Monthly Archives: October 2005

Ell Bailey Clark, Jr.

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

Ell Bailey Clark, Jr., 73, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 30, 2005.
Clark was born, Aug. 6, 1932, in White County, to Ell Bailey Clark, Sr. and Illar Emerton Clark.
He had worked as a cab driver.
Clark was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jeweldene Clark; two sons, Anthony and Chris Clark; and sister, James Margaret Syler.
Survivors include children, Sharon Farley, of Middletown, Ohio, James Clark, of Illinois, Nancy Clark, of Spencer, and Eddie Clark, Ellen Jones, Vera Neely and Lisa Allen, all of Sparta; brother, Leonard Clark, of Shelbyville; three sisters, Mattie Frazier, of Manchester, Renee Clark, of Doyle, and Peggy Manice, of Shelbyville; … Read More


James “Jim” Joseph O’Brian

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

O’Brian passed away Oct. 4, 2005, at Generations of Spencer Nursing Home. He was born July 20, 1918, to James Joseph O’Brain Sr. and Helen Regan. He worked many years in management at Sears.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Stein O’Brian, of Spencer; two daughters, Ann Winke, of Spencer, and Lynne Barber, of Florida; one son, James O’Brian III, of Sparta; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial services for James “Jim” O’Brian will be 10 a.m., Oct. 10, 2005, at St Andrew Catholic Church, in Sparta.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m., with prayer services at 7:30 p.m. Father Fred Schimit, SDS, will officiate … Read More


Kyra Alexis Dallwein

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

Survivors include her parents, Wayne Kenneth and Donna Ann Woolridge Dallwein, of Sparta; grandparents, Jill and John Anderson and Don and Pat Woolridge, all of Sparta; great-grandparents, Donald Woolridge, Sr., of Crossville, William Friant, of Smithville, and Lela Anderson, of Sparta; aunts and uncles, Stacie Anderson, of Warren, Mich., Chris Friant, of Sparta, and Mary and Brice Murphy, of Cleveland; cousins, Haley Murphy, Jonah Murphy, Eryka Friant, Koty Friant and Nancy Friant; godsister, Samantha Kelley; godfather, Jason Strode, of Sparta; and
godmother, Chasity Oliver, of Sparta.
Services will be 11 a.m., Oct. 8, 2005, at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Brent Tevebaugh will officiate.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge


Amazing fun at the farm

Posted on October 4, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
Amazing entertainment comes in all shapes and sizes at Amazin’ Acres of fun on Old Kentucky Road.
Jimmy and Karen McCulley, and their children Daniel and Tyler developed this corn maze in White County more than six years ago.
“We were the first corn maze in Middle Tennessee,” said Jimmy.
Tennessee Fall is the theme for this year’s main corn maze. Visitors can travel down ‘Memory Lane,’ Tennessee history, Bible trivia or a general tour. Each tour has three levels. Answering the questions will not only increase knowledge, but will guide participants through the high corn.
“For the more adventurous, you can bring a flashlight and … Read More


Volleyball evens district record with Lebanon win

Posted on October 4, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Hixson spoils homecoming for the Warriors

Posted on October 4, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
2005 WCHS homecoming queen. Shayna McDonald stands alongside her escort, her father, Robert McDonald, after being named the 2005 homecoming queen during halftime of Friday night’s football game with Hixson.
McDonald, the daughter of Robert and Sherry McDonald, was nominated by the football team and voted into the honor by the student body.


Inside the heart of emergency communications

Posted on October 4, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
An hysterical parent calls E-911 to report her small child has accidentally been shot, and a dispatcher quickly responds by sending emergency personnel to the site of the crisis.
Does this incident sound a little bit like a TV show? Maybe. Did this really happen? Yes, and it happened in White County.
The job of an E-911 dispatcher is like no other career. Words cannot define the stress that becomes a part of their daily lives. However, according to Pam Hickey, a 12-year veteran of this profession, she will continue to serve the people of White County until she retires.
Hickey had never thought about … Read More


