Monthly Archives: December 2005

Warriors drop Berea opener in overtime

Posted on December 30, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Carmel Wesley Hicks

Posted on December 29, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Carmel Wesley Hicks, 85, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 25, 2005.
Hicks was born May 6, 1920, in Jackson County, to Sidney Hicks and Susan Jackson Hicks Rice.
He had been employed at Cantec Manufacturing.
Hicks was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Winnie Ester Keen Hicks.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Joe Brown, Betty and Shawn Vickers, all of Sparta, four grandchildren, Tammy Pinkston and husband Eugene, Lisa Rice and husband Richard, Michael Vickers and wife Barbie, Wesley Vickers; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services were 1 p.m., Dec. 27, 2005, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Black Oak Cemetery. David Copeland and … Read More


Designs by Connie offers unique gift ideas

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

Missy Jones
Connie Vinson, who has been in the floral business more than 35 years, uses her talents to create one-of-a-kind arrangements and baskets that meet the specific needs of her customers.
Designs by Connie, Vinson’s business on Mayberry Street, provides the needs for all types of occasions. Vinson features live and silk flowers in arrangements, baskets, wreaths and vases.
She also has many unusual gift ideas including angels, candles, centerpieces, ceramic and glass home decorations and balloons. Designs also makes sympathy arrangements with live or silk flowers.
Connie and her husband, Johnny Turrington, moved from Sparta to Ohio in the 1960s to find work.
In 1969, Johnny … Read More


Troy L. Henry

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

Troy L. Henry, 74, of Sparta passed away Dec. 22, 2005, at Erlanger Hospital, in Chattanooga.
Henry was born July 20, 1931, in the Board Valley community, of White County, to Alva and Dovie Mae Henry.
He was a member of Findlay Church of Christ. Henry was a retired truck driver and an avid fisherman.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Roy Henry and Carl Henry.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Henry, of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Denny Gilliam, of Sparta; one son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Renee Henry, of Sparta; two sisters, Ruth Phifer and Mary Etta Usrey, both … Read More


Jesus’ Birth in Bethlehem

Posted on December 26, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Expositor Report
The Gospel according to St. Luke 2
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyre’ni-us was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, (because he was of the house and lineage of David,)
5 to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.… Read More


Sam Kirk Gardner

Posted on December 22, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sam Kirk Gardner, 45, of Alma, Ill., passed away Dec. 17, 2005.
Gardner was born June 24, 1960, in Sparta, to Sam B. Gardner and Alberta Wilhite Gardner.
He graduated from White County High School, Tennessee Technological University and Southern Illinois University.
He was working as a design engineer for Air Stamping.
Gardner had been a devoted husband, father and son.
He was active in the lives his children and their friends, taking them on outings, taking Karate lessons with them and going to the movies.
Gardner was an active member of Salem Church of Christ, where he led singing and sometimes preached.
He has also worked with … Read More


Warriorettes make it four wins in a row

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

Tammy Wilhite


Anna E. McBride

Posted on December 19, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Anna E. McBride, 86, of Quebeck, passed away Dec. 17, 2005.
McBride was born in White County, to Charlie Deaton and Bertha Mae Moore.
She had been employed in the garment industry.
McBride was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Stewart McBride; two sisters, Josie Mae Tindle, Pearl Barger; and three brothers, Carl Deaton, Frank Deaton, and Everett Deaton.
Survivors include two sons, Johnny McBride and wife Patty, of Quebeck, Ronnie McBride and Cynthia, of Sparta; one daughter, Wanda Nelson, of Smyrna; three grandchildren, Matthew, Kelly, Samantha, all of Sparta; and two nieces, Sue Richardson and Betty Parsely, both of Doyle.
Services will be 1 p.m., … Read More


Freshman teams split district pair at Cookeville

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

Tammy Wilhite
Loose ball. Freshman Warriorettes, Keshia Daniels and Lacy Yslas, put pressure on a Cookeville freshman Lady Cavalier and force a turnover during Monday night’s game.
The Warriorettes did, however, suffer their first loss of the season to the Lady Cavs.


