Monthly Archives: March 2006

Charcey Thompson Slack

Posted on March 30, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Charcey Thompson Slack, 81, of Sparta, passed away March 24, 2006.
Slack was born May 10, 1924, to Jeff Gass and Jessie Wilkerson.
She had worked in a shirt factory.
Slack was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charlie V. Thompson, two sons, Charles V. Thompson and Charles Rudford Thompson;and brother, Jack Gass; four sisters, Edna, Velma, Christine, and Kathleen.
Survivors include her husband, Van Slack, of Sparta; daughter, Nancy Vaughn and husband Jewell, of McMinnville; son, Terry Thompson and wife Elaine, of Smyrna; step-son, Harry Slack, of Texas; sister, Ina Suevers, of Ohio; brother, J.B. Gass, of Nashville; grandchildren, Chris, Todd, Sherry, Justin, Lisa, Tiffany, B.J., … Read More


Charles Thomas Stewart

Posted on March 30, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Charles Thomas Stewart, 76, of Sparta, passed away Mar. 26, 2006, at National Health Corporation, in Sparta.
Stewart was born Sept. 28, 1929, in Sparta, to John Stewart and Lillie Anderson Stewart.
He was a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and served in the Korean Conflict. He was employed by Genlyte Thomas and worked on heat and air units for 30 years. He was also an electrician for White County Fair Association for 23 years.
Stewart was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Fred Anderson Stewart; and sister, Joyce Lawrence.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Carr Stewart, of Sparta; six children, Jeff and wife Katie Stewart, … Read More


Vernia Lou Snodgrass Cunningham

Posted on March 30, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Vernia Lou Snodgrass Cunningham, 91, of White County, passed away Mar. 25, 2006, at Cumberland Medical Center, in Crossville.
Cunningham was born Oct. 23, 1914, in Sparta, to Dave and Mattie Lou Barnes Snodgrass.
She had been a homemaker and a member of Smith’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
Cunningham was preceded in death by her husband, James Madison Cunningham; her parents; son, John David Cunningham; son, James Franklin Cunningham; sister, Pearl Jordon; sister, Lilly Dodson; sister, Mae Dodson; brother, Walter Snodgrass; granddaughter, Brenda Cunningham; and two infant great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Anna Ruth and Junior Hodge, of Sparta; daughter, Helen Davis, of Bon Air; … Read More


Samuel “Sam” Crawford

Posted on March 30, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Samuel “Sam” Crawford, 72, of Sparta, passed away Mar. 26, 2006.
Crawford was born Feb. 19, 1934, in Cumberland County to Robert L. Crawford Sr. and Lilly Maude Lockwood Crawford.
He served in the U.S Air Force and had been a farmer.
Crawford was preceded in death by his parents
and brother, John Crawford.
Survivors include his sister, Francis Welch, of Sparta; brothers, Jack Crawford and Robert Crawford, both of Sparta; three nieces; seven nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.
Services were 11 a.m., Mar. 29, 2006, at Thurman Funeral Home with burial at Eastland Cemetery. Bro. Jack Chadwell officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of


Opal Northcutt Guy

Posted on March 30, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Opal Northcutt Guy, 93, of Spencer, passed away March 24, 2006.
Guy was born Jan. 2, 1913, in Van Buren County, to Hardy Earl Northcutt and Lula Hutchingson Northcutt.
She was retired from B.F. Goodrich and had been a member of FCE Club, Democratic Party, and was the oldest fan for Van Buren County High School basketball.
Guy was preceded in death by husband, James Guy; son and daughter-in-law, Gilbert Eugene and Ella Jean Sparkman Guy; sisters, Mildred Northcutt Dark and Samantha Northcutt Quick; and brother, Hardin Northcutt.
Survivors include one daughter, Opal Clydene Guy Roberts, of Spencer; grandson, Jonathon Guy, of Chattanooga; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Jamie and … Read More


Roger Lynn Klein

Posted on March 30, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Roger Lynn Klein, 52, of Sparta, passed away Mar. 15, 2006, at Vanderbilt Hospital.
Klein was born Mar. 8, 1954, in Dayton, Ohio, to Fred Klein and Thelma Mae Kinnaird Klein.
He had been a truck driver.
Klein was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his sons, Daniel Lee Klein, of Cookeville, and Dewayne Klein, of Bera, Ky.; daughters, Amber Mae Klein, of Bera, Ky., and Nichole Lynn Klein, of Cookeville; mother, Thelma Klein, of Sparta; sister, Deborah Yvonne Gibbs and husband Paul, of Sparta; brother, Ron Klein and wife Pam, of Lascassas; and nieces, Angela Prater, of Sparta, and Pamela Vickers, of Cookeville.
Services were … Read More


