Monthly Archives: February 2005

L. Marian Harris

Posted on February 28, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

L. Marian Harris, 69, of Rock Island, passed away Feb. 26, 2005.
Harris was born Jan. 9, 1936, in San Francisco, Calif., to Ray G. Martin and Clara Moore Martin.
She had been a factory worker.
Harris was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hayden Harris, son, Michael Thornton; daughter, Elizabeth Thornton; step children, Glenda Baker, Gary Harris; brother, Ray Gene Martin; and granddaughter, Sunshine Thornton.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherri and Joe Hale, of Rock Island, Sandra and Keith Sherman, of Illinois; four sons and one daughter-in-law, Leonard Cass, of Spencer, Kenneth and Susan Cass, of Kentucky, Raymond Cass, of Tennessee, Larry Harris, of … Read More


Life Care ranks #1 in Eastern Division

Posted on February 25, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The staff at Life Care Center of Sparta is still “walking on air” after receiving the number one award in the Eastern division.
Sabra York, administrator, is still in awe of the recent honor bestowed on the facility, which was determined by surveys filled out by family members of Life Care residents. York received the award during a Jan. 21, 2005, meeting at the home office in Cleveland, Tenn., which is the headquarters for all Life Care facilities in the United States.
York did not know the Sparta facility, which opened in 2000, would be the recipient of the 2004 National Satisfaction Survey, Eastern Division. … Read More


Timothy Chris Stephens

Posted on February 24, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Timothy Chris Stephens, 51, of Doyle, passed away Feb. 20, 2005.
Stephens was born Oct. 29, 1953, in Huntington Park, Calif., to Walter and Betty Jean Smith Stephens.
He had been a supervisor at Uniform Cleaning Company.
Stephens was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include one son, Alexander Stephens, of Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister, Starlene Marsh and husband David, of Doyle; one brother, James Stephens and wife Norma, of Lancaster, Calif.; special niece, Geneva Flatt, of Sparta; and several other nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m., Feb. 24, 2005, at Old Country Church with burial in Anderson Cemetery.
Rev. Billy Hawkins will officiate.… Read More


John “J.D.” Roberts

Posted on February 22, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

John “J.D.” Roberts, 79, of Cookeville, passed away Feb. 17, 2005.
Roberts was born Oct. 22, 1925 to John Rass and Betty Alice Randolph Roberts.
He had been in maintenance.
Roberts was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ray and Clay Roberts; one sister, Louise Daw.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Roberts, of Cookeville; three daughters, Brenda Austin and husband Kelly, of Chattanooga, Sue Trobaugh and husband Jim, of Baxter, Charlotte Meadows and husband Mike, of Hiram, Ga.; one son, Jerry Roberts and wife Melanie, of Smithville; four sisters, Bonnie Murphy, of Pa., Jenny Cannon, Lois Eller, Willie Brown, all of Sparta; one brother, Alton Roberts, … Read More


WCHS regular season comes to a close

Posted on February 18, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Headed for two. Molly McFadden goes up for two of her 14 points in the 40-37 loss to Cumberland County.
The loss dropped the Warriorettes to 21-8 overall.
They will be taking on Blackman Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the District 7AAA tournament at Oakland.
See Page 3B for the complete tournament brackets.


Bernell Crowder Clayton

Posted on February 17, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bernell Crowder Clayton, 80, of Washington, Pa., passed away Feb. 12, 2005.
Clayton was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rev. Allie A. Clayton.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Wichterman, of Washington, Pa.; one son, Alvin Clayton, of Franklin; son-in-law, Robert Wichterman; grandchildren, Katie and Drew; sisters, Geneva Carter, Mary England, of Sparta; brother, John Crowder, of Crossville.
Services were at 10:30 a.m., Feb. 15, 2005, at the Church of the Covenant in Washington, Pa., with burial also in Washington, Pa.


