Monthly Archives: June 2005

Pick lucious berries at Sugar Hill Farm

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

Jody Sliger
After years of working construction, leading a church family and working in various other jobs, Randy and Angie White decided to try their hand at something different-hydroponics gardening.
So, out of that decision grew Sugar Hill Farms, located on Sugar Hill Drive just off Hickory Valley Road, and the strawberries are ready.
Hydroponics gardening is an alternative way to grow vegetables and plants. Hydro means water and ponics means work, so together this is a system where the water does the work for growing plants. The water is combined with the proper portion of nutrients needed by the plants, but without the damaging chemicals. The idea … Read More


Doris Ruth (Doe) Einecker

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

Doris Ruth (Doe) Einecker, 84, of Sparta, passed away June 21, 2005.
Einecker was born Sept. 10, 1920, to Marie Josephine Lundy Johnson and Leonard H. Johnson.
She had been a homemaker.
Einecker was preceded in death by her parents.
An avid golfer, Doe competed in the Senior Olympics, winning the state title several times and represented Tennessee in the National Championships. For 37 years, Doe was actively involved in the White County Chapter of the American Red Cross, serving more than 20 years as chairman of the bloodmobile. She was the past president of the Women’s Auxiliary of VFW Post #3579 in Park Ridge, Ill., served five … Read More


Slenderizing just got easier

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

Jody Sliger
There is a new place in town where people can slim down and get healthier without the damaging impact to tender joints.
While there are plenty proven ways to becoming a healthier person, in today’s fast-paced lifestyle, sometimes people have trouble fitting anything new into their schedule, even if that something can make them feel better, look better and live longer.
Donna Hatfield opened the salon in Sparta after using the franchise facilities in Crossville and being very happy with the results.
“I loved it, I went for about 6-8 months and decided to bring a salon to Sparta,” she said.
Hatfield’s grandmother Betty ‘Granny’ Dickson … Read More


Donald Arzie Phifer

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

Donald Arzie Phifer, 71, of Sparta, passed away June 19, 2005.
Phifer was born March 31, 1934, in White County, to Charlie and Rosa Stewart Phifer.
He had worked with air conditioners and refrigerators.
Phifer was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Dixie Stone Phifer; one son, Donald Keith Phifer and wife Christy, all of Sparta; two daughters, Rita Willmann and fiancé Tom Ames, of Aurora, Colo., Sharon Berry and husband Douglas, of Tucson, Ariz.; one sister, Nell Matthews, of Sparta; five grandchildren, Lee Willmann, Branden Berry, Isaiah Phifer, Randy Goines, Jonathan Johnson; one great-grandson, Dakota Willmann; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were … Read More


Little League crowns champs and names All Stars

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

Tammy Wilhite
Down and ready. Both the Emerson Appliances batter and the Tri State catcher are down and ready for action during the girls pitching machine championship game.


Margaret Ellen Sellman Kendall

Posted on June 20, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Margaret Ellen Sellman Kendall, 68, of Sparta, passed away June 16, 2005.
Kendall was born Feb. 10, 1937, in Cincinatti, Ohio, to William Marshall Sellman and Myrtle Marie Porter Sellman.
She had worked in the White County finance department.
Kendall was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Laird Murphy Kendall.
Survivors include two sons, Jeff Kendall and wife LouAnn, of Alpharetta, Ga.; Craig Kendall, of Sparta; two grandchildren, Lollie Kendall, B.J. Kendall, both of Alpharetta, Ga.; two sisters, Hilda Crigler, of Cincinatti, Ohio, Marie Fields, of Corvallis, Oregon; two brothers-in-law, Ben Kendall, of Cincinatti, Ohio, Neal Kendall, of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Services … Read More


Football already working hard toward opener

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

Tammy Wilhite


Lonnie York

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

Lonnie York, 77, of Sparta, passed away June 12, 2005.
York was born March 25, 1928 to Roy and Grace Bouldin York.
He had been a laborer.
York was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lois Presley York.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Ellen York; one son, Robert Charles York, both of Sparta; two brothers, Edward York, of Sparta, Clarence York, of Anderson, Ind.; two sisters, Janette Bennett, of Sparta, Sue Stephens, of Chattanooga; two step-brothers, Thomas Presley, Bobby Presley, both of Sparta.
Services were at 2 p.m., June 15, 2005, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Highland Cemetery.
Fate Wilson officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was


