Monthly Archives: April 2005

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 … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


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. … CONTINUED


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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