Monthly Archives: March 2006

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 … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


WCHS soccer shut out by Cookeville

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

Tammy Wilhite


Jennie Lee Wheeler Troglan Cope

Posted on March 27, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jennie Lee Wheeler Troglan Cope, 82, of Sparta, passed away March 22, 2006, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Cope was born May 22, 1923, in White County, to John Wheeler and Viola Mitchell Wheeler.
She had been a clerk.
Cope was preceded in death by her parents; several brothers and sisters; and husbands, Marion Clinton Troglen and George Cope.
Survivors include one son, David Troglen, of Sparta; one brother, David Van Wheeler, of Ohio; one grandson, Michael Troglen, of Sparta; three step-daughters, Karen Troglen, of Oklahoma, Kathy Troglen, of Pennsylvania, Donna Troglan, of Maryland; special girl, Alyssa; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were 3 p.m. March 25, … CONTINUED


An era comes to an end at WCHS

Posted on March 26, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Robert Alton Puckett

Posted on March 23, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Robert Alton Puckett, 49, of Sparta, passed away March 18, 2006.
Puckett was born May 16, 1956, in Detroit, Mich., to Preston Alton Puckett and Marian Allene Brown Puckett.
He had been self-employed.
Puckett was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include one sister, Shirley Spivey; and one nephew, David Wayne Spivey.
Services were 11 a.m., March 20, 2006, at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Old Bon Air Cemetery. Bro. Harold Robinson officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Cutting and styling hair since 15

Posted on March 21, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
Junior Seibers knew when he was a teenage boy he wanted to cut hair for a living, and with a little encouragement from a supportive teacher he followed his heart.
Seibers has been in the hair business 36 years. He does not appear old enough to have been in business for that length of time. However, considering he began his career at 15, he got a jump start on the line of work that would eventually take him through almost four decades of his life.
Seibers knew he wanted to cut hair at a very young age.
He recalls being amazed as child when barber, A.Z. … CONTINUED


Urby Franklin Hines

Posted on March 20, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Urby Franklin Hines, 76, of Smartt Station, passed away Mar. 17, 2006, at his residence.
Hines was born Jan. 29, 1930, in Huntsville, Ala., to the Urby Hines and Lemmer Perry Hines.
He had been a sheet metal worker for Ford Glass Plant in Nashville and was a member of Master Lodge 612 in Nashville, Al Menah Temple in Nashville, Ezl Lodge of Morrison, Scottish Rites, Eastern Star in Nashville, and Eastern Star in McMinnville.
Hines was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Etta Hines, of McMinnville; son, Clinton and wife Linda Hines, of Sparta; grandson, Charlie Ray Hines, of Sparta; brother, James … CONTINUED


Betty Louise Pleasant

Posted on March 16, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Betty Louise Pleasant, 63, of McMinnville, passed away March 9, 2006.
Pleasant was born Aug. 22, 1942, in Warren County, to Amerson Pleasant and Elmer Louise Carr Pleasant.
She had been a homemaker.
Pleasant was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one daughter, Jennifer Lillard, of Nashville; three sons, John Pleasant, James Pleasant, Johnathan Allen Pleasant, all of McMinnville; two brothers, William Buster Pleasant, Charles Edward Pleasant, both of Rock Island; and eight grandchildren.
Services were 1 p.m., March 13, 2006, at Love-Cantrell and Cope Funeral Home with burial in Martin Charge Cemetery. Michael Harris officiated.
Love-Cantrell and Cope Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Emergency room upgrades improve care

Posted on March 14, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
Dr. Phil Parker, new emergency room director at White County Community Hospital, is anticipating many improvements and a higher standard of care because of upgrades and new technological advancements being offered.
The advantages of choosing the E.R. at White County first are because it is close to home, patients receive personalized attention they may not get at a larger facility and patients get in and out much faster than other hospitals. These factors, coupled with the new improvements, are making White County a great option for emergency care.
Some of the upgrades include heart monitors for all rooms where each patient can be closely monitored from … CONTINUED


Lynn H. Hutson

Posted on March 13, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lynn H. Hutson, 74, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 8, 2006 at White County Community Hospital.
Hutson was born Oct. 13, 1931, in White County to the Wade H. Hutson and Lurla Ann James Hutson.
He served in the military during the Korean Conflict and he had been a taxi driver and a school bus driver.
Hutson was preceded in death by his parents; brother, A.J. Hutson; and grandson, Joshua.
Survivors include his wife, Edwina Bumbalough Hutson, of Sparta; son, Jeffrey Hutson and wife Stephanie, of Sparta; two grandchildren, Lindsay and Braxton Hutson, of Sparta.
Services were held at 1 p.m., Mar. 10, 2006, at Thurman Funeral Home … CONTINUED


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