Monthly Archives: April 2003

James August Martin

Posted on April 14, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James August Martin, 25, of Sparta, passed away April 13, 2003.
Martin was born Dec. 15, 1977, in Schenectady, N.Y., to James Martin and Daina V. Laube.
He was employed at Scepter Hardwoods.
Martin had served in the U.S. Marines.
Survivors include his mother, Daina Brown of Sparta; three sisters, Kimberly Martin of Sparta and Missy Wiggins and Tina Martin both of Georgia; and step father, Kenneth Brown of Sparta.
Services will be at 1 p.m., April 16, 2003, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with burial in New Bon Air Cemetery.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Maria Roberta Hatcher

Posted on April 14, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Maria Roberta Hatcher, 83, of Poinciana, Fla., passed away April 1, 2003, at Osceola Regional Medical Center in Florida.
Hatcher was born July 23, 1919, to Herman and Alberta Burton Turner.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Pauline Butler.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Hatcher of Florida; two adopted children, Marlene Hatcher of Maryland and Walter C. Hatcher of Florida; adopted grandchild, Maria Johnson of Maryland; one sister, Inez Holt of Sparta; one niece, Roberta Verble of Nashville; one nephew, Larry Butler of New Jersey; one great niece, Desiree Shelton of Nashville; two great nephews, Lawrence Shelton and Orlando Shelton, both of Nashville; … Read More


Riverdale powers by Warrior baseballers

Posted on April 14, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Checking in with the WCHS tennis team

Posted on April 14, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Rallying around the Relay

Posted on April 14, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
“I’m very excited,” said Missy Simmons, team captain for Wal-Mart’s Relay For Life team. “My nephew died with a rare form of cancer when he was 13, and I wanted to carry on his legacy.”
Simmons, like so many of the participants in White County’s 2003 Relay For Life, has been touched by cancer. Several relatives have succumbed to the disease, while others have survived because of the research of the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Wal-Mart was the first team to turn in their registration money. According to Simmons, more than 20 employees have already signed up to participate in the May 16, 2003, event, … Read More


Local businesses showcased at third annual Women’s Show

Posted on April 14, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Billy Jarvis
Fashion, entertainment and an intriguing showcase of more than 40 vendors combined to offer something for everyone during the third annual Women’s Show at the White County Agricultural Complex on April 12.
Once again, the annual Expositor April event recognized a capacity crowd as several merchants featured spring fashion shows throughout the day. Big J Jewelry,
The Green Apple, Cute as a Button, Fred’s, Jongee’s Gifts and Fine Furnishings and Ready, Set, Grow provided individual fashion shows featuring more than 50 models sporting this season’s men’s and women’s fashions. As Cookeville merchant Susan Chaffin explained, the annual Women’s Show has broad area appeal.
“This is our … Read More


White County man dies in Sunday morning accident

Posted on April 14, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Expositor Report
A White County man lost his life a one-vehicle accident early Sunday morning.
James August Martin, 25, of Jordan Road, was traveling east on Highway 70 East, at approximately 1 a.m., April 13, 2003, when he apparently lost control of his BMW convertible near the E-911 Communications Center. The vehicle traveled into the woods, hitting several trees, before coming to rest on its side.
Assisting at the scene were White County Sheriff Department, BonDeCroft Volunteer Fire Department, White County EMS and Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Authorities were at the site of the accident until approximately 5:30 a.m.


Ellen Julia England Bradley

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

Ellen Julia England Bradley, 79, of Sparta, passed away April 8, 2003, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Bradley was born April 5, 1924, in Monterey, to Rush Hardy and Nancy Lou Ellen Riddle England.
She was a retired factory worker.
Bradley was preceded in death by one son, Michael Bradley; husband, Hayden Bradley Sr.; four brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Lou Nell and Arlie Montgomery of Sparta; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Hayden Bradley Jr. and Linda Faye Bradley of Sparta and Jack Bradley and Bruce Bradley both of Cookeville; 11 grandchildren, Janice Storz, Shirley Odell, Debbie Patterson, Linda Brown, Douglas Montgomery, Vanessa … Read More


Lonnie Hale

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

Lonnie Hale, 77, of Spencer, passed away April 9, 2003, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Hale was born May 6, 1925, in Van Buren County.
He attended the Church of Christ
and had been a member of the rescue squad.
Hales
was preceded in death by his wife, Mamie Oakwood Hale; one grandson, Charles Leslie Gilbert Jr.; parents, Mary Ann Yates and Jeff Hale; five brothers, Clennie Hale, Noah Hale, Arline Hale, L.V. Hale and J.L. Hale; one sister, Lennie Sullivan; and one half-sister, Lela Madewell.
Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Lydia Boyd and Ann and Larry Shockley all of Spencer; one step son and wife, … Read More


Shaping up with Curves

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

Kim Swindell Wood
“I know what it’s like,” said Patty Thelen, new owner of Curves, in Sparta. “I knew the program was successful when I lost weight totally by exercise and no dieting.”
Thelen joined Curves in Crossville in September 2002, and has gone down two dress sizes. In December 2002, she heard Sparta’s Curves location was for sale and decided that to pursue the business venture.
Curves exercise program allows a woman to get a complete aerobic and strength training workout in just 30 minutes. The system is built around easy-to-learn hydraulic resistance machines. “If you take 30 minutes three times a week, you’ll get results,” said … Read More


Baseball blanked by #4 ranked Riverdale

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

Tammy Wilhite


Farley in critical condition at Erlanger after alleged assault

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

Billy Jarvis
An alleged aggravated assault on the afternoon of April 4 resulted in a Sparta man being life-flighted to Erlanger Medical Center.
According to a report released by the Sparta Police Department, officers were dispatched to the park on Klondike Street at approximately 4:22 p.m. in reference to an assault complaint. Upon arrival, officers located Johnny Farley, age 46, of King Street, lying unresponsive on a picnic table. White County E.M.S. was alerted to the scene, and Farley was transported to White County Community Hospital before being life-flighted to Erlanger Medical Center as a result of apparent severe head trauma.
John Roberts Jr., age 28, of Taft … Read More


Seller concerns heard

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

Beer board
levies fines
Mike Dickerson
The Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen, acting as the city beer board, levied fines and listened to beer sellers concerns at a meeting Thursday, April 3.
The board convened to review action concerning the permits held by the businesses, after a sting operation caught six local sellers neglecting to ask for identification, and consequently selling beer to an operative with the Tennessee
Alcoholic Beverage Commission who was under the age of 21.
The operation was conducted by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission and the Sparta Police Department. Five of the businesses (Food Lion was granted a continuance in court) appeared in … Read More


Warrior tennis gets first victory of season

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

Tammy Wilhite


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