Monthly Archives: October 2005

Mary Elizabeth Scott

Posted on October 31, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mary Elizabeth Scott, 87, of White County, passed away Oct. 20, 2005.
Scott was born March 12, 1918, in Wilson County, to George Darden York and Ollie Belle Maddux York.
She was a member of the Baptist church and a homemaker.
Scott was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Roy Scott.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Lee Scott, of Reston, Va.,
Patricia Ann Kordela, of Owingsmill, Md.; five grandchildren, Joshua Kordela, Nathan Kordela, Denise Kordela, Rachel Elizabeth Kordela, Mark Andrew Kordela; and two great-grandchildren, Nicklaus Scott Kordela and Jax Grayson Kordela.
Services were 1 p.m., Oct. 23, 2005, at Love-Cantrell and Cope Funeral Home with … Read More


Warriors and Eagles set to battle for third place in WCHS home finale

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

Tammy Wilhite


Nicole Jeanne Griffin

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

Nicole Jeanne Griffin, 19, of Livingston, passed away Oct. 20, 2005, at her home after a three-year battle with cancer.
Griffin was born June 10, 1986, in Amsterdam, N.Y., to Cindy Hamilton Terry.
She was a senior at Livingston Academy, where she received an honorary diploma during the homecoming celebration on Sept. 30, 2005.
She was a member of the Livingston congregation of Jehovah Witnesses. Nikie was well known and loved by the community, friends and family. She had a warm, bubbly heart and a contagious smile. She taught people how to love, live and laugh.
Griffin was preceded in death by her stepfather, Tony Hamilton; grandfather, Ken … Read More


Pulmonary specialist makes Sparta home

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

Jody Sliger
From Pakistan to the states and finally, home in Sparta, pulmonary specialist Ahmad Rashid, M.D., is happy to be able to plant roots near other family.
Rashid did his internal medicine residency in St. Louis and Washington University. He then did critical care training at the University of Pittsburgh and Pulmonology training at Chicago Medical School.
“I heard about Sparta, met the people, saw the hospital and came for an interview,” said Rashid.
Rashid said his sister, Dr. Saima Rashid, who also specializes in internal medicine with a focus on rheumatology, opened her practice here in White County just last year.
Ahmad is married with two … Read More


Lona Trobaugh

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

Lona Trobaugh, 89, of Lenoir City, formerly of White County, passed away Oct. 21, 2005.
Trobaugh was born Aug. 22, 1916, in Putnam County, to Bedford Chaffin and Annie Davidson Chaffin.
She was a member of Findlay Church of Christ and a restaurant owner.
Trobaugh was preceded in death by her parents; husband Edward Pruitte Trobaugh; one sister, Thelma Pharris; and two brothers, Bedford M. Chaffin II and Willie Mac Chaffin.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda Bandy, of Sparta, JoAnn Passon and husband David, of Lenior City and Nancy Stanford and husband John, of Murfreesboro; three sisters, Lilliam Morris, of Baxter, Vinetta Farley, of Cookeville, and Jane Crawford, … Read More


Stolen vehicles recovered

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

Jody Sliger
At approximately 4:45 p.m., Oct. 18, 2005, White County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to a call on Claude Loftis Road about a stolen truck.
Law enforcement officers were advised to proceed with caution because the suspect had possession of a weapon.
While en route to the location, White County deputies Craig Wilson and Lanny Wheeler met the vehicle on Heady Road, turned around and attempted to make a traffic stop on the 1990 red GM pickup truck.
The driver, Tracy Darren Grissom, 36, of Rock Island, pulled over in front of a residence on Walnut Grove Road. However, Grissom refused to cut the motor off when … Read More


Commission re-elects Austin as chairman

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

Kim Swindell Wood
After the September meeting of White County Board of Commissioners left the members in a tie vote about who would serve as chairman for the upcoming year, Wallace Austin was re-elected Monday night to serve in the leadership position.
Commissioners deadlocked in a 7-7 vote last month between Austin and Patrick Haller. When a second vote still remained tied, the matter was tabled until the October meeting.
In addition to the election of the chairman, Monday night’s agenda also listed resolutions for approval of all committee memberships under the jurisdiction of the board of commissioners. The chairman position was listed as the first order of … Read More


Warriors vs. #7 Lions for top spot

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

Tammy Wilhite


Dr. James Swindler

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

Swindler was born in Sparta to Roy Swindler and Maggie Woodley Swindler.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Navy.
He retired as a chiropractor.
Dobbs was preceded in death by his wife Guyline Woodley Swindler.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Jim Goff of Winston Salem, N.C.; sister, Bonnie Clark of Sparta; grandchildren, Stephanie Bankston and Jennifer Payne.
Services will be 11 a.m., Oct. 21, 2005, at the Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home with burial in Magnolia Cemetery.
Rev. Tom Rutan will officiate.
Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement.


