1912, when Founder Juliette Gordon Low assembled 18 girls together in Savannah, Ga., for the first-ever Girl Scout meeting. Today, the organization offers girls of all races, ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds the opportunity to thrive by building real-life skills they will need as adults.
Girls Scouts is committed to helping today’s girls become tomorrow’s leaders. It provides girls with a wide variety of opportunities and increase skill building and responsibility. All programs … Read More


Breast cancer

Posted on March 13, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

dinner April 17
Kim Swindell Wood
“It’s not about tamoxifen, a lumpectomy or losing your hair,” said Melinda Williams, chairperson for the Breast Cancer Survivor and Scholarship dinner. “There’s just a common thread between women who have breast cancer.”
Williams said a conversation about the “common thread” had arisen during a conversation with a breast cancer survivor. “We want the people to know this isn’t a death sentence,” she said, “and this dinner will be about celebrating and defeating. It will be about winning the battle.”
However, many victims of breast cancer lose their fight for life, and the night of celebration will also pay tribute to those … Read More


Warrior soccer features senior leadership

Posted on March 13, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Jacob Ross battles with a couple of Coffee County defenders during a scrimmage this past weekend.
The Warriors opened the regular season Tuesday night with a trip to Mt. Juliet Christian Academy.
They were defeated 3-2.
The Ross brothers, Adam and Jacob, accounted for the two Warrior goals.


Richard Raymond Skelton

Posted on March 13, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Richard Raymond Skelton, 73, of Sparta, passed away March 9, 2003, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Skelton was born April 4, 1929, in Waynesboro, to James Lee Grant Skelton and Anna Mae Scott Skelton.
He was retired from the U.S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict. Skelton later worked as a heavy equipment operator.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Leo Skelton, James Skelton and Noah Brewer.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Skelton of Sparta; one son, Richard A. Skelton of Sparta; three daughters, Tresa Davies and Rosemary Skelton both of Sparta and Susan Skelton of Wisconsin; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer Davies, Joey … Read More


Bernice Barger

Posted on March 13, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bernice Barger, 82, of Cookeville, passed away March 9, 2003, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include one son, Pastor Tom Barger; one sister, Ann Allison; and two brothers, Tom Gant and Bill Gant.
Services were at 11 a.m., March 11, 2003, at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with additional services at 1 p.m., at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Milan. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home in Cookeville was in charge of arrangements.


M. Ted Dronebarger

Posted on March 13, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

M. Ted Dronebarger, 65, of Cookeville, passed away March 6, 2003, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Dronebarger was born Nov. 18, 1937, in Barberton, Ohio, to Merle T. Dronebarger Sr. and Helen Trostle Dronebarger.
He attended First Baptist Church in Cookeville and had been a truck dispatcher for C.B. Trucking.
Dronebarger was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Stokes Dronebarger of Cookeville; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ted J. Dronebarger and Mark and Tammy Dronebarger all of Cookeville and Kurt and Beverly Dronebarger of Sparta; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda and Steve Wasson of Cincinnati, Ohio, Diana and Dave Sherfey of … Read More


Resolution supports possible

Posted on March 13, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

dismissal of E-911 attorney
Kim Swindell Wood
“Everywhere I go I hear people say they want the 9-1-1 issue resolved,” said Jerry Denton, White County commissioner. “We don’t have the authority to change things, but this lets them [the E-911 board] know we’ll support them.”
Denton presented two separate resolutions to members of Steering Committee B Monday that would signify the county commission’s support should the E-911 Board of Directors choose to dismiss Mike Mahn, E-911 attorney, and Harry Cole, director. “If we’ve got a county attorney, it’s pretty ridiculous to have an E-911 attorney,” said David Copeland.
Commissioner Jerry Lowery was recently appointed to the E-911 board … Read More


Leonard C. “Pete” Dodson

Posted on March 13, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Leonard C. “Pete” Dodson, 72, of Sparta, passed away March 10, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Dodson was born June 5, 1930, in White County, to Ernest Dodson and Ida Wallace Dodson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include one brother, Chester Dodson of Cookeville.
Services were at 11 a.m., March 12, 2003, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with burial in Old Bon Air Cemetery. Bro. Jerry Young officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Music in our Schools Month

Posted on March 13, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

World of music opens doors
to unlimited opportunities
Kim Swindell Wood
“In my opinion, the way music helps in other subjects in itself is a subject worthy of study,” said Sean Powell, White County High School (WCHS) band director.
This year marks the 30th anniversary celebration of Music in our Schools Month, and Powell is excited about the special concerts this month, which will feature both the WCHS band and choir. The Coffeehouse Concert performance on Tuesday was a huge success, and another concert is planned for 7 p.m., March 27, 2003, at the WCHS Multipurpose Room.
Powell, who has been teaching band at WCHS and White County … Read More


Phil David Troglen

Posted on March 10, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Phil David Troglen, 55, of Sparta, passed away March 2, 2003, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Murfreesboro.
Troglen was born Feb. 26, 1948, in Sparta, to Johnny Lewis and Beulah Cope Troglen.
He had been a mechanic.
Troglen was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jackie Troglen.
Survivors include his wife, Susan D. Troglen of Cookeville; one son and daughter-in-law, Shawn David and Brandy Troglen of Sparta; two granddaughters, Ashlyn Victoria Troglen and Laurissa Skylar Parrish both of Sparta; and one brother, Jim Troglen of Doyle.
Services were at 2 p.m., March 6, 2003, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Plainview Cemetery. Rev. … Read More


James W. Yates

Posted on March 10, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James W. Yates, 76, of Sparta, passed away March 3, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Yates was born Jan. 26, 1927.
He had served in the U. S. Army during World War II.
Graveside services will be at 9:30 CST at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Rev. Marion Hancock Jr.

Posted on March 10, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Rev. Marion Hancock Jr., 61, of Livingston, passed away March 5, 2003, at Overton County Nursing Home in Livingston.
Hancock was born June 27, 1941, in Jasper, to Marion Hancock Sr. and Reba Wright Hancock Hillis.
He was a member of the Livingston Church of God.
Hancock was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Patsy Parrill.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Ledford Hancock of Livingston; two daughters, Cathey Hancock Leverette of Shelbyville and Gail Carr of Cookeville; three sons, Eric Hancock and Lynn Hancock both of Cookeville and Paul Hancock of Gainesboro; three step daughters, Kathy Cross of Monroe and Sherra Garrett and Tammy White … Read More


Mattie Lee Mitchell

Posted on March 10, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mattie Lee Mitchell, 77, of Spencer, passed away March 8, 2003, at River Park Hospital in McMinnville.
Mitchell was born Aug. 28, 1925, in White County, to Drew Mitchell and Betty Wilson Mitchell.
She attended the Church of God and was a retired factory worker.
Mitchell was preceded in death by her husband, William Mitchell.
Survivors include three sons, Billy Mitchell, Harold Glenn Mitchell and Fred Eugene Mitchell all of Spencer; grandchildren; great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be at 2 p.m., March 11, 2003, at the Love-Cantrell & Cope Spencer Chapel with burial in Town Cemetery in Van Buren County. Darell Manus and … Read More


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