Monthly Archives: January 2004

Warriors fall to Blue Devils 61-47

Posted on January 15, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Doris Sims

Posted on January 13, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Doris Sims, 92, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 11, 2004.
Sims was born Dec. 1, 2004, in Sequatchie County, to William Hatfield and Josephine Waters Hatfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Sam. J. Sims; four sisters; and one brother.
Survivors include one daughter, Ann Jolly and husband, Dwight, of Sparta; two sons, Mavin Sims and wife Shirley, of Doyle and George Sims and wife, Donna, of Sparta; one sister-in-law, Ann Hatfield, of Arkansas; eight grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchildren.
Services were at 1 p.m., Jan. 13, 2004, at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Bro. Jerry Barnwell officiated.


Relay For Life ready to kick off for 2004

Posted on January 12, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
White Countians have proven they are dedicated to helping in the fight against cancer, and local residents are now preparing for the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, which will be May 14, 2004, at White County Fairgrounds.
Relay For Life offers everyone a chance to participate in the battle against a disease that has literally touched the life of each individual in a community in some way. Local Relay Chairman Sylvia Kennedy said teams would camp out at the fairgrounds and take turns walking or running around the designated path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the path at all times … Read More


Donald R. Slater

Posted on January 12, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Donald R. Slater, 55, of Newburgh, Ind., passed away Jan. 5, 2004.
Slater was born Oct. 6, 1948, in Easton, Pa., to Donald Slater and Joyce Slater.
He served in the Army Reserves.
Slater was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Diana Brock Slater, of Newburgh, Ind.; one daughter, Suzanne Slater, of Greenwood; one son, David Slater and his wife, Erin, of Indianapolis, Ind.; mother, Joyce Hunsicker Slater, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; one sister, Sharon Slater Boggs, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; his father’s wife, Joan Slater, of Sagamore Hills, Ohio; mother and father-in-law, James and Lois Brock, of Sparta; sister-in-law, Catherine … Read More


Search for elderly man successful

Posted on January 12, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The pre-dawn hours of Saturday presented a scary situation for one White County family when an 87-year-old man became disoriented and apparently lost his sense of direction.
According to Deputy Jerry Cole Jr., of the White County Sheriff Department, he received a call at approximately 1:49 a.m., Jan. 10, 2004, about a man walking in the center of the road on Highway 70 West.
When Cole arrived in the area, he came in contact with Karen Blaylock, who said she was looking for her father, Emmet Keathley. Blaylock said Keathley suffered from dementia and had wandered away from their residence.
Cole immediately called out the … Read More


J. C. Griffin

Posted on January 12, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

J. C. Griffin, 71, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 10, 2004.
Griffin was born March 30, 1932, in White County, to Clenny Griffin and Berdie Elnora Dilldine Griffin.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Johnson Griffin; two daughters, Teresa Griffin, Kathy Griffin; four brothers, Bill Griffin, Claude Griffin, Milton Griffin, all of Sparta, Leslie Griffin, of North Carolina; three sisters, Elizabeth Navy, of Sparta, Hazel Walden, Rhonda Griffin, both of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Barrie Griffin, Tonya Qualls and Krystal Nash; and five great grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m., Jan. 12, 2004, at Hunter Funeral Home Chapel with burial in … Read More


Taylor appointed Doyle vice mayor

Posted on January 12, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jarrod Conner
Although Aldermen James Yates, of the Doyle Board of Mayor and Aldermen, stated loudly he would not vote for a woman, Alderwoman Cathy Taylor was elected to position of vice-mayor.
The seat of vice-mayor was vacated by Robert Meeks after his appointment to the position of mayor, following the death of Mayor George Barlow. Immediately after this matter of electing a new vice-mayor was brought before the board, Alderperson Diane Haley made a motion to appoint Taylor.
“I really can’t take this position,” said Taylor. “My work schedule wouldn’t allow me to be here all the time.”
Taylor is the director of the White County Public … Read More


Warriors split contests over the weekend

Posted on January 12, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Warriorettes keep record perfect in District 7AAA

Posted on January 12, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Michael E. Cummings

Posted on January 12, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Michael E. Cummings, 40, of Spencer, passed away Jan. 11, 2004.
Cummings was born Nov. 3, 1963, in Van Buren County, to Edward Cummings and Carolyn Boudlin Hitchcock.
He had been a bricklayer.
Cummings was preceded in death by his mother.
Survivors include one daughter, Donna Cummings, of McMinnville; father, Edward Cummings, of Spencer; one brother, Terry Lynn Cummings, of Spencer; and one sister, Heather Hitchcock, of McMinnville.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Jan. 13, 2004, at Love-Cantrell & Cope Spencer Chapel with burial in Shockley Cemetery.
Love-Cantrell & Cope Spencer Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Local extension agents explain to consumers about beef scare

Posted on January 8, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
With the recent first-ever detection in this country of “Mad Cow Disease,” local agricultural extension agents want consumers to know the food supply in still the safest in the world.
Bill Adcock, White County extension agent, and Scott Swoape, Van Buren County extension agent, both want local consumers to know the facts about Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), which is commonly referred to as Mad Cow Disease.
“We’re looking at a more wholesome and safe beef because of all the measures that the USDA and inspectors have put into place,” said Adcock.
The United States has already been protected by stringent laws that have governed the … Read More


Chamber of Commerce elects new chairman

Posted on January 8, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
A new year brought a new leader to the helm of the Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as Roy Whited was unanimously elected as chairman.
Whited, auctioneer and personal property appraiser with Tri Star Real Estate and Auction Co. Inc., took over the seat that had been held by Barbara Witzigman during the past year. The new chairman thanked everyone for their support and commended the outgoing board members for their dedication and service to the community.
Helen Pate, new board member, was elected by acclamation as vice-chairman.
Wallace Austin, Chamber president, presented Witzigman with a plaque depicting her tenure as chairman. … Read More


New Year baby arrives at WCCH

Posted on January 8, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanne Bruce
Hunter Wade Gordon arrived at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 4, 2004, to become White County Community Hospital’s first baby of the new year.
The new arrival is the son of Chris and Tammy Gordon. He weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19-1/4 inches long.
His big sister, Jennifer Buckley, was happy to make his acquaintance.
Hunter Wade’s grandparents are Michael and Diane Sakkinen, of Cookeville, and Thomas and Sue Gordon, of Douglasville, Ga.
As the New Year Baby of 2004, Hunter Wade received several gifts from both the hospital and local merchants.
White County Community Hospital provided the Tiny Toes Gift Pack, which all newborns receive, … Read More


Livingston completes sweep of Warriorettes

Posted on January 8, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


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