Pilot escapes serious injuries from plane crash

Posted on October 4, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
In the picturesque setting among green grass fields and red barns of Bon Air, the pilot of a Cessna 172 fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft attempted an emergency landing in an open field when he hit a tree on the way down.
The pilot, lone occupant of the plane, crashed at approximately 12:19 p.m., Sept. 30, 2005.
One of the wings was sheared off by contact with the tree causing the plane to tumble into the field, finally coming to rest on its top.
The pilot, identified as Thomas F. Haskell, 44, of Calcium, N.Y., was transported to White County Community Hospital emergency room by ambulance, with several … Read More


Paintball incidents under investigation

Posted on October 4, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
Incidents involving paintball guns are being blamed for at least one motor vehicle crash and two individuals needing medical treatment for eye injuries.
Several other reports of vandalism kept officers tied up for hours Thursday evening and into the following early morning hours.
“It is really becoming a problem,” said Chief Jeff Guth, Sparta Police Department, “It is a nuisance. We are going to have to get some help from parents and everybody involved on this. We have tried to convince the young people that this is not the way to do it. There are ways to have fun, but this is not the way.
“Kids … Read More


Sonja Lucille Woods

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

Sonja Lucille Woods, 47, of Spencer, passed away Sept. 27, 2005.
Woods was born June 27, 1958, in Painsville, Ohio, to Isom Worthington and Sophia Bryant Stiles
She was preceded in death by her father, and her husband, Neil Emory Woods Jr.
Survivors include one son, Andrew Trace Woods; mother Sophia Bryant Stiles; one sister, Mildred Hillis, all of Spencer; two brothers, James Reynolds and wife Joyce, of Spencer, Joe McReynolds and wife Dot, of McMinnville; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were 2 p.m., Sept. 30, 2005 at Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home with burial in Town Cemetery.
Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home was in charge of


Margaret Ruth Frasier Hudgens

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

Margaret Ruth Frasier Hudgens, 90, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 1, 2005.
Hudgens was born Feb. 16, 1915, in White County, to William Cosby and Elizabeth Anderson Frasier.
She had been a homemaker.
Hudgens was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Hudgens; three sisters, Jonnie Prater, Dorris Moores, Martha Ellen Wilson; and two brothers, James Frasier and Charles Frasier.
Survivors include two daughters, Kay Ballinger and husband Carl, of Sparta, Gail Webb, of Smithville; one sister-in-law, Francis Swift, of Dalton, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Robert Sparkman and wife Connie, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Leigh Ann Green and husband Andrew, of Charleston, S.C., David Ballinger, of Sparta, Jeff … Read More


Ann Cummings Scott

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

Ann Cummings Scott, 74, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 29, 2005.
Scott was born, May 4, 1931, in White County to Harry Lee and Verla Jane Williams Cummings.
She was retired from the ASCS Office.
Scott was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Maude Ellen Cummings; and one brother, Harry Lee Cummings, Jr..
Survivors include her husband, Tommy Scott; son, Ronald Lee Scott and wife Gail, of Sparta; and brother, Joe Cummings, of Houston.
Services were 2 p.m., Oct. 2, 2005 at First Christian Church with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Russell Ragovin officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Claude C. Hensley

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

Claude C. Hensley, 91, of Cookeville, passed away Sept. 28, 2005.
He was born, April 6, 1914, in Jackson County, to Frank and Loretta Loftis Hensley.
Hensley was a member of Post Oak Cumberland Presbyerian Church and a mobile home salesman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Grace Norene Vantrease Hensley; two brothers, Ensel V. and Sherrill B. Hensley; and one sister, Mildread B. Bowling.
Survivors include two sons, Harold Hensley, of Sparta, Ronnie and wife Georgia Brown Hensley, of Cookeville; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Services were 11 a.m., Oct. 1, 2005 at Whitson Funeral Home with burial Crestlawn Memorial Cemetery.
Dr. Wesley … Read More


Johnny Eugene Delong

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

Johnny Eugene Delong, 44, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 29, 2005.
Delong was born, Sept. 12, 1961, in Spencer, to Jim and Imogene Bouldin Delong.
He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Delong was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Joene Bouldin, John and Pauline Delong; and great grandmother Mary Elizabeth Guy.
Survivors include his parents; three children, James Nicholas Delong and wife Beth, Johnny Colter Delong, Jayden Drew Delong: one brother, Earl Delong: and one grandson, Rylan Reed Delong, all of Spencer.
Services were 2 p.m., Oct. 1, 2005 at Love Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home Chapel with burial … Read More


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