Monthly Archives: April 2006

WCHS tennis splits pair of district matches

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

Tammy Wilhite


Elmer Ellis Burgess

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

Elmer Ellis Burgess, 84, of Sparta, passed away April 5, 2006, at his residence.
Burgess was born July 2, 1921, in Tishmingo, Miss., to Sterling and Minnie Mae Hodges Burgess.
He was retired from Ford Motor Company.
Burgess was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his sister, Annie Mae Alexander, of Michigan; special friend, Gwendolyn Elligan, of Sparta; two sisters-in-law, Christine Gribble, of Sparta, and Laura Carrick, of Sparta; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services were 2 p.m., April 9, 2006, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial at Bethlehem at Martin Charge. Rev. Ever Mudambanuki officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Sue Katherine “Susie” Williams

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

Sue Katherine Williams, 92, of Sparta, passed away at Life Care Center in Tullahoma.
Williams was born June 9, 1913, in Sparta, to John and Amy Hudgins Williams.
She had been a school teacher for 30 years.
Williams was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Frank C. Williams; and sister, Amy Evelyn Williams.
Survivors include two sisters, Clara Bradley, of Sparta, and Frances Brock, of Akron, Ohio; two nieces, Amy Tollison and husband Arvil, of Sparta, and Rose Lou Anstett and husband of Wartrace; two nephews, Charles Brock and wife Charlene, and Jim Brock and wife Janice, all of Akron, Ohio; several great nieces and nephews; and … CONTINUED


Edith Marie Young Ballew

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

Edith Marie Young Ballew, 81, of Bremen, Ala., passed away April 7, 2006, at Cullman Regional Medical Center.
Ballew was born Feb. 13, 1925, to Charles Young and Florence Cunningham Young.
She had been a homemaker.
Ballew was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Clay Ballew, and her parents.
Survivors include her daughter, Eve Blue and husband John, of Bremen, Ala.; grandson, Skylar Graham, of Little Rock, Ark.; sister, Lizzie Young, of Sparta; and brother, Herbert O. Young, of Sparta.
Services were 2 p.m., April 11, 2006, at Henley Chapel Baptist Church with burial at Young Cemetery.
Moss. Service Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Hunter … CONTINUED


Barbara Joyce Greene Alverson

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

Barbara Joyce Greene Alverson, 53, of McMinnville, passed away April 7, 2006, at her residence.
Alverson was born March 10, 1953, in Warren County, to Tillman C. Greene and Norene Turner Greene.
Alverson had been employed by Federal Mogul, in Smithville.
Alverson was preceded in death by her father, and her husband Joe LaVaughn Alverson.
Survivors include three sons, Thomas Martin, of McMinnville, Darick Martin and wife Crystal, of McMinnville, and Jerry Martin and wife Angela, of Centertown; stepson, B.J. Alverson, of Smithville; her mother, Norene Turner Alverson, of McMinnville; two brothers, Samuel Greene, of McMinnville, and Felix Greene, of McMinnville; two sisters, Patsy Turner and Frances Winfree, … CONTINUED


J& J Produce ready for business

Posted on April 11, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
With the arrival of spring and the beautiful sunny days it brings, many people are ready to get outside and get busy working in their yards.
J&J Produce has just received a beautiful shipment of yellow and purple pansies, pink and purple ground cover, bedding plants, annuals, perennials and tropicals. They will also be receiving hanging ferns, but they suggest keeping them indoors until after April 15th.
J& J also has a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. They sell seed potatoes, onion sets, strawberry plants and herbs.
They stock honey, jams, jellies, relish and chow-chow.
Fruit baskets can be ordered, and they have a nice … CONTINUED


Warriors swept by Siegel in Saturday’s doubleheader

Posted on April 11, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Warriorette assistant basketball coaches named

Posted on April 11, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Already at work.
Newly named Warriorette assistant coach, Katy Foster Pinion worked with Brittany Cash and the perimeter players during her first practice with the team.


8-year-old still critical, but improving

Posted on April 11, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
An 8-year-old White County girl is still in serious condition at Erlanger Medical Center, in Chattanooga, eight days after she was hit by a car as she attempted to cross a busy highway in Sparta during a torrential rain.
Rachel Kress, a student at Doyle Elementary, was crossing the highway near Kirby Chiropractic, on North Spring Street, which is reportedly close to her grandmother’s house.
Her parents, Terry and Jennifer Kress, have not left her side since she was transported to the medical facility that is well-known for its expertise in treating traumatic injuries.
“She’s doing a lot better,” said Jennifer Kress, Rachel’s mother, when … CONTINUED


Damage limited in White County; Warren County is devastated

Posted on April 11, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Although White County escaped the brunt of the storms that wreaked vast destruction across Middle Tennessee, neighboring Warren County was the site of three deaths caused by two tornadoes.
According to area news sources, three people were killed and approximately 60 homes were damaged in Warren during the storms Friday.
The first tornado struck a few minutes after 5 p.m., cutting across the north part of the county. Two people, Barbara Joyce Greene Alverson, 53, and Olie Monroe Parsley, 81, were killed at 455 Foster Road.
A second tornado was reported shortly before 7 p.m., in Morrison. Sherry Bruce, 48, died after her mobile home … CONTINUED


Easter, its traditions and symbols

Posted on April 11, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
Bunnies and baskets, filled with chocolate and brightly decorated eggs, are Easter traditions, with their origins being centuries old, that weave their way through frilly new dresses and white patent leather shoes.
Easter marks the traditional first day women can wear white shoes and a season of rebirth, complete with a new ensemble to wear to church.
Raise a hand if Easter memories include brand new clothes and standing in front of maybe a flowering bush at Grandma’s house for a picture with the family.
Where did these traditions come from? So many symbols, so many traditions – what do they really mean and does it … CONTINUED


Reward offered for arsonist

Posted on April 11, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
A total of up to $2,500 reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of vandals who set fire to a section of the scenic walking bridge in downtown Sparta sometime in the early morning hours of Friday.
“This is crazy,” said City of Sparta Mayor Tommy Pedigo. “This was pure vandalism, for the sake of vandalism, and there is absolutely no reason for it.”
While on patrol on South Young Street at approximately 5:53 a.m., April 7, 2006, Patrolman J.T. King, of Sparta Police Department, noticed flames coming from the walking bridge toward South Carter Street Park.
Sparta Fire Department responded to extinguish the … CONTINUED


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