Ellen Jeanette “Jeanie” Hancock Vaughn

Posted on March 30, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ellen Jeanette “Jeanie” Hancock Vaughn, 59, of Helena, Ala., passed away Mar. 21, 2006, at Shelby County Baptist Hospital in Birmingham, Ala.
Vaughn was born Feb. 23, 1947, to Jones Myrdith Hancock and Ellen Phifer Hancock Wendling.
She had been a schoolteacher for more than 31 years.
Vaughn was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include one son, Patrick Vaughn and wife Kathy of Helena, Ala.; two grandchildren, Claire Vaughn and Blake Vaughn; her mother, Ellen Phifer Wendling, of Doyle; sister, Patsy Roberts, of Sparta; niece, Tiffany Campbell, of Gallatin; and great niece, Adrian Campbell, of Gallatin.
Services were 1 p.m. March 24, 2006, at Hunter Funeral … Read More


James Lloyd Yates

Posted on March 30, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Lloyd Yates, 81, of Spencer, passed away March 28, 2006, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.
Yates was born May 12, 1924, in Van Buren County, to the late Tommy Lansford Yates and the late Lela Marie Hale Yates.
He was retired from the State of Tennessee Highway Department.
Yates was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lola Cunningham; and brothers, Arzie Yates and Ed Yates.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Marie Yates, of Spencer; daughter, Joyce A. Kell, of Lynn Haven, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, James Dale and Teresa Yates, of Spencer; grandchildren, Regina and Joe Raplee, of Callaway, Fla., Julie and Warren Clark, of … Read More


Thomas “T.C.” Wheeler

Posted on March 30, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Thomas “T.C.” Wheeler, 81, of Spencer, passed away Mar. 28, 2006.
Wheeler was born March 3, 1925.
Wheeler was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Amanda Wheeler; two brothers, Herman and Alvin Wheeler; two sisters, Youla White and Alma VanWinkle; and a granddaughter, Carol Ann Wyatt.
Survivors include three daughters, Barbara McKendree, of Sparta, Laura and husband Porter Evans, of Pikeville, and Sharon Golden, of Spencer; son, Marvin and wife Leslie Wheeler, of Woodbury; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, America Wilson and Vernie Solomon, both of Spencer, and Willene Phipps, of Toledo, Ohio; and two brothers, Jay and wife Ada Pearl Wheeler and Verble Wheeler, … Read More


Fruit Market offers a variety of seasonal delights

Posted on March 29, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
The Fruit Market on Spring Street is in full bloom, with fresh fruits and vegetables.
The strawberries and
tomatoes are among the most popular items, and a large selection is readily available. With spring just around the corner, many people are preparing to plant gardens, and the Fruit Market is ready to help with a variety of plants, seeds, and bulbs for planting.
In April,
the market will be receiving a large selection of ferns, perennials, annuals, veritable plants, shrubs and some bushes.
Top grade potting soil,
top soil and fertilizer
are also available for gardening needs.
The Fruit Market not only sells fruits and vegetables, … Read More


Warrior baseball splits their most recent two games

Posted on March 29, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Anti-meth message delivered to businesses

Posted on March 29, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The Workforce Employer Outreach Committee asked for some straight talk about drugs, which was delivered in a poignant presentation by Bill Gibson, district attorney general for the 13th Judicial District.
During the quarterly meeting of WEOC on Monday, Gibson spoke about what he called the “cold, hard facts” about methamphetamine. Some expressed their shock at the realities of the drug that has run rampant in the Upper Cumberland for the past decade. Others had already been educated about some aspects of meth, but soon learned more details about the plague that has been dubbed “a poor man’s cocaine.”
“Tennessee, and particularly the Upper Cumberland region, … Read More


The power of women

Posted on March 29, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
With only 12 days left to prepare, women all over White and surrounding counties are gearing up to spend a day with the girls, gain knowledge, check out what is new in spring accessory items, maybe learn a new skill, and get free stuff!
The sixth annual Upper Cumberland Showcase for Women is set for April 8, 2006, at the Agricultural Complex building on the White County fairgrounds.
Doors open at 10 a.m., and the entire building will be filled with booths offering everything from massage therapy to cell phone service, from health and beauty products to automobile dealers, and everything in between.
The first 100 … Read More


Opposition strong at OB public hearing

Posted on March 29, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mike Dickerson
Opposition to the prospect of closing the obstetrics department at White County Community Hospital was strong at the public meeting conducted by State of Tennessee Health and Development Agency Thursday night.
Mark Farber, assistant executive director of the agency, along with Jim Christoffersen, deputy general counsel, conducted the hearing, which gave each side the opportunity to present its viewpoint.
Citizens could present verbal arguments for or against the application, which will be condensed and sent to the agency members for consideration. However, Farber emphasized written arguments would be delivered to the members in their entirety. Citizens also reserved the right to appeal any board decision with … Read More


Adjutant General to honor soldiers

Posted on March 29, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Approximately four months after their return from deployment to Iraq, soldiers of Sparta’s 278th Regimental Combat Team will be honored by the top-ranking military leader for Tennessee Army National Guard.
General Gus Hargett, adjutant general of Tennessee, will be presenting each soldier with the Freedom Salute Awards packet during a ceremony 8-11:30 a.m., April 2, 2006, at White County High School. The public is invited to attend and be a part of history as 68 soldiers from Sparta’s National Guard unit are honored for their bravery and service to America.
Each soldier’s packet will include an American flag carefully folded and displayed in a respectful … Read More


WCHS soccer shut out by Cookeville

Posted on March 29, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


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