Monthly Archives: October 2003

New York Grill offers a different taste

Posted on October 28, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Coleen Gorski
Garing, a New York native, came to Tennessee five years ago with the intent of building a vacation home, which ended up being his permanent one.
He held such an appreciation for the area, that by the time their home was completed, he and his family decided to stay and build their Country Store. “I wanted to be a part of the community,” said Garing, “and this is a nice place and I’m proud to be here.”
That was four years ago, and within the last six months, his County Store has been transformed into the New York Grill, an extraordinary sports grill and family restaurant, … CONTINUED


Teacher cleared in spanking incident

Posted on October 28, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
According to White County School Superintendent Donny Haley, a Woodland Park teacher has been cleared of any wrongdoing in a spanking incident that occurred Oct. 13, 2003.
“A Department of Human Services investigation team found that there was no intent to harm the child, so, therefore, there was no need to further the investigation,” said Haley, on Friday afternoon.
The Woodland Park teacher became the center of controversy when a Channel 2 news crew appeared at the school on the afternoon of Oct. 14, 2003. Gary Sparkman, principal, said he did not speak with the Channel 2 reporters, but said he was aware the reporters … CONTINUED


Warriors win region thriller against Overton

Posted on October 28, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Charles Noyce Burns

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

Charles Noyce Burns, 76, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 25, 2003.
Burns was born March 8, 1927, in White County, to John Burns and Artha Norris Burns.
He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.
Burns was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Letta Burns, of Sparta; daughter, Kellye Burns LaFever, of Sparta; two brothers, Robert Burns, of Pennsylvania and Henry Burns, of Illinois; and one sister, Nell Young, of Sparta.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Oct. 28, 2003, at West Sparta Church of Christ with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Bro. Chad Ramsey, Bro. Ken Bray and Bro. Charlie Myers … CONTINUED


Ethel Holloway Lanier

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

Ether Holloway Lanier, 85, of Wilksboro, N.C., formerly of White County, passed away Oct. 24, 2003.
Lanier was born Dec. 17, 1917, in White County, to Thomas Brutrand Holloway and Eva Young Holloway.
She was the co-owner of Freedman Music and Loan.
Lanier was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Lanier; sister, Eva Marlow; and two brothers, Joe Holloway and Howard Young.
Survivors include daughter, Janice Hayes, of Florence, Ala., and one brother, Eugene Holloway, of Pleasant Hill.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Oct. 29, 2003, at DeRossett Church of Christ with burial in Stringtown Cemetery. Bro. Gene Holloway will officiate.
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Norma Gayle “Honey” Jeter

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

Norma Gayle ‘Honey’ Jeter, 63, of Michigan, passed away Oct. 19, 2003.
Jeter was born Feb. 6, 1940, in Victoria, Va., to Thomas Algie Jeter and Hallie Rhea Vinson Jeter.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include two sisters, Sandra Clouse and Glinda F. Fragale; two nieces, Jessica Fragale and Elizabeth Kitchen; aunts and uncles, Mary McBride, of Sparta, Mr. and Mrs. James Selby, of Sparta, Margie Jerkins, of Newport News, Va., Doris Slaughter, of Victoria, Va.; and many cousins.
Services were at 1 p.m., Oct. 23, 2003, at Dyer Funeral Home, Cookeville, with burial in Cookeville City Cemetery. Rev. T. J. Bennett officiated.
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Waymon H. Tindell

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

Waymon H. Tindell, 86, of Hoschton, Ga., passed away Oct. 15, 2003.
Tindell was born in Walling, to Garner and Anne Tindell.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II along with four of his brothers. He had been stationed in the Aleutian Islands.
Tindell was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Alvin Bill Tindell, Vernon Tindell; sister-in-law, Edna Tindell; two brothers-in-law, Claude Johnson and Wilson Howard.
Survivors include his wife, Eudene Tindell, of Hoschton, Ga.; son Ted Tindell, of New Orleans, La.; two brothers, Roy Tindell, of Doyle and Henry Tindell, of Quebeck; two sisters, Etta Johnson, of McMinnville, Elizabeth Howard, of Sparta; … CONTINUED