Link FCU begins open membership

Posted on February 16, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
Anyone who works, lives, goes to school, worships or conducts business in White County is now eligible to join Link Federal Credit Union and benefit from their expertise.
Link FCU celebrates its 75th year in 2005 and is located at 753 Millers Point Road, where they established their branch 10 years ago.
In the mid 70s, large factories in Sparta, such as Mallory, had a credit union for their employees. Cathy Whiteaker, director of the White County branch of Link, was working for the company credit union until it merged with Link in 1992. The company then added Federal Mogul and other select employee groups as … Read More


Matthew Thomas Rogan

Posted on February 14, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Matthew Thomas Rogan, infant son of Amos and Rachel Freudenthal Rogan, of Sparta, was born and passed away Feb. 11, 2005.
Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Macayla Rogan, Hannah Rogan; and his grandparents, Richard and Rose Freudenthal, of Goodletsville, Fred Rogan, of Springhill and Debbie Saylor, of Mowhawk.
Graveside services were 2 p.m., Feb. 12, 2005, at Saylors Cemetery. James Haynes officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Warriors drop fourth in a row; Warriorettes get 20th win of season

Posted on February 11, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Double duty. Brittany Cash, a freshman, will be doing double duty this week for WCHS.
Tuesday night, she was in action during the Warriorettes’ 56-35 win over Blackman.
Then on Wednesday night, she was logging minutes for the freshman team.
The varsity Warriorettes (20-7, 10-3) can clinch second place with a win over Riverdale Friday.


Virginia Ruth Martin

Posted on February 10, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Virginia Ruth Martin, 71, of Rock Island, passed away Feb. 5, 2005.
Martin was born July 13, 1933, in DeKalb County, to Bernell and Buelah Certain Young.
She was a retired factory worker.
Martin was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Bobby Ray Martin; two brothers, Jimmy Young, James Roberts Young; two sisters, Ruby Marie Young, Classie Dean Young.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Martin, of Rock Island; three brothers, Morris and Elsie Young, of Rock Island, Farris and Brenda Young, Glenn and Margaret Young; sister-in-law, Georgia Young; brother-in-law, Glenn and Dixie Martin, all of McMinnville; several nieces and nephews.
Services were at 1 p.m., Feb. … Read More


Another split for the WCHS teams at Lebanon

Posted on February 8, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Making the block. Jordan Cloyd and Joseph Gwynn team up to attempt to block a Lebanon shot late in Friday’s 77-55 loss at the hands of the Blue Devils.
The Warriors have fallen to 14-11 overall and 5-7 in District 7AAA.


Pattye Ann Anderson

Posted on February 7, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Pattye Ann Anderson
Pattye Ann Anderson, 72, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 26, 2005.
Anderson was born Dec. 30, 1932, in White County, to Casto Lockwood and Marie Goff Lockwood.
She had been an assembly operator.
Anderson was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Oakley Anderson; two sons, Bobby Anderson, Vander Eugene Anderson; three brothers, Arnold, Donald, Glenn Lockwood; one sister, Linda Howard.
Survivors include six daughters, Linda Brown, Janice Davis and husband Lynn, Judy Sapp and husband Glen, Connie Austin and husband Brad, Cindy Kent and husband Dan, Pam Wyatt and husband Teddy, all of Crossville; two sons, Ed Anderson, of York, Neb., Don Anderson, of … Read More


WCHS drops two heartbreakers to Oakland

Posted on February 4, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Fall away. Dustin Holman puts up a fall-away jumper over the outstretched arms of Matt Joines form Oakland.
The Warriors came up just short by a score of 55-54.
Next up is a trip to Lebanon for the Warriors (14-10, 5-6).


Calvin Brigham Young

Posted on February 3, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Calvin Brigham Young, 82, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 28, 2005.
Young was born Nov. 3, 1922, in Texas, to Frank Ludwig and Rosa Brisbin Young.
He had been in the military.
Young was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Olivia Young, of Sparta; one son, Brigham Taylor Young, of Walling; three brothers, Frank Young, Estel Young, both of Scissco, Texas, Waldo Young, of San Antonio, Texas; two grandchildren, Dena Clark, of Smithville, Brigham T. Young Jr., of Sparta; four great-grandchildren, Steven Clark, Jacklyn Moore, both of Smithville, Brooklyn Young, Ashlyn Young, both of Sparta.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Feb. 6, … Read More


‘Lip smacking good’ opens a location in Sparta

Posted on February 1, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
“We only use Hickory wood to cook with,” said Julie Vandergriff, manager of Smokin’ Ed’s BBQ, “That’s what makes it taste so good.”
The business that serves up the huge plates of meat and sides is located at 167 East Bockman Way and is open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., with longer spring hours just around the corner.
The Formica tables may be a little worn, but they still can hold up the weighty plate the server brings. Whether choosing ribs, pulled pork or chicken, the large platter stacks up nicely with two sides. The special recipe smoked potatoes offer large chunks of potato, lightly seasoned and … Read More


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