Monthly Archives: June 2004

Charlie O. Rogers

Posted on June 21, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Charlie O. Rogers, 97, of Sparta, passed away June 17, 2004.
Rogers was born November 5, 1906 in White County, to Charles Rogers and Kate Goff Rogers.
He had been a carpenter.
Rogers was preceded in death by his parents; two wives, Johnnie Mae Bickford Rogers and Maude Thompson Rogers; three brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include two sons, Bill Rogers of Sparta, and Charles Rogers of Arizona; a stepson, Jerry Thompson of Quebeck; a stepdaughter, Glenda Powell of Huntsville, Al.; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great granchildren.
Services were at 2 p.m., June 19, 2004, in the chapel at Thurman Funeral Home. Bro. Bobby Wilhite officiated. Burial … CONTINUED


Mary Goldie Hardin Olds

Posted on June 21, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mary Goldie Hardin Olds, 83, of Cookeville, passed away June 17, 2004.
Olds was born October 4, 1920, in Wilburn, Ark., to Robert Graham Hardin and Mollie May Moreland Hardin.
Olds was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Olds I.
Survivors include her daughter, Fran Eastep and husband Lee of Las Vegas, Nev., two sons, Dr. Chuck Olds and wife Mary of Cookeville, and Robert Olds of Reno, Nv.; one sister, Alice Hardin Watson of Reno, Nev.; two brothers, Wayne Hardin and wife Wilma of Urbana, Il., and George Hardin and wife Eller of Hidgen, Ark.; seven grandchildren, Chuck Olds, Sarah Olds, Katie Olds, Hunter Olds, … CONTINUED


Elega Faye Qualls Maynard

Posted on June 21, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Elega Faye Qualls Maynard, 70, of Sparta, passed away June 16, 2004.
Maynard was born April 16, 1934, in White County, to Bill and Verna Klein Qualls.
She had been a housewife.
Maynard was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Kenneth Qualls and Lenard West.
Survivors include her husband, Clifford Maynard, of Sparta; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Vicki Young, Connie and Mike Officer and Tammy and Arville Pittman, all of Sparta; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Cindy Maynard and Ted and Wynette Maynard all of Sparta; four brothers, Doug Qualls, of Ohio, and Ted Qualls, Wilburn Qualls and Lester West, all of Sparta; … CONTINUED


Kenneth Ray “Hamp” Golden

Posted on June 21, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kenneth Ray “Hamp” Golden, 46, of Smithville, passed away June 19, 2004.
Golden was born to William F. Bell and Helen Marie Reese Golden.
He had been a mechanic and also employed by DeKalb County Highway Department.
Golden was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Angela Golden.
Survivors include one daughter, Ashley Dawn Golden of Smithville; two step-children, Sara and Chris South; one grandson, Orin, 16 nieces and nephews; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Pam Golden of Knoxville, and Billy and Christine Golden of Smithville; half-brother and wife, Willie Bethel and Linda Golden of Smithville; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Janice and John Cooper of … CONTINUED


James Edward Johnson

Posted on June 21, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Edward Johnson, 75, of Sparta, passed away June 19, 2004.
Johnson was born July 20, 1928, in White County, to Squire and Grace Fletcher Johnson.
He had been a codes enforcement officer and electrician.
Johnson was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Cole Johnson of Sparta; three children, Susan Hutcheson and Michael Johnson, both of Sparta, and Sandra Paschket and husband Ray, of Franklin; one brother, Earl Johnson of Sparta; one sister, Ruth Duckett of Nashville; grandchildren, Jamie and Ethan Hutcheson, Rachel and Hannah Paschket, and Alex Campbell.
Services are 1 p.m., June 21, 2004, with burial in Elrod Cemetery. Doyle Crawford … CONTINUED


Red Turner’s takes Little League title

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

Tammy Wilhite


Father’s Day

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

Jeanne Bruce
Father’s Day was inspired by the daughter of a daring pioneer, who greatly respected and loved the man who took over the raising of his six young children after the death of their mother on the Western plains. Sonora Smart Dodd, of Spokane, Wash., wanted to do something special for her father.
Dodd came up with the concept of “Father’s Day”, in 1909, out of love and appreciation for what her father and others like him had achieved. It took a year of working with politicians, religious leaders, businessmen and the Spokane YMCA to bring her idea to life. When Dodd passed away in the late … CONTINUED


Sonic edges Valley Ford in 9/10 finals

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

Tammy Wilhite


Motorcycle accident sends two to Erlanger

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

Jody Sliger
At approximately 3:11 p.m., June 14, 2004, a mattress that apparently had blown off a southbound Highway 111 vehicle was struck by a motorcycle also traveling on the roadway.
James W. Klukis, 43, of Doyle, was driving a 1984 Harley Davidson motorcycle along with his passenger Wendell Klukis, 20, of Doyle when they could not avoid contact with the object in the road.
According to witnesses, a bed mattress had blown off a vehicle traveling south just prior to the motorcycle’s arrival.
Both Klukis men were flown by LifeForce to Erlanger with injuries and at press time were listed in stable condition.
The incident is currently


D.A. announces new weapon in war on drugs

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

Kim Swindell Wood
Methamphetamine abuse has been running rampant in the Upper Cumberland for several years, and now the district attorney’s office has rallied its troops in an effort to fight this deadly enemy.
During a press conference Monday afternoon, District Attorney Bill Gibson said 100,000 copies of a Meth Prevention Handbook have been printed to distribute in homes in the Upper Cumberland. Gibson said his goal was to have a book in each home in the 13th district, which includes Putnam, Cumberland, White, Overton, DeKalb, Clay and Pickett counties.
White County Sheriff James O’Conner and Detective Allen Selby, of Sparta Police Department, attended the press conference. Both … CONTINUED


E-911 director ‘needs to go’ says chairman

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

Kim Swindell Wood
For the second time in less than one year, an E-911 board member has recommended firing Director Harry Cole.
During the Tuesday night meeting of the White County E-911 Board of Directors, Chairman Jerry Lowery said, “It’s time Harry needs to go – out on the sidewalk.”
Lowery informed board members it was 93 days until time to renew Cole’s contract. Cole told Lowery he had to give him reasons for wanting to dismiss him from his position. Lowery said he could cite numerous instances, which included Cole “lying” about how he conducted his drug-testing procedures on E-911 employees.
Lowery also cited disrespect to board … CONTINUED


Jeanette A. Nash

Posted on June 17, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanette A. Nash, 57, of Sparta, passed away June 13, 2004.
Nash was born April 24, 1947, in White County, to Robert Alvin Howell and Effie Eller Howell.
She had been employed at Mallory Controls.
Nash was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Bobby Joe Nash.
Survivors include one daughter, Hollie Nash Hutchings; one son, Joel Nash; three brothers, Bobby Howell, Lloyd Howell and wife Peggy, Rick Howell and wife Sandra, all of Sparta, grandchildren, Christian Hutchings, Madison Dickerson, Dalton Nash, Tucker Nash; two nieces and two nephews, aunts, uncles and sister, Beverly Roberts.
Services were at 1 p.m., June 15, 2004, at Thurman Funeral Home … CONTINUED


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