Monthly Archives: October 2003

Harris to be honored

Posted on October 17, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Warriorettes are one win away from state tourney

Posted on October 17, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
The Warriorettes, who are now 50-9 overall, finished as runner-up in the Region 4AAA tournament and will travel to Ooltewah tonight to take on the Lady Owls.
The loser will see their season come to an end while the winner heads to the state tournament.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite


From apples to antiques

Posted on October 17, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Coleen Gorski
Carl Brasel, the local fruit market entrepreneur decided to try something different. In fact, he decided to try something totally different.
Most people know Carl Brasel because of the fruit market that he owned for over 20 years.
But about two years ago, he decided to try something different, and going from fruits and vegetables to antiques, was just the change he needed.
He and his wife Martha, now own Brasel’s Antiques and Collectibles located on West Bockman Way, and have been there for about two years.
“We try to get something for everyone,” said Brasel. “We want to have enough different items that when you … Read More


William K. ‘Bill’ Walker

Posted on October 16, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

William ‘Bill’ K. Walker, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away Oct. 13, 2003.
Walker was born in White County, to Isaac Rice Walker and Callie Cooper Walker.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II.
Walker had been a salesman and a member and deacon of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret W. Walker; four sons, Johnny Walker, of Shelbyville, Billy Walker, of Humboldt, Tommy Walker, of Ponchatoula, La., Harold Walker, of Sparta; one daughter, Peggy Teasley, of Murfreesboro; two brothers, Jim Walker, of Sparta; Jack Walker, of Huntsville; 11 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m., … Read More


Enzonia Frierson

Posted on October 16, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Enzonia Frierson, 82, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 13, 2003.
Frierson was born Aug. 29, 1921, in White County, to Wort M. Nowlin and Carrie Lou Cummings.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Willie Frierson.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Oct. 16, 2003, graveside at Lee Cemetery. Bro. Powell will officiate.


Mack Edmonds

Posted on October 16, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mack Edmonds, 70, of Taylor, Mich., formerly of Sparta, passed away Oct. 12, 2003.
Edmonds was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife Mary E. Boswell Edmonds, of Michigan; children, Karen Ann Edmonds, Michael Edmonds, Sharon Michelle Byer, Kathleen Maureen Bauer, James Albert Edmonds and Julie Elizabeth Edmonds, all of Michigan; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; brothers, John L. Edmonds, of Manchester, Walt Edmonds, Earl Edmonds, Erbie Edmonds, all of Sparta, Waymon Edmonds, of Hermitage; and sister, Mary Lou Humphrey, of Kentucky.
Services will be at noon, Oct. 16, 2003, at Howe-Pereson Funeral Home in Taylor, Mich., with burial in Cadillac Memorial Cemetery.
Howe-Pereson Funeral … Read More


Charles Ray Stallion

Posted on October 16, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Charles Ray Stallion, 25, of Cookeville, passed away Oct. 11, 2003.
Stallion was born March 6, 1978, in Putnam Co., to Ray Stallion and Theresa Hanson Stallion.
He had been employed as a truck driver for Performance Food Group.
Stallion was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Lucille Skimmyhorn Stallion and Frances Mae Donahue.
Survivors include his parents; grandfather, Claude Stallion; brother, Andrew Stallion, of Fort Bragg, N.C.; sister, Amanda Stallion, of Cookeville; several aunts, uncles and other family members.
Services were at 11 a.m., Oct. 14, 2003, at Whitson Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Roberson Cemetery on Cherry Creek Road. Bro. Denton Ramsey officiated.
Whitson Funeral


Gene M. Webb

Posted on October 16, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Gene M. Webb, 77, of Smithville, passed away Oct. 10, 2003.
Webb was born to Herbert Webb and Sarah Jane Bain Webb.
He was formerly employed by Haley Nursery Co and was Service Manager at Amonette Nixon Chevrolet. He was the founder and owner of Flatwoods Nursery.
Webb served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a member of Webb’s Chapel Methodist Church.
Webb was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Chris Webb; four sisters, Christine Magness, Irene Webb, Prudell Judkins and Betty Jo Little.
Survivors include his wife, Rubye Webb, of Smithville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Jackie Webb, Dwayne … Read More


Tullahoma takes 42-6 win over Warriors

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

Tammy Wilhite


Warriorettes are region tourney bound!

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

Tammy Wilhite
The Warriorette volleyball team finished as the runner-up in the District 7AAA tournament behind powerhouse, Blackman.
The Warriorettes will travel to Tullahoma Tuesday night to compete in the region tournament.
They take on the host team at 6 p.m.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite


Shelbyville deals a blow to Warrior playoff hopes

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

Tammy Wilhite


Warriorettes #2 seed for District 7AAA tourney

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

Tammy Wilhite


Franklin has role in movie

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

Expositor Report
Jack Kyle Franklin, or “Jack Kyle” as he is known in the Hollywood circle, has a featured role in the newly released box office hit “Intolerable Cruelty” with Catherine Zeta-Jones, George Clooney, Billy Bob Thornton and a host of well-known actors.
Franklin was born April 7, 1968, in Knoxville, but his roots were firmly planted in Sparta. His father, Sparta attorney Jack Franklin, had joined the U.S. Army, and the family moved around the United States and Germany where Jack Kyle learned to speak German before he spoke English.
After his dad finished his service, the family moved to Sparta, back to his father’s hometown, where … Read More


Flu shots begin today at health department

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

Kim Swindell Wood
“There’s plenty of vaccine for everyone this year,” said Kendra Bailey, RN, of White County Health Department.
Flu vaccinations begin today at White County Health Department, and Bailey said state health officials are urging everyone to receive the shot this year. However, there are specific groups of the population that are considered top priority.
“Anyone age 50 and older should receive a flu vaccination,” said Bailey. “Also, anyone who has chronic health problems, young children and healthcare workers are especially at the top of the list as primary recipients of the flu shot.”
Bailey said many people are apprehensive about getting the vaccination. However, everyone … Read More


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