Monthly Archives: August 2004

Arnie Mae Phillip McGuire

Posted on August 30, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Arnie Mae Phillip McGuire, 92, of Spencer, passed away Aug. 26, 2004.
McGuire was born Jan. 9, 1912, in Van Buren County, to Ames Zip Phillip and Dolly Mae Brymer Phillip.
She had been a waitress and cook.
McGuire was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include three nieces, Louise Kitchen, of Spencer, Willine Potter, Geneva Phillip, both of McMinnville; four nephews, Frank Phillip, Samie Phillip, Eugene Phillip, Amos Phillip, all of McMinnville; several cousins and friends.
Services were at 2 p.m., Aug. 29, 2004, at Love-Cantrell Cope Funeral Home Spencer Chapel with burial in Cummingsville Cemetery. Jason Graham officiated.
Love-Cantrell and Cope Funeral Home was in


Warren Crowder Betterton

Posted on August 26, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Warren Crowder Betterton, 83, of Walling, passed away Aug. 24, 2004.
Betterton was born Aug. 9, 1921, in White County, to Joseph Betterton and Hattie Quillen Betterton.
He was a retired telephone installer with Ben Lomand Company.
Betterton was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Jerry Warren Betterton.
Survivors include his wife, Beulah Evelyn Betterton; one daughter, Doris Jean Simmons and husband John; two grandaughters, Jackie Howard, Jeanna Wood; four great grandchildren, Kristen Howard, Kade Howard, Kolter Howard, Madelyn Wood, all of Walling; and one daughter-in-law, Earlene Kitchens Betterton, of Sparta.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Aug. 26, 2004, at Spring Hill the Baptist … Read More


Big plays are the order of business in opener

Posted on August 24, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Ina Edna Bussell Saylors

Posted on August 23, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ina Edna Bussell Saylors, 91, of Cookeville, passed away Aug. 18, 2004.
Saylors was born Jan. 4, 1913, in White County, to Dibrell Bussell and Siller Howell Bussell.
She had been a homemaker and had competed in the Senior Olympics.
Saylors was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lester Wayne Saylors; one sister, Katie Bussell Leftwich; and one brother, Gene Bussell.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty Ritchie, of Cookeville; sister, Lorelle Butler, of Nashville; grandchildren, Karen Cameron, of Clinton Township, Mich., John J. Ritchie II, Kirk Ritchie, both of St. Clair Shores, Mich.; great grandchildren, Amanda Cameron, Jacob Ritchie; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were … Read More


WCMS opens by shutting out Avery Trace

Posted on August 20, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Mary Kate Stoglin

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

Mary Kate Stoglin, 83, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 17, 2004.
Stoglin was born Nov. 19, 1920, to Gather Howell and Lou Carter Howell.
She had been a presser at a shirt factory.
Stoglin was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred Stoglin; three sons, Donald Stoglin, Charles Harold Stoglin, Freddie Ross Stoglin; five sisters; and three brothers.
Survivors include one daughter, Mildred Nash, two sons, Teddy Lynn Stoglin and Terry Lynn Stoglin, of Sparta; three sisters, Minnie Bell Howell, of Ohio, Sue Howell, of Florida, Lillie Bee Bullock, of Cookeville; one brother, Buddy Howell, of Loudon; 14 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.
Services … Read More


The Rhythm is getting Kyle Gribble

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

Tammy Wilhite


Mable Imogene Dodson Davis

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

Mable Imogene Dodson Davis, 78, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 13, 2004.
Davis was born July 26, 1926, in Cumberland County, to Freddie Monroe Dodson and Verdie Hutcheson Dodson.
She had been a homemaker.
Davis was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Robert Ray Davis.
Survivors include one son, Robert E. Davis, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one sister, Janevia Dodson, of Sparta; one brother, Everette Dodson and wife Betty, of Bon Aqua; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Aug. 17, 2004, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Larry Acuff, Jerry Pullum and Fate Wilson will officiate.
Hunter Funeral


