Monthly Archives: July 2005

Cope takes coaching position at Chattanooga Notre Dame

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

Tammy Wilhite


James R. Frazier

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

James R. Frazier, 84, of Sparta, passed away July 3, 2005, at White County Community Hospital.
Frazier was born June 7, 1921, in Smithville, to Bob Lee Frazier and Hassie Hubbard Frazier.
He had been an insurance salesman.
Frazier was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Adaleen Cruise Frazier, of Sparta; one sister, Ruby Smithson, of Smithville; two brothers, Edward Frazier and Edsel Frazier, both of Smithville; and several niece and nephews.
Services were at 1 p.m., July 6, 2005, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Fate Wilson and Don Davidson officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of


Family fun under the stars: the Sparta Drive-In

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

Jody Sliger
With all the fun, family-friendly atmosphere of the 50’s, Sparta Drive-In is ready to entertain the entire clan.
Tommy Brown, manager of the Sparta Drive-In said, “Come out one time, and you will be back. The movies are some of the hottest releases, the food is freshly made and extremely good, and the entire staff will do everything possible to give you your money’s worth.”
The beginning of the drive-in movie is attributed to a man named Richard Hollingshead – a young man who combined his two interests, cars and movies, and after trials of how to position cars, figuring out how to amplify the sound … CONTINUED


William Robert Vinson Jr.

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

William Robert Vinson Jr., 44, of Crossville, formerly of Sparta, passed away July 3, 2005.
Vinson was born Jan. 21, 1961, in White County, to Bob and Bessie Mae Cole Vinson.
He had been a truck driver.
Vinson was preceded in death by his mother.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Lass Vinson, of Crossville; five daughters, Alicia Vinson, of Sparta, Amanda Vinson, of Crossville, Tiffanie Farren, of Sparta, Hayley Mann, of Crossville, Jessica Sneed, of Ohio; one grandson, Kade Roberts, of Sparta; his father, Bob Vinson, of Sparta; three brothers, Barry D. Vinson, of Chattanooga, Randall B. Vinson, Greg L. Vinson, both of Sparta; and several nieces and … CONTINUED


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