Monthly Archives: April 2005

Slow start costs Warriors against Siegel

Posted on April 29, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Charles S. Alexander

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

Charles S. Alexander, 74, of Sparta, passed away April 21, 2005.
Alexander was born March 31, 1931, in White County, to George Alexander and Lou Verna Jordan Alexander.
He served in the Korean Conflict and worked for the State of Tennessee Highway Department for more than 23 years.
Alexander was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Randy Alexander; and one brother, George Alexander.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Allison Alexander; one daughter, Kaye Meisenzahl, one sister, Mildred Randolph; one brother, Ronnie Alexander, all of Sparta; grandson, Drew Alexander, of Nova Scotia; sister-in-law, Magnolia Alexander, of Sparta; and two step-children, Heather Meisenzahl, James Meisenzahl; and several nieces … Read More


Buds and Blooms germinating plant appreciation

Posted on April 27, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
Spring is here and it is time to get those beds ready for planting, and Buds and Blooms Greenhouse is open and ready to help you pick the right plants to fill them.
Allen, Vonda, Dot, Trey and TJ Selby have been busy preparing a wide variety of plants.
“We all love flowers,” said Vonda, “Even Trey and TJ. Ever since we have been married, he has wanted to do this,” said Vonda. “It has been his lifelong dream.”
Gardening and growing plants, and watching them through their various stages can be a very addictive hobby. The Selby’s consider themselves very fortunate to be able to … Read More


Othel Cantrell

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

Othel Cantrell
Othel Cantrell, 72, of White County, passed away April 24, 2005.
Cantrell was a retired bridge worker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Ernest Cantrell and Edith Looney Cantrell; one sister, Peggy Edith Cantrell; and two brothers, Houston Cantrell and David Cantrell.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Brock Cantrell, of the Johnson’s Chapel community; one daughter, Rhonda Cantrell and her companion, David McCheyne, of LaVergne; one brother, Olen Hurl Cantrell, of the Johnson’s Chapel community; and four sisters, Brenda Billings, Deborah Luna, Janice Cantrell, all of the Johnson’s Chapel community, and Phyllis Malone, of Cookeville.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m., April 26, … Read More


Warriorette softball gets in win column for first time

Posted on April 23, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Vola Lou Clouse

Posted on April 21, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Vola Lou Clouse, 80, of Cookeville, passed away April 16, 2005.
Clouse was born Jan. 10, 1925, in Putnam County, to Luther J. and Ettie Herren Randolph.
She had been a homemaker.
Clouse was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Boyd Clouse; sister, Lydia Stewart; brother, Thurman Randolph; and infant sister, Lola Randolph.
Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Annette and Terry Flatt, Pat Clouse, all of Cookeville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Mary Linda Clouse, of Rickman, Phillip and Linda Clouse, of Monroe; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Ted and Eunetta Randolph, Mary Randolph, all of Baxter; five grandchildren, Teresa Redden, Any Conner, David … Read More


Need money? Got stuff? Freedom Pawn is here to help

Posted on April 19, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
Pawnshops can be found in almost every town in America, ranging from the corner ‘mom and pop’ outfit to the upscale that looks more like a jewelry store than a typical pawnshop.
The newest shop in town is Freedom Pawn and owner, Steve Grissom says, “I started looking for another business to invest in.” So after visiting several different pawnshops across Tennessee, Grissom decided to hit a ‘middle of the road’ example.
“We will keep everything clean, treat everyone with professionalism and have things priced to move.”
Grissom has had great success with his other Sparta business, Volunteer Communications, a Verizon wireless store, which specializes in … Read More


Charles William Gwynn Sr.

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

Charles William Gwynn Sr., 90, passed away April 14, 2005.
Gwynn was born July 15, 1914, in White County to Willie Gwynn and Jodie Rutherford Gwynn Burden.
He served in the Navy during World War II.
Gwynn was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Franceola Fish Gwynn; one daughter, Anna Jo Verge; one son, George Henry Gwynn; and two brothers, Sidney Gwynn and George Lee Gwynn.
Survivors include one son, Charles William Gwynn Jr. and his wife Jewell, of Dalton, Ga.; one sister and brother-in-law, Garetta and Charles Bartlett, of North Carolina; one daughter-in-law, Wilma J. Gwynn, of California; two sisters-in-law, Margie Chaney and husband Sam, … Read More


Oakland sweeps pair from Warrior baseball team

Posted on April 15, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Dale Edwin Cole

