Posted on February 28, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live
Kyle Scott has been hanging around the salvage yard for as long as he can remember.
As a child, Scott would accompany his father to work, and play among the wrecked cars and trucks at Mid TN Salvage.
Jody, Kyle’s father owned Mid TN Salvage from 1980 until 2000.
“I grew up at the salvage yard,” said Kyle. “I learned from dad by just helping him.”
By the time he was in the seventh grade, Kyle was operating the car crusher. At an early age, he had also mastered driving and operating a roll-back car hauler.
Kyle said he bought his first car when he was … Read More
Posted on February 27, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live
Ralph Donald Day, 81, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 16, 2006, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Day was born Sept. 16, 1924, on White County, to James William “Will” Day and Sallie Pierce Knowles Day.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was retired from Thomas Industries.
Day was preceded in death by his parents and wife Beatrice Graham Day.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Faye Green Day, of Sparta; two sons, Gary and wife Darnell Day, of Dechard, and Ronnie and wife Julia Day, of Cookeville; one step-son, Bryan and wife Kathy Roberts, of Cookeville; one stepdaughter, Judy and husband Gary Gibson, … Read More
Posted on February 24, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live
Posted on February 23, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live
Henry Nathanial Cope, 89, of McMinnville, passed away Feb. 19, 2006, at River Park Hospital.
Cope was born Sept. 19, 1916, in DeKalb County to James Madison and Exie Anna Adcock Cope.
He was a member of McMinnville Church of God and had been a truck driver.
Cope was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Goldie Cantrell, Dorthy Cantrell, Vella Barnes, Ressie Cantrell, and Versa Marler.
Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Templeton Cope, of McMinnville; daughters, Algereeta and the late Wilkins Smith, of Nashville, Linda and husband Troy Parsons, of Crossville, and Carole and husband Thomas Summers, of Morrison; step-children, Teresa and husband William Black, of … Read More
Posted on February 22, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live
Chuck Armstrong is an aviation mechanic by trade, but always had a dream of opening a restaurant.
Armstrong opened Chuckwagon Diner two weeks ago, and the restaurant has already received a 96 rating by the health department.
Armstrong opened Chuckwagon in Smithville about a year ago, but decided to relocate to Sparta because he lives here. He also feels it is a better location.
Chuckwagon serves breakfast, lunch and supper and is open from 5 a.m.-9 p.m.
They offer a steam table including two meats and eight vegetables to choose from, and they also have a grill.
They grill steak, shrimp and hamburgers to name a … Read More
Posted on February 20, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live
Selena Nasha Greene, infant, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 10, 2006 at White County Hospital.
She was the daughter of Timber Elaine Greene.
Survivors include her mother, Timber Elaine Greene, of Sparta; grandparents, Julie Greene, of Sparta, and Larry Greene, of Sparta; great-grandparents, Janice Beard, of Russell Springs, Ky., Bernice Greene, Lake City, Fla., and Oscar Greene Jr., of Lake City, Fla.; uncles, Joseph Greene, of Sparta, James Greene, of Lake City, Fla., and Joshua Greene, of Puducah, Ky.; aunts, Amanda Regar, Brook Port, Ill., and Carlina Cole, of Palatka, Fla.; great-aunts, Gayeta Jenkins, of Palatka, Fla., Cynthia Jones, of Wisconsin, and Angela Williams, of Russell Springs, Ky.; … Read More
Posted on February 19, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live
Off to the races. Shauna Haley is off to the races to beat a Cumberland County defender to the basket during the up tempo contest with the state’s number two-ranked team.
Crossville defeated the Warriorettes 71-58.
Posted on February 16, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live
Patricia Marie Randolph, 44, of Pleasant Hill, passed away Feb. 12, 2006.
Randolph was born July 7, 1961, in Plant City, Fla., to Joe Matthews and Mary Hamby Matthews Moffitt.
Randolph was preceded in death by her father, Joe Matthews.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Randolph; two daughters, Kayla Marie Randolph, Sabria Paige Randolph; all of Pleasant Hill; mother, Mary Moffitt;
father, Tom Moffitt; and one brother, David Moffitt, all of Sparta.
Services will be 1 p.m., Feb. 16, 2006, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial at Stone Seminary Cemetery in Cookeville. Bud Cobb will officiate.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Posted on February 14, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live
Posted on February 10, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live
On her way. Natasha Bumbalough puts the ball on the floor and drives right by a Cookeville defender for two points in the first half.
The Warriorettes, however, dropped out of first place with the 48-43 loss to the Lady Cavaliers.
Posted on February 9, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live
L.D. Stone, 92, of Cookeville, passed away Feb. 8, 2006.
Stone was born Dec. 23, 1913, in White County, to Walter and Estell Officer Stone.
He had worked in a factory.
Stone was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Greg Stone; and one grandson, Todd Stone.
Survivors include his wife, Willie Bartlett Stone, of Cookeville; one son, Louis Stone, of Sparta; three stepsons, Carson Knowles, of Florida, and Perry Bartlett and Jimmy Bartlett, both of Cookeville; four sisters, Mary Kate Marriman, of Michigan, Mattie Pearl England, of Ohio, Annie Mae Brannock, of Indiana, and Bonnie Kinnard, of Sparta; three brothers, J.T. Stone, Hoss Stone and Bo … Read More
Posted on February 7, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live
Sherry Klein Howard has been cutting hair for 23 years and recently moved her business back to Sparta.
Howard has lived her entire life in White County and wanted to get closer to her friends and family.
Howard realized she had a flair for hair when she was only 5 years old.
She asked for a mannequin head for Christmas.
She had seen it in the Service Merchandise catalog and knew she had to have it.
“I was always either fixing, cutting or curling that mannequin head or one of my dolls hair ,” said Howard.
After graduating from White County High School, she received training … Read More
Posted on February 6, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live
Lenora Snodgrass Cooper was born in White County, on June 9, 1928, the second child and eldest daughter of Henry Clay Snodgrass Jr. and Essie Taft Snodgrass.
She passed from this life in the early evening on Feb. 2, 2006, at Helena House Assisted Living in Port Royal, Beaufort County, S.C., where she had resided for the past year.
The early years of her life were spent in White County where she graduated as salutatorian of the White County High School Class of 1936.
A year prior to her high school graduation, in 1935, she was married to Larimore Cooper, a union that lasted almost 53 years.
She … Read More
Posted on February 3, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live
All alone. Warriorette point guard, Brooke Yates, finds herself out front alone on the fast break against Warren County.
The Warriorettes improved to 17-9 overall with the 64-37 win over the Lady Pioneers.
Up next, a battle for the top spot with Siegel.
Posted on February 2, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live
Darrel Doak Thompson Sr., 69, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 25, 2006.
Thompson was born March 1, 1936, to the late Millard Lawrence and Anna Lee Garrett Thompson.
He had been a farmer and a truck driver.
Thompson was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Francis Harris Thompson, of Livingston; one son, Darrel Doak Thompson, Jr. and wife Sherry, of Livingston; one daughter, Diane Graves and husband Duane, of Sparta; three grandchildren, Tabitha Graves, Joshua Graves, Jonathan Kuna; one brother, Willie Harold “Crock” Thompson, of Allons; and two sisters, Jessie Parrott, of Monroe, and Neda Rose, of Livingston.
Services were 2 p.m., Jan. … Read More
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