Monthly Archives: April 2004

Daisy Ilene Rogers Grissom

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

Daisy Ilene Rogers Grissom, 100, of Sparta, passed away April 16, 2004.
Grissom was born April 2, 1904, in Warren County, to Charlie Rogers and Kate Goff Rogers.
She had been a homemaker.
Grissom was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one grandson, Kenneth (Kokomo) McCormick and his wife, Geraldine, of Sparta; two step grandsons, Ricky Ballew, Nicky Ballew, both of Sparta; one brother, C.O. Rogers, of Sparta and many friends.
Services were at 2 p.m., April 18, 2004, at Hunter Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Preston Heights Cemetery, in Quebeck. Doug Goff and Bobby Wilhite officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Dale C. Speer

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

Dale C. Speer, 91, of Fern Creek, Ky., passed away April 17, 2004.
Speer was a retired teacher.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Robert M. Speer.
Survivors include her children, Betty Morrow and her husband Glenn, George Ann Holeman and her husband Ozzie, of Sparta, Bill Speer and his wife Rebecca, of Frankfort. Ky.; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m., April 21, 2004, at Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home in Shepherdsville, Ky., with burial in Brookland Cemetery.
Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Joseph John Carlson

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

Joseph John Carlson, 66, of Sparta, passed away April 14, 2004.
Carlson was born Dec. 28, 1937, in Fort Bragg, Calif., to Joseph Bertil Carlson and Adeline Mae Arnhold Carlson.
He had been a logging company driver.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Carlson, of Sparta; four children, Leslie Carlson, Kathleen Eldridge, Joseph C. Carlson, James Carlson; several aunts, uncles and cousins, in Minnesota; cousin, in California; and one grandson, Austin Carlson.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.


Marguerite Anderson Kirby

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

Marguerite Anderson Kirby, 87, of Sparta, passed away April 13, 2004.
Kirby was born April 6, 1917, in White County, to Estle Anderson and Eva Maude Cope Anderson.
She had been a homemaker.
Kirby was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill Kirby, one son, Harry Anderson and one grandson, Gregory Scott Anderson.
Survivors include one granddaughter, Christie Chantal Anderson and several cousins.
Services were at 11 a.m., April 17, 2004, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Old Zion Cemetery. Bro. Fate Wilson officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Warriorette softball blanked by Cookeville 8-0

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

Tammy Wilhite


Warriors go 4-0 in Highland Rim Invitational

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

Tammy Wilhite


Renaissance festival planned at WCMS

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

Kim Swindell Wood
White County Middle School students and faculty will travel back in time to an era that forever changed the world as they prepare for their first Renaissance Festival.
Teachers Samantha Heady and Carol Lee Mayberry are excited about the educational enlightenment of the festival, which will be April 23, 2004. Students will learn about a period in history that marked extreme changes in the world, as well as have fun dressing in the attire of the Renaissance and Medieval periods.
On April 19-22, 2004, all teachers at WCMS will incorporate lessons into their daily curriculums, which will educate students about the various aspects of society … CONTINUED


Emerson closing update

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

Kim Swindell Wood
It has been only one week since Emerson announced its closing, but employees have begun to rally together for support and reminisce about the early days of the plant.
Lifetime employees of the former Mallory Timer Co. first heard the announcement in February 1968 about a new plant coming to White County. The P.R. Mallory Company, of Indianapolis, Ind., had plans to build an 80,000 square foot electronic component factory. The announcement was made by Sparta Mayor Mose Sims and White County Judge David Snodgrass.
The plant was to be located on a 17-acre tract of land on Churchill Drive, which was the R.A. Sewell … CONTINUED


Sloan arrested; facing vehicular homicide charges

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

Jody Sliger
The April term of the DeKalb County Grand Jury has indicted Patrick Elliot Sloan, 21, of Sparta, on several charges.
Sloan was arrested April 6, 2004, and is being held in DeKalb County Jail under $200,000 bond.
Sloan was the driver of a 1994 Pontiac Bonneville that collided head-on with a 2004 Honda CRV on Highway 70 just west of the White county line on March 4, 2004.
Two died in the collision.
Ronald L. Powell, 51, a passenger in the Honda, and Cristy L. Culdwell, 18, of Dowelltown, passenger in the Pontiac, both lost their lives because of injuries from the accident.
Janice M. Powell, … CONTINUED


Ellen Willene Kell

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

Ellen Willene Kell, 82, of Warren County, passed away April 9, 2004.
Kell was born July 2, 1921, in Van Buren County, to Arcie Scott and Bette Hennessee Scott.
She had been a homemaker.
Kell was preceded in death by her parents; husband, G.L. Kell Jr.; one sister, Grace Bouldin; and one brother, Bud Scott.
Survivors include two step children, Linda Dowell, of Tyler, Texas, Ronnie Kell, of Englewood, Ohio; three sisters, Mabel Monger, of Lenoir City, Opal Hendrixson, of Detroit, Mich., Carlyn Boyd, of Spencer; three grandchildren, Randy Karolchyk, of Detroit, Mich., Gina Raplee, of Panama City, Fla., Julie Clark, of Lynn Haven, Fla.; six grandchildren; and … CONTINUED


Girls just wanna have fun

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

Jeanne Bruce
The 4th Annual Upper Cumberland Showcase for Women, to be held April 17, 2004, will be an experience to remember. Booths, food, fun, and fellowship will round out the day at the Ag Complex building on the White County fairgrounds.
Vendors and planners alike are anticipating a great day for women. Door prizes and giveaways from all the exhibitors will keep the day full of excitement. The grand prize of a living room full of furniture is bound to have ladies on the edge of their seats, when the winner is announced. Offered by Morgan Furniture, the suite is valued at $3,000.
A fashion show will … CONTINUED


Emerson shutting down after 35 years

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

Kim Swindell Wood
After almost 35 years as White County’s largest employer, Emerson Appliance Controls will be ceasing operation by June 2005.
Approximately 500 jobs will be lost when Emerson, which began in Sparta as Mallory Timers in 1968, shuts its doors in mid-2005. Local management personnel at Emerson are not allowed to comment on the situation. However, Dave Baldridge, of St. Louis, Mo., who is the spokesperson for Emerson, said increased competitive pressures in the appliance and controls industry had force Emerson to make the decision to close its manufacturing facility in Sparta.
Charles Humphrey, plant manager for Sparta’s facility, made the official announcement to employees, on … CONTINUED


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