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

Dale Edwin Cole, 51, of Sparta, passed away March 30, 2005.
Cole was born Feb. 14, 1954, in White County, to Waymon Otto and Nola Pearl Clark Cole.
He had worked in construction.
Cole was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his mother; five sisters, Peggy Johnson, Virginia Cantrell, Evelyn Cole, Pam Cole, all of Sparta, Mary Parman, of Texas; and one brother, Gary Cole, of Sparta.
Services were at 2 p.m., April 10, 2005, at Athens Church of Christ with burial in Elrod Cemetery.
Bro. Bobby Wilhite officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Connecting value and clothing

Posted on April 12, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
Friendly staff and great values wait for customers at the newly opened Factory Connection in Sparta.
“High quality clothing at the best price,” says Leah Wurm, assistant manager at the clothing store. “Our best sellers have been Abercrombie, Hollister, American Eagle and Express brands.”
They specialize
in juniors, missy, and plus sizes, as well as men’s clothing at affordable prices. A great variety of jewelry and accessories are also available.
The Factory Connection first opened its doors in 1976 in Guntersville, Ala., by Terry Scott and Kenny Littleton. The two remain active in management today, serving as president and vice-president, respectively.
Scott and Littleton are currently … Read More


Paul Edgar Goff

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

Paul Edgar Goff, 85, of Sparta, passed away April 8, 2005.
Goff was born Sept. 9, 1919, to Ernest Edgar Goff and Mattie Mae Baker Goff.
He had been a carpenter and vocational teacher.
Goff was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Florida Isabell Goff; one brother, Cecil Richard ‘Bud’ Goff; and one sister, Florida Marie ‘Tudie’ Lockwood.
Survivors include one daughter, Hilda Holman and husband, Bob, of Sparta; one son, Richard Goff and wife Carolyn, of Knoxville; four grandchildren, Rhonda Gayle Smith and husband Andy, of Sparta, Paul Eric Holman, of Gardendale, Ala., Richard Dale Goff and wife, Teresa, of Knoxville, David Wade Goff, of Birmingham, … Read More


Mary Frances Presley McBride

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

Mary Frances Presley McBride, 87, of Sparta, passed away April 4, 2005.
McBride was born May 2, 1917, in White County, to Tom and Leddie Chatman Presley.
She had been a homemaker.
McBride was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Johnny McBride.
Survivors include seven daughters, Lola Bumbalough, of Sparta, Helen Irwin, of Maryville, Lillian Holly, Shirley Torres, both of Winter Haven, Fla., Ruby Irwin, of Locust Grove, Ga., Elizabeth McBride, of Knoxville, Juanita Beavers, of Dundee, Fla.; one step-daughter, Mildred Ramo, of Ore.; one step-son, William Dyer, of Fla.; one sister, Bessie Lee Sims, of Sparta; three half-brothers, Jimmy Lloyd Presley, Henry Presley, Robert Presley, all … Read More


Super values at Save-a-lot

Posted on April 5, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
Save-a-lot came to Sparta in 1996 and the corporately-owned store says their “primary objective is to provide the highest quality food at savings up to 40 percent compared to conventional grocery stores.”
They stock high-quality exclusive store brands at great savings, along with well-known name brands in the most widely bought sizes. Because they stock only about 1,250 items, they keep the selection simple and prices down. Save-a-lot is currently one of the fastest growing retail food chains in America.
While Save-a-lot founder, Bill Moran, was working for a grocery wholesaler in
the mid-70s, he began looking for a way smaller stores could compete with the … Read More


Vestol Lee Hawkins

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

Vestol Lee Hawkins, 72, of Sparta, passed away March 30, 2005.
Hawkins was born March 29, 1933, in White County, to Lonnie D. Hawkins and Annie Elizabeth Allen Hawkins.
He had been a welder.
Hawkins was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Hawkins, of Sparta; three sons, Carl Ray Hawkins, of Knoxville, Lonnie D. Hawkins II, Johnny Lee Hawkins, both of Sparta; mother, Annie Elizabeth Hawkins, of Sparta; sister, Patsy Bumbalough, Peggy Murphy, both of Sparta; and three grandchildren, Rick Allen, Lonnie D. Hawkins III, and Jennifer Lee Hawkins.
Services were at 2 p.m., April 2, 2005, at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. … Read More


Warriors take 12-2 tumble at Riverdale in District 7AAA opener

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

Tammy Wilhite


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