Enoch Neal Wilhite

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

Enoch Neal Wilhite, 81, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 9, 2004.
Wilhite was born Feb. 26, 1923, in White County, to Sim Wilhite and Lela Griffin Wilhite.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Wilhite was retired from TRW and had played on the 1942 WCHS basketball team.
Wilhite was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Rubye Graham Wilhite; one son, Kenneth Neal Wilhite; one sister, Remona Gilliam; and three brothers, J.D. Wilhite, Porter Wilhite and Oscar H. Wilhite.
Survivors include his wife, Louada Billings Wilhite, of Sparta; and several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Services were at 3 p.m., Aug. 11, … Read More


New owner for Doyle Café

Posted on August 10, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanne Bruce
The Doyle Café, now the All American Doyle Café, is open for business once again.
Located at 5339 McMinnville Hwy in Doyle, the new owner, Deb Short, is happy to have her family’s help in this new venture.
Originally from Arizona, her family has been in the restaurant business for many years. Her parents, Tom and Rebecca Short, owned and managed restaurants in Phoenix and had retired to the White County area. But now that their daughter has opened the café, they are “back in business.”
When asked what new specials the café would offer, Short referred to her mother, Rebecca for advice.
“She is the … Read More


Joshua O’Neal Adams

Posted on August 9, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Joshua O’Neal Adams, 22, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 4, 2004.
Adams was born Jan. 13, 1982, in Nashville, to Jeff Adams and Rhonda Jones Adams.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Donald Jones; and great grandparents, David and Daisy Jones and James and Lula Rollins.
Survivors include his daughter, Daisy Adams, of Nashville; his parents, Jeff and Rhonda Adams, of Sparta; one sister, Mandy Adams, of Nashville; grandparents, Juanita Jones, of Nashville, Jewell and Serena Adams, of Dectur, Ala.; one nephew, Jackson Gill, of Nashville; and uncle, Donald Jones Jr., of Nashville.
Services were at 1 p.m., Aug. 7, 2004, at Hunter Funeral Home Chapel … Read More


Betty Elowease LaCook

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

Betty Elowease Cook, 89, of Tullahoma, passed away Aug. 2, 2004.
Cook was born in White County, to Franklin Templeton and Cora Jernigan Templeton.
She was a retired nurse.
Cook was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Barstad, of Winchester; one son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Katherine Baker, of Tullahoma; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Grace Templeton, of Middlestown, R.I.; three grandchildren, Sherrie Robinson and husband Tim, of Murfreesboro, Joe Barstad and wife Sherry, of Estill Springs, Chris Barstad, of Winchester; four great grandchildren, Brad, Neil, both of Murfreesboro, Austin and Nicolas, of Estill Springs.
Services were at 10 a.m, Aug. 4, … Read More


Man assaults couple in car

Posted on August 3, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
At approximately 6 p.m., July 27, 2004, Sgt. Travis Barker responded to a call about someone wielding a knife at North Camp Heights and South Young Street.
Barker came into contact with the victim, Bridgett Caldwell, 28, of Sparta at the Mapco station on Bockman Way. According to the report, Caldwell was traveling around Camp Heights showing her car to a friend when they met Timothy Dilldine driving in the opposite direction.
Witnesses stated Dilldine turned around and began chasing the Caldwell vehicle, maneuvered in front of and cut off the victim’s path, causing her to stop her vehicle. At this time, Dilldine was reported to … Read More


Morgan Smith Horton

Posted on August 2, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Morgan Smith “Buster” Horton, 87, formerly of Sparta, passed away July 30, 2004.
Horton was born Jan 28, 1917, in White County to Ray Horton and Stella Horton.
He was a retired engineer with L and N Railroad.
Horton served the U.S. during World War II.
Horton was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Zelma Teeples Horton; one sister, Dorothy McClure; and two brothers, Otto L. Horton and James Robert Horton.
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Horton Boatman and her husband Howard; one son, Wilmer L. Horton; two grandchildren, Patricia Renae Carter, Todd Beatman and wife Mary; one great grandchild; three sisters, Nan Million, Doris Collins and … Read More


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