Willie Elizabeth Driver

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

Willie Elizabeth Driver, 83, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 25, 2003.
Driver was born Sept. 3, 1920, in White County, to William Joseph Lamb and Sallie Roberts Lamb.
She had been employed at a shirt factory.
Driver was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Burrell Denny Driver; and brothers and sisters.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Tommie Driver, of Bowling Green, Ky.; sister, Mollie Cope, of Sparta; grandson, Scott Driver and his wife, Sally, of Pinhurst, N.C. and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Oct. 28, 2003, at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Bro. Jerry Pullum will … CONTINUED


Almon Griffin

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

Almon Griffin, 74, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 24, 2003.
Griffin was born Dec. 26, 1928, in White County to Ransom Griffin and Edna Caldwell Griffin.
Griffin served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
He had been a carpenter.
Griffin was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Donald Cannon and two brothers, Harold Griffin and Martin Ross Griffin.
Survivors include his wife, Coby Lee Rittenberry Griffin; one son Joe Edward Griffin, both of Sparta; seven daughters, Devetta Keller, of Warren, Mich., Linda Kay Ridgeway, of Royal Oak, Mich., Daisy Croady, of Taylor Mich., Debbie Cole, of Sparta, Diane Austin, of Crossville, Barbara Heady, of … CONTINUED


Ellen Hash Nicolas

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

Ellen Hash Nicholas, 70, of McMinnville, passed away Oct. 23, 2003.
Nicholas was born Aug. 24, 1933, in Warren County, to Charlie Leighton Hash and Gladys Hash.
She was a retired receptionist and former nurse’s aide.
Nicholas was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include her husband, Everett Nicholas, of McMinnville; mother, Gladys Hash, of McMinnville; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Melody Christian, of McMinnville; sisters, Dorothy Daniels, of McMinnville, and Francis Gay, of Smithville; brothers, C. L. Hash, of Walling, John Hash, Larry Hash, of McMinnville; grandsons, Scottie Christian and T.J. Christian and his wife, Debbie.
Services were at 1 p.m., Oct. 25, 2003, at McMinnville … CONTINUED


Mary Kathleen “Kathy” Swallows

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

Mary Kathleen ‘Kathy’ Swallows, 39, of Quebeck, passed away Oct. 24, 2003.
Swallows was born Sept. 2, 1964, in Warren County, to William Dyer and Linda Faye Boyd.
She had been a factory worker.
Swallows was preceded in death by her mother.
Survivors include her husband, Jeffrey K. Swallows; two sons, Stephen J. Swallows and Dakota L. Swallows, all of Quebeck; father, William Dyer, of Morrison; one sister, Teresa M. Pelham, of McMinnville; grandmother, Dola Boyd, of McMinnville; and nephew, Cody L. Bottoms, of McMinnville.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Oct. 27, 2003, at Hunter Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Preston Heights Cemetery. Bro. Fate Wilson … CONTINUED


Sheena Ann Roberts

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

Sheena Ann Roberts, 18, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 22, 2003.
Roberts was born Jan. 8, 1985, in Putnam County, to Fred Randall Roberts and Brenda Joan Howard Roberts.
She was a member of First Baptist Church. She was a student at Motlow College and had been employed at Video Max, Sparta.
Roberts was preceded in death by her grandmother, Doris Howard.
Survivors include her parents, one brother, Bradley Howard Roberts; cousin, Ted Neil Howard Jr., all of Sparta; grandparents Horace Herbert Howard, of Walling; Gladys Ann Roberts Garrell, of Sparta, great grandmother, Daisy Belle Young, of Sparta; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Services were at … CONTINUED


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