Monthly Archives: October 2003

Robert Castleberry

Posted on October 23, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Robert Castleberry, 82, passed away Oct. 19, 2003, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Castleberry served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a member of Camp Heights Free Will Baptist Church and Crawfish Springs Masons, in Chickamauga, Ga.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Jewell Castleberry, of Sparta; one son, F.E. “Butch” Castleberry, of San Antonio, Texas; daughters, Dianne Howell, of Cleveland, and Martha Ledford, of Nashville; one brother, Benjamin Castleberry, of Weisse, Ala.; sisters, Irene Norris, of Chickamauga, Ga., and Charletta Sutton, of Bartow, Fla.; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Graveside services were at 11 a.m., Oct. 21, 2003, at Chattanooga National … Read More


Floyd Palsgrove Jr.

Posted on October 23, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Floyd Palsgrove Jr., 75, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 22, 2003.
Palsgrove was born June 7, 1928, in Laura, Ohio, to Floyd Francis Palsgrove and Minnie Esther Buchholz.
He had served in the U.S. Army and Ohio National Guard. He had been a member of Mt. Gilead Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as assistant chief. Palsgrove was the founding member of a bus ministry at Piqua Baptist Church, in Piqua, Ohio, and was currently a member of Mount Carmel Methodist, in White County. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post #355, Fort Laramie, Ohio, where he had served as post commander. Palsgrove was also a … Read More


Sparta board okays defibrillator program

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

Mike Dickerson
The Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen took a significant step in improving health in the city by approving a defribillator program that will probably save lives in the future.
The program was explained during the regular meeting last Thursday by Mayor Tommy Pedigo.
According to Pedigo, he attended a meeting earlier in the day at White County Community Hospital, learning about the Automated External Defribillators (AED).
The units are now becoming more affordable, Pedigo stated, and they are easy to operate.
“We need to have these in schools, police cards, fire trucks, the city hall, YMCA, churches, the senior center, any public place where people … Read More


WCMS defeats Hornets in Warrior Bowl

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

Tammy Wilhite


Brown brothers sentenced in Internet drug trafficking

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

Kim Swindell Wood
A federal judge in Mobile, Ala., sentenced two Sparta brothers on Thursday to a combined 19 years, six months in prison for selling a chemical cousin of the depressant Gamma Hydroxybutyrate, or GHB.
Kevin Layne Brown, 33, and Ronald Keith Brown, 46, both of Sparta, had been selling Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) over the Internet to more than 1,000 people across the country. They were arrested Sept. 18, 2002, as a part of a nationwide operation entitled “Webslinger,” which targeted Internet-based trafficking of “date rape” drugs.
In June 2003, U.S. District Judge Charles Butler Jr. convicted the Browns. The sentencing on Thursday, which lasted approximately 30 … Read More


WCHS volleyball robbed of trip to state

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

Tammy Wilhite


Warriorettes are region tourney bound

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

Tammy Wilhite


Warriors soundly thumped by Hillsboro

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

Tammy Wilhite


Wastewater project stopped

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

Kim Swindell Wood
After several weeks of protesting Spencer’s plans to discharge its wastewater into the Caney Fork River, Friends of the Caney Fork have temporarily stopped the federal funding that would have paid for the project.
According to Ricky Dunn, president of Friends of the Caney Fork, he had spoken with John Ogden, who was overseeing the grant money, which totaled $1.8 million. Ogden requested paperwork from the organization that would verify information in the permit was incorrect.
“He [Ogden] said he placed the money on hold pending further review,” said Dunn.
Saya Qualls, chemical engineer for Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), issued the permit … Read More


Inez Jolley Parris

Posted on October 20, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Inez Jolley Parris, 94, of Doyle, passed away Oct. 18, 2003.
Parris was born Jan. 7, 1909, in Pickett County to Dudley Jolley and Bertha Elder Jolley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Granville Andrew Parris and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Cleston and Helen Beeler Parris, of Knoxville, Clyde D. and Mildred Sorrell Parris, of Sparta; three grandchildren, Jeanne Parris Knight, of Kingsport, Babetta Scott and Chris Barlow, both of Sparta; five great grandchildren, Kristen, Bryan, Andrew, Leslie and Rachel and two sister-in-laws, Irene Elder, of Byrdstown and Maggie Garrett, of Sparta.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Oct. 20, … Read More


Clara Bethene Cole

Posted on October 20, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Clara Bethene Cole, 69, of Spencer, passed away Oct. 17, 2003.
Cole was born Sept. 17, 1934, in Pikeville, to Bridges Bayless and Margaret Jane Bolton.
She was of the Baptist faith and had been employed at Fall Creek Falls State Park.
Cole was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, T.B. Bayless and Garland Hink Bayless.
Survivors include her husband of fifty years, Glen ‘Red’ Cole; daughter, Glenece Cole; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jeff and Cheryl Cole and Dale Cole; grandchildren, Cody Cole and Carly Cole, all of Spencer; sisters, Neva Swafford, of Pikeville, Floella Pendergrass and her husband Bill, of Pikeville; brother, Tom … Read More


Pauline Bankston Smith

Posted on October 20, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Pauline Bankston Smith, 77, of Van Buren County, passed away Oct. 15, 2003.
Smith was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Montgomery, Ala., to General Ewell Bankston and Susie Anna Feasel Bankston.
She had been a factory worker and was a member of Shockley Church of Christ.
Smith was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James A. Smith, Jr.; brothers, C.L. Bankston, Johnny Bankston, Lewis Bankston; sisters, Ruth Bankston Walling, Pear Bankston and Willie Bea Bankston Wainwright.
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Terry Dean and Renette Smith; two grandsons and one grand-daughter-in-law, Joshua Todd Smith, Jason Dean and Angel Madewell; and one great grandchild, Ashlynn Madison Madewell, all … Read More


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