Monthly Archives: April 2004

Calvin Arnold

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

Calvin Arnold, 63, of Spencer, passed away April 4, 2004.
Arnold worked for National Linen Service for 36 1/2 years.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Bost Arnold, of Spencer; one daughter, Lisa Annette Hancock and her fiance, Tom Johnson, of Crossville;
one son and daughter-in-law, Calvin Wesley Jr. and Tammy Arnold, of Pisgah, Ala.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Gail and Tommy Sims, of Sevierville, Patricia and Bud House, of Pisgah, Ala., Tonya and Michael Helton, of Chattanooga;
one brother and sister-in-law, Billy Jack and Sue Arnold, of Spring City; five grandchildren; four step grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Services were graveside at 2:30 p.m., April 6, 2004, at … CONTINUED


Willie Joe Hall

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

Willie Joe Hall, 69, of Nashville, formerly of White County, passed away April 6, 2004.
Hall was born Nov. 1, 1934, in White County to Joe James Hall and Mattie Simmons Hall.
He had been a sheet metal worker.
Hall was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Flora Ann Lack Hall.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Lack, of Carthage, Gail Ann Hall, of Nashville; two sons, Joe Ray Hall, of Ashland City, Gary Wayne Hall, of Nashville; one brother, Howard Hall, of Nashville; nephew, Bobby Hall, of Dowelltown; ten grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Services will be at 11 a.m., April 10, 2004, at Hunter Funeral … CONTINUED


John Art Miner

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

John Art Miner, 95, of Sparta, passed away April 5, 2004.
Miner was born Dec. 19, 1908, in Liberty, Mo., to John Emery Miner and Julie Isabelle Bequett Miner.
He had been a salesman.
Miner was preceded in death by his wife, Annabelle Eller Key Miner.
Survivors include one daughter, Janet Lachman, of Houston, Texas; one stepson, Tillitson Key, of Sparta; sister, Imogena Holtman, of Arizona; brother, Bill Miner, of Florida; brother-in-law, Herman Eller, of Sparta; two sisters-in-law, Jewell Prater, of Sparta, Gladys Greene, of Harriman; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.


William Harry Camp

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

William Harry Camp, 94, of Sparta, passed away March 27, 2004.
Camp was born Oct. 5, 1909, to Harry Camp and Lena Breeding Camp.
He served in World War II, received the Purple Heart and was a member of the VFW. Camp was a retired letter carrier, was a Rotarian of long standing and was active in the Sparta Senior Citizen Center.
Camp was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth Wilhite Camp; one sister, Frances Camp; four brothers, Jim Camp, Scott Camp, Frank Camp, and Lucius Camp.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary C. Pruett and her husband, Bob, of Granville; one son, Bill Camp and … CONTINUED


WCHS tennis teams split at Warren County

Posted on April 6, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Warriorette softball goes 2-2 in Golden Corral Invitational

Posted on April 6, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Cragrock celebrates Easter

Posted on April 6, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The upcoming Easter Celebration at Cragrock Village has a special meaning for the residents as they proudly display the transformation of their “community.”
The neatly mowed lawns and greenery enhances the white trim on the front of the apartments. Many residents are beginning to get “spring fever” and can be seen planting flowers to brighten up the neighborhood. Along with this renewed enthusiasm, an Easter celebration has been planned, which will not only include an egg hunt, but also include the story of Easter.
Lou Ann Green, who resides at Cragrock and also works for Sparta Housing Authority, has been making plans for the event. … CONTINUED


State director conducts E-911 town hall meeting

Posted on April 6, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
In an effort to keep E-911 boards of directors and personnel better informed, Anthony C. Haynes, executive director of the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board, recently conducted a regional town hall meeting in Cookeville.
Several counties were in attendance at the April 2, 2004, meeting, including White County, which was represented by E-911 board members Ben Gardenhire and Tommy Austin; Wallace Austin, chairman of the White County Board of Commissioners; Margaret Pearson, City of Sparta alderwoman; and Harry Cole, White County E-911 director.
Haynes opened the meeting with informative updates on issues affecting E-911 centers across the state. He talked about the state board’s plan for … CONTINUED


Project Care sends love and supplies to soldiers

Posted on April 6, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanne Bruce
Woodland Park Elementary School has begun Project Care, a way to make soldiers who are serving in Iraq feel the love and support of the community. Debbie Argo, a teacher at Woodland Park, has a son who is serving his country in Iraq, Sgt. Bryan Bouldin. Argo had been receiving emails from her son, saying that many of the soldiers in his corps of the Marines, the 3rd Batallion, were not receiving any mail or packages from back home.
“He said that a lot of the guys were single, and weren’t receiving any mail or care packages from anyone,” Argo said. “He said that mail is … CONTINUED


Take a day off and go to the Women’s Show

Posted on April 5, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanne Bruce
All women seem to have a million things on the “to do” list. But, The Expositor would like to invite the women of White County and the Upper Cumberland to a day planned especially with them in mind. For one day, April 17, 2004, the focus will be on women only. Schedules will be laid aside, and women will be treated to a day of fun, relaxation, and pampering at the Ag Complex on the White County Fairgrounds.
A fashion show, food, and door prizes will round out the day, allowing women a chance to dream about a new outfit, enjoy a bite to eat, and … CONTINUED


Taking steps back in time

Posted on April 5, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Dust off those dancing shoes, brush up on a few swing steps and waltzes, and get ready to dance to the sounds of music that made memories.
Beginning April 8, 2004, at Sparta-White County Senior Center, individuals can hear music of an era when women swooned at the site of Frank Sinatra and men tried to imitate the suave and debonair mannerisms of the cabaret singers. Brenda Roberts, senior center director, is proud of the new addition to the entertainment schedule, which will feature Woody Phillips, who became a familiar household name in White County as a radio personality and journalist.
“I am so excited,” … CONTINUED


Ethel Clayton Young Cope

Posted on April 5, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ethel Clayton Young Cope, 81, of Sparta, passed away April 3, 2004.
Cope was born Feb. 14, 2004, in DeKalb County, to Oscar W. Young and Ollie Mae Adcock Young.
She had been a beautician.
Cope was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank L. Cope; three brothers, Calbert Young, Barnett Young, Harold Young; and one sister, Ruth Adcock Taylor.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and John Cloyd, Regina and Les Davis, all of Sparta; grandchildren, Laurinda and Joe Hallums, John Cloyd Jr, Joey and Heather Cloyd, Lorie Cloyd, Michael and Tena Davis, Matthew David, all of Sparta; great grandchildren, Nick Hallums, April Hallums, Josh … CONTINUED


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