Go with the flow

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

Jody Sliger
It is getting hot outside so keeping the air conditioner working properly in the summer is a high priority for most people.
Also, making certain warm air comes through the heat ducts when temperatures drop remains important to residents.
Twenty-six years ago, Robert McCormick graduated from White County High School and began working in the heating and air conditioning industry with his father.
A few years ago after successfully running McCormick’s Heating and Air, McCormick sold the business to another area operation.
Now the successful, professional team has returned to Sparta.
McCormick decided it was time to come back to the customers and business that had … Read More


Edith Lee Swindell

Posted on June 13, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Edith Lee Swindell, 74, of Parker City, formerly of White County, passed away June 10, 2005.
Swindell was born Aug. 28, 1930, in White County, to Austin and Gurnie Cope Clark.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Dallas C. Swindell, of Parker City, Ind.; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Jeff Clark, of Winchester, Ind.; three grandchildren, Gabe Tubor, Justin Clark, Jenna Tubor, all of Winchester, Ind.; one sister, Pearl Marcum and her husband, Alton, of Walling; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m., June 15, 2005, at The Spring Hill Baptist Church with burial in Spring Hill … Read More


Catching up with Babe Ruth’s latest action

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

Tammy Wilhite


Charles Everette Hembree

Posted on June 9, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Charles Everette Hembree, 87, of Sparta, passed away June 3, 2005.
Hembree was born Dec. 12, 1917, in White County, to Yancy Claude and Lela Maude Anderson Hembree.
He had been a rural mail carrier.
Hembree was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Nell Davis Hembree, Louise Dunn Hembree; one sister, Mary Dell Di Bona.
Survivors include his wife, Opal Joy Horne Black Hembree; two children, Lenda Hembree Sherrell and husband Dr. James Sherrell, of Knoxville, Charles Everette Hembree II and wife Carol, of Portland, Ore.; five step-children, William Lloyd Black and wife Debra, Andy Lee Black and wife Sylvia, all of Smithville, Melanie West and husband … Read More


Subtle or Sassy makes mom ‘Queen for a Day’

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

Jody Sliger
What started out as an idea to give something back to a deserving mother, turned the tables on the staff at Subtle or Sassy salon.
“There were so many great tributes, it was very hard to decide on a winner – in fact, we expanded the award to include three runners-up,” said DaWanna Lopez, stylist at the salon.
The professional staff at Subtle of Sassy is completed with Cyndi Burchfield, owner and nail technician, and Sharon Lewis, massage therapist.
The contest, ‘Queen for a Day giveaway,’ the competition, loved ones wrote a paragraph about a mother [it did not have to be their own,] and describe … Read More


Ava E. Teeple

Posted on June 6, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ava E. Teeple, 84, of Sparta, passed away June 2, 2005.
Teeple was born Nov. 20, 1920, in Clay County, to James Porter and Nancy Bernette Hall Teeple.
She had been a homemaker.
Teeple was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Maggie Cantrell, Ruby Vinson; and two brothers, Carl Teeple, and Sherman Teeple.
Survivors include three brothers, Lewis F. Teeple, James O. Teeple, Ray Donald Teeple, all of Sparta; five sisters, Edwina Bilbrey, of Michigan, Leta Burns, of Sparta, Wilma Jean Bailey and husband Marion, of College Grove, Reba Nell Russay and husband Tom, and Mary Ruth Merritt and husband Harold, all of Florida.
Services were … Read More


Baseball and soccer camps announced

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

Tammy Wilhite
Let’s kick it! Coach Kurt Dronebarger will be conducting a soccer camp for kids age 4-14.
Make plans to learn to kick it.


Harlan Delter Tenpenny

Posted on June 2, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Harlan Delter Tenpenny, 58, of Rock Island, passed away May 31, 2005.
Tenpenny was born Feb. 5, 1947, in Warren County, to Delter Lee Tenpenny and Myrtle Eva Sissom.
He had been a farmer and owner of D & H Equipment.
Tenpenny was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Shubert Tenpenny, of Rock Island; two daughters, Trina Burks, Kristi Tenpenny, both of McMinnville; one step daughter, Laura Shubert; one step son, Mitch Shubert, both of Rock Island; one brother, Raymond Tenpenny, of Murfreesboro; four sisters, Jewell Groves, of Rock Island, Joyce Hickerson, of Manchester, Wilma Chisam, Iva Cunningham, both of McMinnville; six nieces; … Read More


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