J.H. Christian

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

J.H. Christian, 65, of Spencer, passed away Oct. 18, 2005.
Christian was born June 9, 1940, in Van Buren County, to Algie Christian and Hallie Jennings Christian.
He was a member of Bethlehem Church of Christ and had retired as chief of police of Spencer Police Department.
Christian was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dr. Kathleen Saba Christian; special parents, Herbert and Etta Clendenon; two sisters, Martha Christian and Thelma Christian; brother, Clifton Tip Christian; half-sisters Joann Osborne and Carelyn Sue Christian.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jay E. and Yolanda Christian, of Spencer, R.C. and Michelle Christian, of Quebeck; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and … Read More


Florine Grace Hudson Clark

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

Florine Grace Hudson Clark, 94, passed away Oct. 17, 2005, at McKendree Village.
Clark was born Nov. 2, 1910, in White County, in the community of Old Zion, to Malcolm Kelton Hudson and Mollie Leon Broyles.
She left her widowed mother’s home at 16 years old and traveled to Nashville where she enrolled, and later graduated from, the Protestant School Of Nursing. She married Robert William Clark Jr. in 1932 and elected to spend her younger adult years in dedicated service to her four children.
In 1949, she accepted and served in the position of night supervisor for 25 years at the old Saint Thomas Hospital, on Hayes … Read More


Tommy Ray Alcorn

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

Tommy Ray Alcorn, 61, of Lebanon, passed away Oct. 18, 2005.
Alcorn was born, Dec. 1, 1943, in Putnam County, to Herman Prettyman and Lois Julian Alcorn.
He served in the Tennessee National Guard, attended Leeville Church of Christ and was a billing specialist with Emdeon.
Alcorn was preceded in death by his parents; and his father-in-law, Donald Sparkman.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Joyce Sparkman Alcorn, of Lebanon; son, David Alcorn, of Nashville; brother, John Alcorn and wife Betty, of Rickman; and mother-in-law, Kathleen Sparkman, of Baxter.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Oct. 21, 2005, at Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home with burial in … Read More


Patsy Ann Smith

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

Patsy Ann Smith, 59, of Baxter, passed away Oct. 17, 2005.
Smith was born July 27, 1946, in Putnam County, to Ben J. Denny and Palma Ashburn Denny.
She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and a factory worker at Porelon-Indenity.
Smith was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Henry Denny; and two brothers, Fred Denny and William L. Denny.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Jina and Jeff Collier, Rena and Kenneth Crogan, all of Baxter, Raeann and Jason Painter, of Whitleyville; brother, Willard Denny, of Cookeville; and five grandchildren, Dustin, Matthew, Abby, Shelby and Nate.
Services will be 2 p.m., Oct. 20, 2005, … Read More


Amie Ruth Long

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

Amie Ruth Long, 81, of Cookeville, passed away Oct. 16, 2005.
Long was born, Sept. 28, 1924, in White County, to Casto Cash and Louisa Lee Cash.
She attended Stone Seminary Free Will Baptist Church and Pleasant Ridge Free Will Baptist Church, was a farmer and a homemaker.
Long was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard Long; three brothers, Grady Cash, Hollie Cash and Bethel Cash; sister, Ernestine Polston; and nephew, Kenneth Cash.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Dan Hacker, of Cookeville; brother-in-law, S.T. Polston, of Sparta; two sisters-in-law, Ophin Whiteaker, of Sparta, Essie Long, of Cookeville; niece, Cheryl Harvey; four nephews, Steve Cash, … Read More


Roger Arthell Dobbs

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

Roger Arthell Dobbs, 53, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 13, 2005,
Dobbs was born, Nov. 30, 1951, in White County, to Raymond A. Dobbs and Reba Anderson Dobbs.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and worked at DeZurick Factory.
Dobbs was preceded in death by his parents; sister Pam Dobbs; and two brothers, Johnny Michael and Danny Keith
Survivors include his wife, Linda Sue McKendree, of Sparta; two sons,
Brian Dobbs and wife Sarah, of Sparta, Derrick Dobbs and wife LaShawn, of Oostburg, Wis.; three grandchildren, Allie Dobbs, Kara Dobbs, Hayden Dobbs; sister, Connie and husband Landon Prater, of Pikeville; brother, Don Dobbs, of Cookeville; and … Read More


Guaranteed winning season; Warriors pound Central 41-21

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

Tammy Wilhite


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