Gus A. Geer

Posted on December 15, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Gus A. Geer, 85, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 10, 2005.
Geer was born March 22, 1920, in White County, to James Geer and Elizabeth Burgess Geer.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II
and was ASCS officer.
Geer was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John Geer and one sister Avis Demps.
Survivors include his wife Lucile Copeland Geer, of Sparta; one daughter, Twila Wilson and husband H.C. Buck, of Sparta; one son, Ronald Geer and wife Brenda, of Sparta; three sisters, Martha Lee, Pattye England and husband Carl, Sarah Barker, all of Sparta; one brother-in-law, Reed Demps, of Sparta; seven grandchildren, … Read More


Another split for WCHS hoops teams

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

Tammy Wilhite
Laying it in. Brooke Yates gets way out ahead of the Blackman defense to lay the ball up during the Warriorettes’64-36 victory over Blackman.
The Warriorettes are now 6-3 overall and 3-0 in the district.


Rosemary Feazell Edmonds

Posted on December 12, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Rosemary Feazell Edmonds, 76, of Old Hickory, passed away Dec. 7, 2005.
Edmonds was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and a homemaker.
Survivors include her devoted husband, Waymon Edmonds, of Old Hickory; six sons, Mike Toller and wife, Diana, of Morrow, Ohio, Rick Richardson, of Sydney, Australia, Bob Richardson and wife Neda, of Middletown, Ohio, Jimmy Richardson and wife Frankie, of Middletown, Ohio, Bill Kenn and wife Sandra, of Newport, Billy Barrett, of Georgia; four daughters, Peggy McKenzie and husband Clayton, of Old Hickory, Betty Hubbard and husband Ellis, of Old Hickory, Rosemary Maddox and husband Terry, of Middletown, Ohio, Maxine Lagan and husband Ed, of … Read More


Freshmen stay perfect in district

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

Tammy Wilhite
The race is on! Heather Roberts and a Lady Pioneer are in a foot race for a loose ball during Monday night’s game.
The Wariorettes defeated Warren County to stay perfect on the season.


Jimmy F. Myers

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

Jimmy F. Myers, 65, of Warren County, passed away Dec. 4, 2005.
Myers was born July 26, 1940, in Warren County, to Fred Myers and Julie Tanner Myers.
He was a member of Park Baptist Church, active in Lion Club, Civic Defense and a licensed electrician.
Myers was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Barret Allen Myers, Gary Thomas Myers; and one daughter, Kimberly Jean Myers.
Survivors include his wife, Alvia Jean Adcock Myers, of McMinnville; four sons, Jimmy M. Myers and wife Denise, of Mt. Juliet, Jeff Myers and wife Dawn Marie, of Morrison, Chris Myers and special friend Joyce McCurry, of Morrison; three brothers, … Read More


Tender Care Daycare opens new center in Sparta

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

Missy Jones
Tender Care Daycare is offering quality childcare to working parents who need to know their child is in the best possible hands.
Treva and Carolyn Gentry bought Lucky Charm Daycare and opened Tender Care Nov. 1, 2005. The two own a similar daycare with the same name in Cookeville. The Cookeville daycare opened in May 2000 and has consistently had the highest honor a daycare can achieve in the state, with a three-star rating. The Sparta daycare will be evaluated by the state and rated in the star quality program in one year.
Treva grew up in White County.
“It has been my dream to open … Read More


Zack Lewis Cucinella

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

Zack Lewis Cucinella, infant son of Relva Lewis and Mike Cucinella, of Sparta, was born and passed away Nov. 29, 2005.
Zack was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Juanita Cunningham.
Survivors include his parents; one brother, Dylan Cucinella, of Sparta; grandparents, Linda Lewis, Kilma Lewis, of Sparta, Ken and Maddie Keller, of Troy, Mich.; aunts and uncles, Bob and Jill Cunningham, Dave and Angie Cantrell, Sandy Lewis, all of Sparta, Cathy Carrick, of Clinton Township, Mich.; cousin, Chelsa Cantrell.
Donations can be made to the White County Public Library.
Services were 7:30 p.m., Dec. 2, 2005, at First United Methodist Church with burial in Mt. … Read More


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