Monthly Archives: September 2004

WCMS football wins another one

Posted on September 28, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Robert Lindburg Booth

Posted on September 27, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Robert Lindburg Booth, 54, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 25, 2004.
Booth was born June 3, 1950, in Kellysville, W.Va., to Lindburg Booth and Frances Marie Meadows Booth Hubbard.
He had been a carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Booth, of Sparta; children, Tina Marie, of Mississippi, Mary Jo, of South Carolina, Roger Jr., of South Carolina, Bobbisue, of Sparta, Michelle, of Arkansas; father, Lindburg Booth, of North Carolina; mother, Frances Marie Hubbard, of Sparta; four grandchildren; and five brothers and sisters, Stanely Booth and wife Mercedes, of Danbury, Conn., Danny Booth, of Newtown, Conn., Christopher Booth and wife Rhonda, of Southbury, Conn., Kimberly Booth, of Jacksonville, Fla., … Read More


Pumpkin Patch offers country fun

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

Jeanne Bruce
The Pumpkin Patch and Funland offers “good, clean country fun,” according to it’s owner, Mike Graham.
“We have a horse, turkeys, rabbits, goats, and baby calves, all for the little ones to enjoy,” Graham said.
The Pumpkin Patch and Funland also offers a bounce house, a corn maze, hay rides, volleyball, basketball, a picnic area and more. It is located at 4132 Cherry Creek Road in White County, where there is plenty of room to roam.
“We have lots of churches, school groups and senior citizens that come out here,” said Graham. “Pacesetters [groups] from all over middle Tennessee love to come here, too.”
Graham explained … Read More


Tammy V. Gibson Hensley

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

Tammy V. Gibson Hensley, 43, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 22, 2004.
Hensley was born July 14, 1961, in Nashville, to Jim and Polly Smith Gibson.
She had been an alcohol and drug abuse counselor with Cheer Mental Health Center.
Hensley was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lena Smith, W.A. Gibson and Lilly Gibson.
Survivors include her husband, Mark Hensley; parents, Jim and Polly Smith Gibson; grandfather, Walter Smith; two uncles, Earl Smith, Von Smith; aunt, Joyce Whiteaker and her husband Terry, all of Sparta; and several cousins, Marla and Steve Moore, Emily and Tom Bennington, Baron Smith, Elijah Price and Smith Bennington.
Services will be at … Read More


Jail supervisor under investigation by TBI

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

Kim Swindell Wood
District Attorney Bill Gibson has confirmed an investigation has been initiated against Don Wilson, chief of correction at White County Jail.
“I am aware of the fact that there is an investigation,” said Gibson. “We’re looking into certain allegations, but I can’t say what they are. We’re going to gather all the information and then take whatever steps are appropriate.”
Gibson said he was not at liberty to divulge any details of the investigation. However, The Expositor has been told by an unnamed source the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been questioning employees of White County Sheriff Department, which includes the correction department for the … Read More


Cato celebrates opening of new location

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

Alyx Kerley
Grand Opening at Cato. The managers at Cato were ready for customers on their Grand Opening Day.
L-R: Wilma Montandon-First Assistant Manager, Debbie Adams-Regional Vice President, Connie Buckner-Store Manager, Desiree Hillis-Senior District Manager.


Irene Cantrell Dibrell

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

Irene Cantrell Dibrell, 93, of Watertown, passed away Sept. 15, 2004.
Dibrell was born Aug. 8, 1911, in Tullahoma, to Watt Cantrell and Matilda Landre Cantrell.
She was a retired recorder for the City of Watertown.
Dibrell was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Cameron Dibrell; step-father, Carson Trawick; and two brothers, William Cantrell and Elmer Cantrell.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Ray Jennings, Dianne and John Johnson, all of Watertown; one son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Judy Dibrell, of Lebanon; 10 grandchildren, Mike Jennings, Steve Jennings, Scott Jennings, Phil Jennings, Cindy Lynch, Jeffrey Johnson, Matthew Dibrell, Josh Dibrell, Vanessa Mathis, Scott Keen; … Read More


