Monthly Archives: May 2006

Morgan Cecil Hayes

Posted on May 4, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Morgan Cecil Hayes, 71, of McMinnville, passed away May 1, 2006.
Hayes was born Jan. 14, 1935, in Jackson, Ala., to Oliver Stanton Hayes and Mary Lou Lawerence.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was retired from Carrier Corp.
Hayes was preceded in death by his son, David Hayes; daughter, Jimmie Sue Hayes; father, Oliver Hayes; and two brothers, Norman Junior and Paul Hayes.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Cox Hayes, of McMinnville; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Darrell Cunningham, of Ft. Myers, Fla.; three grandchildren, Kyle Cunningham, of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Kenneth and James Hayes, of Morrison; mother, Mary Lou Hayes, … CONTINUED


Essie Ellen Frasier

Posted on May 4, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Essie Ellen Frasier, 96, formerly of Sparta, passed away April 30, 2006.
Frasier was born March 16, 1910, in White County, to Ulysses Smith Alverson and Mary Etta Swindell Alverson .
She had been supervisor of the sewing room at Central State Hospital and was a member of Central Church of Christ.
Frasier was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Ottie Frasier; sisters, Mamie Snyder, June Clark, and Lizzie Kirby; and brothers, Buster, Carl, and Joe Alverson.
Survivors include her daughter, Anna Belle Hansen, of California; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11 a.m., May 6, 2006, at Thurman … CONTINUED


It’s a dog’s life at Canine Cuts

Posted on May 2, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
The Dog Days of summer are quickly approaching, and with it comes fleas and ticks.
Canine Cuts is ready to help with pet grooming needs to keep your pet safe and comfortable this season.
Jessica Whiteaker, owner of Canine Cuts, opened for business two months ago.
“I have always loved animals,” said Whiteaker.
“Working with them is very rewarding. They are so loving. They are like little kids.”
Whiteaker completed an apprenticeship in Crossville.
For six months she worked under the direction of Melba Hutson, who has been in the business 30 years. Whiteaker is obtaining an online degree to become a licensed groomer.
Whiteaker grooms … CONTINUED


Warriors take 10-inning thriller over Cookeville

Posted on May 2, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Ms. Senior White County Pageant revived

Posted on May 2, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
A popular event that has been dormant for several years has now been revived as a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Ms Senior White County Pageant, which held the dazzle and excitement comparable to Miss America, will once again entertain and delight the public beginning at 7 p.m., June 24, 2006, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
The pageant will be dedicated to the late Mary Agee, one of the original 19 contestants taking part in the inaugural event in White County, in 1991. While Agee only played an active role in the first pageant, she continued to support the event because of its stated … CONTINUED


6 out of 8 now sentenced in Operation Tarnished Shield

Posted on May 2, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Federal authorities will soon close the books on an undercover operation in Putnam County that led to the arrest of eight individuals in August 2005, including a former White County deputy.
An undercover investigation by federal and state authorities, which lasted almost three years, culminated in August 2005 when eight arrests in the case shocked the unsuspecting communities.
According to documentation filed in August 2005 by FBI Special Agent Bart L. Brown, the FBI and Tennessee Highway Patrol Criminal Investigation Division developed an undercover operation to “investigate and root out corruption.” Through the use of an undercover FBI agent, posing as a member of a … CONTINUED


Two die in Saturday crash

Posted on May 2, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Everett South, 59, and Dorothy South, 51, both of Walling, were killed shortly before 1 a.m., Saturday, when their 1999 Jeep Cherokee struck a large boulder in Smith County.
According to the report from Tennessee Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 12:52 a.m., April 29, 2006.
Everett was driving the Jeep Cherokee and traveling east on Interstate 40, at mile marker 264, near Carthage, when the vehicle ran off the left side of the road into the median and struck a large boulder head-on.
Both victims were wearing their seat belts. According to the report, neither drugs nor alcohol were found at the scene.
Sgt. … CONTINUED


Top Ten Academic Seniors at WCHS in their own words

Posted on May 2, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Expositor Report
As a continuing weekly feature leading to graduation week, The Expositor will be profiling members of the academic Top Ten for the class of 2006. In celebration of their achievements and the unique diversity that each brings to the class of 2006, The Expositor is proud to present the academic Top Ten…in their own words.. .
Stacey Miller – # 7
My name is Stacey Miller. I am seventeen years old and am number seven in my class.
I was born in Indianola, Miss., July 8, 1988 to Jeff and Joyce Miller.
I have twin brothers, Nathan and David, who are 21 and attend Tennessee Tech.… CONTINUED


Warriorettes edge Livingston 3-1

Posted on May 2, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Pauline Day

Posted on May 1, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Pauline Day, 89, of Sparta, passed away April 28, 2006, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Day was born March 25, 1917, in White County, to Albert Morris Walker and Vallie Stewart Walker.
She had been employed at the Shirt Factory.
Day was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Teddy Keith and Cari Day, of Sparta; one sister, Willie Mae Hyder, of Sparta; one brothers, Kenneth Walker, of Sparta; two grandchildren, Darla Day Garrison and husband Rodger, of Hermitage, and Darrell Keith Day and wife Joanie, of Estill Springs; great-grandchildren, Samantha Day Garrison and Claire Marie Garrison; and one adopted great-grandson, Cassen Jackson … CONTINUED


James Poston

Posted on May 1, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Clyde Poston, 76, passed away April 27, 2006, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Poston was born Jan. 3, 1930, in Overton County, to Joe Bob and Auda Mae Brown Poston.
He had been an active member of Zion Hill United Methodist Church for more than 50 years where he served as trustee, as well as holding other positions in the church. Poston served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict in the European Theatre. He was a former member of Algood Lions Club.
Poston was preceded in death by one sister, Alice Poston, and one brother, Rex Poston.
Survivors include his wife of more than 51 … CONTINUED


Curtis Lee Pinegar

Posted on May 1, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Curtis Lee Pinegar passed away April 14, 2006, in Chattanooga.
Pinegar was born in White County to Vina Mae Pinegar and the late Amos Pinegar.
He was a retired contractor and former president of the Tennessee Home Builders Association. He was also a member of Silverdale Baptist Church.
In addition to his mother, Pinegar is survived by one son, Darrell Pinegar, of Chattanooga, and a brother, Allen Pinegar, of Sparta.
Funeral services were April 17, 2006, with burial in the National Cemetery of Chattanooga.
Chattanooga Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.


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