Monthly Archives: March 2004

WCHS softball splits with Livingston

Posted on March 19, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Board makes plans for 2004 White County Fair

Posted on March 19, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanne Bruce
The White County Fair Board had their monthly meeting on March 16, 2004 in the John White building. The Ag complex building, the usual meeting place was occupied, so the group enjoyed a meeting near the fireplace.
Plans for the upcoming fair were discussed, with specifics to be ironed out over the next few months. Members discussed adding divisions to various classes, and changes to event schedules.
“If there are no monetary changes, we can make scheduling changes without board approval,” said Paul Bailey, fair board president.
In other fair business, the group heard from Christy Hampton, promotions director at The Expositor, about a flat rate … Read More


Reaching out to help others

Posted on March 19, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The journey down an unknown path can be a frightening experience, and for women with breast cancer, choosing the right direction can be an overwhelming decision.
Many questions enter the mind of a woman who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer, but the American Cancer Society wants to help by providing a “listening ear” with volunteers from the Reach to Recovery program. For six White County women, this program has become their mission, because they understand about the emotion associated with the devastating diagnosis. They are breast cancer survivors.
These brave and courageous women have chosen to reach out to other women who are … Read More


Women’s Show set for April

Posted on March 19, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanne Bruce
Plans are shaping up for the Annual Women’s Show, a production of The Expositor. More than 40 vendors will be showing their wares at the event that will take place at the Ag Complex on the White County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., April 17, 2004.
Several vendors will have games and door prizes throughout the day that is specifically planned with women in mind. Skin care, interior decorating, beauty products, jewelry, health screenings and information will be available, along with fashion shows, live demonstrations, and workshops.
“It’s a great day for women to come and do something for themselves,” said Christy Hampton, promotions director at … Read More


Taking ‘The Challenge’

Posted on March 19, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanne Bruce
The Lifestyle Challenge is officially underway. Several people came to White County Community Hospital on March 15, 2004, to kick off the first day of 10 weeks to better health.
“I signed up 114 people yesterday, but I’m sure there were more that saw the big line and didn’t stay,” said Jody Sliger, staff writer for The Expositor.
The clinic building near the hospital was overflowing from 4-7 p.m. for the health fair, offered in conjunction with The Lifestyle Challenge. Participants were weighed, and the following items were measured: blood pressure, grip strength, pulse rate, body mass index, and waist and hip measurements.
“It was tremendous,” … Read More


Warrior baseball suffers pair of losses

Posted on March 19, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


L.T. Gibbs

Posted on March 18, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

L.T. Gibbs, 79, of Sparta, passed away on March 16, 2004.
Gibbs was born March 25, 1924, in White County, to Henley Henry Gibbs and Sally Young Gibbs.
He was a wood manufacturer at Sparta Spoke Factory.
Gibbs was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Loretta Gibbs; and two grandchildren.
Survivors include Allie and Richard Posekany of Sparta; three daughters, Roberta Burton of Sparta, Judy Barns and Sarah Lynn Gibbs, both of Cookeville; two sons, Stanley Gibbs and Clifford Gibbs, both of
Sparta; one sister, Jeanetta Brimer of Sparta; two brothers, Leonard Gibbs and Stanford Gibbs, both of Sparta; and two special friends, Christina and Kevin … Read More


Laura J. Clendenon

Posted on March 18, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Laura J. Clendenon, 76, of White County, passed away March 16, 2004, at White County Community Hospital.
Clendenon was born March 20, 1927, in Van Buren County, to Will B. Hendley and Laura Josephine Mosley Hendley.
She was of the Methodist denomination and had been a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Laura Sue and Johnny Sherrell and Lillian Diana and Randy Young, all of Sparta; one son, James William Clendenon, of Spencer; two sisters-in-law, Eula Mae Hale, of Spencer, and Vivian Clendenon, of Manchester; grandchildren, Julie and David Allen, of Sparta, Angela Barden, of McMinnville, Mary Joe Hill, Laura May and David Stoll, Heather Forsythe, April … Read More


Samuel Ernest Dunson

Posted on March 18, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Samuel Ernest Dunson, 59, of Baxter, passed away March 14, 2004, at University of Medical Center, in Lebanon.
Dunson was born Feb. 15, 1925, in Huntsville, Ala., to Sam and Cordia Herron Dunson.
He attended Bussell Church of Christ and was a retired foreman from Norwalk Furniture.
Dunson was preceded in death by his parents; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Taylor and Alice Thomas; and one grandson, Chad Nabors.
Survivors include his wife, Flora Dee Thomas Dunson, of Baxter; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda and Steve Blair and Elaine and Ronnie Nabors, all of Baxter, and Onita Rutherford, of Carthage; one son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Pam Dunson, … Read More


Ben Franklin “Frank” Meadows

Posted on March 18, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ben Franklin “Frank” Meadows, 74, of White County, passed away March 12, 2004,
Meadows was born Oct. 20, 1929, in Cumberland County, to Ben Meadows and Bertha Mae Hodge Meadows.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and had been a produce gardener.
Meadows was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James H. Meadows and Leon Meadows; and one sister, Francis Meadows.
Survivors include one daughter, Ruth Lewis, of the Clifty community; two grandchildren, Darrick Lewis and Nichole Lewis; one brother, John Meadows, of the Derossett community; and three sisters, Dorothy Taylor, of the Derossett community, Blanch Young, of Kingston, and Marion Booker, … Read More


J.B. Madewell

Posted on March 18, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

J.B. Madewell, 72, of White County, passed away March 15, 2004, at White County Hospital.
Madewell was born June 12, 1931, in Van Buren County, to Clarence Madewell and Minnie Louise McCormick Madewell.
He had attended Clark Chapel Church of God and was in the timber and sawmill business.
Madewell was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Madewell; two sisters, Samantha McKeehan and Yuvonna Moore; and one brother, Clarence Smith Madewell.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, Vivian and Ronnie Measles, Dwayne and Lema Madewell, Marilyn and Tim Burger, Elizabeth Fisher, Darlene Bennett, Lorenda Bennett and Alan Bennett, all of Spencer, Patricia and Jacque Dubose, of … Read More


Eula Mae Johnson

Posted on March 18, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Eula Mae Johnson, 84, of Sparta, passed away March 14, 2004.
Johnson was born July 21, 1919, in Putnam County, to Cyrus Dillard Massa and Lena Almada Massa.
She had been a homemaker.
Johnson was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wheeler Johnson; one brother, Hulon Massa; and one grandson, Freddie Clark.
Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Clark, of Sparta; one son, Don Johnson, of Sparta; and three sisters, Marie Duncan, of Cookeville, Roberta Rice, of Baxter, and Hilda Massa, of Lebanon.
Services were at 1 p.m., March 17, 2004, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Bro. Dewight Fuqua officiated.… Read More


WCHS soccer ready to kick it in 2004

Posted on March 16, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


March finds Harper in a familiar place

Posted on March 16, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


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