Monthly Archives: June 2006

Local All Stars preparing for tournaments

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

Tammy Wilhite


Rev. William Harold Baker

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

Rev. William Harris Baker, 52, of Baxter, passed away June 19, 2006, at Cookeville Regional Hospital.
Baker was born May 12, 1954, in White County, to Claudie and Laura Elizabeth Baker.
Baker was a member of Scott Avenue Baptist Church, and was serving as interim pastor at Park Roads Baptist Church. He also pastored at Mt. Union, in Clarkrange, Johnson Baptist, in White County, Crossroad Baptist, in Gainesboro and Harpeth Baptist Church, in Franklin.
Baker was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bucky Baker; and two sisters, Geraldine Baker and Montie Lee Winnett.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Baker, of Baxter; one daughter, Karianne England, of … Read More


Kid’s Kloset consignment offers quality clothing at affordable prices

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

Missy Jones
Kid’s Kloset consignment gives parents and grandparents the opportunity to buy their children name brand clothing, bedding and furniture at prices almost everyone can afford.
Doris Alverson and her sister, Charlene Andrews, opened the consignment shop to accompany an existing custom curtain business the two began about three years ago.
“We felt the consignment shop would be a good outlet for parents trying to find quality clothing for their children at a reasonable price,” said Alverson.
Kid’s Kloset sells clothing from infant sizes through junior sizes, and they have all the latest designer labels including Tommy Hillfiger, Feltman Bros., Green Apple, Gymboree and many more familiar … Read More


Paul L. Thiele

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

Paul “Pete” L. Thiele, 70, of Sparta, passed away June 20, 2006, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Thiele was born Sept. 25, 1935, in Mongaup, N.Y., to Henry H. and Anna Jane Carr Thiele.
Thiele served his country as a firefighter. He also served in the U.S. Marines and fought in the Korean Conflict.
Thiele was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Dare Thiele, of Sparta; two sons, Wayne Thiele, of Glen Spey, N.Y., and Craig Thiele, of Bush Creek; one daughter, Donna Rains, of Aubrey, Texas; four sisters, Florence Hunt, Deline Norris and Louise McKerell, all of Glen Spey, N.Y., and Marjorie Bachledar, … Read More


Catching up with the action at Babe Ruth

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

Tammy Wilhite


Bobbie Emogene Adcock England

Posted on June 22, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bobbie Emogene Adcock England, 73, of Sparta, passed away on June 19, 2006 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
England was born on Nov. 25, 1932, in DeKalb County, to Henry and Miranda Pittman Adcock.
England was preceded in death by her parents and her son Dewayne Turner.
Survivors include husband Joe Richard England, of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley Diane Norris and David Eldridge, of Cookeville; one granddaughter, Diana Kaye Douglas, of Cookeville; two stepsons and spouses, Greg and Susan England, of Chapel Hill, Archie and Jill England, of Dacula, Ga.; five sisters and five brothers-in-law, Bertie and Billy Luna, of Tullahoma, Marie and Paul Howard, of … Read More


PSI-Probation Services is husband-wife partnership

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

Kim Swindell Wood
When someone envisions a family business, the thoughts of monitoring individuals who have been convicted of misdemeanor crimes is seldom considered at the top of the list.
However, for Jay D. Colten and his family, PSI-Probation Services LLC is a family affair. He and wife are the owners of PSI and two sons are probation officers, as well as managers of designated counties where PSI is located.
PSI serves 11 counties in Tennessee including White, Putnam, Cumberland, Overton, Van Buren, Warren, DeKalb, Jackon, Clay, Pickett and Sevier.
Colten, who resides in Cumberland County, is no stranger to the criminal justice system.
“I worked for the … Read More


Juanita W. Medley

Posted on June 19, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Juanita W. Medley, 85, of Crossville, passed away on June 14, 2006, at her residence.
Medley was born April 7, 1921, in Van Buren County, to John and Zettie Prater Walker Boyd.
Medley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carroll Medley; one son, Avery Medley; three brothers, Alvin J. Walker, Casto Walker and L.V. Walker; and three sisters, Mae Cole, Bertha Richardson and Ethel M. Walker.
Survivors include four children and spouses, Opal McPherson Smith, of Pikeville, James Medley, of California, Gladys and Hossie Burgess, of Crossville, and Donnie and Laura Medley, of Morrison; one brother, James Otto Walker, of McMinnville; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; three … Read More


