Monthly Archives: October 2005

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


Following a dream of fresh dough and tomato sauce

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

Jody Sliger
Crickett’s Pizzeria is open for business and Daniel Robbins, better known as ‘Crickett,’ is excited to be offering a high-quality product and fulfilling his dream of opening his very own pizzeria after more than a decade in the pizza making industry.
“Our customer is the number one priority,” said Robbins, “Satisfaction guaranteed. We have very fair prices and want our customer to be satisfied.”
“I’ve been making pizza 11 years. I first started working in my aunt’s pizza place. Everyone in my family can make pizza.”
“It has been a dream of mine to open my own place.”
Originally from Jamestown, Robbins has lived in Sparta … Read More


Volleyball season ends in district semis

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

Tammy Wilhite


Deputy crashes patrol car

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

Jody Sliger
White County Sheriff Deputy Lanny Wheeler crashed his patrol car Wednesday while pursuing a motorcycle on Ravenscroft Road.
Sgt. Hugh Hackett, Tennessee Highway Patrol, investigated the crash, which occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m., Oct. 12, 2005. According to Hackett, Wheeler was following, and attempting to stop, a motorcycle for a violation as it was traveling on West Ravenscroft Road.
Wheeler was traveling north on West Ravenscroft, when he left the side of the roadway, hit a fence and several small trees, causing severe damage to the patrol car.
Hackett said Wheeler and his passenger, Reserve Officer Jack White, were treated by White County Emergency Medical Services … Read More


Guaranteed winning season; Warriors pound Central 41-21

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

Tammy Wilhite


M&M or ASE? Decision not final

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

Kim Swindell Wood
Solid Waste Committee members have voted to send the issue about which business will obtain White County’s recycling business back to county commissioners.
During a recent meeting of the Purchasing Committee, M&M Recycling was determined to have a higher bid than ASE Metals for purchasing the county’s recyclable materials, which include cardboard, newspapers and plastics. However, the four members present split their votes, with White County Mayor Herd Sullivan and White County Commission Chairman Wallace Austin voting “no” and Kenneth Milligan and Loyd Hutchings voting “yes.”
Sullivan presented a contract for M&M that had been drafted by Denny Mitchell, attorney for White County. However, Sullivan … Read More


Soldiers coming home

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

Kim Swindell Wood
Rumors have now turned into factual information about when the soldiers of 278th Regimental Combat Team will be returning home.
After 16 months of active duty, members of Sparta’s unit of Tennessee Army National Guard, will be coming home within the next four weeks, according to information from Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr., adjutant general, Tennessee National Guard.
Tears of sadness were shed when the soldiers left Sparta armory in June 2004, but as one military wife said Saturday, “The time for tears is over.”
Tennessee troops will begin leaving on flights from Kuwait on Oct. 19, 2005, en route to Camp Shelby, Miss., … Read More


Lester Roberts

Posted on October 17, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lester Roberts, 66, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 15, 2005.
Roberts was born March 8, 1939, to Norman and Minnie Silcox Roberts.
He had been a laborer.
Roberts was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Tony Lynn Roberts; and three brothers, Virgle Roberts, Claude Roberts and Junie Roberts.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Davis Roberts, of Sparta; two sons, Robert Cecil Roberts, Christopher Roberts, both of Cookeville; one brother, Carl Roberts; four sisters, Ola Mae Dial, Gail Blanton, Evelyn Goodson, Dora Weaver, all of Sparta; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m., Oct. 18, 2005, at Hunter Funeral Home … Read More


Eugene McCoy

Posted on October 17, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Eugene McCoy, 72, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 13, 2005.
McCoy was born, Dec. 27, 1932, in White County, to Joe P. McCoy and Lucille Lynn McCoy.
He was a Navy veteran and served during the Korean War.
He was also the retired owner of Tri-Star Realty, Farmers Tobacco Warehouse and part owner of Knowles Market.
McCoy was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Lynda Knowles McCoy, of Sparta; three daughters, Luann McCoy, of Sparta, Sarah Blair and husband Bryan, of Murfreesboro, Gena Brock and husband Tim, of Sparta; three grandchildren, Caroline Sapp, Steven Blair and Patrick Blair; three brothers, Floyd McCoy, of Sparta, … Read More


James E. Clouse

Posted on October 17, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James E. Clouse, 71, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 12, 2005.
Clouse was born, Feb. 4, 1934, in White County to Edward Clouse and Bessie Lee Williams Clouse.
He served in the United States Air Force and was a manager in a factory.
Clouse was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Betty Clouse and Lynda Farley Kolthoff.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Clouse, of Sparta; one son, Eddie Clouse, of Sparta; two daughters, Norma West and husband Keith, of Smyrna, Sondra Lynn Fleming and husband Ronnie, of Quitman, Miss.; two brothers, Donnie Farley, of Smithville, Dale Farley, of Sparta; seven grandchildren, Drew West, Matt West, … Read More


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