Monthly Archives: December 2004

Hassie Marie David Hickey

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

Hassie Marie David Hickey, 85, of Cookeville, passed away Dec. 28, 2004.
Hickey was born Sept. 30, 1919, in White County, to Robert Walter and Julie Lamb Davis.
She had been a secretary.
Hickey was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe John Hickey; two sisters, Mollie Mae Lambert and Maude Carter; and one brother, Tommy Lee Davis Sr.
Survivors include one son and wife, Daryl and Donna Hickey, of Cookeville; two sisters, Earlene Richards and Frances Broyles, both of Sparta; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2 p.m., Dec. 21, 2004, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Highland Cemetery. Vance Johnson will officiate.… Read More


C.B. Simmons

Posted on December 22, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

C.B. Simmons, 79, of Spencer, passed away Dec. 19, 2004.
Simmons was born July 10, 1925, in Van Buren County, to Will Simmons and Bessie Carter Simmons.
He had attended the Church of God and been a member of the Senior Companion Program.
Simmons was preceded in death by one son, Doyle Simmons, and four brothers, Frank Simmons, Carrol Simmons, Henry Simmons and Joe Paul Simmons.
Services were at 1 p.m., Dec. 22, 2004, at Love-Cantrell & Cope Spencer chapel with burial in Town Cemetery. Military rites will be by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. George Patrick officiated.
Love-Cantrell & Cope Spencer Chapel was in


Bouldin thanks supporters

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

Jeanne Bruce
Woodland Park Elementary students were recently surprised to meet two of the Marines they have supported through Project Care.
In April of this year, the school began gathering supplies and food for Marines in the 3rd Radio Battalion because of a sister’s concern for her brother stationed in Iraq.
The idea began when Debbye Argo, a teacher at Woodland, was talking with her daughter, Lauryn Bouldin, about her brother, Sgt. Bryan Bouldin. The two came up with the idea of “Project Care,” a way to make soldiers serving in Iraq feel the love and support of the community.
Teachers, students, faculty and families of Woodland Park … Read More


Eighth grade takes pair from Westwood

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

Tammy Wilhite
Defensive position. Dalton Bain plays defense on a Westwood ball handler during the Warriors’ romp over the school from Coffee County Monday night.


Walter Wirt Jared

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

Walter Wirt Jared, 77, of Smith County, formerly of Cookeville, passed away Dec. 11, 2004.
Jared was born March 28, 1927, in Putnam County, to Walter A. Jared and Alto Mae Wyatt Jared.
He had been an educator and football coach for more than 31 years in the Upper Cumberland area.
Jared was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Deborah Jo Jared; one sister, Ann Jared; and two brothers, John Jared and Luke Jared.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Betty Farley Jared; two daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and James Owen, of Murfreesboro, Marsha and Dennis Rogers, of Pulaski; one son, Michael Jared, of Nashville; … Read More


Charter celebrates opening of new location

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

Jeanne Bruce
Charter Communications has moved to 24 E. Maple Street in Sparta. Sharon Pinion, collections supervisor, celebrates with friends of the Sparta/White County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Dec. 9, 2004.


Donal Eugene Thompson

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

Donal Eugene Thompson, 68, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 12, 2004.
Thompson was born Feb. 5, 1936, in White County, to George Elwood Thompson and Vallie Mae Webb Thompson.
He served in the U.S. Army and was employed at Fast Cash.
Thompson was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Linda Sue Andrews Thompson; two sisters, Lois Cash, Helen Bowerman Goodwin; and two brothers, Arzie Thompson and Robert Thompson.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Faye Thompson, of Sparta; two daughters, Lida Cade and husband Mike, Donna Goff and husband Dwight, all of Sparta; stepchildren, Tim and Melody West, of McMinnville, Tina and Wayne Hopkins, of Morrison, David and … Read More


Warriors hang on for win over Warren County

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

Tammy Wilhite


Mary Ellen Usrey Bohannon

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

Mary Ellen Usrey Bohannon, 83, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 2, 2004.
Bohannon was born Aug. 27, 1921, in Kentucky, to J.D. Brown and Flora Bailey Brown.
She had been a shirt factory worker.
Bohannon was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands, Charlie Lee Cloyd, Howard Usrey, Luchus Franklin Bohannon; two daughters, Helen Usrey, Anna Ruth Cloyd; one son, Harold Thomas Usrey; one brother, Less Brown; and granddaughter, Michelle Sherrel.
Survivors include five daughters, Myrtle Caldwell, of Smithville, Rosie Lee Skiba, of Florida, Barbara Goodwin, of Sparta, Mary Lynch, of Sparta, Sue Grindstaff, of Alabama; five sons, John Cloyd, Charlie Cloyd, both of Sparta, Erbie Usrey, … Read More


Warriors fall to arch rival Cavaliers by 12

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

Tammy Wilhite


Antha Neal ‘Dean’ Gibbons

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

Antha Neal ‘Dean’ Gibbons, 78, of Lousiville, Ky., formerly of Overton County, passed away Nov. 30, 2004.
Gibbons was born May 17, 1926, in Overton County, to Albert Sylvester Neal and Bertha Smith Neal.
Neal was retired from General Motors.
Gibbons was preceded in death by her father and two brothers, Ruell Neal and Ralph Neal.
Survivors include her mother, Bertha Smith Neal, of Carnesville, Ga.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Sylvia Duncan, of Louisville, Ky., Sandra and Jody Haskin, of Cincinnati, Ohio; one son and daughter-in-law, John and Melanie Gibbons, of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters, Glada Amanett, of Florida, Exie Harris, of Tampa, Fla.; one brother, Roy … Read More


Valley Ford to offer scholarship

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

Jeanne Bruce
Edd Rogers Valley Ford Mercury of Sparta is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a local FFA member in the spring of 2005.
Valley Ford Mercury has been a participating dealer in the Ford Trucks/FFA Scholarship Program for the past year.
“There are no certain requirements as long as the student is involved in FFA, but the committee will be looking at leadership activities, agricultural experience and other participation in activities throughout high school,” said Diane Finley, manager of Valley Ford.
This scholarship is one of approximately 700 that will be awarded by Ford dealers nationwide to FFA members in their trade area who … Read More


Mary Ruth Farley

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

Mary Ruth Farley, 89, of Madison, formerly of Sparta, passed away Nov. 26, 2004.
Farley was born Feb. 15, 1915, in White County to Paschal Farley and Pasco Saylors Farley.
She had been a factory worker.
Farley was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include two sisters, Ruby Luna and Maxine Hickman; and one brother, Cordell Farley.
Services were at 3 p.m., Nov. 30, 2004, at Madison Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery. Rev. Brian Winders officiated.
Madison Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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