Monthly Archives: August 2003

Captain D’s is coming to Sparta

Posted on August 22, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
The northeast corner of Highway 111 and Bockman way is getting a facelift. Actually a face-down. The hill that has held up the home of Maxine Hudson since 1954 is going to have quite a bit of its dirt moved to allow Captain D’s to bring its fresh catch to Sparta. The entrance will be located on Churchill Drive.
Bryan Stanley, with Great Southern Development of Nashville, teamed up with Captain D’s to find the perfect location, and this will change the look of the west side of Sparta forever.
The bulldozers will only leave about seven feet on the Bockman Way side and approx four … Read More


Three strikes for county budget

Posted on August 22, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Several commissioners had hoped “third time’s a charm” for the White County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday. However, for what is believed to be the first time in White County history, commissioners have voted down the budget, for the third time, for the upcoming fiscal year.
B.K. Luna was the first commissioner to speak about the current status of the budget. “Before we vote, we have to consider we sent this budget back to be cut,” he said. “We have a sheriff that needs deputies. We’re voting on the same thing we voted on the first time.”
Luna made a motion to amend the proposed … Read More


Enjoy the celebration

Posted on August 22, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Coleen Gorski
From Aug. 20 -30, 2003, Tennessee walking horse lovers will be celebrating the historic Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.
This year will be the 65th annual event, and as always, Shelbyville will host the long-time tradition.
Fans, trainers and owners from all over the country will attend and participate in the event. Nearly a quarter of a million tickets are sold to fans from more than 40 states to enjoy the excitement of the event. The 10-day national event includes day and night showings, horse sales, ceremonies and a dog show.
Randy Young, of Sparta, trains Tennessee Walking horses at D & R Stables, which is … Read More


Everyone lives in a watershed

Posted on August 22, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
White County Executive Herd Sullivan served as host for the Caney Fork Watershed Stakeholder Community Meeting on Aug. 19, 2003, at the Sparta Civic Center. The meeting was coordinated by the Cumberland River Compact for Caney Fork River Watershed Stakeholders.
According to Karen Smith, Watershed coordinator, the compact is a non-confrontational, non-profit organization whose mission is to “enhance the water quality of the Cumberland River and its tributaries through education and by promoting cooperation among citizens, businesses and agencies in Kentucky and Tennessee.”
“We work the Cumberland River Basin,” said Smith. “It begins in Harland, Ky., and dips down into Tennessee and ends up back where … Read More


Warriorettes are “Set to Kill” this weekend

Posted on August 22, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Friday night football goes live this week!

Posted on August 22, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Bobby Parks

Posted on August 21, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bobby Parks, 69, of Rossville, Ga., passed away Aug. 9, 2003.
Parks served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was retired from Covenant Transport.
He was preceded in death his parents, Bob Parks Sr. and Easter Parks and two brothers, Johnny Parks and Clyde Parks.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Parks, of Rossville, Ga.; four daughters, Mary Headrick and Charlotte Ladd, both of Rossville, Ga., Elaine Qualls, of Nashville, and Cathy Lance, of Crossville; two sons, Charlie Parks, of Rossville, Ga., and Michael Parks, of Crossville; two step sons, Shelby Potter, of Ringgold, Ga., and Bill Potter, of Crossville; two step daughters, Bertha Goff, of … Read More


J.C. Conley

Posted on August 21, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

J.C. Conley, 73, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 19, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Conley was born Aug. 1, 1930, in White County, to Herman Conley and Nora Clouse Conley.
He had been a truck driver for Real Transportation.
Conley was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, J.C. Conley Jr. and James Curtis Conley; and two brothers, Quinton Conley and Milburn Conley.
Survivors include his wife, Melba Conley, of Sparta; one daughter, Jackie Conley, of Sparta; one son, Gary Simmons, of Antioch; two sisters, Naomi Keathley, of Sparta, and Nell Royer, of Louisiana; two brothers, Kenneth Conley and Doug Conley, both of Sparta; one grandchild, … Read More


Herbert Gene Davis

Posted on August 21, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Herbert Gene Davis, 56, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 18, 2003.
Davis was born March 17, 1947, in White County, to Virgil and Myrtle Fletcher Davis.
He had been a carpenter.
Davis was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Davis, and two brothers, Charlie V. Davis and Jimmy Lee Davis.
Survivors include his mother, Myrtle Fletcher Davis, of Sparta; two daughters, Norma Jean Keathley, of Casco, Mich., and Teri Farris, of Sparta; one sister, Frances Rich, of Sparta; four grandchildren, Donnie Cross, Christopher Williams, Haley Davis Keathley and Anthony Farris; one uncle, Bob Davis, of Hangertown, Ind.; and four aunts, Cora Dockery, Vera Fletcher, Margie Fletcher and … Read More


Mary Simmons Yearwood

Posted on August 21, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mary Simmons Yearwood, 52, passed away Aug. 20, 2003.
Yearwood was born July 7, 1951, in Van Buren County, to J.C. Simmons and Katie Bickford Simmons.
She attended Findlay Church of Christ and had been employed at Southern Wood Products, in Sparta.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jeff and Denis Barnes, John Barnes and Jason and Tasha Johnson, all of Sparta; one brother, Kenny Simmons, of Spencer; and five grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Aug. 22, 2003, at Love-Cantrell & Cope Spencer Chapel with burial in Simmons Cemetery, in White County. Kenneth Bray will officiate.
Love-Cantrell & Cope Spencer Chapel is in charge of


Harold Eugene Young

Posted on August 21, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Harold Eugene Young, 66, of Sparta, was called by home by his Lord and Savior on Aug. 16, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Young was born Dec. 30, 1936, in DeKalb County, to Oscar W. and Ollie Mae Adcock Young.
He was a member of Indian Mound The Baptist Church and retired from Goodyear as a mechanic.
Young was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Calbert and Barnett Young; and one sister, Ruth Adcock Taylor.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Graham Young; two sons and one-daughter-in-law, Ricky Young, of Sparta, and Mark and Sylvia Young, of Lebanon; one daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Ray Murdock, … Read More


Lorelle King

Posted on August 21, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lorelle King, 85, of Cookeville, passed away Aug. 17, 2003, at Bethesda Healthcare Center.
King was born Sept. 6, 1917, in Putnam County, to Clennie and Rebecca Allen Wilmoth
She was a member of Knights Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
King was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chester King; one grandson, Mike Fields; one sister, Jewell Bartlett; two sons-in-law, Bill Fields and Willie Demps Cunningham Jr. and one brother, Clifton Wilmoth.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Thelma Cunningham, Jerry and Velma Peek and Ronnie and Martha Lafever, all of Cookeville; three sisters, Ornie B. Montgomery and Rilda Ford, both of Sparta, and Catherine Dyer, … Read More


James A. (Punch) Taylor

Posted on August 21, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James A. (Punch) Taylor, 79, passed away Aug. 18, 2003, in Lake Placid, Fla.
Taylor was born April 27, 1924, in White County, to Toy and Lena May Martin Taylor.
He was a member of Sparta First United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge #375, in Donelson, and the American Legion. Taylor was a retired salesman with a snack company.
Taylor was preceded in death by one daughter, Gail Taylor; one son, Guy H. Taylor; and two brothers, Harold T. Taylor and John M. Taylor.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly A. Taylor, of Sebring, Fla.; one daughter, Diane Taylor Sawyer, of Deltona, Fla.; one son, James Mike Taylor, of Memphis; … Read More


WCMS football victorious at Jamboree

Posted on August 19, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


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