WCMS Warriors keep streak intact with shutout

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

Tammy Wilhite


Ruby J. Hedges-Stewart

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

Ruby J. Hedges-Stewart, 90, of Spencer, passed away Sept. 13, 2004.
Hedges-Stewart was born May 2, 1914, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Joseph P. Gagne and Daisy E. Bedelle Gagne.
She had been a homemaker.
Hedges-Stewart was preceded in death by her parents; and two husbands, Lewis H. Hedges and William A. Stewart.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Barbara Hedges, of Spencer; grandchildren, James and Sue Hedges, of Ashburn, Va., David and Deborah Hedges, of Raleigh, N.C., Kimberly and Takis Patikas, of Nashville, Kristin and Warren Walden, of Highland Home, Ala.; seven great grandchildren; and one sister, Evelyn Torkildson, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Services will be at … Read More


Warriors even record with win over Pioneers

Posted on September 14, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Jessie Elizabeth Lowery Smith

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

Jessie Elizabeth Lowery Smith, 82, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 11, 2004.
Smith was born Dec. 24, 1921, in White County, to Edger Lowery and Pearl Winstead Lowery.
She had been a secretary for government archives.
Smith was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Robert D. Smith.
Survivors include one sister, Louise Haston; one nephew, Tommy Gene Haston, both of Sparta; one niece, Diane Meeks, of Doyle; and several great nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Sept. 14, 2004, at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Bill Welch will officiate.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Valley gives away tickets to Vegas

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

Jeanne Bruce
Edd Rogers Valley Ford in Sparta is giving away two free tickets to Las Vegas as part of a promotion with the Ford Motor Company and Professional Bull Riders.
“Ford is a corporate sponsor of the PBR year long series called, “Built Ford Tough,” said Diane Finley, fleet and customer relations manager at Valley Ford. “That includes the World Finals that will be held in Mandalay Bay. We’re giving away basically an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas for two people.”
The winners will receive round-trip airfare, three nights and four days in the Luxor Hotel in Mandalay Bay Resort, tickets for three nights of the … Read More


Dessie Essel Moffitt

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

Dessie Essel Moffitt, 73, of Spencer, passed away Sept. 7, 2004.
Moffitt was born Dec. 20, 1930, in Van Buren County, to Dalt Delon and Nora Baker Delon.
She had been a factory worker.
Moffitt was preceded in death by her parents and husband, John Moffitt.
Survivors include one son, Marvin Moffitt, of Spencer; three grandchildren, Jason Moffitt, Garroid Moffitt, Carrie Childers; four great grandchildren; and one brother, Glen Delon, of Indiana.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Sept. 11, 2004, at Love-Cantrell and Cope Funeral Home, Spencer Chapel with burial in Shockley Cemetery. Olen Mooneyham will officiate.
Love-Cantrell and Cope Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Warriorettes battle back to defeat Lady Cavs

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

Tammy Wilhite


James Curtis Mackie

Posted on September 7, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Curtis Mackie, 65, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 30, 2004, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mackie was born Sept. 19, 1938, in White County, to James Herbert Mackie and Amy Ruth Graham Mackie.
He was a member of Yankeetown Free Will Baptist Church and a farmer.
Mackie was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Kirby Mackie, of Sparta; two sons and daughters-in-law, James David and Gail Mackie and Tim and Kelly Mackie, all of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jere Farley, of Sparta; five grandchildren, Rachel Mackie, Caleb Mackie, Hannah Mackie, Kristin Mackie and Stephen Mackie and Justin Farley and … Read More


PBA teams up with Boruff

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

and Wal-Mart to save sight
Expositor report
Join the team of Bill Boruff Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Wal-Mart for the “Back to School BBQ” from 3-8 p.m., Sept. 25, 2004, at Sparta’s Wal-Mart Supercenter for a fun filled event to raise money and awareness for prevention of blindness. Enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs with a donation to Prevent Blindness America (PBA). Scheduled fun events include a cruise-in, face painting, Sheriff Department K-9 unit demonstration and much, much more. Bring a lawn chair and the kids and help support this wonderful non-profit event.
“We are proud to be part of this program, proud to have Wal-Mart as neighbors and … Read More


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