Little League closes out regular season

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

Tammy Wilhite


Dan Murphy Cummings

Posted on June 15, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dan Murphy Cummings, 88, of Doyle, passed away May 10, 2006, at Masters Health Care, in Algood.
Cummings was born Feb. 2, 1918, in White County, to Joseph Miller Cummings and Cleo Green Cummings.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II and retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
Cummings was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gusta Poteet Cummings; one son, Robert Wayne Cummings; and three brothers, Carmen Cummings, Gene Ray Cummings, and Joe T. Cummings.
Survivors include two sons, Dan Cummings and wife Dora, of Sparta, Jimmy Cummings and wife Kathy, of Versailles, Ky.; two daughters, Jane Sevier and husband Jimmy, of … Read More


Citgo under new ownership

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

Missy Jones
Troy Wilhite recently purchased West Bockman Citgo and is already becoming more competitive by lowering gasoline prices.
Wilhite is returning to the retail oil business after selling Kountry Kwik Pik a few years ago.
“We decided it was time to get settled back into town,” said Wilhite.
He owned Kountry Kwik Pic eight years, so he has experience in the gasoline industry.
West Bockman Citgo is a convenience mart and sells a variety of grocery items, tobacco products, and lotto tickets, as well as gasoline.
Wilhite, his wife Donna and his son, Cody, operate the store. Their gas supplier is Harris Oil.
“We want to offer … Read More


Arlene Cribbs

Posted on June 12, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Arlene Cribbs, 63, passed away on June 6, 2006, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Cribbs was born April 2, 1943, to Garland and Glenna Wriston Ritz.
Cribbs was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Floyd R Cribbs, of Cookeville; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Vickie A Cribbs, of Eagle Lake, Fla., Scott and Dolly Ranson, Winterhaven, Fla., and Ramon and Linda Coronado, of Sparta; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Franklin and Belva, of Eagle Lake, Fla., Johnny O. Cribbs and George G. Cribbs, both of Eagle Lake, Fla.; two sisters, Donna Pryor, of Cookeville, and Edna F. Selby, of Cookeville; two brothers, Kenneth Wriston, … Read More


Little League’s season headed down stretch

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

Tammy Wilhite


Brandy Michelle Gentry

Posted on June 8, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Brandy Michelle Gentry, 22, of Knoxville, passed away June 3, 2006, at University of Tennessee Medical Center, in Knoxville.
Gentry was born Nov. 14, 1983, in Cookeville, to Lewis and Cheryl Foster Gentry.
Gentry was preceded in death by her grandmother, Margaret Gentry, and grandfathers, Charles Foster and George Martin Gentry.
Survivors include her parents, Lewis and Cheryl Foster Gentry; grandmother, Elizabeth Foster, of Sparta; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Rachel Gentry, of Cookeville; and one niece, Madison Gentry, of Cookeville.
Services were 1 p.m., June 7, 2006, at Whitson Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in West Cemetery. George Hollander officiated.
Whitson Funeral Home, in Cookeville, was


The driving force at Valley Ford Mercury is family

Posted on June 6, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
The Rogers family has been active in the White County automotive industry since the 1950’s, so Valley Ford Mercury has deep roots in the community.
L.R West, general manager, said Eddie Rogers bought the dealership in July 1994, and the business quickly earned a solid reputation similar to the other two dealerships owned by the Rogers family.
“Ford is one of the oldest car companies around,” said West, “and we are a 29-year proven leader in the truck business. Ford is a good quality product, and Eddie Rogers made Valley Ford more secure.”
West said in the past, Ford catered to the more mature car buyers, … Read More


Cheryl Rose Maynard

Posted on June 5, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Cheryl Rose Maynard, 57, of Sparta, passed way June 2, 2006.
Maynard was born Jan. 19, 1949, in Cumberland County, to Glen Norris and Arxie Young Norris.
She had been employed by Tennessee Department of Correction.
Maynard was preceded in death by her mother.
Survivors include her husband, Terry Maynard, of Sparta; two daughters, Rebecca Diane Cooper and Monica Dawn Hedgecoth, both of Crossville; one stepdaughter, Teresa Welch, of Cookeville; six grandchildren; father, Glen Norris, of Crossville; and one half-sister, Gina Webb, of Crossville.
Services will be 2 p.m., June 5, 2006, at the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home, in Cookeville, with burial in Smith Chapel Cemetery.
Whitson … Read More


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